When I go to the gym, I like to use the squat cage or the rack or whatever you call it. It’s that cage thing with the barbell with plates on the side of it. You use it for squats or bench press or whatever else. That’s what I use, because I use the program 5×5 Stronglifts.
So, I go to Anytime Fitness 24 hour gym and normally you can get the exercise equipment you want, but sometimes it just gets filled up and you have to wait and stuff, which is fine, but our gym only has two of those squat racks. And between the hours of about 5 in the morning to about 9 and then again at the end of the day from, I don’t know, 5 to 8, it gets pretty busy in there so those are the two times I avoid going to the gym because you’re just not going to get enough time to get all of your sets in and exercises out.
So when I have been going to the gym on my “On Days”, usually a lot earlier in the morning for about the last month I’d wake up at 5 in the morning to get there by 5:30. Usually that’s alright. There are about 4 or 5 people there who use the squat rack, too, who get in there and they get in for a ton of time.
And it just… You sit there are wait on them.
So,when I get in there at 5:30, there are these certain 5 people who are always in there. And I figure, you know, maybe I’ll just show up an hour earlier, because if I can get in there an hour earlier at 4 in the morning, nobody will be there, or if there are, it will be just very few people and I’ll be able to get in there.
So, for the last week or 2 I have been getting my exercises in and getting my time on the rack at 4:30 in the morning. So, this morning I pull up and there’s only 3 cars our front and I’m thinking “Yes, GREAT, I get what I want.” I can get in there and get out without having anybody to wait on me, I don’t have to wait on any other people, great.
So, I pull up there and in front of the gym I see there is an older couple running on the treadmill. And then as I’m getting out of the car I see in the back, both squat racks are taken up and there’s one of the dudes who is usually always there and then another guy there.
And it just infuriated me, IT’S 4 FUCKING 30 IN THE MORNING and my two pieces of equipment are taken up. And I know they’re not mine, they’re the gym’s, but I pay my membership and I’m thinking, “4:30 in the morning, who the hell is going to be there?”
So, now, I am going to start going in at 3:30 in the goddamn morning and hopefully, HOPEFULLY, nobody will be in there. But it just gives more motivation to me to get my own home gym equipment, saved up for and ordered so I never have to worry about that anymore.
And I’ll never have to wait on a single goddamn person again to get on there. So anyway, there is my Friday morning rant, thank god it’s the fucking weekend, y’all have a good one.