After venturing into many gyms, I learned they all have that one “area” typically far to the back that I like to think of as “Never Ever Land.” It’s the spot where the beefiest of men congregate to pump some iron. All of them have a spotter and grunting is heard whether you want to or not. Can you see it now? Planet Fitness may say they are showcasing “gymtimidation” but I just think of it as general “discomfort.” Who wants to pick up 15-lb weights when the guy next to you us lifting just as much as you weigh?
Last week, however, I learned that this wonderland of heavy weights is the only place where I can truly improve myself. From the smith machine, to the weight bars – If I want to improve myself, I’m going to need to get out of my comfort zone – judgement or not.
I found a 12 week workout program online that forced me to try something new and to be honest, I’m already feeling a difference in my body’s tone. Here’s the workout so you can try it for yourself after work! You’ll feel it in your shoulders, triceps and biceps – I promise.
Bench Press 3×8-12
Bent Over Row 3×8-12
Dumbell Shoulder Press 3×8-12
Lying Tricep Extention 3-8×12
Barbell Curl or Dumbell Curl 3×8-12
It also doesn’t hurt to rock a Deadmau5 shirt at the gym.
PS Reppin’ Deadmau5 at the gym…got a lot of compliments: