1. Rack your weights
This mantra should be drilled into your head by now if you’re a seasoned gym-goer. It’s the first lesson to learn as a newbie. Leaving your weights all over is lazy, for one thing. Men’s Fitness readers really hate guys who don’t rack their weights.
More important, racking the weights helps out not only gym employees, but also your fellow gym-goers—nobody likes to hunt for weights or equipment. “Nothing is more frustrating for a gym staff or other members than having to search the gym floor for dumbbells and fixed bars,” says Boyce. Think of re-racking weights and putting equipment back where you found it as an easy way to get a few extra calories burned.
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