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 Post subject: Re: weight training
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:50 pm 
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At this point it seems routine enough that I am going to consider him and his actions part of the gym fixtures.


There's two guys that train in my gym in the AM that are like this. They are constantly shouting and belching (no joke) and they drop the weights loudly (not just on heavy lifts, but all of the time). *sigh*

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:13 pm 
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This dude doesn't grunt or shout or drop weights. I don't mind that even though that's not my thing. What he does that pisses me off is that he rolls up on me. Like he'll be in a certain section majority of the morning then when I load on on a ton of weight. He will get into my area and start pacing around. Not really doing anything just encroaching on my area. He will eventually sit down and just glaze in my direction. Like he wants attention or waiting for me to fail. Who knows.

Today little man was in the freeweight section and I was in the hammerstrength section which are the furtherest you can be apart. I get into the middle of the gym to do triceps push downs on the cable machine. He decides this is the ample time to walk a bench over to literally 4ft from me and sits it down inbetween both cable machines. Then he just sits there on the bench and does absolutely nothing. He never reached for the cables, he never got up off the bench. Just sat there and looked around.

Oh well, it just made me put that much more effort into my workout. IDK I have the music blaring in my ear so I don't have to listen or talk to people. If someone is in an area, I make sure not to get in their way. If they're using something that I was planning to utilize, I am knowledge enough to find another exercise that will achieve a similar contraction. But other than changing my gym time, which I won't do, there isn't going to be a way to avoid this cat. I'm just going to have to change my attitude regarding him being in what I deem is my personal space/area of comfort.

And no I have no plans on befriending him or chatting it up with him. I'm there to work not socialize. Ok, no more ranting.

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:07 pm 
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Cardio day and legs over at the gym. Went in a half hour earlier with a 5 min sprint as soon as I hit the floor. Then went leg circuit one then 5 min sprint, circuit two and a 5 min sprint, circuit three then a 10 min jog and a 10 min brisk walk to cool down. I didn't drink enough water during break time since i cut the breaks rather short. I've got two big therms of tea ready for today, so I'll make sure to drink it up.

Had some old cat tell me that I could eliminate all the exercises I'm doing with just one exercise. Squats. I looked at him and just nodded, looked at my stop watch and continued my morning. Since he was an elder I didn't talk back, but if anyone else would of questioned my routine like that... I was under the impression that gym etiquette is NOT to question another person's routine unless you're their trainer or someone asks for advice? *shrug* It was probably my fault since I asked if I could sneak out a 100lb plate from his leg press mounting. He might of seen that as an invite to chit chat. Note to self: If you want it. Just take it. :wink:

As for food I've got a single head of cabbage left in the fridge. Will probably have to run by the store later today or tomorrow and grab bok choy or napa. Still got a ton of peas from that sale. Looks like folks don't want to buy produce that has spanish on it or from Mexico. With all the swine flu scare...so if anyone sees me laying on the floor--mouth to mouth? Only if you're cute though, if not I'll manage.

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:04 pm 
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This morning was a wonderful gym experience. Got in a little bit earlier since the undercover cops were out pulling over folks speeding. So I made sure to obey all the traffic laws and headed on in for a back routine. Let me tell you back day was total love. I didn't go crazy heavy and made sure my form was on point. The old school gym manager even took aside some young kid and said, "Look at how he makes sure his form and grip is how he wants it before each and every set. That's how it's done." Normally I don't overhear alot of gym chatter, but I had my ipod on rather low since it was futile trying to compete with the gym music.

Also I found that even with a minute thirty inbetween sets I was knocking out my routine faster than normal. Due to that I added in a bunch of straight up and down lat and behind the neck lat movements. All in all a very exciting morning. I even noticed my (bandana) rag was soaked through. So you know that means work.

I'm planning on taking cardio outside if tomorrow is sunny. This morning has a bit of overcast so unless that turns to rain...I'll be outside. If not no worries, da gym got TV :O

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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Sounds like an awesome workout!

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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LocalBrada wrote:
no worries, da gym got TV :O

Isn't that a beautiful thing?

Is your back sore now?

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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I'm not a big TV fan, but between Sports Center's highlights of the NBA Playoffs and CNN...I easily lose track of time while running.

As for a sore back, I rarely ache if ever. If anything my left bicep or my right delt and pec minor will be stiff. Definitely my left bicep if I busted out a good back day.

Had a little cookfest...pics soon.

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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omg hurry

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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Ok again nothing fansy just a bunch of spice combos. Both made with the same base, cabbage and peas.


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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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They both look so yummy.
Frozen peas?

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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Ye frozen peas; fresh peas in AK is practically non-existant. I just made sure to toss them in at the last minute with the heat off. That way they don't get so beat up and still have a snap.

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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Went outside to jog and do sprint drills. It was rather nippy outside around 52-55F, but that didn't make a difference as soon as I got warmed up. I basically found a little baseball field and did shuttle runs between all the bases. Hit a bunch of angles just to occupy the mind. I actually lost track of time and got back just a minute or two ago. Meal time and shower time then heading off to cover someone's shift at work. I was gonna do laundry today, but I guess that is gonna have to wait.

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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Woke up rather early and I got antsy waiting for my gym window, so I went in early. Ripped through an intense trap and delt routine. Went higher on dumbbell shrugs with great response from my grip.

Nothing special to report with the gym routine. I do however feel alot cooler since shaving my head last night. I don't feel overheated or anything or have an insanely soaked rag.

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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I didn't think it was possible for you to be cooler.


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"Look at how he makes sure his form and grip is how he wants it before each and every set. That's how it's done."
Where di you learn your tricks from lb?

Napa cabbage is one of my favorites. What did you make with it?

How has your not-so-secret-admirer been at the gym?

Should I stop asking questions now?

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 Post subject: Re: weight training
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I haven't been out shopping yet. I'll probably do it tonight afterwork or tomorrow night afterwork.

As for you know who, he's got an issue with staring down folks in general. He was eyeing down some blonde something fierce yesterday. Like serial killer style stear down. I was half way tempted to rush up on homeboy and explain to him that watching moving people on TV isn't the same as watching moving people in real life. But that would break my 'don't socialize' gym rule.

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