Speed Racer once commented that I should write a post about how to properly perform a lat pull-down so as not to simultaneously embarrass yourself and completely ruin your shoulders. And since the season is mostly over, and we're all thinking about transitioning from roads, lakes, and trails to spinning classes, treadmills, and weights, what better time to begin a new series?
A series that will teach you, in no uncertain terms, how not to be a dumbass at the gym
Seriously. Do you really want the personal trainers at the gym giggling as they walk past you, wondering WTF kind of move you're doing? Do you want to be the person who can clear the weights area out by their very presence?
No. You do not. So prepare to be snarked into appropriate gym etiquette and proper weight-lifting technique. We'll begin next time with our collective favorite: the lat pull-down.