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  1. #161
    I go to the gym at 2am, so it's usually just me and a few other people, but with that brings the ability to hear the conversations people have. Since i live in a small town in florida it's just old people, and a bunch of kids. I heard 3 old people sitting on the cable machine complaining about how kids sit around and do nothing but talk. for 45 minutes i deviated from my workout to try and burn time while they finished, but they never got up from the machine. they just gossiped about how kids never do anything in the gym lol. Isn't really aimed at old people, but, to people who don't do anything in the gym lol.

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    i got a term for people who do this, i call them a gym douche. heres my list and sadly one guy did all of them on it.

    1. not reracking your weights when done. i believe if your big enough to lift it, your big enough to put it away
    2. bringing a different work out buddy every time so you can talk about what you do, when you have been doing it for 3 months and look exactly the same
    3. not putting any noticable resistance on a machine, and just staring off into space zoned out as you do 10 reps like its doing more for you then when you get the diet soda from the fridge
    4. sitting on a piece/ putting foot on it/hovering over a piece of equipment, talking to workout buddy, having someone else come up and ask to use it when your not and saying,"im almost done." and using it 15 minutes later
    5. grunting loudly, i can understand a small urr from exhaling, but not one where i can hear you outside the gym.
    6. using the cell on equipment. stand up and out of the way or go outside to talk
    7.not wiping down stuff
    8.using one piece of equipment/weights but doing so in a way to block other pieces of equipment.
    9.when i am bouncing between 2 machines( for some exercises of larger muscles i'll do a set on one, rotate to the other, then back to it, saves time and keeps my heart rate up, so my time is halved between two different exercises) and someone slides in without asking, and does number 3 but does it for 20 minutes. then stops and stares off for 20 minutes, and does it again
    10.using a piece of equip, resting on it for 10 minutes, using it again for 2 reps, rest again for 10 minutes x infinite to the point where i am now waiting another hour doing filler exercises to finish off my plan for the day

  3. #163
    Quote Originally Posted by ralphie View Post
    Grunters and people who stare at themselves in the mirror.
    Completely agree with the grunters, but the mirrors are there for more than just checking yourself out. It is a large part of maintaining proper form.

  4. #164
    Anyone sitting on equipment while not doing reps, get the fuck up and let other work in!

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    i usually dont go to the gym because 99% of all people there annoy the shit out of me

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    Not being racist but mostly the islander guys who just lift dumbbells and are so impressed. These guys are huge, almost fat. Chances are they can't bench their own weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttfear View Post
    Anyone sitting on equipment while not doing reps, get the fuck up and let other work in!
    No, I don't want to rest for 2 minutes and have the machine hogged because I need to rest in between sets, this is ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xalzel View Post
    Gayce, aka, Jayce from LoL
    What does he have to do with it? He just Power Slams you.

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    The people (usually girls/young women) who come in, head for the nearest exercise bike, unfolds their fucking cosmopolitan magazine or whatever in front of them and proceeds to "cycle" for like, an hour, without turning on the bike, i.e having no resistance whatsoever.

    Presumably when they get home afterwards they tell all their friends what good people they are for doing their weekly "workout".

    It's absolutely pathetic.

  10. #170
    On the subject of people wandering around the locker room naked - yep, it's not exactly good, especially when you've just got in to get changed and they proceed to talk right infront of you (like 3ft away) while you're tying your laces, really, I get the fact you're comfortable with everyone seeing your dick but no one is comfortable seeing it, put a towel on or something!

    Or the guys with (and this is gonna sound really bad) bad feet - like athletes foot, verrucas, fungal nail infections etc walking around without flip-flops on, jeez guys I know you like to share, but atleast do the decent thing & wear something on your feet so we're not all likely to catch whatever you're peddling!

    And one guy who really makes me laugh, the fella who comes into the gym & his choice of drink, a bottle of coke - I'm no nutritionist or broscience expert, but that's not gonna work is it!
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    Aha I rarely venture into commercial gyms as I have access to my own ghetto gym at home and a big one at work which are both far superior in space and quality and range of equipment... But...

    1. People doing Deadlifts on the Smith Machine
    2. People swanning around the gym not actually doing anything - I'm not talking pacing off the burn between sets.
    3. People giving out really bad advice.. If you don't actually know, that's fine, just don't bluff that you do and insist on rounding your back on a Deadlift.
    4. "Bi's and chest; forget the rest!" crowd.
    5. People that come to the gym armed to the teeth with all the gear - wrist straps, lifting shoes, gold's gym vest, waist strap and then do curls with 20kg or Press 40kg.
    6. P90X'ers.
    7. People that drink energy drinks like Lucozade and Monster whilst working out.
    8. People that consistently skip leg day. "Because I want big arms not big legs, derp."

    I don't begrudge doing lifts in the mirror - it helps check form and maintain it. Although once you nail your form I find it more comfortable doing it away from a mirror as I find it a distraction rather than a benefit. Each to their own though.. Form is king and anything that encourages good form is good in my book.

  12. #172
    Fatties pedalling really slowly on a bike while reading a Harry Potter book. If you are truly exercising you are using every single last bit of energy and dripping sweat, no time for reading.

    Old blokes walking around the showers with everything out, just at least make a token effort to cover up.

    People lifting way too little (eg curling 2kgs as a bloke) or not pushing themselves. You're wasting everyones time if you aren't making a serious effort. I have a sneaking suspicion that instructors start people off really low so they can slowly increase it to make people think they are getting stronger when they could have lifted that weight to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reqq View Post
    Aha I rarely venture into commercial gyms as I have access to my own ghetto gym at home and a big one at work which are both far superior in space and quality and range of equipment... But...

    1. People doing Deadlifts on the Smith Machine
    2. People swanning around the gym not actually doing anything - I'm not talking pacing off the burn between sets.
    3. People giving out really bad advice.. If you don't actually know, that's fine, just don't bluff that you do and insist on rounding your back on a Deadlift.
    4. "Bi's and chest; forget the rest!" crowd.
    5. People that come to the gym armed to the teeth with all the gear - wrist straps, lifting shoes, gold's gym vest, waist strap and then do curls with 20kg or Press 40kg.
    6. P90X'ers.
    7. People that drink energy drinks like Lucozade and Monster whilst working out.
    8. People that consistently skip leg day. "Because I want big arms not big legs, derp."

    I don't begrudge doing lifts in the mirror - it helps check form and maintain it. Although once you nail your form I find it more comfortable doing it away from a mirror as I find it a distraction rather than a benefit. Each to their own though.. Form is king and anything that encourages good form is good in my book.
    Not that I do it, but what's wrong with some caffeine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    Not that I do it, but what's wrong with some caffeine?
    Caffeine is a diuretic, it makes you have to pee and increases the amount of water in you stool. As a result, it is not as hydrating as water (though it does not dehydrate you). In addition, caffeine has a half-life of 5 hours (thus 5 hour energy) so it makes little sense to drink it while working out. You might as well drink it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalek View Post
    Fatties pedalling really slowly on a bike while reading a Harry Potter book. If you are truly exercising you are using every single last bit of energy and dripping sweat, no time for reading.

    Old blokes walking around the showers with everything out, just at least make a token effort to cover up.

    People lifting way too little (eg curling 2kgs as a bloke) or not pushing themselves. You're wasting everyones time if you aren't making a serious effort. I have a sneaking suspicion that instructors start people off really low so they can slowly increase it to make people think they are getting stronger when they could have lifted that weight to start with.
    I often go to the gym and pedal with the bike off while reading stuff for work. I mean, then I start my real workout. The pedaling keeps me awake so I can focus on the work. I know it isnt exercise (though it does burn SOME calories). How do you know what these people think? Maybe they are at the gym to get away from their gfs/wives and want to do some reading. BTW, I can read my kindle on the treadmill while running 6-7.5 mph. Once I get above that, though, my eyes cannot keep up with the movement. So it is possible to workout fairly hard and read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhasban View Post
    Caffeine is a diuretic, it makes you have to pee and increases the amount of water in you stool. As a result, it is not as hydrating as water (though it does not dehydrate you). In addition, caffeine has a half-life of 5 hours (thus 5 hour energy) so it makes little sense to drink it while working out. You might as well drink it before.

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    I often go to the gym and pedal with the bike off while reading stuff for work. I mean, then I start my real workout. The pedaling keeps me awake so I can focus on the work. I know it isnt exercise (though it does burn SOME calories). How do you know what these people think? Maybe they are at the gym to get away from their gfs/wives and want to do some reading. BTW, I can read my kindle on the treadmill while running 6-7.5 mph. Once I get above that, though, my eyes cannot keep up with the movement. So it is possible to workout fairly hard and read.
    I know that it is a diuretic but that's not really a disadvantage while lifting. :P

    And yeah, I did mean before, takes a while to kick in.

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    Using the rack for something that does not require the rack, and jumping in and spotting when it is not needed or asked for. A serious trainee will not count spotted reps.

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    People that spend most of their time chatting and smoking on the balcony. Oh wait that is me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    Not that I do it, but what's wrong with some caffeine?
    caffeine while working out can be very dangerous, as the increased heart rate can pump it through the body faster than it should, there was a cyclist a few years ago who died of a heart attack after a single can of red bull mid ride and that was down to the caffeine.

    i don't see a problem with lucozade sport while at the gym, although recently i've heard a lot of talk that it only really makes a difference if you're at the top of your game, if you're just there to lose a bit of weight it probably won't actually do much other than burn a hole in your pocket - although i do drink the lucozade recovery drink after my work out.

    OT - its been a while since i've been to a gym properly (just joined a new gym which opened yesterday so starting again tonight) but a pet peeve of mine when i was at LAfitness was the few massive guys who were probably on steriods with biceps bigger than my legs and legs smaller than my arms (which aren't very big at all =p) who stand there between their sets looking down at you because i'm not trying to rep at 90% of my ORM the whole time . . .

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    People that do only bench press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kipling View Post
    caffeine while working out can be very dangerous, as the increased heart rate can pump it through the body faster than it should, there was a cyclist a few years ago who died of a heart attack after a single can of red bull mid ride and that was down to the caffeine.
    Ehh....well I think that's just a rare case though. :P

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