Trainer on vacation

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    Aug 12, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    ...and I'm afraid I'm going to lose my will to go to the gym.
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    Not really, but I do think I might not do the right intensity and/or combination of exercises, so that I actually lose muscle.
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    Aug 13, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    Gezus...how long is he gone for?

    You should see the gym as a great place to go...get out your frustrations...get jacked icon_smile.gif

    Don't be afraid to ask others around you for help...they'll more than likely give you a spot if you just ask.
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    Aug 13, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    He's just gone for a week.
    Yeah, I've used almost all the machines in the gym by now, so I don't exactly need help in that sense. I think I'll just stick with the machines for now (the only spotting I really need is for bench press and dumbbell press).
    If smart people would only invent a spotting machine...
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    Aug 13, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    No two people like to be spotted in the same way...
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    Aug 13, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    iGator saidNo two people like to be spotted in the same way...


    That's why I said smart people. Not the same engineers who work on stupid treadmills. icon_lol.gif

    This is interesting:
    http://www.home-gym-bodybuilding.com/power-spot-self-spotting-barbell-and-dumbbell-machine.html
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    Aug 13, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    That is probably the dumbest machine I've ever seen...if you are swerving around as much as that guy was, you should lower your weight and work on your form...
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    Aug 13, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    iGator saidThat is probably the dumbest machine I've ever seen...if you are swerving around as much as that guy was, you should lower your weight and work on your form...


    I'm thinking the swerving around was his way to demonstrate his machine's range of motion and to distinguish it from a basic smith machine.
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    Aug 13, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    iGator saidThat is probably the dumbest machine I've ever seen...if you are swerving around as much as that guy was, you should lower your weight and work on your form...


    Yeah, I think his swerving was just to show that you're not locked in to a single position like the Smith machine (which I read is bad). I know my wrists are always a little unsteady with the heavier dumbbells and being a little off-position is common.

    Anyway, if they install something like this in a gym, they'll probably need to repair them. Hard to visualize that happening when they won't even fix the leather covers for the machines.icon_evil.gif