What's the strangest thing you have ever seen in the gym?

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    Mar 19, 2016 7:19 PM GMT
    I'm not talking about the old naked guy or the young towel dancer. I mean seriously unusual.
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    Mar 19, 2016 7:29 PM GMT
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  • bro4bro

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    Mar 20, 2016 5:43 PM GMT
    Gosh, where do I start?

    There's the guy who did bench presses with a duct taped phone book resting on his chest...

    The guy who did "action poses" in the mirror - he'd literally run up to the mirror and freeze in a Spiderman-like pose, over and over again...

    The guys (yes, plural) who don't bring a towel to the gym and instead dry themselves after the shower with 30 or 40 paper towels...

    The guy who went through his entire workout with a 25 lb plate hanging from his neck on a thick chain...

    The guy who worked out with a stocking cap pulled low, a scarf wrapped around his face, sunglasses, long sleeves, gloves, and long pants so that not a single inch of skin was visible...

    Unusual enough?
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    Mar 20, 2016 6:14 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidGosh, where do I start?

    There's the guy who did bench presses with a duct taped phone book resting on his chest...

    The guy who did "action poses" in the mirror - he'd literally run up to the mirror and freeze in a Spiderman-like pose, over and over again...

    The guys (yes, plural) who don't bring a towel to the gym and instead dry themselves after the shower with 30 or 40 paper towels...

    The guy who went through his entire workout with a 25 lb plate hanging from his neck on a thick chain...

    The guy who worked out with a stocking cap pulled low, a scarf wrapped around his face, sunglasses, long sleeves, gloves, and long pants so that not a single inch of skin was visible...

    Unusual enough?


    Very unusual.

    I saw a dude free balling with a cock ring and a chubby. But he seems normal compared to yours.
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    Mar 20, 2016 8:49 PM GMT
    I saw a guy in his late 50s rubbing his nipples while on a stationary bike watching youtube videos of Ronald Reagan giving speeches.
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    Mar 20, 2016 9:06 PM GMT
    The phone book one might have had a somewhat logical explanation. *Perhaps* at some past time the person broke/cracked his sternum, and in *case* he were to either drop the bar or just bounce off his chest too hard, he is taking the precaution of distributing the impact over a larger area so as to minimize the risk of either breaking it again, or *actually* breaking it, and puncturing a lung.

    Admittedly, not a *likely* occurrence, but not impossible.

  • Tawrich

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    Mar 20, 2016 9:17 PM GMT
    "The guy who worked out with a stocking cap pulled low, a scarf wrapped around his face, sunglasses, long sleeves, gloves, and long pants so that not a single inch of skin was visible..."

    It sounds like he was trying to rapidly cut water weight
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    Mar 20, 2016 9:47 PM GMT
    Tawrich said"The guy who worked out with a stocking cap pulled low, a scarf wrapped around his face, sunglasses, long sleeves, gloves, and long pants so that not a single inch of skin was visible..."

    It sounds like he was trying to rapidly cut water weight


    Except he worked out like that every single day. And he was already fairly thin. And that doesn't explain the sunglasses...

    I thought maybe he had some horrible skin condition or a facial deformity and was embarrassed to show himself in public... but I saw him once gearing up in the locker room and he looked "normal".
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    Mar 21, 2016 12:55 AM GMT
    Well two off the top of my head. One was just a one time thing, & the other was a daily ritual. The daily one was a young guy that would come to the gym dressed in jeans, sneakers, a button down shirt almost fully buttoned. He would even bring a jacket at times, but took it off to workout. He would workout hard as anyone else. Sweating through his clothes, but certain machines he would use very wrong. He seemed skittish so I never approached him to help, but always wished I had.
    The other was just once, but I was using an elliptical, & through use of the many mirrors I realized the man next to me was a pornstar. Not one I really liked, but I noticed he seemed to know, & say hi to all the other guys in the cardio room. As I started to pay more attention I saw that just about ALL of the guys in the cardio room using bikes, treadmills, elipticals, etc... were pornstars I recognized! Haha. At one point they all stopped at the same time, & went into the room behind me for a class. I guess they were all friends, or maybe the studio made them all take a certain class? Anyway i thought I was being porn punked for a minute, but in the end it was just an interesting story.
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    Mar 21, 2016 1:47 AM GMT
    A guy walking around the gym and clapping his hands.

  • badbug

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    Mar 21, 2016 1:59 AM GMT
    Shit, i've seen nothing. I really can't think of anything that compares with most of that.

    The weirdest thing was some Asian girl with big tits. lol

    Oh, i guess i had friends that used to do acid and work out. Not sure why, i guess they did acid and did lots of things. They didn't really act weird or anything at the gym.

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    Mar 21, 2016 3:19 AM GMT
    javelin7 saidI saw a guy in his late 50s rubbing his nipples while on a stationary bike watching youtube videos of Ronald Reagan giving speeches.


    Maybe he had them pierced. When I got mine pierced I rubbed around them to reduce the pain and itching. Was worried people at the gym would think I was touching myself lol.

    I've seen people walking around talking to themselves or laughing out loud. Which is why I don't like listening to comedy podcast in public. There is a guy who workouts downtown with very large butt implants who likes to stretch a lot and looks around between his legs to see if anyone is watching him.

    I once saw a guy who had a crazy built upper body and had very thin legs. He was doing leg curls so I think he might have been in an accident and was paralyzed from the waist down for a while. It looked like a caricaturization and I stared dumbfound for a few seconds.
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    Mar 21, 2016 3:57 AM GMT
    Been a while, but a guy used to always wear the breathing mask while working out, i know he thought he was cool and sophisticated, everyone else thought he was a retard
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    Mar 21, 2016 5:05 AM GMT
    Not much springs to mind...

    Except one little gym I visited once or twice in the 90's on a reciprocity arrangement. Near the convention center in Seattle. Well-equipped, but small. Packed. And half the guys in there were actually wearing those ridiculous over-the-top things from the "International Male" catalog. icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 21, 2016 10:31 AM GMT
    I guess a guy in my old gym used to inject his sac with saline or silicone or something like that. His nuts were HUGE - like the size of a softball. And of course he always wore brightly colored lycra shorts when he worked out, just to make sure everyone noticed. Sometimes he'd go into the sauna after his workout - completely naked - and stand in the middle of the room, proudly displayed for all to see.
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    Mar 21, 2016 11:49 AM GMT
    Last week, I showered and went back to my locker to change, where I found a used adult diaper on the floor right by my locker. At least I think that's what it was. That was the last straw for me of unusual gym events...now shopping for a new gym. I also saw a guy spit on another guy's face in the sauna for no reason. Also saw some guy being kind of a dick in the gym and it turned out to be Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman caught sexting dick pics.

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    Mar 21, 2016 1:37 PM GMT
    One time a few years ago just after January 1st, I saw a guy in his 20's all decked out in a brand new outfit, all coordinated in yellows and white, with piping and ruffles, and it all matched what his mother was wearing. The mother was leading her somewhat unwilling, disinterested pupil around the gym showing him how to lift. It was kind of pathetic. The poor little guy was not into lifting, and did a huge amount of staring at the rest of us. This is a serious, industrial gym, without frills like fancy mirrors, molding, silk trees all over the place. The guy and his mom really were odd, and I never saw them again.
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    Mar 21, 2016 9:39 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidOne time a few years ago just after January 1st, I saw a guy in his 20's all decked out in a brand new outfit, all coordinated in yellows and white, with piping and ruffles, and it all matched what his mother was wearing. The mother was leading her somewhat unwilling, disinterested pupil around the gym showing him how to lift. It was kind of pathetic. The poor little guy was not into lifting, and did a huge amount of staring at the rest of us. This is a serious, industrial gym, without frills like fancy mirrors, molding, silk trees all over the place. The guy and his mom really were odd, and I never saw them again.


    This sounds like Buster and Lucille from Arrested Development ("Motherboy").
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    Mar 21, 2016 11:50 PM GMT
    - A super skinny, super flamboyant black guy who always wears black spandex shorts/tank with rainbow designs. He dances around while he curls super light weights.

    - An old lesbian who wears a hoodie over her head so that she probably can't even see who makes up her own nonsense exercises like holding onto a handle from a cable machine while standing on a box and then point at the ceiling. She moves her hands around like she's casting a spell or something.

    - An old anorexic-looking, overly-tan guy who wears a midrift tanktop (that has been cut down to as little fabric as possible) and spandex who is always doing cardio whether I'm there in the morning or at night. I think he just does cardio all day long.

    - There's this super skinny old guy who every morning spends his whole shower hacking up phlegm and making weird grunting and moaning sounds... clearly hoping to attract attention.
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    Mar 23, 2016 4:57 PM GMT
    the girl with penis envy mimicking all my sets.
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    Mar 23, 2016 6:23 PM GMT
    A very passable, beautiful transsexual in yoga pants with a massive mound of you-know-what below. I actually thought she was a genetic girl until I noticed the package. She was with a super hot muscle-bound guy who, I assume, might have been her boyfriend or partner.
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    Mar 24, 2016 12:10 AM GMT
    jackedgamer said- A super skinny, super flamboyant black guy who always wears black spandex shorts/tank with rainbow designs. He dances around while he curls super light weights.

    - An old lesbian who wears a hoodie over her head so that she probably can't even see who makes up her own nonsense exercises like holding onto a handle from a cable machine while standing on a box and then point at the ceiling. She moves her hands around like she's casting a spell or something.

    - An old anorexic-looking, overly-tan guy who wears a midrift tanktop (that has been cut down to as little fabric as possible) and spandex who is always doing cardio whether I'm there in the morning or at night. I think he just does cardio all day long.

    - There's this super skinny old guy who every morning spends his whole shower hacking up phlegm and making weird grunting and moaning sounds... clearly hoping to attract attention.


    Do we go to the same gym?
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    Mar 24, 2016 3:36 PM GMT
    sunjbill saidBeen a while, but a guy used to always wear the breathing mask while working out, i know he thought he was cool and sophisticated, everyone else thought he was a retard
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    We had one of those, wearing a black hoodie.
    Thought Darth Vader was visiting.
  • FRE0

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    Mar 25, 2016 2:03 AM GMT
    bro4bro said
    Tawrich said"The guy who worked out with a stocking cap pulled low, a scarf wrapped around his face, sunglasses, long sleeves, gloves, and long pants so that not a single inch of skin was visible..."

    It sounds like he was trying to rapidly cut water weight


    Except he worked out like that every single day. And he was already fairly thin. And that doesn't explain the sunglasses...

    I thought maybe he had some horrible skin condition or a facial deformity and was embarrassed to show himself in public... but I saw him once gearing up in the locker room and he looked "normal".


    He had vampiritis and had to protect himself from light.
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    Mar 25, 2016 2:08 AM GMT
    strapguy saidI guess a guy in my old gym used to inject his sac with saline or silicone or something like that. His nuts were HUGE - like the size of a softball. And of course he always wore brightly colored lycra shorts when he worked out, just to make sure everyone noticed. Sometimes he'd go into the sauna after his workout - completely naked - and stand in the middle of the room, proudly displayed for all to see.


    Perhaps he had filariasis; that can cause testicles to swell up with edema to the size of softballs or greater. It's a parasitical disease spread by mosquitoes in the tropics.