Gym Etiquette Fail
Frustrating workout at the YMCA today due to poor gym etiquette. Listen, I get that some people want to do a "hard-core circuit" because they think that is the best way to train.
Fine, that's cool. But you can't do the following:
a) Hog the squat rack (when there's only one) for 35 minutes.
b) Do sloppy form sets of 15 rep power cleans. Seriously, just do 3-5 QUALITY reps instead.
c) Use two Olympic bars - one for 95 pound power cleans and one in the squat rack for 95 pound front squats. Listen, if you can clean the 95 pounds up to your shoulders, you don't need to be taking up the squat rack with another bar that has the same weight on it. Think about it.
d) When I politely ask you how long you are going to be on the squat rack, don't get mad and then exit the gym, leaving a bunch of weighted barbells and dumbbells all over the floor. That just makes you look like a weirdo.
So again...I get it. "Hardcore" high-rep circuits are the "in thing" these days in fitness. But don't be that guy who ruins everyone elses workout just so you can do your sloppy, general workout that doesn't really make you better at anything.
Now for some quality work, instead of focusing on quantity.
I'm starting up a weekly Friday Fitness Q'n'A email/blog. Here's the 1st edtiion with info on more pullups, dealing with loose skin, and training your back with db's at home
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Muscle Morphosis, MS
Certified Turbulence Trainer