Douchebags at the gym...
- 02-06-2011, 01:44 AM
- 02-06-2011, 04:34 AM
Oh man, earlier today I saw this dude loading up the bench with 315lbs with no warm-up even. So, I was like, this dude must be super-duper strong, or he's about to kill himself. He sets up and unracks the bar, then does this (no exageration) 1" rep and then reracks LOL Then he sets up about 2 minutes later and does the same thing for ONE 1" rep. Then he unloads the plates and heads over to the incline. And guess what? Yup, same thing all over again. I couldn't help but sit in the corner snickering to myself.
BTW I forgot to mention this dude was wearing one of the slingy tank tops, a stars and stripes bandana, and to top it off, stars and stipes baggy pants. This clown was a sight to behold.
- 02-06-2011, 06:08 AM
02-07-2011, 12:47 AM
02-07-2011, 12:56 AM
02-07-2011, 01:31 AM
02-07-2011, 02:32 AM
02-07-2011, 02:47 AM
02-07-2011, 04:36 AM
now, to be fair, he drops the parka after maybe 20 minutes.
but, another thing about this guy, he always lifts in street clothes,
-except for the slippers, he dons those in the locker room-
and the only street clothes/gym clothes i have ever seen him wear
are cargo pants and a hoodie.
so, here is this dood, lifting HEAVY and HARD
i mean super and giant setting everything, all the time,
just crushing himself,
in cargo pants and a hoodie,
and a parka, until he warms up i guess.
just a quiet, seemingly very nice and considerate
(he will gesture to a bench or to a dumbbell to ask if you are using it,
he will step out of your way when you are walking the heavy **** back to the racks, he unracks his weights and puts his dumbbells back when he is done,
stuff that 90% of the rest of the fux in my gym seemingly cannot genetically get done...)
lifts in slippers, a parka, and long pants with extra pockets.
5 or 6 days a week...
02-07-2011, 04:48 AM
I sport some freakin huge commando lookin work boots in the gym with my tall socks and gym shorts most days, that I bought specifically for the gym. I love working out in boots man. I get a lot of looks but if someone wants to talk sh!t about my boots I won't hesitate to talk sh!t about every single thing they're doing wrong.
It seems the only people that are bothered by my boots are the ones that don't know what they're doing. All the guys that know what they're doing in there don't even notice them. Or maybe they do but they understand lol.
But...the cargo pants...I am not seeing a reason behing this! Lol...
02-07-2011, 04:57 AM
might be a bit nuts, but, ok.
yeah, i dunno about that dood.
i mean, he showers with the rest of us.
it's not like he is all scarred up or has a third leg or anything...
i figure he is just not into shorts,
doesn't wanna do lots of laundry,
something simple like that.
so, he just doesn't change clothes.
02-07-2011, 05:08 AM
Well, slippers and barefeet are actually a normal thing in powerlifting gyms. I compete with DL slippers but most, if not all conventional mainstream gyms won't allow them. So lucky me that 24 looks the other way
Oh yeah, you might be wondering why we use slippers as opposed to shoes. For one, it's because they are low to the ground so your pull ends up a shorter range of motion. And secondly, tennis shoes are dangerous to pull in when you got big weight because the soles will warp and may cause bad form and injury. That's why sometimes you'll see guys in old school Chuck Taylor Converse because they are simple, flat, and solid. I still prefer DL slippers though.
02-07-2011, 08:06 AM
i end up speed-walkin from one end of the gym to the other,
super-settin leg extensions with db presses, and so on,
and basically i am squeamish about rockin a toe on a weight some arsehole left in the middle of the floor, or kickin the side of a rack on the way past, or some such...
so, i prefer flat court shoe sorts of things.
boots, especially with a steel toe, seem like a good idea,
and seem suitable for power-lifting...
02-07-2011, 04:06 PM
02-07-2011, 05:05 PM
I hate the people who always have a tub of the newest pre workout bull that they come out with, and all Muscletech shirts and all this crazy expensive gear and shoes and all that, yet they cant do 5 pullups.....now that pisses me off. If you cant bench heavy, fine. If you cant squat or dead for ****, fine. But if your gonna spend over $300 per month on crap at least be able to do a pullup!
02-07-2011, 05:08 PM
02-07-2011, 05:14 PM
02-08-2011, 06:27 AM
02-08-2011, 06:41 AM
02-08-2011, 07:45 AM
steel-toes are appropriate.
but, about the boots, generally...
couldn't a guy just drop the laces, roll the tongue down, and get a full, unimpeded range of motion, with a solid, flat base, and some sh!t-kickin style?
oh, and, well, i feel badly for those doods, you know, the poser 'all the gear, no idea' set...
spending tons of money on muscletech trash...
because, look, at least they make it in, you know?
better than 90% of the obese lazy bigots who run the world.
maybe, in time, they will stick with it.
learn, like i am learning.
and eventually wise up a bit...
frankly, i would rather stay positive about those people.
i mean, that they can't do a single weighted pull-up doesn't matter to me.
doesn't hurt me, like a sweaty bench or some schmuck who stinks like cigarettes.
i just let them be.
02-08-2011, 10:56 AM
They also have a propensity to chalk up for every lift. Gotta chalk up before those 20lb overhead dumbbell presses, kid! And make sure you clap your hands a few times to make that white cloud so we all know where to look to find the awesome!
I really don't mind kids doing that because I find the douchbaggery that goes on amusing but if they get chalk banned at my gym I'm going to be an angry unit. The only lift I'll chalk for is Deads and only when I get over 315 as my grip starts to wane.
02-08-2011, 11:23 AM
02-08-2011, 11:25 AM
02-08-2011, 01:03 PM
02-08-2011, 01:13 PM
I have been using the jefit app in the gym, but I'm about to switch back to pen and paper again because I feel like people think I'm texting when I'm entering my sets.
Sent from my Android device
02-08-2011, 05:13 PM
WE ARE WATCHING!!!!
i have a feeling that normal people don't really care.
just do your thing, man.
the biggest "douchebag" in the gym has got to be the fuk
who gets n the way of other people working out.
and, if your app is part of your routine,
the doosh who is hating on it.
just my opinion.
02-08-2011, 11:06 PM
i hate when there is always that one guy who is like 135 lbs and has to try to sling around heavy ass weight with the sloppiest form you can imagine and then walk around like he is the toughest man around when he can do 1 rep and has to have help with that.
02-09-2011, 05:05 AM
why does everyone do the ****ing delt raises.wtf is up with this.really someone explain this to me.20 sets of these things I'll watch people do.ahhhhhh
02-09-2011, 07:10 AM
How bout the scrawny dude that brings his less than average girlfriend with him every time and glares at every guy in there like we're really checking her out.
Or the hot chick that comes to do free weights, and the certain guys that try to make it obvious to everyone that they're cheecking her out lol...
Yeah buddy that's how a woman should look, you're right, now get the f#ck outta my way I got weight to move!
02-09-2011, 07:12 AM
02-09-2011, 08:04 AM
the fux who don't dry off in the shower,
just walk dripping water all over the floor to their lockers,
where they splash themselves silly with enough cologne to make an old whore sick.
02-09-2011, 11:31 AM
Oh jeez, we had this yesterday. Granted, the girl's chest was bigger than my head and she was good looking! However....
This 40 something year old guy starts spinning the excercise ball on his finger like he's a Harlem Globetrotter!! In the fricking free weight section too of all places, not neer the ab/yoga/stech mats... The guy couldn't have possibly made it more apparent that he was a tool and trying to show off for this girl.
I almost felt embarresed for this jerk off.
02-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Guy was raging at my gym yesterday about the planetfitness buzzer, I didnt even know it actually existed haha.
02-09-2011, 04:45 PM
02-09-2011, 09:03 PM
02-10-2011, 12:42 AM
Just 2 examples...
RIP Ryan, :(
02-10-2011, 02:27 AM
02-10-2011, 02:29 AM
02-10-2011, 02:29 AM
02-10-2011, 05:23 AM