Honestly, what do you think of someone who is skinny/out of shape at a gym and weight lifting.

  • NerdLifter

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    Aug 23, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    I think: Good job, when I see a new guy in the gym. I used to be him, and I know big lifters at the gym who think the same: "We've all been there/have to start somewhere or glad he's working out keep it up bud." This coming from me where the campus gyms were filled with large athletic college students, often many of them from our major sports teams or frats.

    Ironically, it's usually certain out-of-shape guys, who don't truly know what they are doing but pretend they are lifting masters, that act judgmental.

    The muscular juggernauts and the athletes know what it takes, applaud you on your effort, and are often will provide you with moral support both aurally and silently.
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    Aug 23, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    For my sake, I hope they think, "Well at least he's trying."
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    Aug 23, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    If people their judge you and make fun of you for working out because your not big enough or whatever I say fuck'em.
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    Aug 23, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    That they're working on getting in shape? I mean, don't most people think that?
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    Aug 24, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    well at least a large majority of people in the gym are kind. I mean seriously, I am fairly skinny and I remember one point last year I was trying to figure out one of the machine (I still have no idea what im doing half the time in the gym so I try to stick to running) but an acquaintance literally walked up to me and asked if I was struggling and he literally started fixing my form. Next thing I know five more guys appear out of the god dam thin air, and start teaching me correct posture, the way to pull your arms back correctly while standing. It was a bit overwhelming but really cool that these guys that looked like they could probably beat me down to a pulp in a few seconds were willing to help me out.

    Sadly haven't gotten a chance to work out as often as I would like in between school work, commuting and my current job though that experience has made me feel a whole lot better about going to the gym. It's almost to the point that I don't think about it anymore...lol
  • waccamatt

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    Aug 24, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    If I saw you at my gym I'd say, "hot damn, another hottie to keep me motivated"!
  • upsguy68

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    Aug 24, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    waccamatt saidIf I saw you at my gym I'd say, "hot damn, another hottie to keep me motivated"!


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  • Borski1992

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    Aug 24, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    In the words of my best friend who is going into personal training, "I don't care what you look like if I see you in a gym, as long as you are putting the effort forth to be a healthier you."
  • fitone

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    Aug 24, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    I think...good for him, he's getting started. i hope he sticks with it and sees results soon enough to keep him motivated.
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    Aug 24, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    I'm in my zone at the gym, so I take little notice of those around me. Regardless, exercise and an active life is beneficial for everyone.

    Would you look down on a sick person for being at a doctor's office?
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    Aug 24, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    It's a great thing that you're taking the initiative to start weight training. I've been sticking to the gym, and I am happy with my results. All you have to do is learn, and try. Everyone starts somewhere, and there are plenty of people willing to help. Just keep it up!
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    Aug 24, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    I read most of these posts and I agree wholeheartedly. One thing that seems to be missing is, You are paying to be there. As long as you are following the rules of etiquette you belong as much as anyone else. As far as rules of etiquette the reasons they exist is because people obviously have not kept them ie. "No Grunting" while it may seem a given, there was a problem with people grunting to loud.

    Go in "Do Work" get out. Simple formula, Good job for making this life bettering decision.
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    Aug 24, 2012 6:27 AM GMT
    tyler_helm saidI read most of these posts and I agree wholeheartedly. One thing that seems to be missing is, You are paying to be there. As long as you are following the rules of etiquette you belong as much as anyone else. As far as rules of etiquette the reasons they exist is because people obviously have not kept them ie. "No Grunting" while it may seem a given, there was a problem with people grunting to loud.

    Go in "Do Work" get out. Simple formula, Good job for making this life bettering decision.


    LOL... while it sounds funny, it's very true! Save that for the boys, lol.
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    Aug 24, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    I support anyone who goes. I have seen lots of guys come into the gym and try. I worry a little about them but I'm glad they are there. I wish the attitudes were different about gyms like they used to be. Feel free to ask or give advice.

    Jumpman_josh, stick with it. Go for you and when in doubt as for help.
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    Aug 24, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    Proud as all fuck!! Go for it! Need help? Just ask, you'll be so surprised
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    Aug 24, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    When I see a guy out of shape at the gym I respect the hell outta them...They want to improve their present state...HUGE RESPECT
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    Aug 24, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    Proud of and for him!!!!! =)
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 24, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    I say they should just give up and get a sex change because they're obviously not manly enough.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 24, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    Anybody with anything bad to say to you has a tiny dick and an ego complex, such as the guy above me here. Fuck those assholes-- If you're working to better yourself, you're already strong inside. Everyone starts somewhere.
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    Aug 24, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    Ive always had the fear of hitting the weight section ...
    And remembered that first day .. But now I admire people that are skinny or outta shape that hit the gym..tho I have to say I had one bad experience when a guy at the was mumbling and laughing at me and said some mean things heheh .. But I'm over it .. Now I can lift more than him .. ;)
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    Aug 24, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    You've gotta start somewhere! icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 24, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    Although no one ever says anything, 99% of the people in the gym are 100% behind you!

    You have as much right to be there as anyone. I look around my gym and see old, young, fat, thin, built, men, women and even a guy with bad scoliosis and two blind guys. Everyone's welcome.

    Best of luck!
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    Better than not trying at all.

    I used to be terrified to go to the gym, now I think nothing of it.
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    lol I think is pretty awesome when I see another skinny person work out since I use to be so skinny like anorexic when I first started working out (5'6 at 115 pounds) so I know what it is like to feel so self concious around all these buff dudes lifting like 700 pounds.
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    Aug 25, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    A_1991 saidlol I think is pretty awesome when I see another skinny person work out since I use to be so skinny like anorexic when I first started working out (5'6 at 115 pounds) so I know what it is like to feel so self concious around all these buff dudes lifting like 700 pounds.


    Yup. but secretly all those huge dudes are looking at my skinny butt and wanting to fuck it.