Hello to all! The Unleashed One here.
This past Tuesday the 7th, I worked on legs and abdominals. The glute machine is one I tend to bypass because I use other exercises to target my glutes. However, since I was working out later than usual, and I don't like to do my glute brides and squats when there are lots of people, I decided to give this machine a whirl.
My impression of it is that it's awkward. It took time to get used to the chest pad. However, once I did, it wasn't so bad. I suppose it will do in a pinch.
Speaking of crowds, it has started to become easier for me to become comfortable. I made up my mind to become more adaptable. If there is a situation where I know it's more beneficial to have the machines to do my workouts, then I still go to the gym. With there being more people, I mask up more than usual. I tend to do less rest between sets and limit my number of reps.
Do I have to? No, I don't have to. I do want to be respectful of others who may be waiting on a machine. I want to be that person who practices good gym etiquette. I even put the weights back in the proper place, and I confess it irks the crap out of me when they are out of order.
The 7th was the last day of my staycation. Although I did not do any traveling, my mind and spirit felt rather rested. Some activities I did not have the opportunity to do before I had the chance to invest in. Perhaps I should do this "staycation" business more often heading into the new year.