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Dumbells or Weighted Plates for BarbellsThe gym I go to only has a small range of fixed barbells and I can literally only use one weight which happens to be the most common one as well…:( So when it is being used I opt for a pair of dumbells or weighted plates and perform my set with those. Not only can I continue through my workout but I can also focus on my movement and technique.
Dumbells or Weight Plates for KettlebellsI literally use a kettlebell for one exercise (Kettlebell swings) and I again can only use 1 specific weight which again happens to be the most common one. So with a firm grip, I often find myself using a dumbell or a weight plate.
Cable for WeightsOn the really busy gym days, I find that the weights (dumbells, barbells, kettlebells, and weighted plates) are all taken; well the ones that I use. So I use the cable machines to mimic the movement and work on my range of motion and natural movement. I find that with a weight you have to stand a certain way and move in a certain to avoid injury. Whereas with the cable machines, I find that the movement feels more natural.
Resistance Bands for Cables and WeightsNow when almost everything I do is used up or occupied, I grab a resistance band and again try to work on my range of motion and natural movement. I have a whole post about resistance bands; check it out here if you missed that one.
Bodyweight Cardio Exercises for Cardio MachinesJust like weights, cables machines and resistance bands, cardio machines can get occupied; shocker, right? So on the days where I want to do a cardio-only workout and the machines I would like to use are occupied I do bodyweight exercises that bring my heart rate up. For example jump squats, mountain climbers, planks, burpees, skipping (or air jumper), high jumps, step up, toe taps and so much more. Going to the gym is hard enough on its own and when the gym is busy or something doesn’t go to plan it can be very off-putting. When this is the case, just take a breath and think about the movement and muscle group you are focusing on. Hopefully, these tips help you out as much as they do for me.
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