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dhitquinn

hey up y'all

just wondering what things or type of people annoy you most in commercial gyms you train at

mine would be

1)Women who walk on treadmills at gyms whilst reading magazines
2)people who hog certain machines and in between sets sit and chat to friends for 10 minutes
3)people who hog the squat rack and insist on doing curls at it or people who squat doing a 2" range
4)just general fat people who walk around the gym using literally every machine, just to make themselves feel better thinking they have actually had a good workout
5)training experts who tell people to use a wide grip for bench and pulldowns to get either a wide chest or wide lats
6)screamers who use weights far too heavy for them, they then typically then throw the weights on the floor afterwards
7) people who use massive weights for dumbell laterals who swing the damn things up for 6 shitty reps then their gay mates then congragulate them on a set well done
8) skinny arseholes who stand about the gym talking to other arseholes usually saying 'they are just getting back into it' when in fact they never have been into it in the first place (in between 30kg calf raises)
9) flex magazine trainers who typically spend the entire session speaking about new creatines
10) people usually gays who go into the sauna naked.

im sure il think of more

Dave
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BennyAnthonyOfKC

Missouri, USA



#1 Hot women in the sexiest of skin-tight clothes for workouts, and insist upon doing multiple sets on hip-machines for abduction and/or adduction. Could they be more distracting? :)
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southbeach

11) fat guys that always use too much weight like in bouncing bar off their sternum during bench press.

i actually walked up to a couple "big" benchers like this, i had them drop weight down to 135lb (yes O'bar + 45 each side). had them do 10 secs up and 10 down. they damn near died after 4 reps haha
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johnbhoy

Armed Forces - Europe

I would add;
People who talk to you in the middle of a set of near life threatening leg presses and expect an answer.

People who think that sweating is good for them and proceed to train in woolly jumpers, hats etc.

Men who compliment each other on a great pump whilst puffing and rattling out endless easy sets.

Men who spend way too much time naked in the changing rooms, very suspicious.

Having said that i now train at home and have only the wife, children and dog to annoy me.
John.
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dhitquinn

BennyAnthonyOfKC wrote:


#1 Hot women in the sexiest of skin-tight clothes for workouts, and insist upon doing multiple sets on hip-machines for abduction and/or adduction. Could they be more distracting? :)


I know what you mean, it does help when you are squatting though to get those extra reps with the rush of test it gives you

But camel toes can be distracting


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dhitquinn

southbeach wrote:
11) fat guys that always use too much weight like in bouncing bar off their sternum during bench press.

i actually walked up to a couple "big" benchers like this, i had them drop weight down to 135lb (yes O'bar + 45 each side). had them do 10 secs up and 10 down. they damn near died after 4 reps haha


Yea thats irritating too
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dhitquinn

johnbhoy wrote:
I would add;
People who talk to you in the middle of a set of near life threatening leg presses and expect an answer.

People who think that sweating is good for them and proceed to train in woolly jumpers, hats etc.

Men who compliment each other on a great pump whilst puffing and rattling out endless easy sets.

Men who spend way too much time naked in the changing rooms, very suspicious.

Having said that i now train at home and have only the wife, children and dog to annoy me.
John.


Yeah i train at home too its great not seeing naked men anymore, there is something very homosexual about a naked man wearing sandals in a gym changing room

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=XOf5PegrYTw
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smanjh

Morons who do not use form.

Morons who have been working out for years but look exactly the same year in and year out-out of shape.

Morons who walk around and critique your form-only to suggest you use bad form.

Morons who pose for almost the entire session-with nothing to pose.

Morons who use the weights but just go through the motions.

Senior citizens.

Imaginary lat syndrome guys.

Curling in the squat rack.

Fat chicks in spandex.

People with no muscle wearing tank tops/sleeveless shirts.

No theory/just pumping volume trainers.

People who do not know gym etiquette.

People who do not train legs.
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johnbhoy

Armed Forces - Europe

smanjh wrote:


Imaginary lat syndrome guys.

Is that the men who walk around as if they have a roll of carpet under each arm all the time. "my lats are so big i can't put my arms by my side".
John.

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sgb2112

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=sb5gRb4J27c

This is exactly how I imagine SoCal gyms..and the training partner looks like a juiced Iggy Pop btw.
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dhitquinn

sgb2112 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=sb5gRb4J27c

This is exactly how I imagine SoCal gyms..and the training partner looks like a juiced Iggy Pop btw.


Lol is that Matthias Hues in the gym with him, the B move martial artist lol
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

The Most Irritating Things in Gyms

Oh come on, you know what I'm gonna say. Pick two of the following:
A.Someone like Southbeach being anywhere near me!!
B. People constantly confusing me with Dave Draper or Clint Eastwood and interupting a set seeking my autograph.
C. To many things to list, that's why I work out at home.
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smanjh

johnbhoy wrote:
smanjh wrote:


Imaginary lat syndrome guys.

Is that the men who walk around as if they have a roll of carpet under each arm all the time. "my lats are so big i can't put my arms by my side".
John.



Yep, and the are usually a skinny fat or skinny weak person. They walk around like that and eyeball people. I thought it was a parody until this 140 pound guy was posing in the mirror telling his girlfriend to check out his "amazing new growth".

Meanwhile the chick was watching be curl what he benched.

Which brings up another gym moron: The competitor. This guy will see you doing a set, you will walk away to breath for a second, and then you will turn around to see him almost die to get one rep with what you just did 9 reps with.

He gets up, puffs his chest out and walks off after this.
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smanjh

ddhitquinn wrote:
sgb2112 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=sb5gRb4J27c

This is exactly how I imagine SoCal gyms..and the training partner looks like a juiced Iggy Pop btw.

Lol is that Matthias Hues in the gym with him, the B move martial artist lol


LOL. Seriously, I frown when a juiced guy that really does not have a clue gets the attention of some newbie. '4reps for mass, 15 for cuts'.

Especially when the guy just got done telling someone else about his latest cycle and how he 'gets so much respect at the bar' now.
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southbeach

entsminger wrote:
The Most Irritating Things in Gyms

Oh come on, you know what I'm gonna say.
B. People constantly confusing me with Dave Draper or Clint Eastwood and interupting a set seeking my autograph.


LOL, thats funny scott
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dhitquinn

smanjh wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:
sgb2112 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=sb5gRb4J27c

This is exactly how I imagine SoCal gyms..and the training partner looks like a juiced Iggy Pop btw.

Lol is that Matthias Hues in the gym with him, the B move martial artist lol

LOL. Seriously, I frown when a juiced guy that really does not have a clue gets the attention of some newbie. '4reps for mass, 15 for cuts'.

Especially when the guy just got done telling someone else about his latest cycle and how he 'gets so much respect at the bar' now.


Its hilarious as well as you tend to find the guys with the best genetics truly believe all that crap about different rep schemes for different looks etc.
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smanjh

ddhitquinn wrote:
smanjh wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:
sgb2112 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=sb5gRb4J27c

This is exactly how I imagine SoCal gyms..and the training partner looks like a juiced Iggy Pop btw.

Lol is that Matthias Hues in the gym with him, the B move martial artist lol

LOL. Seriously, I frown when a juiced guy that really does not have a clue gets the attention of some newbie. '4reps for mass, 15 for cuts'.

Especially when the guy just got done telling someone else about his latest cycle and how he 'gets so much respect at the bar' now.

Its hilarious as well as you tend to find the guys with the best genetics truly believe all that crap about different rep schemes for different looks etc.


Oh yeah, that happens. My genetics or whatever was the reason I did not shrivel away doing low volume stuff 1-3x a week and actually had me gaining somewhat. That is what I am told anyway. But the juicers, who, I might add, juice up, shrink down, juice again to reach their previous best, shrink, etc. for years are experts.

Seriously, these guys look like they battled cancer for a year without gear, and they use the same damn routines either way.
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sgb2112

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=4RjhrSLdRnQ

I have been watching his interviews and cannot help kin of liking him lol. He strips at Chippendale's, is trying to break into a film and music career, bangs alot of fitness chicks, and drives a Ferrari F430.
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markh

One i would add to the list is the "smelly trainee". Most gyms i`ve been at have had at least one regular with personal hygiene issues and at my present gym there are unfortunately a few.

Mark H
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

==Scott==
Seriously though there are many things that irritate me when working out at most gyms.

1. People hogging a machine so I have to wait forever to get on it.
2. loud awful music playing
3. goofs throwing up heavy weights like it's a keg throw at the Worlds strongest man competition.
4. Instructors/so called trainers who really don't know squat trying to tell you what you should be doing.
5.Lines of people waiting for a machine so you give up ever trying to get on it.
6. Not ever seeing anyone useing what I consider proper form.
7. Guys that just seem to linger there all day chatting.
8. Guys walking around talking like they know all the answers when they don't know diddley.
9. To many distractions, noise etc that makes concentration hard.
--The good things about working out in a gym are far less than the bad but there are a few.
1. Some hot babe doing squats or whatever. Nothing is more motivating than working out next to a good looking girl who is working out hard as well.
2. Actually finding a fellow who is lifting properly who has built some sizable muscle. It's great to watch those muscles in action!
3. The gym might have a machine I want to use that I don't have.
4. If you get stuck on an exercise like a bench press usually there is someone around to help.
5. You get to see how pathetic most peoples workout is and that can be a boost to your ego.
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db144

The tough guys walking about with chips on their shoulders, cutting in front of people and in general being a-holes.

d
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TOM C

Trainees paying extra for a personal "trainer" and he/she has them standing/kneeing on balls and using 2.5 lbs dumbells. Some of these personal "trainers" don't even like weight training.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Guys who load machines up with 4-5 plates per side for their mighty 2" ROM and then walk off and leave it loaded.

I actually brought this up in several "How are we doing?" polls that 24-Hr e-mailed to me.

Recently I've noticed employees running around stripping machines and bars that were left loaded --- not quite the suggestion I made.
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Guys who think their gloves or workout towel are gonna hold a station for them while they stroll off to the other side of the gym to fuck off.

Silly rabbits!
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

db144 wrote:
The tough guys walking about with chips on their shoulders, cutting in front of people and in general being a-holes.

d


I had a guy walk right in front of me while I was carrying some 75-lb DBs back to the rack. I plowed right into him and said: "Whoah there, you need to watch where I'm going!"

I racked the DBs and turned to find him looking like he was deciding whether to do something about it. I shrugged and and bobbed my chin at him and walked off.

Nothing. Guys like that are counting on people not reacting to their BS.
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Frank Scott

Anything that does not irritate you gentlemen. Anything at all?
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