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maggsmaggs
Okay, I know a lot of people here go to the gym on a regular basis. So what peeves you the most at the gym? I swear I see a new thing that annoys the hell out of me each and every day. I'll start:

People who stay on the same machine for 10 minutes. Usually coupled with checking their phone while on said machine, thus delaying their departure from the machine.
Balta1701
QUOTE (maggsmaggs @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 02:13 PM) *
People who stay on the same machine for 10 minutes. Usually coupled with checking their phone while on said machine, thus delaying their departure from the machine.

Seconded and thirded for good measure.
BigSqwert
Guys who decide to towel off at their locker instead of near the showers. I wind up coming back to change and have to stand in someone's nasty ass puddle.

3E8
Old guys with one foot up on the counter blow drying their sack.
Brian
Since I manage at a club, I can relate to everything that will be posted here.

Bring an employer that all the members know, it is hard to workout and not be bothered even when I have headphones and a cap on. Seriously, leave me alone.
lostfan
The first 2 weeks of the year with all the quitters tying everything up.

People who sweat like pigs and don't wipe off the equipment. Also, people who just smell so bad in general when they work out that you just don't want to be near them.

Old guys in the locker room who walk around in the locker room with their old ass gray-haired stretched out balls dangling halfway to their knees. I get it, you're not shy, but any longer than 30 seconds or so and you're doing it on purpose.
He_Gawn
Dudes who stare at themselves in the mirror when lifting at every station, then proceed to get pissed if you walk in front of them and block their view of themselves.
maggsmaggs
QUOTE (lostfan @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 02:06 PM) *
The first 2 weeks of the year with all the quitters tying everything up.

People who sweat like pigs and don't wipe off the equipment. Also, people who just smell so bad in general when they work out that you just don't want to be near them.

Old guys in the locker room who walk around in the locker room with their old ass gray-haired stretched out balls dangling halfway to their knees. I get it, you're not shy, but any longer than 30 seconds or so and you're doing it on purpose.


I hate that, and I hate when people have cologne on just to go to the gym.

Also, the super grunters and the people drop weights to the ground.

Oh and the people who don't re-rack their s***. Ok, if it's like 10 pounds or something, I ain't pissed, but I can't stand having to take off like three 45-pound weights on the bench so I can start my routine.
iamshack
Oh man...just being around too many people in any situations pisses me off, and that just gets amplified when people are doing vain things like working out or grooming themselves in the mirror.

To avoid all of this, I just workout at home.
iamshack
QUOTE (maggsmaggs @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 02:14 PM) *
I hate that, and I hate when people have colon on just to go to the gym.

Also, the super grunters and the people drop weights to the ground.

Oh and the people who don't re-rack their s***. Ok, if it's like 10 pounds or something, I ain't pissed, but I can't stand having to take off like three 45-pound weights on the bench so I can start my routine.

Given the context of the sentence containing the bolded word, I was really shaking my head at this one at first...smile.gif
lostfan
If i'm looking at myself in the mirror it's not because I'm being vain, it's because I'm trying to make sure I'm isolating whatever muscle I'm working on and not cheating with my back (usually with curls) but unless you do it a bunch of times in a row I'm not going to be pissed if you get in front of me for 2 seconds.
maggsmaggs
QUOTE (iamshack @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 02:16 PM) *
Given the context of the sentence containing the bolded word, I was really shaking my head at this one at first...smile.gif

I would have been yelled at in the other thread about pet peeves. smile.gif
dasox24
QUOTE (lostfan @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 03:06 PM) *
The first 2 weeks of the year with all the quitters tying everything up.

This for sure...

And it's really bad at this time of year to workout on college campuses. It's packed all day b/c so many dumbasses think if they start working out 4 weeks before Spring Break, they're going to look awesome. Can't wait til late March when the crowds die down.
Balta1701
QUOTE (dasox24 @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 04:14 PM) *
This for sure...

And it's really bad at this time of year to workout on college campuses. It's packed all day b/c so many dumbasses think if they start working out 4 weeks before Spring Break, they're going to look awesome. Can't wait til late March when the crowds die down.

It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the people who do complaint 1 of this thread.

Or even worse, the groups of 3 people who do it.
witesoxfan
QUOTE (lostfan @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 02:16 PM) *
If i'm looking at myself in the mirror it's not because I'm being vain, it's because I'm trying to make sure I'm isolating whatever muscle I'm working on and not cheating with my back (usually with curls) but unless you do it a bunch of times in a row I'm not going to be pissed if you get in front of me for 2 seconds.


Triceps are the main one I use the mirror for, making sure I get full extension.

I am a member of a smaller gym, so you'll have to excuse me that I don't have the same problems as everyone else, but my biggest pet peeve is when there is a radio that is just blaring on some stupid station and there is absolutely nobody listening to it whatsoever.
Jordan4life
lostfan called it with the body odor. You're obviously going to have excess sweat flying all over the place. Which I don't have a problem with. As I sweat pretty hard when doing cardio. But no need to compound that by not showering or wearing deodorant before a workout or even worse wearing non-clean attire while working out.
lostfan
QUOTE (Jordan4life @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 05:26 PM) *
lostfan called it with the body odor. You're obviously going to have excess sweat flying all over the place. Which I don't have a problem with. As I sweat pretty hard when doing cardio. But no need to compound that by not showering or wearing deodorant before a workout or even worse wearing non-clean attire while working out.

^^yes.

I know it's the gym and you're not going to be able to control the fact that you don't smell too clean but I shouldn't be able to smell you from 10 feet away. Seriously wear deodorant. They make it for a reason, you should not smell like that ever. And you don't get a free pass on smelling like s***, onions, feet, and ripe p**** because you're in an intense workout. GTFOHWTBS
iamshack
QUOTE (lostfan @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 09:45 PM) *
^^yes.

I know it's the gym and you're not going to be able to control the fact that you don't smell too clean but I shouldn't be able to smell you from 10 feet away. Seriously wear deodorant. They make it for a reason, you should not smell like that ever. And you don't get a free pass on smelling like s***, onions, feet, and ripe p**** because you're in an intense workout. GTFOHWTBS

A few years ago when I first moved to Las Vegas, my then roommate and I used to go to the gym after work every day. He used to wear this green tshirt every single day. He would just take it off after the workout, and then put it back in his bag. I didn't notice until a few weeks into our workouts that he never actually washed the shirt. It started getting crusty and just reeking of absolutely awfulness when I finally said "Do you wear the same shirt every day?" And he started cracking up laughing.

I am sure there are people who do this, at least to some degree, and this is why some people just smell like absolute horrendousness.
MuckFinnesota
Any time someone does something to drop the weight - is it really necessary for any exercises, and if so, why? Grunters, heavy breathers, big sweaty guys who don't rerack and leave the weights in random places on the floor.

Rex Kicka**
You know what I hate? There's a room of 40 spin bikes and about 10 people in the class. I purposely sequester myself far away from everyone else... and someone has to take the bike right next to or right behind me.
maggsmaggs
Oh yeah, on treadmills when people are going ridiculously too fast and their feet stomp on the treadmill matt. Usually they happen to be right next to me too.
lostfan
QUOTE (iamshack @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 10:24 PM) *
A few years ago when I first moved to Las Vegas, my then roommate and I used to go to the gym after work every day. He used to wear this green tshirt every single day. He would just take it off after the workout, and then put it back in his bag. I didn't notice until a few weeks into our workouts that he never actually washed the shirt. It started getting crusty and just reeking of absolutely awfulness when I finally said "Do you wear the same shirt every day?" And he started cracking up laughing.

I am sure there are people who do this, at least to some degree, and this is why some people just smell like absolute horrendousness.

Yuck. I would stop going.


QUOTE (Rex Kicka** @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 10:32 PM) *
You know what I hate? There's a room of 40 spin bikes and about 10 people in the class. I purposely sequester myself far away from everyone else... and someone has to take the bike right next to or right behind me.

Same thing for when I'm peeing in the urinal although this doesn't make me mad so much as it makes me wonder why a stranger wants to be so close to me when my cock is out.
iamshack
QUOTE (lostfan @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 11:00 PM) *
Yuck. I would stop going.

I always hated going to the gym for many of the reasons you guys are listing here. And it's just as bad, if not worse, here in Vegas, with all meatheads walking around this city. I hated it so much that it actually made me not wish to workout.

Can't say enough about working out at home. If you have a decent size space, and you can spend a few hundred dollars on some dumbbells, you can honestly do anything you need to right at home. All these machines are just simply not necessary, unless you are planning on training for the Mr Olympia contest or something. Using your own body weight is even enough, if you just do pushups and pullups and situps.

P90X is great for home workouts, as well as a workout which was featured in Men's Health recently, called the Spartacus workout, which was inspired by the show on Starz.

I workout whenever I choose, without having to drive anywhere, wearing whatever I want, smelling like whatever I want, and knowing that I am the only one touching any of my own equipment. And there are no gym fees.

Just my humble opinion.
Quinarvy
People who say you should get over month long muscle strains by working out more. That's some backward logic.

The Top 40 music playing everywhere. Who the f*** wants to workout to Justin Bieber and Katy Perry?
witesoxfan
QUOTE (MuckFinnesota @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 09:25 PM) *
Any time someone does something to drop the weight - is it really necessary for any exercises, and if so, why? Grunters, heavy breathers, big sweaty guys who don't rerack and leave the weights in random places on the floor.


Throwing the bar down after cleans is actually safer than putting them down softly because it is much, much less strenuous on your back. You are tired from your workout, and, especially if you are doing a lot of weight, you are not going to be thinking about having good form when you set them down, but rather you are going to want the bar out of your hands, so the natural reaction will be to simply bend down and drop it that way. That is going to absolutely kill your back. So instead, you finish your last rep, and you just throw it down.

People that are overzealous with their grunting can be annoying too, but again, if a guy is working his ass off, I don't mind it as much - if anything, I can find that somewhat motivating. If they are like screaming or make some crazy indigenous sounds after they are done with their workout? Completely unnecessary.

Leaving weights everywhere too is a pain in the ass. Seriously, you got them out, you can put them back.
kev211
QUOTE (Quinarvy @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 10:44 PM) *
People who say you should get over month long muscle strains by working out more. That's some backward logic.

The Top 40 music playing everywhere. Who the f*** wants to workout to Justin Bieber and Katy Perry?

Using your own Ipod can easily solve that issue?
Quinarvy
QUOTE (kev211 @ Feb 7, 2011 -> 01:22 AM) *
Using your own Ipod can easily solve that issue?


It does, but it hurts for the brief moment when I walk in there and I have to watch the music videos.
SoxAce
QUOTE (kev211 @ Feb 7, 2011 -> 01:22 AM) *
Using your own Ipod can easily solve that issue?


And what if you forget your iPod at home for example? I don't think anyone would want to waste gas going all the way back to their house (unless you live like a block or two away from the gym) just to get their iPod, especially cause of s***ty gym music.
LittleHurt05
QUOTE (Quinarvy @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 10:44 PM) *
People who say you should get over month long muscle strains by working out more. That's some backward logic.

The Top 40 music playing everywhere. Who the f*** wants to workout to Justin Bieber and Katy Perry?


Or Coldplay. That s*** makes me want to kill myself, not work out.
BigSqwert
This goes without saying but the total douchey Jersey Shore looking dudes that are there for 5 hours per day, everyday.
LittleHurt05
QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Feb 7, 2011 -> 07:21 AM) *
This goes without saying but the total douchey Jersey Shore looking dudes that are there for 5 hours per day, everyday.


GTL Everyday!!!!
Balta1701
The fact that no matter how long I work out or what time I get back into the locker room, it's 100% guaranteed that the 1 other guy in the locker room at the time will have selected the locker right next to me.
maggsmaggs
QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Feb 7, 2011 -> 07:43 AM) *
The fact that no matter how long I work out or what time I get back into the locker room, it's 100% guaranteed that the 1 other guy in the locker room at the time will have selected the locker right next to me.

EVERY SINGLE TIME. It's hilarious.
Steve9347
QUOTE (lostfan @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 02:06 PM) *
People who sweat like pigs and don't wipe off the equipment. Also, people who just smell so bad in general when they work out that you just don't want to be near them.


These. I also submit "people who reek of cigarette smoke working out near you" followed by "chicks who wear gallons of perfume to the gym".

I guess the latter is acceptable, but I like to breath air that is not scented, especially of smoke. The perfume is also a distraction because I have to see if said chick is hot, and that takes my mind away from "the zone" I like to get in so time passes while doing cardio.

Oh, and I'm down to 195.6 from 211.7 on 01/10/2011. Hell yeah.
Steve9347
QUOTE (Jordan4life @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 04:26 PM) *
lostfan called it with the body odor. You're obviously going to have excess sweat flying all over the place. Which I don't have a problem with. As I sweat pretty hard when doing cardio. But no need to compound that by not showering or wearing deodorant before a workout or even worse wearing non-clean attire while working out.

The worst is when you are in a workout and someone gets on the machine next to you and you can smell them before they even start working out... it's awful.
RockRaines
Most gyms in general are my pet peeve. The super gyms filled with equipment are douche magnets, and for some reason you feel like they are ripping you off for what they charge. Also, ever joined a gym to find out they don't provide towels? WTF.

I've alleviated most of my annoyances with my membership at go performance. The people there are there to workout and workout hard. The owners work with you and everyone knows your name. However there is still the random guy who wears the same outfit and smells like a f***ing armpit. And the ridiculous nye resolution idiots.
Steve9347
QUOTE (SoxAce @ Feb 7, 2011 -> 03:12 AM) *
And what if you forget your iPod at home for example? I don't think anyone would want to waste gas going all the way back to their house (unless you live like a block or two away from the gym) just to get their iPod, especially cause of s***ty gym music.

Beggars can't be choosers.
BigSqwert
What about the idiots that will circle the parking lot for 30 minutes to get a close spot instead of walking an extra 30 yards? I feel like walking up to them as if I need to ask for directions or something and punching them in the nose. God forbid they burned 10 more calories.
Steve9347
QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Feb 7, 2011 -> 10:22 AM) *
What about the idiots that will circle the parking lot for 30 minutes to get a close spot instead of walking an extra 30 yards? I feel like walking up to them as if I need to ask for directions or something and punching them in the nose. God forbid they burned 10 more calories.

The other day there was a standoff for a parking spot in front of my gym. Two cars with their noses equally at the spot, refusing to move and the people were just losing their minds.

There was a spot like 5 cars down openly available.

People are stupid.
bigruss22
I really miss the Y in Ann Arbor, it got busy during certain times but if you knew when to go it was the best gym Ive been to.

The gyms on campus at U of I are great for sports, but to actually lift and workout not so much. Their benches are always full and nobody puts their weights back. Plus, you have all the frat guys grunting around you, and I have no problem with the under the breath type grunts, but the all out "Yea Im lifting this s***" type grunts piss me off.
iamshack
QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Feb 7, 2011 -> 11:22 AM) *
What about the idiots that will circle the parking lot for 30 minutes to get a close spot instead of walking an extra 30 yards? I feel like walking up to them as if I need to ask for directions or something and punching them in the nose. God forbid they burned 10 more calories.

Just as was discussed in the coffee thread, where there are people who carry around Starbucks cups to be seen with them, there are people who just go to the gym to be seen or to say they go to the gym.
BigSqwert
In bad weather you should bring a change of shoes. People have been walking in since the blizzard with tons of snow and salt on their shoes and continuing to go to the stretch areas and aerobics rooms. Nothing like sitting on the floor ready to stretch and winding up in a salty puddle of water.
maggsmaggs
QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Feb 7, 2011 -> 10:24 AM) *
The other day there was a standoff for a parking spot in front of my gym. Two cars with their noses equally at the spot, refusing to move and the people were just losing their minds.

There was a spot like 5 cars down openly available.

People are stupid.

Constanza and Mike!!!!
maggsmaggs
This gets me sometimes but when the dumbbells are all out of order. To the first guy who messes it up, how hard is it to put it back where you got em? Once that first person f***s it up, then everyone else does it. Usually I try to switch em back to be the nice guy.

Also when people leave their towels/s*** near a machine that they haven't used for like five minutes, basically reserving their spot.
Harry Chappas
People that work-out on cardio machines and talk on the phone. I wear an ipod turned up all the way so I can not hear them but the sight of it irks me, I do not know why.

Also, people that work on a cardio machine for 10 minutes or less.

I sweat like a pig, I wipe my machines off but if I do cardio for more than 90 minutes I think I begin stink a little. I do not care, it is gym that is going to happen. Sorry. I am hygenic so I do not think I offend anyone, at least he person I workout with does not say anything. The people that smell like smoke though do getto me as to the perfume folks.

The women that wear excessive amounts of jewelry also get to me.
Rowand44
Hate it when someone comes on the treadmill next to me when there's a million open ones around. Also, when guys walk around the locker room butt ass naked for no god damn reason, put on some f***in clothes!!
Balta1701
Doesn't relate to other people but still annoys me:

The fact that good technique usually hurts so much more than bad technique.
Yoda
The two guys who are always talking about how hardcore they partied over the weekend and all they do is just reminisce and reminisce to a point where I need to move to another station and here they come again!!
Rowand44
QUOTE (lostfan @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 03:16 PM) *
If i'm looking at myself in the mirror it's not because I'm being vain, it's because I'm trying to make sure I'm isolating whatever muscle I'm working on and not cheating with my back (usually with curls) but unless you do it a bunch of times in a row I'm not going to be pissed if you get in front of me for 2 seconds.

Ya, I also stand by the mirror when I'm doing curls.

QUOTE (dasox24 @ Feb 6, 2011 -> 04:14 PM) *
This for sure...

And it's really bad at this time of year to workout on college campuses. It's packed all day b/c so many dumbasses think if they start working out 4 weeks before Spring Break, they're going to look awesome. Can't wait til late March when the crowds die down.

That crowd at my gym is already gone thankfully. I hate it when my club is packed so the first few weeks of the new year are not fun.
maggsmaggs
QUOTE (Harry Chappas @ Feb 7, 2011 -> 10:50 AM) *
People that work-out on cardio machines and talk on the phone. I wear an ipod turned up all the way so I can not hear them but the sight of it irks me, I do not know why.

Also, people that work on a cardio machine for 10 minutes or less.

I sweat like a pig, I wipe my machines off but if I do cardio for more than 90 minutes I think I begin stink a little. I do not care, it is gym that is going to happen. Sorry. I am hygenic so I do not think I offend anyone, at least he person I workout with does not say anything. The people that smell like smoke though do getto me as to the perfume folks.

The women that wear excessive amounts of jewelry also get to me.

I am guilty of this because I always do a warm-up mile before I do any type of weightlifting.
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