Ready for another classic cardio story that will make you shake your head at human behavior? Here we go...
So I get to the gym at about 1:15 today, and it's busy. Lots of folks still sticking to their workouts. Good to see.
At my gym, when you walk in and go down the stairs, you walk by the gigantic cardio section. It was packed. Of course. On one of the treadmills was a lady who was reading the newspaper while walking. I don't think I'd ever come across that before. Bikes yes, stairmasters yes, and even elliptical machines. But I'd never watched someone try to read the newspaper while on a treadmill.
She was even holding the newspaper out in front of the treadmill as she tried to turn the pages. What a site. And what a waste of time. Walking at 3.5mph while trying to read a newspaper in a stinky, dirty gym on a treadmill that someone probably sneezed on before she started using it. Oh well...
Anyways, I walked down to the dungeon where the weights are to get my lift on. I usually don't go at this time on the weekends, and like I said, it was busy. As usualy, there was a few women in the weight area, and not surprisingly, they had better bodies than all the women on the cardio machines.
I see a trend here, ladies. I hope you do too!
Alright, down to business...it was an upper body day for me. Thank goodness. My legs are done. Two great workouts, and then getting used to all the hiking in the snow with heavy boots after Mexico made them a little tired and sore. Good feeling though. Today's session...
1A) Incline Bench - 3x6
1B) Seated Row - 4x8
2A) DB Chest Press - 4x10
2B) Wide-grip BB Row - 4x8
3A) DB Tri Extensions - 4x6
3B) BB Curls - 4x6
4) BB Shrugs - 2x12
I was beat half-way through. Need some rest.
Oh, and one more thing. Today I saw at least 5 people doing deadlifts and rows with rounded back. They weren't even trying to keep it straight. But that's BAD form.
So please people, please, do NOT round your back. It's for your own good.
Stay strong. Train safe.
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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