No joke was listening to 2001 in the gym today. Class pump music.
I like smoking at work because I get breaks. I like smoking at home because what else would I do while the ads are on?
Started the 30 Day Shred this week and I'm aching but feeling awesome. Circuit training is the bomb! 3 minutes strength training, 2 minutes cardio, 1 minute abs, repeat 5 times.
Yeah that's Shelley's problem, fear of water. The thing is, if she could swim, she'd not be nearly as scared, but you know...
It's a small group I think, 2 or 3 people maximum, I still see that as pretty expensive.
Eurgh, I've detailed the local pools faults in here before, but they have a double wide line t encourage overtaking in the middle - so dickheads just skull on their backs in the middle of the lane, swim on the wrong side, and generally act like wankers. It's really irritating. Now it's the school holidays though some of the worst characters don't seem to be there, so I only have to put up with wacky little shits racing each other at the slowest pace you've ever seen.
At the gym I go to a fair amount of the cardio machines have TV's attached to them, so I've got into a nice little rut of watching The Fresh Prince on Viva everytime I go for a run or cycle.
Today is hot so I expect it to be extra full of kids. They have fast, medium and slow lanes but no one pays a blind bit of notice and just swims their own speed in whichever one they fancy.
My other really big bugbear with swimming is I get so bored. They don't even play crappy music like they used to when I was a kid, or the dance stuff they pump in the gym that bleeds into my headphones.
I'd love to have three lanes, at least you could move to another lane if someone was being a dick. One massive lane is the worlds worst idea. I've seen two fights in the pool because of it.
Ah, gym music. Mine plays either Radio 1 or Metro in the changing rooms and gym. That includes the spin and circuits rooms. You can always hear the radio slightly, bleeding into the music for the class. Which is itself usually shit.
There's a spin teacher at my gym who has a single playlist for his classes. It includes Men in Black, Cotton Eye Joe and the Final Countdown, interspersed with David Guetta. I avoid the class he takes as he uses the same playlist and routine there, every single week, but sometimes he shows up to do cover for the other classes I take and it's ruining my life.
I should probably also mention that his warmdown track is Because I Got High and he laughs at it every single time.
Hmmm, Waltz teaching spinning? Whatever next.
Amazing, absolutely amazing. I'd love to meet him.
My gym plays kiss FM, and while I am partial to a bit of pop radio friendly music like on Radio One, Kiss is the most obnoxious station around.
Thanks to a bastard chest infection, i've lost nearly a stone in a week, so to follow suit of Waltz and Benny, the Dr. Dre/Bench press combination is going to get hit hard tonight. Had my first smoke in a week (again thanks to said illness), it was awesome to have my lungs filled with shit again.
HAR HAR HAR!
My music taste and notably gym music is impeccable I'll have you know, nothing like a bit of savage garden to get a pump on.
On the subject of music in the pool, I've got a SwiMP3 and I've worn it maybe 4 times. It's great, but it makes me look like a serious dickhead.
I just remembered when my yoga & pilates teacher put her iPod on shuffle and some filthy R&B slow jam came on when everyone was in happy baby pose. Fantastic.
There's nothing ever filthy about Slow Jams.
Had an induction at my new gym yesterday, only the PT who was doing it decided that as he had 40 minutes to kill he'd give me a proper PT session.
Every single inch of my body hurts today. I didn't know half of these muscles existed. Thank god there's a jacuzzi so I can just go and sit and soak and relax at the weekend. Jesus it hurts.
That pain, I love that pain. Get in an ice bath for 15 mins tonight, it will do you the world of good.
I forgot that today half the pool is 50+ and so it was probably the busiest I’ve ever seen it. They should have a cap on how many people they let in really. Half the pool was over 50s which doesn’t help, but that meant there was only one lane, which was packed and the rest of the pool was a manic free-for-all, a bit like what you described. I managed 30 lengths before nearly strangling this bloke who was arguing with everyone.
You should use it. If i saw a dude using one, i'd just think that dude has $$$ in the bank. "It's the kind of technology that says, yeah i've been nude on camera, what of it?"
Probably makes swimming amaze testicles too.
I have one, too! I used to have a speedo aquabeat, back when I was working full time and could afford such frivolities. When it died I replaced it with a £30 one I found online. It does the job perfectly well. I'd totally recommend them to anyone, so useful.
Nah, it doesn't make me look $$$ or cool - it makes me look like a radio controlled robocock.
It is really good though, imagine listening to Supporting Caste twice through and realising you've been in the pool for 90 minutes.
Anyone got any sports head/earphones they could recommend? I do lots of running you see, and my iPod shit ones always fall out!
I had literally no idea these SwiMP3 things existed! The pool I go to always plays radio one, which is fuck-awful the hours I'm usually there (apart from the other week when they were bigging up the Refused/ATD-I reunions, and New Noise and One-Armed Scissor got played back to back), so I could do with something like that. I'd throw on CVA by Paint It Black and go like the fucking clappers!
My gym plays a county local station (Lincs FM) and so, when I forgot my mp3 player the other day, I ended up lifting weights to not one, but TWO Kelly Clarkson songs, some 80s pop also-ran that sounded a bit like that shit Prefab Sprout song ("Albaquerque"?), and Call Me Maybe. That said, "Survivor" by Destiny's Child made an appearance... Suprisingly good workout music!
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