Nov 17, 2009
Late to the party as ever... I can echo these sentiments. I have never visited a gym purely for the audience POV.
If I\\\'m going to get looked at working-out then I\\\'m going to charge for the privilege. Swimming and cycling is all you get.
And yes, I am a fat bastard...
Brian: Mate, I don’t literally fall on the floor from exhaustion - I learned my lesson of not overtraining when I was a young buck as I guess most people in the sport have :) Just if I do a hard Pyramid routine of Squats or other core weightlifting exercise I feel pretty knackered and hate facing the public and the travel home. I was thinking of doing them in the morning but read quite a few articles that you should not do weightlifting in the morning as your body is still waking up, but i suppose since you ride a bike to work your body is pretty much warmed up.
Sorry for the late comment on this 5, but it\'s something I did a while back, go to a gym, and gave up after 3 years. I\'m with you Lando, I find weight training to be something to be done without an audience. I still do some weight training, but only in private. And the culture at the Gym can be quite hilarious, the women where their tight skimpy outfits, but get annoyed if you look, the guys want to tell you how to do it right, but get annoyed when you lift more than they can. The problem is that I actually lift stuff for a living, so to get any benefit, I have to lift really heavy weights, or do lots of reps, till my muscles burn. Then I get sick of it for a while, till I realize I\'m getting a little soft.
nooo...and i cannot listen to the \'Daily 5\' which Joe gave a reasonable explanation why they are not downloadable...as Spock would state \"logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few\" Now i am wondering if its to do with the greatest exercise for the body, weightlifting... I am going to a mates place just to listen to this!
No worries Carl. It wasn\'t a good 5 lol. I was rusty so I think I just rambled it out quite a bit. The theme was meant to be on the beauty of having control of your body and being able to change the shape of the machine anyway you desire. That and the fact I hate gyms and would always prefer to work out privately since I find the process of self sculpture very personal and meaningful, like sex. You want to do it privately, wearing as little as possible, with out a single thought about anything but what your are doing.
Due to my current circumstances i have to attend a Gym for the first time and feel like you that weightlifting is a personal journey done in private. On the plus there are no distractions like doing them at home (at home I fiddle with computer, play with cat etc between sets etc) and lots of variety with all the different machines. On the negative when the Gym is busy i may cut sets short if a see a popular machine or Bench Press free, people talking while towel is on machine and not even using it, posers (can be quite funny watching people trying to do the walk or flex in mirror more than actually training) and distraction of girls that obviously come down in tights to a male domain and do a few sets knowing all the attention is on them... Though the number one drawback is at home you can really train hard and pass out on the floor, in a gym you can only work about 80% as you need energy to make your way home on public transport.
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