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Wed Apr 24, 2013, 06:21 PM

 

The gym manager offered me a part time job today. I would be the Saturday person, no other

staff there - giving tours to prospective members, showing newcomers how to use the various machines, assisting members with spots when requested, and normal/routine cleaning.

It doesn't sound like much of a job, but at 70 and being considered healthy-looking enough to represent the gym to newcomers/members, I consider it a compliment.

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Reply The gym manager offered me a part time job today. I would be the Saturday person, no other (Original post)
bike man Apr 2013 OP
LeftofObama Apr 2013 #1
UrbScotty Apr 2013 #2
Bay Boy May 2013 #3
bike man May 2013 #4
Bay Boy May 2013 #5
bike man May 2013 #6
Name removed Feb 2014 #7
Babel_17 Mar 2014 #8

Response to bike man (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 06:25 PM

1. I would consider it a compliment too.

Good for you!

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Response to bike man (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 06:28 PM

2. Great to hear! Enjoy it!

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Response to bike man (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2013, 01:27 PM

3. Given what you told me...

...in the thread about dead lifts I would say to be careful when doing spots for people on the bench. It puts you in an awkward angle to lift in case you need to help someone out. It could cause an injury.

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #3)

Sun May 5, 2013, 02:18 PM

4. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks. The people that lift heavy that come to this

 

gym alway come in groups of two or three. I've never seen one of the 'big lifters' by himself.

People there by themselves who have asked me for a spot have not been using but 200 - 225 lbs. on bench press. The ones by themselves who do squats always seem to use the Smith rack (which I don't like to use BTW). I think I'll be ok.

On the Smith rack/machine, I cannot get both hands far enough back to grasp the bar after I get it in the right place on my traps - we think it might be because the guide bar is at a slight angle. Don't have that problem on the long bar on the squat rack.

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Response to bike man (Reply #4)

Sun May 5, 2013, 07:13 PM

5. It's also better for you

to not use the smith rack because it 'cheats' you of some of the overall benefits of squatting. Mainly the muscles you have to use to balance yourself while squatting 'freestyle'.

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #5)

Sun May 5, 2013, 11:30 PM

6. Almost the exact same thing Scott said a couple of weeks ago when we did

 

squats/dead lifts.

Thanks for your input. It's appreciated.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014, 02:58 PM

8. Congratulations!

You're now getting paid for work that you mostly would have done for free.

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