Tuesday, May 22, 2007

ANNOYING GYM HABITS


It doesn't matter what type of gym you train at, or the cost of membership, you will always get the same type of people with the same annoying habits.

SWEAT ON EQUIPMENT
This is one of the most common gym irritations. Everyone sweats, some more than others and some people stinks. This is part of training, but just because you are swimming in your sweat does not mean that other gym members want to. Be decent take a towel and clean up yourself and do not leave your stinking, awful, unhygienic deposits behind.
MOBILES
I find it hard to understand why you would want your mobile phone on when you are at the gym. You are only there for about an hour or less, to TRAIN, not talk to your best buddy in the middle of a session and then force everyone who is working out to listen to your conversation. You do not have to tell us all about it. If you want to talk on your phone then please leave the gym.
HOGGING EQUIPMENT WHILST CHATTING
This is a classic act and really makes my blood boil. Nothing annoys me more than the people who place their towel on the bench, do a set, and then spend the next 10 minutes chatting to a buddy. What do you get from that? Why not give a chance to someone else to use it instead of making them wait for you to finish.
THROWING WEIGHTS
I don’t want to know if you are strong or capable … If you on a stage of lifting heavy ask a trainer to help without throwing the weights … Hello people although its not your piece of equipment treat it with respect. A classic example is “incline dumbbell press” an unbelievable heavy set will be carried out and there goes an outburst sounding like it has been bombed. You may feel good or may feel you look good with it but please have some respect for others and the equipments.
EXCESSIVE SCREAMING
When training aggressively some sound is natural. On the other hand it’s not natural to hear voices like some body is in labor, having an orgasm or been stabbed. If you apply the force of screaming on the exercise you may be able to lift some more Kgs! Hey if you are the Strongest Man go join it …
NOT REPLACING WEIGHTS
I am sorry but no excuses for this one … I believe this is the same as going to the toilet and not flushing giving a reason that somebody else will use the toilet after you do. Replace the weights where you found it properly.
MR OLYMPIA SYNDROME
Guess what you all know this ... I firmly believe that this needs either medication or admittance to a hospital for treatment. The quote "He who thinks he is so big is so small" is a perfect quote.
These guys have a bug called “imaginary lat syndrome” I am talking about the guys who walk around the gym looking like they are carrying water drum under their arms. Why is there this obsession to walk around like you think you are Jay Cutler? This may come to a shock but look Jay Cutler can actually bring his arms down to his side when he relaxes his lats. Do me a favor, stop walking like you are competing on stage. If you really want to do it get the courage to compete and do it on stage.
THE STRONGEST MAN COMPETITION
This is a fantastic comedy. These guys can be spotted from miles, they head to the bench press, never ever dream of a warm up and load 100Kgs in the bench press. Psyching themselves counting the reps, like 4 ooooh, 3 aaah, 2 eeeeh , last one ooooooooooh… every time the bar crashes down onto their chest. During the set, they will squirm, yell, lift their legs in the air, bodypop and eventually complete the rep. Please, for the small section of you who do this out there; have some sympathy for your poor spotter who nearly breaks his back.

10 comments:

Frozen Solid said...

i have to agree with you. the first day i went to gym i saw everything u just mentioned. but now its just normal for me. some people dont change.

P E R S O N A L - T R A I N E R said...

Frozen Solid

yeah almost everyone who goes to a gym the first day ... they see this ...

Anonymous said...

Hey man

liked this one ... yeah people do behave strange .... why don't u educate people more on this ...

Hashim

Fitness Magazine said...

good work, enjoyed reading it

zero said...

yea...most of the issues u have raised a pretty much common....and quite annoying as well...

tinkerrrbell said...

wow...this is sooo tru....soo anoyin facts that really take place within the gym!


kooool !

Anonymous said...

absolute truth ... i call it the freaks way ...

PERSONAL TRAINER said...

Yeah people, these habits irritates me alot so thought will share it with all. Think trainers should explain there clients more on the good habits.

Anonymous said...

You got those people in one shot, those are true annoying things people do!!!

Simon said...

zintay,
This is very true. I especially don't like those who hog the multimachine as if they are doing all the workouts at the same time.

should put this up on your gym as a notice. heh