Day 161: Friday Gym Observations
Yes, that’s right, I actually made it to the gym after work on a Friday 🙂
It is much better than attempting it on a Tuesday, much quieter…I suppose there are lots of people who subscribe to the “its Friday I’ll just go home / to the pub” mentality…
So with a quieter gym I could generally get on with what I needed to do so here is what I did…
7 mins cross trainer (3 mins warm up 4 mins 20 s interval sprints)
Sadly there is no squat rack in the gym I was at this Friday, or at least there is no squat rack that is ever free / being used as a squat rack. There is a piece of equipment that can be used for dips / pull ups that can also be set up as a squat rack and it is always being used by someone for pull ups / dips… which makes squatting difficult!
However, due to a slight pull in my quad that appeared at gymnastics, I decided that no heavy squats was not a problem, so I went to the trx and did 3 x 10 body-weight squats, 3 x 5 inverted body-weight rows and 3 x 5 press ups.
I was pretty pleased with my work out, and surprised at the efficiency with which I can get all that done, it takes 40 mins max to do all that 😀
If you are in the gym “working out” and you have you phone on you and are talking to someone on your hands free kit expect me to look a) confused when I think you are talking to yourself and 2) grumpy when you are in the way arguing with your girlfriend!
If you work out using free weights bars…please put your weights back when you are finished…it is not hard!
If you come to the gym in groups of 3 and hog the benches while every one of you has gone through 3/ 5 / whatever number of sets, at least have the courtesy to not stand about chatting between sets.
If you want to use the equipment next, don’t stand around near my feet looking grumpy in the hope I’ll go away…I probably won’t but I might tell you how long I am going to be if you ask…not in the middle of a set mind you…
anyway, all that aside…day 161 complete 🙂