lol these comments makes me want to go to the gym, i cant cause i dont have a car so i do it at home
lol these comments makes me want to go to the gym, i cant cause i dont have a car so i do it at home
It's funny, before today, aside from the aforementioned, I hadn't seen much of the other things people have at my gym. Tonight when I went (just got home from) there was a group of 3 loungers, just sitting on the ab equipment for over half an hour, not a one of them doing a god damn thing.
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Those people that after finishing a weight lifting session put 1 or 2 more weight discs before leaving... Saw people doing that more than once.
...Kind of a late reply here, I'm never on much, but I do train to compete in USA powerlifting. Every rep I do has to be one I'd do at a meet.
Squat is when the crease of your hip breaks parallel, Bench is pausing the bar on your chest 'till motionless, feet planted, ass planted, and pressing with an even extension.
a Deadlift isn't a deadlift you hitch and shelf it.
People who work out in groups (i.e. more than 2) really get on my nerve. Was way too common at my old gym. Would get a group of 4 or so guys (most of them total douchebags) who would hog one machine (while sitting on others) and would literally occupy it for 20+ minutes. 4 guys, 3+ reps each, way too long rests... and they'd be in the gym for hours.
But in the end, everything considered, it was cheaper and easier to get my own gear and convert my garage. I may not have cables or racks of preset weights, but it eventually paid for itself (saving gym fees) and I no longer have to deal with all the crap associated with going to a gym.
1) people who concern themselves with what other people are doing
2) officious people
3) people who ask me for advice in the middle of my workout when I have headphones in. If I don't have headphones, that's an invitation to speak.
4) people who ask for spots for every set
5) people who fail to put weights away or put weights away in the wrong place
6) people who give bad advice to others... especially trainers.
I use to get pissed off at people who drop weights but there are some exercises where that's fairly unavoidable (deadlifts) or even necessary (ball smashing).
I use to get pissed off at poor form then I grew up and realized it was none of my business. Lack of lifting knowledge is not a fault and does not speak to someone's poor personality. By that standard, I would get pissed off at people who do nothing but lift heavy. Cardio is important too guys!
I use to get pissed off at people who lifted too much weight or girls who lift too little weight but then I matured and realized it was none of my business. Same as above.
The only thing that still perturbs me, which isn't any of my business, are guys who wear sleeveless shirts or wife beaters, get fake tans, and shave their body hair. Those people aren't there to get healthier. They are there to show off and look good. I use to do it until I realized how douchee it was so there is a bit of self hate going here. Also, no, you do not need to look in a mirror to make sure you are using proper form. That is just an excuse for narcissism.
I don't mind old guys who talk to each other while on machines. I join in every now and then if the topic is interesting or in the alternative ask if I can use the machine. Old people actually talk about things of interest (obamacare, tort reform, etc) and not meaningless drivel (girls, booze, drugs). In any event, they always let me but if they were not to I could just do something else.
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This thread is why I converted one of my basement rooms into a personal gym.
I also don't see how you don't mind the old guys that hog machines for ages, they are just as annoying as the young kids that sit on them inactively doing nothing. Only difference is that you can tell the young kids that you need to use the machine and they will move without hassle, where as the old guys might be using the machine once every 5 minutes and maybe even tell you to mind your own business.
2) Adults tend to talk about interesting things and I don't mind switching up my routine if a machine is being used, there is no machine that cannot be substituted by a free weight exercise and there is never a time where free weights are not accessible. If I do a set of heavy dead lifts, I have to wait around 3-5 mins to do another set. I enjoy talking to the old guys about their lives or whatever else. Young people are obsessed with women, looking swoll, and broscience. Young people, in general, are completely a waste of space. It should be no surprise that all my friends are 10-15 years older than me and I've never dated a girl less than 5 years older than me.
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For my own list, there's a couple of ladies in the gym who will use the treadmill for 45 minutes chatting at slow walking speed which annoys me, especially if they can see maybe 1-2 of the treadmills are down. There's also the ones who "claim" a machine then go off for 10 minutes - if you're not going to use the machine, don't put your towel/drink/shit down on it and certainly not for any longer than a minute or two, 10 minutes is obscene! The people who go to the gym & spend an hour there, but spend less than half that time actually doing anything, you know who I mean, the guys who'll chat to people, say hello to everyone in the gym before going on a bike for 10 minutes - yeah those people!
The ones who really hack me off though are the ones who look at you like "what the fuck are you doing here" because you're not running at 10mph for 30 minutes or lifting massive amounts of weights or similar stuff - I get the idea, I'm overweight, I'm knackered after a light jog for 20 minutes, doesn't mean I should not be in the gym does it? They're also usually the ones who will do what I've come to call "notice me" stuff, you know when the hot girl walks into the gym, we all know it we kinda hold in the gut, stand a little taller and shit - well, these guys suddenly whack the treadmill up to sprint level or increase the weight on the resistance machines to try to impress them. Problem is they have worked out the muscles to the point where yeah they've got all the right bumps in the right places, but they're so braindead that they don't realise the hot girl is not looking at them, not even interested and the more she's blissfully unaware the faster/heavier they'll go until she walks away 20 minutes later and they collapse.
I try not to be judgemental because of the fact I'm not the "gym rat" kind of guy, I don't lift weights much (and what I do lift would mostly be seen as "pathetic") but I'm happy enough pottering along doing basic cardio to help me lose weight & gain fitness - the guys who judge you as not being serious because you're not cut like a bodybuilder just put me off. Fortunately where I go (it's a local authority leisure centre as opposed to a "gym") there's not too many of them, just some "older" people who understand that some of us are there to get some weight off and because well, I enjoy it, stick some tunes on & jog for a bit, ride the bike a bit and just work off some negative energy. Most of them are alright despite their advancing years and think it's funny when you get the posers in there trying to be Mr Universe, but you get the occasional douche and the occasional hot woman (who even the older guys admit make their legs feel a bit lighter) - just the kind of place where I feel at home being a little less cut and a little more "cut me a slice of cake would ya?".
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No one really annoys me in the gym. I go there to workout, I'm not paying attention to anything else.
So many types that annoy me.
1. The lazy bastard who doesnt put his weights away. You can literally see his swath of laziness across the gym with all the leftover equipment.
2. The old dudes in the locker room that just have to talk to each other completely...fucking....naked. Hey, I am naked and you are too...lets chat for a while.
3. People that use the cardio machines at like 0.5% speed for HOURS. Hey queen (not trying to be sexist, but it usually is a female) of the cardio maybe if you turned up the speed or grade just above crawling speed you wouldnt have to spend half your day on it.
4. The "I am going to change my life" folks that swarm the gym for the first 3 weeks in January. If you are actually going to stay then props to you on the change, but I will not see at least 80% of these people return.
5. The "I am going to get in shape 2 weeks prior to spring break" people. These people are usually worse than the New Years folks because they generally consist of douchebag frat boys that only do bench while bragging to each other how many chicks they are going to bang.
6. The guy who puts on way too much weight and then proceeds to do the exercise completely wrong. Just fyi, your back is supposed to stay on the bench when you are lifting, not curved up like you are trying to pull off a yoga move simultaneously.
So many more, but I think I will stop there for now.
6) that sounds like a power bench: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrCBiPS5MNQ. It's proper form so long as you keep your butt and upper back on the bench.
I hate it when I'm on the bikes directly behind treadmills, and I'm cycling away trying to focus and keep going but then a seriously hot girl gets on the tread mill in front of me and starts jogging and all I can focus on is her huge round ass jiggling about like its saying "come get me hot piece of manliness!!!"...
OWAIT I don't hate it I freakin love it!
Seriously though I hate when I'm in the lockers and I hear ripped guys talking about seeing fat people in the gym and laughing, in my opinion I wanna high five anybody going to the gym to lose weight, no matter how fat, when I'm there I can tell they are trying, I myself am losing weight and have lost 35lbs!
And, I am familiar with that technique however you will notice in the video that he maintains that position the entire time. I was referring to the individuals who snap their back up and down when they go to bench.
Screw the gym. Full of germs and stench and idiots. I bought my own rack, bench and freeweights and haven't looked back since.
"Once you stop caring what an arrogant, ignorant, idiotic little twat somewhere half-way across the world in a mouldy little basement with his mother yelling down at him to get off his arse and get a job is saying on the internet, you will find an immense calm overcome you. Suddenly the world will seem a brighter place and your mood will improve immediately."
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.