Corp Gym "Adventure" Part 1
I want to take you all behind the scenes of a little “adventure” Joe and I recently had in strength training.
Unfortunately I have no video footage for you of this but have a great story to tell.
I didn’t think we would need our camera but I’m kicking myself now because I didn’t have i!
Anyhow, Joe and I decided we would change things up a bit a head on over to a local “corporate” gym to get our workout in.
We thought it would be good to showcase the skills we’ve created over the months of training in or gym atmosphere.
Before I get to the rest of the story, let me tell you this – you’re results depend on a couple things:
- Intensity – This is by far #1 in my book. If you aren’t going all out ape shit and doing battle with the iron with a warrior mentality every time, you’re results will suffer from it. If you go hard enough and put in the effort, the results will come. It’s all out war every time you train. No Questions!
- Atmosphere – This is second on the list and the reason I feel this is second is that if you have “it” mentally, you can block out the atmosphere you train in many times. But some times that just isn’t enough. If you want to be strong and tough and get freaking jacked, you need to be in the proper atmosphere.You need to surround yourself with people and things that will help you get stronger. You need competition and things that will force you to improve and push forward. Unfortunately, corporate gym sdo not help you do this. The music sucks, most of the people there “working out” are more interested in how they look in the mirror and how their “new” workout clothes look. There’s too many distraction such as TV’s, good looking women, not-so-good-looking women, unneeded spandex, and cell phones. This is NO GOOD.
Make sure you have these two things dialed in and your results will sky rocket!
Ok, back to my story…
So we got to the gym and proceeded back to the empty and rarely ever used power squat rack in the back corner of the building. I honestly am surprised they still have this in the gym. Since Joe and I left I’m sure it’s never really used.
I gotta be brutally honest and I”m not trying to toot my own horn here but when Joe and I walked through those doors and started to warm up in the corner, it felt so different. There were “eyes” on us. We were different. We were NOT suppose to be in there. We just didn’t belong. I think there’s a sort of “aura” that we were giving off just by being there. People could tell we were dead serious about our training.
Hence, this is not the proper atmosphere we need to be training in very often. Overtime, our results would probably suffer because of the weak, non competitive atmosphere that gym has to offer. We know this but were just having some fun training in a different place.
We didn’t mess around and make sure out hair was pretty, or checked out how our clothes looked in the mirror, or looked at our cell phones to make sure we missed any calls. We were there for business. We were there to do one thing and that was to absolutly DESTROY the workout we had planned.
If you’re like Joe or myself (which I hope you are if your on this site) we were freaking pumped to be there and train. That’s what we do – WE TRAIN. Where ever, when ever – it don’t matter. We love it and we have an addiction for it.
I tell you what, this story is just heating up!
In the meantime – Share you’re stories and stay tuned to find out what happened as we got into our workout. I’ll also tell you all about the workout we did. This was a good one!
Stay tuned for part 2 of Corp Gym “Adventure”
Until then and while you’re waiting,
Get Forged Strong
PS – Make sure you let us know and share any adventures in strength training you may have! We want to hear em!