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  1. #201
    I actually have a new most hated type in the gym thanks to an "encounter" today. I'm happily running along on the treadmill minding my own business (and enjoying some Queen) when someone is apparently having a seizure trying to catch my attention to take my headphones out, so being relatively polite I decide to do so as they clearly have something important to say. She goes "eh can you move, I need to use this treadmill" eh?!? excuse me no you don't "NEED" to use this one, I tell her that there are numerous other treadmills she's free to use, she goes to reach for the stop button while saying "naw, me and my mate need to be beside each other", just before she gets to the stop button I warn her that pressing that will end badly for all concerned. The supervisor who was just behind me walks up and asks me to stop the machine a wee second then ripped into the bint asking just what the hell she thought she was doing, that could have injured me if I was unprepared for such an action and she had no right to do so!

    Bint then goes on "I'm in here this time every Tuesday!" to which the audience who was now watching disagreed, she bitched, said I was being an arse and went on the bikes instead with her mate, 15 minutes later she buggers off. As I'm signing out the staff were apologetic, turns out that she was actually a regular in the local authority facilities in the next town over but that she's got previous there for being nippy!
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  2. #202
    Quote Originally Posted by koodledrum View Post
    I actually have a new most hated type in the gym thanks to an "encounter" today. I'm happily running along on the treadmill minding my own business (and enjoying some Queen) when someone is apparently having a seizure trying to catch my attention to take my headphones out, so being relatively polite I decide to do so as they clearly have something important to say. She goes "eh can you move, I need to use this treadmill" eh?!? excuse me no you don't "NEED" to use this one, I tell her that there are numerous other treadmills she's free to use, she goes to reach for the stop button while saying "naw, me and my mate need to be beside each other", just before she gets to the stop button I warn her that pressing that will end badly for all concerned. The supervisor who was just behind me walks up and asks me to stop the machine a wee second then ripped into the bint asking just what the hell she thought she was doing, that could have injured me if I was unprepared for such an action and she had no right to do so!

    Bint then goes on "I'm in here this time every Tuesday!" to which the audience who was now watching disagreed, she bitched, said I was being an arse and went on the bikes instead with her mate, 15 minutes later she buggers off. As I'm signing out the staff were apologetic, turns out that she was actually a regular in the local authority facilities in the next town over but that she's got previous there for being nippy!
    Agreed she went about it horribly but would it have been so bad for you to take 30 seconds to go to another machine so she could be next to her friend? If she had asked nicer I assume you would have done that as it is not an unreasonable request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pucker View Post
    Women who wear next to nothing lycra, especially the ones with massive tits.

    They know men are going to naturally get a boner when watching those bad boys bounce, so why do they look at us with disgust
    How you get a boner while working out is beyond me.
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  3. #203
    Quote Originally Posted by jbhasban View Post
    Agreed she went about it horribly but would it have been so bad for you to take 30 seconds to go to another machine so she could be next to her friend? If she had asked nicer I assume you would have done that as it is not an unreasonable request.
    Had she made it like a civilised human being I would have considered it, however she did not act like a civilised human being and purely wanted two machines together so they could chat while walking at 2mph, they proceeded onto the bikes where they did not start any programs and chatted relentlessly until they cleared off. Where I come from you can tell people like that a mile away, I dare say it's the same the world over, they stick out like a sore thumb and this was one case and well, those are people I don't have any time for - I don't react well to people barking orders at me unless they're in a position of authority, which she most certainly wasn't. I'm not beyond reasonable requests, for example changing machines last week because the one I was on sounded like a jet engine (I had no idea as my headphones were in) when they're made in the correct manner or for valid reasons - which didn't apply here.

    As for a boner while working out, possible but if it was ever in any danger of happening I'd take my glasses off - can barely see 3ft infront of me in focus without them so no boobie bouncing boners for me to worry about!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    He doesn't research anything, he was given a paper by an instructor which says what exercises he must do, that's it.

    But I knew flame reactions like this would come. So give it your best shot.

    How do you know he does not research? I did 6 months study of bodybuilding and various exercises before i even joined the gym.But thats just me, i want to be sure i atleast know some basics before joining.


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  5. #205
    Ummmmm.

    Most of the people at my school gym are quite nice , and it is pretty social btw.

    One thing annoys me is the gym is very full in afternoon, and some people don't return the weights after they used them.

    Oh and there is one kid said to his friend I am retarded, all I does is lifting and my creatine is bad, because he saw me bench like 70 kg and he benches 25kg, I never saw him in the gym again after he said that, srsly I wanna fight him in the locker room.
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  6. #206
    Quote Originally Posted by Vvhooya View Post
    . . . and some people don't return the weights after they used them.
    This annoys me as well, even when its not weights etc I use, I got in the other day and someone had put every single 20kg weight onto the "freeweight" leg press machine, and just left them on it, even though I wasn't using that one that day, I could see it from where I was training and it bugged me so much I went and put them away =p

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    Sums up what most people said in this thread.

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    ^ I really enjoyed that video. I crap you not, I'm one of those guys who's shown up in jeans...in fact I've done it more than once. I won't do cardio in street clothes, but I will absolutely lift in them. Don't judge me.

  9. #209
    People that exercise and then sit in the cantina to eat all they just worked off

  10. #210
    Quote Originally Posted by Vvhooya View Post
    Ummmmm.

    Most of the people at my school gym are quite nice , and it is pretty social btw.

    One thing annoys me is the gym is very full in afternoon, and some people don't return the weights after they used them.

    Oh and there is one kid said to his friend I am retarded, all I does is lifting and my creatine is bad, because he saw me bench like 70 kg and he benches 25kg, I never saw him in the gym again after he said that, srsly I wanna fight him in the locker room.
    Less time at gym and more time in English class. What? BTW, guys at a school gym are HORRIBLE. All school gyms. Bunch of bros. Rather workout at a planet fitness.

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    every one else besides me annoys me at the gym , also its so incredibly boring there that i gaved up... lift this , push that, unless you enjoy counting to 10 or 15 multiple times a day i cannot grasp the idea of going to the gym...

  13. #213
    Quote Originally Posted by jbhasban View Post
    Less time at gym and more time in English class. What?
    Irrelevant.

    BTW, guys at a school gym are HORRIBLE. All school gyms. Bunch of bros. Rather workout at a planet fitness.
    I can say the same for most people at most gyms I've ever been to. Being a "bro" doesn't necessarily mean they're not good guys to lift with. As long as they don't make fun of your progress. I've lifted with some straight-up Jersey Shore style, stereotypical guidos before, and they were actually pretty good lifting buddies. But I'd never go out to a bar with them or anything, lol.

    The only things that annoy me, really, are the people who curl in the squat racks and the guys that sound like their passing kidney stones when they lift. Oh, and the people who don't wipe up their own sweat off the equipment when they're done with a set. Oh, and the people that try to "reserve" a machine or station even when they're resting.

  14. #214
    I was always under the impression a spotter was only ever there to back you up if you needed it, no need for excess communication - so long as both halves of the arrangement stick to that it should be good right?

    As for the "don't understand the point" post from Bluesftw - it's simple, I go and for an hour (or however long I'm in there) I don't got to deal with the phone, I don't got to deal with any drama just me, an endless road & the ability to zone out for a while, now I know it's exercise and it probably shouldn't be like this, but that's relaxing & clears my head. Granted by the time I'm finished I'm tired & I know I've worked out, but during the process it's like when you see in cartoons where they're in the middle of a shitstorm but they have this mental flashback to a happy place - I'm actually gutted that it took me until now to realise that and start going to the gym.

    And the video posted above was hillarious, but is it bad when you can actually think of guys (and girls) from the gym who it applies to? It's not bad that I can think of the girls it applies to because well, that's a nice thought, but it's probably not right!
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  15. #215
    Quote Originally Posted by koodledrum View Post
    I was always under the impression a spotter was only ever there to back you up if you needed it, no need for excess communication - so long as both halves of the arrangement stick to that it should be good right?

    As for the "don't understand the point" post from Bluesftw - it's simple, I go and for an hour (or however long I'm in there) I don't got to deal with the phone, I don't got to deal with any drama just me, an endless road & the ability to zone out for a while, now I know it's exercise and it probably shouldn't be like this, but that's relaxing & clears my head. Granted by the time I'm finished I'm tired & I know I've worked out, but during the process it's like when you see in cartoons where they're in the middle of a shitstorm but they have this mental flashback to a happy place - I'm actually gutted that it took me until now to realise that and start going to the gym.

    And the video posted above was hillarious, but is it bad when you can actually think of guys (and girls) from the gym who it applies to? It's not bad that I can think of the girls it applies to because well, that's a nice thought, but it's probably not right!
    I wish girls would go in regular clothing. Dressing up to go to the gym is soooo unattractive to me. It says "I am superficial and not practical" and "I care more about appearances than I do about my health." Could never get up around such hussies. Spotters are there to help you finish your last rep if you happen to fail. A 110 lb girl can spot a 400 lb bench press. They arent there to lift the weight for you but to rather turn that 400 lb bench press into a 300-350 lb one. However, if you are doing forced reps, yeah, you should get someone who is huge to help you. Nobody who benches 400 lbs is going to fail absolutely completely. Worst case the bar gets rested on his chest while you help him safely dump the weights off the side.
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    the trainers that are put in the gym that specifically counter the type you bring along to counter the gym's type

  17. #217
    Quote Originally Posted by Veyne View Post
    Irrelevant.



    I can say the same for most people at most gyms I've ever been to. Being a "bro" doesn't necessarily mean they're not good guys to lift with. As long as they don't make fun of your progress. I've lifted with some straight-up Jersey Shore style, stereotypical guidos before, and they were actually pretty good lifting buddies. But I'd never go out to a bar with them or anything, lol.

    The only things that annoy me, really, are the people who curl in the squat racks and the guys that sound like their passing kidney stones when they lift. Oh, and the people who don't wipe up their own sweat off the equipment when they're done with a set. Oh, and the people that try to "reserve" a machine or station even when they're resting.
    It isn't irrelevant because I seriously could not understand his post: "all I does is lifting and my creatine is bad, because he saw me bench like 70 kg and he benches 25kg." I don't mind poor English when the post is decipherable but his sentence made no sense what so ever.

    Bros sound stupid even when they aren't. It's like being on a blind/internet date with a valley girl. You have to act nice to her so you don't feel like a dick but the entire time you are thinking "kill me now" and wondering if she recognizes how unattracted you are to her.
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  18. #218
    Mostly those with fake ideals.

  19. #219
    Quote Originally Posted by jbhasban View Post
    I wish girls would go in regular clothing. Dressing up to go to the gym is soooo unattractive to me. It says "I am superficial and not practical" and "I care more about appearances than I do about my health." Could never get up around such hussies. Spotters are there to help you finish your last rep if you happen to fail. A 110 lb girl can spot a 400 lb bench press. They arent there to lift the weight for you but to rather turn that 400 lb bench press into a 300-350 lb one. However, if you are doing forced reps, yeah, you should get someone who is huge to help you. Nobody who benches 400 lbs is going to fail absolutely completely. Worst case the bar gets rested on his chest while you help him safely dump the weights off the side.
    I'm probably more inclined to look at the females dress like this, I know that Nike's stuff is supposed to be manufactured so it draws sweat away and all that shit - unfortunately having worked in a "sports shop" I had to take the training course, they probably went in and got the Nike approved spiel on it and everything. Problem is all the Nike stuff is usually skin tight - they're just wearing what they're told is "optimal" - doesn't bother me any and well, I can kinda see the point in it. Not everyone is like me who just grabs a pair of trackie bottoms & goes to the gym, my superficial element is that I don't want to wear shorts because I have rugby player legs, screwed up (atleast to me) calves and hairy legs - aint no one needs to see that shit. HOWEVER seeing an attractive young woman in exercise clothing, well lets just say it makes my world a whole hell of a lot better and my legs a little bit lighter

    The spotter comment was more in reply to the guy talking about stereotypical Jersey Shore types, my view is that I don't care who the spotter is so long as they do the job, could be the biggest arsehole in history so long as if you struggle they help you out.
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  20. #220
    Quote Originally Posted by wilbbailey View Post
    Scrawny guys who use bad form on too much weight then slam the plates or equipment. When these douches break stuff i cant use it till its fixed. This has recently passed my old #1 peeve, the campers who sit on equipment to bullshit.
    Youve actually posted something I was going to say annoys me,

    People who take the piss out of others for incorrect forms or technique or people who can't be arsed to help them, seriously, instead of complaining here their doing it wrong why dont you go over and say "excuse me mate, but your not quite doing it right, try this way" at least then your showing positivity and if they break it following that, then get pissed at them, I use my college gym often, and it has people from 16-20's in there mostly (myself 22) and they work together and point stuff out to others who do something wrong, I'm sure if a bunch of teenagers can work together like that, you can too

    But yea people who sit on equipment and wont move because their talking

    People who think its a social club

    As I said people who mock others, even worse when they film it, recently had this a few weeks back, went ape shit at them so did the trainers in the room

    Show offs, I dont mine people who can lift a insane weight testing their max, but there's always ego that have to go HELL YES when they lift every single weight

    People who leave weights all over the place

    People who sweat like a bitch on the floor, and don't have enough sense to wipe it up

    People who leave their drinks on the floor

    Guys who druel over every single woman that walks in, in a tight outfit, okay people do this anyways, but in a gym, no attempt to conceal it

    I think that covers it

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