Gym & Misc Irritating people/things that annoy you in the gym II

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phantom13

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Never underestimate the power of a walk for exercise and mental health.

In a perfect world, I would wake up happily at 6am and go for a daily walk on the beach if I could.
We’re back to working from home as of today. My evening ride home from the office was amazing for clearing my head and leaving the baggage of the day at the office.
 

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In all my years at all my gyms i could count on one hand the number of conversations i had with other gym goers.

Big can style head phones on, the whole time, im there for work not to socialise.
Someone spoke to me yesterday, someone today.

Enough is enough. Im talking my headphones to another level.

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We’re back to working from home as of today. My evening ride home from the office was amazing for clearing my head and leaving the baggage of the day at the office.
Yes a ride is good, so is running. I think its whatever activity that can help you mentally escape coupled with exercise that makes the difference.

Sometimes I have the perfect weight session from start to finish, no one to disturb me, an "occasional flower" here and there as scenery for background while I rest between sets and I am in my happy place.
 

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We’re back to working from home as of today. My evening ride home from the office was amazing for clearing my head and leaving the baggage of the day at the office.

This is how I feel about swimming.

Never really liked cycling. Maybe cause my ass hurts afterwards.
/insert obvious comment here
/and again.
 

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I actually got up this morning and did a ride (I usually commute both ways) just to help with routine.
You should continue to do this until you get back to work physically.

It might sound stupid, but I have a set routine so much so that I can go to the gym literally on autopilot.

Motivation has never been an issue for me. If I dont go its either headache/migraine or consecutive nights of lack of sleep. Occasionally I will have the mental health day, but its during this time where I will find myself at the gym.

I think the other important issue is that I find exercise rewarding in itself. Although returning back to the gym after a long lay off is one of the most challenging things I find hard to do. Which is why I make sure to get always at least one PUSH/PULL/LEGS cycle in each week. You can maintain strength easily and that in itself is rewarding.
 

phantom13

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You should continue to do this until you get back to work physically.

It might sound stupid, but I have a set routine so much so that I can go to the gym literally on autopilot.

Motivation has never been an issue for me. If I dont go its either headache/migraine or consecutive nights of lack of sleep. Occasionally I will have the mental health day, but its during this time where I will find myself at the gym.

I think the other important issue is that I find exercise rewarding in itself. Although returning back to the gym after a long lay off is one of the most challenging things I find hard to do. Which is why I make sure to get always at least one PUSH/PULL/LEGS cycle in each week. You can maintain strength easily and that in itself is rewarding.
I read in someone’s book (can’t remember who) motivation comes and goes, results are built on discipline. I’ve found that to be completely true.
 

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Nah, hed do too good a job and someone would realize how much better id gotten and get suss
TBH the first day, I would have played dumb and rode my bike into work if I was you and pretended as if you forgot.

Good way to kill an hour or so.
 

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Gyms are very vacant at the moment.
Covid nerves getting to people I guess. Or maybe it's a reason to not get started? Or maybe holidays.

I'm going mornings and usually there would be a 7am influx and newbies - but they're not there.

This time of the year is the biggest cashcow for gyms.

Its a lot of money they are losing from the newbies joining for the year in January and then disappearing for the rest of the 11 months.

TBH, gym junkies need newbies memberships to keep the place running.
 

Shell

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Once the NY's/Aus Open period/back to work stuff is done, I gotta find something new to do.

Am dragging my ass to the gym, even with the PT sessions (have one more to go). Like completely new- outside, to complement the gym. And not too expensive.
 

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Got your actual money from the gym yet phantom13
FMD this has lasted as long the pandemic.

phantom13 should just start taking gym equipment home and tell them he will return it in the same time it took them to pay him back his money.

Take an adjustable bench and barbell, youre set.
 

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