Every gym has one….you know who I’m talking about. That guy. It starts off with a simple question, and you answer it because you’re a nice person and you’re giving him the benefit of the doubt. Just because you haven’t seen him lift a single weight or do anything even remotely workout related in the 45 minutes he’s been there, doesn’t mean he’s achieved strict creeper status. He could just be having an off day? So you entertain him….answer his stupid and obviously contrived question about your workout and move on….or so you thought. He quickly follows up with another question, and another, only to follow with some ever so worthless morsel of completely useless advice. Eff me sideways…..the creeper has set his hooks in. Before you know it, you’re in a full on game of cat and mouse…adjusting your workout schedule to avoid when he’ll be there. Wearing headphones AT ALL TIMES even if there’s nothing playing just so you can pretend that you don’t hear him. Seriously, these people should be permanently banned from society. And if not from society in general, then at least all public facilities and especially all gyms. Who needs to worry about that? It’s hard enough just getting to the gym, and then figuring out what you’re going to do once you get there, but to have to worry about whether or not the creeper is going to waste 30 minutes of your valuable gym time telling you about how much he used to be able to curl…back in the day of course…while his hairy, pimpled gut spills out over his Umbros. My solution, just don’t give anyone the benefit of the doubt…when you’re at the gym anyway. You will only regret it. And on the opposite end of the spectrum (I suppose there could be a potential creeper reading this), don’t give unsolicited advice. People typically don’t appreciate it.
I had another bench workout yesterday. I’m slowly gaining a bit of strength…emphasis on the slowly. I did 5×6 at 105 pounds yesterday. It would normally have been really easy, but this time around it was fairly difficult during the last few sets. I did notice that my shoulder hurt a lot less when I really focus on keeping everything tight the whole time. Next up were some barbell rows, shoulder presses, pull ups, and tricep push downs. The push downs are seriously my equalizer. I feel like I have to take weight off every set. They leave me in a crumpled mess, sad really.
And just because I hadn’t had enough of the creeper (he’s not my creeper, just ‘a’ creeper so it’s no biggy), I decided to head to Anytime for some treadmill time. I typically try to do my treadmill walking in a fasted state (first thing in the morning), but I’m seriously behind on my “must frequent the gym 12 times to get free membership” deal. So I went at night and got a good 30 minutes in. The depressing part is that none of that probably made a dent in the calories that I consumed yesterday, but it was worth a shot I guess.