How to Avoid Making A Fool of Yourself in the Gym: Part Two

Never mind “Me Too”. I’ll kick your ass! 

Just a few more gems of wisdom to prevent you from being the fool in the gym! Since my last related post I’ve really been doing well at fitting in with all the gym rats. Four to five days/week I’m there doing my thing and it’s definitely improved my body’s contours and fitness level.

It’s so uncomfortable staring at myself in the mirror in front of the whole gym population so I took some selfies at home. I haven’t gotten the hang of posing yet!

Despite the overall positive outcome here’s what to watch out for:

How to avoid making a fool of yourself in the gym.1. While you are handling this Plate (that’s what they call this 45lb. circle of iron) be careful not to get distracted by beautiful creatures working on the machines around you lest you might drop this thing on your foot as I did. This will result in massive bruises on your foot or feet and will keep you from your workout progress!

How to avoid making a fool of yourself at the gym.
Beautiful Creature

 

 

2. Don’t be deceived! Just because your trainer has heretofore only had you working on stationary exercises does not mean he won’t surprise you with a requirement to jump around for some aerobic conditioning. Make sure then that you are wearing form fitting undergarments so that you don’t hurt yourself and attract all kinds of attention.

How to Avoid making a fool of yourself at the gym.
Form-fitting garments required!

3. If you’re still relatively young and in decent shape you may not need additional supplements to support you body while you build muscle. For my age I am in decent shape but I still noticed that my muscles and joints were not recovering as quickly as they have in the past. To combat this I asked around and did some research and have put myself on a regimen that has quickened my recovery time. So in addition to my previously recommended supplements here I have added:

Workout supplements for joint and muscle support.

Myo Malate

Clinical application according to Manufacturer:

  • Supports Optimal Energy Production
  • Boosts Key Enzymes for ATP Synthesis
  • Support’s the Body’s Detoxification of Aluminum

Clinical application in my words:  Makes my muscles less achy.

Collagen Powder

Clinical application according to Manufacturer:

  • Protects and Promotes Connective Tissue Biosynthesis
  • Supports the Body’s Processes of Cartilage, Tendon, Ligament and Fascia Self-Repair
  • Supports Joint Lubrication, Joint Cushioning, and Normal Connective Tissue Inflammatory Response
  • Supports Normal Rejuvenation of Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

Clinical application in my words: Makes my joints less tender and weak.

BCAAsBranch Chain Amino Acids

Clinical application according to Manufacturer:

  • BCAAs exert an anticatabolic effect by reducing the breakdown of protein, thereby protecting muscle tissue.
  • Glutamine is a preferred source of fuel for the intestinal cells and is in high demand by skeletal muscles following physical exertion.
  • Vitamin B6 enhances amino acid metabolism.

Clinical application in my words: Gives me more energy to push through a tough workout and meet the challenges I set out for myself instead of collapsing and petering out mid-way through.

How to avoid making a fool of yourself in the gym.

4. I usually wipe the machines down after I use them and always do that if I’m sweaty so that it won’t be gross for the next user but I rarely wiped the machines before I use them. All that changed this past April when I got the dreaded Flu Virus! I can’t say for sure that I contracted it at the gym but I am taking no chances from now on since I ended up in the hospital. I am wholly recommending to wipe any equipment down before you touch it! And get the flu shot! I just got mine today. Didn’t hurt at all and I’m a baby about these things.

5. Well, I don’t Spin (bad knees!) but if you do, don’t fall off your bike! Jeesh. This looks painful!  Anyway, make sure you use the equipment properly. If you don’t know how something works just ask a trainer or a knowledgeable fellow workout-ee. Also make sure your shoes are tied!


 

 

 

 

 

Go get it people!

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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