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Adventures in gymland

Sometimes I think there should be a sitcom called “Gym Rats” because of all the characters that find their way there. And I think this morning would qualify as an episode. So I arrive at the gym around 7:15 a.m., and as I step into the free weight area I see a couple working out […] Read more…

Don’t Be Skurd: Progressive Strength Training

I see a lot of gender segregation in the gym. And one of the most marked separations involves the dumbbells. On one small stand, there are several sets of dumbbells weighing 5 to 15 lbs. I feel like there’s some kind of invisible sign that says “Women Only” hanging above them. Along the rest of […] Read more…

Women and Weights: Bulky BS

Usually, mornings are full of promise for me. But this morning wasn’t. It was full of loathing and grumpiness. Yet somehow I managed to drag myself to the gym. I used to workout first thing in morning, but dropped the habit a while ago. Hence me feeling like one of Lovecraft’s monsters, only less cool. […] Read more…