Rowing until we (nearly) puked. Chest pressing our body weight (because we totally weigh 65 pounds). CrossFit’s workout of the day for today would have been bad enough all on its own. But our gym upped the ante today by throwing a rainy, muggy day and a very sweaty, smelly gentleman into the mix. Lest you think I’m some kind of gym prude that thinks all bodily functions should be left at home, let me say that I have a very very high tolerance for other people’s B.O. And this guy was rank. His smell was so bad that he actually caused another weightlifter dude to kick us off our weight bench so that he wouldn’t have to smell the sweaty guy. Impropriety abounded.
I gagged on the rowing machine – which incidentally now I totally get why you all call it an “erg” seeing as that’s the sound I was making, yelling to Gym Buddy Allison, “This place smells SICK!” Except that she heard a rather more, ahem, obscene version. I blame the wind generated by the rowing machines for spreading the smell around because after that neither of us could think of anything else other than how it really did smell like what Gym Buddy Allison suggested.
After our workout was finished, we congregated on the stretching mats that still smelled very much like rhymes-with-sick to chat, look up stuff on our phones and basically do everything but stretch. Building on our prior inappropriate conversation, talk turned to bras and how one puts them on and takes them off. Up until today I had no idea that there was more than one way to do up a bra.
This ended up being surprisingly divisive. Two of the Gym Buddies insisted that the best way to do it is to turn it backwards and hook the clasp in front before turning it back around and then slipping your arms in the straps. (Reverse that process for taking it off.) Me and the remaining Gym Buddy use a simpler method: we put the bra on and then reach around the back and hook the clasp. Removing it is done by again just reaching around the back. Us being us, we had to debate the varying methods and then start questioning random people around us, including one older gentleman who was less surprised than I thought he’d be (apparently he’s heard our stretching-mat convos before) but wisely declined to give an opinion.
So now I have to know! How do you put your bra on? (Click through to take the Gym Buddy Poll of the day!)
Anyone else do the WOD today? Anyone ever been nearly strangled trying to get a sweaty sports bra off over your head? Do you have a stretching-mat question for the Gym Buddies?