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Peripherals

Sense Of Awareness
By Donny Shankle

After being in the gym so many years, I’ve noticed my sense of awareness is improved. I’ve always had good peripheral vision but now it’s even more amplified.

Never turn your back on someone lifting. This is a good rule for any Weightlifting gym. You protect yourself from a possible miss falling your way.  The bar overhead is sometimes difficult for a lifter to control especially when a PR is on the bar. Bars will tip in the squat rack if unloaded improperly and platforms not cleared of discs will cause the bar to bounce out of control when the bar comes down. Always know your surroundings in a Weightlifting gym.

A pleasant surprise after always being aware in the gym is its carryover out of the gym. Your sense of awareness will become better at whatever you’re doing.