People who work their core by working my nerves!

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    Nov 04, 2014 4:58 AM GMT
    These people must be STOPPED:



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    Nov 04, 2014 5:07 AM GMT
    You wouldn't believe how hard I tried that before I realized that there are some medicine balls that bounce, and others that do not icon_surprised.gif
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    Nov 04, 2014 5:10 AM GMT
    That's why I go to the gym when it's not busy. Seems the trainers only ask the newbie housewives to do those ball slamming exercises. Everyone else does heavy lifting to work their core.

    Well, except those dudes that cinch their lifting belts like corsets. icon_lol.gif

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    Nov 04, 2014 5:13 AM GMT
    It's in the RealJock workout plans...
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    Nov 04, 2014 6:35 AM GMT
    Whenever I see someone repeatedly slamming a medicine ball into the ground I think "Whatever that ball did to you, I'm sure it's really sorry now."
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    Nov 04, 2014 6:49 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said

    People who work their core by working my nerves!

    These people must be STOPPED:



    People can only work your nerves if you allow whatever they are doing to work your nerves.


    And that only took me about 20 years of therapy and AA rooms to figure out... all part of that 'wisdom to know the difference between things I can and cannot change'icon_wink.gif.
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    Nov 05, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    True. Worse, I think there are better exercises that get similar results (battle ropes?)

    But, we need something to drown out the long retarded conversations in the cardio area and the annoying PA music that has to be loud enough for the front-desk clerk/idiots to hear it.


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    Nov 05, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
    Wow you guys are easily annoyed. I guess many of you have never been over weight. If it motivates someone to get or stay in shape, slmam that bitch ass ball, lol.
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    Nov 05, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    muscleboundfem saidWow you guys are easily annoyed. I guess many of you have never been over weight. If it motivates someone to get or stay in shape, slmam that bitch ass ball, lol.


    it might not be effective motivator if the results from slamming balls aren't showing after a while...
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    Nov 05, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    leafgreen said
    muscleboundfem saidWow you guys are easily annoyed. I guess many of you have never been over weight. If it motivates someone to get or stay in shape, slmam that bitch ass ball, lol.


    it might not be effective motivator if the results from slamming balls aren't showing after a while...


    some people actually enjoy working out. its not all about the results. i know as gay men we are obsessed with getting hot but some people truly enjoy being active and trying different things
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    Nov 05, 2014 5:31 AM GMT
    pazzy saidso i'ma guess you hate basketball then since it's basically bouncing balls all day??
    No. Because the basketball court isn't in my face. In most health clubs courts are designed to be separate and largely soundproofed. I don't follow the bouncing ball, and it doesn't follow me - unless it's a medicine ball.


    Bowyn_Aerrow said
    eagermuscle said
    People who work their core by working my nerves!

    These people must be STOPPED:

    People can only work your nerves if you allow whatever they are doing to work your nerves.


    And that only took me about 20 years of therapy and AA rooms to figure out... all part of that 'wisdom to know the difference between things I can and cannot change'icon_wink.gif.
    Yeah, but I'm not talking about someone grunting or filling a gallon jug at the water fountain. When I'm trying to rehab a bum ankle, back and whiplash on the stretch mat I find it hard to ignore or forgive someone that sets up camp right next to me to slam balls so hard that my teeth rattle, the gym floor vibrates and even a floor away below it sounds like a wrecking crew, particularly when there's an empty classroom AND Crossfit area specifically designated for that purpose. Particularly when they're being directed by, or learned it from, a trainer who should know better.
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    Nov 05, 2014 6:18 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    pazzy saidso i'ma guess you hate basketball then since it's basically bouncing balls all day??
    No. Because the basketball court isn't in my face. In most health clubs courts are designed to be separate and largely soundproofed. I don't follow the bouncing ball, and it doesn't follow me - unless it's a medicine ball.


    Bowyn_Aerrow said
    eagermuscle said
    People who work their core by working my nerves!

    These people must be STOPPED:

    People can only work your nerves if you allow whatever they are doing to work your nerves.


    And that only took me about 20 years of therapy and AA rooms to figure out... all part of that 'wisdom to know the difference between things I can and cannot change'icon_wink.gif.
    Yeah, but I'm not talking about someone grunting or filling a gallon jug at the water fountain. When I'm trying to rehab a bum ankle, back and whiplash on the stretch mat I find it hard to ignore or forgive someone that sets up camp right next to me to slam balls so hard that my teeth rattle, the gym floor vibrates and even a floor away below it sounds like a wrecking crew, particularly when there's an empty classroom AND Crossfit area specifically designated for that purpose. Particularly when they're being directed by, or learned it from, a trainer who should know better.


    cheer up buttercup
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    Nov 05, 2014 6:22 AM GMT
    Couldn't be worse than the high-pitched screeching of "instructors" "teaching" "classes" and the noise from the over-driven speakers of their boom-boxes.
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    Nov 05, 2014 4:50 PM GMT
    Often those classrooms, like basketball courts, have doors. While the thump thump of the music may make the gym vibrate it doesn't rattle your teeth like someone slamming a medicine ball next to your head.

    It's one of those annoying new (okay, revived) trends like:



    but with NOISE!
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    Nov 05, 2014 6:14 PM GMT
    In the pool area, it's like nails on a chalkboard.
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    Nov 05, 2014 6:23 PM GMT
    ROAR

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    Nov 05, 2014 7:58 PM GMT
    muscleboundfem saidWow you guys are easily annoyed. ...


    People enjoy indulging their nerves. I don't know why. Do they like feeling annoyed, on edge? It must be exhausting being annoyed by the most innocuous of things. What they don't realize is that they are only making themselves more miserable; the person annoying them is completely oblivious to their plight.

    Instead of channeling their energy into something more positive they prefer to be negative. So instead of approaching someone at the gym and saying something on the order of: "You know I used to do that particular exercise to strengthen my core and I have found these particular exercises more effective" they rather be annoyed.

    And at the end of they day, the annoying are paying their gym dues like all the other members and are entitled to do whatever annoying exercises they damn well please as long as they aren't physically hurting anyone else. That includes grunting too.
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    Nov 06, 2014 5:58 AM GMT
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    muscleboundfem saidWow you guys are easily annoyed. ...


    People enjoy indulging their nerves. I don't know why. Do they like feeling annoyed, on edge? It must be exhausting being annoyed by the most innocuous of things. What they don't realize is that they are only making themselves more miserable; the person annoying them is completely oblivious to their plight.

    Instead of channeling their energy into something more positive they prefer to be negative. So instead of approaching someone at the gym and saying something on the order of: "You know I used to do that particular exercise to strengthen my core and I have found these particular exercises more effective" they rather be annoyed.

    As far as the hundreds of gym pet peeve threads go, having a medicine ball slammed next to your head in a designated stretch area when you have spinal injuries by a typical gym member who'll do whatever he/she wants regardless of how politic you are seems to be a pretty understandable reason for indulging one's nerves. Contrary to my celebrity doppleganger I'm NOT Superman; some things can't be tuned out.
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    Nov 06, 2014 10:30 AM GMT
    I don't really mind it. Now if you had mentioned trainers attaching TRX straps to the squat rack, you would have been on to something!