Today, at the gym...

  • Jessie_Lee

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    Jan 22, 2011 6:40 AM GMT
    Please keep it to something that you saw or experience at the gym on the current day. :-)

    I know everyone has stories of stuff they heard or seen before. But this is about what happened when YOU were at the gym today, not someone else, not 5 years ago, etc.

    And we can see how frequently stuff like this happens.

    Today, at the gym, there was this guy doing front raises while standing OVER the seated bench. I had to wait a few minutes before asking if I could use it because he was doing several reps with one arm, then the other arm, and repeat. He went to drink from the water fountain and left his dumbbells there with one on each side of the seated bench, and between the seat and the foot rest for the seated bench. Instead of moving his dumbbells without permission (which would appear rude by proper gym etiquette), I moved the bench, leaving a wide open area with the dumbbells in the middle of it, and managed to squeeze in between two other benches that had less space. I think he took the hint that he was being inconsiderate when I noticed that he scooted to the side of the open area while continuing his workout.

    Today, at the gym, some guy was doing cable curls using the top attachment. His hand was moving only 2-3 inches in either direction and his elbow kept moving as well, so it looked like he was punching himself on the side of his head instead of curling.

    Today, at the gym, a guy was on the cable lat pulldown station (not the lat pulldown machines) doing lat pulldowns with one arm at a time. I was thinking why didn't I think of that before (I'm not a fan of machines with fixed movements when I can do them with free weights or cables). I've been wanting to incorporate lat pulldowns into my workout on a consistent basis but couldn't, because I have trouble getting into position due to the fact I can pull more than my own weight so the weight would hold me up instead of being pulled down, and the knee rests are generally made for people who have longer legs than me. With any lat pulldown station (cable or machine), in order to use the knee rest (even at the lowest adjustments), I would have to lift my heels off the floor. By doing lat pulldowns with one arm with cables, I wouldn't have to worry about being lifted off the seat or bothering with the knee rests. So why didn't I think of it before?
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    Jan 22, 2011 8:36 AM GMT
    Today at the gym, I discovered the true meaning of bisexuality. It's just like Christmas.
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    Jan 22, 2011 9:19 AM GMT
    Today at the gym was my back day. After finishing with the weight room I finish by stretching. First I do twists to keep from getting a knot in my back. Then I did bridge pose.
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    I'm flexible. It keeps my back from feeling stiff.
    And I always forget that I get people watch me stretch.

    Also, every time I moved to a different station, this one guy happened to find himself at the station next to mine. Every. Time. He was cute in a puppy dog kind of way. I was tempted to adopt him. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Bullwinklemoos saidToday at the gym, I discovered the true meaning of bisexuality. It's just like Christmas.


    You mean that bisexuals are magical and come only once a year?
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    Jan 22, 2011 9:23 AM GMT
    I saw the nicest jiggle in a pair of slinky maroon gym shortswalk by.
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    Jan 22, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    Everyday is a new adventure for me there. Today at the gym I saw a group of boys in the locker room who looked 17 yrs old, talking about how they were at a party last night. One of them was bragging about how he was fucking some girl all night long. I laughed to myself, but thought 'poor kids, let them have their moment.'
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    Jan 22, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    Well I don't go to the gym but today when I walked past it lol, I saw 3 really hot guys and I was like icon_twisted.gif ! lol.

    Perhaps I should join THAT gym haha.
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    Jan 22, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    I'm washing a load of socks and plan to do squats before lunch.
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    Jan 22, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    There was a new guy obliviously using the jump rope in a very crowded area. He nearly hit me once and I saw quite a few people giving him annoyed looks. There was also a woman who left her coat and duffle back in the middle of the floor....I went to get a drink and didn't see it right away and wound up stepping on it. What are these people thinking, that they are the only ones at the gym?
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    Jan 22, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    Gbob saidWell I don't go to the gym but today when I walked past it lol, I saw 3 really hot guys and I was like icon_twisted.gif ! lol.

    Perhaps I should join THAT gym haha.


    You should, Gbob - it's time to suck it up and join a gym! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 22, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    my favorite gods were not at the gym last night.
    excellent focus throughout.
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    Jan 22, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    TODAY at the gym. I got suckered into the personal trainer package (the guy was easily a 10) so it may not have been that bad...also I am kind of in a new place...

    The person who greeted me when I entered was one of the prettiest girls have ever seen and we shared a laugh when I introduced myself because my hands were as cold as ice and when I shook her hand she immediately pulled back lol

    I rock paper scissored some guy for the treadmill because we arrived at the same time. He shouldn't have made it best 2 out of 3 because I won the last 2 bwahahahaha

    THEY CALL ME MR. FREEEEEEEEEEEZE... pew pew
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    Jan 22, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    Today at the gym I went to the new LA Fitness that opened around here and it was a million times nicer than any other LA I go to. Everything was brand new. But this guy came in and literally complained about the gym the entire time he was there saying it was "too small" because this one was only one story instead of two. I literally heard him say "I would rather them not have basketball, I am never coming back to this one" to at least 5 different people. So annoying!
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    Jan 22, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    Today at gym I saw a guy doing inverted pull ups, and I just stared in amazement.
    Also a cute boy was stealing looks at me and every time I looked his way he would quickly turn his face. Which I felt was pretty cute since he was blushing, but sad part was he was way too young, like younger than 18.
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    Jan 22, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    today at the gym, i lifted weights as usual icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif
  • Leawoody

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    Jan 22, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    Today at the gym . . . well I didn't actually go today. Instead I went across the street and shoveled the 8" of snow off my elderly neighbors driveway and sidewalks. It was a great workout and the air was a lot fresher than at the gym. Best part is that don't get sore because I do go to the gym all those other days.
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    Jan 22, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    Some hot guy lands his gym bag on the treadmill next to the one he is using. At first I think maybe he's holding it for a friend, but that never happens. a-hole. Just annoyed because this guy always pulls this kind of crap. Not worth the eye candy in my book.
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    Jan 22, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    I saw the cutest guy walk in and thought to myself " wow " not knowing I also said it out loud. He looks up, and I quickly look up at the basketball game on the tv overhead and said " what a play ". Saved by the boob tube !
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    Jan 22, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    Today at the gym... I saw my reflection in the mirror and thought- "that can't really be me- I'm not that fat am I." ...but then I realized that it was actually the reflection of the man standing next to me... but that's what I get for dying my hair and not wearing my contacts. icon_mad.gif
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    Jan 22, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    today at the gym a very muscular man sat down on the erg next to me, started to pull as hard and fast as he could, and then abruptly stopped after 10 seconds and walked away...
    I was half way through a 5k so it was pretty distracting/odd thing to see...
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    Jan 22, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    Today at the gym some guy next to me on the stair mill, finished and left, leaving the equipment soaked with his sweat. I was SO grossed out and even more, I was pissed at the thoughtlessness. But I had a good workout.
  • grnranger99

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    Jan 22, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    Today at the gym I threw up a little in my mouth...It was leg day
  • MadeinMich

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    Jan 22, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    This literally happened 2 hours ago. Today at the gym I waited for a smelly Indian woman to get off the tredmill for 10 minutes so I could use hers. So I got on another tredmill and walked on it as I watched her and waited for her to leave. Its true I was on my own tredmill but the one she was on is my favorite because it is positioned between two T.V.s, which I need for my cardio ADD
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    Jan 22, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    no eye candy to look at... very depressing icon_cry.gificon_rolleyes.gif...
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    Jan 22, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    grnranger99 saidToday at the gym I threw up a little in my mouth...It was leg day


    Oh I hate those days.
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    Jan 23, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    today at the gym I did my TRX chest routine.