First of all, my gym is small and I have to wait to use almost every single equipment. Second, I get intimidated coz im usually the smallest guy at the gym and this gets me demotivated I hate this feeling :|
02-27-2013, 05:28 AM #1
02-27-2013, 05:42 AM #2
Most of the big guys at my gym are nice and always say 'hello' or 'are you using this weight mate? Am I okay to use it' - you become a regular face in there especially if you go frequently and at the same times.
Just wait until they're finished using it and warm up in your spare time."Quit being a lil' bish!" - Ogus
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02-27-2013, 06:57 AM #9
My gym opens at 4 AM in the morning. I figured since most people are in their beds sleeping, I could go to the gym and go ahead before all the people show up and I wont have to wait for somebody to finish. Same thing as near closing time, late at night, it's usually near empty.
I never ask people if I can "work in", because personally, I feel like I'd be bothering others and interrupting their work out, so I patiently wait.
I feel what you mean when you said you get unmotivated, feeling like the smallest guy there. The trick to body building is letting the things that usually unmotivate you motivate you. For example, instead of letting the bigger guys get to you, let them motivate you by telling yourself you're going to be bigger than them someday, and put those thoughts into action. Sometimes..... Before I go to the gym, I think of all the memories where somebody did me wrong and hurt me-- then I go to the gym and lift until all that frustration and anger is gone, so I can have a good day.
But yeah, I'd try going at different times. Hope I helped.
02-27-2013, 07:08 AM #10
It needs a lot of motivation if you are not too tall or pretty skinny at the beginning of training in a gym.
But stand your man, you have goals to reach, you want to put weight and muscles on your body. Not to look like all the other guys in your gym, but to look like the guy you always wanted to see in the mirror. This goal is personal. It´s not important what others think, say or want from you or your body.
I figuered out that YOU are responsible for YOURSELF and YOU are the best motivator. You just have to want it. And this is an attribute you just have to catch and remember, everytime you think you could fail, go and motivate yourself again. Be strong and persistant, and you will see results and earn respect from others for that.
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I feel the same.
My gym's fairly cheap, so there's loads of people there throughout the day. The women have the option of using a womens only gym which benefits nearly everyone. (Women get privacy, less people using mixed-gender area = male dominance) But I always try and get there for 8AM. The gym opens at 6, so the die-hards go then, and most people start work at 9, so yeah at around 8-10 it's fairly empty.
Try asking someone that works there when the gym is at its quietestFat, Overweight and Embarrassed.
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