Politics in the gym?

lilrocks0341

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Im all for discussing ones views but why the hell would you bring that **** to the gym? Keep politics away from the one place i find peace haha. Anybody else run into this problem?
 
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I put my headphones in and get **** done and leave. If you're having conversations anywhere, then politics is going to find its way into them. The extent of my conversations at the gym is "are you done with that?"
 
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I put my headphones in and get **** done and leave.

The extent of my conversations at the gym is "are you done with that?"
Period!

That 75 mins is the most efficient effective productive fulfilling and gratify part of my day and I don't share it with anyone.

OT I don't talk politics but I'll be happy to talk values principles character trustworthiness and integrity of politicians ;)
 
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Exactly. I don't mean to be a non-social jerk at the gym, but that is my time and I'm there for one purpose. No judgement on people that want to go there and socialize, but if you're going to open yourself to conversations, then politics is on the table.
 
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Lots of people want to say " I spent 3 hours in the gym today"
So wasting time yapping dosnt bother them.
 
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I would arrive at 3:30 sometimes (am) and FOX was on full blast, and 3 people in the gym.
Headphones ON; World OFF.

There is no place for politics or religion or any disucsison other than; "Can I work in with you, please?"
The gym is the Altar of IRON and the prayers are the quiet movement and breathing.

It's the last bastion; rampart; citadel of peace and neutrality amongst us all.
 
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There are many times I find myself with headphones on, and nothing is playing.... It’s a lifesaver!
 
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One of the guys who used to come in all the time (I called him Deadlift Dan, but after a while I realised Dan wasn't even his name, but it was too late) with whom I would chat most mornings decided, after about 6 months, he wanted to talk to me about Jesus. I thought he was kidding, and laughingly told him to **** off, but turns out he wasn't and he never spoke to me or even acknowledged me again.
 

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I hate to come off like a jerk, and I try to be friendly if someone talks to me at the gym; but 9 times out of 10, the gym is my only alone time in the day and I cherish it. I don't want to talk to anyone about anything while I'm there.
 
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I hate to come off like a jerk, and I try to be friendly if someone talks to me at the gym; but 9 times out of 10, the gym is my only alone time in the day and I cherish it. I don't want to talk to anyone about anything while I'm there.
Exactly...
I have zero interest in talking to anyone at my gym. There are plenty of opportunities (too many) to talk to people out of the gym! If I have to take off my headphones to listen to someone for even 5 seconds, it completely throws me out of my zone. I tend to be quite hyperfocused due to my preworkout supplements. Fortunately, most people know better than to disrupt my personal gym bubble.
 
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One of the guys who used to come in all the time (I called him Deadlift Dan, but after a while I realised Dan wasn't even his name, but it was too late) with whom I would chat most mornings decided, after about 6 months, he wanted to talk to me about Jesus. I thought he was kidding, and laughingly told him to **** off, but turns out he wasn't and he never spoke to me or even acknowledged me again.
Don’t you know that Jesus is the Whey?
 

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I don’t talk to anyone at the gym about anything. Period. If I did, it certainly wouldn’t be about politics or Jesus.
 
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I march in and march right now...no socializing especially politics. Avoid news on TV and the paper, just completely focus on trying to get a good workout in for a measly 60-90 minutes.

Ive learned in the past too once you start building relationships people then they think you want to talk to them all the time, you get sucked into a black hole. I just cant do that, not there. Train and success, nothing else.

Big headphones are always mandatory, block out anything people are talking about to keep my mind on training, nothing else.
 
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I march in and march right now...no socializing especially politics. Avoid news on TV and the paper, just completely focus on trying to get a good workout in for a measly 60-90 minutes.

Ive learned in the past too once you start building relationships people then they think you want to talk to them all the time, you get sucked into a black hole. I just cant do that, not there. Train and success, nothing else.

Big headphones are always mandatory, block out anything people are talking about to keep my mind on training, nothing else.
I switched to earbuds, love em!!! 70's rock!!!!

at gym at work at play, hell I would have my earbuds in while having sex if my wife weren't such a prude....
 
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I listen to political podcasts when Iift

But dont talk politics period...I dont need to hear sjw progressive nonsense, conspiracy anti everything nonsense, or even **** i agree with but can easily see the person doesnt fully know the topic...just keep it to yourself, much like your fantasy football team, no one cares
 
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Talking about politics may get you angry which may help when you're in gym.
 
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You think the person who talked about them in the gym suffers from low T?
 
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Talking about politics may get you angry which may help when you're in gym.
the 'talk' might end up in parking lot the way things are today, lol.
 

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