douchebags at the gym

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    May 18, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/general-chat/134673-douchebags-gym.html

    I was reading this thread and thought some of the responses were awesome and so true and thought I'd share.

    Personally, my biggest peeve is the guy doing wtf ever he could be doing anywhere else at the one decent squat rack my gym has. But I guess I should be more pissed at my gym for having only one decent squat rack. icon_mad.gif
  • blueandgold

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    May 18, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    uoft23 saidhttp://anabolicminds.com/forum/general-chat/134673-douchebags-gym.html

    I was reading this thread and thought some of the responses were awesome and so true and thought I'd share.

    Personally, my biggest peeve is the guy doing wtf ever he could be doing anywhere else at the one decent squat rack my gym has. But I guess I should be more pissed at my gym for having only one decent squat rack. icon_mad.gif



    hahaha this happened to me today with a smith machine! I was at the gym and this short woman with turtle tattoos all over her legs was at the rack for a half hour or so. She was squatting two 25 lb plates and then doing burpees for a minute afterwards. I kept on thinkng, "really??? 50 lbs and a million burpees? there's one smith machine here!"

    I had to take a deep breath before I talked to her. She reeked of lesbianism and I knew her type were sometimes offended by my penis. I was very polite and convinced her to let me work in... but she quit after a few sets when i was putting two 250 lbs on for a military press.

    I knew she would. She didn't want to restack a bunch of weight to squat 50 friggin lbs.

    But man, I was super polite. I called her "ma'am" and everything.

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    May 18, 2012 5:48 AM GMT
    I normally don't mind people at the gym - i really just ignore those who bother me... but the ones you can't ignore are the ones who make it a point of ruining your life.

    1. The guy who uses a machine or rack for more than 45 minutes. Most of the time I will just move to a different exercise and come back when it is free, but these assholes just refuse to use anything different. When you approach them and ask how many sets are left, they respond with "I just started, I have 24 more sets to go" WTF!!

    2. The guy who multi tasks does not need to use 4 machines at once! Sometimes I am certain he is done with a machine because 10 minutes have passed and he's on the other end of the gym chatting away with his homies. Once I jump in he comes running full speed talking about how he still was working on that particular spot. Sometimes this guy is also the one mentioned in #1, and he will tell you his still has umpteen sets left. Unreal...
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    May 18, 2012 8:58 AM GMT
    smthjock saidI normally don't mind people at the gym - i really just ignore those who bother me... but the ones you can't ignore are the ones who make it a point of ruining your life.

    1. The guy who uses a machine or rack for more than 45 minutes. Most of the time I will just move to a different exercise and come back when it is free, but these assholes just refuse to use anything different. When you approach them and ask how many sets are left, they respond with "I just started, I have 24 more sets to go" WTF!!

    2. The guy who multi tasks does not need to use 4 machines at once! Sometimes I am certain he is done with a machine because 10 minutes have passed and he's on the other end of the gym chatting away with his homies. Once I jump in he comes running full speed talking about how he still was working on that particular spot. Sometimes this guy is also the one mentioned in #1, and he will tell you his still has umpteen sets left. Unreal...


    LOL someone who's doing 24 sets on the same machine in the same workout, is either a very serious athlete in some kind of endurance sport, or a clueless idiot who needs some help w. a proper workout program. I doubt it's the first....
  • Buddha

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    May 18, 2012 9:04 AM GMT
    "Also, the gay guys that watch you udress in the locker room with no effort to be discreet and ultimately force you to wear the same sweaty boxer shorts for the rest of the day."

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    May 18, 2012 9:51 AM GMT
    Older guys (yes I know I'm old too but I DON"T act this way) who seem to have a predominance for talking on cell phones and having greasy ponytails. Even though the gym has the no cell sign up, these guys sit on pec decs, preacher curl machines and openly talk about real estate deals, cars, etc.

    And what's up with the men with no hair on top and ponytails?

    Just switched to a crossfit type gym and all the douchebags have vanished
  • 1man

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    May 18, 2012 9:54 AM GMT
    My biggest pet peeves are the people that sit on the machines while fooling with their mp3 players or texting on their phones. Cell phones should be banned in the workout areas. icon_evil.gif
  • shred_thegnar

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    May 18, 2012 10:18 AM GMT
    people who leave their towels in the gym change room after using instead of taking them to the bin. I am sorry the cleaners are not your maid you inconsiderate assholes, not to mention it is just nasty for them to have to pick them up.
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    May 18, 2012 10:19 AM GMT
    blueandgold said
    uoft23 saidhttp://anabolicminds.com/forum/general-chat/134673-douchebags-gym.html

    I was reading this thread and thought some of the responses were awesome and so true and thought I'd share.

    Personally, my biggest peeve is the guy doing wtf ever he could be doing anywhere else at the one decent squat rack my gym has. But I guess I should be more pissed at my gym for having only one decent squat rack. icon_mad.gif



    hahaha this happened to me today with a smith machine! I was at the gym and this short woman with turtle tattoos all over her legs was at the rack for a half hour or so. She was squatting two 25 lb plates and then doing burpees for a minute afterwards. I kept on thinkng, "really??? 50 lbs and a million burpees? there's one smith machine here!"

    I had to take a deep breath before I talked to her. She reeked of lesbianism and I knew her type were sometimes offended by my penis. I was very polite and convinced her to let me work in... but she quit after a few sets when i was putting two 250 lbs on for a military press.

    I knew she would. She didn't want to restack a bunch of weight to squat 50 friggin lbs.

    But man, I was super polite. I called her "ma'am" and everything.


    I would have asked to workin while she was doing her burpees.
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    May 18, 2012 10:33 AM GMT
    Wipe your damn sweat off the benches and machines! I hate going to use a piece of equipment and finding a puddle.
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    May 18, 2012 12:06 PM GMT
    The guys the grunt............REALLY LOUD
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    May 18, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    smthjock saidI normally don't mind people at the gym - i really just ignore those who bother me... but the ones you can't ignore are the ones who make it a point of ruining your life.

    1. The guy who uses a machine or rack for more than 45 minutes. Most of the time I will just move to a different exercise and come back when it is free, but these assholes just refuse to use anything different. When you approach them and ask how many sets are left, they respond with "I just started, I have 24 more sets to go" WTF!!

    2. The guy who multi tasks does not need to use 4 machines at once! Sometimes I am certain he is done with a machine because 10 minutes have passed and he's on the other end of the gym chatting away with his homies. Once I jump in he comes running full speed talking about how he still was working on that particular spot. Sometimes this guy is also the one mentioned in #1, and he will tell you his still has umpteen sets left. Unreal...


    I fall into #1 icon_redface.gif I've been doing something called German volume training - I tried it a while ago and had great gains so stuck with it. 10 sets of 10 reps and it takes me about 45 min to complete all my squats lol.
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    May 18, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    shred_thegnar saidpeople who leave their towels in the gym change room after using instead of taking them to the bin. I am sorry the cleaners are not your maid you inconsiderate assholes, not to mention it is just nasty for them to have to pick them up.



    +1

    Some guys are just down right nasty!
  • dalwriter

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    May 18, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    People who take up too much space in the locker room are a pet peeve of mine. Not only are there gym bags huge, they manage to spread their dirty clothes, toiletries, shoes, etc. etc. all over the place. Rude!

    But nothing beats guys who blow-dry their genitals. Why, god, why?

    (Mind you, these are more "douchebags in the locker room" but still.)
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    May 18, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    I experience a "gym singer" every once in a while- the guy who is rocking out to his music and singing along, usually under his breath, but still loud enough to be noticeable.

    A few weeks ago I had my first 'gym dancer'. Between sets he would go look at himself in the mirror and shuffle around to his music. It looked like he was trying to hide what he was doing but nobody was fooled.
  • dalwriter

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    May 18, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    And here I thought I was the only one who saw singers and dancers at the gym. Add to that guys who work out in jackets and scarves, or who twirl two-pounders like glow sticks, or who hit themselves with a yardstick. I don't know if I'd call them douchebags, but they definitely are unorthodox.
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    May 19, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    Hoarders, usually trainers or clients who learned this from their trainers, who build nests of collections of the most popular dumbells (15-25lb) and fixed barbells (40-60lbs) in the most far-flung, counterintuitive corners of the gym and leave them there.

    People who do single arm pulley exercises, typically one arm at a time, on the only dual pulley machine despite numerous alternatives.

    People who think their ipods entitle them to be left alone to their own devices, tune people out and act righteously indignant towards anyone who dare ask to work in, pretending not to know why you're interrupting them so they can make a big show of laboriously peeling off their earbuds and looking extra annoyed.
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    May 19, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    I figured out long ago that it's better to spend the money on some quality equipment to keep at home. Even if you can only buy one pair of dumbbells a month.
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    May 19, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    I can't stand the guys who have to grunt and make agonizing noises when they lift. Its so dramatic.

    Secondly, I hate when people drop the weights on a machine causing the super loud crashing noise. If you cant put it down, dont lift it. icon_confused.gif
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    May 19, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    people who do exercises with the medacine balls in the way of the machines. it's not like you can move the machine but they can oviously go do their weird abs or balancing stuff somewhere else.
  • Montague

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    May 19, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    wow, I never encounter these problems hah, maybe becuase I go to the gym at 1pm and theres like no one there until the rush at 3pm
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    May 19, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    Idiots who need to use the dumbbells, right in front of the dumbbell racks, right in between the benches and the rack so they're blocking the walk path while also blocking access to a bunch of the weights. I seriously just want to knock them over. Not as bad when it's not busy, but don't do it at 5:30pm M-W.
  • maxferguson

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    May 19, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    icon_razz.gif The way I see it, all of these things bug me more or less depending on the day. But it's obvious when someone is at the gym not for the sake of working out, but to be seen working out.

    Personally, I think it displays a lack of confidence. To the extent that you try to impress people at the gym who's impression of you doesn't benefit you, that is a lack of confidence and a surplus of ego. Compare that to someone who is at the gym for the sake of exercising and recognizes that he's not the only one in there. Lol, who would you rather be with?
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    May 19, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    My trainer the other day refused to clear up the squat rack after our sets. I insisted. He said, "what part of 'attitude' don't you understand?" I said, "the 'tit' in the middle".