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Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 05:58 PM

I love going to the gym. Physical fitness is the best investment a person could make for themselves. I do it to prevent injury and to make my job easier to do. Not to mention that the ladies like a physically fit guy.

Now I don't think I could beat HotProfDude at arm wrestling but I am sure he has also encountered some of these gym irritations:

1) Those that get on a piece of equipment and immediately pull out their cell phone. What is the deal with that? unless you are doing biocep curls with one of those 5lb 1980's cell phones, you are waisting your time.

2) The people who load up the weight and only move it a few inches and count those as "reps". this goes hand in hand with those that slam the weight down after every rep. If this is the case, it is too much weight for you to handle with proper form. don't feel bad about lowering it a bit. everybody has to start somewhere and haveing proper form is a basic practice everybody needs to have.

3) People who work out while not wearing a shirt and they don't even have a towel in a public gym. that is just nasty! first off, have some consideration for hygene and wipe down equipment after every use. I don't particularly like getting to a bench or machine covered in sweat. secondly, put on a frickin' shirt! No shirt, no shoes, no service! did that rule just vanish?

4) The guys who just stare at you. I can shrug off a random look or two, but if you have locked your eyes on me and keep at it, that is a quick way to a punch to the face! This irritates me the most in the gym. I have never gone off and hit someone for this but I have been very very close to doing it. Pay attention to your own stinkin' workout and stop distracting me from mine.

If you have a particulare gym pet peeve, feel free to post it. I'm sure I have forgotten to list a few. These are also some reasons that I am building my own gym set at home.

 


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Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM

If only I could just remember...

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Posted on Nov 11, 2011 at 10:26 AM

I completely agree with you about the splats of sweat and greasy body smears left by guys without towels and/or full shirts.  At my gym everyone is obliged to wear a shirt but many do not have towels YUK!!


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Posted on Nov 11, 2011 at 08:14 AM

Ha! Nice blog NG. I've no doubt encountered pet peeves 1-4. I'll add some more. 1. The scantily clad female attention-mongers who reveal a lot of butt and boob yet seem to resent being stared at. 2. The big stocky tattoed attention-mongering dude who deadlifts 400 lbs. and SLAMS the weights down on the floor after every rep. 3. The screamers and groaners. Every time I hear one, I feel like yelling out, "Oh My God! Is there a doctor in the house! Someone's fixing to have a baby!" 4. The superskinny attention-mongering dude who wears wifebeaters and tries to bicep curl 50 + lb. dumbbells. 5. The moron who insists on standing, like, 6 inches away from the dumbbell rack, thereby preventing others' access. 6. The guy who loads up the squat rack with a bunch of weight yet barely squats 1/4 of the way to parallel (akin to NG's #2 peeve). 7. The pseudo-gangsta wannabe who walks around with a toughguy perma-scowl. This moron can usually be seen wearing a hoodie (even in the summer). CAUSE HE BE HARD CORE! 8. The conceited personal trainer with an average physique, who secretly feels ashamed that certain members' physiques (like mine) are much more impressive than his. 9. People who work out in groups of 4 and insist on talking to each other in between sets, thereby making another person wait, for,like, for 30 minutes to use that piece of equipment. 10. The guy who flirts with every girl, even if she's fat or ugly. 11. Guys who stare at me in the locker room. 12. Guys lying naked in the sauna (no towel underneath). 13. Groups who occupy the hot tub for like 2 hours.

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