Age - 37
Country - England
Occupation - Student nurse
Living - With partner in 2 bed flat, no kids or pets
I have a love hate relationship with the gym, I get distracted and stop going but when I’m going I love it! I have tried out pretty much all the gyms in my area and have found a reason to leave them all. I am currently a member of two gyms:
Gym 1 - a bus journey await (40ish min), new, great machines, not busy (yet), 1 power rack + 4 squat stands, 1 bench press, loads of weights etc
Gym 2 - 5 min walk, basic, not busy in afternoons, less equipment, 1 squat stand, 1 bench press, limited weights
My schedule is all over the place, some weeks I can go 4 times, some only 1.
I started back recently doing SS 5x5 but got bored so I am currently doing a 5/3/1 type workout. I like to add cardio, core, cable exercises afterwards if I have the time.
I am hoping that by having this thread I will be more consistent with my training. I am not a power lifter or a bodybuilder, I don’t like the look of guys or girls who do figure competitions. I like shape and muscle but not like that. The nails, the tanning, the dieting, no thank you.
I have a habbit of always thinking about my next exercise, seeing the rack or bench free and thinking someone will take it before I can. About going to the gym to not use the power rack but on arriving seeing it empty and just having to use it. I hope by doing only 1 main move each workout will stop me doing that.
My worse exercise so far is OHP, I don’t have power/strength in my left arm as I do in my right. I need to really work on this. I also can’t do pull ups or press ups.