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      12-14-2015, 03:40 PM   #1
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Things that annoy you at the gym..

I' 36 and been it at for about 15/16 years now. I think I seen it all at this point.. So let me begin with some.

1. High Altitude Training Masks.. I still see dumbasses walking around like some skinny version of Bane from Batman.. Wearing a mask that restricts your breathing is NOT the same as training at high altitude. When working out you want to be able to intake as much air as you can but I guess this is the way to go if you feel you need to pass out during your first set of bench press.

2. "You need to lift heavy bro, that's the only way to grow".. I shake my head when I hear that shit.. It usually equates to a few piss poor sets, with bad form, partial reps, and damn near incorporating your whole body into the movement; all while spending less than 10 seconds under tension and most of that tension is not really even directed on the muscle that is SUPPOSED to be worked. It's hilarious to see a dumbell curl when the guys is using his shoulders and back to swing the weight up (elbows all over the place) and then pretty much drops it back down because well, fuck negatives he's way to positive for that shit. And don't get me started on the "back like a scared cat" dead-lifts.

3. Full makeup barbie looking chicks who only come in to do some cardio followed by a quick set of squats (got work that ass). All while making sure to scan the gym every few seconds to make sure someone is checking them out. She has a direct opposite twin called prison Barbie.. She will make sure to never make any eye contact with anyone because apparently you can get shanked at the gym.

4. The "I used to look like you when I was your age guy", meanwhile the guy saying that shit is only a few years older than you.

5. Guy that has the weight belt on all the damn time.. Weight Belt aka the male version of the corset.

6. Guys who feel the need to loudly discuss steroids in the middle of a busy gym because you know gym is a steroids "safe space" and apparently cops don't go to gyms.

7. Beats By Dre.. Ok seriously I figured that big ass headphones went out of style around the same time as Crystal Pepsi. Yeah let me spend $200 on a pair of obnoxious looking headphones that don't sound any different than my Skullcandy ear buds.

8. Guy with the gut and sloppy lower back fat, who feels the need to dish out diet advice.. "You got to eat big to get big bro", yes there is truth to that. You do need to up your caloric intake in order to gain weight, that is a no brainier. So jot down what this guy tells you and pretty much do the apposite.
I could go on all day but I'll let you guys post some up.
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When I round the corner of the men's locker room, there's inevidently one older gentleman with his leg up on the bench drying himself off while his balls are down to his knees. Do I really need to see that? Do you not care anymore at a certain age?
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People who sneeze and cough and don't cover their mouths, sick people at the gym.

People who use equipment to rest their towels and water.

Music over loudspeakers.

Crowded

Squat racks w/o mirrors - sometimes I need a mirror to check form and depth.

People who spit in the steamroom or shower.

People who put tape on barbells or who come to the gym with chalk.

Crowded parking lot.

No speed bag.
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When I round the corner of the men's locker room, there's inevidently one older gentleman with his leg up on the bench drying himself off while his balls are down to his knees. Do I really need to see that? Do you not care anymore at a certain age?
That's funny - saw that this morning - guess you really got to keep your chin up and scan the ceiling.
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I like doing drop sets with dumbbells. The MOST annoying thing to me is getting all set up, going to get a sip of water and returning 30 seconds later to see some dickhead that picked up and is using my middle set.
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People that don't rerack their weights, if you can stack it you can rack it..

people that don't wipe down their benches after they are done..

people that give/offer unsolicitied advice...

dudes that creep around all day hounding on girls...

people that don't know how to ask if you are done or using something and those that won't let you work in (within reason..it's not like I'm delying your rest period or extending your work out....).

those that think the gym I'm at is a crossfit "box". Go slam those bars and weights elswhere man...and jesus clean up all that chalk...

people that don't understand a towel, bag, sweater, some sort of clothing next to or on a bench/some weights means it's in use...at least ask around or wait a few before just grabbing the weight or moving my sh!t off the bench...and don't cop an attitude when I tell you I was there first or using it....smh
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Lots of judgemental thoughts in here lol. For the record, I got my beats for half off. They're not worth full retail lol
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I like doing drop sets with dumbbells. The MOST annoying thing to me is getting all set up, going to get a sip of water and returning 30 seconds later to see some dickhead that picked up and is using my middle set.
In other peoples' eye, you're "that guy" who just hogs weights lol
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Attractive chicks just hitting on me nonstop while I'm just trying to get my swell on. Can't you have a little respect? This is 2015.
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luckily my gym is pretty low on the spectrum of annoying issues, and because I go early morning the crowd is very focused and not interested in what anybody else is or isn't doing....

THAT SAID, the trainers at my gym are the worst. I don't think I've ever seen a single trainer working with a client get them worked up to the point of sweating. Spend much more time explaining things in the biggest words they can come up with than they do actually training. When they aren't with clients they sit or stand around in key locations and take up space. Then they all spend time working out as well and they will camp out in a rack for an hour so those idiots that actually pay to use they gym can't do so.
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I'm guilty of having beats...but have the wireless earbuds...so i'm only half a douche...LOL
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Crossfitters.

Wait crap, I'm one of them now. Nice thing is that all my annoyances at a commercial gym before no longer exist.
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people who take pics of themselves at the gym.
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I' 36 and been it at for about 15/16 years now. I think I seen it all at this point.. So let me begin with some.

1. High Altitude Training Masks.. I still see dumbasses walking around like some skinny version of Bane from Batman.. Wearing a mask that restricts your breathing is NOT the same as training at high altitude. When working out you want to be able to intake as much air as you can but I guess this is the way to go if you feel you need to pass out during your first set of bench press.

2. "You need to lift heavy bro, that's the only way to grow".. I shake my head when I hear that shit.. It usually equates to a few piss poor sets, with bad form, partial reps, and damn near incorporating your whole body into the movement; all while spending less than 10 seconds under tension and most of that tension is not really even directed on the muscle that is SUPPOSED to be worked. It's hilarious to see a dumbell curl when the guys is using his shoulders and back to swing the weight up (elbows all over the place) and then pretty much drops it back down because well, fuck negatives he's way to positive for that shit. And don't get me started on the "back like a scared cat" dead-lifts.

3. Full makeup barbie looking chicks who only come in to do some cardio followed by a quick set of squats (got work that ass). All while making sure to scan the gym every few seconds to make sure someone is checking them out. She has a direct opposite twin called prison Barbie.. She will make sure to never make any eye contact with anyone because apparently you can get shanked at the gym.

4. The "I used to look like you when I was your age guy", meanwhile the guy saying that shit is only a few years older than you.

5. Guy that has the weight belt on all the damn time.. Weight Belt aka the male version of the corset.

6. Guys who feel the need to loudly discuss steroids in the middle of a busy gym because you know gym is a steroids "safe space" and apparently cops don't go to gyms.

7. Beats By Dre.. Ok seriously I figured that big ass headphones went out of style around the same time as Crystal Pepsi. Yeah let me spend $200 on a pair of obnoxious looking headphones that don't sound any different than my Skullcandy ear buds.

8. Guy with the gut and sloppy lower back fat, who feels the need to dish out diet advice.. "You got to eat big to get big bro", yes there is truth to that. You do need to up your caloric intake in order to gain weight, that is a no brainier. So jot down what this guy tells you and pretty much do the apposite.
I could go on all day but I'll let you guys post some up.
LMAOO this is great. Too many Jabronis at the gym. lifting egos deff take over what bodybuilding is all bout. Everyone tries to be like Ronnie Coleman lmaoo.
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When I round the corner of the men's locker room, there's inevidently one older gentleman with his leg up on the bench drying himself off while his balls are down to his knees. Do I really need to see that? Do you not care anymore at a certain age?
No you don't I'm pushing 50, but it's still a quick in, drop the swim trunks, quick wipe and back into shorts.


I hate seeing all these people standing, lifting weights with their upper body (whatever they are doing) with their knees locked.

+1bazillion on putting your damn weights away when you are done. Don't leave a bar with 16 plates on it after your workout, I didn't come in here to do clean/jerk before starting my shoulders.

AND TAKE A FUCKING RINSE in the shower, at least, before you come into the Jacuzzi!!!! None of this drop your shorts off after you just got done sweating for an hour and jump in the water, socky-things and all.
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this thread should be linked to the dirty people thread
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In other peoples' eye, you're "that guy" who just hogs weights lol
The OP question was what annoys ME.
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Quasi-gay personal trainers without an ounce of muscle on them who flirt with their repulsive customers obnoxiously loudly.

35-year-old "dad bod" bros who think they're the shit, but really, they're just weak and fat.

Cologne. It's a fucking gym.
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Quasi-gay personal trainers without an ounce of muscle on them who flirt with their repulsive customers obnoxiously loudly.

35-year-old "dad bod" bros who think they're the shit, but really, they're just weak and fat.

Cologne. It's a fucking gym.
Oh got some more. The fat guy that thinks he's a powerlifter.

The ILS (imaginary lat syndrome) 140lbs kid who walks around with his arms flared out, as if he had huge lats.
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Oh got some more. The fat guy that thinks he's a powerlifting.

The ILS (imaginary lat syndrome) 140lbs kid who walks around with his arms flared out, as if he had huge lats.
ILS - hadn't thought of that one. That's good

I've got another:

Scrawny little Asian kid who sits on the rack for 2 hours benching the bar.
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This thread is funny No wonder some people are intimidated going to a gym to actually get in shape. If you aren't already in amazing shape, know all of the etiquette or make a mistake like wearing the "wrong" headphones, you are in trouble

Wow, the judgement!!!

P.S. I do like the discussion, however... carry on
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This thread is funny No wonder some people are intimidated going to a gym to actually get in shape. If you aren't already in amazing shape, know all of the etiquette or make a mistake like wearing the "wrong" headphones, you are in trouble

Wow, the judgement!!!

P.S. I do like the discussion, however... carry on
I take it Canadian gyms are friendlier?

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