Embarrassing moment at the gym

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    Jun 13, 2013 4:49 PM GMT
    I was benchpressing and on my 3rd set, the weight became too heavy and I simply don't have enough power to press it up, so the barbell fell (slowly) on my chest. I took some deep breaths and try to press it up to the rack. Failed. Luckily, a fit guy in his red compressed fit shirt came to my rescue.

    I thanked him but felt a little embarassed. I lower the weight and continued to bench press. I think he was watching me in the corner of his eyes.. lol...

    What's your embarrassing moment?
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 13, 2013 4:57 PM GMT
    That happened to me once, and to my astonishment a little old man dropped his cane and came to my rescue.icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 13, 2013 5:52 PM GMT
    Don't get me started!
    The only thing I *haven't* done is drop said weights on myself.
    I'm pretty good at walking into things, things that don't move when my shin bangs into them. I also occassionally smash my head into cable bars. This has happened enough times that I no longer wince when I'm in loads of pain.
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    I only fell off the treadmill once but I was running backwards.

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  • jonnyangel

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    Jun 15, 2013 2:20 PM GMT
    I was on the "butt blaster" a couple of years ago at the gym.It's a machine, where you lay on your elevated stomach and push up the bar with one leg.I was using a heavy weight and pushed so hard that a very loud fart popped out. Thank God it didn't smell, and most people around me were wearing headphones.A few people did look my way though.Very embarrassing moment.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Jun 15, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    That almost happened to me. Luckily I was able to get it to the lower rack thing. Lol the guy next to me was watching me. I'm also weak so it was like the bar plus 5lbs on both sides.
  • MikeW

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    Jun 15, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThat happened to me once, and to my astonishment a little old man dropped his cane and came to my rescue.icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif

    haha, yeah that happened for me, too, only it was a little old asian lady! icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 15, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
    I was purposefully walking towards a machine that had just freed up. Then the earphone cable stuck itself into a protruding part of a different machine. Legs moving forward, head stuck. I landed on my ass with a loud THUD!

    Hilarity ensued... Ever since, I run the earphone cable inside the shirt. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 15, 2013 2:31 PM GMT
    MikeW said
    HottJoe saidThat happened to me once, and to my astonishment a little old man dropped his cane and came to my rescue.icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif

    haha, yeah that happened for me, too, only it was a little old asian lady! icon_redface.gif


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    Jun 15, 2013 2:52 PM GMT
    mpyear2010 said
    MikeW said
    HottJoe saidThat happened to me once, and to my astonishment a little old man dropped his cane and came to my rescue.icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif

    haha, yeah that happened for me, too, only it was a little old asian lady! icon_redface.gif

    You've got a stalker ;)

    I actually have several of those, all the wrong age *and* gender. icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 15, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    themachine saidI was purposefully walking towards a machine that had just freed up. Then the earphone cable stuck itself into a protruding part of a different machine. Legs moving forward, head stuck. I landed on my ass with a loud THUD!

    Hilarity ensued... Ever since, I run the earphone cable inside the shirt. icon_biggrin.gif


    That's a good idea... I should start doing that icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 15, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    As I was getting on the decline bench with 70lb dumbbells I lost my balance and starting sliding down the bench. My shorts came down but that wasn't the embarrassing part, I dropped one of the dumbbells on my foot.

    Another time I was using the robes to do a upper back pull with emphasis on the squeeze. So that had me standing in a position where I was leaning back. As I was finishing up the set one of the ends of the rope came flying off. Sending the rope across the floor and me nearly on my ass. Luckily I caught myself.


    Another issue is that my gym is old and that has caused some uneven spots on the floor. Just small humps, but big enough that if you are not paying attention to trip you. I have been at this gym over 2 years and am aware of the spots but I still trip and always try to save face even though everyone knows the truth.



  • iHavok

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    Jun 15, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    The BF busted a window at the gym with a weight...
    I wasn't there... dont know exactly how it happened, I just saw the pics...
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    Jun 15, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    rippin a smelly one while doing sit ups icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 15, 2013 3:37 PM GMT
    uberick saidI was benchpressing and on my 3rd set, the weight became too heavy and I simply don't have enough power to press it up, so the barbell fell (slowly) on my chest. I took some deep breaths and try to press it up to the rack. Failed. Luckily, a fit guy in his red compressed fit shirt came to my rescue.

    I thanked him but felt a little embarassed. I lower the weight and continued to bench press. I think he was watching me in the corner of his eyes.. lol...

    What's your embarrassing moment?


    Don't be embarrassed. This happens a lot and is expected to happen to everyone at least once or twice. This why many trainers tell you to have a spotter or use the assisted machines that have the safety latches that control how far the bar goes down. If you're lifting weight that is pushing your limit, you're bound to have the muscle get tired on certain reps. Be careful man.
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    Once, on the incline barbell bench press, I dropped the bar on my neck and decapitated myself. It was very embarrassing to get blood all over the bench and floor. But, luckily no one saw me blushing, for obvious reasons.
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
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    novo saidOnce, on the incline barbell bench press, I dropped the bar on my neck and decapitated myself. It was very embarrassing to get blood all over the bench and floor. But, luckily no one saw me blushing, for obvious reasons.

    Did you ever find your head? I see it isn't in your picture.


    Yes. I found it under the bench, and quickly tucked it into my gym bag before anyone noticed. Unfortunately, I was only able to salvage my chin. Reeeeeeally embarrassing. But, I'm over it.
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
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    novo said
    Aristoshark said
    novo saidOnce, on the incline barbell bench press, I dropped the bar on my neck and decapitated myself. It was very embarrassing to get blood all over the bench and floor. But, luckily no one saw me blushing, for obvious reasons.

    Did you ever find your head? I see it isn't in your picture.


    Yes. I found it under the bench, and quickly tucked it into my gym bag before anyone noticed. Unfortunately, I was only able to salvage my chin. Reeeeeeally embarrassing. But, I'm over it.

    This reminds me of a truly twisted joke.


    I guess it can seem kind of funny in retrospect. But in all seriousness, the incident taught me better bench-press form.
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
    As I was changing clothes in the crowded locker room several dildos fell out of my gym bag.
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:54 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    novo said
    Aristoshark said
    novo said
    Aristoshark said
    novo saidOnce, on the incline barbell bench press, I dropped the bar on my neck and decapitated myself. It was very embarrassing to get blood all over the bench and floor. But, luckily no one saw me blushing, for obvious reasons.

    Did you ever find your head? I see it isn't in your picture.


    Yes. I found it under the bench, and quickly tucked it into my gym bag before anyone noticed. Unfortunately, I was only able to salvage my chin. Reeeeeeally embarrassing. But, I'm over it.

    This reminds me of a truly twisted joke.


    I guess it can seem kind of funny in retrospect. But in all seriousness, the incident taught me better bench-press form.

    Well, your pictures suggest that you mastered it.


    Thanks. It was worth sacrificing my upper head for my upper chest.
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    Jun 15, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
    This has happened to all of us. We've all gotten over it & so shall you. Just keep pushing yourself at the gym.
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    Jun 15, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    themachine saidI was purposefully walking towards a machine that had just freed up. Then the earphone cable stuck itself into a protruding part of a different machine. Legs moving forward, head stuck. I landed on my ass with a loud THUD!

    Hilarity ensued... Ever since, I run the earphone cable inside the shirt. icon_biggrin.gif


    You have them glued to your ears?? I figured if you snag earphones they would just pop out, not cause you to fall backward... LOL.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Jun 15, 2013 11:50 PM GMT
    Essentially getting clotheslined and knocked to the floor by some guy turning around with the weight bar (ala Three Stooges). From what I heard from the three or so people who saw, it was a very graceful pratfall. The guy (who was very nice) apologized profusely and bought me a hard cider from the nearby bar afterwards, haven't really seen him since though.
  • madsexy

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    Jun 15, 2013 11:52 PM GMT
    themachine saidI was purposefully walking towards a machine that had just freed up. Then the earphone cable stuck itself into a protruding part of a different machine. Legs moving forward, head stuck. I landed on my ass with a loud THUD!

    Hilarity ensued... Ever since, I run the earphone cable inside the shirt. icon_biggrin.gif


    I learned the earbud-cable-INSIDE-the-shirt lesson the same way . . . after about the third time it caught on a machine as I walked around or by and knocked me reeling.

    The reason I didn't change to inside-the-shirt the first time was this HOT guy came to my rescue and was helping me up, and I was looking right up his shorts and he was freeballing! I gave that one my best go, hoping he wouldn't mind fucking a clutz, but alas he was a bottom too. (No, I wasn't in Atlanta when that happened! LOL)
  • madsexy

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    Jun 15, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidEssentially getting clotheslined and knocked to the floor by some guy turning around with the weight bar (ala Three Stooges). From what I heard from the three or so people who saw, it was a very graceful pratfall. The guy (who was very nice) apologized profusely and bought me a hard cider from the nearby bar afterwards, haven't really seen him since though.


    At least you got yours to a bar! Points for yardage, if not for goal!
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Jun 15, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    Not like I asked if he was gay or anything. I wasn't exactly cruising, especially since I might have been mildly concussed icon_confused.gif