Thursday, March 22, 2007

Keeping my mouth shut

Today's workout was a quick lower body circuit. I did 100 reps of:

Stiff-leg deadlift w/40 pound bar
Front squats w/12 pound bar (thighs breaking parallel)
Box jumps to a 16" box, straightening legs at the top

I did sets of 20, 20, 20, 25, and 15.

Finished with some decline abs and pushups on the Bosu. That's when I saw the woman on the inner-thigh machine. She looked like she had at least 30 pounds to lose. And I desperately wanted to go over to her and say, "Let me show you how to do squats!" I realize I only saw her for a few minutes. And the rest of her workout could have been lunges and squats and all sorts of valuable exercises. I also know that I have prejudice against the inner thigh machine, because I think it's such a waste of time.

It was hard, but I said nothing. But I'm still thinking about her.


KatieFeldmom said...

Um, ouch! I'm hurting just reading that workout. Great job!!!!!

Colette said...

Okay Leslie, repeat after me...I can NOT help everyone.

With that said, maybe you could place one of your cards on the car windows that are parked outside your gym, then the ones who do want your advice, will call you up. Also, next time you want to give advice to someone, maybe you could strike up a coversation and work it in. Just some thoughts ;) We all know how great you you just need to get all those others out there to know this fact too!

Also, great workout ;)

Brit-Man said...

Then Leslie will get told off big style for putting cards on cars, and appearing to tout members :-(.

Don't have nightmares about a Thigh Machine, or you looking the same, but having Thighs as wide as Clown pants will you.

Don't want you being haunted by the spectre of Thigh orientated equipment.

:-s :-s


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a workout!