Constricting

So today at the gym things got even a little more crowded and limited since they were painting some of the perimeter walls, including the wall the dumbbell racks are against which were covered with plastic.  This meant my options for chest day were small but I got by by alternating sets of push ups with pec dec.  Yea it was a bit boring but it felt like it got the job done.  The movements also did not inflict the same amount of pain I have become accustomed to on normal chest days.

You know if I were to estimate, at any given time, at least 50% of the patrons at the gym are doing exercises incorrectly.  Ridiculously short ROM, pulsating, and over the top momentum are staples of a good portion of the Planet Fitness crowd.  Today I got a particularly good snicker at an older man that loaded up each weight machine he did with way more weight than he could handle.  His range of motion on each was no more than a few inches and each set ended with a loud CLANG as he could not control the weight as it descended to the stack.  I guess if it puts some pep in his step to make believe he is using more weight then I guess more power to him.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Push ups x 40

Pec dec – 90lbs x 12

Push ups x 30

Pec dec – 110lbs x 10

Push ups x 20

Pec dec – 130lbs x 10

Push ups x 20

Pec dec – 150lbs x 8

Push ups x 20

Pec dec – 170lbs x 6

Push ups x 20

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