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  • Guys who LOAD up the leg press and do 1/4 reps

    0 0%
  • People who monopolize multiple pieces of equipment

    4 10.81%
  • Teens with little arms and sleeveless shirts

    7 18.92%
  • People who blatantly flex in the mirror

    0 0%
  • People who "sneak" flexes in the mirror every time the walk by

    1 2.70%
  • People using dirt poor form on every exercise

    6 16.22%
  • People who spend 90% of their time socializing

    18 48.65%
  • OTHER

    1 2.70%
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    Pet Peeves at the Gym?

    This may have popped up before, and probably in many forms, so i apologize if i'm beating a dead horse here. But, even so, just wondering for those of you who don't have the luxury of working out at home what is the most annoying thing you see at the gym on a pretty regular basis? For me, it's gotta be (despite the plethora of appealing choices) the sixteen to eighteen year old guys who run around with their sleeves cut off to expose their 14" guns. They're usually the same guys who sneak "fake flexes" (pretending that the muscles just happen to "tense" when they walk by a mirror) non stop, but it's the sleevless thing that bothers me. Just my opinion, but I think before you run around the gym like that, you have to a big set of arms and surrounding muscles. Mine are a bit over 17 1/4" and I can't got to the gym in anything less than a sweatshirt since i don't think i've earned the right to run around with 'em exposed. SO, what do you say? ALso, if you choose "other" please enlighten us, as i'd love to hear it.
    EDIT: realize this is somewhat pessimistic, but it's a morbid curiosity i guess.
    Last edited by BigGreen; 08-20-2002 at 10:07 PM.

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    ohh socialising is my biggest, there are a few people who do it where i go, AND they have dirt poor form AND they try and lift wey too much.

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    Guys who have never seen the Leg Room side of the gym and walk around in their sweats with their arms bowed out like they own the gym.

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    I think all of these are pet peeves of mine..but I would have to go with the people that continueously use dirt poor form in the gym just to push a little more weight as the one that pisses me off the most..I wish they would relieze that they are just cheating themselves. My advice to all of them is "CHECK THE EGO AT THE DOOR BOYS!"

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    I simply hate people who are tryin to impress others.... but I also hate people monoplizing the equipment I wanna use cuz that fucks up my workout

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    I hate all the people standing around talking. Go to a club to pick up chicks.

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    i hate people who sit around and talk especially when your waitng on the equipment there on...number 1 peeve when u put your towel on a machine walk away to get a drink and come back and the some MF has thorwn your towel on the floor and sometimes even takes your weight off of the bar i just stand there and give them the ugliest look i can muster then to top it off they say "oh were u using this"

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    I work out at a friends home gym. The biggest pet peeve I have is this guy digesting his beans at the exact time I'm spotting on squats.

    Besides that, i have none of the worries stated above

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    if you have seen my last poll , you know my pet peave is the fuc**** cell phones, but again people standing around socializing in the gym gets me fired up. Sometimes i would like to fire a plate across the room at their head . about the tee shirt crisis?? i wear a wife beater to the gym everytime maby a shirt at times but for me i feel more comfortable wearing my wife beater. I know i dont have superior guns and i dont wear my shit to show off to the other pricks in the gym, i am simply not that type of man!!!! lets get one thing strainght here, i come to the gym to get big and train hard, not to make social friends or show off!!

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    what i hate is when your in the middle of lifting and somebody tries to talk to you!!! i hate that.

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    sometimes i truly do not understand some opinions on this board...everyone is so against flaming but how is knocking on some kid for wearing a cutoff shirt any different? I live in AZ, and i can tell you that working out you will build up a hell of a sweat, so i wear a cutoff shirt. At the same time, my arms probably arent much bigger than 14". I dont walk around flexing like im a bad ass or anything, so i dont see what the big deal is. Unless the kid is acting like hes arnold or something then who cares, just dont look at him if you dont like it. No one knocks an overweight chick for wearing skimpy clothes-why does she wear them? Maybe because thats what she wants to wear, maybe its because she doesnt care what others think, maybe its because she has good self esteem- anyway you look at it, good for her...and its the same thing unless some kid thinks hes he-man or something...

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    "No one knocks an overweight chick for wearing skimpy clothes"...actually, call me an a-hole, but I do. Not to their faces or anything. ANd, i should have clarified: kids wearing those shirts are not the problem, it's just that an overwhelming majority of them do walk around with them very intentionally on display and staring at their bis the whole time.

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    People that think they are the biggest and badest thing at the gym.

    Squat rack is that way guys ------>

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    Using the Squat rack for doing pullups when there's a fkn pullup machine in the next room. I don't knwo why it bothers me but it does.

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    Oops, forgot a BIG one: people who feel the need to leave their barbells fully loaded just so everyone knows someone in the gym is capable of incline pressing 225. Oh, that kills me. Like the signs say, "big enough to lift 'em, big enough to put 'em away". Once again, as usual, most of the offenders do so on the leg press machine. Nothing bothers me more than when some new person comes to the gym and feels all uncomfortable about possibly removing some of the 16 plates on the leg press machine, since, even though it's been empty for twenty minutes, he assumes some monster will come over and yell at him for f'ing up his workout...what he doesn't realize is the guy using the machine and "moving" this weight is probably average size and does leg presses for his ego, not his quads. Sorry about the rant...had a lot of this last night.
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    biggreen i agree!! i hate that shit too!! it is common manners to put your weights back!!! shit! most gym's have signs posted saying to return your weights, can't people read!!!.

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    I once knew a woman who trained at the Gold's Gym where I trained. Her workout was always 3 hours long. That is, one hour on the Life Cycle and 2 hours training her mouth. She talked to anyone who would listen and would totally ruin their workout.

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    oh!! great this one just happened last night. i was back in the gym and this guy and girl i have never seen, firat of all to top it off they sat there bullshiting for like a half hour. shit i did my incline presses and half way through my flat bench routine and they were still going at it, wellt his doesnt top it off finally they get up and start to do something that resembles working out and next thing you know!! guess what they started talking about cell phones and the guy has one strapped to his side like a pistola and he is playing with the different ring tones to show the girl!! what a fuc**** prick!!

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    ha a pistola

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    1,800lbs on the leg press when doing sets of 3 every 30 minutes doesn't impress me.

    2,The guy who's not quite retarded but surely everyone thinks he is. I wear wrestling (Kurt Angle etc,...) t-shirts sometimes and he always starts talking to me about wrestling, but nothing that I really care about. I don't know what he's saying half the time and I don't want to be rude but fuck man, go away!

    3, The chick who works at the gym who gets paged 30 times a night for a phone call. YOUR'RE NOT IMPORTANT BIAAAATCH!!!

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    #2 - probably more common than we all think...i once made the mistake of wearing my college t-shirt at my home gym and "the guy" engaged me in a twenty minute conversation about how he almost went to the same school...but to play big time hockey, at which point he proceeded to tell me all about his glory days. Come to think of it, it's probably the same guy on tour across america.

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    hey, thats me your talkin' bout

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    mine is the little azn guyz that come to the gym with there cappa pants and wife beaters and life way to much weight with horrible form.... buy the way not that I have ne thing agaist azn guyz or gurls and there a bunch of huge ones at my gym but that just pisses me off sorry :P

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    - people staring like they have never seiing anyone sweat before
    - poeple staring like they have never seiing anyone workout before
    - poeple staring up and down at u, just to discourage u
    - poeple staring and poeple sociallizing

    just poeple who pretend they workout, who wonder why they cant see results, poeple who r proud to say they have a membership at some gym, but dont even know how to get there ...ect

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    I'd have to say the "Teens with small arms and cut off sleaves". They walk around like there the top shit. They dont know what the fuck there doing with the weights just making there own workout, and then they try to give you advise.

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    I would also have to say the women wearing there daisy dukes and there cut off shirts. The ones im seeing have a guy hanging out there shirt or there were some short ass shorts with celluite all over there legs.

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