So I went to the gym yesterday, not overly energized for the workout, but knowing that once I got into it I would be full of energy in no time!!
The way my workout is set up is through supersets (or alternating sets.) I alternate between 2 exercises for 3 sets. This means that I am not always using machines and in the sake of good gym etiquette I don't hog them. I don't see why we can't all share! Apparently this is not a common feeling among gym goers, at least not yesterday!
I was doing a cable woodchop (youtube video doesn't have great ones, otherwise I would show you.) followed by a plank for one minute. I did the plank in front of the cable machine. While i was planking, this guy switched my cable stuff and changed the grip. That's fine, but when I mentioned I was also using that and if we could work around each other, he looked at me like I was nuts. I told him I was honestly half way through and just needed it for 2 more sets. He said fine but seemed extremely annoyed....
Whatever... I did my thing and moved on.
Next occurance: I was doing 1 leg deadlifts and chin ups (on the machine, because gee whiz if you can believe it all the pull up bars on the squat racks were being hogged... usually I do negative chin ups but today it was machine chin ups, which is okay!) So i would go back and forth between exercises. On my last set, I walk up to the chin up machine and this man was like, "EXCUSE ME I WAS USING THAT!" And I said, "oh, so was I. I've already done two sets. I just have one left." He said, "well I've done three, where have you been??" I said, "I'm supersetting, so I was working my legs and resting over there... Honestly, I just need to do 6 chin ups and then you can have the machine for the rest of the day if you so choose. Do you want to go first or can I go? It doesn't matter to me (asshole...)" He let me go ahead.
I couldn't believe that i had two rude hogging instances in one workout! I love the gym and have a hard time working out at home (check out Bee Knees Life for a great post on the pros and cons of home and gym workouts and figuring out which is best for you.) I just don't have the space for a decent amount of workout stuff as it is, and I love my squat rack. Sorry, there isn't any room for that in my condo!!
This is why I like the gym when its quiet........ arg.
Not trying to scare anyone that doesn't workout from going to the gym. Its a great place and usually people are very nice. Maybe yesterday I had some kind of target on my back... haha.
Today for my workout: Belly dance (1.5 hours.) and Curling (I've never been so it should be fun!!)