If there’s one thing I hate at the gym, it’s people working out in jeans. I don’t know, it’s just a sign that you’re committed enough to stand around and ogle the girls on the #exercise bikes while you curl 10 #pound weights, but not enough to actually buy a pair of shorts or change your clothes to do it.
Another thing I’ve started observing are teachable “#fire your trainer” moments. Times when I walk up to people and tell them that if they paid someone to tell them to do whatever it is they’re doing at that particular moment, then they need a rebate and to fire that guy.
[#caption id=”attachment_187″ align=”aligncenter” width=”225″] You are wasting your time and taking up valuable gym space/oxygen. Plus, we are all laughing at you.. sorry.[/caption]
So, fire your #trainer if he told you it was ok to put like 100 pounds on a curl bar and to then do tenth curls, where you basically stand there, rocking the weights from vertical to near-vertical. I can’t even call them half curls or quarter curls. If your range of motion is 2 inches, if your arms barely extend past vertical, then you’re doing nothing. This goes for quarter-squat guy, million ton shrug guy and straight legged lunge girl. Do the right weight for the right range of motion.
Hint: it’s a well known joke that bosu ball training trainer is failing.
So, I learned a lot that day at the gym. I learned that I should respect myself enough to actually do a full squat, to extend my arms all the way down, and to use enough weight so that I can actually perform these exercises. After all, no one gains anything if you are actually moving. And if anyone tells me otherwise, I’m firing his ass.