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  • colombian.mass   •   Wed, Sep 16th, '20 00:22   •   15 replies, 165 views

Does anyone that's currently training at the gym during the pandemic actually think you can do it safely without the risk of acquiring the virus. I know that no matter how cautious I am, its only a matter of time before I could possibly expose myself to it.

If you feel differently. Please share why

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Tren2020

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I work out and there have been absolutely zero cases or outbreaks at gyms. I would be more worried about protesters screaming in each others faces inches apart, strip clubs, packed bars and block parties at the colleges. Every body gets to do what they want and live their life partying and burning but I’m expected to stay home? Fuck that. Of its out there your going to catch ot from some body partying probably not at a gym where they make you take your temperature, wear a mask and fill out a bunch of questions. You know, the gym, the place where people are worried about those health and not worried about getting wasted.

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And here comes the silliness. Time to close it

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i think it 100% relies on the gym and how closely they follow the CDC guidelines as well as the members. if you have members who don't wipe down their equipment after use (shoulda been doing this before corona) and are constantly in each others faces you won't be safe. if the gym doesn't properly clean the equipment themselves or provide cleaning supplies, yeah it wont be safe.

my gym only has around 10 people at a time and everyone basically stays away from each other and wipes down equipment. the staff mops the floor every hour and does routine cleaning. is this 100% safe? no, we're still at risk. is it safer than these major gym chains that don't care and hit member capacity? oh yea. you wont be 100% safe from acquiring the virus

stay away from each other, wipe down your stuff, and lift heavy.

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I agree with you man

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Do you not think it depends on the gym and the number of members in it at any given point? If I'm alone at 5am in a warehouse of a gym with a filtered HVAC system and sanitizer am I at more or less risk than someone working out in a cramped, hot gym with people queueing up to use the equipment?

...actually think...

Yes, I actually think people should follow the CDC guidelines and exercise common sense. Sounds like you are taking too many risks and not listening to your gut when it comes to going outside.

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Of course it depends on the gym and its members. In that scenario, anyone would be at less risk for sure. But not everyone is in that scenario. I agree and follow all the guidelines but I feel that the risk are still there. I feel like that at work too even though the risk in my work environment is super low. And I'm in California which is the state with the most cases in the USA

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I am just going to close this one before it turns into an argument. The answer to the OP's question tho, is No.

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Short and sweet. I feel the same. One unconcious slip up while working out and you could put yourself at risk

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The coronavirus is an existing phenomenon, but not nearly as dangerous as the media says. 4 of my family members were already on it, there was not even a fever, only a small runny nose and their smell was gone. far more people die from an influenza pandemic each year, according to statistics, both are dangerous to a weak body, no one talks about it. Use hand sanitizer, wash hands many times and follow regulations. and if you are terrified or have a chronic patient nearby, train at home. Wish you the best.

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Thanks man. I actually feel like I could have gotten it in mid March. Back then I wasnt really keeping up with the news on it so I thought I could of just been a cold. It felt different tho. My body was achy. I was constantly tired even after lots of sleep. Just didnt feel my self and I would get winded quickly.

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If your scared just stop going to gym. I do the same right now since i live with my old Mother and wanna protect her.

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I love the gym. Its home away from home. I stopped during the first lock down in the states because everything closed. Most gyms in my area are still closed. I'm going to two at the moment. One is an out door gym and the other a 24 hour fitness club that just open in one of the counties near me. Not going to the gym is not an option. I'm just asking if people thing that the current protocols are actually going to keep you from acquiring the virus.

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...thin[k] that the current protocols are actually going to keep you from acquiring the virus.

No, they are not going to keep you from getting the virus. They are going to GREATLY reduce the risk of you SPREADING the virus.

If an infected person is 20 feet away and has a cough that can quickly spread to you and fill the room with droplets. Wearing a mask greatly reduces that. (When we talk spit can travel 6 to 7 feet without a mask.)

Hence, the mask isn't going to protect you so much as it protects others by reducing your ability to spread the virus when you talk, sneeze, or cough.

When an infected person is within your "zone" droplets that escape their mask can get around yours or even enter through your eyes.

It comes down to this, and I've said it before. USE COMMON SENSE.

If you're in a gym where people are huffing and puffing and sweating, you might want to make sure they are wearing a mask and are way further away than 6 feet because what they are doing is more like a sneeze than talking.

So do you get it now? Can we stop beating this dead horse?

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Thanks for taking the time to answer my question Grag. I truly appreciate it man. And I definitely agree with you. It all makes perfect sense. Haha, your post actually gives me a piece of mind. You have a good day and god bless you brother