I found the following handwritten sign taped to the mirror in a corner of my gym:
When you are caught sticking the bar in the wall, you will be asked to leave and not return. MGMT
|A little explanation here. The t-bar row is one of the best exercises for your back. Unfortunately, too many gyms, including this one, don’t offer this essential piece of equipment. Many lifters|
|decide to create their own t-bar by lodging one end of a barbell in a corner and loading the other end with weight plates.|
Granted, over time, the rubbing of the barbell against the drywall will carve up the plaster and most likely leave a giant hole. Regardless, I don’t see how a gym can refuse to spring for a real t-bar row machine and deny its members the right to build their own substitute.
In response to MGMT’s sign, I dropped the following note in the gym’s suggestion box:
When you are caught padding profits by failing to properly equip your gym, I will vote with my wallet and not return. MMBR