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Old 04-19-2011, 06:18 PM   #91
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I've realized in the last few months that it makes me almost sick to my stomach to see someone locking their knees out. Today I saw some woman sitting on a leg press machine. She had it on ridiculously low weight (maybe 15 or 20 lbs), and was just holding it there with her knees locked (almost looked like they were bending the wrong way), it made me sick to my stomach to see, but I couldn't look away as it was so strange. She would then do maybe one rep of actual leg press every 45 to 60 seconds. I have no idea what she thought she was doing.

Anyways, I typically get a kick out of watching people do bizarre things at the gym, but today grossed me out.
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Anyways, I typically get a kick out of watching people do bizarre things at the gym, but today grossed me out.
The guy that does the weird straining lifts at the gym also wears a knit hat. Not weird in and of itself, but when he gets on the Elliptical machine, he pulls it down over his eyes so he can't see.

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Old 04-19-2011, 06:51 PM   #93
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The guy that does the weird straining lifts at the gym also wears a knit hat. Not weird in and of itself, but when he gets on the Elliptical machine, he pulls it down over his eyes so he can't see.

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WTF, hahahaha.

Years ago I saw a regular at Gold's Gym who would literally put on makeup once he got to the gym to apparently fire himself up to workout. No lie, he'd arrive to the gym makeup free. Once he got there, he'd go directly to the locker room to apply his 'warpaint". Then he'd go up to the elliptical, set it to easiest setting, and move it at Speedy Gonzalez speeds for about 15 mins. After that, he'd usually walk around and try to strike up conversations with people.

I literally had discussions about that guy with random people at work, and even complete strangers who'd randomly seen him at the gym. It was hilarious.
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You are making that up.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #95
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WTF, hahahaha.

Years ago I saw a regular at Gold's Gym who would literally put on makeup once he got to the gym to apparently fire himself up to workout. No lie, he'd arrive to the gym makeup free. Once he got there, he'd go directly to the locker room to apply his 'warpaint". Then he'd go up to the elliptical, set it to easiest setting, and move it at Speedy Gonzalez speeds for about 15 mins. After that, he'd usually walk around and try to strike up conversations with people.

I literally had discussions about that guy with random people at work, and even complete strangers who'd randomly seen him at the gym. It was hilarious.
Wow.
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The guy that does the weird straining lifts at the gym also wears a knit hat. Not weird in and of itself, but when he gets on the Elliptical machine, he pulls it down over his eyes so he can't see.
I forgot to mention he wears glasses, too. So, the knit hat is pulled down over his glasses.

You don't notice at first, but when you do it is a serious WTF moment.
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Up to running a 5K with inclination almost every day!

Hurts like hell, I'll tell ya. But feels good afterwards. What's generally a good time for a 5K?
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Up to running a 5K with inclination almost every day!

Hurts like hell, I'll tell ya. But feels good afterwards. What's generally a good time for a 5K?
Nice.

And no idea.


I'm back up to an 18mph (29kph) average with good resistance on the exercise bike for a half hour again. Feeling better, but wanting this thick skin to start to slim down.

I'm working back up to a quarter-mile sprint, too. (I guess that's 400 meters.) Running that is, not on a bike.
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I've been doing them in 26 minutes and change.

I'm going to enter some up in NYC to see what % I finish in. Wanting to finish at least above 50%, but I'd have no idea where I would finish. Though I still haven't ran it on the ground, so it wouldn't shock me if I'd add another minute to my time. But then again, I have the ability to sprint out the end; something I can't do on a treadmill.

I'm with ya on the thick skin! People always call me skinny. Likely because I am skinny. But I would much prefer to not have the unknown excess flubber.

Sprinting a lap... still never tried that because I don't have a track to use. Would like to do under 2 minutes.
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Sprinting a lap... still never tried that because I don't have a track to use. Would like to do under 2 minutes.
It's one of the reasons I like my weird YWCA; we have the largest indoor track in Minnesota at 1/6 of a mile. So 1 and a half laps is easy to keep count.

I've always liked sprinting because I like being able to see the finish line.
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^So, my sprinting probably led to me putting a tear in a disc in my lower back.
Bad news: I'm recovering slowly.
Good news: Goddamn I like steroids! I see why people abuse them.
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Good news: Goddamn I like steroids! I see why people abuse them.
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lol...

I've been running so much now... last night I completed a 5K on the treadmill in 21:40 (and that includes the 20 seconds the machine takes to raise the speed). Paced on 6:58 a mile...

getting ready for my two first races here in New York! I'm excited. I want to get 7 minutes a mile on ground, so it'll be a task to replicate treadmill to floor.
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The spine doctor I saw is about my age (almost 39) and had the same injury. We talked mostly about steroids and the proper use of them. Fascinating. For as much as I follow some sports and the Olympics, I've never read anything about steroids except that athletes abuse them and cancer patients need them.


(Then I talked to a friend who is a former Marine. Many guys he knew used their free-time to drive to Tijuana to get steroids. )
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lol...

I've been running so much now... last night I completed a 5K on the treadmill in 21:40 (and that includes the 20 seconds the machine takes to raise the speed). Paced on 6:58 a mile...

getting ready for my two first races here in New York! I'm excited. I want to get 7 minutes a mile on ground, so it'll be a task to replicate treadmill to floor.
Good luck.
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