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post #55891 of 57263
Is it legitimate to "claim" a rack just by leaving your towel on it and then going elsewhere?

You didnt even load any weight do any reps?
post #55892 of 57263

I had been waiting in line and putting your stuff in/on the rack means it's yours, I've never had anyone else claim it. It's a college gym where there used to be two weight rooms, they closed one and made it into an aerobics area and moved all the squat racks into one room. So every now and then girls who had been doing yoga just barge in and do random shit, like smith machine donkey kicks or smith machine glute bridges. Usually the hot ones go about their business and the beat ones try to attention whore.

post #55893 of 57263
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

So I've been going to the gym when it's crowded and it sucks cuz my weight room is tiny and has 8 squat racks facing each other. Normally I'd glance at other people's form when resting between bench sets, but now people are deadlifting and cleaning right in front of me. I have music on and like to just look around but everyone who's not a regular is super self-conscious. The regulars know it comes with the territory, the new kids just make everything awkward. Also I hate beats headphones, and non-regular girls in the weightroom who rest like 15min between sets of half squats and boss the racks when a line is waiting. Had some aerobics girl claim my squat rack when I put a towel on the bar and my weightlifting shoes/phone on the floor and went upstairs to get a foam roller. Didn't wanna be an asshole but lol.

why didn't you just tell her you were using it and she can work between your sets?

She wouldn't have even known what she was doing.
post #55894 of 57263

I told her nicely that I had been waiting and she told me that you can't just "call" a squat rack and left angrily, even though that's exactly what you do. Working in is awful when there's a big height difference and you'd have to readjust the bar position or help the person lift the bar off for every set. I know I left to get a foam roller and warmed up at the squat rack but I usually stay for an hour or more. I'm complaining here because I'm drunk and that was the most interesting thing to happen to me today.

post #55895 of 57263
Tbh id be pretty pissed some guy drapes his towel to mark his territory then goes off to foam roll

Would probably just jump in

Maybe I'm missing some of the details
post #55896 of 57263

It's a school gym, there are 8 squat racks for 30k students. I went during the busiest time off the day and waited for like 20min for a rack to open, as soon as it opened I jumped in, put my stuff down, went to the bathroom and got a foam roller. i had been doing the same thing for a year and a half. Some of the PLers get chalk out and do band stretches at the rack before they lift. I just do frog squats and leg swings. I don't know if that girl was in the line behind me, most likely not since if she did, she would've seen me waiting ahead of her. I understand how it might look to outsiders but I was totally in the right.

post #55897 of 57263
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why didnt you piss and foam roll in the 20 minutes you were waiting?
post #55898 of 57263

cuz I would've lost my spot in the line.

 

can we just steer the topic to things I hate at the gym?

 

bros who wear sleeveless shirts and proceed to rub their scent all over the squat rack

 

beats headphones, seriously I see so many

 

people who are squatting 50lbs more than they should be and quarter squatting, more worried for than hate.

 

bros who only deadlift and make a huge deal about it everytime, swear to god I've never seen those people do anything else.

 

people who think you're looking at them and look at you back when you just wanna look at the clock.

 

people who ask how many sets you have left, and no matter what you say, they stand next to your squat rack to claim their spot instead of waiting nicely by the door, which makes you feel bad for resting too long.

 

girls in general, they're either distracting or annoying.


Edited by accordion - 2/10/16 at 8:28pm
post #55899 of 57263
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Originally Posted by Nafets47 View Post
 

I had a question.

 

I am currently hitting the gym 6-7 days a week. Each day for at least 1 hour. Furthermore I am doing intermediate fasting after hitting a extreme low carb, no sugar, high protein diet. And I am not able to knock off the last bit of weight.

 

I am not doing that much cardio, just 1/2 to 1 mile run after each exercise to relax but I am curious if I am doing something wrong.

 

What are you doing for your workouts? Typical bro-split? What's your diet like? How do you feel on it?

6-7 days of lifting sounds a bit much unless you're doing things pretty low intensity, in which case probably better going a little more Skeen on your workouts...

post #55900 of 57263
next time i'd just piss right next to the squat rack and if anyone complains say you didn't want to lose your spot in line

I'm still smh at the bizarre logic here: why couldn't you drape your towel on th floor to protect your place in the "line" ?

It would have been just as weird as what you did, but has the advantage of not wasting time with an unused rack
Edited by skeen7908 - 2/10/16 at 9:47pm
post #55901 of 57263

@Nafets47 My anecdotal experience as a natural weight lifter: I tried many methods to get a low body fat, especially on my lower stomach area, but what ended up working the most effectively was 6 days a week gym plus 7 days a week of walking 90 minutes. I'd train at the gym in the evening and then after a few hours break, I'd walk around 8km, with no eating in between those two activities. I eat a big lunch with lots of carbs and a moderate dinner with low carbs. I'm not well read on the science or popular conventions in men's fitness but my theory as to why this method worked for me was that I was using a lot of stored energy during my gym session and then the long walk was drawing energy from my fat. I'd be too tired for strenuous cardio after heavy lifting days but the long walks were manageable while hungry. Without the long walks I was never able to get my body fat extremely low on gym alone. This is just my experience, but if you wanted to try something different, you could give it a shot.

post #55902 of 57263
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

cuz I would've lost my spot in the line.

can we just steer the topic to things I hate at the gym?

bros who wear sleeveless shirts and proceed to rub their scent all over the squat rack

beats headphones, seriously I see so many

people who are squatting 50lbs more than they should be and quarter squatting, more worried for than hate.

bros who only deadlift and make a huge deal about it everytime, swear to god I've never seen those people do anything else.

people who think you're looking at them and look at you back when you just wanna look at the clock.

people who ask how many sets you have left, and no matter what you say, they stand next to your squat rack to claim their spot instead of waiting nicely by the door, which makes you feel bad for resting too long.

girls in general, they're either distracting or annoying.

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post #55903 of 57263
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post #55904 of 57263
Claiming a rack is honestly a pretty douchbaggy thing to do. Is it really reasonable to have people waiting just because you don't feel like adjusting the height and changing plates? At my PL gym most of the time we were 3 people sharing a rack or sometimes even 4. Help eachother out or if you have a problem I think its better if you find a less populated place/time to train.

The only instances I wouldn't share a rack is if we need to adjust the whole setup (bench vs squats) or if there is a massive difference in the weights lifted (say 300 lbs+ difference).

@accordion why do you care so much about what other people do?
post #55905 of 57263
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post
 

 

people who ask how many sets you have left, and no matter what you say, they stand next to your squat rack to claim their spot instead of waiting nicely by the door, which makes you feel bad for resting too long.

 

 

This.  Hugely irritating when people ask how many sets you have left.  People can't seem to master the simple concept that if someone's already on equipment they want to use, just go do another exercise until said equipment opens up.

 

If someone's using equipment that I need, I just do something else until it's available.  My workout isn't more important than theirs, and vice versa.

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