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    • The Resolutioners Are Coming!



      By Cavino Johnson Athletic Xtreme

      If you are regular gym goer, then you understand exactly who and what I am referring to. Every year, without fail, gyms and fitness centers across the country are filled with New Year Resolutioners. These are people that have used the turn of a new year into a good time to make good on promises they’ve made to themselves all year to start “going to the gym and working out”. Along with them, come gym first timers.

      Again, if you’ve been a creature of consistency, then you know that almost every piece of equipment on your regular routine are all taken! It’s frustrating, right? Especially, when a vast majority aren’t aware of proper use, etiquette, or consideration. You begin to see bad lifting form everywhere, over-filled parking lots, and there’s rarely enough room to even get in those core lifts (i.e. squats, deads, etc.). Grrrrr!!!

      But, relax it’s gonna be ok. Here are a few tips to maximize your time and training.

      Regardless of the number of Resolutioners there are, the peak hours of most gyms and fitness centers remain the same. Typically, those times fall between 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Schedule your training before or after those peak times, if possible.

      If you can not adjust your training times, consider supersets and giant sets, find the equipment and stations you’ll need and hunker down and get it done. Get in. Get out.

      Most importantly, be patient. The good news is, a majority of the Resolutioners will backslide on their new found commitments and bit by bit the normalcy of gym traffic will return. Give it a few weeks.
      The bad news is, most of the resOlution crowd will stop coming to workout and go back to unhealthy lifestyles. Personally, I’d rather them be in the gym than riding that couch.

      One of the most important things I’ve learned through my fitness career is to offer a lending hand. This can be someone’s motivation and inspiration to keep them in the gym. Although the bombardment of resolutioners can and will be seen as an inconvenience, it is an opportunity to share your knowledge with them. Show someone how to use a machine, correct someone’s form, give a good spot. You’d be surprised at how you can improve a person’s quest to self betterment by the using the simplest gestures.

      Source: http://www.athleticx.net/articles/ho...theyre-coming/
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. MurphDirty's Avatar
        MurphDirty -
        If everyone goes before or after the peak hours, we successfully create another set of peak hours. It is a vicious, and endless cycle
      1. rphash49's Avatar
        rphash49 -
        That's why I never cycle during January.

        The next 4-8 weeks are going to suck.
      1. JD261985's Avatar
        JD261985 -
        Thank god I'm about to switch programs or I would be screwed
      1. EatMoar's Avatar
        EatMoar -
        Originally Posted by rphash49 View Post
        That's why I never cycle during January.

        The next 4-8 weeks are going to suck.
        Lol yes!
      1. rphash49's Avatar
        rphash49 -
        Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post

        Lol yes!
        I'll be happy if they can just stay out of the squat rack and stick to all the treadmills and shyt
      1. JD261985's Avatar
        JD261985 -
        Originally Posted by rphash49 View Post
        I'll be happy if they can just stay out of the squat rack and stick to all the treadmills and shyt
        I'm at LA fitness in boca raton Florida. It's going to be hell
      1. bono1132's Avatar
        bono1132 -
        Only good thing is this is what keeps some of our smaller gyms going!
      1. JD261985's Avatar
        JD261985 -
        Thinking about getting a second membership to a smaller strictly local gym and then possibly a third to lifetime fitness. Would this be odd?
      1. rodefeeh's Avatar
        rodefeeh -
        Got my own home gym, thank goodness!
      1. Niko31's Avatar
        Niko31 -
        Haha

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