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    So im at the gym this morning, and this asshole is doing curls in the squat rack I need and occupying the bench press too. But is he using either? No, he's on his phone just sitting there
    Then it get me thinking about another thing that pisses me off. If you're going to do supersets, fucking do them right!
    I have a very STUBBORN belief when it comes to super sets.
    -should be done with opposing muscles ideally, or at LEAST unrelated muscle groups
    -they should NOT be related muscle groups (ie if benching, don't superset with triceps).
    -if you are finished your set and have more juice in the tank, do more reps, add more weight. Not training til failure? Then that must be because you have more exercises to do after and you are smart and saving failure for the last set and rep and NOT your superset
    -(let's stick with bench for example) oh you finished your set and arms aren't keeping up with your chest? Add an extra set of partials on the top third of the range. Chest not keeping up but arms are still good? Bottom third. Don't fucking super set and waste my damn time being stupid!
    -in bodybuilding, volume is King (with reasonable TuT). Why are you going to hurt total volume by wasting energy on shit reps like that? I don't even like wasting my rest time to recover with proper super sets, takes away energy from the exercise I am trying to focus on. That's taking away reps. Taking away volume. Stop trying to save 3 minutes and get in the way of everyone else. Oh you're trying to keep your heart rate up? Do some cardio later, in the cardio area where it belongs. Better yet, go join a CrossFit gym and get out of mine entirely
    Sorry for the rant. I feel better now

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    The super set thing bugs me, particularly when the stations are all over the fucking gym; AND doing over 2 exercises. So you’re tying up 3 or more f’n stations, seriously?

    OK, if the gym is like empty during off hours, ok, I have more tolerance then, but other than that, f-you.
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    Damn, now you got me started.

    The chicks (no disrespect meant to the wonderful woman here on our forum) that after every set have to undo what already is a perfectly arranged pony-tail. Go to the mirror, bend way over, butt in the air (generally not wearing baggy sweats and a loose t-shirt) and shake out that hair. Then do the BIG hair-flip back up, VERY meticulously arrange it back into the exact same ponytail, do another set and repeat.
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    Chicks that bring their boyfriends to the gym (and you can tell it’s that way and not the other way around, because these chicks are there all the time, and smoking hot, and these dudes look like shit and walk around all awkwardly then go do two sets of swinging back curls. Then they go hug on their girl for the rest of her workout when they realize all the dudes there are checking her out, but he can’t really do anything about it)
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    Gym princesses.
    Cant stand them.

    Set up a circuit that does noting but get in everyones way and the only reason they are at the gym is because people look at them.

    I don't.
    I dont want anything to do with a girl that conceited and there is no way they can be attractive. They change exercises every time a muscle starts to feel something and come stand in front of me watching my form in the mirror and do air squats then look to see if I am looking.

    They see a pissed off motherfkr looking back. There is no one as annoying.


    As soon as they have kids they wont be going to the gym and they accomplish nothing while they are there because in the end they have no drive and should have gone to the local club to try and pick someone up.

    If they got close enough to smell me they wouldnt be interested after that.

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    I hate when people leave their crap on 4 machines mean while they are standing around talking or on their phone. I just throw their shit on the ground and do my sets if they even look at me I just look at them with a blank stare (while just imagining ripping them apart)and they are too scared to even say anything. Fucking millennials!

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    Two main things that piss me off.

    First, anybody jibber jabbering, taking a selfie, or being in any other way a narcissistic d!ck and interfering with anyone else's workout.
    Second, doing anything in the squat rack other than squats or some overheard work. Bicep curls? GTFO. Deadlifts? You are even more of a d!ck than the curl bros - you ought to know better. GTFO! Can't find a spotter and doing heavy benches? Need the rack to stay alive? Ok, that's allowed.

    That said, if your gym has 10 racks and only 2 are being used, then knock yourself out and do what you want. Just remember that you are setting an example for others in the gym too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    So im at the gym this morning, and this asshole is doing curls in the squat rack I need and occupying the bench press too. But is he using either? No, he's on his phone just sitting there
    Then it get me thinking about another thing that pisses me off. If you're going to do supersets, fucking do them right!
    I have a very STUBBORN belief when it comes to super sets.
    -should be done with opposing muscles ideally, or at LEAST unrelated muscle groups
    -they should NOT be related muscle groups (ie if benching, don't superset with triceps).
    -if you are finished your set and have more juice in the tank, do more reps, add more weight. Not training til failure? Then that must be because you have more exercises to do after and you are smart and saving failure for the last set and rep and NOT your superset
    -(let's stick with bench for example) oh you finished your set and arms aren't keeping up with your chest? Add an extra set of partials on the top third of the range. Chest not keeping up but arms are still good? Bottom third. Don't fucking super set and waste my damn time being stupid!
    -in bodybuilding, volume is King (with reasonable TuT). Why are you going to hurt total volume by wasting energy on shit reps like that? I don't even like wasting my rest time to recover with proper super sets, takes away energy from the exercise I am trying to focus on. That's taking away reps. Taking away volume. Stop trying to save 3 minutes and get in the way of everyone else. Oh you're trying to keep your heart rate up? Do some cardio later, in the cardio area where it belongs. Better yet, go join a CrossFit gym and get out of mine entirely
    Sorry for the rant. I feel better now

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    Is that WOW I’m Waltham, MA by any chance? If so I’ve worked out there! Looks just like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonandDelilah View Post
    Is that WOW I’m Waltham, MA by any chance? If so I’ve worked out there! Looks just like it
    Yepyep
    My GF lives down here so I signed up bc I've been finding myself waking up here more often than home lately. It's better than my gym too which is a bonus

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    Yepyep
    My GF lives down here so I signed up bc I've been finding myself waking up here more often than home lately. It's better than my gym too which is a bonus

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    I fucking knew it, too funny. Crazy, right?!
    I was working in Boston last year and joined over there, I actually really liked that gym, shit is old, but solid. Definitely some jokers in there though that have shit etiquette but some good dudes too.

    I was like holy fuck “I know that place” hahaha

    Small world

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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonandDelilah View Post
    I fucking knew it, too funny. Crazy, right?!
    I was working in Boston last year and joined over there, I actually really liked that gym, shit is old, but solid. Definitely some jokers in there though that have shit etiquette but some good dudes too.

    I was like holy fuck “I know that place” hahaha

    Small world
    Agreed
    There's someone else from MA on this board too, can remember who. Idk if they're metro Boston local though

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    Agreed
    There's someone else from MA on this board too, can remember who. Idk if they're metro Boston local though

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    I’m actually from CO and back living here now, I was working in Lexington and Cambridge and my company put me up at the Current on the Charles which is like .5 mile from WOW, was there about 15 months. Cool city man, way different than CO.
    Still can’t believe I recognized that pic.
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    Thou shall not be allowed to lift and talk on the phone (or talk at all) at the same time.

    If I can’t hear MY music blasting into my ear drums, you are one loud A-hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AR's King Silabolin View Post
    Which tren ester are u running bro?

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    Lol, none. Although I do love me some tren base pwo

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    If you're in the gym, and using the machine improperly so you won't make any progress, you're wasting your time. And everyone else's that wants to use that equipment.
    Take the damn free training session, your going to eventually get burned out and stop going because your not making any progress anyways. It's for your own good (and mine)

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    Care about how you look naked, not how you look at the gym.
    That spotless brand new 200$ Nike gym outfit isn't helping you hit any PRs

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    Care about how you look naked, not how you look at the gym.
    That spotless brand new 200$ Nike gym outfit isn't helping you hit any PRs

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    I really don’t understand dudes that have coordinated, good looking gym wear - wtf.
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    Most gyms are just too busy to do superset workouts. I do them but at some off hours like 3am in the morning when the gyms dead.
    I once seen a guy sleeping on a leg extension machine, that stuff drives me nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    If you're in the gym, and using the machine improperly

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    Perhaps my favorite chick - look at my ass move.

    Stands on the lat - pull down seat (yep now her ass is in your face as you walk by). Then bends over and does a decline press movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proximal View Post
    Perhaps my favorite chick - look at my ass move.

    Stands on the lat - pull down seat (yep now her ass is in your face as you walk by). Then bends over and does a decline press movement.
    For some reason, it's difficult for attractive girls to piss me off. Weird hu?

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    No, I get it.

    It’s just the attention grabbing thing doesn’t work for me, actually takes away from their attractiveness (to me at least).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proximal View Post
    No, I get it.

    It’s just the attention grabbing thing doesn’t work for me, actually takes away from their attractiveness (to me at least).
    I understand. I'm sure as soon as she was on the equipment I needed it would bug me. Nor is it the time for that shit. I do appreciate the eye candy in the mean time

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    I understand. I'm sure as soon as she was on the equipment I needed it would bug me. Nor is it the time for that shit. I do appreciate the eye candy in the mean time

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    I live in Los Angeles, the eye candy is so prevalent, I’m f’n diabetic from all of it.

    Got to say - on your initial pic, at least the dude was curling 135. He could had 5’s on the bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashop View Post
    Most gyms are just too busy to do superset workouts. I do them but at some off hours like 3am in the morning when the gyms dead.
    I once seen a guy sleeping on a leg extension machine, that stuff drives me nuts.
    Sleeping on the leg ex?... Wow.. Thats almost more hilarous than the South african dude who was caugth on camera jerking off staring at a chicks ass and got himself a lifeban from all the gyms in the area lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proximal View Post
    I live in Los Angeles, the eye candy is so prevalent, I’m f’n diabetic from all of it.

    Got to say - on your initial pic, at least the dude was curling 135. He could had 5’s on the bar.
    That would have blunted the anger, however, he was swinging it like crazy. 0 form

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashop View Post
    Most gyms are just too busy to do superset workouts. I do them but at some off hours like 3am in the morning when the gyms dead.
    I once seen a guy sleeping on a leg extension machine, that stuff drives me nuts.

    If it was at 3 in the morning I'd have a hard time blaming him.....
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    One additional rant.
    You have these females that come in and have a pseudo trainer. It looks like none of them have lifted in their life.
    They come and take like 5 pair of DB’s and put them in a pile on the floor. I have yet to see them use all of the db’s.

    My patience has gotten short especially when you are on a limited amount of time. If I see someone using their phone, I ask if I can work in with them.
    Most of the time they get the message.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    That would have blunted the anger, however, he was swinging it like crazy. 0 form

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    I hear ya. Great thread, TY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    One additional rant.
    You have these females that come in and have a pseudo trainer. It looks like none of them have lifted in their life.
    They come and take like 5 pair of DB’s and put them in a pile on the floor. I have yet to see them use all of the db’s.

    My patience has gotten short especially when you are on a limited amount of time. If I see someone using their phone, I ask if I can work in with them.
    Most of the time they get the message.



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    Do you have “a look”? One that kind of says what you are thinking and helps motivate others to correct their errors?

    Please, the multiple dumbbell thing - argh.

    Gym was quiet a bit ago, like a church. Didn’t bump into a soul, never had to wait for equipment; absolute heaven!
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    Here's a fun gym crime: a male (old, skinny fat guy) came up to me and took my dumbbells. Just took them from me. Didn't even ask.
    I said, hey! I'm using those!
    I was doing drop sets and had maybe 3 sets of light dumbbells. He grabbed the 12# set.
    So I said, hey! I'm using those! He said, "you cant use all those at once" and started to walk away. I said, "yes, I can! Besides, there are some more 12# dumbbells over there" <points to rack 15 feet away>
    He says, "I need these." And continues walking away.
    I grabbed the other 12# dumbbells, caught up with him, threw them down at his feet and grabbed my dumbbells out of his hands. I said something menacing like, "don't take my weights!"

    That was January 2018. I still see him once or twice a week. He's still old and skinny fat. I glare at him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Here's a fun gym crime: a male (old, skinny fat guy) came up to me and took my dumbbells. Just took them from me. Didn't even ask.
    I said, hey! I'm using those!
    I was doing drop sets and had maybe 3 sets of light dumbbells. He grabbed the 12# set.
    So I said, hey! I'm using those! He said, "you cant use all those at once" and started to walk away. I said, "yes, I can! Besides, there are some more 12# dumbbells over there" <points to rack 15 feet away>
    He says, "I need these." And continues walking away.
    I grabbed the other 12# dumbbells, caught up with him, threw them down at his feet and grabbed my dumbbells out of his hands. I said something menacing like, "don't take my weights!"

    That was January 2018. I still see him once or twice a week. He's still old and skinny fat. I glare at him.
    When I do supersets, I always invite someone in to alternate, but NEVER 2 people because then the supersets are no longer supersets.
    I had invited one person in and another person tried to get on the other machine and I told him that I was using it . He told me I can’t use 2 machines as he picked up his cup of coffee. I told him they are called supersets.
    I was on a high tren cycle so I decided it was best to just shut my mouth and let him be on his way. LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Here's a fun gym crime: a male (old, skinny fat guy) came up to me and took my dumbbells. Just took them from me. Didn't even ask.
    I said, hey! I'm using those!
    I was doing drop sets and had maybe 3 sets of light dumbbells. He grabbed the 12# set.
    So I said, hey! I'm using those! He said, "you cant use all those at once" and started to walk away. I said, "yes, I can! Besides, there are some more 12# dumbbells over there" <points to rack 15 feet away>
    He says, "I need these." And continues walking away.
    I grabbed the other 12# dumbbells, caught up with him, threw them down at his feet and grabbed my dumbbells out of his hands. I said something menacing like, "don't take my weights!"

    That was January 2018. I still see him once or twice a week. He's still old and skinny fat. I glare at him.
    You have to watch us skinny-fat old guys.

    We have kind of a secret club that we hang out at, drink and eat pizza, ice cream & chips.

    I’ll have to ask our west coast regional director if there is any dumbbell stealing butt-heads bragging to their fellow members. I’d be breaking a code of silence but will try to get personal info on the d-bag & give it to you. In the meantime, keep glaring.

    I have a look that works well with intruders of my space, I can teach you.

    Sorry feeling elated, wrong thread I know. Was just hanging with someone who has been monitoring my “physique changes” & gave me utmost assurance that my cycle is working very well. Big changes in 2 weeks time. Huge sigh of relief.
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    Is killing it a crime?
    Keep killing it, Prox!

    Stay tuned: I'll post a pic of this guy. You don't know old, skinny fat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Is killing it a crime?
    Keep killing it, Prox!

    Stay tuned: I'll post a pic of this guy. You don't know old, skinny fat!
    Thank you PB, will keep killing it.

    Oh I DO know old, skinny fat regrettably. I’ve been there, just relieved that I’m slowly evolving into something that looks better!

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    As the owner of an 800 member gym.. having hand picked tons of equipment , specialty bars, racks, machines, weights plates, etc.. you name it. having put 1000s of hours into this endeavor and design. nothing pisses me off more then to see people mis-match plates on a plate rack. so much so that if someone wants to get to a 10 pound plate they have to remove two 45s and a 25 to get to a couple 10s .. I mean who in their right mind does this shit !!!
    I had upon design everything organized to a T . theres a rack and a place for every single plate individually. theres an obvious set place where everything goes back to upon finishing using it. how does this even happen. I often times think its Satan himself just doing it to torment me

    never do this people, never never never.. always put your plates back where they belong (unless you want your gym to close down cause your OCD gym owner died of a heart attack after seeing this bullshit for the millionth time)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GearHeaded View Post
    As the owner of an 800 member gym.. having hand picked tons of equipment , specialty bars, racks, machines, weights plates, etc.. you name it. having put 1000s of hours into this endeavor and design. nothing pisses me off more then to see people mis-match plates on a plate rack. so much so that if someone wants to get to a 10 pound plate they have to remove two 45s and a 25 to get to a couple 10s .. I mean who in their right mind does this shit !!!
    I had upon design everything organized to a T . theres a rack and a place for every single plate individually. theres an obvious set place where everything goes back to upon finishing using it. how does this even happen. I often times think its Satan himself just doing it to torment me

    never do this people, never never never.. always put your plates back where they belong (unless you want your gym to close down cause your OCD gym owner died of a heart attack after seeing this bullshit for the millionth time)
    I yell out loud at anytime fitness when I see that.
    I usually say something about fa**ot bitches that dont need to be at the gym.

    As stated before though this is another gym princess trait too.

    Everyone is too nice to say anything to princess tits and she has recieved special treatment her entire life so she has no idea she is a useless bag of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    So im at the gym this morning, and this asshole is doing curls in the squat rack I need and occupying the bench press too. But is he using either? No, he's on his phone just sitting there
    Then it get me thinking about another thing that pisses me off. If you're going to do supersets, fucking do them right!
    I have a very STUBBORN belief when it comes to super sets.
    -should be done with opposing muscles ideally, or at LEAST unrelated muscle groups
    -they should NOT be related muscle groups (ie if benching, don't superset with triceps).
    -if you are finished your set and have more juice in the tank, do more reps, add more weight. Not training til failure? Then that must be because you have more exercises to do after and you are smart and saving failure for the last set and rep and NOT your superset
    -(let's stick with bench for example) oh you finished your set and arms aren't keeping up with your chest? Add an extra set of partials on the top third of the range. Chest not keeping up but arms are still good? Bottom third. Don't fucking super set and waste my damn time being stupid!
    -in bodybuilding, volume is King (with reasonable TuT). Why are you going to hurt total volume by wasting energy on shit reps like that? I don't even like wasting my rest time to recover with proper super sets, takes away energy from the exercise I am trying to focus on. That's taking away reps. Taking away volume. Stop trying to save 3 minutes and get in the way of everyone else. Oh you're trying to keep your heart rate up? Do some cardio later, in the cardio area where it belongs. Better yet, go join a CrossFit gym and get out of mine entirely
    Sorry for the rant. I feel better now

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Is killing it a crime?
    Keep killing it, Prox!

    Stay tuned: I'll post a pic of this guy. You don't know old, skinny fat!
    Do like I did, just stand straight up, turn the volume all the way up so you can hear the click across the room, point the camera straight at him, and snap the picture.
    If he asks what your doing, tell him your posting to a "world's biggest douchebag" thread online. That part didn't happen for me, but I wish it did. I had my response all planned out and everything....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GearHeaded View Post
    As the owner of an 800 member gym.. having hand picked tons of equipment , specialty bars, racks, machines, weights plates, etc.. you name it. having put 1000s of hours into this endeavor and design. nothing pisses me off more then to see people mis-match plates on a plate rack. so much so that if someone wants to get to a 10 pound plate they have to remove two 45s and a 25 to get to a couple 10s .. I mean who in their right mind does this shit !!!
    I had upon design everything organized to a T . theres a rack and a place for every single plate individually. theres an obvious set place where everything goes back to upon finishing using it. how does this even happen. I often times think its Satan himself just doing it to torment me

    never do this people, never never never.. always put your plates back where they belong (unless you want your gym to close down cause your OCD gym owner died of a heart attack after seeing this bullshit for the millionth time)
    That's ALL my gym is. Some racks have 0 plates, some have all of them (and none of them are ordered). Non of the employees have every organized them. No one reracks weights. And good luck finding clips!
    A couple regulars and I used to sort and organize racks when we were done w it for about a month, then figured if the employees and manager don't care, why should we.
    I don't blame the customers. Buy a friggin ptouch labeler for less than 100$ and label which weights go where! A lot of people are new to the gym and need this guidance. And please stop putting 45s on the bottom slot! I'm not about to throw my back out because I just hammered it for the last hour on back day, then going to bend over to an awkward angle to put it back.
    I wish your gym was local. I waste so much time finding and digging for plates I need....

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