Gym Etiquette

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    May 25, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
    Do you leave weights out after using them?

    Do you sit on a piece of equipment like it's yours and no one else gets to use it while you're there camping?

    Do you groan loudly and drop weights so that everyone can hear and see just how "tough" you are and how hard your workout is?

    Do you hog a whole bench in a locker room, or not bother to say "pardon me" when you walk right in front of someone (and their face), especially if you're naked?

    Do you cough up phlegm in the shower, or blow out snot, like it was your own personal shower at home where you can be as disgusting as you want?

    If "yes" to any of the above, then please stay out of my gym. Especially the disgusting shower offenses, this isn't one's toilet and it shouldn't be treated like one. icon_exclaim.gif

    If you're just one of the above and a rude troll here, don't waste my time with your nonsense. Most of you are fine and know what's what, but a couple of you…wow. You wouldn't mouth off like that in person, that's for sure.
  • KittenpasteCo...

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    May 26, 2014 2:38 AM GMT
    What's wrong with putting weights back where you got them? O.o
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    May 26, 2014 4:27 AM GMT
    JetSkiFootballer saidDo you put weights away after using them?
    Sometimes.

    Do you sit on a piece of equipment like it's yours and no one else gets to use it while you're there camping?
    Yes, because it IS mine.

    Do you groan loudly and drop weights so that everyone can hear and see just how "tough" you are and how hard your workout is?
    Sometimes, but I don't drop weights because I have a tile floor.

    Do you hog a whole bench in a locker room, or not bother to say "pardon me" when you walk right in front of someone (and their face), especially if you're naked?
    I don't have a locker room.

    Do you cough up phlegm in the shower, or blow out snot, like it was your own personal shower at home where you can be as disgusting as you want?
    Yes, and sometimes I even cum in the shower.

    If "yes" to any of the above, then please stay out of my gym.
    My "gym" is in my home. That shouldn't be a problem.

    Especially the disgusting shower offenses, this isn't one's toilet and it shouldn't be treated like one.
    Yes, it is my toilet if I want it to be...just not for shitting, though. icon_exclaim.gif

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  • HndsmKansan

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    May 26, 2014 12:41 PM GMT
    Great thread and I totally agree with the OP.

    The "camping" on a machine thing is really disgusting and I'm not shy about telling somebody to finish up and that others would like to use the machine.
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    May 26, 2014 1:15 PM GMT
    Use a lock! It's called a LOCKer Room!

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    May 26, 2014 1:31 PM GMT
    JetSkiFootballer saidDo you put weights away after using them?
    Yes, of course

    Do you sit on a piece of equipment like it's yours and no one else gets to use it while you're there camping?
    Yes. If you need to work in, it takes all off five seconds to ask. I assume people are adults, and understand basic communication.

    Do you groan loudly and drop weights so that everyone can hear and see just how "tough" you are and how hard your workout is?
    Not intentionally, but if I'm trying to push a new weight it might happen.

    Do you hog a whole bench in a locker room, or not bother to say "pardon me" when you walk right in front of someone (and their face), especially if you're naked?
    Again, communication. If you need to occupy some space I'm taking up a simple "hey, can you move over?" works wonders.


    Do you cough up phlegm in the shower, or blow out snot, like it was your own personal shower at home where you can be as disgusting as you want?

    I don't shower at the gym.

    If "yes" to any of the above, then please stay out of my gym. Especially the disgusting shower offenses, this isn't one's toilet and it shouldn't be treated like one. icon_exclaim.gif

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    May 26, 2014 1:35 PM GMT
    I show to much respect in the gym and dont get much in return, i mean all the gym for room and stand near me, my trainer was showing me bent db rows and a lad stood right in front of me, same with flys and raises you need room and people dont seem recognise it and just walk in your way, weight plates are dropped on the floor right near the weight trees, why take a dumbbell to another part of the gym then when you have finished just leave it there in the middle of the floor.
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    May 26, 2014 2:17 PM GMT
    Wow, the guy in that video is a total douche bag, even if he's playing a character.icon_lol.gif
  • fitone

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    May 26, 2014 2:46 PM GMT
    There is a punk trainer at my gym that trains 3 ladies at the same time during peak hours. He feels entitled to the cable machine, doing floor exercises under it and won't let anyone work on the station even when he's elsewhere. He has pushed me off the machine twice. The situation is now in the hands of management, who are to get back to me tomorrow. I may be changing gyms after 5 years.
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    May 26, 2014 2:53 PM GMT
    i say "no" to all of the questions... the gym is a shared space and i treat it as such, and i like the sense of community that exists there. nice to see the sane people, catch up on life, and teach & learn.
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    May 26, 2014 3:14 PM GMT
    JetSkiFootballer said
    Do you groan loudly and drop weights so that everyone can hear and see just how "tough" you are and how hard your workout is?


    Do you think that this is done on purpose? I agree some guys overdo it (especially the dropping part), but a grunt here or there on a really heavy set means that the guy's doing real work.

    Out of all the fucked up shit that people -especially the newbies- do in the gym, I never understood why a grunt is what bothers people. Not the fact that newbies never put DBs and pre-set barbells back (and I have to look all over the gym for them), not that fact that newbies stick their gum on equipment or plates, or spit it on the floor. Not the fact that newbies will hog a machine for longer than they need to, and without actually doing an effective exercise. Not the fact that a newbie will take one of my stations while I'm doing a superset, even though I leave my water bottle on one, and my gym bag on the other, indicating that they're both taken. Not the fact that -if I'm a nice guy and let a newbie work in on a machine with me- he'll answer the phone and sit on the machine, instead of letting me go ahead with my next set. No no no. It's when a more experienced dude grunts that's unbearable.
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    May 26, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    " Do you hog a whole bench in a locker room, or not bother to say "pardon me" when you walk right in front of someone (and their face), especially if you're naked? "


    I got no problem with this - if the guy passing his ass or junk in front my face is hot : ) icon_lol.gif


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    May 26, 2014 3:24 PM GMT
    peterstrong said" Do you hog a whole bench in a locker room, or not bother to say "pardon me" when you walk right in front of someone (and their face), especially if you're naked? "


    I got no problem with this - if the guy passing his ass or junk in front my face is hot : ) icon_lol.gif




    Same here. Sadly, too many guys do the towel dance.
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    May 26, 2014 4:06 PM GMT
    Guys who sit on the bench and just play on their phones...it's pretty annoying, especially when the bench presses are all taken. Like seriously go do your leg workout dudebro, you've missed a few weeks
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    May 26, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    I do moan or grunt when lifting weights. It's natural

    I'm guilty of walking past peoples faces when I'm naked though. Sorry

    But I definitely don't cough up phlegm or snot in shower.
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    May 26, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    A guy at my gym takes grunting to a whole new level. He can turn every head in the joint when he starts up. He's a really friendly and outgoing guy (to the point of coming across as a bit odd) so the newbies just stare slack jawed while the rest of us (including the staff) just smile knowingly.

    It is distracting but folks cut him slack.
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    May 26, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    What really shocks me is the number of times guys pee with the toilet seat down. I mean, seriously?

    The washrooms went gender neutral for two days (single person washrooms) but the females freaked, no doubt by either the seats left up or pee on the seats.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 26, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
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    JetSkiFootballer saidDo you put weights away after using them?
    Yes, of course

    Do you sit on a piece of equipment like it's yours and no one else gets to use it while you're there camping?
    Yes. If you need to work in, it takes all off five seconds to ask. I assume people are adults, and understand basic communication.

    Do you groan loudly and drop weights so that everyone can hear and see just how "tough" you are and how hard your workout is?
    Not intentionally, but if I'm trying to push a new weight it might happen.

    Do you hog a whole bench in a locker room, or not bother to say "pardon me" when you walk right in front of someone (and their face), especially if you're naked?
    Again, communication. If you need to occupy some space I'm taking up a simple "hey, can you move over?" works wonders.


    Do you cough up phlegm in the shower, or blow out snot, like it was your own personal shower at home where you can be as disgusting as you want?

    I don't shower at the gym.

    If "yes" to any of the above, then please stay out of my gym. Especially the disgusting shower offenses, this isn't one's toilet and it shouldn't be treated like one. icon_exclaim.gif



    No one should need to 'ask,' and people are rude if you do, like you're bothering them by asking them to be respectful. SO don't sit on equipment, get up and stand by it or something, sitting there is a strong selfish non-verbal saying that 'for right now, it is mine.' Plus, people don't just sit, they put their towels all over and sweat and stink it up, esp the fat old people.

    Learn to do things w/o having to be asked, you sound like just another idiot punk.
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    May 26, 2014 4:57 PM GMT
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    JetSkiFootballer said
    Do you groan loudly and drop weights so that everyone can hear and see just how "tough" you are and how hard your workout is?


    Do you think that this is done on purpose? I agree some guys overdo it (especially the dropping part), but a grunt here or there on a really heavy set means that the guy's doing real work.

    Out of all the fucked up shit that people -especially the newbies- do in the gym, I never understood why a grunt is what bothers people. Not the fact that newbies never put DBs and pre-set barbells back (and I have to look all over the gym for them), not that fact that newbies stick their gum on equipment or plates, or spit it on the floor. Not the fact that newbies will hog a machine for longer than they need to, and without actually doing an effective exercise. Not the fact that a newbie will take one of my stations while I'm doing a superset, even though I leave my water bottle on one, and my gym bag on the other, indicating that they're both taken. Not the fact that -if I'm a nice guy and let a newbie work in on a machine with me- he'll answer the phone and sit on the machine, instead of letting me go ahead with my next set. No no no. It's when a more experienced dude grunts that's unbearable.


    Read the post, I said LOUDLY which means unnecessarily excessive, and yes, it's done on purpose to draw attention to themselves.
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    May 26, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidGreat thread and I totally agree with the OP.

    The "camping" on a machine thing is really disgusting and I'm not shy about telling somebody to finish up and that others would like to use the machine.


    I'm not shy, either, though it really bothers these campers and most get all rude and put-out, like they're not sitting on the one machine everyone is trying to use. Some of these idiots are there for 20 minutes of hogging.

    I also get tired of 'asking,' it shouldn't have to be done, IF people had the slightest manners or brains, but so many don't.
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    May 26, 2014 5:04 PM GMT
    peterstrong said" Do you hog a whole bench in a locker room, or not bother to say "pardon me" when you walk right in front of someone (and their face), especially if you're naked? "


    I got no problem with this - if the guy passing his ass or junk in front my face is hot : ) icon_lol.gif


    And how often is that? It's usually ugly fat people, and you shouldn't be in a locker room to scope out naked men. That's perverted. Work out, shower, and GET OUT.

    I'm also sick of the people (like you?) who sit there all day or lay out on a bench taking it all up like they're at home watching some porn. Anyone who walks around naked to show others doesn't belong there either.
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    May 26, 2014 5:08 PM GMT
    YVRguy saidA guy at my gym takes grunting to a whole new level. He can turn every head in the joint when he starts up. He's a really friendly and outgoing guy (to the point of coming across as a bit odd) so the newbies just stare slack jawed while the rest of us (including the staff) just smile knowingly.

    It is distracting but folks cut him slack.


    But it's still rude, just like dropping weights. I don't go to gyms to have my ears assailed anymore than I go shopping to hear people yelling into their cell phones, like others want to hear their blabbing. ALL of those actions are unsubtle attempts to be noticed and paid attention to, sometimes I think half of the people at gyms are only there to try and secure their puny egos and to hit on true workouters.
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    May 26, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
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    JetSkiFootballer said
    Do you groan loudly and drop weights so that everyone can hear and see just how "tough" you are and how hard your workout is?


    Not the fact that a newbie will take one of my stations while I'm doing a superset, even though I leave my water bottle on one, and my gym bag on the other, indicating that they're both taken.


    Supersets need to be worked into, you don't get to "take" a piece of equipment when you're using another by staking it out, that's exactly the problem with selfish people. I see people like this and they usually stand around more than others, only going to a machine they've 'taken' once someone else wants it, like some dumb territoriality crap. If you're not using it RIGHT THEN, then it's not yours to stall or keep.

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    May 26, 2014 5:15 PM GMT
    YVRguy saidWhat really shocks me is the number of times guys pee with the toilet seat down. I mean, seriously?

    The washrooms went gender neutral for two days (single person washrooms) but the females freaked, no doubt by either the seats left up or pee on the seats.icon_rolleyes.gif


    Again, they do behavior they don't even do at home when it's their seat, and people are not only stupid, but just flat out lazy.
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    May 26, 2014 5:48 PM GMT
    JetSkiFootballer said
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    JetSkiFootballer said
    Do you groan loudly and drop weights so that everyone can hear and see just how "tough" you are and how hard your workout is?


    Not the fact that a newbie will take one of my stations while I'm doing a superset, even though I leave my water bottle on one, and my gym bag on the other, indicating that they're both taken.


    Supersets need to be worked into, you don't get to "take" a piece of equipment when you're using another by staking it out, that's exactly the problem with selfish people. I see people like this and they usually stand around more than others, only going to a machine they've 'taken' once someone else wants it, like some dumb territoriality crap. If you're not using it RIGHT THEN, then it's not yours to stall or keep.



    Thank you. I see guys take up 3-5 pieces of equipment for supersets (usually during peak hours). I will simply use the equipment if they are not on it. Once I am done with my set, I'll get up so they can use it again. I have had one or two guys confront me over it and I tell them that they are in a shared gym. If they want to hog equipment they can buy their own equipment and work out at home.