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Title: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Scout200 on May 13, 2011, 12:47:45 PM
What's your biggest pet peeve? What annoys you most when working out at the gym?


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: POTA on May 13, 2011, 02:30:22 PM
- When people rack plates with the inside facing outward.

- When people don't rack their weights when they finish.

- People who, when curling, go a fraction of the way down. Also, when they don't go all the way up.

- People who walk around with straps and use them for about every exercise. It's even worse when they use them for chest/shoulder/tri exercises.

- People who walk around with little notebooks to chart everything they do. I don't even see big powerlifters doing that (however, if they did, they'd be excused).


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: yates fan on May 13, 2011, 03:28:32 PM
when there is no chalk avaiable.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: EatShizzel on May 18, 2011, 10:22:09 AM
Mexicans and fuckers doing bicep curls in the power rack.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Scout200 on May 18, 2011, 12:56:07 PM
- When people rack plates with the inside facing outward.

- When people don't rack their weights when they finish.

- People who, when curling, go a fraction of the way down. Also, when they don't go all the way up.

- People who walk around with straps and use them for about every exercise. It's even worse when they use them for chest/shoulder/tri exercises.

- People who walk around with little notebooks to chart everything they do. I don't even see big powerlifters doing that (however, if they did, they'd be excused).
Ha, nicely said!! I'll also add:

-People who camp out on a piece of equipment just to chat.

-Horrid top forty music - that you hear over and over and over and over again lol

-People who talk non stop on their phones

-Those who wear cologne to "cover up" their BO - I walk away gagging with tears in my eyes from the stench.... lol




Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: SHUTUPANDTRAIN on May 22, 2011, 03:40:31 PM
Mexicans and fuckers doing bicep curls in the power rack.

Yeah you're not RACIST on anything are you...LOL


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: newmom on May 22, 2011, 03:42:51 PM
people that circle the parking lot to get a closer spot..WTF


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Jadeveon Clowney on May 22, 2011, 03:53:15 PM
people that circle the parking lot to get a closer spot..WTF

You never know when you're going to have to come running out and take off in a hurry.  That's why I always park nose out too. 


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Nirvana on May 22, 2011, 06:41:14 PM
using benches to set your drinks and cell phone down.

sharing your "new" workout program and supplement plan with me

the fact that everyone trains chest monday at 6 starting with flat bench.

people who train abs.



Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: peaker on May 23, 2011, 01:19:09 AM
youngsters who congregate around equipment and watching each other lift like they are the biggest things in the gym.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Princess L on May 23, 2011, 09:20:23 AM
There's a guy that comes in every Saturday and does the same bench thing every week.  He goes about 165# tops.  Loads up the bar with anywhere from 315# to 385# - I think he's even gone 405#.
He straps on this sling shot thing, unracks it with a spotter, has someone else hold an 8 inch board on his chest, and proceeds to arch his back up and down never actually moving the weight.  ::)  I don't know why, but it bugs the crap out of me.


Sling shot thingy
(http://pi.b5z.net/i/u/230085/i/Sling_shot_band_for_powerlifting_weigh_tlifting_bb_ezr.jpg)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: CalvinH on May 23, 2011, 11:13:58 AM
People who don't unrack the weights.my gym isn't a hardcore gym and I usually help unrack when I see a woman staring at the legg press with 45lbs loaded up.


.....I don't mind if the girl is cute ;)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: w8m8 on May 23, 2011, 11:15:55 AM
People who don't unrack the weights.my gym isn't a hardcore gym and I usually help unrack when I see a woman staring at the legg press with 45lbs loaded up.


.....I don't mind if the girl is cute ;)

? 45 lbs ?

really ? you're joking .. you do that for her digits not because she can't unload 45 lbs right ?


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: CalvinH on May 23, 2011, 11:22:52 AM
? 45 lbs ?

really ? you're joking .. you do that for her digits not because she can't unload 45 lbs right ?


Sorry,I meant more then one.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 23, 2011, 11:52:23 AM
People who don't unrack the weights.my gym isn't a hardcore gym and I usually help unrack when I see a woman staring at the legg press with 45lbs loaded up.


.....I don't mind if the girl is cute ;)

Do you get Gene to help if there are 100lb plates loaded?


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Jadeveon Clowney on May 23, 2011, 11:53:49 AM
I prefer to help women unrack only lighter weights myself. Don't want to strain myself or anything.  If I notice a leg press loaded up situation, I usually act like I'm having a really interesting conversation on my cell phone. or really getting into my music.  If all else fails, I start shadow-boxing really intensely.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Butterbean on May 23, 2011, 12:05:36 PM

Gum popping.



Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: newmom on May 23, 2011, 12:17:42 PM
Gum popping.



I'm notorious for doing that ;D


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Butterbean on May 23, 2011, 12:21:12 PM
or really getting into my music.  If all else fails, I start shadow-boxing really intensely.

 ;D

I'm notorious for doing that ;D

That is worse than "O" man moaning away on the eliptical.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: EatShizzel on May 23, 2011, 10:34:31 PM
I'm not racist. I hate illegals and eskimos.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: nasht5 on May 24, 2011, 01:26:11 PM
My gym peev's:

the person who needs to have the 20,30 & 40lbs dumbbells with them so they can do a circuit of some P90x routine.

no joke I see it all the time, curls in the power rack. it really does happen.

the guy who trains arms/shoulders and chest 3 days a wk.... and nothing else.

we got a guy who gets nose bleeds everyother wk from deadlifts but he doesn't clean it up off the floor!

my friends who walk in and just drop their belt/wraps/keys/phone/wallet in the middle of the workout area and like i'm a bastard when I suggest they get a gym bag for their stuff so I can stop kicking their shit out of the way so i don't step on it.

the two guys who want to "work in" on the leg press but can't do half the weight I am doing!! then they talk to each other about chic shit during thier reps. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LOAD THE BAR WITH SOME SERIOUS FUCKING WEIGHT AND WORKOUT!!!

oh, shit... time to go workout. I feel motivated just thinking of the crap that pisses me off. >:(


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Butterbean on May 25, 2011, 06:04:01 AM
Squeaky/grindy/noisy machines

The vacuum cleaner  ::)  ::)  ::)  ::)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: CalvinH on May 25, 2011, 06:16:54 AM

The vacuum cleaner  ::)  ::)  ::)  ::)



Hi Oscar and Jane.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Butterbean on May 25, 2011, 06:47:56 AM


Hi Oscar and Jane.

Do they run from it or attack it ;D


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: CalvinH on May 25, 2011, 07:23:20 AM
Do they run from it or attack it ;D


Run!


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Princess L on May 25, 2011, 08:24:14 AM
Greasy, sweaty head marks left on the benches  >:(


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: newmom on May 25, 2011, 08:46:20 AM
Greasy, sweaty head marks left on the benches  >:(

I'd rather see that  then sweaty ass marks


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 25, 2011, 09:24:42 AM
Oh Christ....here's mine....and don't mind the commentary....

Idiots who circuit train during busy times - These idiots need to realize that they don't own the equipment and that others are paying to use the equipment too.

Shadow boxers - These morons need to realize that they are in the wrong gym. There are plenty of martial arts dojo's and boxing academy's that can accomadate these goofs. Translation = "Hey everyone look at me...I can't dumbbell press 60 lbs but i'll show them what a tough guy I am by throwing hooks and uppercuts.  ::)"

People who moan like elephants - You had better have at least 4 plates aside on that bar before you even make a peep. I know guys who barley make a sound deadlifting 6 plates aside. Translation = "Hey everyone, look at me...I just completed a set of dumbell curls with 40lbs  ::)"

People who leave towels / bottles on equipment = if your not using it, put it elsewhere. You don't own it.

People who leave dumbbells all over the floor - No etiquette what so ever.

Women who use flat benches as stair climbers - Its not a fucking stair climber and your ruining the bench. Go to Bally's for that shit.

People who do push ups and chin ups - These people need to quit or get their head checked. You can do that shit at home in your cellar. It amazes me how with all the array of dumbbells and machines and hammer strengths how people still invent their own excersises. These of course are the same people who weight 165lbs in 2005 and in 2011 they still look the same and weight the same.

Self righteous naturals - These guys are the biggest joke of all. "I never take steroids and never will...drugs are bad! I saw on CNN!". Oh really? I suppose you refused your polio shots as well.  ::) These guys take pride in gaining a half a pound a year. Then when they get a headache, they will go to the drug store and buy EXTRA STRENGTH advil and pop them like pez....but steroids are bad because the TV says so....wow...

Trainers who think they know it all - These idiots walk around like they own the place with their mind blowing 150lb physiques who took their 1 day certification test and now all of a sudden they are Charles Glass.

Steroid abusers - These guys weigh 180lbs....two months later...they weigh 235lbs of water retention, no strength whatsoever and they think that qualifies them to wear tank tops, stringy tops, fag tops, etc. Two months later they are back to 180lbs, burnt receptors with sweaters in the gym hiding their pathetic 5000mg a week physique that withered away with the wind. These idiots also never heard of nutrition, dicipline, hard work or supplementation.

Tall guys 6ft plus that think they're "big" because they weight 225lbs - Your not big. At your height and weight you should be triple your size. Epic jealousy of these morons that blame their ZERO strength to "long limbs" WTF??? Bottom line, you can't lift the weight. Your weak as shit. Admit it and move on.

Older people with pot bellies that weight 160lbs but they're doing wrist curls on the one bench that you need and are waiting on - enough said.











Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Jadeveon Clowney on May 25, 2011, 10:46:29 AM
Don't know why, but this post made me lol.

Oh Christ....here's mine....and don't mind the commentary....

Idiots who circuit train during busy times - These idiots need to realize that they don't own the equipment and that others are paying to use the equipment too.

Shadow boxers - These morons need to realize that they are in the wrong gym. There are plenty of martial arts dojo's and boxing academy's that can accomadate these goofs. Translation = "Hey everyone look at me...I can't dumbbell press 60 lbs but i'll show them what a tough guy I am by throwing hooks and uppercuts.  ::)"

People who moan like elephants - You had better have at least 4 plates aside on that bar before you even make a peep. I know guys who barley make a sound deadlifting 6 plates aside. Translation = "Hey everyone, look at me...I just completed a set of dumbell curls with 40lbs  ::)"

People who leave towels / bottles on equipment = if your not using it, put it elsewhere. You don't own it.

People who leave dumbbells all over the floor - No etiquette what so ever.

Women who use flat benches as stair climbers - Its not a fucking stair climber and your ruining the bench. Go to Bally's for that shit.

People who do push ups and chin ups - These people need to quit or get their head checked. You can do that shit at home in your cellar. It amazes me how with all the array of dumbbells and machines and hammer strengths how people still invent their own excersises. These of course are the same people who weight 165lbs in 2005 and in 2011 they still look the same and weight the same.

Self righteous naturals - These guys are the biggest joke of all. "I never take steroids and never will...drugs are bad! I saw on CNN!". Oh really? I suppose you refused your polio shots as well.  ::) These guys take pride in gaining a half a pound a year. Then when they get a headache, they will go to the drug store and buy EXTRA STRENGTH advil and pop them like pez....but steroids are bad because the TV says so....wow...

Trainers who think they know it all - These idiots walk around like they own the place with their mind blowing 150lb physiques who took their 1 day certification test and now all of a sudden they are Charles Glass.

Steroid abusers - These guys weigh 180lbs....two months later...they weigh 235lbs of water retention, no strength whatsoever and they think that qualifies them to wear tank tops, stringy tops, fag tops, etc. Two months later they are back to 180lbs, burnt receptors with sweaters in the gym hiding their pathetic 5000mg a week physique that withered away with the wind. These idiots also never heard of nutrition, dicipline, hard work or supplementation.

Tall guys 6ft plus that think they're "big" because they weight 225lbs - Your not big. At your height and weight you should be triple your size. Epic jealousy of these morons that blame their ZERO strength to "long limbs" WTF??? Bottom line, you can't lift the weight. Your weak as shit. Admit it and move on.

Older people with pot bellies that weight 160lbs but they're doing wrist curls on the one bench that you need and are waiting on - enough said.












Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 25, 2011, 02:25:46 PM
What's your biggest pet peeve? What annoys you most when working out at the gym?

Packs of young kids crowding around equipment all on their cell phones and nt doing a damn thing.   


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on May 25, 2011, 05:15:17 PM
Damn, there's so many - too many, actually, to recount here, but a couple that stand out:

When I trained mid-mornings for a while, I occasionally saw a guy - maybe in his 50ís - read a newspaper between sets on the leg press.
He mustíve read entire articles before going again; his ass wouldnít leave that seat for 20 mins.
I never said anything because the owner was usually there & saw it, but also because itíd be a pain-in-the-ass to keep loading/unloading the plates.

Another goodie is the people who would use the reverse hyper bench as a coffee table for their drinks and other ďaccessories.Ē


However, I tend not to mind anything unless it directly affects me/my training.
QED - I couldnít care less if a guy leaves something loaded with (up to) the weight Iím going to start with.
Yeah, he did the wrong thing, but it worked to my advantage, so IĎll take it.

Likewise, I donít care how far down someone squats; I donít watch other guys.
I donít care what they do or how theyíre dressed.
Just donít impede my workout.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Maddy on May 25, 2011, 06:02:42 PM
Greasy, sweaty head marks left on the benches  >:(

I heard you were into greasy sweaty head marks.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 25, 2011, 06:11:00 PM
How about five dudes hanging out at a preacher curl?   



Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 26, 2011, 05:29:35 AM
Dummies who jump rope ...

Its not the YMCA.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Scout200 on May 26, 2011, 07:11:40 AM
people that circle the parking lot to get a closer spot..WTF

Ha ha.. I NEVER thought about that!!  LOL, nice!


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: newmom on May 26, 2011, 09:36:37 AM
Ha ha.. I NEVER thought about that!!  LOL, nice!

and ya wanna hear the kicker. Usually a delusional asshat that think he's got huge legs. One time, he walks around strutting like a peacock like his shit don't stink. I said, are you constipated, he goes no why, then why the fuck are you walking around like your quadzilla with them little legs. Dumbass. He thought I was kidding, but I really wasn't


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 26, 2011, 09:38:14 AM
and ya wanna hear the kicker. Usually a delusional asshat that think he's got huge legs. One time, he walks around strutting like a peacock like his shit don't stink. I said, are you constipated, he goes no why, then why the fuck are you walking around like your quadzilla with them little legs. Dumbass. He thought I was kidding, but I really wasn't

Did the guy ever show his face in the gym after that verbal beatdown? 


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: newmom on May 26, 2011, 09:41:45 AM
Did the guy ever show his face in the gym after that verbal beatdown? 

yea he does. He's such a fucking clown. I remember when I first started at the gym, he made nasty remarks about me being fat. I started changing times going (not because of him). Last year, he was all smiles and saying hi. Then had the balls to ask me out (which I don't date anyone from the gym). I said oh you don't remember me. I was the fatty you used to make fun of in the am. He stood there ghost white.

Yea, he still goes and tries to be nice, but I just roll my eyes at him.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 26, 2011, 09:46:42 AM
yea he does. He's such a fucking clown. I remember when I first started at the gym, he made nasty remarks about me being fat. I started changing times going (not because of him). Last year, he was all smiles and saying hi. Then had the balls to ask me out (which I don't date anyone from the gym). I said oh you don't remember me. I was the fatty you used to make fun of in the am. He stood there ghost white.

Yea, he still goes and tries to be nice, but I just roll my eyes at him.

Go like this to him next time:   

"Have you been taking time off the gym for awhile?"


 ;D 


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: newmom on May 26, 2011, 09:50:39 AM
Go like this to him next time:   

"Have you been taking time off the gym for awhile?"


 ;D 

LMAO..love it


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: CalvinH on May 26, 2011, 10:28:09 AM
Fat chicks in spandex.fat dudes in spandex shorts :-X :-X :-X


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 26, 2011, 11:08:47 AM
How about old man balls.....these idiots think that they are in a 5-star hotel and they spend 5 minutes worjking out and 2 hours in the shower.  ::)  ::)  ::)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 26, 2011, 11:09:58 AM
How about old man balls.....these idiots think that they are in a 5-star hotel and they spend 5 minutes worjking out and 2 hours in the shower.  ::)  ::)  ::)

I thought it was only my gym they do that shit! 


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: sync pulse on May 26, 2011, 12:59:58 PM
I despise the "music"...


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 26, 2011, 01:03:37 PM
I really sick of the 17-25 crowd doing ONLY arm and chest.   Dudes are walking around sauced with pencils for legs and running around like they are huge and cant even bench 225, let alone squat 135.

I always have to make sure  do legs/back on monday or tuesday since where I go gets packed with douchebags.

     


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Jadeveon Clowney on May 26, 2011, 01:17:03 PM
lots of haterrzzzz in this thread.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 27, 2011, 05:46:33 AM
I really sick of the 17-25 crowd doing ONLY arm and chest.   Dudes are walking around sauced with pencils for legs and running around like they are huge and cant even bench 225, let alone squat 135.

I always have to make sure  do legs/back on monday or tuesday since where I go gets packed with douchebags.

     
For me its the over 45yrs old crowd that takes up space. They're the tools that use two to three different stations at once and give you attitude if you move their towel and work in. Makes me sick.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 27, 2011, 05:54:05 AM
For me its the over 45yrs old crowd that takes up space. They're the tools that use two to three different stations at once and give you attitude if you move their towel and work in. Makes me sick.

Or how about dudes reading a book while sitting on machine with their legs crossed over?


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 27, 2011, 06:14:24 AM
Or how about dudes reading a book while sitting on machine with their legs crossed over?
I seen one 50yr old tool doing incline dumbbell presses in the leg press once because the seat is on an "incline"....wow....he tied up the whole machine for nothing.

Or how about thsee older losers that are on a smith machine (the one time you actually want to use it), they know your waiting for it, they see you waiting for it and they still take their fucking time with no worries in the world. I give idiots diplomatic tune ups at least once a week at the gym. Fuck that...i'm paying to use the stuff too.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: CalvinH on May 27, 2011, 06:45:40 AM
Old dudes in the locker room bare ass naked and blow drying their hair :-X :-X :-X


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 27, 2011, 06:51:04 AM
Old dudes in the locker room bare ass naked and blow drying their hair :-X :-X :-X
Yup....and then the proceed to walk to the bench by their locker....dripping water off their naked wrinkled up bodies all over the place....no towel...old man balls hanging all over the fucking place....they think they're in a 5-star hotel. Its a fucking gym FFS.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Jadeveon Clowney on May 27, 2011, 07:09:04 AM
Yup....and then the proceed to walk to the bench by their locker....dripping water off their naked wrinkled up bodies all over the place....no towel...old man balls hanging all over the fucking place....they think they're in a 5-star hotel. Its a fucking gym FFS.

You must hang out in nudist 5-star hotels.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 27, 2011, 07:29:24 AM
Those old guys to the same stuff in my gym.  totally nasty. 


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 27, 2011, 08:31:52 AM
You must hang out in nudist 5-star hotels.
I don't know about you fellas but I go to the gym to train. These people join a gym to shower, use a sauna, shave, brush their teeth, etc. Fucking ridiculous. These idiots should quit and stay home and enjoy the company of their grand children. Not trying to be 25 again. Case closed.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Jadeveon Clowney on May 27, 2011, 08:32:54 AM
i'm just saying that if i ever saw old man balls at any 5 star hotel i'm staying, i'll be getting a full refund.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 27, 2011, 08:35:54 AM
i'm just saying that if i ever saw old man balls at any 5 star hotel i'm staying, i'll be getting a full refund.
lol...


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: chaos on May 30, 2011, 06:48:25 PM
Old dudes in the locker room bare ass naked and blow drying their hair :-X :-X :-X
No kidding, I walked in one time, five naked dudes standing around the TV.....one holding the remote.........none had the common decency to put on a towel.......


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: EatShizzel on May 30, 2011, 08:55:59 PM
Midgets doing deadlifts and eskimos taking up all the space at the drinking fountain.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 31, 2011, 03:54:44 AM
No kidding, I walked in one time, five naked dudes standing around the TV.....one holding the remote.........none had the common decency to put on a towel.......
I saw one dumbbass shaving his chest in front of the mirror. Why he couldn't wait to do this at home is beyond me....

Here's another pet peeve...guys who take up 5 thousand square feet to change in the locker room....


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: w8m8 on May 31, 2011, 06:14:39 AM
all these peeves make me glad I have my own gym and don't need to allow others to touch my stuff


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: CalvinH on May 31, 2011, 06:16:00 AM
all these peeves make me glad I have my own gym and don't need to allow others to touch my stuff



Now if you only used your gym ;) ;D


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: w8m8 on May 31, 2011, 06:19:33 AM


Now if you only used your gym ;) ;D

LOL .. I do .. winter is over now  ;D


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 31, 2011, 06:28:00 AM
W8M8 doesn't have to, she has natural genetics  :)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: w8m8 on May 31, 2011, 06:33:20 AM
W8M8 doesn't have to, she has natural genetics  :)

Thanks PB .. I'd love to go to the gym with you ... yours sounds like the kinda place I could get in trouble LOL

If I had to deal with half that crap I'd go postal .. I never understood why people don't just go to the gym ready to workout and leave when they're done .. all that beautifying bullshit is stupid .. a quick shower I understand .. the rest .. I do not


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 31, 2011, 06:37:15 AM
Thanks PB .. I'd love to go to the gym with you ... yours sounds like the kinda place I could get in trouble LOL

If I had to deal with half that crap I'd go postal .. I never understood why people don't just go to the gym ready to workout and leave when they're done .. all that beautifying bullshit is stupid .. a quick shower I understand .. the rest .. I do not
Thx, doll,

In the end, I really don't care what people do as long as it doesn't affect me or my training. Mind you, these observations that I mentioned above are just idiodicies that I encounter on a day to day basis at my gym. I try to tunnel vision because if I didn't, someone would be going through a table by the end of the night.  :)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: w8m8 on May 31, 2011, 08:58:19 AM
Thx, doll,

In the end, I really don't care what people do as long as it doesn't affect me or my training. Mind you, these observations that I mentioned above are just idiodicies that I encounter on a day to day basis at my gym. I try to tunnel vision because if I didn't, someone would be going through a table by the end of the night.  :)

Good way to think .. I must try harder some days to do the same when people get on my nerves  ;)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 31, 2011, 09:11:09 AM
Good way to think .. I must try harder some days to do the same when people get on my nerves  ;)
I have zero tolerance to stupidity. That's my problem. Its hard to turn a blind eye sometimes.  :)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: CalvinH on May 31, 2011, 11:47:20 AM
I have zero tolerance to stupidity. That's my problem. Its hard to turn a blind eye sometimes.  :)



Yet you post on GB...


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on May 31, 2011, 12:14:22 PM


Yet you post on GB...
But of course....even stupidity needs a voice of reason...


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: w8m8 on May 31, 2011, 12:19:59 PM
But of course....even stupidity needs a voice of reason...

LOL


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: CalvinH on May 31, 2011, 12:24:45 PM
But of course....even stupidity needs a voice of reason...
LOL


When you two need that voice of reason just let me know ;D


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: w8m8 on May 31, 2011, 12:40:55 PM

When you two need that voice of reason just let me know ;D

You're so funny Clavin  :D



ha ha  >:(


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: chaos on May 31, 2011, 04:53:31 PM

When you two need that voice of reason just let me know ;D
;D


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on June 01, 2011, 03:54:24 AM

When you two need that voice of reason just let me know ;D
Help us help you  ;D


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on June 01, 2011, 03:58:47 AM
Ok, another pet peeve.   

Guys trying to max out on bench and have three spotters.

One to take the bar off the rack, and two on the sides, and then all three assist  the lift and the guy gets off the bench pounds his chest like he did a huge lift.   

Fact:  if you need three guys to do a life - its too fucking heavy!


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Playboy on June 01, 2011, 05:01:54 AM
Ok, another pet peeve.   

Guys trying to max out on bench and have three spotters.

One to take the bar off the rack, and two on the sides, and then all three assist  the lift and the guy gets off the bench pounds his chest like he did a huge lift.   

Fact:  if you need three guys to do a life - its too fucking heavy!

Lol...good one. Always amazes me at the stupidity factor that you see in a gym.

Here's one...

Guys who as for a spot on every single fucking set.....


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Thespritz0 on June 26, 2011, 09:22:11 AM
Ha, nicely said!! I'll also add:

-People who camp out on a piece of equipment just to chat.

-Horrid top forty music - that you hear over and over and over and over again lol

-People who talk non stop on their phones

-Those who wear cologne to "cover up" their BO - I walk away gagging with tears in my eyes from the stench.... lol




That's why I always bring my ipod!!


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Thespritz0 on June 26, 2011, 09:23:53 AM
You must hang out in nudist 5-star hotels.

And you don't??  This is GetBig... :-*


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: tlc on July 08, 2011, 01:42:42 PM
Here's another pet peeve...guys who take up 5 thousand square feet to change in the locker room....

Oh god this does my fucking head in. People turn up with entire suitcases of shit and happily spread it all over the place. I go trekking in the Himalayas with less crap in my bag.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: caseyviator on July 15, 2011, 02:02:00 PM
I don't know about you fellas but I go to the gym to train. These people join a gym to shower, use a sauna, shave, brush their teeth, etc. Fucking ridiculous. These idiots should quit and stay home and enjoy the company of their grand children. Not trying to be 25 again. Case closed.


this shit seems to go on everywhere nowdays....i could never take a shower at the gym cause there no reason to, just go home....i mean we have sum guys that r in the locker room wen i get there and r still there walkin round naked 2 hrs later wen i get my stuff and leave....the locker room at my gym is a very very scary place for straight guys!!


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on July 15, 2011, 02:39:02 PM

this shit seems to go on everywhere nowdays....i could never take a shower at the gym cause there no reason to, just go home....i mean we have sum guys that r in the locker room wen i get there and r still there walkin round naked 2 hrs later wen i get my stuff and leave....the locker room at my gym is a very very scary place for straight guys!!


Ha-ha!!!
An old buddy of mine used to call those guys "cock-talkers" because they seemed to socialize the most while naked in the locker room.
It seemed to be mostly older men in their 60's and up.

Another college friend of mine worked at a health club while going to school.
He said he'd often have a problem when working until close because because there was a sizeable group of guys who would gather in the steam room and do "stuff" with each other.
The front desk would inevitably get complaints about it, and my buddy would be the one to have to go in and tell them to knock it off.
He used to hate that! ;D



Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on July 16, 2011, 04:03:13 AM
Okay, I've got an addy:
Saw a (quite) pregnant woman this week doing burpees on the gym floor.



Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Andy Griffin on January 24, 2012, 02:24:28 PM
Inconsistent rule enforcement regarding "dress code" at Planet Fitness

I can't wear my bandana, because the "rule" is only ball caps, but almost every black woman wears either something that looks like a shower cap or else some kind of head rag to look like Aunt Jemima.  :-X


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Andy Griffin on January 24, 2012, 04:52:39 PM
The fact that planet fitness exists

Indeed....  it's 10/month and a mile from my house...

I realize that's still no excuse   :-\


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: doriancutlerman on February 03, 2012, 03:04:32 PM
Eh, Andy, that's no great sin.  I was stuck at Planet Witless for about a year and a half or so after Gold's sold out and, one day, that stupid fucking siren was on the wall and "judgment free zone" was slathered everywhere.

Apart from small dumbbell racks, PF does tend to have everything you need to train fairly effectively.  The problem is, the traffic is so high, good luck finding an unoccupied flat or incline bench.  Or even a Smith machine, for that matter.  When I still trained at a PF, I quickly figured out that, if I didn't lift at just and so time of morning, I'd have to sit around waiting for a bunch of jerkoffs to finish with a piece; asking to work in was like asking them if they'd like to be anally probed by a gang of Klingons.  (Besides, most of the fuckers bounce-pressed less weight than I'd warm up with, especially since these clowns benched 10 sets to failure three times/wk. and, on their "off" days, did 10 or more sets of Smith inclines to failure.  Even FLEX could've suggested them a better routine.)  

But what really gets my goat about Planet Shitness is how they swear they're all anti-powerlifting, yet bench pressing, squatting AND deadlifting are still allowed (at least, they were at my chickenshit little Gastonia branch).  Weighted dips, even if you bring a dip belt from home?  Oooh, noooo! :D  That's "intimidating" and "more of a powerlifting thing" according to the hapless employees  ::)  

Rather than argue with them, I just re-joined the first gym at which I lifted.  It'd since turned from a juiced-up BBer gym to a YMCA branch, but it was still exceptionally equipped and the traffic?  LOL.  I typically train around 10-11 a.m., at which time most of the poor souls in the place are 80-year-old hunchbacks loafing about a handful of Cybex pieces with one plate for tons of half-reps.  

Low-traffic, well-equipped gyms are the shit.  The Gold's that just opened in town is probably superior to my gym overall, and it might even be cheaper; nonetheless, I can see as clear as the bottom of an inch-deep mountain stream that said Gold's will be yet another jacked-up social thing, with two or three times as many actual serious people occupying space and engaging in general bullshitting, not to mention the "gangs" who will occupy equipment 'til their posse is through with all of their bullshit guffawing, posturing and general nonsense.




Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Andy Griffin on February 03, 2012, 03:13:41 PM
Traffic can be an issue for some, but i usually do my lifting before 5 a.m. so there are only about 6 people there.  I do interval/sprint training in the afternoons on non-lifting days.  I've never had an issue finding an available elliptical, but when I look over at the racks (my PF has 6 squat racks) there is usually a line at each one.

I think a lot has to do with the particular people on duty, how crowded the joint is, and if the manager is actually there at the moment regarding enforcing the anti-bb/pl rules. 


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 03, 2012, 05:49:54 PM
How about the skinny pukes w notebooks and books and writing down every rep and exercise?   



Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Andy Griffin on February 03, 2012, 06:09:16 PM
How about the skinny pukes w notebooks and books and writing down every rep and exercise?   



Not only their own...creepy


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on February 03, 2012, 06:51:08 PM
How about the skinny pukes w notebooks and books and writing down every rep and exercise?  


I actually saw a guy the other day carrying around a big hardcover book - similar to a college textbook.
I couldn't make out the entire title, but "BODYBUILDING" appeared on the front in large print.
WTF's he doing; learning how to train between sets?


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: 2good4u on February 04, 2012, 12:43:30 AM
1-talkers
2-grunters
3- front desk taking too long to check me in "lets go damn-it"
4-getting to the locker room and finding it has dirty towels and napkins everywhere and used protein drink bottles everywhere
5-opening a locker to find someones full suit for work shoes, socks, briefcase etc ummmm "buy a lock"
6-people who dont flush the toilet after they take a dump
7-skinny trainers that give me the evil eye cause i am bigger then they are
8-trainers that only train women "cause they dont know what the hell there doing"
9-people who dont understand when i say "can i work in"? ummm no i did not ask you how many sets you had left
10-dudes that want to shake or give you a pound even though your holding weights, just say hello and keep it moving
11-people that act out every song there listning too "i wear headphones" so all i see is useless movements out the corner of my eye
12-newbies that want to ask a ton of questions "how you get your size" what is that machine for? wait till after i work out and i will give you my complete attention, i know and understand we have to start somewhere but when im working out "WAIT"
13-gyms that dont have mirrors where they should be example you dont need a mirror in the stretching section however putting a mirror in front of the squat rack ummmm good idea why there isnt one is beyond me.
14-gyms that obviously whoever put this equipment on the floor does not work out ummm why would you put the leg press machine right next to the stationary bikes is once again beyond me.
15-the cleaning crew that cleans the lobby all day everyday but the rest of the gym is a disaster
16-not posting a sign there is no hot water when i enter the gym, i work out i want to shower before work and i find there is no hot water after i get undressed put a towel on and get in the shower....."DUH, POST A SIGN MORON"
17-water fountains with mucus in them from members spitting in them
18-temperture is never right either too damn hot in the summer or too damn cold in the winter get a good a/c and heater
19-tv channels always on old sports games that happened 2years ago, change the channel
20-men that are at the gym no matter what time of day i go and when i finally see them in a tank top or in the locker room they look like pure SHIT.....WTF?????
21-being double billed for 2 or 3 months in a row and when i complain they offer me a $10 dollar smoothie card "HUH"??
22-dudes that roll the dumbells on the floor with there feet by kicking them and these are the weights there about to lift, HUH???
23- people who dont re-rack the weights and i have to go on a search of the entire gym for a 45lb dumbell this cuts into my gym time people i have a job to go to cant be looking for weights all freaking day.
24-im black so i can say this black dudes that use the "N" word very loudly at the gym with white people within earshot, just embarrasing.
25-trainers who dont find a need to ask if your done with the equipment they just put there clients there once you have stood up, just rude.
26-urinals in men locker room not having a side between you and the next urinal dont want to pull out my junk and have the next dude staring at me, put up a divider
27-gyms with way too many stairs to climb before you get to the weight area
28-gyms with cardio equipment facing the window with no view, ummmm i would rather look at the members working out turn this shit around.
29-dudes that work out in groups of 5 or 6 "WTF" really??? and then they ask you if they can work in with you
30-front desk people that have to say my name when i enter not just my first name but last name as well, ummm i may not want everybody within earshot knowing my first and last name "idiot"
31-jacked dudes that are constantly looking in the mirror and lifting there shirt after they do 2minutes of abs "sit the fuck down"
32- equipment that stays broken more then 48hrs
33-missing pins to put in the weight machines and you have to walk all around to find same size pin on different equipment to bring back and put in the weight machine...once again takes time out of my workout routine
34-aerobic classes that blast the music so loud till i cant hear my own headphones when i am on the weight floor
35-dudes that drop the weights does not matter the size 10lbs on up to 100lbs they just for some reason throw them down on the floor as hard as they can when they finish there set and walk around looking angry for some reason...."sit the fuck down"
36-dudes that use the assisted pullup dip machine the foot part as a tricep pull down machine, "REALLY"??? now i have to wait for you to work your triceps on the part i use to stand on to do pull-ups when the tricep machine is actually available for use over there
37-dudes that never wear work-out clothes but rather jeans, hoodie, boots no matter what the weather
38-dudes that have there friends video them doing a lift on there phone
39-steroid gut dudes that think they look great with these big ass stomachs
40-dudes who use the entire gym as a race-track and jog thru all the areas for my entire workout over and over and over ummmmm go outside or get on the treadmill there is no track here moron
41-dudes that do all these weird exercises example they use the flat bench to constantly jump up and down on while holding a 2 10lb weights, ummmm now i have to wait for you to do this weird exercise that this equipment was not meant for. "NOT"
42-dudes that do pullups and think they are gymnist and try and flip over the damn bar
43-elevator to the gym not working and its 5 flights up and down and its leg day
44-getting in the shower to find there is no soap
45-clocks on the wall always wrong time or no clock at all
46-people who fill up there gallon water bottles at the water fountain, ummmm this takes too damn long i have a "JOB" to get too

I am sure there are others but this is what i have encountered in my 20plus years working out at gyms and even working at few myself i am sure i can think of more stuff, but i will do it later i am sure most people can re-late to most of these things and yet we keep going hoping it gets better, true bodybuilders, and weightlifters we are.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: chaos on February 08, 2012, 08:05:03 PM
You are sooooooo lucky this is The Positive Board. ;D


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on February 09, 2012, 02:20:56 AM
That list includes more pet peeves than things I even notice at the gym.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Butterbean on February 09, 2012, 07:35:36 AM
6-people who dont flush the toilet after they take a dump

Seriously, what is with this?  Or that don't notice it was a double-flusher?

Are these people mentally deranged or passive agressive or ...?  





Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Andy Griffin on February 09, 2012, 01:05:56 PM
Seriously, what is with this?  Or that don't notice it was a double-flusher?

Are these people mentally deranged or passive agressive or ...?  





To be absolutely fair, some gyms have these "auto flush" toilets that don't always work and it can't be manually activated.

But in most cases, yes, it is ethical egoism at its very worst. 


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on February 09, 2012, 01:26:17 PM
To be absolutely fair, some gyms have these "auto flush" toilets that don't always work and it can't be manually activated.

But in most cases, yes, it is ethical egoism at its very worst. 


With most self-flushers, you can hold your hand about six inches from the motion sensor for a few seconds, and when you move it away, the comode will flush.
I've done this a few times, myself, out of courteous necessity.
 8)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: IrishMuscle84 on February 09, 2012, 05:02:33 PM
When theres 10 other Treadmills not being used and someone comes and uses the one right next too you. Happened to me today, or when the " biggest baddest dude " in the gym leaves 10 lb plates lying around, LOL. Strong enough to bench squat or deadlift 400 plus BUT cant even re-rack light dumbells/plates.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: chaos on February 09, 2012, 07:07:36 PM
Seriously, what is with this?  Or that don't notice it was a double-flusher?

Are these people mentally deranged or passive agressive or ...?  




Kinda frightening that a woman knows aout double flushers. :-X


Strong enough to bench squat or deadlift 400 plus BUT cant even re-rack light dumbells/plates.
This is mine, I take off and put away shitloads of 45's every workout, yet some wanna be tough guy with sleeveless shirt on can't take the 10 and 5 off each side after he benches. >:(


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: IrishMuscle84 on February 09, 2012, 07:35:52 PM
Kinda frightening that a woman knows aout double flushers. :-X

This is mine, I take off and put away shitloads of 45's every workout, yet some wanna be tough guy with sleeveless shirt on can't take the 10 and 5 off each side after he benches. >:(
Good. Im talking about people who DONT do that. Loading up the Ez curl bar with 10lb plates and just dropping it on the floor and leaving it there when there done and just walk away, thats just part of having that " biggest/baddest dude in the gym " IMAGE.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Butterbean on February 10, 2012, 10:26:59 AM
When I ask someone to spot me and they don't let me do the fucking work!  Or training partners to eager to spot me!  Especially on squats, I don't want somebody that fucking close to me.  I'll just drop it on the rails...fuckers!

So they are trying to spot you on squats when you don't even request it?   :-X


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 10, 2012, 10:30:04 AM
Lately we are getting a lot of pussy teens who just do curls and sit all over the equipment.   What a bunch of fags.   

Take up a ton of space and don't do shit.  Fuck, the girls train harder than these pofs.   



Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Obvious Gimmick on February 10, 2012, 03:49:12 PM
these dudes that hold a 45lb plate in each hand and do side bends.

 You weigh 320lbs and dont have an ounce of muscle on you.  this is the least of your worries.


and

the 140 lb mass monsters crushing 8 sets of forearm curls  ::)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: chaos on February 10, 2012, 05:09:38 PM
these dudes that hold a 45lb plate in each hand and do side bends.

 You weigh 320lbs and dont have an ounce of muscle on you.  this is the least of your worries.

Not just that but don't they realize the 45 in the other hand is counterbalancing them and making the move easier ???


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: tonymctones on February 10, 2012, 08:03:03 PM
Not just that but don't they realize the 45 in the other hand is counterbalancing them and making the move easier ???
LOL THIS!!!!

so basically youre working forearms? hahahah


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on February 11, 2012, 03:25:22 AM
LOL THIS!!!!

so basically youre working forearms? hahahah


Reminds me of when I see (usually) young trainers performing what I can only assume is supposed to be a rotator cuff exercise; standing while holding a db at about the half-way point of a hammer curl position (arm bent 90 degrees). They move their arms in the right direction, but in that standing position, there's no resistance on their RC's.

If you want to do it standing, you've got to use a band or cable.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: tonymctones on February 11, 2012, 07:03:06 AM

Reminds me of when I see (usually) young trainers performing what I can only assume is supposed to be a rotator cuff exercise; standing while holding a db at about the half-way point of a hammer curl position (arm bent 90 degrees). They move their arms in the right direction, but in that standing position, there's no resistance on their RC's.

If you want to do it standing, you've got to use a band or cable.
LMFAO I saw a lady doing this the other day and thought the same thing


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on February 11, 2012, 07:32:40 AM
To eager to assist.  I also hate to be spotted on squats.  I will just Put it on the catch rails if I can't get up.  If you train with somebody and they wanna look like johnny attentive and help to much. Even if I'm struggling I might fucking get it.  Also sometimes on bench I willet it sit on my chest for a second and take a small rest if doin drops or rest pause or just wanna get one more maybe I just need a second.  Doesn't mean I need help lifting it, especially if it's light an I'm just burning out and wanna wait and vet two more.  Hat over eager spotters.  The worst exercise for that is squats. 


Try explaining how you want your spot. Most people can give you at least closer to what you want if they know what you're after.

My first gym was mostly serious, old-shool lifters who really knew their shit. I learned a ton from those guys, including the ABC's of spotting. Some people would take a hand-off; others not. Some trainers wanted you to help them keep the weight moving the entire time, while others didn't want you to even touch the bar until/unless it started coming back down on them.
Side-spotting a heavy squat always made me nervous. Some of those guys got so pissed off when you'd incorrectly "help" them rack the bar. ;D

Anyway - to this day - anytime someone asks me for a spot, I ask them what they want. Many will just shoot you a confused look because either no one's ever asked them that, or (more likely) they themselves never gave thought to the idea that there are different ways.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on February 11, 2012, 07:37:12 AM
LMFAO I saw a lady doing this the other day and thought the same thing


I don't pay attention to too much in the gym, but occasionally, something will be stupid enough to catch my eye.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: POB on July 10, 2012, 08:29:01 PM
Half reps


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: chaos on July 13, 2012, 06:36:16 PM
Half reps
Especially when it's an employee of the gym. >:(


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Jay8899 on October 06, 2012, 04:15:02 PM
When people intentionaly stand in front of the mirror when im training.

or
when i walk away from a machine or bench etc..to get water and someone just trains on it,being a douche.

or
when im in the lmiddle of training and ppl ask me if im using a machine not even related to what im using or even near me.

or
when ppl just do nothing but stare!

or
when ppl take there sweet ass time with a weight or machine or whatever,especially if they dont know what there doing.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: herne on October 07, 2012, 07:18:38 AM
Squatting a few inches with 5 or 6 plates on the bar...


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: oldtimer1 on October 10, 2012, 10:11:16 AM
Squatting a few inches with 5 or 6 plates on the bar...
You are preaching to the choir. I can't stand guys that deadlift off pins in the power rack so they can say they deadlift 200lbs more than what they can. This "sport" just attracts a lot of insecure young men. Quarter squats and leg pressing with the back board really high so they barely bend their legs with a 1000lbs. My grandma could do those shallow dips. Don't get me started on shallow shoulder presses or chest presses.

One guy on this board actually was trying to justify why he does all of the above when he lifts. The truth is that he is lying to himself about how strong he really is. If I short stroked everything I would magically be able to handle a hell of a lot more than what I use.

I use 85lbs dumbbells when I incline press. I never said I was an animal. I go as low as I can possibly go to full extention. A guy asked me if he could work in. He had 120lbs. and asked me to help get them up. He stopped a good 8 inches from his chest doing half reps. I never commit the sin of criticizing someone in the gym. So I told the kid let me try them. I thought if he could see his own performance by watching me imitate him he might see the light. I knocked out 6 half reps with the giant dumbbells. The next set I was back to my 85lbs. I never knew if anything registered in his head. When in doubt make an exercise harder not easier.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: chaos on October 10, 2012, 06:53:30 PM
You are preaching to the choir. I can't stand guys that deadlift off pins in the power rack so they can say they deadlift 200lbs more than what they can.
You do realize that is a legitimate exercise right? Although I would never claim it as a deadlift #.

I have noticed a few more people staring lately....kinda irritating.
Still, not putting weights away or leaving a loaded bar is #1 pet peeve for me.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Donny on October 11, 2012, 04:52:59 AM
I hated Bursting for a crap..getting to the toilets without farting out loud and then in the toilet ...no fucking toilet roll... that annoyed me having to go to the counter to the little girly and trying not to shit my pants asking for Bog roll... ::)


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Donny on October 11, 2012, 05:12:24 AM
another thing was watching really fat people spending so much time on the "Ab Roller" when they should be on a bike or on the treadmill..... ;D


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: oldtimer1 on October 11, 2012, 05:51:57 AM
You do realize that is a legitimate exercise right? Although I would never claim it as a deadlift #.

I have noticed a few more people staring lately....kinda irritating.
Still, not putting weights away or leaving a loaded bar is #1 pet peeve for me.
Of course I do. Half reps have a place in training. It just shouldn't be the main course. I have been lifting for 40 years. I just can't believe the lack of a work ethic in gyms now but it's a reflection of  today's generation. Of course not everyone of today's generation but wow I can't believe some of the non efforts in the gyms today.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on October 11, 2012, 06:26:21 AM
As I mentioned before, there's a right and a wrong way to do partials.

I'll use db bench press for example since oldtimer1 mentioned his story above. Stopping short the way that kid did has no benefit and actually is detrimental to any kind of development.

I lower the db's to a point actually a bit lower than a bar would allow. I then press, but stop about 4/5 (or a tad less) of the way up, far short of lockout, and even before triceps take over the bulk of the load. Done in this manner, the pecs never get a rest due to overbearing assistance from secondary muscles.

Of course, there's going to be some involvement of ancillary muscles, being a compound movement. The idea is to minimize involvement of these muscles as much as you can to maximize the effort of the pecs. And, again, I would only recommend this strategy if one's goal is strictly hypertrophy.

Functional strength is an entirely other matter.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Donny on October 11, 2012, 07:06:56 AM
I do partial reps sometimes at the end of a set when maybe a full rep is not possible... calf raises as an example. Larry scott used to call them "Burns"


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on October 11, 2012, 07:20:06 AM
I do partial reps sometimes at the end of a set when maybe a full rep is not possible... calf raises as an example. Larry scott used to call them "Burns"


Larry also often used a version of the db shoulder press (you can find footage on YouTube) in which he only pressed through about the middle 3/5 of the movement. He claimed that was intentional, and credits it with his great deltoid development.

I've tried his version several times, but am not fond of it. It didn't "feel" the way I thought it should. I may not have done it correctly, or it may just not be ideal for me, further evidence that not everyone responds the same to various exercises.

I routinely incorporate some of his (and Vince's) arm and chest ideas with favorable results.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Donny on October 11, 2012, 07:46:44 AM
yes Larry scott showed this exercise a lot in his seminars. Ido not do it myself but he also made spider curls popular along with his "scott bench curls". I think Partial reps has a place in our training but maybe it is abused too often in the Gym and not used for what it was intended. I like doing it on parallel bar dips along with static holds.. now that is another story...in my Dungeon of pain..


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Montague on October 11, 2012, 07:51:35 AM
I think Partial reps has a place in our training but maybe it is abused too often in the Gym and not used for what it was intended.


Sad and true.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: chaos on October 11, 2012, 07:16:03 PM
Of course I do. Half reps have a place in training. It just shouldn't be the main course. I have been lifting for 40 years. I just can't believe the lack of a work ethic in gyms now but it's a reflection of  today's generation. Of course not everyone of today's generation but wow I can't believe some of the non efforts in the gyms today.
Nobody wants to lift no heavy ass shit these days. :( Kid I train with now is picking it up nicely though, but he's still a skinny twink....a work in progress if you will.

If he'll put down the godamn cell phone for a few minutes to do his sets. >:(


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: oldtimer1 on October 12, 2012, 05:58:43 AM
Chaos, I see a lot of young guys lifting heavy weights. They lift heavy for less than half squats, half leg presses, half shoulder presses, half deadlifts, half chest presses, half laterals, quarter calf raises, and then they walk on the treadmill being careful not to work to hard so they stay in the fat zone. These ego lifters aren't that strong but they actually think they are. My grandma could do little leg bends just like they do on the leg press with all those plates.

The other guys that kill me are the guys that work out without even trying. You can fine these guys chatting during their set. I saw a guy doing tricep pushdowns chatting through the whole set with his training partner. How could you be pushing yourself and have a conversation?


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Andy Griffin on October 13, 2012, 02:05:15 AM
Nobody wants to lift no heavy ass shit these days. :( Kid I train with now is picking it up nicely though, but he's still a skinny twink....a work in progress if you will.

If he'll put down the godamn cell phone for a few minutes to do his sets. >:(

Daaaave....phoooooooone


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: chaos on October 17, 2012, 03:54:36 PM
Chaos, I see a lot of young guys lifting heavy weights. They lift heavy for less than half squats, half leg presses, half shoulder presses, half deadlifts, half chest presses, half laterals, quarter calf raises, and then they walk on the treadmill being careful not to work to hard so they stay in the fat zone. These ego lifters aren't that strong but they actually think they are. My grandma could do little leg bends just like they do on the leg press with all those plates.

The other guys that kill me are the guys that work out without even trying. You can fine these guys chatting during their set. I saw a guy doing tricep pushdowns chatting through the whole set with his training partner. How could you be pushing yourself and have a conversation?
No no no....no half rep bullshit with me!! >:(


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: WannaBePro on October 18, 2012, 08:41:04 AM
Half reps is definitely something that prompts me to teach them how to work out, but I don't because I know some people may not appreciate me being their coach.

The most annoying thing for me is when people put dumbbells away in the wrong order >:( how hard is it to put the 20's, 30's and 40's together? I hate walking around the dumbbell rack looking for the other 40 because some idiot doesn't know how to count!


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: Roger Bacon on October 19, 2012, 09:57:03 AM
fucking bastards not re-racking their weights.

that's all


re-rack you're fucking weights you fucking fags

not just that, but re-rack them in the proper place you ignorant bastards

45's-35's-25's-10's-5's 2.5's bottom to top


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: flipper5470 on October 19, 2012, 10:29:47 AM
People who eat all the Pizza.....and people who deadlift.


Title: Re: Biggest pet peeve at the gym?
Post by: oenguinseatsocks on October 22, 2012, 03:22:58 PM
squat racks used up by people doing things other than squats

when people load up every possible fucking weight on the leg press and leave them there

groups of guys standing around chatting like it's the fucking food court

when someone jacks the machine i'm on the second i get up to take a drink of water

basically everyone at the gym who isn't me