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No phones at the Gym

If you are like me you like to get to the gym maybe answer a text or change songs  but keep moving around doing your routine. What I see happening a lot are these people who just sit down on a flat bench or on another piece of equipment for what seems like forever. This kind of behavior disrupts everyone’s flow and will give you a bad rap.

Yes everyone checks their phones, but sitting down and having a full conversation for a half an hour is just wrong. Nobody should want to be the one that is just sitting staring at a screen the whole point is to keep moving and get your heart rate up. If you have something important to do on your phone you should go sit in the locker room or somewhere out-of-the-way.

There is a guy like this at the gym that I attend and he causes all kinds of problems by just sitting in the way texting the whole time. Me and my gym buddies are constantly having to work around him to try to getting everything done.  It’s just down right rude and wont help you in your quest for health. So keep it light with the texts and heavy on the reps and keep moving forward.

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First blog post

Hello reader this is the very first post on my blog that will hopefully help with peoples fitness journeys

Hello reader this is the very first post on my blog that will hopefully help with peoples fitness journeys. I am your average night time/ weekend warrior looking at achieving and keeping an overall state of health. I am always reading, researching, and talking with others trying to further my knowledge.

I am starting this Blog because some of the information that I have found or learned isn’t always the easiest to find. Also I never have been trained by a personal trainer because I think it is a waste of money due to fitness being a personal journey but that is for another time. I hope you enjoy what I have to say.

 

Gym Friends

Today I want to talk about the importance of making friends at the gym. Making friends is apart of life and it’s always better to be friendlier then being a “Grumpy Gus” all the time. I think tho that it is especially important to make friends where you work out for more than one reason.

Spotting

It’s always good to have a spotter when you are lifting weights to prevent injury, help check your form, and to overall keep you motivated. Chances are you are like I was and  pop in your headphones turn on some jams and zone everyone out. The problem with doing this is that whenever you want to push yourself to that next level that you are on sure of you settle for less weight or reps then your goal. By friending people you can always ask one of your new friends to spot you and now that your friends it doesn’t have to be embarrassing if you fail. (We all fail so no big)

The Atmosphere

Being friends with people at the gym is also a great way to make it one of your favorite places to be. Of course it is like work and you have to make sure you have the right balance of working out and socializing but instead of dreading going and slaving away to make a body you can be proud of you will think about all the friends that you have there. They may also be able to help you in other aspects of your life-like a new job or fun healthy recipes you might like.

Dating

Last but not least maybe there is a cute guy or gal that you fancy at your gym. Dating people who go to the same gym as you is kind of tough because you don’t want to interrupt their work out, but its a nice way to meet people. If you have more friends maybe one of them knows something about that special something that might get you a leg up on getting to know them and taking the next step. Also if you befriend this person you think is attractive it could blossom into something great.

 

And that was my reason you should always make some friends at the gym. I have learned myself that it is a great way to meet like-minded people and even a good way to vent about work before you go home. Hope everyone has a great day!

 

 

 

 

Stick to Form

So I am sure in your fitness journey you have read about weight lifting and different kinds of exercises that can be performed. The key to these exercises that isn’t always stressed upon or talked about is the importance of good form. Keeping good form is when you can perform the exercise without compromising how the exercise is suppose to be done. Kind of like a machine doing the same thing over and over the same way every time that is more or less the concept.

 

For example when performing a bicep curl the object is to  isolate the muscle moving the weight to your bicep. This seems to be the most common issue I see daily in the gym where people are rocking back and forth doing whatever it takes to get the weight to the up position. This is not going to get you the results that you want and take longer for any kind of goal.

 

By keeping your body from moving at all and just your arms doing the work you will feel the burn in your biceps and reduce the risk of injury and you will get the most out of your work out. There are many exercises such as curls that people sacrifice with cheating moves that have more adverse effects but that’s for another blog.

 

Things to note:

  • If your form is off the amount of weight you are trying to lift doesn’t matter
  • You can’t have an ego going into the gym pick a weight that is right for you. Doing less weight doesn’t make you a wimp everyone starts somewhere.
  • Make sure when looking how to perform an exercise you are looking at a reputable source. Just because somebody is big or has a youtube channel doesn’t mean they are correctly doing an exercise there are a lot of people that have gotten results from doing the wrong things for a long time so use your best judgment.
  • And finally just be smart about what you are doing and have fun