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hambo_za

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#21
I hate it when I’m doing squats in the bicep curl rack and people look at me funny- could be the lycra shorts and tank top I guess?!

Seriously though guys with earphones on singing, spending time looking for weights left all over the gym, sweaty guys not wiping benches down, staff forgetting to switch the aircon on (it’s in the 40’s here daily), but the worst is we don’t have a sound system out here-just TV’s- so people changing channels from whatever is on to “All time greatest unknown African dance hits that never became hits” channel and cranking it up sucks giant floppy donkey nob!
 

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All in all i like pumping iron i get compliments, and as well take the ego knock and listen to some criticism in form etc some guys even ask for advice. The gym im using now has monthly challenges which offer out rewards which is a nice incentive to do some conditioning work though i failed every challenge and im only paying 12 quid a month!
 

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#23
Gym Gripes? where do I start:

1 unwashed kit-No need for that in 2012
2 mobile phones on the gym floor-your in the gym to work out not spend 2 hours with your girlfriend or wife on the phone. We don't want to hear your personal problems.
3 too much flesh being shown on the gym floor-you may think you look hot shite. But, your misled. Cover yourself up a bit. Where is your dignity.
4 tight clothes-understand something. If someone is wearing lycra or spandex and they look amazing. Just imagine where all that flesh is going to go. Everywhere. So stop oggling and get to training.
5 put away your weights- your mama does not work at the gym. Clean up after yourself. This goes for the gym personal trainers as well
6 save the noise for the bedroom if that's your thing. I'm not impressed with your grunting and moaning. Women are not attracted to the noise. All the noise attracts men not women. If that's you thing then so be it.
7 wipe your sweat off the benches
8 I'm so tired of seeing ugly bodies in the locker room streaking around. NO one wants to see your flabby behind!!! Cover it up! No need to walk around for 10 minutes naked

I could go on and on but I won't

tapmaster
 

Hilly140

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#24
My biggest gym Gripe?

All the ladies (and occasional bloke) drooling over my guns!

Mop and bucket time lol
 

tapmaster

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Hilly140,

that's not a bad thing to have people drooling over your guns. I keep mine covered up in the gym. As big guns attract big arses who want to take a fight you or brag about how bad they are. hahahahahaha One guy came over to me and said that he had fought a guy in Russia bare knuckles. He said that two days after the fight the guy dies and he is arrested and spends 8 years in Russian prison. Here's where the bullshit flies. He claims his arms are lethal and if he fights and is caught fighting in the UK he would be arrested because his hands are lethal. hahahahahahaha

the guy said to me that he'd like to fight me as I looked like I had fought before. The dreaded flat nose gave me away. The difference is I'm a wrestler, jiu jitsu, muay thai there is no way in hell I would fight him or anyone else. It's not my thing. Secondly if I were going to accept his false bravado I would take him down and go for the ground and pound. It's not my way as I have nothing to prove to this guy. I'm almost 50, whats left to prove? Nothing

I avoid him as I know what time he goes I just wait til he leaves then I go. Don't want the hassle.

tapmaster
 

Alton

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#27
Well!!Gym work is the best source to keep fitness of the body.Gym work improve
your health, even if you have already been diagnosed with something, but it can
go a long way to prevent the onset of several life-threatening conditions, such
as heart disease,diabetes and cancer.
 

Echo1Two

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Well!!Gym work is the best source to keep fitness of the body.Gym work improve
your health, even if you have already been diagnosed with something, but it can
go a long way to prevent the onset of several life-threatening conditions, such
as heart disease,diabetes and cancer.
Not to be rude, but huh?!?
 

KingLeonidas

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#29
+1 for mobile phones.
If these guys want to yack on the phone ... why do they bother to go to the gym??
KL
 

Howardk

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1) PDA (public display of affection) in the gym
2) People who won't put their damn weights away.
3) People who take weights from your immediate training area without asking.
4) Spandex/Lycra. I'm old school. Sweats and T's
5) Color coordinating. Really?
6) Reading a magazine on the equipment.
7) Hogging anything.
8) Smelly F****rs
9) Hovering over me trying to push me along.
10) People too stingy to share, or allow a person to work in if they are by themselves.
11) Guys who cruise chicks instead of training.
12) Beer/Wine in health clubs. That's me being old school.
13) People who use lots of weight but don't do full range of motion, then walk around like they did something. Posers
14) Cell phones.
15) Employees who are gym Nazis.

Just to name a few.

I've been a gym rat since 1977. Seen and done just about all of it. The early 80's was the best time for me. Back then it was still old school. Then the fitness craze took off and it all went to shit. Machines were a no-no if you were a serious body builder.

Don't get me started on the boxing ring.:)
 
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Exile71

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1) PDA (public display of affection) in the gym
2) People who won't put their damn weights away.
3) People who take weights from your immediate training area without asking.
4) Spandex/Lycra. I'm old school. Sweats and T's
5) Color coordinating. Really?
6) Reading a magazine on the equipment.
7) Hogging anything.
8) Smelly F****rs
9) Hovering over me trying to push me along.
10) People too stingy to share, or allow a person to work in if they are by themselves.
11) Guys who cruise chicks instead of training.
12) Beer/Wine in health clubs. That's me being old school.
13) People who use lots of weight but don't do full range of motion, then walk around like they did something. Posers
14) Cell phones.
15) Employees who are gym Nazis.

Just to name a few.

I've been a gym rat since 1977. Seen and done just about all of it. The early 80's was the best time for me. Back then it was still old school. Then the fitness craze took off and it all went to shit. Machines were a no-no if you were a serious body builder.

Don't get me started on the boxing ring.:)
Number 13-the best one! But all are very valid!

The thing I hate the most is people that train in groups 5-6 people and take up all the machines/benches and spend most of their time talking instead of working out!

Exile
 

Exile71

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P.s. or the skinny little boys that come in on their first session asking what gear to take to get big! And also thinking about it, the people that the gym has now become fashion for thanks to jersey/Geordie shore that only seem to work their traps, chest and biceps!

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All the above plus fat ppl (no offence intended) that walk past all the cardio equipment to work on arms and then even get that wrong.
 

Exile71

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All the above plus fat ppl (no offence intended) that walk past all the cardio equipment to work on arms and then even get that wrong.
Yeah, though I can't generalise saying fat people annoy me I use to be 22stone haha, not any more though, 15.2 when I weighed myself last week :) more fat lazy people that don't know what they are doing and just work out what's easy!

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Echo1Two

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Yeah, though I can't generalise saying fat people annoy me I use to be 22stone haha, not any more though, 15.2 when I weighed myself last week :) more fat lazy people that don't know what they are doing and just work out what's easy!

Exile
Well done, at least you did it properly. I always feel to say something and pass on advice but I know it ain't my place and some people may not like the interference so I mind my own and get on with it.

Thumbs up to all that don't fall into the above faux pas'...
 

Exile71

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Well done, at least you did it properly. I always feel to say something and pass on advice but I know it ain't my place and some people may not like the interference so I mind my own and get on with it.

Thumbs up to all that don't fall into the above faux pas'...

Thanks has taken 2 years of pretty hard work, just wish I had more time to be in the gym making the last of my fat muscle, I don't want to go under 15 stone I would feel like I am a child again haha.

Feel free to say something, if they are in the gym then they should see it as help, a bit different than walking past someone in the street and shouting hey fatty go and work out. That's why I love my gym, most people there are more than willing to help as most people that go there use working out to aid their work or sport rather than just looks. Well and the plus side of getting a discount as I use to work the doors in the town. Great policy, local doormen and police get discount, definitely makes it interesting as its in a scummy part of town :)

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Howardk

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There;s a gym ( I use that term loosely) called Planet Fitness here. They are known for their "Judgement Free Zones". WTF? They also have "Grunt Meters" that go off with a siren and flashing blue light if you make too much noise. No tank tops allowed. No posing allowed. Pfft! Not a REAL gym. Check out the links! lol

Boom Bang Pow - Planet Fitness Commercial - YouTube - YouTube
Planet Fitness TV ad 2011 -- I lift things up and put them down. - YouTube
Don't Grunt in Planet Fitness! - YouTube
Ronnie Coleman and the Lunk Alarm - YouTube
 

Ivan67

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1.) An audience.
2.) People asking for advice or assistance. I am not a friendly person!
3) Gym Bunnies! Once again, I am not a friendly person! Want to f*ck a mean old prick then go find your grandfather!
4) Gyms with anything concession other than water. Would eat during a sweaty orgy?
5) Air condition. Not for me.
6) Narrow or Short paths.
7) FAT PEOPLE. I hate fat people, they can better them selves in another place. But at least they try so I tolerate.
8) Concessions on the floor or cluttered pathways.
9) Tattoos. I guess I am just old fashion.
10) New people trying to hurt them selves. Good rule of thumb, JUST STOP.
11) Smokers. But this is everywhere, however in the gym they start sweating that stuff out and it just stinks.
12) Alcohol drinkers. They stink to when they sweat that crap out.
13) Compliments. Once again I am not friendly, nor do I need moral support and I have no ego, so touching me and saying good job.
14) Public affection, normally done by insecure men who want people to see what they ended up with. A whore who would condone such actions in public.
15) Names like Spike, Tiny, Bigs, Guns, or what ever else these boys call each other in the bedroom. Maybe it is romantic in the bedroom but in the gym it is funny.
16) Loud shit called Music, play it at a moderate level, that is fine but I listen to audio books and hearing Kill The Puppies music does not mix in well with Nicolas Sparks for example.
17) People having conversations 100 meters apart about some women or what ever.
18) A kiss ass.
19) Fake Cops. These people wearing FBI, DEA, Special Forces shirts, if you needed that to walk through the door then let me escort you to my truck. I always keep some rope in there and it would be more fitting around your neck than mocking good men & women protecting us with some ebay shirt.
20) White Power or NAZI retards. For some reason these ass clowns insult me by trying to converse with me like we shared a little Latin man in jail together. They are just asking to be turned into cut bait. (All German Gyms have these retards).
21) Hitting on my daughters. They did not show up to get f*cked.
22) Hitting on my sons. Educated men but still thinking with there penises,
23) Television sets. The world is still full of retards who can not function properly around these things when they are on.


Funny things I like.

1) Kit tards. Same as in the industry, buy a ton of restricting gear so you can look cool from the car park to entrance.
2) All those cellular phone junkies.
3) People who will offer there expertise, but get very silent and avoid eye contact when you walk by.
4) Condom dispenser in locker area. Why? Must be for Tiny & Guns.
5) Divorced middle aged women with short temper.
6) Scales on the floor. I think I last weighed in five years ago, who cares, know your body and get ride of that emotional crutch.
7) The elderly, they have more heart than these young kids.
8) Top heavy bay watch queers.

For me the best time to go is right after lauds, it is still very early and the early crowd is at the gym for the only thing that matters, them self. This way my kids are not there when I am there (if they are in country), the white power NAZI's still have not posted bail yet, the bling rock & rap stars are still sleeping from a late night shift at the Mac Donald on the grill, gym bunnies are still walking like John Wayne or still wet just passing out, tank, tiny, buck, hoss, and guns are still snuggled up in bed together and the fake cops are still trying on their latest shirts from ebay. Perfect time.
 
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