Douchebags at the gym...
- 11-24-2009, 06:42 PM
- 12-01-2009, 02:31 AM
...And Smith Machine spot requests. Like, seriously dude?!?
- 12-01-2009, 03:00 AM
what about those lard farmers that need spotters to do walking lunges?
Or use leaking sand-filled dumbells?
or have mad gay obsessions with guys sporting oversized lats?
12-02-2009, 09:59 AM
12-03-2009, 01:06 AM
12-03-2009, 11:36 AM
I saw a guy yesterday ask a trainer if they were using a bench, which they obviously were not, and before the trainer could answer another guy said "hell they are hardly using the weight they got." I LOL'd...
12-03-2009, 12:14 PM
12-14-2009, 12:33 AM
Had a kid who was (badly) attempting vertical rows next to me doing cable high rows (Somehow managing to get his back moving ~60 degrees his form was so bad) with a 40lb bar telling me that vertical rows are better for building upper back muscles than the 260lb high rows I was doing - immediately after 5 sets of db rows with 110lb dbs.
I gave him the, "WTF" eyebrow raise before shaking my head and popping my headphones back in. Wasn't even worth my time.
12-14-2009, 12:49 AM
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12-16-2009, 09:48 PM
Can't remember if we mentioned this guy, but the guy who wants to run from machine to machine putting 26 44lb plates on everything which he ferries from the leg press machine to the calf raise machine etc and all you ever see him doing is carrying plates around and never actually using the machines he's on.
This guy at my gym looks like he's about 140lbs soaking wet and kept a straight face loading up >880lbs on the leg press machine. Then he got pissy because a much bigger guy who shall remain nameless took 8 of his 44 lb plates away from him while he was ferrying them from machine to machine despite him having a cry and told him if he wanted he'd help him carry the plates from machine to machine so long as he pulled off one 90 degree leg press with the ~600lbs that was left on the machine, to whit the reply was, "Fine have them".
12-19-2009, 03:18 AM
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01-26-2010, 02:47 PM
hey gang. bumping this. i have some good ones.
i normally lift at home but am using a commercial gym this week.
today i was repping 245 bench (deload) next to some guy about my size repping 95....which after many many sets he decided to kickbox in the mirror.
yesterday, i'm deadlifting 405 next to some guy doing wrist curls. guess whos forearms were bigger.
the tag-team guys, a bit larger than me, squat rack curling with a whopping 65. spotting eachother.
the line formed in front of the nautilis ab machine.
90lb quarter smith machine "squats"
omg really. i'm only 186 and not big, but on every freeweight and machine i noticed guys with 20lbs more than me repping at 50% of my working weight. if you're not going to use it, give me those 20lbs, i need them! haha
01-26-2010, 03:08 PM
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01-26-2010, 04:30 PM
01-26-2010, 04:42 PM
I hate the ones that come up to you and ask, "What kind of steroids are you taking"...then insists that you must be taking something and does everything he can to get answers out of you. Then even sends his friend (or as they probably call it BFF) over and asks the same damn questions. Then a week later, everyone in the gym has been told by some dip**** that you told him about the massive steroid cycle you are on. lol and I'm not even big but still get questioned
01-26-2010, 05:06 PM
01-26-2010, 05:13 PM
My gym isn't as bad as some of the ones you guys work out it sounds like. I try to go up after 7:30 that seems to clear out alot of the crowd working out right after work is just insane you can't get to anything.
01-26-2010, 05:56 PM
01-26-2010, 06:42 PM
01-26-2010, 09:40 PM
a guy at my gym probably 160lbs. dripping wet always walks up to the bench press and puts on 295lbs. No warm up or anything. Lifts it off the rack and only lowers it about two or three inches, barely even unlocking his elbows and re-racks it. Paces around the bench a couple times, puts on ten more pounds and does the exact same thing. I've thought about walking up to him and asking if he wants me to show him how to do it and rep it out about 7 times. LOL.
01-26-2010, 09:58 PM
^^Reminds me of those guys that use so much momentum during a lift that the lift becomes completely pointless. They're just burning calories at that point. Like a guy doing a barbell curl who swings his whole body trying to get every rep up. I mean, sure I could understand if you get to the last rep and you want to squeeze one more out cause you ain't got no one there to help with any forced reps. Even then, you don't need to turn your body into slingshot to get it up. Stupid...
01-26-2010, 10:19 PM
What really annoys me at my gym is that all of the treadmills get taken up in the morning which is when I workout by all of the old people who just walk for f(u)cking ever and ever. Then I wait and finally get one and get set back on my workout, plus this one Fat guy who is a frequent treadmill walker I found his wallet in the gym and looked inside of it to see who's it was and I found a McDonalds receipt for a big mac large value meal and I was like really?
01-26-2010, 10:31 PM
How about the guys coming in middle of the summer with there beanie hats, hoodie over a sweatshirt, baggy 80's looking multi-colored, wanna make me puke pants, obviously roided up (they all have huge distented guts), lookin at everyone else like there ****. And there all 5'2".
I feel like tellin these apes, get cut, once in your life. Any meatwad can do pro-hormones, real juice, etc. and become a walking meatball that cant wipe his own ass.
I stopped attempting to look HUGE and concentrated on total conditioning ala GSP and Roger Huerta and guys that could kick the **** out of anyones ass. They would have been called gay, underwear models back in the day.
01-27-2010, 09:12 AM
01-27-2010, 11:02 AM
Exactly, and then he just is one more person who goes to the gym just to be able to say "I go to the gym!". I mean it's like just get the f(u)ck out then and don't waste my time by taking up another treadmill.
01-27-2010, 12:49 PM
Trainers annoy me when they occupy a bench or station with themselves or towels or whatever while the trainee is on a completely different nearby machine. Get the hell out of the way you aren't doing ****, go spot your customer instead of sitting on your ass watching them.
Also, dumbell hoarders.
01-27-2010, 01:20 PM
at least the squat rack was free from douchebags today when i needed it.
it was interesting squatting 315 below parallel next to some guy (bigger than me) smith "squatting" 90. LOL
01-27-2010, 02:04 PM
a kid at my gym wears mesh shirts, like stripper shirts, does the bench of 275 and barely bends his elbows to do it while his 12 year old brother spots him, he then gets up and hops around like an mma fighter before a fight, he claims he fights mma and he also tried out for the eagles, i mean he did run a faster 40 time than wes welker, he's also been seen in the gym with football type cleats on, not full out spikes per sey but spikes none the less
i must say he is the man though, watching him and hearing ppl make fun of him while he doesn't catch on is worth the price of admission
01-27-2010, 02:29 PM
I also can't stand when people don't un rack the weight. I went in the gym last sunday on no joke every bench had weight on it there were dumbells everywhere and tons of weight on the leg press and over in the squat rack.
01-27-2010, 02:57 PM
I go to a "family" fitness center, and the majority of the trainers arent even in shape! One dude is literally fat. Most of the girls are overweight, or old as dust. Makes me laugh.
The thing about family places, is theres a ton of teenagers, constantly hugging all the little girls, LOL. Yeah, you hug em, I will, well, nevermind.
The older guys are funny too. This skinny 40 something tells me he used to be huge but he overtrained and now hes small! That had me laughing all day.
01-27-2010, 02:57 PM