So as you can imagine being a Personal Trainer based in Cardiff and using different facilities You would honestly think we had seen it all, heard it all, Smelt it all.
But Luckily for me I am yet still shown daily the things not to be done in the gym.
So listen up folks.
This is either for you personally or for that idiot who thinks he knows it all. And ladies this is not just for the guys it also applies to you.
Machines should be used with correct form, This means listen to your Trainer/ coach, if training alone follow the picture on the side of the machine.
Do not by any means go swinging from a Pec Dec, Pulling machines with bands, Loading the weight so heavy that your entire body has to swing back and fore to help you move the weight.
This will result in an injury, your form will be complete shit and you will of course look like an ass.
First Tip, Everyone agree so far?
What about lifting weights which are so heavy that your form is out of the window your back is arched to bits, Your breathing is completely out of control, Bet you have seen this occur at the gym.
My advice lower the weights and leave your ego at the door.
If you see people training in the weights area, then people please where has common sense gone do not invade their personal space, Pulling a bench right up close to a guy lifting is never the right thing to do.
Hygiene now this is big.
I do not want or other members of the gym do not want to be wiping up your sweat, Please guys and girls bring a towel. No one wants to be slipping or sliding in your bodily fluids, At least not at the gym.
One rule of thumb if you can smell Yourself so can everyone else, Be polite and use a roll on before you commence training there is nothing worse than the foul smell of bad odour.
Think I will Leave it there for today guys although the list is endless.
Keep it real, Keep training, Stay focused and remember the above.
Mel ( GM-Fitness) Personal Trainer Cardiff/ South Wales/ uk