It’s the least wonderful time of the year to get a peaceful workout. Throngs of eager exercisers will fill the nation’s gyms this week to work on their resolutions. Whether you’re one of the newbies or just a regular trying to get your scheduled sweat on, here’s how to deal with, or ditch, the crowds.
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That said, tough it out. People start dropping off as early as mid January. By February, most are gone.
It’s also good to know how to do the same exercise with different equipment: like a machine, barbell, and dumbbell version of bench press for example. This way, you can still do your exercise if your first choice of equipment isn’t available.