About a decade has passed since I cautiously went into a gym with hardly any experience and pretty scared of the free weights section all those years ago.
It takes a while to familiarise yourself. With the equipment, the environment & the variations that can used for a variety of different goals.
Making a swift decision to want to try EVERYTHING in there ended up being worthwhile in the long one, taking the time to not just work out what was available but how to adapt with them.
That’s not to say I can use every piece as it should be used but taking the time to slowly unpick the equipment to isolate the muscle groups needed in my workout continues to pay off to this day.
Yes I have my favourite pieces of equipment and go-to’s on a weekly basis but the more variation available, the more fun can be had with different ranges!