If you need to make a ton of noise to push yourself, you're not a real man. I bet the people saying "scream like you're being raped" shriek like banshees when they bang their shin on a table.
Screw people in the gym if they get upset at you making noise when you're banging out a final rep or two. It is a gym. You should be there to push yourself whether that be squatting for max weight or racing away on the bikes. I'm sure there is some kind of scientific reason as to why grunting or other noises help. Just look up youtube videos of Olympic weightlifters, Ronnie Coleman/Jay Cutler, and even martial artists. They all make noises when pushing themselves. It could only be a mental thing but who cares. If as long as it helps you get the most from your workout.
as others have said, its a gym, your there to get jacked. fuck all the losers who go there to jog on treadmills or whatever. that being said, it sounds like you dont go to a very serious gym either. try to find a better gym with people who actually take it seriously. i used to work out at a ymca until i got sick of being told off by the skinny idiots who work there. the gym i went to after was much better and it was great to meet other serious weightlifters and learn new things to add to my program
I don't make any noise when I'm deadlifting 600 pounds or doing drop sets to failure, 99% of the time people only make noise for attention. If someone can lift more weight than you and not make noise then you yourself shouldn't make noise. There is nothing wrong with making noise as long as it isn't deliberate, plus when you make noise you look like a total moron.
Last edited by Abominator; 2012-12-03 at 07:06 AM.
people love to bitch about EEVVERRYYTHIIINGGG. Whether the OP is making noise on purpose or not, who gives a shit. Ignore and move on.
My problem is with the people who go to the gym and throw equipment on the floor and break stuff. A little bit of noise, you people need to grow up, or put on head phones. Who goes to the gym without headphones? INB4 I want to talk to my friends. If you are at the gym talking to your friends, you are doing it wrong.
Noise doesn't equal intensity. In my experience the people who makes a lot of noise are people who want to draw attention to how much they are currently lifting and it's just sad.
Making noise to some degree will happen but if you are making noises loud enough to bother the rest of the clientele you are doing it wrong. Your ability to lift heavy is in no way connected to the amount of noise you make. People making loud noises in the gym are very much after attention or they are just taking it all to seriously.
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Some people lift that way. So long as you aren't overdoing it like crazy then I don't see a problem.