Scott Herman Is Pissed Off

  • NyRuinz

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    Sep 13, 2015 10:27 PM GMT
    I have never seen him mad like this, but I have to agree with him. Gym's are starting to cater too much to the insecure. I have seen many gym members complain about other members because their workouts apparently intimidate them. A friend of mine actually had his membership revoked because of this.
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    Sep 14, 2015 3:43 AM GMT
    Many commercial gym make their profit from catering to the "lightweight" gym goers. I guess planet fitness is one of them. They're the ones who pay, rarely show up, and never cancel their membership because they think they will train next week. They're fantastic cash cow.
    Someone like Scott and other bodybuilders are not favorable clients.
    I guess I'm "lightweight" too. but I dont have a problem with guys doing deadlift or other hardcore training.
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    Sep 14, 2015 3:50 AM GMT
    I agree with everything he said. One thing he didn't mention because it's politically incorrect is that gyms started going down hill when women started attending. All male gyms don't have problems like these.
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    Sep 14, 2015 3:59 AM GMT
    I agree with some of his points, but I disagree on his point about how gyms should have blaring music. I love to train hard and be motivated but loud music actually distracts and annoys me rather than motivates me. Not everyone likes loud, blaring music. icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's smart phone age, and everyone can have his/her own choice of music blaring in his/her own headset.
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    Sep 14, 2015 4:49 AM GMT
    Probably just roid rage. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 14, 2015 7:23 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI'm not a big fan of blaring music either.

    I keep disposable earplugs on hand because sometimes the music is so nauseatingly loud that I need to block it out.


    I highly suggest to get wireless headphones. That way no one bothers you and you don't have to listen to music that you don't like, and no wires are ever in your way.

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    These are the ones I own, they are super comfortable, and can synchronize with your phone. Not to mention quite stylish.
  • metta

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    Sep 14, 2015 8:10 AM GMT
    1. Planet Fitness does not represent the gym industry. It is no secret who their target market is. They are not going to change. They don't want him there. Is he saying that he used to work at Planet Fitness?

    2. I really have not noticed much of a change in the gym that I go to.

    3. The only exercise that bugs me is the one where people are standing up, lift the bar up with a ton of weight and then they drop it 3-4 feet on the ground. Oh wait, I do recall this one guy that every rep he lifted a dumbbell he just dropped the weight on the ground and the weight would bounce all over the place. Made me a little uncomfortable working out next to him. I asked him not to do that next to me. I told him that he was supposed to stay in control of the weight and he gave me a look like I didn't know what I was talking about.
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    Sep 14, 2015 2:03 PM GMT
    Posts like these makes me happy I turned my room into a home gym.I have the boxflex dumbbells that crank from 5 to 52.5lbs. A pullup bar, and 40 lb weight vest to increase intensity. I'm lucky to live near the boardwalk which makes cardio easy before the snow comes of course.
  • ai82

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    Sep 14, 2015 2:18 PM GMT
    My favorite part was when he said "the bah" and the "smaht kids." But yeah, I've never been a member of a gym with people who made a lot of noise when lifting. I think there may have been one or two incidents where some one grunted really loud or threw some weights.

    I think planet fitness caters to people who want exercise and weight lifting made easy and simple. You don't have to look up exercises, you walk up to the machine and the instructions are there. I think it's more of a safety issue for them. The planet fitness I went to has closed but I did like the fact that their bench press area and squat area had safety locks so you turned it one way when you were ready to lift and turned it the other way when you were done...you couldnt drop the bar or have it lean one way or the other.
  • daveindenver

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    Sep 14, 2015 4:27 PM GMT
    Hahaha

    Just join a real gym . Problem solved.
  • yogadudeSEATT...

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    Sep 14, 2015 4:30 PM GMT
    Scott Herman should lay off the dead lifts and try yoga.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 14, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    There is a certain amount of backlash directed at muscular jocks. Reminds me of the movie revenge of the nerds.
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    Sep 14, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThere is a certain amount of backlash directed at muscular jocks. Reminds me of the movie revenge of the nerds.


    From my personal experience it's always the huge muscular guys that always seems to make the huge ruckus in the gym. From grunting, and yes even dropping down their weights like they didn't give a crap. And I do see guys bring certain weights from one machine to another and don't put it back.

    I'm not saying all muscular guys are like this, but, from my personal experience it always has been super muscular guys that have shown disrespect for people around them and the equipment.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 14, 2015 6:14 PM GMT
    When I go to a gym I don't even use the equipment that Planet Fitness would carry. It just wouldn't give me the results I'm there for, plus I'd feel like I'm going to the McDonalds of gyms.

    I guess one solution could be to open an anti planet fitness gym, and call it Liberation Fitness, or something. And it would be a gym with free weights only, and chin up bars, and then forego all of the machines, including getting rid of the rows and rows of cardio machines. There could be a track for doing actual laps around the gym and some jump ropes, so that the cardio would involve more gymnasium type activities. I think that would better serve the grunting crowd.
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    Sep 14, 2015 6:19 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidProbably just roid rage. icon_razz.gif


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    Ronar2 saidMany commercial gym make their profit from catering to the "lightweight" gym goers. I guess planet fitness is one of them. They're the ones who pay, rarely show up, and never cancel their membership because they think they will train next week. They're fantastic cash cow.
    Someone like Scott and other bodybuilders are not favorable clients.
    I guess I'm "lightweight" too. but I dont have a problem with guys doing deadlift or other hardcore training.


    Yes, seams the simplest of reasons--don't want costumers actually using your equipment.

    However, pretty stupid upsetting Scott-a-licious with his huge following.
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    Sep 14, 2015 6:22 PM GMT
    I can't help but stare at his 2 jugulars and wonder if they're going to pop.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 14, 2015 6:23 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI can't help but stare at his 2 jugulars and wonder if they're going to pop.

    Yeah, I saw that too. Do you know what causes that?
  • NursePractiti...

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    Sep 14, 2015 6:23 PM GMT
    I wish LA fitness and other gyms I've been too would focus more on the people who don't re-rack their weights and just lay them anywhere or leave them for someone else to take off, people who hog a particular bench by just sitting there for a ridiculous amount of time, and finally the ones who just lay their stuff all over the locker room as if the entire place is their changing closet.
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    Sep 14, 2015 6:30 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Erik101 saidI can't help but stare at his 2 jugulars and wonder if they're going to pop.

    Yeah, I saw that too. Do you know what causes that?


    In a nutshell, it's because he's pissed off. His heart is pumping more blood to his brain fueled by his anger. The blood then returns to the heart via those jugulars.
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    Sep 14, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
    Damn, he looks like sh*t! What happened to him?
  • justinlee86

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    Sep 14, 2015 7:00 PM GMT
    I find it interesting that it get's thrown around that muscular guys are disrespectful and such.

    let me be clear, the bigger guys are usually the nicest in the gym. They are just there to workout. Yes, weights get thrown around. Yes, you may make some noise while pushing yourself. It's a f(*& gym!!!!

    I think that all can coexist. There will be disrespectful people regardless of size.

    So, let's not blame one over the other.
  • Sincityfan

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    Sep 14, 2015 7:05 PM GMT
    I don't mind when people train hard, or do "hardcore" work outs.
    The thing I take issue with is when people drop/slam the weights onto the floor or just toss them onto the rack.
    There is nothing worse than people suddenly dropping weights next to your ear when you have dumbbells lifted above your head.

  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Sep 14, 2015 7:09 PM GMT
    Dropping weights is obnoxious and dangerous. It takes more strength to properly put down weights.
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    Sep 14, 2015 7:24 PM GMT
    I stopped at 4 minutes.

    I get it geez!

    I find it hard to believe that he is innocent of what he claims. 10 minutes of ranting roid rage? He probably acts that way at the gym too. Preening, loud and obnoxious. It's all about him.

    I'm guessing the gym owner has other issues with him.
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    Sep 14, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidProbably just roid rage. icon_razz.gif


    That may explain why his face is red and his veins are protruding.

    I honestly couldn't get pass the first minute. The stench of douchebag coming from this guy is just waaaaayyyy too strong.
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