Discover Bodyweight Routines That Build Muscle And Burn Fat While
Avoiding The Hassles Of The Gym
It's 6:30 in
the evening, and after a full nine-hour day at work, you finally pull up in the gym
parking lot. There are fewer cars today than normal, so you grab a parking spot
semi-near the entrance. You snatch your bag from the back of the car, just thinking
about how good it will feel to unwind and work off some of the stress you built up
during the day. As the glass door swings open before you, you smile as the young and
attractive receptionist greets you.
in, you quickly walk past the aerobics room toward the locker room to change and see
20 or 30 wives and mothers. etc. trudging through another "step" class. You have to
admit though, some of them aren't too shabby.
As you enter
the locker room, you hear the usual loud and boasting voices of the resident
meat-heads. You think of them as resident because it seems like they really do live
in that gym. They are there every time you get a chance to squeeze in a
And for some reason, they always have a new piece of advice for
"You have to do
squats with max weight, dude, if you want to get strong and big"
Strength machines are where it's at, man. If you want your arms to get HUGE, you
gotta get on the 'hammers'"
the roost. If you're not doing 45 minutes of steady card every day, you will never
"It's all about
your bench press. If you can't bench press twice your body weight, you aren't in
As usual, you
take most with a grain of salt, but subconsciously, you still think about a couple
of points that seemed valid enough.
So, it's off to
the cardio room, for a nice warm-up on the elliptical.
Two of the
machines are broken, 2 more are occupied by your fellow gym-goers, and the last one
has some dude leaning on it sipping on a "power shake" while chatting up a cute
female trainer. Once again, your chosen piece of equipment is held hostage by
spandex king gym rat!
the stresses from work and and now your peaceful elliptical jog through your happy
place is shot, you start to feel the frustration…
And your inner voice speaks up:
"Why do I pay
50 bucks a month for this?"
In 2008, the average American spent $800.00 a year on gym memberships -
were invented by the Spanish Inquisition, but that's all that is available right
now. If I wait for Sir Spandex and his power shake to move, then I'll be late
getting home again. I can't handle that conversation again, not
A quick scan of
the weight room shows dozens of Sir Spandex'es in various staged of fitness
grunting, groaning, dropping dumbbells on the floor because that last rep just took
too much from them to let the weight down with any semblance of control.
Including two guys who look like they are about to scrap
it out over the Pec-Deck...