Pet Peeves at the GYM

  • JESIE

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    May 19, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    things that really grind my gears at the gym:

    1) People who are take no initiative to work out. They either
    a) stand around doing nothing for long period of time. Why go to the gym if you going to stare off into nothing. You can do that at home. AND don't do it while on a machine. I'm pretty sure that machine can get more use from somebody else NOT on their cellphone.
    b) socialize with others for a long period of time. If you want to chit chat, have a laugh, or waste time, go to a bar or a restaurant.
    c) hover over you silently waiting to use the machine. Either you get the balls to ask me when I'll be done or use another machine.


    BLAH
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    May 19, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    JESIE saidthings that really grind my gears at the gym...:

    This made me laugh. I agree especially when its the first two together. I remember once I was waiting for a machine and all these two people (a girl and a guy [pretty sure he was gay]) and they were just talking about something that happened to one of them. I was like uh are you guys done? (they were there for like ten minutes). The girl said "No he's starting his first set." He started the set and I just left I was like FML.

    Something that bugs me is when people misplace the dumbbells, I spent a few minutes looking for one (30 I think) and whoever put it back put it with the 12.5 and it was like that with 60% of the weights. I think you need to go in and get out and this just makes you waste time.
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    May 19, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    The simple fact that I must go to a gym is my biggest pet peeve.
    That's why I bought a bunch of gym shit to build a home gym.
    And now I'm gonna be working out of state most of the summer, and will have to join a gym.
    That fucking sucks. icon_lol.gif
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    May 19, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    You guessed it.

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    May 19, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    FearTheFall saidYou guessed it.

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    That's the only thing I like about the gym. icon_lol.gif
  • swedeinusa

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    May 19, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    When they don't wipe off their machines.

    When I'm in the mood, I don't really notice what I'm doing. I just work out, listen to music, wipe down, move on to my next set. But when a guy leaves a puddles of it on the seat?! ARGHJJHHDHBDFHFFFFUUUUUUU
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    May 19, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    swedeinmiami saidWhen they don't wipe off their machines.

    When I'm in the mood, I don't really notice what I'm doing. I just work out, listen to music, wipe down, move on to my next set. But when a guy leaves a puddles of it on the seat?! ARGHJJHHDHBDFHFFFFUUUUUUU

    agreed on this
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    May 20, 2011 6:16 AM GMT
    Aside from members thinking earbuds are a license to pretend to covertly ignore others? People needlessly hogging equipment they're not using at the time by:

    (1) Leaving their cell phone, water bottle, keys and lifting straps sitting on equipment they're not supersetting with. They can deadlift 765 but god forbid they should have to reach down to the floor for their chalk.

    (2) Expecting you to know that it's one of four from the far flung corners of the gym they have been supersetting with even when they don't leave things on the equipment.

    (3) Not letting you work in because they really need five minutes of down time between sets to socialize or listen to their Ipod.

    (4) Personal trainers not letting you work in with their clients on machines with selectorized weight stacks. Even when they're spending upwards of 20 minutes mostly just talking on that equipment. They're the very definition of bad gym etiquette and set bad examples for their clients with their misplaced sense of chivalry.

    Btw, this topic was already well covered in a February thread with the exact same title: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1385761/
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    May 20, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    idiots who work out RIGHT infront of the free-weights rack.. and then they get pissed when you interrupt their "workout" when you go reach for a weight.. i mean i wont be an ass about it, but back the fuck up a little. and leave room for others.. damn.
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    May 20, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    swedeinmiami saidWhen they don't wipe off their machines.

    When I'm in the mood, I don't really notice what I'm doing. I just work out, listen to music, wipe down, move on to my next set. But when a guy leaves a puddles of it on the seat?! ARGHJJHHDHBDFHFFFFUUUUUUU


    Definitely this!!!
  • JusTokin

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    May 20, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    I start my training program next week with a buddy, really looking forward to it, and this thread is very usefull for "DON'TS". I'll be sure and not be that guy. Good thread guys.
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    May 20, 2011 6:45 AM GMT
    There is this guy at my gym who pulls the weight bench right up to the middle of the dumbbell rack and actually puts his feet on dumbbells in the rack while he does chest presses with other dumbbells!

    I've never seen anything like it.
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    May 20, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    Sublstyley saididiots who work out RIGHT infront of the free-weights rack.. and then they get pissed when you interrupt their "workout" when you go reach for a weight.. i mean i wont be an ass about it, but back the fuck up a little. and leave room for others.. damn.


    This. Seriously, step the fuck back from the rack already. And the talkers who hold up a machine/bench/rack. Oh, and the people who want to talk my ear off when I just want to get my workout done (except my friends of course)
  • DrewT

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    May 20, 2011 7:00 AM GMT
    People who leave their weights around.

    People who don't follow the posted signs, within reason (like no chalk, etc)

    People that "are using" a machine when really they aren't.

    Guys that huff and puff, and drop the weights really hard. Don't need to be doing that on every set!
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    May 20, 2011 8:23 AM GMT
    People "slurping" on waterbottles while sitting in steamroom. Had 2 guys do this while I was there and it sounded like they were sucking a golfball through a straw.
  • JESIE

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    May 20, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
    Sublstyley saididiots who work out RIGHT infront of the free-weights rack.. and then they get pissed when you interrupt their "workout" when you go reach for a weight.. i mean i wont be an ass about it, but back the fuck up a little. and leave room for others.. damn.


    haha so

    I am considerate of other people. I don't get in their way. but some people have a hard time understanding Personal space and respecting it there of.
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    May 20, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    I can pretty much deal with anything because it's a gym and it's not about me. But the one thing that chaps my hide. Is when nasty suckers spit in the fountain! Not only is it grosss! It's not clean! REALLY! REALLY!
  • JESIE

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    May 20, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    Ducky47 saidI can pretty much deal with anything because it's a gym and it's not about me. But the one thing that chaps my hide. Is when nasty suckers spit in the fountain! Not only is it grosss! It's not clean! REALLY! REALLY!


    ew? never experienced the sight of that one but ew. lol
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    May 20, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
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    Sublstyley saididiots who work out RIGHT infront of the free-weights rack.. and then they get pissed when you interrupt their "workout" when you go reach for a weight.. i mean i wont be an ass about it, but back the fuck up a little. and leave room for others.. damn.


    This. Seriously, step the fuck back from the rack already. And the talkers who hold up a machine/bench/rack. Oh, and the people who want to talk my ear off when I just want to get my workout done (except my friends of course)


    +4!!! icon_confused.gificon_eek.gificon_evil.gif

    They get in front of the rack and do little teeny weights and I have to stand there holding heavy dumbbells and wait for them to move aside to put them back in the right place.

    Here is the thing.... I know who is around me at all times. I am conscious of not getting into someone's way or blocking the mirror or taking stuff they are using... why is it so hard for others to be considerate as well???

    ggggrrrrrr (love this thread!)
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    May 20, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    swedeinmiami saidWhen they don't wipe off their machines.

    When I'm in the mood, I don't really notice what I'm doing. I just work out, listen to music, wipe down, move on to my next set. But when a guy leaves a puddles of it on the seat?! ARGHJJHHDHBDFHFFFFUUUUUUU


    totally agree!

    the manager at our gym put signs on the "gym wipes" dispensers: "These are not for show, please wipe up your sweat."

    I haven't noticed anyone really paying attention to the signs though. icon_evil.gif
  • 1man

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    May 20, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    Woman who smell, esp. their lady parts.
  • JESIE

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    May 20, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    1man saidWoman who smell, esp. their lady parts.


    now thats just wrong lol
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    May 20, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    I've been training for over 30 years and have watched the progression of these establishments all that while. Sure the equipment has become more varied and better designed, but the most necessary component is the ability to concentrate on ones workout and this is where my peeves lie.

    First it was the introduction of top 40 music radio with screaming DJ's. Music has its own beat which is seldom mine.

    Second came the thousands of video screens. There are evolutionary reasons why flickering movement demands our attention.

    Then during the 90's they became massive cruising bars without the benefit of being able to get a beer or have a smoke.

    Finally the worst thing ever was the devolution of private personal trainers just so some mess can be seen in public with something attractive. They are loud, aggressive and think they can bump you off any piece of equipment you may be currently using. They seem to forget that they're being paid to be there, unlike us who are paying.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 20, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    The men or women that workout on the cardio machines for like hours and sweat so much there is a river forming under the machines. I workout as hard as the rest but would never leave a machine or area looking like that when I left it.

    Or

    The women who will drive around the parking lot for 20 minutes looking/waiting for that front spot so they don't need to walk to the front door only to get on the treadmill or go into a cardio class for like 2 hours! Guess that 50 extra feet of walking would wear them down icon_smile.gif
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    May 20, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    I go at off times to the gym and the place is always pretty sparse yet there is always some guy wanting to work in. Really? There are at least 2 other machines that do the same thing as well as free weights. Are you THAT inflexible in your workout routine that you can't do something else for 5 minutes? Seriously!