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I spend more time at the gym than I care to mention. Just about every night, sometimes every other. I am about to go now. Its not as stultifying as it sounds.

Washington Sports Club

Washington Sports Club WSC

I have a crush on my health club, the Washington Sport Club on Capitol Hill. Truthfully, I love them all. The facilities are clean and kept in working order; there really have not been any real problems with anything. Even the locker room is spic and span, and if I get athlete's foot, its my own damn fault.

Mind you, its neither posh nor fancy. The club is no longer Washington Squash Club and all the squash courts are closed. WSC really has everything I need; and I don't even take advantage of the classes that the club offers.

In additon, I get a subscription to Men's Health and get to read the new magazine they publish, Strong.

Since Results the Gym opened on the Hill, the population of the gym has decimated. So, although I don't use all the equipment, I have it made.

Before I leave home, I make sure my Sony MiniDisc player is juiced with a nice medley of tunes. I pop in my ear buds and head out into the night.

I can run to the gym, so I am warmed up upon arrival. I hop on the new Concept II rowing ergometer, do a 6000 meter piece. I drink some water, stretch on the stretching machine, and head up to the weights.

I do three sets of the following, starting at a lower weight for 15-reps, going up some, for 12-reps, and then the third set is for 10-reps:

  • Tricep pulldown
  • Lat pulldown
  • Seated row
  • Assisted pullup
  • Bent barbell bicep curl
  • Military press
  • Shoulder shrug
  • Preacher curls
  • Chest flies
  • Crunches
  • Leg lifts
  • Stretching

And then a super hot shower and some serious wasted water.

Jun 06, 2003 12:00 AM