Pump Room Etiquette 101

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Ah, the Pump Room. It’s the perfect space in the facility to get some serious lifting on.

Free weight training and heavy duty equipment? Sign us up! The Pump Room is the place to be if you’re into dumbbells, barbells, racks, legs machines and benches. Before you go, though, Personal Trainer Matt has some tips on how to be the best person possible and make the Pump Room an awesome place for everyone.

Here’s how to make everyone in the Pump Room like you.

A quick recap:

  1. If you don’t know how to use a piece of equipment, or need someone to spot you while you lift, ask one of our Team Mizzou members. We keep the Pump Room staffed at all times because we don’t want you to hurt yourself. Don’t be too embarrassed to ask a question so you’re 100 percent positive you know how to properly use our equipment.
  2. Don’t drop the weights, pretty please! Aside from making a loud noise that distracts your fellow pump roomers, it’s not good for the equipment or our newly-installed floor. Remember: if you can lift it, you can set it down nicely. ????
  3. Re-rack your weights when you’re done with them. A clean Pump Room is a happy Pump Room. Please help us keep things tidy!
  4. Don’t be afraid to work with someone! The Pump Room can get pretty busy, so offering or asking to take turns on a piece of equipment isn’t a faux pas. Just be sure you’re kind and considerate to your peers — let’s keep the Pump Room a comfortable and non-intimidating space for everyone.

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Matt M.

ACE Personal Trainer, USAW Weightlifting and Sports Performance Coach

Matt is an undergraduate student in the nutrition and exercise physiology program. He hopes to attend physical therapy school, or if that doesn’t work out, continue his personal training career aboard a cruise ship. In his free time, he likes to win sand volleyball championships and borrow Olivia’s dog so he can go to the dog park.

Fun fact: “One of my life goals is to beat every Zelda game ever created.”

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