Gym Etiquette - Weights on Bar

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  1. Gym Etiquette - Weights on Bar


    Have had this question for s while. If I go to a machine, let's say a leg press, and there is a plate on each side when I start from someone else. When I am done, do I remove the plates that someone else left on before I started or just the plates I added?


  2. I have often wondered my self...
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  3. No if you're not doing a plate on each side then byebye

  4. Depending on what machine, leg press I'll leave one plate on if it was there where I started. Rest I generally take all off have seen some chicks struggle with getting the 45 plates off.....

  5. Always strip it, unless I've inadvertently interrupted someone's workout. Then I'll put it back like it was and let them finish. But let's be honest, a lot of people are pigs and figure it's somebody else's job to pick up after them. And that's about to get a whole lot worse with New Years Eve right around the corner.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by SFreed View Post
    Always strip it, unless I've inadvertently interrupted someone's workout. Then I'll put it back like it was and let them finish. But let's be honest, a lot of people are pigs and figure it's somebody else's job to pick up after them. And that's about to get a whole lot worse with New Years Eve right around the corner.
    Ugh already getting some new year's resolution people in my gym. Prepare for hell the next month till they give up haha

  7. Quote Originally Posted by DUbz86 View Post
    I generally take all off have seen some chicks struggle with getting the 45 plates off.....
    Lol that's terrible

    I generally leave a 45 on bc most people use those at minimum. I prefer to walk up to a machine hat is preloaded 45 machine. Smiths, tricep dips, leg press, bent over rows etc are machines where 45 is a nice starting weight for most.
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  8. I tend to clear them all off so nobody thinks I'm the one that left plates on the bar or simply to help out whoever comes next. There are some machines like the leg press though where I think it makes sense to leave one plate on each side.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by DUbz86 View Post
    Ugh already getting some new year's resolution people in my gym. Prepare for hell the next month till they give up haha
    Then follow them to play it again sports to buy their new year's resolution weight lifting gear at a bargain

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Bodybeast View Post
    No if you're not doing a plate on each side then byebye
    So an elderly person should not weight train by your standards. Or even a woman who is either A. starting or B. short/not strong enough to lift a 45 pound plate. Your logic is horrible.

    Don't be a douche, clear the weights on everything.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    So an elderly person should not weight train by your standards. Or even a woman who is either A. starting or B. short/not strong enough to lift a 45 pound plate. Your logic is horrible.

    Don't be a douche, clear the weights on everything.
    Daaaaaaaamn chill buddy. I personally have never seen an elderly person try to do an incline leg press with plates. They typically use the machine leg press. And if I saw one wanting to use it then I would clear it, but I go to gym at University. There are no old people. The machine leg press is good enough if you can't do one plate on each side

  12. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    So an elderly person should not weight train by your standards. Or even a woman who is either A. starting or B. short/not strong enough to lift a 45 pound plate. Your logic is horrible.

    Don't be a douche, clear the weights on everything.
    Im going to leave my 45's on the leg press still. Sowwwwwwy

    I rep 3-4 45's per side , 8-12 times so it's not like I'm not re re-racking.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by Bodybeast View Post
    Daaaaaaaamn chill buddy. I personally have never seen an elderly person try to do an incline leg press with plates. They typically use the machine leg press. And if I saw one wanting to use it then I would clear it, but I go to gym at University. There are no old people. The machine leg press is good enough if you can't do one plate on each side
    It's a workout and a half to rerack... especially at 8 plates on each side
    Quote Originally Posted by UnicornDrpns View Post
    Im going to leave my 45's on the leg press still. Sowwwwwwy

    I rep 3-4 45's per side , 8-12 times so it's not like I'm not re re-racking.

  14. Leg press, yea leave the solo 45's. I would think it would be un-courteous (if thats a word) to take them off, as anyone that can't leg press that has no business on it.

    Squat rack is a different story. Strip'em

  15. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    So an elderly person should not weight train by your standards. Or even a woman who is either A. starting or B. short/not strong enough to lift a 45 pound plate.
    It's such bull when people think women cant leg press 45's. Even when I started I easily pressed 45's and I routinely see women who are leg pressing 10 lb plates and im dying to throw weights on them for them. I'm def a small woman and was even smaller when i first started lifting years ago . i was 5'6 and 110 lbs and was still able to rep mroe than 45's....
    Quote Originally Posted by Sdog77 View Post
    Leg press, yea leave the solo 45's. I would think it would be un-courteous (if thats a word) to take them off, as anyone that can't leg press that has no business on it.

    Squat rack is a different story. Strip'em
    ^this.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by DUbz86 View Post
    Depending on what machine, leg press I'll leave one plate on if it was there where I started. Rest I generally take all off have seen some chicks struggle with getting the 45 plates off.....
    Very true. The weights' place is in their stands when they are not used.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by GreekTheBrick View Post
    Very true. The weights' place is in their stands when they are not used.
    Absolutely!!! Good manors go a long way in my book

  18. There are a few exercises (leg press, dinkey calf raise) where to leave a small amount of weight on will be a favor for the vast majority of lifters so will sometimes leave a few plates on these particular machines, otherwise if you used it last, then you're responsible for stripping off the weights afterwards regardless of who put them on.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by UnicornDrpns View Post
    It's such bull when people think women cant leg press 45's. Even when I started I easily pressed 45's and I routinely see women who are leg pressing 10 lb plates and im dying to throw weights on them for them. I'm def a small woman and was even smaller when i first started lifting years ago . i was 5'6 and 110 lbs and was still able to rep mroe than 45's....

    ^this.
    For some women, it isn't the trouble if using heavy weight, but depending on the leg press and height/strength of the woman, it may be easier to load on a 25 or even 35 pound plate.

    The reason I am so against people leaving weight on anything is due to past experience. Yes, I was one of those people who would leave plates on. My whole theory was, I will leave it how I came to it. So if a leg press had 3 plates per side when I got to it, and I went to 5 plates, I would only take 2 off.

    I had a heart transplant and was back in the gym 4 weeks post surgery. It was a pain in the ass to move plates, especially 45s. Now I realize that ot everyone is as strong as me nor should they waste their time, effort, and energy putting my plates away. Every machine or piece of equipment should start with nothing on it.

    Additionally, think of your gym's workers or cleaning staff. They need to put plates away. Ask yourself, would you want to pick up after people when they can do so themselves?
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  20. There's this one ass clown in my gym, he's juiced to the gills. He will throw on like 15 plates on each side, and then do these ****ty ass quarter reps. Then he just walks off and leaves the weight there. Same with bench. SMH.

  21. Always take the plates off. I'm always having to remove ones left on by other people.

    At my gym we have older people that workout there. They can't lift the 35 or 45 pound weights. Is it fair for them to not be able to use a machine because some punk kid was too lazy to put them back?

    Hell no.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Brandinooooo View Post
    Always take the plates off. I'm always having to remove ones left on by other people.

    At my gym we have older people that workout there. They can't lift the 35 or 45 pound weights. Is it fair for them to not be able to use a machine because some punk kid was too lazy to put them back?

    Hell no.
    It's called Darwinism bro.

  23. I have some OCD tendencies, so I clear all the weights every time. It isn't necessarily about a concern for others, I just like things neat and organized. H3ll, sometimes I find myself rotating all of the dumbbells so the numbers are upside right.
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by SFreed View Post
    I have some OCD tendencies, so I clear all the weights every time. It isn't necessarily about a concern for others, I just like things neat and organized. H3ll, sometimes I find myself rotating all of the dumbbells so the numbers are upside right.
    I would purposely rotate every 3rd one every time you got up.
    Quote Originally Posted by cstallion View Post
    It's called Darwinism bro.
    Lmao

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Brandinooooo View Post
    I would purposely rotate every 3rd one every time you got up.

    Lmao
    Reading this made me anxious
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by Brandinooooo View Post
    Always take the plates off. I'm always having to remove ones left on by other people.

    At my gym we have older people that workout there. They can't lift the 35 or 45 pound weights. Is it fair for them to not be able to use a machine because some punk kid was too lazy to put them back?

    Hell no.
    Good man right here. I hope you don't clear the plates from equipment you aren't using though!

    Quote Originally Posted by cstallion View Post
    It's called Darwinism bro.
    You're simply a tool.
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  27. Quote Originally Posted by SFreed View Post
    I have some OCD tendencies, so I clear all the weights every time. It isn't necessarily about a concern for others, I just like things neat and organized. H3ll, sometimes I find myself rotating all of the dumbbells so the numbers are upside right.
    When I gym today I'm going to unconsciously think of u when I see upside down dumbbell numbers.

    Quote Originally Posted by cstallion View Post
    It's called Darwinism bro.
    Lmao. Ur an ass but my god lol
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by UnicornDrpns View Post
    When I gym today I'm going to unconsciously think of u when I see upside down dumbbell numbers.



    Lmao. Ur an ass but my god lol
    Haha! I'm just kidding... serious. I definitely take the weights off the bars/machines with old people in mind. There are tons of silver sneakers at my gym and they happen to generally be fun to talk too.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    Good man right here. I hope you don't clear the plates from equipment you aren't using though!



    You're simply a tool.
    I'm kidding man. Chill out.

  30. As long as the DBs are put back to their designated location on the rack. all is good.
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