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Dumb things we see in the gym...

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

  1. Milhouse

    Milhouse Senior member

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    1) One day I was doing snatches from the floor on the olympic platform. I go for maxes when I pull from the floor.

    Well, some guy decided it would be a good idea to cut across the back of the platform... In the middle of my lift... Which blew my concentration and I didn't catch the weight very well, which sent me over backwards and the barbell nearly took him out. The look on his face as he realized I was about to beat him with a 20 kg plate was pretty funny. He got away from me fast. I was really pissed at the time. I still kind of get mad because I could have gotten hurt. Yeah, see, now that I think about it, I really should have beat the crap out of him.

    2) I saw a woman, probably about 50 or so, wearing the old 80s style workout outfit, the spandex shorts and tshirt with the one piece bathing suit thing over it. She really looked bad, like she spent way way too much time in the sun while she was younger, and then got plastic surgery. She had some 80s hairstyle too. Kind of a mess to be honest, not at all attractive in a cougar way.

    I noticed that she would slow down whenever she would walk past any of the young guys that were really into working out (and thus had well muscled bodies), she'd stop and face away from them, and bend over to tie her shoe or something. She'd bend over real slow, trying to be sexy and get some attention. She adjusted her leg warmer in front of me. I was a bit repulsed.

    She then moved on to her next victim, a guy spotting his buddy on the bench press, and starts tying her shoe. Spotter is trying not to laugh, and as the lifter finishes and sits up, he looks right at this lady's ass in front of him and says "aww damn" and the spotter starts cracking up. Never saw the cougar-wannabe again.
     
  2. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Senior member

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    There is a trainer at my gym that is very into the movie 300. He yells at his clients "You're a Spartan", "Go Spartan", for motivation. It's annoying at times but can be entertaining when he's training the 100lb asian girl.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    She then moved on to her next victim, a guy spotting his buddy on the bench press, and starts tying her shoe. Spotter is trying not to laugh, and as the lifter finishes and sits up, he looks right at this lady's ass in front of him and says "aww damn" and the spotter starts cracking up. Never saw the cougar-wannabe again.
    [​IMG] sounds like a scene from a movie
     
  4. MrGimpy

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    The cardio room at my old gym was pretty quiet since the television audio was run through the machines, so the only sound was the constant hum of the treadmills and ellipticals.

    Every now and then, though, the dull drone would be pierced by a middle-aged lawyer type screaming "Oh, Baby! Yeah!" to whatever 80s pop song was on his iPod.
     
  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Every now and then, though, the dull drone would be pierced by a middle-aged lawyer type screaming "Oh, Baby! Yeah!" to whatever 80s pop song was on his iPod.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/nyregion/03spin.html

    "The altercation occurred at an Equinox fitness club on the Upper East Side in August. Mr. Sugarman, a 49-year-old senior partner at an investment firm, was yelling things like "You go, girl!" and "Good burn!" in spin class, and Mr. Carter could not take it anymore. He twice asked the instructors to get Mr. Sugarman to quiet down, according to trial testimony. But after Mr. Sugarman continued, harsh words were exchanged.

    Mr. Carter, 45, a stockbroker, stormed over to Mr. Sugarman's bike and lifted it, crashing the back of it into a wall, witnesses said. Mr. Sugarman said the force of the bike dropping to the ground caused a herniated disc in his neck."


    lefty
     
  6. MrGimpy

    MrGimpy Senior member

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/nyregion/03spin.html



    "Mr. Carter, 45, a stockbroker, stormed over to Mr. Sugarman's bike and lifted it, crashing the back of it into a wall, witnesses said. Mr. Sugarman said the force of the bike dropping to the ground caused a herniated disc in his neck."


    lefty


    If I'd only had the strength of The Kunk, I would have flung the singing lawyer and his treadmill into the freeweights pit.
     
  7. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    i would have ripped off his arm and fucked him with it
     
  8. ken

    ken Senior member

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  9. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    the kunk is funny, lol. big tough guy sounds like [​IMG]. i hope i don't fall into this category :[. im 5'10/130lbs but i do lift alot for my size and experience and i have good technique. my only thing is i can't stay off my blackberry while training lol. inbetween sets, even just 30 seconds on it texting...gotta have it. theres a few clowns at my gym, nothing of note though.
     
  10. Texasmade

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    Once when I was in high school football, we were lifting weights and this o-lineman was doing squats. He did like 2-3 reps on squats racks the weight and starts walking out of the weight room. The coach starts yelling at him, "where're you going, you're not done".

    The kid just responds back, "Coach, I shit my pants". Everybody in the weight room died from laughter. Every year at our end of the year BBQ, this kid would eat a paper plate. He'd load it up with beef, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and eat the plate like a fajita.
     
  11. thekunk07

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    need to eat more dood. you're like the polar opposite of obese. and i'm just a big ol' pussy. not a tough guy. [​IMG]
    the kunk is funny, lol. big tough guy sounds like [​IMG]. i hope i don't fall into this category :[. im 5'10/130lbs but i do lift alot for my size and experience and i have good technique. my only thing is i can't stay off my blackberry while training lol. inbetween sets, even just 30 seconds on it texting...gotta have it. theres a few clowns at my gym, nothing of note though.
     
  12. Mauby

    Mauby Senior member

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    need to eat more dood. you're like the polar opposite of obese.

    and i'm just a big ol' pussy. not a tough guy.

    [​IMG]


    And here I thought your avatar was Mr. Clean, not the real Kunk.
     
  13. gungadin25

    gungadin25 Senior member

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    I've seen my share of weirdos too.

    1. One guy runs on the treadmill backwards at a steep incline and makes eye contact with everyone else in the room, who are all facing him. He also does lunges with weights, but instead of staying in one place, he walks all over the gym.

    2. Another guy wears gray USC sweatshirts and USC sweatpants every single day with the sleeves rolled up. He's obviously not interested in working out (i.e., loads up 250 lbs on bench and tries to lift it, then rests for 5 minutes and tries again) and is only there to hit on the girls, but he is so obvious, they avoid him like the plague.

    3. This old guy who always painstakingly dries his balls with the hand drier in the locker room.

    4. Anorexia girl who does jumping exercises non-stop.

    There are probably others. I get annoyed at the gym a lot, especially b/c I don't have that much time to spend there.
     
  14. Mauby

    Mauby Senior member

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    I've seen my share of weirdos too. ...He also does lunges with weights, but instead of staying in one place, he walks all over the gym.
    I'm guilty of doing walking lunges at the gym. Doesn't seem to bother anybody. Or at least I think I don't bother anybody. Oh no...I've become the gym weirdo.
     
  15. FlyingLotus

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    He also does lunges with weights, but instead of staying in one place, he walks all over the gym.
    That would be funny to see. I cant stand when guys are on their Blackberrys in the gym, taking up benches just sitting there texting.
     
  16. Bhowie

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    3. This old guy who always painstakingly dries his balls with the hand drier in the locker room.
    .


    His balls are far to delicate for cloth.
     
  17. Grayland

    Grayland Senior member

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    1) using a cell phone at the gym
    2) reading a magazine while walking on the treadmill
    3) the girls who wrap a sweatshirt around their hips (everyone knows they have a big ass)
    4) guys grunting loudly while using average weights
    5) curls in the squat rack
    6) guys who wear the most revealing tanktop with baggy pants (everyone knows they don't squat)
     
  18. quevola

    quevola Senior member

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    The douchebag at my gym that occupies 5 different pieces of equipment at one time and is constantly barking, "hey I'm on that machine - I only have five sets left."
     
  19. thinman

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    I was going through this thread thinking that none of this stuff bothered me especially. But this, this bugs the shit out of me. Although it almost never happens thank god. I guess I go to a pretty normal gym, or at least I don't notice all of this stuff. I go to my college gym and the trainers are cool and the people at gym are a pretty normal bunch. One would think I could complain about the frat guys, but they are all ok and tend to have respect for the equipment, others time etc.. I also personally don't have a problem with grunting, at least on final reps or things. When rowing and I'm trying to push myself grunting out pulls is going to happen. I'm not alone in that. At times athletic teams take a part of the gym known as 'the pit' and the sounds that come from there are intense sometimes and I have no problem with it.
    You must work out at UCSD (met Jerry yet?). I was there 2 years ago and there was a guy who would grunt with every lift, so loudly that everyone could hear him. I looked over one time and realized that most of the women's water polo team in the pit was doing the same lift, with the same weight, as the guy, but they were quietly going about their business. I really enjoyed mornings when the women's water polo or volleyball teams would work out. I'm a leg man.
     
  20. Contingency Plan

    Contingency Plan Senior member

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    Curling in the squat rack

    Curling in the squat rack

    Curling in the squat rack

    Curling in the squat rack

    Curling in the squat rack

    Curling in the squat rack

    Curling in the squat rack
     

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