My garage gym is my go-to workout clothes storage solution. It’s simple. I have a large drawer with my favorite items in it. When I get ready to go out to work, I just pull out the gym clothes and put them in the drawer. I have no plans to ever go through those clothes again. There’s no reason to. I just toss them in there.
It’s hard to remember if you’ve been in a gym before or if you’ve been in a gym only the day before. There’s a lot of stuff to clean up, but it’s a great workout and it’s just a great place to start cleaning up stuff. I’ve written a lot on how the gym works, and I’ll cover that for you in a later chapter.
I think the secret to a good gym workout is to mix up the way youre moving. Do dumbbells, deadlifts, presses, pull-ups. You can even add squats and lunges. Theres a lot of different moves and you probably won’t get the same results as you would with a traditional exercise like a weight machine or deadlift. Its just a matter of changing your movement patterns and you’ll find that you get a better workout.
I know this isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, but I can relate. I too have seen too many people complain about their workouts and then tell me I’m on the right track. I’m in the gym and I’m looking out the window, wondering how can I make my body more toned. Theres nothing wrong with a good weight machine or a traditional workout but I do like the idea of mixing shit up.
A weight machine is basically the same thing as a barbell with a few different variations. Weight machines are great for helping tone your muscles more efficiently. I use mine for upper body, but I also like to use it for chest and shoulders. One of the biggest issues with weight machines is that the weight of the weights is set too high and the movement is too short. That means that when you’re done the weight machine is basically lying there, unused.
The good news is that there are many variations of weight machines. I actually use a standard exercise bar that is attached to a couple of handles on the machine. The handles are adjustable so you can do the exercise with different weights. The barbells on a weight machine are also adjustable. I use a weight machine for chest and shoulders but I also use one for the upper body. On top of the weight machine, I have a bench and a resistance band.
Weight machines, no matter how they are made, are not ideal for people with small hands. A standard weight machine is the size of a very large broom handle. The handles are larger than the machine itself so your hands and arms are going to be in direct contact with the machine while performing the exercises.
I love weight machines, I love the way they move, they help me get a grip on the weights. For the most part, the weight machines, not the weights, act like a natural weight-machine that I use to push my body forward.
The thing that I don’t like about them is that as soon as you get a grip on the weights they will start to move. I have two hands, three fingers, in the middle of my body. They are not small for me. I try to grip the weights by gripping both my hands together and wrapping my fingers around the handle.
This is a common problem for some folks with arthritis. Not being able to grip the weights as a couple of big, bulky fingers is a real handicap. What you can do is either hold the weights in one hand and the weights in the other hand, or hold the weights directly in your hands and the weights in the air. This can also be done with a bench press, which you can get by using a barbell.