The guys at your gym who fail to return weights to the proper rack are...

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    Oct 24, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    a) appallingly lazy

    b) appallingly stupid


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    Oct 24, 2008 8:22 PM GMT
    hobronto saida) appallingly lazy

    b) appallingly stupid


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    c) Self-serving

    d) Ego-trippin

    e) Ass wipes
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    Oct 24, 2008 8:23 PM GMT
    All of the above.
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    Oct 24, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    In my old gym, this wanna be huge fat guy would literally just drop them when he was done and leave them where they fell.icon_evil.gif
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    Oct 24, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    OMG, you think it's bad in Austin, you should come to our gym in Houston. It's not just the ego-trippin' ass wipes, but even the petite female power lungers who walk away from the Smith machine with two tens, two fives and two 2.5's on each side. Our gym has a separate free weight room, and it's completely cluttered with random plates and dumbbells strewn all across the floor. It's so bad that I asked our gym's manager to post signs saying, "Re-rack your weights, dammit!"
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    Oct 24, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    I think about this all the time--one of my gripes. I put some stray ones back sometimes (other people's).
    I was considering requesting the gym to spend a week reminding people on their way in--kind of a refresher course. Also reminding them to use a towel or wipe off their equipment.
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    Oct 24, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    I seriously dont see what is so difficult about reracking them. At the new 24 that I just joined, there are signs all over the mirrors by the weights that state it is required. And what bugs me even more is that the weight is listed in front of the the rack and guys still put a 30lb in the 10lb slot just because its closer to them.
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    Oct 24, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    This is not a problem at my Gold's Gym.

    People remove the weights from the machines when they are done and replace dumbells in basically the right place...it is a little hard to tell which dumbell goes where when there are a number of dumbells removed cuz the racks arent marked. But at least they dont just put them wherever they please...they are returned to the right area, so it isnt too hard to find a pair.

    Also, exercise paraphenalia, like jump ropes, tubes, exercise balls, etc., are returned to their racks, drawers, or up against the walls. Also, there are numerous spray bottles and clothes thruout the gym for cleaning equipment after use and I have never come upon a piece of equipment left sweaty.

    But then we are big-city-inside-the-beltway-washington-dc-better-than-the-small-towns-backward-rest-of-the-country elites. We know how to act.
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    Oct 24, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    ...lazy douche bags.

    It is one of the things that pisses me off most about New York gyms. No one seems to be able to match their weights with the proper FUCKING rack. Seriously? Why is it I have to wander aimlessly about, like a fucking muppet, looking for the weights because some bell-end couldn't be fucked to put them in the proper place? People in London, Berlin, and Palm Springs seem to be able to do this; why are New Yorkers such a massive fucking exception?

    It's like the bastards who sweat all over machines and then decline to wipe them off with the sanitation spray provided. It's foul and rude and, obviously, really pisses me off.
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    Oct 24, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    hobronto saida) appallingly lazy

    b) appallingly stupid


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    yes

    One time I was removing weights from machine to use it and said to the owner as he walked by, "Terry, you'd think someone who comes in and benches over 200lbs wouldn't be too lazy to put rerack his weights." Apparently the guy was two machines over, heard me and was offended.
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    Oct 24, 2008 9:07 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidApparently the guy was two machines over, heard me and was offended.


    See, and taking offense is the wrong response. He should have been embarrassed, not offended.
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    Oct 24, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
    This drives me crazy. People who won't rack their weights are lazy, selfish, and stupid. It's a big problem at my gym (24 hr Fitness), and I asked the management to please post signs instructing people to rack their weights. For some reason, they don't think signs would be appropriate.
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    Oct 24, 2008 9:13 PM GMT
    The men that think they own and rule the gym. The same ones that seem to have the ability to use three or four pieces of equipment or weight benches all at once (you try to use one and they say "I am not finished with that") Almost got into with a clown over that very thing yesterday.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Oct 24, 2008 10:29 PM GMT
    and what about the idiots that don't put them back in the right place on the racks, even mixing plates... Or the jack asses that take a bunch of plates from one rack and load them all up on to another rack when they are done leaving an empty rack for the next person...

    You just want to go over and smack them on the forehead and say get a f'ing clue.
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    Oct 24, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    I agree with everyone but have to say that often I have to search for a pair of the weights that match because they are scattered all over the place and when I want to re-rack them properly, the spaces are filled so i would have to move the wrong weights somewhere else but their space is filled as well.... what can we do?
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    Oct 24, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    hobronto said
    Timberoo saidApparently the guy was two machines over, heard me and was offended.


    See, and taking offense is the wrong response. He should have been embarrassed, not offended.


    I agree. When the owner told me later (he's a friend) I said the same thing.
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    Oct 24, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidI agree with everyone but have to say that often I have to search for a pair of the weights that match because they are scattered all over the place and when I want to re-rack them properly, the spaces are filled so i would have to move the wrong weights somewhere else but their space is filled as well.... what can we do?


    Gawd, I HATE that! Not only are dumbbells randomly re-racked everywhere on the racks (can't people read the damn numbers and at least try to match them up with their weights??), they are randomly hidden behind stationary equipment, carried to other floors, tucked under benches, ad nauseum.

    I also refuse to be the gym housekeeper. When I arrive at a station -- especially right after someone else has moved along -- I'll remove the plates from the bar, but I leave them on the floor instead of re-racking them. OK, I admit that I sometimes re-order the plate racks, especially on the Smith machine, but I'm not about to encourage bad behavior by cleaning up the ass wipes' messes!
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    Oct 24, 2008 11:00 PM GMT
    That annoys me more than any other rude behavior in the gym. I have absolutely no reluctance to follow someone and ask them to re-rack weights they leave on a machine.

    A few years back, it became a game between me and some asshole. Every time I told him to put up his fucking weights, he'd tell me, as he re-racked them, "I don't know where you learned to work out, but where I come from, part of the workout is moving the last guy's weights off the machine."

    Most recently, I've locked horns with a lovely lady who repeatedly sits on a bench under the Smith machine, yakking on her cell phone, then gets up and wanders away chatting, leaving the weights un-racked.

    When I belonged to Lee Haney's gym here, they would suspend memberships of people who didn't rack their weights.

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    Oct 24, 2008 11:11 PM GMT
    obscenewish saidA few years back, it became a game between me and some asshole. Every time I told him to put up his fucking weights, he'd tell me, as he re-racked them, "I don't know where you learned to work out, but where I come from, part of the workout is moving the last guy's weights off the machine."

    The signs instructing people to remove the weights at my gym point out that the person following you might not be able to lift the weights off of a machine.
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    Oct 24, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
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    obscenewish saidA few years back, it became a game between me and some asshole. Every time I told him to put up his fucking weights, he'd tell me, as he re-racked them, "I don't know where you learned to work out, but where I come from, part of the workout is moving the last guy's weights off the machine."

    The signs instructing people to remove the weights at my gym point out that the person following you might not be able to lift the weights off of a machine.


    Yesterday, I actually had a young woman ask me to help her remove the 45 lb. plates from the squat machine. Of course, I obliged.
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    Oct 24, 2008 11:18 PM GMT
    i love finding them on the other side of the gym, no where NEAR the rack. that's always a plus.
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    Oct 25, 2008 12:08 AM GMT
    don't even get me started.
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    Oct 25, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    You'd think it would make more sense in the long run to hold on to them longer...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 25, 2008 4:44 PM GMT
    Bastards. I can't stand f*ckers who do that.

    The worst thou is the guy who drops a ton of weight.icon_evil.gif
  • westside78

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    Oct 25, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    so we all agree that it's a lazy douche thing to not re-rack your weights. but, we're are these dudes hiding (i know you're out there). what the hell is your argument for no picking up after yourself? or are you just a lazy ass?