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Old 04-21-2004, 08:38 AM   #1
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You'll get a good laugh from this.
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:02 AM   #2
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ohmygawd. That's in my home town.
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:14 AM   #3
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I once read a thing from Ellington Darden where he discussed arriving in a Hotel and giving his bags to the bellman because he knew that lugging his suitcases could cause injury. He then went over to a Nautilus Fitness Center to train.

This isn't a rip on Ell at all, but the escalator and the bellman both point to one of the errors in what has become dogma in the Fitness Industry: you train for looks and health.

At work, I bound up the stairs (I wear a black suit and tie every day) and gladly lug boxes for anyone in the building. My training (and if you have seen me, you believe it) is not based on looks but rather "fitness," the ability to do tasks. Climbing a flight of stairs, in my opinion, is just part of the life of being a human who lives in a city (Homo Sapien Civitus?)

My argument is usually that training should expand our skills and will to do more.

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Old 04-21-2004, 09:15 AM   #4
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And of course, there's the ever-popular drive to the gym to walk or run on the treadmill!
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:44 AM   #5
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It gets even worse: my gym actually has valet parking during rush hour!

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Old 04-21-2004, 10:59 AM   #6
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Well-There is a gym here that will send a limo to pick you up and take you home...
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:23 AM   #7
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For those who are (rightfully) reluctant to open Word documents, here's the photo:

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Old 04-21-2004, 01:44 PM   #8
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Thanks Brian for posting the picture. I couldn't get it to work.

Lincoln - that's hilarious it's in your hometown.

Dan - I like your argument for the ability to do more. I do the same stuff at work and I work in a formal corporate environment.
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Old 04-25-2004, 07:39 AM   #9
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I've seen people park on the grass by the front entrance rather than the open spot because it was "too far to walk." LOL

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Old 04-28-2004, 06:41 AM   #10
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Actually, I was quite annoyed when my old gym's escalator was busted after a squatting WOD. You wanna know other things like that I also do??:biggrin:

A. When parking my little car (no power steering), I leave the steering wheel turned to the side I'll drive off to when I get back from a WOD. That way, i don't have to muscle the steering wheel all the way to the side to get out of my parking space.
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