Don’t be a gymspreader

Shoulders still sore, yet I decided it was a good idea to double down on the soreness and do a push workout. It was next in the rotation… Well, my performance was about what I’d expect with sore arms; I made a little progress in some places and had to back off in others.

Bench press – 4x5x125lb
OHP – 2x5x75lb, 2x5x70lb
Narrow grip incline bench press – 3x5x75lb
Skull crushers – 3x10x45lb
Shrugs – 3x10x(30lbx2)
Machine lat raise – 10x(35,40,40)
Rope pushdown – 10x(80,80,90)

A man had spread all his crap over fully half the weight room including the nice flat bench, so I did my skullcrushers on the bench press bench, which is not long enough and my neck was dangling. At one point I tried to scoot up and bashed my shin against the rack supports. Now there’s an angry blue lump there, so I must’ve broken a blood vessel… that’s going to be a big bruise.

Before that guy showed up, I shared the weight room with a woman doing a circuit that involved a bunch of equipment, yet we somehow managed to stay out of each other’s way. But this guy needed to take 5 different pairs of dumbbells off the rack, drop them everywhere, leave bars loaded, and block access to equipment. (Now I understand why that gym everyone hates has a "lunk alarm"…)

Maybe I should coin a new term… "gymspreading"?

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4 Responses to Don’t be a gymspreader

  1. Gymspreading happens a ton at my gym! Both in the locker room and on the gym floor. So annoying.

  2. stephieann8 says:

    That sounds super annoying! I love the term though. It is catchy.

  3. ~Felicia~ says:

    Yup… that bugs

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