My favorite workouts of the week are Saturday mornings — for me there is no better way to start the weekend than with a good, sweaty, intense workout.
This past weekend while at the gym I found myself momentarily distracted by the people that surrounded me.
It wasn’t that I was all of sudden surrounded by TONS of shirtless men with six packs working out — wouldn’t that be great?! Haha…
Instead I found myself staring at the ridiculousness of some of the workouts and exercises I saw people doing.
One man was doing cable chest flyes with only 2lbs of weight and as fast as he possibly could. Another man was using the machine should press — not even bending his elbows — pushing up and down as fast as he could.
I had to stop for a minute and watch. In my mind I tried to figure out what they were doing – what they were hoping to accomplish by using such light weight and by making such suttle movements so quickly.Â Maybe I was missing the boat on the latest workout trend?
I shook my head and refocused on my own workout – until I saw one of the trainers at the gym training an elderly overweight woman. He was having her do walking lunges – but she wasn’t even lunging – just a quick dip – barely bending her knee. After she walked around the gym twice doing this he had her using the free weight lat pull down machine. Okay – really? I appreciate the fact that you are helping this woman workout – but does she REALLY need to be doing that exercise?
But I spent my entire workout wondering – what is going on?
Don’t get me wrong – I commend anyone who is trying to workout and make a difference with their bodyÂ and I understand we all have our own limitations to what our body can do and our own goals to work towards – however – why are you wasting your time with exercises and workouts that aren’t going to help you burn fat or gain muscle? Sometimes I think its the pleathora of information that we are now all exposed to on the internet that allows people to make these mistakes.
We are bombarded with information on the ‘right’ way to workout or the latest fad or trend in workouts – that we lose sight of the basics. Sometimes its the simple exercises or routines that will help you get the results you want.
Or maybe I need to get some better music and stop getting so easily distracted by the gym goers around me? Haha….
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