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things that make you laugh and cry at the gym...

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by GQgeek, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. SuitingStyle

    SuitingStyle Senior member

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    this is a fun thread, since I spent bout 5 days a week in a gym, I've seen a kinds of ppl and funny stuff. But nothing looks more funny to me than a fat woman in a spandax and think she looks hot like that........ looks like an overstuffed susauge to me.
     
  2. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    a few years ago, in the gym where i worked out, theres this teen-ager, who's probably a big fan of pro-wrestler turned actor duayne "the rock" johnson, who after doing EVERY DAMN set, would do all his hand gestures and poses.

    Wait, seriously? That's AWESOME. And dangerous. What if you're on the last rep of your last set of squats and you catch a glimpse of this guy? It's over, your back and shoulders are gone.
     
  3. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    It always makes me smile when I see people get on the treadmill for a grand total of less than 5 minutes then get off feeling completely satisfied that they "worked out....."

    There is also this overweight guy at my gym who does lever-seated leg curls for no shit about 45 minutes EVERY DAY. This is absolutely ridiculous and I find myself holding back the urge to say "what the hell do you think you are doing!" each time I walk by him........maybe he thinks you can burn all your leg fat by doing this?

    Where I went to University there is a 65% female student body, and since it was in Los Angeles, there was a large number of wannabe actresses, etc. Needless to say, my gym was ridiculously PACKED with beautiful women. Nonetheless, one of my old roommates was not paying attention on the treadmill and slipped in front of about 75 of said beautiful women....I remember walking around campus with him for the next couple weeks and getting a few giggles from attractive passers-by......


    Sometimes when my knee is hurting I can only get a few minutes in on the bike or treadmill.

    Should I stop for fear of you making fun of me?
     
  4. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

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    I hope you required mouth to mouth.

    I think I mumbled something like, "thank you, I really though I had it by myself" while turning bright red and then quietly walking away with my head down.
     
  5. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    I don't know if it's the nature of the State I live in, but the women's locker rooms I happen to frequent would crush any of your fantasies. [​IMG]
     
  6. Englandmj7

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    Don't be ridiculous......the people I am talking about are people I see doing this repeatedly; for instance, they might drive all the way to the gym 4-5 days a week to simply walk on the treadmill for 5 minutes, then do a few arm curls and leave......I think it is funny enough that they bother to come to the gym to do such a thing.
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Don't be ridiculous......the people I am talking about are people I see doing this repeatedly; for instance, they might drive all the way to the gym 4-5 days a week to simply walk on the treadmill for 5 minutes, then do a few arm curls and leave......I think it is funny enough that they bother to come to the gym to do such a thing.
    I hear you, but I do have to give props to some of the folks who are grossly unfit and either physically unable to do more than a few minutes of exercise or just have no idea what they're doing, but are making an effort anyway. For some of these folks, it must take a real effort of will just to put themselves into a crowded gym in revealing clothes and subject themselves to the risk of embarrasment, whatever. For the folks in this situation who are genuinely sucking it up and trying to improve their health/life/whatever, I tip my cap.
     
  8. spark911

    spark911 New Member

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    Some things I find/found amusing:
    1) A new comer on the treadmill on a really fast speed holding on (with all his strength) to the handles on the treadmill as he was going too fast and trying to stay on - and instead of running he was stamping a long. He should have just let go and run!
    2) A girl who went around doing little things like a few seconds on each weight and always went to the weight scales to see her weight. Was she expecting to lose weight every minute?
     
  9. Vecsus

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    But nothing looks more funny to me than a fat woman in a spandax and think she looks hot like that........ looks like an overstuffed susauge to me.

    This comment, and ones like it, are the reason many people are too intimidated to go to the gym - people they know that people are laughing at them. Everyone has to start somewhere. Truth be told, my wife is overweight and rude comments and stares at the gym have kept her from going back. Some people are simply rude and insensitive. Do you expect an entrance exam before someone is allowed to join the local fitness center? Or are fat, old, unattractive, and weak people supposed to just buy a bow flex and fend for themselves in the privacy of their own homes?

    Some of you need to stop working on the abs and work on your maturity.
     
  10. Mr. Checks

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    Don't be ridiculous......the people I am talking about are people I see doing this repeatedly; for instance, they might drive all the way to the gym 4-5 days a week to simply walk on the treadmill for 5 minutes, then do a few arm curls and leave......I think it is funny enough that they bother to come to the gym to do such a thing.

    Okay, champ.
     
  11. SuitingStyle

    SuitingStyle Senior member

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    This comment, and ones like it, are the reason many people are too intimidated to go to the gym - people they know that people are laughing at them. Everyone has to start somewhere. Truth be told, my wife is overweight and rude comments and stares at the gym have kept her from going back. Some people are simply rude and insensitive. Do you expect an entrance exam before someone is allowed to join the local fitness center? Or are fat, old, unattractive, and weak people supposed to just buy a bow flex and fend for themselves in the privacy of their own homes?

    Some of you need to stop working on the abs and work on your maturity.


    I have nothing against overweight ppl, but pls wear appropiate clothing when in public. The woman was severly overweight , but wore a spandax shorts and a sports bra that made her look rather ridiculous. Its like a girl keeps compaining guys keep look @ her like a piece of meat when she consistantly wears mini skirt and low cut shirt.
     
  12. Englandmj7

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    Hmm, not quite sure if you are trying to patronize me or are simply acknowledging that you understand what I meant. If the former is the case, I don't think there is any reason to be impolite. [​IMG]
     
  13. CoryB

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    I have nothing against overweight ppl, but pls wear appropiate clothing when in public. The woman was severly overweight , but wore a spandax shorts and a sports bra that made her look rather ridiculous. Its like a girl keeps compaining guys keep look @ her like a piece of meat when she consistantly wears mini skirt and low cut shirt.

    My rule is spandex is a privledge, not a right.

    I don't laugh at those who are overweight, I do chuck at those who choose to wear spandex when they are overweight. I know people who believe themselves to be "too unfit to go to the gym" which is precisely the point of going to the gym. This rule is also true for fit people. I saw a man, who is at least 65 but has the body of 25-year-old, wearing a deep-vee spandex shirt; it looked horrible even though he was extremely fit.
     
  14. drizzt3117

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    My rule is spandex is a privledge, not a right.

    The same goes for thong bikinis... god.
     
  15. Aaron

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    This is off the top of my head some of the stereotypes and/or funny situations I've found at the gyms I've frequented over the years:

    -Guys that only work their upper-bodies. You can usually tell them by no matter what the temperature in the gym they're wearing trackpants. There used to be a guy at the gym my friend and I called "Legs." He was about 6' 5" and literally only worked out his bi-ceps and chest. His back was convex it was so bad.

    -Newbies. I admire and respect anyone who endeavors to make physical fitness part of their life. Gyms, for the most part, are intimidating, boorish environments. That being said, don't front. If you don't know what you're doing, ask the trainer; that's why they're there. Last spring I had to help a guy out of the leg press because he figured he could do the weight, and couldn't. Oh, and hitting on the really fit girl doing clean and jerk doesn't engender yourself to the regulars.

    -Free advice guy. I'm so far from being a professional trainer or therapist it's not funny and that's why I don't give advice about equipment or exercises unless asked or the person is going to immediately hurt themselves. Plus, what works for one person might not work for another. However, there was a football player at my old university's gym that would walk up to people at random and give them advice about form, reps, different exercises, etc. One of my favourite nuggets of wisdom, "Yeah, I find the 2 1/2 hour workout to be best. It really allows me to hit all the stuff I want to get bigger and do my abs."

    -Grunty McGee. Now that I think about it, same gym. Another football player who used to do Herculean amounts of weights on bench, squat, and deadlift and would literally shout at the top of his lungs when he lifted. Problem was he did this for every exercise. I will concede that that it was a mere grunt during wrist curls.

    -Seriously serious guys. There used to be this huge (easily 6'4" 240lbs) Eastern European powerlifter I saw occasionally who had the most amazing trainer I've ever seen. The trainer was maybe 5'5" on a good day and was probably in his 70's, and I have come to believe, was part of the same cadre of people who prepped the Russian fighter in Rocky II. I came in early in the morning once and found this trainer and his powerlifter doing various Calisthenics. And I'm not talking windmills. I'm talking hoping on one leg while bent in half and trying to balance while some 5'5" guy pokes you in the ribs and yells at you in Ukrainian.

    A.
     
  16. someoneNew

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    Two words - grape smugglers.
    If your last name isn't Armstrong stay away!!
     
  17. designprofessor

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    I spend nothing on workout clothes. I show up frequently with these ugly tea -stain armpit undershirts. I'm not sure if anyone else finds this funny -gross probably.
     
  18. trogdor

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    Oh! And there was the time while at yoga when the girl next to me Varted. But that's another story.

    What's most impressive is that you can tell the difference between a fart and a vart by sound alone [​IMG]

    There were many people -- mostly very old professors -- at my old gym who were far too comfortable with being naked. I know we're all grown-ups and that, but since they give you a towel, why not tie it around your waist on the long walk to the shower instead of gleefully slinging it over your shoulder, sauntering along, and stopping to chat with friends.

    Oh... and the "perineum bandsaw" is not an acceptable public towelling technique.
     
  19. globetrotter

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    I can't think of that much that makes me laugh at the gym anymore - I used ot find the guys with no life outside of the gym funny, now I find them just pathetic.

    what pisses me off at the gym are two things - the guys who give free advice and the people who grab a station for too long, espectially when they are talking.

    I've been going to gyms for 20 years, more or less. I have cycled back and forth from being fat, to being marathon runner thin, to being a power lifter. and, I read a pretty big stack of stuff on new research. if I am doing soemthig that might not strike you as the best way to do it, it is probrably because I am right, and you are wrong. so, I won't tell you what to do, and you don't tell me what to do, just get the fuck off the squat rack, 'cause there's only one and I need it.
     
  20. carlhuber

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    Jackasses who go up to girls thinking they need to be given advice on the exercises they're doing and how to do them better, despite the fact that the girls are clearly in better shape than the guys. Oh, wait, that's not funny; it's pathetic.

    Hmm, I find it rather funny that the old guys are completely fine with walking around totally naked, whereas thankfully the younger (I mean sub-50) generations generally cover up. I can't help it if I have good peripheral vision, yet I certainly don't want to see shriveled naked guys' junk when I'm trying to get changed.

    Hmm, looks like my two observations were already made. Oh well.
     

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