How to workout in a busy gym

If you’re at the gym during peak hours you know what it feels like to have to wait to use a certain piece of equipment. One thing that helps me is to think about other ways an exercise can be performed. I always go through the top 5 most common alternatives for my exercises.

  1. Barbell
  2. Dumbbell
  3. Kettle ball
  4. Cable
  5. Machine

First, identify what muscle you are targeting. Then, assign one of the 5 options based on availability.

For example, I usually do dumbbell overhead tricep extensions. If someone is using the dumbbell weight I need, I may turn to using a kettle ball, the cables, a machine, or a barbell.

Don’t let the schedule of the gym affect the schedule of your progress and be proactive!

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