What is your gym etiquette pet peeve?

  • Camz03

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    Jan 06, 2013 7:31 PM GMT
    For me, it is when guys don't put away their weights. I would rather wipe away some guy's pit sweat off a machine/bench than have to put his weights away.

    I suppose more strangely I get a little annoyed when guys purposefully flex and pose in the mirrors, and when guys scream so loudly during a set icon_lol.gif

    What's your gym etiquette pet peeve? icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 06, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    I temporarily joined Xspots after being a memeber at NYSC for more than 15yrs... What a difference. Guys that stand in front of you blocking your mirrored reflection to watch your form is driving me crazy at this gym. I look pretty young but there is no one at this gym over 28.icon_rolleyes.gificon_eek.gificon_mad.gif

  • HottJoe

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    Jan 06, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    When there's nowhere to warm up and stretch first. Also using a drinking fountain right after a heavy breather. That only happened once, but I almost lost my lunch, when I inhaled someone else's lingering stale breath.icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 06, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
    I hate it when I go to the gym and there's a lot of teenagers there and out of the maybe six of them of there only two are actually using the equipment or using the equipment correctly and not just fucking around. It's annoying because even thought hate working out around people I can deal with serious people exercising. But all those damn teeny boppers hogging up the machines and just crowding the place is annoying. I hate it. And they take so long before they leave.

    Sometimes they catch an attitude when I ask to use the machine I need to use even when they are just sitting on it. And then they get annoyed with me because im actually there to work out and not re-enact some sort of ghetto version of The Breakfast Club.
  • Camz03

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    Jan 06, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
    ^^ LOL!

    Yeah teenagers seem to travel to gym in little packs. And 9 times out of 10 their form is atrocious and you can just feel the gym shudder with each rep icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 06, 2013 8:08 PM GMT
    I can't narrow it down to one! So I will list 3:

    1 - The guy who would laugh loudly at people lifting light/medium weights. Not seen him since dropped the bar on his chest doing bench press

    2 - The guy who puts a paper towel on a bench then wanders off for 10 minutes between every set. If someone takes his bench he whines at them

    3 - People who stand right behind you not saying anything while you are doing something like a deadlift. WTF is that about?
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    Jan 06, 2013 8:11 PM GMT
    Camz03 said^^ LOL!

    Yeah teenagers seem to travel to gym in little packs. And 9 times out of 10 their form is atrocious and you can just feel the gym shudder with each rep icon_lol.gif


    Lol so true! And they are messy and loud and rude!
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    Jan 06, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
    People who hover around an equipment you want to use and they stay there just chatting away. Plus, they talk so loud everyone in the gym knows their business. I mean, if you're going to talk that loud, add some drama to it! No one cares what kind of investment deal you made.
  • He_Man

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    Jan 06, 2013 9:28 PM GMT
    This happens at my gym all of the time, and it pisses me off so freak'n much. Guys will stand right in front of the dumbbell rack and perform their exercises so that no one can get a weight or put their weights back. I have to stand behind them waiting for them to get done, while holding my own dumbbells, just to re-rack them.

    Gym etiquette #707: Don't stand in front of the freak'n rack and do your exercise. Get the desired weight you want and then get out of the way, dumb MoFo's!
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    Jan 06, 2013 9:31 PM GMT
    My pet peeves are other people at the gym, curse them!
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    Jan 06, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    <--- A few pet peeves in my profile photo. icon_lol.gif

    EDIT:
    Forgot to mention one that always kinda bugged me.. Guys that eat while working out. They're either eating a protein bar, or they're mixing/drinking a protein shake. One time I saw a guy eating a freaking Subway sandwich between sets. icon_confused.gif
  • voyager1977

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    Jan 06, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    My top 3:

    1. Circuit trainers who think they can reserve every piece of equipment indefinetly because they are "circuit training"!

    2. People who don't put their weights away

    3. People with bad hygiene who stink out the gym
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    Jan 06, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    This one is in full effect right now: Resolutioners stealing my bench!!! I step away to grab a different set of weights and some noob is adjusting the bench I was on ten seconds ago. Yeah completely ignore the sweaty towel I have on the bench or the fact you JUST saw me walk away from the bench. At least ASK if I am done.

    The scowl on my face is all that is needed to set them right, but I shouldn't have to do that. We regulars look out for each other too. Be glad when Resolution season is over...
  • chi_rock

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    Jan 06, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    He_Man saidThis happens at my gym all of the time, and it pisses me off so freak'n much. Guys will stand right in front of the dumbbell rack and perform their exercises so that no one can get a weight or put their weights back. I have to stand behind them waiting for them to get done, while holding my own dumbbells, just to re-rack them.

    Gym etiquette #707: Don't stand in front of the freak'n rack and do your exercise. Get the desired weight you want and then get out of the way, dumb MoFo's!


    +1
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    Jan 06, 2013 10:03 PM GMT
    Folks who leave DBs all over the place and who don't strip the bars of excessive weights.
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    Jan 06, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    Apex0111 saidThis one is in full effect right now: Resolutioners stealing my bench!!! I step away to grab a different set of weights and some noob is adjusting the bench I was on ten seconds ago. Yeah completely ignore the sweaty towel I have on the bench or the fact you JUST saw me walk away from the bench. At least ASK if I am done.

    The scowl on my face is all that is needed to set them right, but I shouldn't have to do that. We regulars look out for each other too. Be glad when Resolution season is over...

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  • akraemer84

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    Jan 06, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    People using the power cage who set the bar up above my reach and leave weight on each side. I'm rather short... kinda hard to safely stand on my tip toes to un-rack the weights and lower the bar.
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    Jan 06, 2013 10:20 PM GMT
    Camz03 saidWhat is your gym etiquette pet peeve?
    People who spend more time complaining about what other people do instead of working out.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 06, 2013 10:21 PM GMT
    Taking shit and letting the smell waft out into the rest of the changing area .... don't just dump and sit there and wallow in the stench waiting for the next dump to drop.

    Dump,flush ... dump, flush ... dump, flush ... it's that fucking easy icon_evil.gif

    And wash your fucking hands when you're done ... didn't your mothers teach you any hygiene?
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    Jan 06, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    I may have said this before in another thread, but my biggest pet peeve is when my trainer's other trainees and buddies come over and chitchat curing my training session. I am paying for the time dammit!

    I will say my trainer is good about putting them aside and focusing on me, but I have to be honest and say that while I am 95% comfortable in the gym now, there are a couple of people I find intimidating and a little off-putting with their attitude - so it makes me uncomfortable when they are hanging around. - Also they have to get all secretive and whisper- and act like I'm not even there.

    There are a couple who are nice and include me in the conversation and we have become acquainted and friendly and that's fine with me. The others get on my nerves.

    Oops, that post came out longer than I intended.
  • 24hourguy

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    Jan 06, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    FLUSH THE FUCKING TOILET!
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 06, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    Cute guys that don't strip naked in the locker room and wander around with a towel over their shoulder for at least 15 minutes.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jan 06, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    I get annoyed by hot muscle guys who don't wear cuttoff shirts with their nipples poking out.

    Get it together fellas.
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    Jan 06, 2013 10:40 PM GMT
    Where do I start?

    1. putting the weights in the wrong spot. A 10lb weight should NOT be with the 45's.

    2. If you work are working in with me and you move the weight....put it back to what I had it at. Leaving it on your weight is just rude

    3. Being on your phone and occupying an area that someone or myself is waiting for
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    Jan 06, 2013 10:45 PM GMT
    We have this one "Master Trainer" at my gym who brings the n00bs to the crossover machine and spends the entire hour there. If you ask him to work in, he'll tell you to get lost (in friendlier terms).

    I could live with the "Master Trainer" doing that once a day. But there is a whole host of n00bs that do as he teaches and spend a solid hour at the crossover every time they show up, not letting anyone work in.

    (OTOH, it is funny to see their cat fights when two of them show up at the same time.)