People that annoy you in the gym!

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    Apr 08, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    How do you cope with people that just annoy you in the gym while working out, whether you know them or not?

    I seem to attract these people like moths to a flame, there is this one person who i knew from school and never really spoke to them at all and now they are all over me like a rash and well they are "mr know it all"

    Then today i got told i dont look like a straps kind of guy, so i said that i wouldnt be able to shrug my 90kg weight etc so he had to go one better, i mean he is a ok lad but i just cant be arsed lol

    Any opinions? about the situation or your situations?
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    Apr 08, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    Dennis1989 saidHow do you cope with people that just annoy you in the gym while working out, whether you know them or not?

    I seem to attract these people like moths to a flame, there is this one person who i knew from school and never really spoke to them at all and now they are all over me like a rash and well they are "mr know it all"

    Then today i got told i dont look like a straps kind of guy, so i said that i wouldnt be able to shrug my 90kg weight etc so he had to go one better, i mean he is a ok lad but i just cant be arsed lol

    Any opinions? about the situation or your situations?

    I don't understand the above.
    It seems like he's trying to be friendly with you.
    I work out with about 5 different guys and no matter whose style I take on, one of the others will tell me I'm doing it wrong.
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    Apr 08, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
    The only ones that annoy me are the ones that cause distractions..
    - People that sing/rap out loud with their music.

    - The pseudo crossfitters that think it's ok to dump a loaded barbell on every single rep with non bumper plates.

    - The one that spend more time playing around with their phone then actually working out.

    - Bro squad that has to cheer each other on while working out.

    ..

    There's more but I'm too lazy to type it all out on my phone. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 08, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
    Personal trainers, who build nests of the most popular fixed barbells and dumbbells in areas of the gym far from the racks to do Crossfit/P90X/Insanity type training (which they can do at home with $50 worth of equipment, so why join a gym?), and don't rerack them? And then teach their clients these bad habits?

    Others always mention equipment hogs. How 'bout the worst of 'em, those "iblivious" passive-aggressive ipod people who take 5 minute rests between sets to fiddle with their playlists and pretend not to know why you're interrupting them so they can dramatically peel an earbud and act doubly annoyed before denying your request to work in?

    Then there's the superdouchey supersetters. You know, that guy who won't let you work in even though he's supersetting between three different stations at the most farflung corners of the gym, even when he breaks his rhythm to have a long conversation with someone else.

    People who use the only dual pulley crossover machine for single pulley exercises when there are loads of single pulley stations available. God help you if you ask that they relocate to one, particularly if you've been waiting a half hour.

    People who sit in the middle of the stretch mat texting, chatting or checking Facebook, or stand hefting 5lb dumbells to do core work which can be done anywhere else in front of a mirror, making it impossible for anyone else to do the floor stretches for which those mats were intended.

    Trainer-bodyguards who hog equipment for their bread & butter clients by making a point of not letting you work in even when they're taking long rests between sets because their clients want to talk at them.

    Chatty straight couples working out - one's always the alpha. If their rests between sets are under a minute, it's the man, who'll act as if you're pissing on his leg if you ask to work in. If over a minute, it's the woman, who'll give you a cold stare for daring to interrupt what's obviously a life-changing conversation before resuming it.

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    Apr 08, 2014 5:39 PM GMT
    Like xrichx said, only those who distract me. Noise. And people who don't re-rack.
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    Apr 08, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    Guys who make lists of what annoys them at the gym rather than getting thru a workout and doing something interesting ...

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    Apr 08, 2014 5:56 PM GMT
    ^
    Who has time for that? I just repaste old quotes of mine. Saves time on these repetitive threads.
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    Apr 08, 2014 6:33 PM GMT
    no one annoys me; I put in the earphones and do my stuff
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    Apr 08, 2014 6:38 PM GMT
    People who feel their social life is soooooo important they are umbilically attached to their mobile phone and constantly text or, even worse, have a conversation while "resting" on a piece of equipment. LEAVE IT IN THE LOCKER!
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    Apr 08, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
    Women (much more often than men) like to claim equipment by throwing a towel over it and then going to the bathroom for ten minutes.
    Along those lines, occasionally guys want to superset with two pieces of equipment. I can deal with that but I've run into guys that want to superset with three.
    I usually nicely say, "Oh I don't think so."
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    Apr 09, 2014 3:55 AM GMT
    That a**hole who uses the dumbbells standing 3" away from the dumbbell rack effectively standing between you and the dumbbells you need. Then when he's done, he racks them in the wrong place (if at all), thereby confirming his a**holiness.