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A: You haven't worked out in over a week, and...
B: You spent that week with a low-grade cold, and
C: Your workouts tax you majorly when you're keeping up with them, then...

DO NOT GO BACK FULL-BORE when you do make it back to the gym. I made it through about 90% of my routine, and then had to sit on the floor, worried the dizziness was going to make me vomit all over the weight machine.

I think I still have some of whatever illness/cold I had. When I go back to the gym Saturday, probably), I'm going to lower eveything by 10lb or so, and start back from there. I don't care about having to work my way back up.

PS: "New Years Resolution" time at the gym SUCKS. It was PACKED yesterday. I need to find some odd times to go without a TON of people sitting around on the machines.

Resolutioner Timeline

Date: 2010-01-07 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rawrin.livejournal.com
Early morning people: gone by early February because they don't like getting up at 5am anyway. They may try to transition to evening, but they picked morning because they work late, or have other interesting plans in the evening.

Weekend morning/midday people: gone by the end of February because life just isn't the same without brunch. sometimes the morning ones will switch to midday/early afternoon for awhile. They come in smelling like bacon.

Evening people: Gone by mid-March. They picked a time they could handle, but it's lighter out now and dinner plans take over and work is getting busy. Some of the evening people are also runners, but not the hardcore run-in-the-snow runners and are only there until it starts warming up a tad.

Generally speaking, late morning and late afternoons are least crowded. Weekend crowds (or not) really depends on who belongs to your gym. Some gyms are super-packed, others are nearly empty.

Early mornings, after the initial January rush, tend to be busy but not packed. People who work out early in the morning tend not to linger on equipment because they have to get to work. They tend to be less chatty too, same reason. More lines for the shower, though. Another bonus for early morning: the gym has been cleaned overnight (most gyms).

Re: Resolutioner Timeline

Date: 2010-01-07 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scirocco.livejournal.com
Heheh, I knew you'd know all about this. I was figuring on giving most folks about a month to decide, "This is too hard. I'm healthy ENOUGH." and get the hell outta Dodge. :)

Date: 2010-01-07 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marmota.livejournal.com
Yep... I'd say you picked the right week to be away, though. The post-holiday rush is full of people who, near as can tell, had never been in a gym before. Here's a rant on it that's been passed around a bit; http://www.joethepeacock.com/2005/01/ok-maybe-im-not-guy-to-do-it.php .

Date: 2010-01-07 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] whuffle.livejournal.com
Sadly the only consistent time when a gym will be less full is going to be the earliest hours of the morning right when they open. Years off and on at various gyms through the post-holiday-seasion-resolutions have taught me that. Want a quiet work out? Suck it up and go at o' dark thirty.

Date: 2010-01-07 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bramblekite.livejournal.com
I'm quitting my gym, so you won't have to worry bout me being in your way :P

course, the same thing that keeps me from getting to the gym regularly keeps me from quitting--dont wanna drive all that way. bleh.

Date: 2010-01-07 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluesauce.livejournal.com
Oh yeah, the resolution people suck. "hey, that machine has moving parts. Fucking use them, or move so I can."

And yeah, I hear you about going back to the gym when you've been sick. It sucks dropping the weight a bit, but your health will thank you.

Date: 2010-01-08 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bramblekite.livejournal.com
I applaud the effort; but take it easy so you don't give yourself pneumonia or something.



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