Grinding out more hours at the office and family responsibilities have made your already limited gym time that much more precious.
As a full-fledged recessionista, your man-cave “third place” has taken on a new meaning - lighter on the scoping, chest-bumping and goofing around – heavier on the dedication and commitment.
An old-school your father’s father’s approach that has you re-focused on getting stronger and looking for the best bang-for-the-buck moves to get you there.
Unfortunately the commercial gym environment, replete with its single station dumbed-down paint-by-numbers circuits, isn’t contributing much to your cause. Look, no one ever developed any appreciable levels of strength, nor necessary core-to-extremity systemic conditioning with their asses planted, or crutched on machines. And you won’t either.
But this is the predicament you face in the world of commercial fitness, where an overarching litigious theme of liability - the arbiter of your equipment choice and resultant range and path of motion, ultimately decides your fitness fate.
Now combine this with low-to-no-knowledge staffing void of the skill-set required to teach the rudiments and nuances of barbell training and you have the perfect storm for fitness-lite mediocrity–A dumbed-down fitness that uses impoverished modalities like the leg extension, leg curl and leg press to deliver a recreational grade, just enough is good enough fitness.