I have to start this week’s primer with a bit of a mea culpa…
As you may or may not know, last week’s “Gym Pet Peeve” was one that I had encountered while in the gym working through my Shoulders/Traps/Calves day in the Jim Stoppani “Shortcut To Size” program. The mayor of the machines, as I came to call him, was back in form this morning. At first, my initial thought was “FML” (want to keep it safe for the younger crowd reading) and that I’d be stuck waiting or modifying my routine AGAIN.
Instead, I was on such a rush from a new high in leg press machine calf raises (20 reps at 630 lbs.) that I just simply went over and asked the guy how many sets he had left. Truth be told…he was actually a really nice guy! He asked if he could knock out one more set at the seated calf raises before I jumped in, mentioning that he noticed I was “killing it” and didn’t want to “mess with my groove.”
I was in total shock and awe. We even ended up chatting after our workouts about how much leg presses suck and how we both believe in stretching prior to lifting (he’s a couple years older than me…I’d say mid-30s). It just goes to show you to never judge a book by it’s cover, GymGeeks. While it’s still a total pet peeve of mine, don’t be afraid to ask or talk to someone if what they’re doing is really in the way of your routine. You might even make a new friend.
And that’s only the FIRST of your Friday Eve Fit Tips! Expect to see more posted all over Twitter and Facebook (and even Google+, as I start getting that profile running). If you have any you want to share, don’t hesitate to use the hashtag (#FridayEveFitTips). I’ll get a notification in my e-mail and you’ll be re-tweeted to all my followers. As I always bash over your head, it’s a group effort to get everyone into a healthy lifestyle. I refuse to let us get to that 40% obesity rate by 2030!
Have a great morning, GymGeeks!