Thursday, February 03, 2005

gymmy-gymmy takabet, takabet isdet!

I just realized that excerpt from that dolanan song that I write as title can be re-written as
Jimmy, Jimmy take(s) a bet, take a bet. He's dead!


Have you ever been brought up with condition that something is not *so* good for you, and then you are faced that you have to be in that condition for a while. For example, let's say that you were grown up with the fact that smoking is hazardly dangerous, and you should avoid smoking for the rest of your life. And then it turns out, that in a stage of your life you have to smoke because you suffer from some weird disease that makes you need nicotine. I know it's beyond possible, but just think about it.

Well, last night, I was forced to be in that condition. I grew up, well not *grew up*, but grew old by knowing that using machines for your workout will not do you good. I mean machines are not the best equipments to use when you want to workout. I always do free weights exercises. As far as it's possible.

I can talk for hours or even days about what's the benefit of machines and free weights (well, the machines do have benefits, it's just not what I'm looking for), but this post is not about that. It's about: My gym does not have free weights!!! I don't think that's possible, and I know that I may be wrong, and hopefully that I am!

Last night, I have to be take this Einweisungstermin to introduce me to the Geräte in my gym. It's obligatory I think so that I will not complain that the gym didn't tell me how to use the machines in case I was injured, and so that I can't sue them, able to claim my insurance and so on, and so on. But from all the exercise that I'd done yesterday, namely leg press, push-downs, bench press, incline bench press, this I-don't-know-the-name-of because-I-had-not-been-recommended-do-that-or-even-had-been-recommended-not-do-that chest press/fly, none of them were done using free weights! All of 'em are machine-based.

I did seated ab crunches, some kind of exercise imitating good mornings or back extensions. But I want my squats, dumbell curls, triceps push downs, bench press, military press, lateral raises, straight bar curls, EZ bar curls, dips, hammer curls, barbell rows (I really love this one), and of course DEADLIFTS!!

Ah well, will do them all on weekends then.

Oh, today I will have the second Einweisungstermin, anyway, so let's see if they will do something to my arms. Otherwise, hrgh.

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