Embarrassing Gym Noobie Stories.

  • Danskerb

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    Mar 06, 2013 7:31 AM GMT
    I started going to the gym last October. Before then all I really did was cardio and sit ups.
    I was really excited to start working on my chest, and I've always thought doing chest press is the number one exercise.
    My first couple weeks were really embarrassing. I started with just using the bar. The next week, I moved up to putting 10 lbs on each side, and actually couldn't lift it up and looked like a loser until someone came and rescued me.

    I can add 55 lbs to each side now, and still don't use a spotter.
    woot.

    Anyone else have embarrassing gym noob stories.
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    Mar 06, 2013 7:44 AM GMT
    I started lifting when I was in high school. I was increasing weight doing bench and I tried to do a set of 10 at 135 lbs. without a spotter. I couldn't do more than 8 reps and couldn't get the bar back up. Nobody around in the school gym, so I just slowly rolled the bar over my chest, down over my abs to my lap. Then, I could sit up and roll the bar down my mid section onto the bench. I learned to use spotters when trying more weight than I could handle.
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    Mar 06, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    bxp011 saidI started going to the gym last October. Before then all I really did was cardio and sit ups.
    I was really excited to start working on my chest, and I've always thought doing chest press is the number one exercise.
    My first couple weeks were really embarrassing. I started with just using the bar. The next week, I moved up to putting 10 lbs on each side, and actually couldn't lift it up and looked like a loser until someone came and rescued me.

    I can add 55 lbs to each side now, and still don't use a spotter.
    woot.

    Anyone else have embarrassing gym noob stories.



    Dude. That's not embarrassing. It's inspiring.

    Good job!!
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    Mar 06, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    Many many years ago I was at the gym and I would do many many reps with very low weights, like bicep curls with 10 pounds. These buff guys were by the weight rack and saw that the 10 pound dumbbells were missing and one of them said "dude, someones using 10 pound weights" and the other one said "it must be a girl". Hehe

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    Mar 06, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    I had one 10 lb dumbbell at home when I was like 13 through 15 that I used to workout with and I felt like fucking Hercules.
  • calibro

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    Mar 06, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    i started going to the gym to work out when i first started... then i noticed all the hot guys and realized what they gym is really for
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    Mar 07, 2013 1:30 AM GMT
    calibro saidi started going to the gym to work out when i first started... then i noticed all the hot guys and realized what they gym is really for


    #YCYL
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    Mar 07, 2013 1:33 AM GMT
    Incendiary said
    calibro saidi started going to the gym to work out when i first started... then i noticed all the hot guys and realized what they gym is really for


    #YCYL
    #YCYGL

    (you cruise you get laid)
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    Mar 07, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    My biceps were ultra weak(Curling 15 lbs), it was weird because I was 140 pounds repping 150-155 on a bench press and squatting 160-170 on the squat.
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    Mar 07, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    Once I went for a bench press just-the-bar, then next thing I knew one of my leg went up in the air, you know what happened. icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 07, 2013 2:01 AM GMT
    Don't be embarrassed. Your muscles need to start getting use to it. I started out like that and I looked like twig back then.

    Keep at it!
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    Mar 07, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    I have a lot of embarrassing gym stories. My favorites are:

    1. I was trying to do chest presses using a medicine ball as my bench, but once my lower back hit that arch point the weights were to much for me to stabilize myself so what happens? I slid backwards the tip of my head connecting with the floor, oh, and to think it couldn't get worse the weights made a huge "thud" sound attracting even more unwanted attention.

    2. It was the 2nd week after joining a gym when I finally could muster the strength to do 20 military style chest presses. Inside I was feeling like

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    then! this tiny little asian girl sits next to me and does the SAME kind of push ups, and does more then me! and here I am thinking!

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  • jo2hotbod

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    Mar 18, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
    Dude everyone who has ever worked out has had a moment or two they'd like to forget happened, the thing of it is you're there working out thats what to remember. Yah, if you're not there trying it won't happen but then where would you be?
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    Mar 18, 2013 2:11 PM GMT
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    bxp011 saidI started going to the gym last October. Before then all I really did was cardio and sit ups.
    I was really excited to start working on my chest, and I've always thought doing chest press is the number one exercise.
    My first couple weeks were really embarrassing. I started with just using the bar. The next week, I moved up to putting 10 lbs on each side, and actually couldn't lift it up and looked like a loser until someone came and rescued me.

    I can add 55 lbs to each side now, and still don't use a spotter.
    woot.

    Anyone else have embarrassing gym noob stories.



    Dude. That's not embarrassing. It's inspiring.

    Good job!!


    Exactly! There's nothing embarrassing about it! You tried lifting and it didn't work. Just keep at it and eventually you'll be lifting 20 lbs to each side with no problem.
  • musicdude

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    Mar 18, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    i wasn't quite a noob when this happened but i was doing a back exercise one day and there was two really hot guys on the machines next to me. I was having a really good work out and decided to up the weight for that particular exercise. Apparently I ended up putting just a little too much because near the end of my first set I forced a little too hard and ended up farting. I wanted to die! i've never been so embarrassed in my life!

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    Mar 18, 2013 2:36 PM GMT
    musicdude saidi wasn't quite a noob when this happened but i was doing a back exercise one day and there was two really hot guys on the machines next to me. I was having a really good work out and decided to up the weight for that particular exercise. Apparently I ended up putting just a little too much because near the end of my first set I forced a little too hard and ended up farting. I wanted to die! i've never been so embarrassed in my life!




    I was wondering when a good fart story would come out of this thread. The only way for that not to be embarrassing is to act like you did it on purpose. But then you look like a douche.

    Sorry that happened to you man...Ugh. Did they hear you?