April 20, 2010

That’s really old news…

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 5:00 pm

Recently my gym added a piece of equipment that has proved quite popular:

This confuses me, because these devices have been known to be useless for what? 20 years at least?  I don’t get why people use them.  I understand the whole ‘get something for as little as possible’ thing, but this has zero chance of being helpful.  It also comes are very little cost.  Still, you give up a little, for absolutely nothing.  To me, this is the economic equivalent of the drunk guy asking if you can spare any change.

I also wonder about some the folks I meet at the gym.  Obviously it’s none of my business, but there is a certain group of people who are just never going to achieve anything in the gym.  As there have been times when I was also highly ineffective (because I didn’t understand what real effort was), I wonder if it would be doing them a favor to encourage them, etc. etc.

Yes, that makes me the obnoxious guy at the gym, so I’ve never actually done this.  I just sort of quietly wonder in my head if they think they are really exercising but aren’t seeing results because ‘insert excuse here’.

1 Comment

  1. It’s nice to know that other people think the same things when seeing people piddling around in the gym. Or talking about their “diet” or why they can’t do something. I might not be empathetic enough because I rarely am sick or have physical difficulties, but I hate hearing excuses about why (for example) it is completely impossible to run a 5k. Really? there is no way no matter the amount of time and training you do, for you to run 3.1 miles?

    Of course one of the things I LOVE about running events is the support you find from complete strangers who want to help you achieve something you’ve never done before.

    Comment by Terra — April 20, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

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