Sunday, June 14, 2009
Crunches for fat loss?
I was at the gym yesterday, and doing my normal routine. There were these couple of fit and lean guys that would do a couple of biceps curls and bench presses, and then immediately after each set would stand infront of the mirror and started posing themselves.. comparing each other body... admiring each other..
Well no comments... :p
What caught my attention was - this kinda 'big' guy trying to workout (from the way it looks, he's a newbie), and these fit and lean guys saw him struggling with the equipment and started to teach/guide him of what to do. They put this guy through various crunches routines.. the traditional crunches, the leg-raises, the cable crunches, and various other crunches/sit-up routine that only focuses on his tummy..!!!
I pity the guy. From the look on his face - I'm sure that would be his last day in the gym!
I know, I know, I should have gone up to the guy and rescued him --- but who am I?.. who would listen to me? I'm not fit & lean.... (well at least not yet)
I'm also still too busy half way through my routine, and no time to go and have chit-chats (i know, another excuses..).
Seriously.. I just don't think I'm ready to start 'coaching' people.
But I did make some effort to 'show' him to follow the way I am doing it.
I was purposely hanging around close to him and did some of the multi-joint, compound muscles routines like dumbell squat, dumbell swing, burpees, deadlift, barbell front squat, jumping jack, dumbell renegade row, etc.. Instead.. I later saw him doing a seated-dumbell curl !!... hiish!
I left the gym, and went on the red stadium track, and did a 5 burst of interval sprint around the track to finish off my day.
Later that nite, I was thinking to myself - I need to share a lot more to the people out there in the real world (not just here in the cyberworld).
How do I do that? ideas welcome..