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Why Gyms Suck!

March 24, 2009 by  
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Here are couple more reasons why you have to start working out at home instead of the gym. Take the time to read the following to get a better understanding:

1. Terrible trainers. We both know that trainers are at the gym because they get paid for it. They don’t actually care about you, your body, your muscles, your workout or your health. They are there to take the money. They are kind of like a machine to make money. You walk in you go through the usual protocol, you walk out (after you pay of course).

A much better solution is to get some good equipment, buy a tape and work out at home. Your initial cost might be higher, but if you spread it throughout a couple months — as a payment plan or something — you’ll actually realize that you’re saving money instead of wasting it.

2. Lack of control. When he workout at the gym is totally dependent on what the gym has to offer. You’re dependent on the on the equipment they have, the quality of the trainers, the time schedule, your budget, and all that. You have very little control over the situation. Even if you do find the gym that you actually like, you’ll have to wait for your turn and waste a lot of time, so you’re always dependent on someone.

3. Fees. I don’t know if we have talked about this or not, but the fees can really kill you. The gym is asked to pay each and every month, and sometimes if you can’t go and your workout session doesn’t actually happened, you still have to pay. This is very frustrating at times especially if your job forces you travel a lot. If you go to your training you’ll pay a lot of money, but if you miss your training sometimes you will waste even more money because you will not be refunded most of the time.

4. Faulty equipment. I don’t think I really need to explain this one. Some equipment is broken, and because of this it can even be dangerous, or sometimes it’s not suitable for your particular circumstances. You get my point…

Why I Do Not Like Gyms

March 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Totally Random

Why are you still going to the gym?
Here are couple of reasons why I don’t like the gym and it would be best if we shouldn’t go to the gym.

You’re ready for it? Let’s get going!

1. People staring at you. Have you ever realize that when you go to the gym, all you see is huge bodybuilding type people that start staring at you the second you walk in, unless you are a bodybuilding type like they are. If you’re just a skinny guy (or girl) than those looks might be really intimidating especially if you’re trying to press and you hear a chuckle behind you. You know what I mean, right?

2. Bacteria. Let’s be honest, the gym is a place full of sweaty, greasy, overheated people that touch everything, sweat at everything and don’t worry if they accidentally spit on something. This can get you sake in no time. You might think I’m exaggerating, but believe me, once is enough.

3. Distraction. Imagine this: you walk into a gym, and want to start working out, but first you have to wait for your turn. As you wait, you notice a friend of yours, who at the same time notices to you, and walks up to you to have a little chitchat. The guy you’re waiting for to finish his workout is already done and that piece of equipment is open for you to use, but you don’t want to be rude to your friend, so you talk to him. Huge time waste!

Of course this is just an imaginary scenario, but you get my point. Working out at the gym can be very distractive especially if you know couple people in there.

4. Time waste. As you get to the gym and from the gym, you realize how much time it takes you. If you didn’t have to do all this traveling, you might even be able to reduce your working out time by 50%. Let’s say an average working out session last 45 minutes. You travel for 15 minutes each way, that’s 30 minutes of travel time. Instead of going to the gym, you could have spent this time actually working out at your house. Though free time could be spent with your friends. See what I’m saying?

Of course working out at the gym has benefits attached to it. Maybe you’re getting a free trainer, maybe you are meeting hot girls, maybe you just need that social time with people, but let’s be honest: you can get a trainer on tape, it’s better to meet girls outside of the gym where they’re not busy and we both know better occasions to gather together with your friends than the gym.


Are you going next week?

Fitness Myths Part Two

March 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Totally Random

Here are some more juicy fitness myths for you:

1. The more you train, the better.

It is kind of hard to believe but some people actually think that the more they train, the better it is. Nothing is farther from the truth. If you train too frequently, too much, too intensively, and don’t get enough rest, you’ll over train, which will lead you to weaker performance.

As you train its important to outperform yourself on each training session. What this means is that she have to measure how will you do during each training, and next time you come to train, you have to do a little better. If this is not happening, if you’re not training better every time, then you might have overtrained, and which you have to get is a break.

2. It is possible to spot reduce fat.

This is a myth that many people believe. The truth is that he cannot determine as you start working out which part of your body will get skinnier. The body doesn’t work like this. You will most likely see a general fat reduction on your buddy instead of just a spot reduction. Just to give you an example do in a million situps each day will not burn the fat around your belly, but it will tone and strengthened the abs.

3. If you train well, you can eat whatever.

It always surprises me how many people actually believe this. The fact is that you have to eat well if you really want to achieve the results for which he started training in the first place. It is not possible to out train a poor diet, so get some healthy food and yourself besides training.

4. Body building for fat loss.

Simply impossible. Bodybuilding is for people who want to build their muscle. For fat loss there are other exercises such as interval workout.

Here are the myths for you. Hope you enjoyed reading about them. Don’t fall for them. See you next time.

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