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Saturday, April 30, 2005


Its been 6 months since I have started going to the gym seriously. It's starting to pay off too ;)

During that time, I have come across various people at the gym.

Here are some of them categorized:

Hardcore musclemen - These people have a bicep circumfurence that an anorexic/ bulimic girl would die for her waistline to be. Often can be found pushing and pulling their way through the maximum weights available. Strong contenders for Mr Muscleworld and other muscleman competitions.

Fitness buffs - People who are maintaining their fitness at high levels. These are the people who can do 12 unassisted chin ups in a row, and jog at a speed of 10km/h for half an hour straight. Some of the women overdo it though, in my opinion :/

Skinny teens - The skinny teens on a crusade to add some bulk. These usually come in as a small group and try to impress each other.

Halfbaked 'beefcakes' - These people seem to only concentrate on their upper body and arms. Their leg muscles are underdeveloped in comparison. Usually wear tracksuit pants to cover their skinny legs whilst enhancing their overall muscularity.

Whales - The obese people on a mission to lose sufficient blubber to halve their waist size. Usually disappear after a while.

Toners - The group of people (mostly women) who lift light weights in an effort to tone their muscles, and do plenty of stretching. They also do lots of cardiovascular exercises. Fit and yummy! ;)

Getting fit group - Those who have decided to get into shape instead of staying at home and lazing all week. Yours truly fits inside here.

Now the next thing to do: compare with the types frequenting Malaysian gyms. Stay tuned for the October writeup of this part.


  • interesting comparison! i think if i were to go to the gym, i would fall in the toner's category but forget about it. i lifted dumbells for only afew mins the other day and my arms hurt for afew days. lol 

    Posted by Jing

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sunday, May 01, 2005 9:15:00 am  

  • jingy: lol, how heavy were those? 

    Posted by pat

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, May 06, 2005 12:48:00 pm  

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