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

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Doing back on National Chest Day.

It was as if I parted the seas. Every piece of equipment I needed was there just waiting for me to be used.

I might be onto something here. :drunk:
About time floggo

Yeah, I decided to do cardio yesterday and trained back today instead, though I still had pretty big leg doms from pushing legs back to Saturday, so probably was a necessity yesterday as an active recovery

Yeah starting to get over this high pulley, it has been a good makeshift option for back/triceps, but setting it up and me being a big fat lump getting up/sitting down on the ground after most sets of pulldowns is starting to annoy me, particularly tonight when I was suffering from Tuesdayitis :(

I'll still use it though once I get the lat attachment whenever I superset arms/triceps or something, so not a total waste, bit like my bands set, it's been a progression, shitty Rebel sport bands>>>commercial grade bands>>>high cable pulley>>>power rack lat attachment

Next cable upgrade I'll probably get a stackweight commercial functional trainer or something
 

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About time floggo

Yeah, I decided to do cardio yesterday and trained back today instead, though I still had pretty big leg doms from pushing legs back to Saturday, so probably was a necessity yesterday as an active recovery

Yeah starting to get over this high pulley, it has been a good makeshift option for back/triceps, but setting it up and me being a big fat lump getting up/sitting down on the ground after most sets of pulldowns is starting to annoy me, particularly tonight when I was suffering from Tuesdayitis :(

I'll still use it though once I get the lat attachment whenever I superset arms/triceps or something, so not a total waste, bit like my bands set, it's been a progression, shitty Rebel sport bands>>>commercial grade bands>>>high cable pulley>>>power rack lat attachment

Next cable upgrade I'll probably get a stackweight commercial functional trainer or something
Love your feedback and advice on here. :thumbsu:

I find the banter adds to the thread to be honest. Keeps it pumping along.

I do a lot of research and try and understand as much as I can about weights and I can obviously tell you know your crap and what you are talking.

As I said before the biggest game changer you gave to me was to do legs on Monday. :drunk:

If I didnt do legs on Sunday, I would just skip and do Chest on Mondays. Its something I actually never learned from youtube, but what you say makes sense if you do a PUSH PULL LEGS split.

It doesnt happen often that I fail to do 2 cycles a week but sometimes it does.
 

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Pretty standard at most gyms that arent the old school iron paradise now really
Tbh I don't see a huge problem with it. Deadlifting in sanctioned events, you'd usually get red flagged for dropping the weights. Should be finishing the lift regardless. Although it's not exactly hurting anyone when you drop the weights. Only people I see drop weights are meat head ego lifters and crossfitters
 

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Tbh I don't see a huge problem with it. Deadlifting in sanctioned events, you'd usually get red flagged for dropping the weights. Should be finishing the lift regardless. Although it's not exactly hurting anyone when you drop the weights. Only people I see drop weights are meat head ego lifters and crossfitters
I’ve said this before, I don’t really take issue with it, I’ve got headphones in and am in my own zone anyway but plenty of people find it intimidating and uncomfortable. If you’re in a standard gym (fitness first) it also means less chance the equipment gets damaged.
 

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Tbh I don't see a huge problem with it. Deadlifting in sanctioned events, you'd usually get red flagged for dropping the weights. Should be finishing the lift regardless. Although it's not exactly hurting anyone when you drop the weights. Only people I see drop weights are meat head ego lifters and crossfitters
yeah crossfit is a bit weird, at my gym i always control it down but then they say to me go heavier and dont waste energy doing that
 

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Unless you’re training specifically for powerlifting the rule “if you can’t put it down don’t pick it up” seems reasonable to me
My gym's a dedicated powerlifting gym. Dude who runs is top 2 in the state for his weight class and competes at a national level. He's insistent on not dropping the weight, so I don't even think it's really a powerlifting thing to drop the weights (although I guess it may differ by federations)
 

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My gym's a dedicated powerlifting gym. Dude who runs is top 2 in the state for his weight class and competes at a national level. He's insistent on not dropping the weight, so I don't even think it's really a powerlifting thing to drop the weights (although I guess it may differ by federations)

Lee's a big advocate of the if you can't put them down, don't pick them up rule

Fair enough too

Only weights that should be dumped above knee height is Olympic lifts that Olympic lifters or Crossfiters do and should only be on weight lifting/deadlift platforms with bumper plates

Got no problems with deadlifts, just control it down though (pendlay style deadlifts annoy me)
 

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yeah crossfit is a bit weird, at my gym i always control it down but then they say to me go heavier and dont waste energy doing that
I'll only drop the weight if it's a workout that involves multiple lifts. So if it's a workout that involves 20 Deadlifts I might break them up into sets of 5 and drop it on the 5th one. I'm pretty sure our coach would crack down on anyone who was dropping it every time.

If it's deadlifting for a 1rm then definitely control down.
 

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On the clanging thing I’ve always thought you probably should read the gym. Some people can be intimidated by meat heads throwing weights around (not suggesting that’s you) but unless you’re at an old school iron paradise I’d expect that not dropping weights is pretty standard (most chain gyms have that sign posted now)
There is clanging and there is clanging - dropping a deadlift from the lock position on a platform is different from actively throwing down dumbbells together with a histrionic grunt. Former OK - latter shithouse

PS: cannot ******* wait to get in there again on Friday
 

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There is clanging and there is clanging - dropping a deadlift from the lock position on a platform is different from actively throwing down dumbbells together with a histrionic grunt. Former OK - latter shithouse

PS: cannot ******* wait to get in there again on Friday
Again, i dont really care about either, but if youre at a standard commercial gym and they have signs probably dont do it or at least dont be shocked when youre told not to do it.
 

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The funny thing, is that I dont think he was trying to be an a-hole, I genuinely think he thought there was nothing wrong with what he is doing.

Its the gym, I have seen some f**ked up sh*t over the years.
I think that's the case with the majority of novice-intermediate lifters - they just genuinely aren't aware of every aspect of gym etiquette. Still infuriating, hey.
 

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Crossfit boxes are the exception (and totally excepted); there's something satisfying about completing a lift or complex and just dropping the barbell and watching it bounce.
 

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Crossfit boxes are the exception (and totally excepted); there's something satisfying about completing a lift or complex and just dropping the barbell and watching it bounce.
My gym in Bondi (god I miss that gym) was a real old school iron paradise.

Rubber floors as far as the eye could see, old punching bags and just a musty old sweat smell in the floor, they loved heavy lifting and clanging the bars and dumbs around. There’s absolutely places for it.
 

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