Gym etiquette

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    Aug 22, 2008 9:49 AM GMT
    So today was my last day of my first week of split training. I had to go alone so for some exercises I just had my ipod with me. While I always considered myself top with legs I had to discover today what an intense training legs can be. I am reading the book "The new rules of lifting" and to me it made a lot of sense. The basic idea is not to isolate too much but rather let the muscles work together, so I did lifts with the barbell, I tried good mornings and then bulgarian lunges where you keep one foot at the bench. At that time I was sweating like never in my life before, the toll on the heart rate was sick. Then i jumped up left and right on the bench to basically see that.

    1.) I was dripping all over like a fountain.
    2.) trainig with my ipod for the first time didn't
    realize that I was a ..bit loud.
    3.) I for whatever reason totally enjoyed myself pushing that hard.

    I tried to keep it down, I wiped everything clean, but I still had to do calves, lat and butt and I felt like a disgusting snail oozing through the gym. I thought I got some weird looks - When you train with other people you do get annoyed sometimes or bothered, the guy who just NEVER can return his weights and always crushes them on the floor next to you. How much would you be bothered by me ? I mean..I really am trying but I just can't help it, I thought the basic idea of split was to go all out. Is it really that bad if you sweat like crazy if you clean after yourself or if you just can't help to groan on those last 2,3 reps ? It was the most intense thing I ever did so far and I don't want to annoy other people it doesn't bother me if people sweat and make some noises I figure it is just natural. I kinda felt like superman for completing the sets after I hit the shower and drank a medium sized lake.
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    Aug 22, 2008 7:12 PM GMT
    I have no beef with guys who do that at all. They're pushing their bodies to it's fullest potential.
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    Aug 22, 2008 7:33 PM GMT
    Yeah, you really can't help how much you sweat, but not wiping equipment down after you're done in inexcusable.

    At least you've noticed that the iPod was loud, and will probably fix that in the future.

    And grunting on the last couple isn't too bad, i've been in the gym with guys who start on the first rep and keep it up every rep, and it's so damn loud you can hear them on the other floors of the gym. i see grunting on the last couple more as "I'm working hard."
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    Aug 22, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    As long as you wipe down the equipment after use, please sweat and by all means, grunt loudly! Love that sound. You can close your eyes and draw your picture of what might be happening ;)

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    Aug 22, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    BigSETXjock saidAs long as you wipe down the equipment after use, please sweat and by all means, grunt loudly! Love that sound. You can close your eyes and draw your picture of what might be happening ;)



    I wouldn't mind your sweat on the flat bench BigSETXjock. icon_twisted.gif In actuality...sweat doesn't bother me at all. And yes, hearing someone grunt does put your mind in the gutter just a titty-bit.
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    Aug 23, 2008 9:58 AM GMT
    oh brother, lol. Why didn't I see that turn coming ? I think I wasnt very clear on the sweating like crazy part. A family of seals could have taken a nice bath following me around icon_smile.gif Im gonna need 2 towels next time. I guess I was just a bit embarassed, and the sounds, I am not above admitting, wait I admit nothing..filthy thoughts while training are the forbidden fruit. You, sirs are disgusting icon_eek.gif