Gym & Misc Irritating people/things that annoy you in the gym II

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Abba Lonie, Mar 7, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. mcuzzy

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    LOL this, doesn't annoy me that much..well maybe a bit..kinda wish they'd do their own thing

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    Saw 2 15-16 yr old kids messing about in the gym today and one was showing the other how to do squats and while he was going down the other guy kicked the dude square in the balls from behind and started laughing.....that could've ended up really really bad.
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    Yeah, I don't get massively annoyed. Good on 'em for pursuing it, but do it for the love not because you want to be like someone.
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    I would have had a go at them.
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    I was contemplating it but seeing these idiots walk around treating the equipment like it was a play centre made it obvious that any advice apart from get the **** out would've fallen on deaf ears.
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    You should have alerted reception/owner. That could have been seriously bad.
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    Re: Irritating people/things that annoy you in the gym

    Fine if it is antiperspirant, but its most likely just the smelly lynx spray anyway. Most good antiperspirants don't have that strong a scent anyway.
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    Re: Irritating people/things that annoy you in the gym

    Which leads me to believe they're spraying Linx before hitting the gym, purely to smell nice.
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    I start work at 5, so I'm usually in the gym by 3:15. It's worth it just to not have to put up with idiots.
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    Saw a guy deadlifting in the smith machine. Was on the wrong side of it too, so the angle of it was actually going away from him.

    Very interesting to watch to say the least.
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    Pretty sure the smith machine should be banned in all gyms.
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    Agree.

    We need more squat racks to let us curl in.
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    Quit squatting in the curl rack
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    I actually don't mind it for CGBP, especially without a spotter. I feel like I hit the tris more than the chest which inevitably kicks in when I'm benching, regardless of hand spacing. It's not like it's a huge difference or that using a barbell isn't good (I still do sometimes), but it has its uses.

    Oh, and for calf raises when there's no calf machine (and our leg press is broken atm too :D).

    Edit: And sometimes declines, if you cbf using a regular bench, squat rack and bumping the seat up.

    But yeah, they should tell people not to do shit like that.
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    Connected all the smith machines together and use them for an artificial reef.
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    Ok, the curling in the power rack jokes were funny on the third and fourth page of the 1st thread...but now its just old - we all know it happens. Its not n00bs telling the joke either but people who would have seen it already.

    New thread: irritating people/things that annoy in the irritating people/things that annoy you in the gym thread! :eek:
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    it's lucky I don't work out in a public gym - people would think I was an absolute toss. Before I attempt a new high in a compound lift these day I always let out a few "light weight" to psych myself up. I even do it in his voice. :eek:

    The funny thing is, it actually helps.
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    Saw some phags that were just working chest and arms as usual then were trying to have silly competitions of who could machine curl the most weight.
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    Smith machines are good for chin ups and horizontal reverse rows.

    But squatting or bench pressing in them is a complete waste of time.
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    That's the way most people bench and squat at my gym
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    I gotta admit, I used to do it too when I had no idea what I was doing so I only really just feel sorry for them rather than thinking they're idiots.

    Once you actually spend some time studying weightlifting you pretty quickly realise how ineffective it is, not to mention extremely stressful on your joints. Plus it creates muscular imbalance as you're not using a lot of the smaller muscles to balance the weight, just the big muscles to push.
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    I use it for bench press throws, but if my gym didn't have one I wouldn't be too fussed.
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    Reverse Rows are great.
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    There's a manlet at my gym that appears to have no interest in lifting if he can't socialise and work in with others.