While we were there, I managed to get up early Sunday morning to head out to the local YMCA for a workout. I didn't think there would be a lot of people there, but boy was I wrong. The cardio machines and weight machines were packed! What was odd to me, though, was that there were only 2 people in the weight area for a good chunk of time. More on that later, but for now, here's what I did...
1) Front Squat (5 x 185, 4 x 205, 3 x 225)
2a) DB Row (8 x 80, 85, 90)
2b) BB Reverse Lunges (3 x 10 x 135)
3a) Dips (3 x 15, 12, 8)
3b) DB Curls (3 x 8 x 35)
OK, so back to my story...With all the research out now provine that resistance training with free weights is more effective for fat burning than cardio and machine training, you'd think that there'd be more people lifting weights. That wasn't the case yesterday morning.
Here are some other observations that I found a little odd...
- A trainer came up to me and told me to stop squatting below parallel because (I'm paraphrasing) my knee caps would pop off and hit the mirror in front of the squat rack and there'd be shattered glass everywhere!
- Every guy that came to weight area...EVERY guy...started his workout by doing bicep curls. After that, they'd proceed to do some type of exercise for their chest.
- There were an alarming number of skinny teenage guys on elliptical machines or running on treadmills.
I'll elaborate on that in tomorrow's post...
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