Pumped For The Evening?

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    May 20, 2007 12:04 AM GMT
    I was reading William Mann's "Where the Boys Are," all about "gay culture." In the book, the guys all hit the gym to "get pumped up" before hitting the clubs for the evening.

    Does anybody really do this? And if so, what specifically is your routine for such an occasion?
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    May 20, 2007 12:53 AM GMT
    I see guys in my gym do this when I work out in the evenings. They usually workout in their club clothes, and they do some quick excercises. Usaully see them do curls and bench.

    It seems kinda vain to me, but I guess if you're into that, then go for it...
  • GQjock

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    May 20, 2007 2:34 PM GMT
    Really??
    lol...I never even heard of this
  • DrStorm

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    May 20, 2007 5:15 PM GMT
    One needs only go to a circuit party like Gay Days or the White Party and stay at the host hotel....there are more guys packed into that tiny hotel gym prior to a big party than some bars in the CASTRO in SF on a good night....LOL

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    May 21, 2007 6:59 AM GMT
    William Mann's line is based on experience. We go to the same gym, and around 5pm, especially on holiday weekends, the place fills up with guys working chest & arms to the exclusion of everything else - they want that quick pump up to show themselves off.

    Stormy's comment about White Party is also right on target. The week before WP and the day of the Pool Party the gym is frantic with visitors seeking to perfect their appearance before stripping down.

    By the way - Billy has a new book out on Katherine Hepburn that is really good - you might check it out.

    Joey
  • SoDakGuy

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    May 21, 2007 2:02 PM GMT
    Yes, I do. :D
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    May 22, 2007 11:47 AM GMT
    yeah sort of, i've heard it being called getting your "club pump" on.
    apparently your body can look up to 25% larger than your "resting state" temporarily after you work out for around an hour

    you don't have to do a full routine, i sometimes do pushups before i go out :)
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    May 22, 2007 11:58 AM GMT
    How long does this "club pump" last? I'm picturing a club full of men deflating at various rates.
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    May 22, 2007 12:13 PM GMT
    I see it here too. I work out late on weekends since I do two-a-day splits, and yes everyone seems to be working chest and arms while I am doing squats and leg work. Go figure.
    Ric
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    May 22, 2007 12:53 PM GMT
    obscenewish.....hahaha like blow up dolls! mental image is too much!

    it apparently lasts an hour but maybe it's just a mentality thing getting psyched up and all, either way, a few more push ups don't hurt!
  • gymingit

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    May 22, 2007 2:11 PM GMT
    College gyms are especially the same. I remember I was 30 when I started college and never being one for gym class in H.S.(I was in the band), I decided to take some fitness class for a supposed easy "A".

    I had to ask what they were doing and it got a conversation started........

    I thought it a little vain... but they were sooo young and cute... just delicious.
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    May 22, 2007 3:55 PM GMT
    That's one of my favorite gay-themed novels. What do you think of it?
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    May 26, 2007 8:34 AM GMT
    Yep, getting pumped before a photoshoot or a modeling gig is standard procedure so i can see why guys would do this before hitting the clubs.
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    May 26, 2007 10:12 AM GMT
    To funny, but, I'm afraid, typical.
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    Jun 23, 2007 3:23 AM GMT
    Obscenewish has a good point. I can just hear egg timers going off as someones 'pump' starts to go down.
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    Jun 23, 2007 3:43 AM GMT
    ..and they run out of the club, screaming, "I'm flattening, flattening. Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world..."
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    Jun 23, 2007 3:51 AM GMT
    Actually, they'll usually run into the bathroom, lock the door and do more pushups. And I'm not kidding. I've actually SEEN THAT HAPPEN.
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    Jun 23, 2007 3:54 AM GMT
    What about their glutes? I hate it when their glutes deflate.
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    Jun 23, 2007 4:03 AM GMT
    Note: I have not seen this before, but it's fairly simple to make those babies swell right up too.

    Standing squats and lunges with your body weight will do the trick. Hell, you can probably even do it to the music and make it look like some crazy dance move you're rockin.

    'Drop it like it's hot'

    Thankfully, mine don't deflate. I ordered them special.
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    Jun 23, 2007 4:09 AM GMT
    They don't deflate even when repetitively hammered?
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    Jun 23, 2007 4:14 AM GMT
    Amazing, but no, they stay intact. I've conducted my own double-blind, scientific study to that effect. I did have trouble getting institutional funding for it though.

    Funny, some people wanted to PAY ME to participate. What's up with that? :)
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    Jul 05, 2007 5:40 AM GMT
    Yep this happens on Fridays, Saturdays in the late afternoon, early evening. They come in and do all the t shirt muscles and then leave quickly to rush home to take their disco naps before going out.

    As for me I tried working out before going out once, as luck would have it, working out combined with drinking later is an evil combo for me. Although I had 1-2 drinks I was red a pumpkin the whole night -- so something about working out and drinking made my capillaries expand. It was not pretty.

    Live and learn.
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    Jul 25, 2007 5:41 PM GMT
    An ex bf did this... I just think of it as sad and laughable, really. Muscles ALWAYS take a back seat to the gray matter between the ears, the latter being very sexy, in my opinion.
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    Jul 25, 2007 6:13 PM GMT
    It's the equivalent of putting preparation H on your eye wrinkles (models do it, or used to). It's the equivalent of a tattoo that comes from a cracker jack box where you have to lick your skin and then slap on the piece of paper with the Olyve Oyl tattoo on it. It's like a valentine from your mother.
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    Jul 25, 2007 6:29 PM GMT
    It's like a dog filling in for a cat.