Bizarre Gym routines

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    Mar 14, 2009 7:20 PM GMT
    Some of the stuff that people do in the gym is really very special. Some people just don´t know what they are doing, which is fine as none of us do to start with, but there are gym rats who go every day and still seem to be clueless. I don´t get it.


    One guy at my gym, who I call "one set guy", does one set of about 6 reps on every machine, then one set of 5 or 6 dips, pull ups, one set of about 30 different abs exercises, a bit of yoga asana, and then runs on the eliptical trainer, much of the time talking on the phone. It lasts about 90 mins to 2 hours and he does the same every time I see him there. I have no idea what he is trying to achieve. I don´t think he does either.

    It seems such a waste of effort. icon_sad.gif
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Mar 14, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    It far better then what I witnessed in my gym Locker room today....Some guy clipping his toe nails.......EWwwww.......Gross me out.....icon_mad.gif
  • olden

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    Mar 14, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    My favorite is the guy at my gym that does standing bicep curls with a curling bar. I think he works every muscle group from traps to knees except the bicep. It is more of a lean, jerk and roll. I keep waiting for him to do himself some harm, but so far, no luck.
  • Sebastian18

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    Mar 14, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    I think the best gym routine I've ever seen is from this one guy who goes to my gym. I see him every morning roughly when I get in and he does the elliptical for about five minutes and does three sets of five push-ups in front of the ellipticals.

    By the time I get down-stairs to the weights area, I frequently see him just sitting on the pec-dec machine and maybe once or twice every six minutes he manages to push out three or four reps before doing a round of jump-rope and leaving.

    I don't know what he's trying to accomplish, but it's interesting to see his routine.

    On the other hand, there's this old Asian lady who's there every day for about 90 minutes from what I can imagine and I'm convinced she can do more lunges in a single setting that I would be able to do in a week.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Mar 14, 2009 8:59 PM GMT
    I heard about this one guy at some gym who watches what some other guy does. To the extent that he tells others how many sets and reps that guy does. He even watches the guy's stretching routine.



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    Mar 14, 2009 9:03 PM GMT
    I personally enjoy duck-duck-goosing everyone using the gym machines, dancing a polish jig, and then spinning in tight circles until I black out from the G-force.

    The whole thing is about 40 minutes of amazing cardio.
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    Mar 14, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    KentuckyTuss saidI personally enjoy duck-duck-goosing everyone using the gym machines, dancing a polish jig, and then spinning in tight circles until I black out from the G-force.

    The whole thing is about 40 minutes of amazing cardio.


    yeah and all the newbies copy you... you meany icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 14, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    There is an 82 year old guy that comes in the gym every morning at about 5:15. He walks around, says good morning to everyone, does 2 or 3 sets on random machines, says good morning to everyone again and leaves by 5:30. Best part is he carries around a large gym bag and wears weight lifting gloves. More power to him getting out of bed and going to the gym every morning at 82 years old.
  • SkyMiles

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    Mar 14, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    Mikeylikesit saidIt far better then what I witnessed in my gym Locker room today....Some guy clipping his toe nails.......EWwwww.......Gross me out.....icon_mad.gif


    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • SkyMiles

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    Mar 14, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
    One that impressed me kinda was a guy who climbed into the lat machine backwards (kind of like a roman chair) then used a free bar to push himself up and down.

    Another is a guy who stacked up two 'chairs' of dumbells beside the incline bench as a way of having the dumbells he was actually going to lift in an easier position!

    Kind of inventive(?)
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    Mar 14, 2009 10:29 PM GMT
    I find girls have funny routines. One I see comes in wearing full make-up, hair done, and dressed to the nines but nary a drop of sweat forms on her brow. An other spends an hour on the elliptical but never goes faster than a gentle walk.

    Then there was the guy who started shaking his dandruff onto the black padding on the bench. Disgusting! He was quickly reported.
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    Mar 14, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    wadawg saidThere is an 82 year old guy that comes in the gym every morning at about 5:15. He walks around, says good morning to everyone, does 2 or 3 sets on random machines, says good morning to everyone again and leaves by 5:30. Best part is he carries around a large gym bag and wears weight lifting gloves. More power to him getting out of bed and going to the gym every morning at 82 years old.


    That´s actually really cool ahaha. I hope people are friendly and nice to him.
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    Mar 14, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    NoSuchPerson said One I see comes in wearing full make-up, hair done, and dressed to the nines but nary a drop of sweat forms on her brow. .


    The makeup is most probably coated on so the sweat cant get out! heh

    I see a weird 'one set' guy in my gym too. He usually goes to the same machines - the only problem I see is that he only uses light weight. The guy was really straining while doing seated rows the other day and only did one set of 6 or 7.. I then used the machine after him and the weight he was using was only 15kg!

    It spin me out so tested the weight and nearly flung myself off the machine backwards! heh
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    Mar 14, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    Oh, not so much a routine thing, but I once saw a bigger not so fit guy come up to this smaller guy to randomly give him some unsolicited advice on how he could get bigger just like him. The smaller guy? Porn star Brent Everett.
  • DCEric

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    Mar 14, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
    I once saw a woman, jogging. In a sari. I thought she was going to kill herself. Then she went and bench pressed at least 20 more lbs than I can do.

    Needless to say I was impressed.
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    Mar 14, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    NoSuchPerson saidOh, not so much a routine thing, but I once saw a bigger not so fit guy come up to this smaller guy to randomly give him some unsolicited advice on how he could get bigger just like him. The smaller guy? Porn star Brent Everett.


    You work out in the same gym as Brent Everett?
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    Mar 14, 2009 11:20 PM GMT
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    wadawg saidThere is an 82 year old guy that comes in the gym every morning at about 5:15. He walks around, says good morning to everyone, does 2 or 3 sets on random machines, says good morning to everyone again and leaves by 5:30. Best part is he carries around a large gym bag and wears weight lifting gloves. More power to him getting out of bed and going to the gym every morning at 82 years old.


    That´s actually really cool ahaha. I hope people are friendly and nice to him.


    Yes, I think everyone is good to him. I hope i am still active at 82! I tell people all the time, that when my body shuts down, i am done. I am going sky diving without the chute.
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    Mar 14, 2009 11:32 PM GMT
    This one man-child constantly confused the weight room for a basketball court and throws the ball around. He has a partner in crime as well. Pretty irritating.

    Then there's the guy who's routine is made up of talking. But the guy's pretty build so he's gotta be doing something...and his jaw line's pretty nice so the talking is workin too i guess.

    Then there's the scrawny 20-something female that looks fifteen who spots the guy who benches over 200lbs.
  • UncleverName

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    Mar 14, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    I wonder if I'm one of 'those guys' once a week.

    I do heavy lifting (for me at least) once a week. Lately this means deadlifts.
    But to do it really heavy, I take about 2 - 3 minutes off between sets, which is a huge amount of time. I also tend to drop the weights to the ground, making a loud noise.

    Before I started doing power lifting, I couldn't understand why anyone needed to drop the weight. Now I can't lift the weight that I want to without it.
    Same goes for 2 - 3 minute rests between sets.

    I don't talk on the phone though, I sweat my ass off, and I only do it once a week :p
  • Sparkycat

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    Mar 15, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    Why do you all care what other people are doing? At least they are at the gym instead of sitting at home in front of the tv eating chips. What I find odd is the judgmental attitudes of so many people who post in these forums.
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    Mar 15, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
    Sparkycat saidWhy do you all care what other people are doing? At least they are at the gym instead of sitting at home in front of the tv eating chips. What I find odd is the judgmental attitudes of so many people who post in these forums.


    Sorry guy, but one clipping their toe nails in the gym is not being judgmental. Relax, this is a "light" thread.
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    Mar 15, 2009 2:13 AM GMT
    There's this older asian lady in my gym that impresses me when I see her working out. Especially when she does ab work. She puts people to shame.

    There is a bodybuilder type guy late at night who uses the treadmill and sometimes is on his cell. The cell is not the issue. It the speed of the treadmill.
    slowest.
    walk.
    I.
    have.
    ever.
    seen.

    Then there is the guy that always complains how hot it is but brings in a large fast food soda to drink instead of water.

    I've seen coffee cups by the weight benches before also.
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    Mar 15, 2009 2:23 AM GMT
    jimib said
    NoSuchPerson saidOh, not so much a routine thing, but I once saw a bigger not so fit guy come up to this smaller guy to randomly give him some unsolicited advice on how he could get bigger just like him. The smaller guy? Porn star Brent Everett.


    You work out in the same gym as Brent Everett?


    Used to. He left. icon_sad.gif

    Another siting that I had that also fits the category. Loudest grunting I ever heard...even with my tunes on. Turned around and there was JC van Damme.
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    Mar 15, 2009 3:07 AM GMT
    ok, guilty, i let myself have coffee during my workouts on weekends, my reward
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    Mar 15, 2009 12:16 PM GMT
    Sparkycat saidWhy do you all care what other people are doing? At least they are at the gym instead of sitting at home in front of the tv eating chips. What I find odd is the judgmental attitudes of so many people who post in these forums.


    ahhhh... jumping to conclusions doesn´t normally help thread quality.

    My wondering was about people who are really committed to working out but are doing things that make very little sense (i.e they are wasting a lot of their time and effort). Also "unconventional" workouts that still kick ass....