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About 6 months ago I decided it was time to get back in shape...I had let myself go BiG TIME and was ripe for a heart attack.

After finding a gym I liked I joined and slowly started going. I have stuck with it and as of last night I am about a taco shy of 75lbs lighter...this makes me happy!

What does not make me happy is some of the asshats I encounter on a regular basis, the top 3 of which are:

1) The person who sits on a piece of equipment for way to long because they are busy either texting, snapping selfies or chatting.

2) Anyone who yaps on their phone, especially in the cardio area! Here's a fun fact, if you can have a normal conversation while on a treadmill then you are not doing jack shit sweetie.

3) Slobs who dont wipe down equipment and/or leave their sweaty used towels everywhere.

Honorable mention goes to the guy in the locker room last week who was bare assed naked with one foot on the sink and trimming his junk...not sure if I was repulsed or impressed?
 
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Honorable mention goes to the guy in the locker room last week who was bare assed naked with one foot on the sink and trimming his junk


A classy dude. You should have popped his ass with a wet towel just as he started to snip.




 
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4) Dudes who blow dry their junk in locker room and don't keep the hairdryer's muzzle pointed in a safe direction

5) Dudes who groan like they're giving birth doing reps



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DISCLAIMER: These are the author's own personal views and do not represent the views of the author's employer.
 
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6)The asshole that thinks it's ok to tie up two or more pieces of equipment.

Are you using this?

Yes

What about that one?

Yes.

You need to pick one


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6)The asshole that thinks it's ok to tie up two or more pieces of equipment.
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You need to pick one

Depends. When I do legs I alternate between two machines at a time for six of my exercises. But I do my sets, two each, and get off the machines. If somebody wants to work in, I'm more than happy to let them.

There is also an advantage to alternating between protagonist and antagonist muscle groups.

What grinds me is people who occupy two machines or (sets of) weights for extended periods.




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Phones in the gym are the worst!
I refuse to bring mine in even though I have a workout routine app I could use.
I causes too much time to be wasted.
Also the guy that HAS to work in with you even though there are a ton of other machines, devices or weights that are available.
 
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6)The asshole that thinks it's ok to tie up two or more pieces of equipment.

Are you using this?

Yes

What about that one?

Yes.

You need to pick one


Or the guy who gets on one machine and makes it his life's mission to do every conceivable exerciser known to man on that machine
 
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Cannot you ask if you may work in with him?

Also, learning to ignore these distractions will help you to focus and have a better workout.




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The guy who uses 500 lbs of plate weights on a machine and leaves them there for others to struggle with.

The guy who takes a huge dump in the toilet, stinks up the whole room and doesn't flush.


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At my age, my health problems, and my unsteady balance, I want to use a treadmill for walking exercise. Safer for me than trying to walk in my neighborhood.

Reading the preceding posts, y'all are convincing me that I do NOT want to join a gym!



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At my age, my health problems, and my unsteady balance, I want to use a treadmill for walking exercise. Safer for me than trying to walk in my neighborhood.

Reading the preceding posts, y'all are convincing me that I do NOT want to join a gym!


Just join the right gym!

I would, after joining a few that were not as expected, ask for a week long pass and go in to try it out at various hours to make sure it is a good fit.

Original rant aside, I really like the gym I ended up at and have made really good progress. I usually just put my earbuds in and keep to myself.
 
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At my age, my health problems, and my unsteady balance, I want to use a treadmill for walking exercise. Safer for me than trying to walk in my neighborhood.

Reading the preceding posts, y'all are convincing me that I do NOT want to join a gym!


If all you need to do is walk the treadmill, I would just buy one for home use. You won’t have to worry about possibly waiting to use one and also if the thing has the flu virus all over it. Win win.


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2 old farts (man and woman) have conversation about politics standing next to me while I’m on a machine. I go to the “Y” to get away from hearing that shit all day on TV, but yet you bring it with you.

Old fart dude calling on cell phone (speaker on) to his wife’s psych doc about her dementia, but in order to get into the system he has to state her name, age/DOB, and SSAN for the insurance requirement. Way to go dude, you just compromised your wife’s personal identity!


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2 old farts (man and woman) have conversation about politics standing next to me while I’m on a machine. I go to the “Y” to get away from hearing that shit all day on TV, but yet you bring it with you.

Old fart dude calling on cell phone (speaker on) to his wife’s psych doc about her dementia, but in order to get into the system he has to state her name, age/DOB, and SSAN for the insurance requirement. Way to go dude, you just compromised your wife’s personal identity

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I would select another time to workout. Be flexible with your schedule.
 
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Originally posted by Kevmo:
About 6 months ago I decided it was time to get back in shape...I had let myself go BiG TIME and was ripe for a heart attack.

After finding a gym I liked I joined and slowly started going. I have stuck with it and as of last night I am about a taco shy of 75lbs lighter...this makes me happy!

What does not make me happy is some of the asshats I encounter on a regular basis, the top 3 of which are:

1) The person who sits on a piece of equipment for way to long because they are busy either texting, snapping selfies or chatting.

2) Anyone who yaps on their phone, especially in the cardio area! Here's a fun fact, if you can have a normal conversation while on a treadmill then you are not doing jack shit sweetie.

3) Slobs who dont wipe down equipment and/or leave their sweaty used towels everywhere.

Honorable mention goes to the guy in the locker room last week who was bare assed naked with one foot on the sink and trimming his junk...not sure if I was repulsed or impressed?


FYI Aerobic Exercise is at a level where you CAN conduct a normal conversation and per Sports Medicine and the the American Cardiology association is the CORRECT method of exercise to do on a continuing basis. Anaerobic Exercise is at a level where you cannot conduct a normal conversation because you are working in a state of Oxygen Debt, in other words you are "out of breath". Anaerobic Exercise is NOT a healthy level of exercise on a continuing basis because it will cause Heart Damage. That old bit about No Pain No Gain is now considered stupid, because if you are exercising while in Pain you are doing DAMAGE to yourself. Do that long enough and you are going to need surgery at some point.

BTW, I'm not at all supporting those who conduct a phone call during exercise because they tend to do it at a rather high volume. I'm just pointing out that you should do some research on how hard you should be exercising. I'll also point out that my use of an accurate heart rate monitor led me to getting heart surgery BEFORE having a Heart Attack. I advise you get yourself an electronically based chest strap monitor and using it every time you exercise. BTW led monitors are JUNK, they are not accurate.

I also agree that exercise machines are NOT chairs. If you have a butt planted on a machine you should be Exercising, not staring into space or texting your foolish and ugly girlfriend how "awesome" you are.

Also agree about cleaning up after yourself. I don't care if you don't work up a sweat, you are a germ laden lump of flesh and you really need to clean up what you left behind.


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Anaerobic Exercise is NOT a healthy level of exercise on a continuing basis because it will cause Heart Damage. That old bit about No Pain No Gain is now considered stupid, because if you are exercising while in Pain you are doing DAMAGE to yourself.


Imagine that. I've been ahead of my time for nearly 70 years!

I've always thought "No pain, no gain" was complete horse shit. Also "Pain is weakness leaving your body." No, Scooter, Pain is your body telling you you're abusing it, Dumbass.

No Pain, No Problem. That's MY mantra.




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Anaerobic Exercise is NOT a healthy level of exercise on a continuing basis because it will cause Heart Damage. That old bit about No Pain No Gain is now considered stupid, because if you are exercising while in Pain you are doing DAMAGE to yourself.


Imagine that. I've been ahead of my time for nearly 70 years!

I've always thought "No pain, no gain" was complete horse shit. Also "Pain is weakness leaving your body." No, Scooter, Pain is your body telling you you're abusing it, Dumbass.

No Pain, No Problem. That's MY mantra.


Since I have started injury repair training my mantra has been very much like yours, "No pain, Good!"

Be good to yourselves.




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Don’t forget walking into the locker room after some twat sets off a can of body spray like it’s a fucking bug spray fogger. Mad
 
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Don’t forget walking into the locker room after some twat sets off a can of body spray like it’s a fucking bug spray fogger. Mad


Holy Flashback, Batman!

When my oldest grandson was a teen, he lived with us for a while and you damn near needed a gas mask to go into the bathroom after he got out of a shower.




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Anaerobic Exercise

Without air? Confused
 
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