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Old 12-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #22726
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Grow some testicles and tell him to fucxk off. one piece of equipment at a time is completely standard gym ettiquette. When he's doing **** he could do anywhere? Even worse.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #22727
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:02 PM   #22728
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use his pile of clothes as a stretching aid.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:06 PM   #22729
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It is a growing trend to use more than one piece of equipment at a time from what I have seen. The most annoying thing, apart from wanting to use one of the pieces of equipment they are using, is they tend not to use towels on the other machines they are using and hygienically that's just not on.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #22730
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Grow some testicles and tell him to fucxk off. one piece of equipment at a time is completely standard gym ettiquette. When he's doing **** he could do anywhere? Even worse.
yeah, I agree . that is what I plan on doing if it interferes with my routine again. the other two times I didn't need use of the area. probably should have still walked over and given him **** though . ..
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:05 PM   #22731
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I hate when one guy is curling with every dumb bell from like 25 - 50
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:52 AM   #22732
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Thoughts and feelings on taking off your shoes for DL or Squat in a gym with shoes on policy?
I think this rule probably stems from the illusion of safety. As if dropping an 80 pound dumbbell on your shoed foot would protect all the bones in your foot from breaking or something.

I workout barefoot at my gym, have for 6 months. Got told to put my shoes on once, so I did. Usually nobody gives a ****. I think it's fine and no less hygienic than wearing dirty shoes... A lot less dangerous than other things that are allowed at the gym IMO.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:02 AM   #22733
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Grow some testicles and tell him to fucxk off. one piece of equipment at a time is completely standard gym ettiquette. When he's doing **** he could do anywhere? Even worse.
Great idea. In reality, this doesn't really help.

"f*ck off dude"
- "No"

And then what? It's not like you should start a fight over this. Some people are just retards.

I really find it difficult to come up with something that could work. Even if you politely explain the situation to him, he'd just be like "I'm using it bro. Wait till im done."

It's probably better to just say something that'll make him think about it at night.

"Learn some manners bro" and then just leave could maybe help long term. Maybe shake his hand while saying it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #22734
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It's probably better to just say something that'll make him think about it at night.

"Learn some manners bro" and then just leave could maybe help long term. Maybe shake his hand while saying it.
Don't use the command form in that spot.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:56 AM   #22735
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Great idea. In reality, this doesn't really help.
what?

"hey man, mind if work in on the squat rack" -
"sorry. Im using it now."
"Ok that's straight. I can use the bench first" "
*stares at it* Using that too"

"lol **** off"
and then you go to the squat rack and use it ignoring the wanker
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:06 AM   #22736
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I concur
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:25 AM   #22737
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what?

"hey man, mind if work in on the squat rack" -
"sorry. Im using it now."
"Ok that's straight. I can use the bench first" "
*stares at it* Using that too"

"lol **** off"
and then you go to the squat rack and use it ignoring the wanker
"...anyways he just walked away and ended up doing deadlifts for a bit"

I really don't see this happening. He sounds like he's arrogant enough to start causing trouble about it.

Only 1 way to find out I guess.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:16 PM   #22738
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Im in such spots multiple times a year as I will never take **** from such unreasonable morons just out of principle.
never got into an actual fight even when I had a confrontation with a psycho russian guy(including psycho stare-down)
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #22739
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There's this really annoying (presumably unemployed) guy in the gym who literally spends every minute he's in the gym trying to engage in conversation with people (critique their form is one of his specialities)

Well today I see the same guy in the gym again today showing these two dudes how to dead lift while standing upon a bench... It gets worse.

After a couple minutes of him trying to not fall off the bench while picking this bar up with some questionable posture, he then walks a few yards over to where the squat rack is and beings to use the frame of the squat rack to do 3 sets of pull-ups. (While he was doing this there was at least two pull up bars that where free which wasn't far from where he was doing his standing bench dead lifts)
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:34 PM   #22740
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Wow, htf do you guys run so bad as to always be around *******s?

I was pissed last night cause I was 10 deep on the squat racks waiting list. There just was a steady stream of groups coming in to squat.

some dude did 475 (going about 3/4 depth) wearing jeans.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:34 PM   #22741
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There's this really annoying (presumably unemployed) guy in the gym who literally spends every minute he's in the gym trying to engage in conversation with people (critique their form is one of his specialities)

Well today I see the same guy in the gym again today showing these two dudes how to dead lift while standing upon a bench... It gets worse.

After a couple minutes of him trying to not fall off the bench while picking this bar up with some questionable posture, he then walks a few yards over to where the squat rack is and beings to use the frame of the squat rack to do 3 sets of pull-ups. (While he was doing this there was at least two pull up bars that where free which wasn't far from where he was doing his standing bench dead lifts)
I'm wondering why you presume he's unemployed.

General appearance? Hygiene? A stench?

Just a gut feeling?
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #22742
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I'm wondering why you presume he's unemployed.

General appearance? Hygiene? A stench?
That's jobist.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #22743
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I'm wondering why you presume he's unemployed.

General appearance? Hygiene? A stench?

Just a gut feeling?
My session usually last somewhere between 60-90 minutes depending on what I'm training. He's literally in the gym about 90% of the time when I go, he's usually already there when I arrive and is still there when I leave.

Anyone spending this amount of time during the day in the gym without actually lifting a weight either has no life or no job, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming he's not got a job.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:51 PM   #22744
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I hate when one guy is curling with every dumb bell from like 25 - 50
the worst.


i usually just grab the pair i need and walk away. if they say anything i pretend i didn't hear them (earbuds). sorry brah, but you're not the only one tryna' get swole in this piece.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #22745
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the worst.


i usually just grab the pair i need and walk away. if they say anything i pretend i didn't hear them (earbuds). sorry brah, but you're not the only one tryna' get swole in this piece.
Man. I hope you give the guy a tip at least while you're at it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #22746
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the worst.


i usually just grab the pair i need and walk away. if they say anything i pretend i didn't hear them (earbuds). sorry brah, but you're not the only one tryna' get swole in this piece.
At least you walk away. I hate it when the guy curling in the mirror while checking out the gunz stands right in front of the rack and positions himself in such a way as to block as many other dumbells as possible.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #22747
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Make them tell you to put them on. Tell them ok. Finish workout. Put shoes back on.

That's what I do. They stopped asking.
I've only been asked 1 time to put them on. The weird part is it was 3am with a completely empty gym, front desk graveyard is going around racking weights and full on infiltrates my workout space to organize rack. Just standing there wondering wtf is this really necessary right now. He walks around to the other side and says something, I pop my earbuds out and he says "you have to put your shoes on". I say okay. I was already done with DL. Put them back on. I win.

I go off to the bench area and start warming up. Guy is unreal on my rack again organizing, the gym is wide open! there's unlimited options for this guy to do anything else, but nope gotta do it. One of the weirdest most awkward experiences in a gym I've ever encountered.

He comes up to me at the end says something, I pop my earbuds out
"what'd ya say?"
"did you leave this over in the squat rack?"
"No, that's not mine, nope"

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I think this rule probably stems from the illusion of safety. As if dropping an 80 pound dumbbell on your shoed foot would protect all the bones in your foot from breaking or something.

I workout barefoot at my gym, have for 6 months. Got told to put my shoes on once, so I did. Usually nobody gives a ****. I think it's fine and no less hygienic than wearing dirty shoes... A lot less dangerous than other things that are allowed at the gym IMO.
I thought about that... that they think a shoe might provide some level of protection to an accident. Maybe it's a people get grossed out by it thing. Your gonna stank the place up... but that's nothing compared to the BO people put off. Sanitary bacterial thing being in socks, idk I don't see how. Don't get it.

For now I will just enjoy the anxiety rush I get hoping nobody says anything.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #22748
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My school gym didn't allow hats. When asked for a reason, the staff said you risk hitting your head due to the hat blocking your view.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:53 PM   #22749
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Just picked up a nasty pinky flipflop related injury. I was checking out my pump in the mirror whilst walking to get more weight and BOOM I kick the bench.

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Still managed to keep eye contact with the mirror for form check of one legged hopping and swearing. Fairly sure its broken pic does it no justice.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:58 PM   #22750
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Flip flops are only the 4th best lifting shoe
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