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    Jan 20, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    Stop leaving your weights on the bar. Our workout does not include picking up/stripping your weights. If you walk away from a loaded bar you are essentially saying, "screw you, you do it."

    Weight benches/machines are not couches. Up to one minute rest for upper body and up to 3 minutes rest for squats.


    I cant believe people have to be told this. Ok. Im done.
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    Jan 20, 2008 7:28 PM GMT
    as a non bodybuilder I agree with this...its a nightmare moving a rack full of 45s from some grunter so I can get on and try to lift a fourth of his previous weight.
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    Jan 20, 2008 7:31 PM GMT
    No shit.

    Gurr.

    Folks I know did it to me last night. They knew better, too. They left the 120 right in the middle of the floor.

    My big pet peeve is a guy who is 6'4, and does squats, and has four plates on each side, and leaves it on the top notch. I have to get something to stand on to get them off.

    WastingAwaynNc, as far as grunting goes, you'd do well to do some more of it yourself, but, then, I don't think much of fat people, so I guess it's tit for tat. Unless you change your attitude / perception you're likely going to fail in your efforts.

    Just FYI, strong guys doesn't have the franchise on leaving weights around. Typically, it's the younger, smaller guys that do the offense.
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    Jan 20, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    scottNV saidStop leaving your weights on the bar. Our workout does not include picking up/stripping your weights. If you walk away from a loaded bar you are essentially saying, "screw you, you do it.


    There was an asshole at my last gym who never racked his weights. And every time he left a bar or machine loaded, I called him out on it. And he'd always say the same thing: "Moving the last guy's weights is part of the workout."

    I belonged to another gym whose manager suspended memberships of people who didn't rack their weights.
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    Jan 20, 2008 10:07 PM GMT
    What do you do when everyone in the gym does it? If the bar is clear when I load it, I always put my weights back. But sometimes my gym is so bad, I can't take time to unload someone else's weights, then load mine, then unload mine, so I just leave everything the way I found it.
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    Jan 20, 2008 10:11 PM GMT
    It is a real pet peeve of mine when guys don't re-rack their weights. I shouldn't have to go searching for a DB or strip a bar of weights because of someone else's laziness. I always put my weights away. From what I've seen, some (not all) of the biggest guys are the worst offenders. I wonder if maybe it is their way of showing off how much weight they move - leaving it for everyone else to see... lame! If a guy is strong enough to overhead press 100+ lb DBs, he should be able to carry them a few feet and re-rack them. Oh well, I feel better now after venting... haha.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 20, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    My gym is pretty good about the guys puttin' away their toys...that's probably because most of the guys are gay there

    But jeez guys...stop yakin' with your friends at a weight station...
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    Jan 20, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    And while you're at it, wipe down your sweaty-assed bench after you're done.icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 20, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    chuckystud said

    WastingAwaynNc, as far as grunting goes, you'd do well to do some more of it yourself, but, then, I don't think much of fat people, so I guess it's tit for tat. Unless you change your attitude / perception you're likely going to fail in your efforts.



    I guess your pharmacy was out of lithium this go round Chuck!

    Seems we can all agree that racking some shmendrick's weights sucks.

    Cheers,
    Terry
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    Jan 20, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    just to get more picky, my pet peeve is putting the dumbbells in the wrong weight slot.
    Jiminy Cricket, they're all labeled! icon_mad.gif
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    Jan 20, 2008 10:48 PM GMT
    My gym is pretty good also - in general however EVERYONE leaves one 45 lb plate on during peak hours because it eliminates the amount of time people are loading and unloading weights.

    In general, everyone at my gym is in decent shape (thats a lie - everyone is in ridiculous shape...seriously. Gotta love Hoboken.) so noone unloads all the way. All of the rookies come in between 5-7p but the people that are actually lifting hard come between 7-9p. So generally speaking we don't have the issue that many other gyms have...

    Also, we have a few stations with spray bottles, paper towels, and hand sanitizer stationed throughout and there are always plenty of towels at the ready...they are definatly doing their part and the gym goers seem to be doing their part as well.
  • TXShooter02

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    Jan 20, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    My biggest pet peeve other than re-racking the weights is people who use the benches to hold their stuff (water bottle, towels, etc) and are not going to use them for an exercise. I'll be waiting for a bench in the dumbell area trying to be nice thinking that someone is reserving it for a minute, then I realize its just the bastard standing next to it doing sets. UGGGGHHHH!!!!!
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    Jan 20, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidAnd while you're at it, wipe down your sweaty-assed bench after you're done.icon_evil.gif


    Oh man! That is an entire other rant. I go to my colleges' gym. I wish I had a fetish for strangers sweat because you could drown in it there is so much.
  • SkyMiles

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    Jan 20, 2008 11:12 PM GMT
    Oh, SURE! I guess next you'll ask people to mop off the river of sweat they leave on a bench/machine, bathe every so often, or wear clothing that leaves 'something' to the imagination especially in the genital area! icon_lol.gif

    And while you're at it, DON'T fill up your gallon jug at the drinking fountain when a line of people hot off the treadmill are DYING of thirst and heat prostration behind you!

    This is AMERICA, dammit! We've got the RIGHT to be RUDE. It's in the constitution...and the Bible too. It's somewhere in the back, but it's IN there. Fer real.icon_exclaim.gif

  • Artesin

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    Jan 20, 2008 11:21 PM GMT
    You know I'm probably one of the odd people who don't mind switching off someones weight for mine ...
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    Jan 20, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    So the RERACK!! complaint has consistently been made on Realjock a number of times, but usually in reference to free weights, and I never had anything to add. But this specific thread brings up the question of the bar. I don't use it, so I've never done this, but I've heard it's actually more polite to leave 1 set of 45 pound plates on a bench press bar because most people use at least that much weight, so not completely stripping the bar on average saves people's time. Opinions? Is this correct/incorrect?
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    Jan 20, 2008 11:30 PM GMT
    Colbert_Nation said or wear clothing that leaves 'something' to the imagination especially in the genital area! icon_lol.gif


    You will hear no such request from me good sir.
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    Jan 21, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    ScottNV, I'm gonna speak for the object of your disdain, non-re-wrack weigth guy,who probably wouldn't say this because he's afraid of you, but : who the hell died and made you Queen of the gym ??!! If you have such a problem with how I behave in the gym, Miss. Manners, perhaps you should write a book for me, call it, "Tight Ass Gym Etiquette."

    If the gym wanted a Police Force they'd hire one so why are you sweatin my jock, Bro, just cause I got a page and had to leave abruptly?!
    And, I knew you was pushy, but telling people how long to rest? 1 minute is not enough for me, bud,I have back problems!!


    LOL, ok, i'm done representing the otherside. If you want my honest opinion. I think you should chill. It's guys like you who try to strip my weight the second I step away to get a drink of water. I really hate that. I've got my name permanently markered right on the seat, can't you READ it? Don't touch my stuff.
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    Jan 21, 2008 3:04 AM GMT


    scottNV saidStop leaving your weights on the bar. Our workout does not include picking up/stripping your weights. If you walk away from a loaded bar you are essentially saying, "screw you, you do it."

    Weight benches/machines are not couches. Up to one minute rest for upper body and up to 3 minutes rest for squats.


    I cant believe people have to be told this. Ok. Im done.


    This one of my pet peeves. I sometimes end up straightening weights even though I'm not working on the bench or machine.

    It bothers me that I have to take my workout time to move the weights someone else used. I've seen too many people use the equipment and just walk to the next machine leaving their weights there for someone else to put away.

    It happens too often to be something forgotten.

    Kev
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    Jan 21, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    Scott is cute an all but he a lazy bitch. Life is about annoying people trying to fuck you over... and how we resist and win! icon_wink.gif People compaining at the gym cuz they made to work too hard!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 21, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    Onixotto, would you say that to his face?? He could hurt you for it, but I'm sure the confrontation might go something like this yus
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    Jan 21, 2008 3:16 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure I didn't see a portion of WastingawayNC's post that asked for Chuck's almighty opinion about fat people.
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    Jan 21, 2008 3:35 AM GMT
    chuckystud said
    WastingAwaynNc, as far as grunting goes, you'd do well to do some more of it yourself, but, then, I don't think much of fat people, so I guess it's tit for tat. Unless you change your attitude / perception you're likely going to fail in your efforts.


    Yeah I was thinking today how useful breathing and by extension "grunting" is to working out and wondering if I should really be worried about that considering its a place for heavy lifting. This is not to say that you aren't a dick for saying that I am fat (and not just because I am fat but because I'm actually doing something about my fat and have lost roughly 55 lbs to date doing something about it), but I do realize the insensitivity of commenting on someone else's workout.

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    Jan 21, 2008 3:49 AM GMT
    At the Gold's that I belong to, the rules are:

    replace the plates
    no dropping the weights
    no excessively loud grunting, etc.

    oh, and there a bottles of cleaning fluid of the equipment, everywhere!
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    Jan 21, 2008 3:51 AM GMT


    BORING...without grunting, what would me and my friends laugh at?