First day gym opened in Illinois

DragonBits

Well-Known Member
I was off 3 months, that is the longest I can remember NOT going to the gym in the last 15 years. I have done cardio, bike riding, walking, yard work.

Gym allowed NO masks during workout, pleasant surprise, pool, showers, spa, lockers still closed, which I expected was going to be the case. It was pretty empty, but the club didn't advertise reopening widely, I learned first about it from someone walking away from the close gym a couple of days ago who told me it was going to open 6AM Friday. No advanced notice that I saw about the reopening.

Did a full body workout, what I found interesting.

Major muscles like thighs, abs, shoulders were maybe 10% weaker, but I was trying to take it easy and not push to what I know was my previous max. Stretching I was a little more tight in my thighs than before.

But triceps and trapezius were weaker, these are muscles I don't use a lot nor need to push hard in normal life like yardwork, so the gym is the main place I work those muscles hard. This showed as weaker.

No doubt I will be sore.
 

Vince

Super Moderator
The gyms in Wisconsin have been open now for a month or so. My wife likes to go to the gym. I like working out at home and I have a nice home gym. Hopefully we all stay safe and avoid the covid-19.
 

Vvs1

Active Member
I was off 3 months, that is the longest I can remember NOT going to the gym in the last 15 years. I have done cardio, bike riding, walking, yard work.

Gym allowed NO masks during workout, pleasant surprise, pool, showers, spa, lockers still closed, which I expected was going to be the case. It was pretty empty, but the club didn't advertise reopening widely, I learned first about it from someone walking away from the close gym a couple of days ago who told me it was going to open 6AM Friday. No advanced notice that I saw about the reopening.

Did a full body workout, what I found interesting.

Major muscles like thighs, abs, shoulders were maybe 10% weaker, but I was trying to take it easy and not push to what I know was my previous max. Stretching I was a little more tight in my thighs than before.

But triceps and trapezius were weaker, these are muscles I don't use a lot nor need to push hard in normal life like yardwork, so the gym is the main place I work those muscles hard. This showed as weaker.

No doubt I will be sore.
No way I could ever tolerate living in Illinois. Pritzky boy is the biggest hypocrite.
 

AndrogenHacker

Super Moderator
A power rack, 500 lb + of weights, 3 pull-up bars, inversion table, dip rack, dumbbells up to 50 lb., A place for calf exercises, hyperextension rack, hamstring rack, I'm sure there's more but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
Sounds nice!

I have a squat rack/pullup bar/dip bar with ~500 lbs of weight as well. Everything you need!
 

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