1) Don't waste precious gym time-Walk into the gym knowing you have X amount of time to get whatever you planned on doing and make sure you get the work done in that time period! There will be plenty of people in the gym trying to talk your ear off or disrupt your time so stay on track! Remember that each rep matters and taking a set or rep " off " could be the difference in looking amazing and looking average.
2) Always have a backup- Of course you want to do everything you had planned each and every workout but sometimes it just isn't going to happen and then that's when you need a backup plan. If it is too hard to jump in and out on a machine or piece of equipment then look to alternatives. Below are some options to help you.
First Choice: Barbell Deadlift
Option #1: Dumbbell Deadlift
Option #2: Single Leg Dumbbell Deadlift
First Choice: Barbell Back Squat
Option #1: Dumbbell Squat
Option #2: Single Leg Split Squat
Option #3: Dumbbell Step-ups
First Choice: Pull-up
Option #1: Seated Row
Option #2: One Arm Dumbbell Row
Option #3: T-bar row
First Choice: Dumbbell Flat Bench Press
Option #1: Barbell Flat Bench Press
Option #2: Dumbbell Floor Press
Option #3: Push-ups
3) Have a solid plan- You will always get more productive and better workouts when you walk into the gym with a plan. Workouts never end up right when you just walk around and make up things on the fly. Take time and plan out your workouts and watch things happen!