Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The most Annoying Thing at the Gym

I don’t have to complain about someone hogging the equipment or monopolizing the TV. I have the luxury of working out by myself in our corporate gym. We all spread our workout times out so that we don’t have to be in there at the same time.

Believe me I do realize this is a huge benefit to my job. I don’t have to worry about burping or farting while on the Stairmaster (oh you know you all have to fart while exercising.....don't pretend your something your not), I can sing along to my ipod as loud as I want, and I have control of the TV. So the only person that can annoy me is well…..me.

I don’t know if it’s just me, or others find themselves doing this as well. My stomach hits the handlebars of the treadmill. Is this because I carry all my weight in the front, or just because I have this subconscious fear of falling off? I find I walk as close to those damn handlebars as possible. Sometimes I will catch myself and make myself walk farther back on the belt, but before you know it, I am right up there riding the handlebars again. What gives?

1 comment:

Stephanie Quilao said...

I used to do that too. It was also a fear of tripping on the treadmill and not having anything to grab on to. If I walked closer to the bar I couldn't trip (in my head). Taking a step back from the bar will allow you to get a bigger stride in your step, this will help your workout burn calories get more length in the leg muscles.