You know you are addicted to the gym when

  • Matthew56

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    Jun 21, 2015 11:29 PM GMT
    1 you feel guilty if you miss a day of training
    2 you plan what muscles you are going to do in advance
    3 you dread legs day but you know you have to train legs
    4 you feel relived after doing a legs session for a week
    5 you get territorial with machines/weights when taken a break from a set as you don't want anyone else taking over
    6 wind,rain snow you are there at the gym
  • vj2004t

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    Jun 22, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
    Really for sure, LOL.... Wish all these young newbies would go somewhere else. Just stay out of my way Ha Ha. I am proudly one of the addicted ...Val
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    Jun 22, 2015 1:37 AM GMT
    7. You buy a $3000.00 "real" home gym which consists of Olympic free weights, a three tier dumbbell rack stocked with chrome/rubber dumbbells, a chair for situps and back extentions, and a multi-purpose pullup machine that also has triceps dip bars. Oh and an inversion table to stay decompressed.
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    Jun 22, 2015 1:52 AM GMT
    8. You feel guilty when your Mom tries to feed you calorie/fat laden food during a holiday
    that's NOT Thanksgiving in the middle of summer!
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    Jun 22, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    You'd rather lift than separate.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jun 22, 2015 11:26 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    paulflexes said7. You buy a $3000.00 "real" home gym....



    Actually that's not a sign of addiction. The average health club membership can be quite a bit of money when you add up the fees over the years. If you've made fitness a lifelong commitment then having your own gym will pay off over time.

    Not to mention, having access to your own home gym helps save you time, gas money and you can work out without having to wait for others getting in your way.

    The one thing I am growing to dislike about gyms nowadays is how crowded they are compared to how things were ten or twenty years ago. The crowding is burning me out to be honest. I someday wish to have my own home gym at some point. But it's gonna be serious with Olympic bars, a true squat rack, etc.
    I agree about the crowds. No matter when I go, whether it's Saturday or Sunday morning or during the week after work, my gym is usually crowded. Another member and I were discussing this recently in the pool, and he mentioned that a few years ago, not that many people were swimming. Now it seems everyone swims. A couple of weeks ago on a Saturday I was there and it was one of the very rare times when the entire 45 minutes I was in the pool, not one other person came in. I had it all to myself.
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jun 22, 2015 11:29 AM GMT
    9.You "go to the gym" but were never a "real jock".
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    Jun 22, 2015 11:49 AM GMT
    WrestlerBoy said9.You "go to the gym" but were never a "real jock".


    Weren't you a wrestler?!?? Doesn't get much more 'real jock' than that.
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    Jun 22, 2015 12:03 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi said
    WrestlerBoy said9.You "go to the gym" but were never a "real jock".


    Weren't you a wrestler?!?? Doesn't get much more 'real jock' than that.


    I don't "go to the gym". icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 22, 2015 1:05 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThe one thing I am growing to dislike about gyms nowadays is how crowded they are compared to how things were ten or twenty years ago. The crowding is burning me out to be honest.

    I'm wondering if this is more of a function of reduced rates than an overall interest in fitness. My gym, in a prime Village location 4 minutes from my house instead of in some commercial tract mid-island, just offered in addition to its $79/mo memberships a basic rate of $20/mo and it's made my nice neighborhood gym busy at all hours with sloppier, less respectful members (who still expect to get $1 rental towels for free as if we all live in some parallel universe where laundry service is so cheap everyone sends out), so I joined a backup gym which is spacious, new, overbuilt and uncrowded because it's 30 minutes away in the middle of nowhere. I wonder if a certain $79/mo Crunch Gym in South Beach is crowded (lol).
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    Jun 22, 2015 2:35 PM GMT
    10. you look forward to Monday because it's chest day.
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    Jun 22, 2015 2:49 PM GMT
    11.

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    Jun 22, 2015 4:23 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    paulflexes said7. You buy a $3000.00 "real" home gym....



    Actually that's not a sign of addiction. The average health club membership can be quite a bit of money when you add up the fees over the years. If you've made fitness a lifelong commitment then having your own gym will pay off over time.

    Not to mention, having access to your own home gym helps save you time, gas money and you can work out without having to wait for others getting in your way.

    The one thing I am growing to dislike about gyms nowadays is how crowded they are compared to how things were ten or twenty years ago. The crowding is burning me out to be honest. I someday wish to have my own home gym at some point. But it's gonna be serious with Olympic bars, a true squat rack, etc.
    My bench, weights, and bars (all Olympic) are for sale. icon_wink.gif

    But I'm keeping the dumbbells, pullup/dip tower, situp bench, and inversion table.
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    Jun 22, 2015 6:09 PM GMT

    You are on the app at exactly 9 p.m. EVERY night, no matter where you are or who you're with, because that's when they post the workout of the day for the next day.

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    Jun 23, 2015 4:50 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    ChicagoSteve said A couple of weeks ago on a Saturday I was there and it was one of the very rare times when the entire 45 minutes I was in the pool, not one other person came in. I had it all to myself.


    I can't remember the last time I was in a gym by myself. I would love that.


    I have the gym to myself- maybe one or two others- not complaining.
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    Jun 23, 2015 4:52 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi said
    WrestlerBoy said9.You "go to the gym" but were never a "real jock".


    Weren't you a wrestler?!?? Doesn't get much more 'real jock' than that.


    I live to wrestle.

  • jjguy05

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    Jun 23, 2015 5:18 AM GMT
    Matthew56 said1 you feel guilty if you miss a day of training


    Yep.

    Matthew56 said
    2 you plan what muscles you are going to do in advance


    Yep. This isn't just a sign of "addiction". It's a sign of being an informed lifter. As opposed to newbies who just walk around and improvise what they're gonna work on.

    Matthew56 said
    3 you dread legs day but you know you have to train legs


    Yep.

    Matthew56 said
    4 you feel relived after doing a legs session for a week


    Yep.

    Matthew56 said
    5 you get territorial with machines/weights when taken a break from a set as you don't want anyone else taking over


    You have to get territorial to an extent, but I always let others work in if they ask.

    Matthew56 said
    6 wind,rain snow you are there at the gym


    Yep.
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    Jun 23, 2015 5:45 AM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    Matthew56 said
    3 you dread legs day but you know you have to train legs


    Yep.
    So that's why you only have upper body pics.
  • jjguy05

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    Jun 23, 2015 5:50 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    jjguy05 said
    Matthew56 said
    3 you dread legs day but you know you have to train legs


    Yep.
    So that's why you only have upper body pics.


    I have thick legs, thank you very much.

    I said "yep" to dreading leg days, not skipping them. I still do them.
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    Jun 23, 2015 5:58 AM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    paulflexes said
    jjguy05 said
    Matthew56 said
    3 you dread legs day but you know you have to train legs


    Yep.
    So that's why you only have upper body pics.


    I have thick legs, thank you very much.
    Pics or you're lying. icon_wink.gif
  • jjguy05

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    Jun 23, 2015 6:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    jjguy05 said
    paulflexes said
    jjguy05 said
    Matthew56 said
    3 you dread legs day but you know you have to train legs


    Yep.
    So that's why you only have upper body pics.


    I have thick legs, thank you very much.
    Pics or you're lying. icon_wink.gif


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  • jeepguySD

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    Jun 23, 2015 11:51 PM GMT
    You know you're addicted to the gym when the gym has no air conditioning, the temps are in the 90's, the humidity is high, but you lift anyway and don't skip a single rep.

    Was 92 degrees in my gym today!
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    Jun 26, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    when you drill a hole in the toilet stall wall and shove a tally wanker into it .
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    Jun 26, 2015 3:15 AM GMT
    jeepguySD said

    Was 92 degrees in my gym today!


    Hope you get a good deal. It's easier to be intense when the room is 75.