What was the most embarassing thing you did or had happened to you at the Gym?

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    Jan 06, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    Last winter, I got to the gym 15 min early before my 6pm appointment with the gym personal trainer who btw was hot too. Anyhow I decided that I would go warm up on the treadmil upstairs. When I got upstairs there was one wing with 10 treadmills and one spot was open in the middle. So I was walking towards that empty treadmill while looking up at the TV screen showing the game and I did not realize the treadmill I was about to step onto was still running...

    So I got that whole slow motion experience happening, my right foot was going down on the treadmill which the belt appeared to be moving fast. icon_eek.gif Next thing I know is that my right leg went down, i lost my balance somehow landed on my back and i continued to roll to my left side and finally the belt finally shot me backwards to the wall that was 5ft behind the treadmill. My ass landed flat agains the wall my legs up against the wall doing a 9'oclock. icon_lol.gif I was still holding on my freakin water bottle pretty good when I landed. I laughed myself out of this one seriously. Some of the men and women next to my treadmill was laughing too. icon_lol.gif At this point, there's not much you can do. So they guy who was running real fast next to me turned his head every now and then and said "Buddy you alright?" twice. I told him as I got back on my feet that I was good.

    After getting up I look at the treadmill, someone left it running at 7mph, just hate it when people do that. When your body is still trying to balance itself out, I didn't want to get on that treadmill to stop it, afraid of creating another laughing experience. So I decided to go to the elipitcals to warm up. Thats when I realized that I had a really bad fresh scrape on my left elbow. When I went down for my 6pm appointment my trainer Tom said did you just scrape yourself? I nodded. Just now here at this gym? I nodded again and laughed. Told him what happen. So people please don't leave the treadmill running otherwise twinkle toes like me will put on a show for yall.

    I guess the moral is if you do something embarrassing, just laugh yourself out of it. It really works! My coworkers couldn't stop laughing the next morning! icon_razz.gif

    What's your embarrasing moment at the gym?
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    Jan 06, 2011 1:45 PM GMT
    rjb2001 saidWhat's your embarrasing moment at the gym?
    Finished my warm-up, then realized I couldn't even do a single pull-up.
    It was my 5th day in a row, and I'd worked out so hard earlier in the week that my body was total mush.
    Had to go home.

    Not really embarrassing, but it meant I couldn't stick around and chat with the hot guy I'd become gym-friends with. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    Mid afternoon not a sole in the gym besides some ole retiree's doing a dancing to the oldies class. I head around the corner to start my routine and hit play on my Itouch. I start to wrk up a sweat and get into the music, somewhere in between I start posing flexing and dancing thinking I'm alone until a wave of High school kids break around the cornericon_redface.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    I've been getting over a flu/cold and last week while at a hotel gym I coughed unexpectedly and a big ole gob of snot launched out of my mouth and landed on the seat of machine beside the one I was using....

    Yes, I stopped and wiped it clean.
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    Jan 06, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    Hahahahaha I would have loved to see that. That must have been embarrassing as hell. I haven't had anything THAT bad happen. Just some random falls usually. Oh and once when I was running I was listening to my ipod and trying to talk to my friend but didn't realize that I was screaming haha. Everyone stared at me.
  • sportsjockla

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    Jan 06, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    I've seen people leave the treadmills running or just put them on pause. Morons!

    I've never had anything embarrassing happen to me, but I did see a woman throw up on a guy next to her on the elliptical. Embarrassing for them both!
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    Lets see:

    I trip up the Stairmaster I dont' know how many different times...
    BUT the absolute worst thing was when my water bottle's top came off and all the water dumped out on me... looked like I pissed my pants!!
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    I was doing a dead lift weight for my wings and on the second set I farted...icon_redface.gif

    Also I was trying to act cool and lifted a barbell with one arm...What I didn't know that that weight locks weren't locked...Needless to say as I lifted and proceeded to walk the weights slid out making a very loud clank!icon_exclaim.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    My Shorts got caught on one of the machines and ripped down the side. I didn't have anything on under them. icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
    Dude that sounds really painful. luckily there wasn't anymore damage.

    There was one time when I was getting onto one of those decline situp tilted seat thingies that look kinda like this:

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    I would sit at the top pick up a weighted plate and slide down into a decline position. Usually, I wear mesh shorts to the gym so I would just slide down into a decline flat position. Well, this one time I was wearing cotton shorts and when I slid my body down my shorts stayed in the same position, so they were near my knees. I dropped the plate (which I shouldn't had since it make a loud *bang* sound and everyone who wasn't looking at the time turned to look), jumped up and pulled my shorts up. It was embarrassing even tho I had underwear on that stayed put.
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidMy Shorts got caught on one of the machines and ripped down the side. I didn't have anything on under them. icon_redface.gif


    why can't things like that happen at my gym! ;)
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
    Well, still in my single-digit years...

    I dallied at the pool a bit too long one day and got yelled at for being late. So I ran out of the bright sunlight into the long dark hallway to the locker room, and quickly jumped into the shower...
    Then realized that I'd "missed" and run up the (immediately adjacent) hallway to the womens/girls locker room icon_redface.gif
  • bad_wolf

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    Jan 06, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    Bar bell bench press, one set too many, couldn't lift it off, had to roll down to my hips and sit up.
    Sure someone must have seen and laughed at me.
  • jperfit

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    Jan 06, 2011 5:40 PM GMT
    i got on one of those gravitron pull up assist machines while back and didn't realize it was broke when i set the machine to a certain amount of resistance and went to step on platform the whole platform slammed down to the ground and I went right with it, made this loud noise, everyone was looking but now i can do chin ups freestyle so lesson learned.
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    Farted while doing leg press.

    The gym was big and empty enough for it to echo. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    I took too many plates off just one side of the barbell on the squatting rack. It all happened in slow motion, the side of the bar closest to me started to rise, I couldnt do anything to stop it as I still had a 20kg plate in my hands, the bar literally flipped over and the lighter side literally smacked this guy in the temple. The whole gym heard me shout in panic 'watch out' and SMACK it was soooo loud. I still feel bad when I see this guy at the gym. The guy sued the gym I think AND they had to replace the squat rack for health and safety reasons with another variation of a squat rack. This was ALL on CCTV and the staff had a good laugh at my expense I'm sure!
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    One time I unloaded one side of the squat bar and it almost fell over, a guy had to help.

    One time I fell on the treadmill, but I caught myself so it was pretty awesome actually.

    I alot of times I reverse directions randomly because i'll forget what i was doing in the process of getting a drink.

    This is probably the worst, but I don't consider it that embarassing. I am really busy during school a lot, especially during the last spring semester. So in order to releive stress and save time I would play pokemon DS on the treadmill walking a fast pace at an extreme incline. I did this like everyday haha... but like I said, I didn't care.
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
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    This is probably the worst, but I don't consider it that embarassing. I am really busy during school a lot, especially during the last spring semester. So in order to releive stress and save time I would play pokemon DS on the treadmill walking a fast pace at an extreme incline. I did this like everyday haha... but like I said, I didn't care.


    cute.
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    Jan 06, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    Oh oh!! I remember I knocked my forehead...There was a cute guy right behind me and when I I was doing my back exercise I forgot to lock the weight in and well...ouch...

    O and my shorts nearly slide of as I did decline chest press....icon_redface.gif

    @Bullwinkle: I had three people behind me including my trainer when I let the raspberry outicon_redface.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    I've fallen off the treadmill or tripped and fell while getting off it.

    I've broken the 105 lb dumbbell at the student gym after doing a set of chest press.

    I've farted while doing leg press or splits while stretching.

    I've seriously bruised my knee by slipping on the assisted pullup machine while doing 1 arm pullups and having the lever slip and club my knee.

    I sweat all over machines and don't always have a towel because it's the student gyms.

    I lost an eye stare contest with a straight guy and looked away first.
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    Jan 06, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    SexyN3rd said
    This is probably the worst, but I don't consider it that embarassing. I am really busy during school a lot, especially during the last spring semester. So in order to releive stress and save time I would play pokemon DS on the treadmill walking a fast pace at an extreme incline. I did this like everyday haha... but like I said, I didn't care.

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  • mybud

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    Jan 06, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    Well I don't know if this is embarrassing or just plain gross...After one workout...I go into the locker room...peel off my sweaty gear...hit the gym...and when I returned ...I noticed someone stole my sweaty undies...I think I knew who did it...I imagined him at home wearin em as a breathing mask.....BUD
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    Jan 06, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidFarted while doing leg press.

    The gym was big and empty enough for it to echo. icon_eek.gif


    Hahahaha man, that cracked me up
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    Jan 06, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    I always have this overwhelming fear that my shorts will fall to my ankles while I'm running... No joke, It's always with me at the gym... Ugggh.. lolicon_eek.gif
  • Desmondlug

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    Jan 07, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Mine would be when I was trying to show someone a song I loved, one of my strait friends. I took off headphones to play it loud, and I accidentally switched to a different song, it was called "I like big dicks", its a really catchy song lol. I could not figure how to turn it off, it was really loud and played for like 10 seconds. I just plugged in headphones embarassed.

    Today I also broke cup holder for treadmill, plastic just snaped.

    Other times I remember when I could not do last set of bench press and had no spotter. SO i had to throw it off me on ground hehe.