Rut Ro

Apparently, I was in a rut at the gym and I didn't even know it.  Last week I switched up my training program significantly - and in the process I started to use some of the machines at the gym.  Things like the Leg Press. Cable Lat Pull Down.  Cable Pec Fly.  And I had absolutely no recollection of how to use the darn things!  Forget about the fact that I was clueless as to how much weight I was capable of using - I couldn't figure out what to DO.  At all.  And I had to share them with people.  Eek. 

During the course of the past two years, I have gotten so comfortable with big dumbbells and my beloved squat rack and barbell - but the rest of the gym has been pretty much filler.  It's the space between the locker room and where I need to be.  And now, that filler IS where I need to be. 

Quite the eye-opener.

I even had to use an 8# dumbbell.  8#!

Thankfully, I still get to visit with my barbell.  My happy place :)  But I think it's good to step out into the unkown (or relatively forgotten) every once in a while.  Scary, but good. 

So if you see me at the gym with a blank look on my face, or even worse - that "deer caught in headlights" thing going on, point me in the right direction.  It may take me a while to figure this all out...

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