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Dumb things we see in the gym...

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by aleeboy, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. aleeboy

    aleeboy Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I recently did my first workout after taking a couple of weeks off due to a back strain. My lifts were terrible and I'm in desperate need of some motivation to keep me fired up to get back to where I was and then continue to make progress. So, would you all share with me the fun and exciting things you can only witness in a gym!

    I'll start, I really miss the little guy in my gym who is addicted to the cable station. This guy does his entire workout there which consists of making endless love to the cable station in all positions... i.e. low middle and high. He uses a mix of hip gyrations and arm swings. He finishes off by doing cable curls at a rate of 2 per second. His partner must be happy.

    Also, I really miss the tough 40s guy who is so strong that he benches 80kg after I do it with a ROM of about 2 inches. Shit, I don't care... what's wrong with people?

    Gosh... I need to get motivated!!!!

    AL
     
  2. ken

    ken Well-Known Member

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    There's a dude at my gym that stands on one leg on a bosu ball and punches a speed bag about as softly as my 4-year-old niece would. The funniest part is that he does this for about 20 minutes on each leg. It's actually sort of impressive that he can balance for that long.
     
  3. Mauby

    Mauby Well-Known Member

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    There's a 40-something y.o. guy at my gym who is obsessed with shoulder shrugs. He grabs the dumbells and does set after set of shoulder shrugs. I've never seen him do any other exercise in the weightroom or on the machines. He likes to pose infront of the mirror in between sets.
     
  4. JoeWoah

    JoeWoah Well-Known Member

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    The sad anorexic girl that works out twice a day, before and after work, for two hours at a time. She runs and lifts, but is a skeleton.

    Oh... old fat naked guys that hang around the locker room. WTF!
     
  5. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Well-Known Member

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    The sad anorexic girl that works out twice a day, before and after work, for two hours at a time. She runs and lifts, but is a skeleton.

    Got one of those too.
    Once I put a hamburger on her stair-master.
    She was not amused.
     
  6. JoeWoah

    JoeWoah Well-Known Member

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    Guys that wear baseball caps while working out. It gets in the way, it makes you hotter and we know you are bald.
     
  7. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    where to start:

    130lb guys with pot bellies doing isolation movements

    trainers having fat people balance one-legged on bosu balls while doing shoulder presses

    3-inch, 500lb squats

    people benching with a 4 inch range of motion

    kids under 18 who bench and curl every night

    women paying $70/month for a gym membership, just to walk on a treadmill for 20 mins a night

    people who don't train legs

    guys who "train" for 2 hours, 1.5 of which is spent talking, preening or checking emails
     
  8. JoeWoah

    JoeWoah Well-Known Member

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    Girls who do their make up, hair and "dress up" to work out. Not that I mind if they're hot.
     
  9. Flambeur

    Flambeur Well-Known Member

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    where to start: 130lb guys with pot bellies doing isolation movements
    Seriously... one of my biggest pet peeves. Isolation movements in general.. and people who have horrible form or who sacrifice all of their form just to lift more weight. Why, for fucks sake? Do you just enjoy keeping your chiropractor in business?
    Girls who do their make up, hair and "dress up" to work out. Not that I mind if they're hot.
    hey, I'm not complaining... eye candy helps.
     
  10. Astan

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    13 year old armenian kids in saggy pants lifting 10 lbs dumbbells

    i win
     
  11. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    naked old men with 2" peckers walking around the locker room like they're dorian yates.
     
  12. Astan

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    naked old men with 2" peckers walking around the locker room like they're dorian yates.

    if they were erect then you win
     
  13. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Well-Known Member

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    13 year old armenian kids in saggy pants lifting 10 lbs dumbbells

    i win


    Why the Chrono hate?
     
  14. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    "ALL YOU....ALL YOU....I'M NOT HELPING....S'IT....ONE MORE!!!"

    Meanwhile, spotter is actually doing more of the rep than the lifter (very impressive 135 lb bench in this case).
     
  16. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    ^ i am a royal dick in the gym, too. i make certain that all the benches have at least 225lb on them at all times because i tell these teen guidos you're not entitled to bench unless you start with 225.
     
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    Spatlese Well-Known Member

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    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    ^ and i bring my own pins for the weight stack cause i add a pin and several plates to the pushdown stack. have broken it twice and paid for repairs.
     
  19. Spatlese

    Spatlese Well-Known Member

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    ^ royal - but very strong and responsible - dick
     
  20. FlyingLotus

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    Guys who break out air boxing & kicking in front of the mirror in between sets...
     

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