Gym and germphobes dont mix

germs[1]So as I am setting up a mat to do dragon flags on an old guy with head phones  comes back to use the prone leg curl machine that is in the same area.  In his hand was one of the many sanitizing spray bottles around Planet Fitness and a fistful of paper towels.  He proceeds to squeeze the trigger at least 20 times, soaking the machine better than most automatic car washes.

The solution was running off the pads like a waterfall.  He needed every single one of that fistful of paper towels to wipe up that mess.  If he repeats this process for every single machine he uses at PF his workouts must be very long and very wet.  Sure I am courteous and wipe down surfaces with sanitizer when I am done with a machine, but I have no illusion that doing so is protecting me from the cornucopia of bacteria and germs that inhabit any crowded space that houses a bunch of sweaty people.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

50 push ups

20 hanging knee raises

5 dragon flags

20 dowel rod rotations

5 dragon flags

Standing 1 arm side raises – 45lbs x 10 (both sides)

3 dragon flags

10 pull ups

20 hanging knee raises

10 pull ups

20 hanging knee raises

1 arm wall handstand hold – 15 secs (both hands)

Wall handstand hold – 60 secs

 

 

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