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Do you re-rack your weights when you finish with a piece of equipment?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by resartus, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. resartus

    resartus Member

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    If not, I hate your guts.

    What's worse is that it's always the huge guys (i.e. the ones I'm not going to fuck with) who leave their 12 plates on the bar. Assholes.
     
  2. ezlau

    ezlau Senior member

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    the bar is all i can lift [​IMG]
     
  3. SUPER K

    SUPER K Senior member

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    Funny. We have a women triathlete in our gum, in her 40's, about 5 '2. She'll call those guys out, and they'll run back and unload the bar or machine. She's also great for messing with those guys that have to make with the loud grunts and screams to make sure everyone is watching. She just asks " if they need help delivering that baby, sounds like twins"
     
  4. resartus

    resartus Member

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    ha, sounds like she's more of a man than I am--I just say under my breath "omg I'm totally going to post about you on styleforum" and start unloading 45-lb plates...
     
  5. Bill Smith

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    It's a big peeve with me too, especially with dumbbells on the floor left behind by over entitled dumbass teens and college kids who don't know how to clean up after themselves.
     
  6. OakCreekHitter

    OakCreekHitter Senior member

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    people who don't re-rack are just plain selfish
     
  7. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    Dumbbells, always. Plates 90% of the time; I sometimes leave it on the bar if there were plates when I got there, and I am only doing a few sets quick (usually cool-down sets or something like that).
     
  8. otc

    otc Senior member

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    ha, sounds like she's more of a man than I am--I just say under my breath "omg I'm totally going to post about you on styleforum" and start unloading 45-lb plates...

    You must not be very good at keeping your word if you have been a member since 2008 and have only managed to post once about these douches on SF three years later.
     
  9. diggerdantheman

    diggerdantheman New Member

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    It's a big peeve with me too, especially with dumbbells on the floor left behind by over entitled dumbass teens and college kids who don't know how to clean up after themselves.

    I say tell them to re-rack, armed with the knowledge that your carefully planned exercise regime will leave you fitter, stronger and most importantly, still fitting your tailored jackets perfectly, while their bust-a-gut-look-at-me antics will merely result in a thick neck - presumably to support the thick head they're somewhat superfluously carrying.
     
  10. Church's Goer

    Church's Goer Well-Known Member

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    Without fail. Gym etiquette is sorely lacking in many ways; this is one of them. Other offences include unnecessary grunting, dropping weights (habitually), chatting forever in front of a rack or bench when it's busy, working in with you and not putting the weight back to where YOU had it before they joined - the list could go on forever.
     
  11. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    In my gym, it's usually the god damn "trainers" leaving their plates on the bar...
     
  12. Cool The Kid

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    In my gym, it's usually the god damn "trainers" leaving their plates on the bar...
    Yea one trainer at my current gym is probably the worst offender. Next time I see him do it I'm gonna say something, I don't pay to clean up his fucking messes. I always clean my shit up. I don't care if it's a 2.5lb plate or 365lb to deadlift. I put it all back. I don't grunt or any of that horseshit either. I am kind of a dick though as I am not patient, so I ask people how many sets they have. I also rap or sing along w/whatever I am listening to 73% of the time, and I am pretty sure that freaks people out. :kanyeshrug: I re rack my shit though.
     
  13. imageWIS

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    Yea one trainer at my current gym is probably the worst offender. Next time I see him do it I'm gonna say something, I don't pay to clean up his fucking messes.

    This.

    Plus, I'm not paid to clean up after anyone. How hard is it to put shit back, AND put it back in its correct place? I hate, hate, hate running around trying to find the matching dumbbell or a curl bar on the other side of the gym floor where it doesn't belong.

    I never got the grunting. You are not Bruce Lee fighting someone trying to psych them out. Once in a blue moon if I'm really pushing the final weight, I might making a 'grunting' noise, but unless you are right next to me, you won't hear me, unlike the other assholes that I have heard from the next floor up. That's right, they grunt that loudly.
     
  14. ice86x

    ice86x Senior member

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    always. i also find myself rearranging the weights to their proper weight stack since people never put it back correctly
     
  15. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    I'd be glad to re-rack other people's weights if they'd just wipe off their fucking sweat. Disgusting.
     
  16. Eason

    Eason Senior member

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    If it's a rule in the gym, absolutely, and I'll tell anyone who leaves theirs on to de-rack. They've always been very polite in going back and de-racking.
     
  17. Lagrangian

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    Yes, of course. My gym is really small so if ppl leave all their shit on the floor or whatnot it's a real pain to lift there. It's really just common courtesy though to put the stuff one uses back in its place.
     
  18. Waistcoat

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    Always. What also really pisses me off is when people don't put their plates back on the tree properly either, so I have to remove and re rack 4 20kg plates to get to the 10kg plate that should have been on the higher peg.
     
  19. Rangoon

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    Always. What also really pisses me off is when people don't put their plates back on the tree properly either, so I have to remove and re rack 4 20kg plates to get to the 10kg plate that should have been on the higher peg.

    This.
     
  20. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    Almost always re-rack weights/plates properly. Only time I don't is if on a leg press I'll leave a 45 on each side and sometimes in a squat rack I'll deload down to 135.
     

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