Germs at the gym, read before your next workout!
The germs at the gym are out of control! Did you know that the gym is one of the dirtiest places on planet earth? Just think about it. Do people wash their hands before they go use the equipment? I bet in 100% of cases, they don’t. I have never seen anyone do it! So touching the elliptical or the bench press, or the dumbbells, would be equivalent to touching a public bathroom doorknob, public transportation handles, or the bottom of a woman’s purse!
Did you know that the dirtiest thing in a restaurant is a garnish for your drink? A lime, a lemon, or an orange! Why is that? It’s because from the second they are picked in fields, by workers with dirty hands, who probably scratch their ass all day, they are never washed! From the field, to the truck, to the warehouse, to the restaurant, right into your drink! Yummy!
Over TWO THIRDS of lemon wedges in restaurants, tested positive for fecal matter! What is fecal matter, it is shit. There is shit in your drink. Sorry to break the news. So what does this mean about the things you are touching at the gym? It means that there is a good chance, there is nasty stuff on them. Actually I guarantee you there is nasty stuff. The equipment is used by hundreds of people on a weekly basis who go to the bathroom, sneeze during their workouts, and do who knows what else.
Well you should give a shit. There are endless reasons why you should give a shit. Check out the reasons why your dirty ass hands are bad for you and others! Bacteria is the cause of most illness, period. You can get sick, or even worse, a disease. So how do you prevent this? You have two options.
- Wear weightlifting gloves, they are like $10!
- Or wash your hands after you work out!
You should help everybody out and wash your hands before you work out, clean up after yourself, and the damn gym staff should sanitize the equipment at the start of each day. Don’t let them tell you they do, I know they don’t!
This is just advice, do whatever the hell you want!