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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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So this will be my first year at a gym during the new years rush. What kind of fun things do I have to look forward to?

Do they typically use free weights or just the machines? My lifting routine already takes me over an hour, I'm not looking forward to it taking much longer...
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 09:05 AM
 
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I think generally people use the machines and treadmills. Using the free weights would be too complicated for most to start with. I think the rush is there for about two weeks and then starts to die off from there.
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Feh, don't worry about the crowd. Most people are intiimidated by the regulars anyhow. The lazy bitches just use treadmillls and other 'motorized' equipment, especially if there's a TV in front of it.

Simply start slamming down plates and grunting REAL LOUD at the end of each set, before you know it, you'll have the gym to yourself!

Seriously though, the best time to work out is late at night or real early in the morning. Lunchtime and happy hour time is the worst. Too many posers.

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joyous, i get to look forward to fighting for a treadmill.

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So this will be my first year at a gym during the new years rush. What kind of fun things do I have to look forward to?
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they'll be all over the place, but things will be back to normal within 6 weeks.

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To avoid the biggest crowds go in the morning. People are to lazy to wake up early. Alot of them go right after work. What nice for me is there is a gym right a work so I can get my workout in the minute I get off of work.
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Butts and tits bouncing.
Yes, that is the best...Nothing better than running on the treadmill with that kind of motivation next to you...Or of course, if you're running next to it, and there's a window and a reflection...Did that sound creepy?
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Feh, don't worry about the crowd. Most people are intiimidated by the regulars anyhow. The lazy bitches just use treadmillls and other 'motorized' equipment, especially if there's a TV in front of it.

Simply start slamming down plates and grunting REAL LOUD at the end of each set, before you know it, you'll have the gym to yourself!

Seriously though, the best time to work out is late at night or real early in the morning. Lunchtime and happy hour time is the worst. Too many posers.

Good luck.
If they are intimidated by the regulars, then that doesn't come through at Bally's. Worst thing with the new years crowd is that they rest on the machine that they used. Usually most understand when I ask to work in, but some say "oh I've just got 3 more sets on here". Duh.
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they'll be all over the place, but things will be back to normal within 6 weeks.
+1... and your workouts should not take over an hour, shorten your rest periods

i am lucky enough to have a work schedule that allows me to go around 10-11pm and it's nice and empty. busy times from when i worked at health clubs will be 6a-9a and 5p-8p. have a backup plan so you aren't sitting around when a bench or piece of equipment you want to use is being sweated on by some fat hog... that always pissed me off.

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If they are intimidated by the regulars, then that doesn't come through at Bally's. Worst thing with the new years crowd is that they rest on the machine that they used. Usually most understand when I ask to work in, but some say "oh I've just got 3 more sets on here". Duh.
Exactly, do you go to the Bally's on Cumberland also? Am not looking forward to the New Years rush at all, usually thins out in a month though.

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Yes, that is the best...Nothing better than running on the treadmill with that kind of motivation next to you...Or of course, if you're running next to it, and there's a window and a reflection...Did that sound creepy?
yes it did.

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Yup, six weeks of madness then it's back to SlimFast and Thigh Master for the workout wannabes

Just be glad you're not on a College campus 2 weeks before spring break :cringe

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+1... and your workouts should not take over an hour, shorten your rest periods
Well the time I posted does include warm up and stretching.

And tell the other 10 guys there that their workouts shouldn't last over an hour. I swear they are there long before me and still going strong when I'm walking out
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Oh god, the new years revolutioners.
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Yup, six weeks of madness then it's back to SlimFast and Thigh Master for the workout wannabes

Just be glad you're not on a College campus 2 weeks before spring break :cringe
Yeah, it'd suck to watch all those 18-21 year olds with their legs and stomach showing...Good thing I'm out of college, cause that would not make me happy Wait, I'm quitting Bally's and signing up at a college now.

Bally's is pretty fun, and I have a great schedule at work where I can go on down-times (except I go Friday at 5...SUCKS!!!) I've really gotten into running lately so all I need to wait for is one treadmill.
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