I haven’t done a lifting thread for a while, so the new year is a good time to put out another one. This is the time of year when gyms are besieged with newbies, the vast majority of whom will be gone within three weeks. I’ve seen a few messages around saying that we need to treat these newbies, who will get in our way and don’t have a clue about gym etiquette, with patience and understanding.
That’s nice and all, but another viewpoint would be to crush newbie gym goers, see them driven before us and hear the lamentations of their women. Just a thought.
Anyway, at my local gym they have a large chalkboard wall where members can write what their goals are for the year. I have never written on the board because I am not a moron. But I was there the other day when a staff member rubbed it clean and fresh. There it was in all its terrifying blankness. Who would be the first one to write on the board? Everyone pretended that the blank board wasn’t there.
So I thought, fuck it. I’ll write on the board. And I actually had something semi-decent to write, at least I thought so anyway.