It only takes a few more second to keep the gym clean. Whether you use a spray bottle and paper towel combo or the more simply handy-dandy alcohol wipe, wipe the bench down when you're done lifting.
You can be fancy and use your phone. You can also go low tech and use a notebook. Regardless of which tool you use, be sure to log your lifts. To make progress at the gym, you need to track your progress at the gym.
To help streamline the process and ensure your gym time isn't further delayed, here are a few considerations on what to pack in a gym bag.
Once you're out on the gym floor, you should learn the layout. We understand this isn't exactly the fun stuff, but it helps a ton down the line-- especially when it comes to planning your workout routine.
The numbers of reps and sets themselves don't define the success of the workout itself. The numbers are just pathways to get you to the right type of muscle engagement. It's just some pathways typically lead to better chances of success than others, and that's why they're repeated so often.
To me, one of the best things fitness has to offer is a sense of regaining control. When things don't go how you planned. When you're in the middle of some suck. When you're left feeling powerless. You can do fitness.
Even with the knowledge and principles in place, getting people to listen to fitness advice is hard. How can trainers better connect with their clients?