Gym Sins & Obnoxious Habits

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    Feb 13, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
    This is Newsweek's list for bad behavior at the gym. Physical altercations is one, but I love the way one gym owner downplays them: "They're not terrible fights—we're a high-end club." LOL!

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/140685
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    Feb 13, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    Those are pretty funny. I have seen first hand people sleeping on workout benches. Even heard them snoring.
  • tas_515

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    Feb 13, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    How about the power dumbbell users who monopolize the only flat bench with a towel, a picnic blanket, a water bottle, a poweraid bottle, an iPhone, a blackberry and three Oprah magazines, and proceed to do 100 sets of dumbbell nonsense, ignoring the line of people waiting for the flatbench? (Did that sound bitter?)
  • HorrorHound

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    Feb 13, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    Hmmm.....NOT re-racking weights or putting shit back up can DEF be a annoyance!!!! icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 13, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    6. Killer Karaoke It's common and profoundly annoying: gymgoers get carried away listening to their music players. Before they know it they've treated everyone in the room to an off-key rendition of "...Baby One More Time." "I call it karaoke gone bad, because there is no background music and they're singing at the top of their lungs," says Harry Reo, a regional vice president for 24 Hour Fitness.

    Guilty. I apologize.
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    Feb 13, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    What is annoying is the fat ugly hairy guys that walk around naked. ANd the hot build muscle men that walk around with a towel on....I dont get it, it annoys me.
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    Feb 13, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    Yesterday, I saw a guy wipe one of the machines with his towel.
    Good job - no.
    As soon as he was done, he stuffed the towel down the front of his pants! And not just a little - the whole towel was down there with his junk... blah!

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    Feb 13, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
    I'm sure people have said this before, but I just hate when guys squeeze out dumbell bench sets and make a big deal out of it... then SLAM the weights down. Grrr I just wanna go over and yell about how they shouldnt be lifting something if they can't handle it without THROWING it... grrr... icon_evil.gif

    Also.... those weirdos that sing like no one can hear them... grrr
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    Feb 14, 2009 2:26 AM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidHmmm.....NOT re-racking weights or putting shit back up can DEF be a annoyance!!!! icon_neutral.gif


    I have been tempted to overload the bar in defiance and see if it would change anything.

    My personal rule is that I will only rerack my weights if I don't have to rerack someone elses. I go to the gym so late in the evening there are only MAYBE about 1 to 3 other people there not including who's working. Most if not all of the equipment still have plates on them. To me that's inexcusable. Your not done with your workout until you've cleaned up after yourself.
  • styrgan

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    Feb 14, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    todds90210 saidWhat is annoying is the fat ugly hairy guys that walk around naked. ANd the hot build muscle men that walk around with a towel on....I dont get it, it annoys me.


    Yeah. I can see that being annoying. The entire world should just totally respond to your whims like that.

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    Feb 14, 2009 2:40 AM GMT
    Idiots who let go of the weights on their last rep. . . it sounds like a bomb going off

    Everytime I go to the gym, at least one person does that. . . repeatedly. . .

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    Feb 14, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    Mine is the two guys "using" a piece of equipment. Basically, they do a few reps, then stand in front of the machine and chat for 10 minutes. Do this for about an hour, right in the middle of evening rush. If you ask if you can work in, or how many more sets they have, they get territorial alpha-male confrontational "No! We're using it!!" Really? 'Cause it looks like you were socializing.
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    Feb 14, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    tas_515 saidHow about the power dumbbell users who monopolize the only flat bench with a towel, a picnic blanket, a water bottle, a poweraid bottle, an iPhone, a blackberry and three Oprah magazines, and proceed to do 100 sets of dumbbell nonsense, ignoring the line of people waiting for the flatbench? (Did that sound bitter?)

    I know this sounds sexist [wouldn't be the first time] but I usually find 90% of the people guilty of this are women. I want to say sarcastically, "It's a 'work out bench', not a 'shelf'!"
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    Feb 14, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    I read something today about women having orgasms while working their core muscles. Yuck! I don't want to be around that but it may explain why they are taking their time.
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    Feb 14, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    So this is not so much about people... but about the gym...

    Most of the time I run outside and workout at home - but if the weather is bad or I just need to be around people... I will go in.

    So my gym has set up all of their treadmills to stop after twenty minutes. I don't mind, and if their are people waiting I will get off and go into queue for another... What bothers me is that there are not time limits on anything else!

    One afternoon I watched a guy use a leg machine for the entire forty-five minutes that I ran. He would do a sent - then rest (for about five minutes) then do another. I had to reset the treadmill three times (no line) just to run five miles but that guy just got to sit there doing his thing.

    It's alright though... this freakish weather will clear soon enough.
    At least there is the sauna for when I do go to the gym.
  • GoodPup

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    Feb 14, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    todds90210 saidWhat is annoying is the fat ugly hairy guys that walk around naked. ANd the hot build muscle men that walk around with a towel on....I dont get it, it annoys me.


    So can I assume you walk around butt naked in the lockerroom? And if so, what time and location so I can get a good look. ;-)
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    Mar 01, 2009 2:49 AM GMT
    1. The Old Navy Disco Pop music

    2. Guys who follow me around or try to talk to me. I'm wearing headphones and listening to Tool and Slipknot.

    3. Anyone who camps out on equipment. It's usually dumb women with very voluminous hair and lots of eye makeup. Guys usually ask if you'd like to work in.

    4. Women or people who act like women

    5. Rainbows and spandex on anyone. They are both just tacky.
  • Salubrious

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    Mar 01, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    growingbig saidI read something today about women having orgasms while working their core muscles. Yuck! I don't want to be around that but it may explain why they are taking their time.


    If we could be so lucky!
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    Mar 01, 2009 3:29 AM GMT
    scarabboy said
    As soon as he was done, he stuffed the towel down the front of his pants! And not just a little - the whole towel was down there with his junk... blah!



    Can I say how much I love that your picture fits perfectly to your message? As I read the end of your post, I saw your pic off to the side and it served as a perfect smiley for the word "blah!"
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 01, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    Dropping weights and grunting. I absolutely can't stand people who grunt at the gym. A little noise is fine, I'm talking about full-on "ARRRGHHHHHHAHHHHHHGUUUUH" while trying to lift something. For some reason it just KILLS me. icon_mad.gif
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    Mar 01, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    I'm usually easy-going at the gym and can handle most crap; however, for f*u*king sake some guys literally smell like shit and do not need to be there with other people (sometimes its the really hot ones). If the smell is that putrid, that a radius of stench lingers near them, then i cannot even imagine the scent down below (i workout at the gayest gym too). Phew...I feel so much better!
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Mar 01, 2009 4:50 AM GMT
    God Darn!...Blow drying of balls and shaving private parts in public did not make the list....UGH!.....I complained to Managment@ my gym a few time...But still they do it!......icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 01, 2009 5:31 AM GMT
    I hit the gym at 5am and have an hour to workout. This smelly guy seems to think I want to talk to him all morning instead of working out despite wearing an i-pod, the continual walking away and even telling him he stinks!
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    Mar 01, 2009 5:44 AM GMT
    totally agree with naked devil. two guys (worse, two women) that chat around one piece of equipment. occupy it for half an hour.

    i get annoyed when i see guys doing exercises with poor form (throwing their back when doing biceps, arching back when bench pressing, lat pull downs and letting the bar yank their arms back up, etc) and they still have a better body than me.
  • HotCoach

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    Aug 14, 2009 7:15 PM GMT
    1. people who "park" on a piece of equipment then stare idly in to space, watch the TV (get those fucking things OUT of the gym) or read a newspaper.

    2. People who strike up an unsolicited conversation while you are working out. Tell them to "shut the fuck up!.

    3. People doing exercises incorrectly. Hire a trainer at least for 1 session.