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

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

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  1. saj_21

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    You occasionally hear at the gym or read on here "I don't want to get to big"

    No natty gets to big, just to fat
     
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    Long time reader of this thread, always been good for a laugh. Never really had much to complain about until yesterday.
    Some bloke doing some horrendous circuit training, I'm doing chest about to jump on the decline bench and he is there doing crunches on it.
    Made even worse by the fact all of the 8 or so adjustable benches were completely free and he actually had to walk past them to get the decline bench. I waited until he was done with his set and just did mine, didn't have time for that rubbish.
     
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    Thats the thing, sure you can say something but it causes unnecessary potential tension in a place where it should be time to only hit weights and nothing else.

    At my gym we have chick that does aerobic exercises in the weights area.
     
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    Knobs who use a bench to elevate their feet in the weights room doing push ups. It's a barbell bench too. ****s sake
     
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    Idk I know a lt of crazy dudes that almost need that tension to train (granted they're all competing bodybuilders, strongmen or powerlifters and not average Joes)

    A lot of the folklore/mythical guys from pre-Instagram like Dave Tate, Wendler, Matt Kroc etc all came from rough childhoods of abuse etc etc and started lifting to 1) protect themselves and 2) take out their anger

    Even myself, playing footy I hated it when my opponent shook my hand before a game cos I'd feel bad about giving him a clip over the ears when he was going for a mark or a cheapy at the bottom of a pack
     
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    Depends on your goals I guess. Yes if your into powerlifting esp most definitely having that tension can be a positive for some.
     
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    Exactly
    I'd be a bit concerned if a 40 year old father of 3 going to the gym to try to keep up with his kids in the backyard was pacing around like he was going to start a fight with everyone lol
     
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    My gym is a little cramped, and the leg press and leg curl are next to each other... which is obviously fine as they're not exercises that extend sideways. I usually start with leg curls, but a girl was on it so no big deal, I'll just start with extensions... then the girl WHO IS DOING 5kg (what even is the point) would do that then immediately GET ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF OUR JOINED SPACE AKA IN HALF MY LEG EXTENSION SPACE AND DO CORE (to make the most of the 'high-intensity' exercise I presume)... so obviously I couldn't really do anything.

    Is it that ******* hard to literally walk 3 metres to where the free weights is? Apparently. I had to make sure my sets were when she was on the machine, and not on the floor literally right in front of me to the right. I wanted to say something, but she looked mean and had earphones in. Now typing it, I kind of regret it because it is such a shithead inconsiderate thing to do.
     
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    This^

    Where the fck do you draw the line with these things that shit you?

    I just prefer to walk away and not think about it, being a chick its hard to say anything. But I can appreciate your anger. Probably if it was a bloke you may have said something?

    Hey I have a chick at my gym that reserves three pieces of equipment at once as if this is normal behaviour. I mean ffs are you serious?
     
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    For some reason I always feel like if I approach a guy at the gym their immediate thought will be that I'm hitting on them, so probably not ha.
     
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    whats going on down there now? I was planning on actually going this week but if there are complaints to be made....
     

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    Just trainers taking up entire sections of the gym for one client. Using 10-15 pieces of equipment. Weights left all over the floor. Benches broken but still in use. The final straw was when I went to help my gf move a bench (since someone had moved it across the gym and not put it back) came back to my rack and a trainer had moved my bar because I was in his way. Despite him not using the rack. And me being there first
     
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    Might be controversial but PT's at big commercial gyms are a pain and almost a waste of time. Literally every machine has an explanation and most gyms offer a sign up consultation where they do a program for you.

    With all the above and access to a trainer or staff member to ask question why do you need someone who takes dibs on 75 machines and inconveniences other gym users.

    We all know its revenue raising but honestly.
     
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    I find a lot of the PT there just have no idea about Gym etiquette, they don't teach it or practice it, and they watch people using bad form and say nothing like, if you're not paying me I'm not helping, not to mention the ones who appear to actively teach bad form

    still i gotta suck it up and start training again so unfit
     
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    And every time they reduce membership prices you can almost guarantee they're 1) putting up PT rent and 2) adding more PTs
     
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    Agreed
    Would've been sacked from my old gym if I acted like the PTs there. Not to mention going around and helping people out free of charge is great marketing and networking

    The missus has asked me to tone down my anger towards them in the gym since we've just started our own business haha
     
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    Good trainers are rare. They're the ones actually worth money to clients. Most work in their own studio though
     
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    Unhygienic pieces of shit
     
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    My gym has a strict no towel no workout policy that is enforced.
     
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    Some advice given to one of the missus friends by her PT:
    She weighs 69.5. Been told she needs to lose 15kgs ASAP to be healthy
    Had to pay her trainer $30 to get one of those "full body" scans where you just stand on a scale and hold two handles
    Been told she needs to do the trainers 12 week bootcamp which is three sessions a week plus 3 PT sessions
    Trainer has no nutritional qualifications but gave her a list of "metabolism booster" foods and a list of foods she can eat
     
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    Yeah. Apparently she wants her down to low 50s from high 60s in under 12 weeks
    The girl is around 5'6
     
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    Wait so PT is the one that said she has to lose 15kg ASAP?
     
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    Yep
     
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    It must be nice to be a sociopath

    Can't believe the crap they get up to