Gym bummers

  • gamble

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    Dec 30, 2015 5:19 PM GMT


    I just went to a friend's gym as a guest and saw pretty much all of my gym pet peeves in an hour. Lots of douche-y young guys in designer workout gear and midlife-crisis-exercisers with something to prove jerking weights around in between bro-downs about men's magazine hearsay. Nobody even looked fit. The dumbest thing is that membership there cost like three times what I pay at the Y where people actually seem like they're focused on their fitness.

    Feel free to vent about your own gym bummers here.
  • badbug

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    Dec 30, 2015 5:26 PM GMT

    First thing i did was check your age: 31?


    Why haven't you had your midlife crisis yet? you're behind. icon_wink.gif





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    Dec 30, 2015 8:11 PM GMT
    I'm sure we can gym rant all day long. But lately it isn't the other dudebros at the gym who piss me off-- it's the gym. Repurposing TVs to play crap ads on a 10 minute loop? DIE! Also, your idiot in-house trainers are barely literate chimps.
  • gamble

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    Dec 31, 2015 4:44 AM GMT
    badbug said
    First thing i did was check your age: 31?


    Why haven't you had your midlife crisis yet? you're behind. icon_wink.gif


    HA! You flatterer! These are my golden years, don't you know! I'm just trying to keep the old ticker running until they push me off homo island on a burning raft...
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    Dec 31, 2015 5:16 AM GMT
    So many gym pet peeve threads on here but here are a few:

    - members (and personal trainers) who either leave the most popular fixed barbells far from their racks in a classroom or to the most far-flung corners of the gym

    - members who superset between three different machines, often (again) in the far-flung corners of the gym

    - members who hog equipment socializing, texting or fiddling with their playlists who won't let you work in

    - members taking five minute rests between sets who melodramatically peel off their earbuds acting as if they have absolutely no idea what you could possibly be asking them

    I don't mind when men grunt and fling weights though. I find that kinda hot. Depending on the man.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 31, 2015 5:54 AM GMT
    Don't care, don't notice, I'm just there to work out
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    Dec 31, 2015 8:21 AM GMT
    Guys using profane language.icon_confused.gif
  • jjguy05

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    Dec 31, 2015 10:22 AM GMT
    gamble said

    I just went to a friend's gym as a guest and saw pretty much all of my gym pet peeves in an hour. Lots of douche-y young guys in designer workout gear and midlife-crisis-exercisers with something to prove jerking weights around in between bro-downs about men's magazine hearsay. Nobody even looked fit. The dumbest thing is that membership there cost like three times what I pay at the Y where people actually seem like they're focused on their fitness.

    Feel free to vent about your own gym bummers here.


    -Ditto on the young douchebags with their designer gear, especially the tapered sweats, and the wearing of long tights underneath shorts. WTF

    -the 18 year-olds that work out in groups of 3 or more.

    -the newbie men and the women that take a weight, go hide in some corner, and then leave the weight there when they're done. When you need it, you have to look everywhere for it.

    -the followers. Instead of working on themselves, they spend their gym time following and sucking up to the bodybuilders, because they think that associating with them will make one look like them.

    -the women or newbie men that waste everyone's time doing isolation movements, like the high-cable bicep curl or the machine chest flyes. Women don't benefit, and men should master heavy presses first.

    -related to the previous one: the women that just copy everything the men do, even though they have no intention of building a bicep peak or the lateral head of their tricep (and not like they could if they wanted to, because they lack testosterone).

    -the tall and fat guys. They've never stepped foot in a gym before, but growing up, they've been told all their lives that they're "big". So, they walk into the gym their first day with an oversized ego, choose weights that are far too heavy, swing them like there's no tomorrow, then walk around like they're the shit. This is so easy, they've got it down on day one!
  • kew1

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    Dec 31, 2015 12:17 PM GMT
    People who leave one solitary dumbell hidden in a corner of the gym so I have to search to make a pair.
  • FRE0

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    Dec 31, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
    Recently I wanted to use the inclined crutch bench to do my weighted crunches. A man and woman were using it together, so I figured no problem, I could do other exercises first and do my crunches last. But after doing three other exercises, they were still using it, but not continuously for working out; they were making out for part of the time. Finally I asked them whether they were almost through and they said they were and did some more exercises using a ball. I stood about two feet from the bench so it would be obvious that I was (impatiently) waiting; it was my last exercise. After another five minutes or so they finished.

    These people who monopolize equipment for extended periods of time are very annoying.
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    Dec 31, 2015 11:31 PM GMT
    Disgusting members who don't use deodorant.
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    Jan 01, 2016 12:08 AM GMT
    The cat is being unusually clingy today. He keeps jumping on my torso if I pause for even a moment when reclined. icon_mad.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 01, 2016 12:35 AM GMT
    The horrible, idiotic electronic disco/dance music that they blast out of the speakers consistently assuming that it will help pump you up when in reality it is annoying and borderline offensive. Goddammit it is the gym, not a dance club. Play some rock and roll and permanently ditch the stupid electronic disco or whatever they call that noisy shit.icon_mad.gif
  • jjguy05

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    Jan 01, 2016 12:53 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThe horrible, idiotic electronic disco/dance music that they blast out of the speakers consistently...


    I've never been to a gym that plays EDM. They all play top 40 / pop music.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 01, 2016 1:11 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThe horrible, idiotic electronic disco/dance music that they blast out of the speakers consistently assuming that it will help pump you up when in reality it is annoying and borderline offensive. Goddammit it is the gym, not a dance club. Play some rock and roll and permanently ditch the stupid electronic disco or whatever they call that noisy shit.icon_mad.gif


    I've made alternative suggestions, including Sousa marches, but they've made no changes.
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    Jan 01, 2016 1:57 AM GMT
    https://youtu.be/n1GUQVo1Lps?t=20s
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    Jan 01, 2016 5:12 AM GMT
    badbug said
    First thing i did was check your age: 31?


    Why haven't you had your midlife crisis yet? you're behind. icon_wink.gif







    He's a couple decades away from that.
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    Jan 01, 2016 5:59 AM GMT
    Bad Hygiene (wear deodorant,shower daily)
    Forgetting to sanitize after their machine use
    Wearing improper athletic wear and ruining the equipment material
    Creepy dude who stares into your soul
  • gamble

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    Jan 01, 2016 9:46 AM GMT
    krush saidhttps://youtu.be/n1GUQVo1Lps?t=20s


    Haha - that video is amazing. That's pretty much the kind of internal commentary going on in my head in any public space.

    Also, I just checked out Buff Dudes' other videos and they're pretty great. Also, super hot. Thanks.
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    Jan 01, 2016 6:31 PM GMT
    I just workout and leave as soon as possible. I try to work around people. I avoid gyms during peak time too.
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    Jan 07, 2016 2:35 PM GMT
    krush saidhttps://youtu.be/n1GUQVo1Lps?t=20s


    That is hilarious!!!!
  • DrMGGGMD

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    Jan 17, 2016 3:15 AM GMT
    >when the weight room plays Lithium on siriusxm so loud I can't drown it out w my headphones

    >I understand making noise while weightlifting but the screaming and weight slamming is too much, I think it could cause someone pressing their limits to hurt themselves

    >eating some supplement powder out of a bag in the weight room

    >not wiping down equipment when it's visibly sweaty