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Old 07-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #1516
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Re: General Gym Observations

There's a guy at my gym who's training regime and general behaviour is just bizarre.

For the past two weeks, each and every weekday that I've been in (Mon, Tues,Thurs, Fri in both weeks), he's done exactly the same thing. He spends ~50 mins on the shoulder press machine. He'll do a set of say, eight, then get up, stand approx 5 meters from the mirror and just stare at himself, flexing etc. Goes back to the shoulder press, rinse and repeat. Every day for 50 minutes. Then he goes back to changing rooms and spends another ten minutes in front of the mirror there, doing more flexing and stuff whilst he has his pwo shake. I'd say in the ~1hr that he spends on the gym premises, it must be a 50/50 split between shoulder press and time in front of the mirror. I can't believe some people's vanity, use your mirror at home ffs!
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:05 PM   #1517
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There's a guy at my gym who's training regime and general behaviour is just bizarre.

For the past two weeks, each and every weekday that I've been in (Mon, Tues,Thurs, Fri in both weeks), he's done exactly the same thing. He spends ~50 mins on the shoulder press machine. He'll do a set of say, eight, then get up, stand approx 5 meters from the mirror and just stare at himself, flexing etc. Goes back to the shoulder press, rinse and repeat. Every day for 50 minutes. Then he goes back to changing rooms and spends another ten minutes in front of the mirror there, doing more flexing and stuff whilst he has his pwo shake. I'd say in the ~1hr that he spends on the gym premises, it must be a 50/50 split between shoulder press and time in front of the mirror. I can't believe some people's vanity, use your mirror at home ffs!
There's an insanely ripped guy at my gym (potential steroid user imo) who is covered in tattoos, wears the skimpiest wife beaters he can finds and puts on flex shows in the mirror.

Not only will he flex, but he'll flex then he will rotate his arm left and right in front of his body so he can see all the angles.

He also grunts INSANELY loud every time he does a pull up or any activity. I mean I don't mind grunting, but this guy borderline screams (in a guttural voice of course).

Then I saw him doing t-bar rows with a barbell instead of a t-bar, and he was pelvic thrusting into the bar on every rep and making these orgasmic grunts. It seriously looked like he was humping the barbell, and the noise just completed the effect. It was so hilarious I couldn't keep myself from laughing and from then on out every time he would walk by me in the gym and start flexing (which is like every minute he's not doing an activity) I'd burst out laughing. I had to start hiding my face cause I think he started to notice (and I don't want him to flatten me into a pancake LDO).
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:07 AM   #1518
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Several things since I started going to the gym.

1) Yes, I realize that you just worked and had a shower. That does not mean you have to sit on the ****ing bench and rub your junk on the bench. Why you do this I have no clue.

2) The best times to go are between 5-7AM and 7-11PM, hot soccer moms and no roid monkeys or guidos

3) The ripped guy in the torn tshirt scares me, more so when I go to do bicep curls after him and see the weight racked for 200lbs.
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:24 AM   #1519
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forgot to say, spotted some dude benching 275 the other day, he tells me "I'm gonna go for 3 reps, don't help unless I really need it". I ask him if he wants a lift-off, he shakes his head no.

It takes him all he's got to get the bar off the rack then he gets it about 2" off his chest on the 1st rep, I step in, no trouble at all getting the bar back up (frankly I was more worried b/c of karak's story where before I never would have even doubted my ability to help spot). He wasn't that weak though, took the 25's off and did 6 reps at 225, which is a lot more than I'm doing
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:25 AM   #1520
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*boggle* at the dude in the gym the other day who did 1/8th rom 315 squats with a belt on and then struts around like he's some badass. Really?
lol that is nothing. i would be EXTREMELY surprised to see such a display of strength at my gym. the **** i deal with are dudes who wear belts to do bicep curls with 15 pound bars with 5 pounds on each end.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:28 AM   #1521
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I was pushing as hard as I could. I was definitely helping a lot. I have no idea why he couldn't lift it. His awkward conversation after included excuses... something about his foot position? I dunno. I was too embarrassed to really listen.

I am by no means a muscle man, and I was able to spot a guy benching 275ish a couple weeks ago with no issues.
why were you embarrased? you could legitatemly have been pissed. i remember the first time i ever spotted someone i was afraid i would accidentally kill him but did so without problem on a bench press of 225 pounds and i was extremely weak.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:53 AM   #1522
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I used to work out with a friend that was a pretty good looking girl, it was interesting seeing things from the girls side b/c I started to feel the eyes on/around us all the time, which I'm positive made her uncomfortable.
i dunno, if it really makes girls uncomfortable why do they without exception wear such tight fitting, and often revealing, clothes?
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:11 AM   #1523
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how's this for terrible?- in my gym there are bicycles. there are 7 treadmills, but jogging on the treadmills is prohibited. (i asked why and the answer i got was "company politics" which was about as useless and vaccuous a thing as she could possibly have said)
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:52 AM   #1524
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why were you embarrased? you could legitatemly have been pissed. i remember the first time i ever spotted someone i was afraid i would accidentally kill him but did so without problem on a bench press of 225 pounds and i was extremely weak.
Just was embarrassing to be floundering around on a bench and yelling as weights come crashing down around me. Haha.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:54 AM   #1525
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It sounds embarassing, this guy is just retarded.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:01 PM   #1526
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More observations of girls and less of guys kthx.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:07 PM   #1527
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i dunno, if it really makes girls uncomfortable why do they without exception wear such tight fitting, and often revealing, clothes?
b/c that's what women's fitness apparel is

no girl in great shape is going to go to the gym in baggy ass sweats and a huge t-shirt, just not going to happen, thank god for that
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:22 PM   #1528
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how's this for terrible?- in my gym there are bicycles. there are 7 treadmills, but jogging on the treadmills is prohibited. (i asked why and the answer i got was "company politics" which was about as useless and vaccuous a thing as she could possibly have said)
jesus, not that i am dumb enough that i run indoors surrounded by sweaty people when, you know, there is outside and stuff, but that is still so retarded it makes me ache.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:47 PM   #1529
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how's this for terrible?- in my gym there are bicycles. there are 7 treadmills, but jogging on the treadmills is prohibited. (i asked why and the answer i got was "company politics" which was about as useless and vaccuous a thing as she could possibly have said)
What are the treadmills for may I ask?
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:34 PM   #1530
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people shouldnt use treadmills anyways

takes half the leg muscles out of the equation!
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