Working Out.  

nightstogether 56M
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7/20/2005 1:33 am

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Working Out.


First day in the new gym today, and I especially chose the quiet period from opening time (eight in the morning) when fewer people are there, and then only pensioners.

I've found that my style of fitness training tends to attract criticism or other unnecessary remarks from those who know better; and that despite the fact that I have been training in the same manner for over twenty years. I am always surrounded by people who insist on telling me that I should sit all the way up during sit-ups; that I should turn my arm in a certain way during presses; that I should jerk weights and move faster.

I, however, am set in my ways. I lift the weights slowly and let them fall back equally slowly. I feel the muscles working that way and know that they're being put under pressure. I stretch between every exercise and, sometimes, take a short walk through the gym. I sit up slowly and only half way during my sit-ups, feeling the strain on my stomach muscles as they work harder.

I may well use lesser weights; I may well work-out over a shorter period than everyone else, but I do work-out, and my body knows that it has had a good and effective session at the end.

Today the trainers - one pretty, young female trainer and the gym owner - kept an eye on me, as it was my first time there. Both said nothing about my methods; both could see that I've been this way before and, presumably, both could see from my actions, my muscle structure and my level of fitness, that it works for me. When I go back, on Friday, they'll let me work on alone, and that's the way that I want it to be. The small talk comes at the bar after the work-out, not as a distraction during.

Friday is also sauna day, and I've already planned my trip back to the waldsauna; see what the clientele is like before a weekend rather than at the start of the week, and whether I'm the youngest one there again.

nightstogether
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DukeAbbaddon 41M
280 posts
7/20/2005 10:54 am

all sane comments must me your job !


nightstogether 56M

7/20/2005 11:09 am

Heaven alone knows what I should understand from your comment dukeabbaddon, but I assume you are partially referring to my comments on your almost impossible to comprehend magazine questions?

nightstogether
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