Friday, May 31, 2013
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Tuesday, May 07, 2013
1. Able to do pull-ups/chin-ups with weights other than 230 lbs.
2. Access to dumbbells other than 25, 30, 45, 50, 65, 70, and 90 lbs.
3. Use of real, sturdy equipment.
4. Able to do seated rows instead of actual bent over rows (back killer).
5. Spend 45 minutes instead of the 30 minute hurry up job at home.
6. Work out during lunch instead of using 30 minutes of free time at home.
7. Use of cables instead of just gravity affected weights.
8. Usually there's college age "scenery" (that sounds bad as I just turned 36, but…).
2. The "Brian" effect.
Years back I went to this gym every day during the week. Being a social able gym (people rarely wear headphones), I got to know quite a few of the older crowd who would work out there. And they got to know me – as Brian, which is not my real name. I didn't really think much of it until one day when I walked into the gym and heard this booming voice, "Hey, it's Big Bad Brian! Now it's a party!" Well, the legend grew after that. "Brian" stuck around for the longest time, until one woman took me to the hallway and whispered, "Didn't you say your name was B to the…?" Hoping that she had directed me to the hallway and put her hand on my shoulder for a different reason, I admitted to the confusion in the name. I just hadn't felt like correcting people since this had gone on for so long. Then I had people calling me Brian and B to the…
When I filled out the paperwork at the front desk I saw three people who recognized me from three years ago. One said, "Hey, stranger" and another said, "It's been a while." I wonder if they were thinking, "Is his name Brian or…"