May 25, 2005 Weight lifting's not what it used to be.
I’ve been back at the gym for the last two months and I’ve noticed two things changes since 2003:
- The weights have gotten smarter.
Plates that are ten pounds or higher now have handles built into them. Dumbbells are cylindrical octagons rather than cylindrical circles so they don’t roll away. And there is a wider selection of weights; 17.5 lb, 22.5lb etc.
- The people have gotten dumber.
Even though the racks are clearly labeled I have yet to find a dumbbell or barbell in the proper place. I mean, this is not Nam. This is a weight room. There are rules. Am I wrong?
HAS THE WHOLE WORLD GONE CRAZY? AM I THE ONLY ONE HERE WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THE RACK LABELS ANYMORE?