Do You Put Up Other People's Weights?

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    Jan 24, 2015 6:08 PM GMT
    I know everyone's talked about those lazy weight lifters. Who leave the weights scattered around everywhere. But do you ever put up the weights? even though you're not the one who got them out. I treat the gym almost as my second or third home. And i know a lot of the trainers that work at my gym. So i think this makes it easier for them.

    Yesterday a guy was deeadlifting 225 (with bad form) and left the bar out sideways. He also had some dumbbells out he didn't put back. He was at the gym for awhile after that too. I almost wanted to call him out... but as usual was too nice and let it be. Then put the weigths up cause it was annoying me.

    Does anybody else ever do that? or do you ever tell someone to put up their weights?
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 24, 2015 6:33 PM GMT
    I will if I want to use that machine or db. Otherwise, no. The only time I did was because I noticed a guy super-setting and leaving weights on 3 or 4 machines to hold them with a crowded gym. He was also taking long intervals between sets. I was using the machine next to his so I put his weights up and watched him go nuts when he finally came around to that machine. A real meathead. The guy routinely likes to claim real estate in the gym and defy someone to move his stuff out of the way. Even does it in the locker room. Dickhead.
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    Jan 24, 2015 6:44 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI will if I want to use that machine or db. Otherwise, no. The only time I did was because I noticed a guy super-setting and leaving weights on 3 or 4 machines to hold them with a crowded gym. He was also taking long intervals between sets. I was using the machine next to his so I put his weights up and watched him go nuts when he finally came around to that machine. A real meathead. The guy routinely likes to claim real estate in the gym and defy someone to move his stuff out of the way. Even does it in the locker room. Dickhead.


    I know a few guys like that too! but they don't do it when it's busy. Occupying three spaces on machines... while the gym is busy. Is a new level of dickhead icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 25, 2015 8:56 AM GMT
    I don't clean up after lazy asses. If I see a gym employee clean up someone else's mess, I have no problems telling him who it was that did it. icon_lol.gif

    It's pretty dumb. All gyms have a sign somewhere telling members to re-rack their weights. But they never enforce it. And they know who the repeat offenders are too. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • kew1

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    Jan 25, 2015 9:09 AM GMT
    I do. I dislike having to search the whole gym trying to find the matching dumbbell, so will put them back if passing abandoned weights.
    The dumbbells may not go back in order but at least they're in pairs, something that seems to be beyond the capability of those who do bother to try to put them back.
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    Jan 26, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
    I always during my rest periods put dumbbells away and rerack them if its out of order. I often think how is it they think their workout time is more valuable than others workout time?
  • Olympus1991

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    Jan 26, 2015 8:39 PM GMT
    ''Sorry but are you done with these? I didn't knew cause you didn't put them back''

    Its not that hard....
  • Fritter

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    Jan 27, 2015 1:49 AM GMT
    I tend to re-rack other plates and DBs in between my sets.
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    Jan 27, 2015 2:59 AM GMT
    I do ... at least the dumbbells. Guess I'm just ADHD about it.
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    Jan 27, 2015 3:31 AM GMT
    Between sets, yes. I'll sort the dumbbells too, because who can't carry their weights back over to that end when they're done.

    Yes, there's a lot of lazy ass, entitled frat bitches who work out here and there. But it gives me a little bit more workout, and I think it sets a good example.

    The staff likes me, at least.
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    Jan 27, 2015 3:32 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidI do ... at least the dumbbells. Guess I'm just ADHD about it.


    You mean "anal retentive."
  • e2ksj3355

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    Jan 27, 2015 4:10 AM GMT
    I usually move the weights especially if they are out of order. It's just a weird habit I have for putting things in the right place.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 27, 2015 7:08 AM GMT
    Hmm, inapplicable because I don't lift, so I'm never in this position.

    BUT, I'm fairly OCD, or as Mickey suggests, "anal retentive" lol. So I imagine I would.

    For example, when I'm out at a club dancing, and some trashy/too drunk person puts their bottle or cup on the floor or in an inappropriate place, I'll bend down, pick it up, and walk it to the bar or place it in a nearby appropriate place. So, yeah, I'm somewhat proactive and my brother's keeper as long as it doesn't take too much money or energy on my part. I do have limits. I'm not going to clean a completely trashed dance floor, etc.
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    Jan 27, 2015 5:33 PM GMT
    Nope. I just tell an employee who did it so they can be reprimanded.
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    Jan 28, 2015 2:22 AM GMT
    Yeah, I do too, probably because of OCD. However, some of the locations I go to are a lost cause. I'm talking about when you look at the dumbbell rack and only 1/4 of the free-weights have been put back.