A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 13, 2016
“I do resistance training every day. It’s called refusing to go to the gym”

"Resistance training” doesn’t mean resisting going to the gym, but that’s the popular joke. “I’m counting the past 2 hours lying on the couch *not* going to the gym as resistance training” was cited on Twitter on July 10, 2010. “Refusing to go to the gym counts as resistance training, right?” was posted on Twitter by “Ham on Wry” on February 28, 2016.

“I do resistance training every day. It’s called refusing to go to the gym” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on July 13, 2016.


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Resistance exercise doesn’t mean resistance to exercise! Instead, it’s a type of exercise that has gained popularity over the last decade or so as researchers discover the many benefits it has to offer.
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What Is Resistance Training?
Resistance training is any exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an external resistance with the expectation of increases in strength, tone, mass, and/or endurance. The external resistance can be dumbbells, rubber exercise tubing, your own body weight, bricks, bottles of water, or any other object that causes the muscles to contract.

Twitter
Milo Cantstoppoulos
‏@tweetofclay
I’m counting the past 2 hours lying on the couch *not* going to the gym as resistance training.
8:42 PM - 10 Jul 2010

Twitter
Kerryn Leworthy
‏@Scrapsister
Does not being able to get to the gym for two months count as resistance training?
12:32 AM - 6 Sep 2010

Twitter
William Hale
‏@WilliamHale1
And I count those 2 hrs I sat on the couch refusing to go to the gym as my “resistance” training!
5:03 PM - 2 Oct 2010

Twitter
Elif Celet‏
@Elifcello
Lying on the couch NOT going to the gym counts as resistance training, right?
6:59 AM - 16 Jul 2012

Twitter
Dwight Snethen
‏@dwightsnethen
I thought resistance training meant refusing going to the gym. Boy was I wrong. Where’s the ibuprofen?
6:47 AM - 10 Nov 2012

Twitter
Ham on Wry‏
@realHamOnWry
Refusing to go to the gym counts as resistance training, right?
7:25 PM - 28 Feb 2016

Twitter
myke/әʞλɯ
‏@MykeFromMoncton
Is refusing to go to the gym a kind of resistance training?  #workouts
8:15 AM - 30 Jun 2016

Reddit—Jokes
I do resistance training every day
submitted July 13, 2016 by ollybes
It’s called refusing to go to the gym

Twitter
JuliannaLancaster
‏@oleg0ywns
I do resistance training every day It’s called refusing to go to the gym #LOL
2:50 PM - 13 Jul 2016

Twitter
resnickgiroiuard
‏@resnickgiroiuar
I do resistance training every day It’s called refusing to go to the gym #ohmygod
3:46 PM - 13 Jul 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 • Permalink