Lately I've been so much more aware of people's form in the gym and my gosh it can be horrendous! I still haven't decided if saying nothing and minding my own business is best or if I should quietly whisper to people "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?"
I've also noticed others looking at me funny when I use a piece of equipment a little differently that it is "supposed" to be used. For those of you that think you have to use machines only in the way the picture on the machine shows, you're definitely missing out. There are usually at a least a few variations of exercise that will help hit different muscles or hit the muscles from different angles, so don't be afraid to mix it up- just make sure your form is correct ;)
Here's my leg workout from yesterday, with a slight variation on the lying leg curl. Instead of lying all the way down, prop yourself up on your elbows. This shifts your weight back into your hips and makes the hamstrings work a little bit harder.
Squats- 4 x 10, heavy!
Leg press with legs up high on platform 3 x 10, drop set on last set
Romanian deadlifts 4 x 10, heavy
Lying leg curls performed as pictured above- 3 x 10
Hamstring curl with stability ball 3 x 12
Do you notice people with terrible form in your gym? Do you say anything or just mind your own beeswax?