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      12-24-2008 02:35 PM #51
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      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] That's pretty impressive only one of the girls I have worked out with before could even do a pullup.

      my gf can do a lot more than i can, but she gets too intimidated at the gym to do any.

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      12-26-2008 10:55 PM #52
      What really grinds my gears is when someone places their gym bag, workout notebook or what have you on a bench they are not using. So, it looks like the bench is taken. Its like they are using the bench as their own personal table. There is a guy I see do this at my gym and it annoys me beyond belief.
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      12-27-2008 07:36 AM #53
      Quote, originally posted by GLIguy »
      What really grinds my gears is when someone places their gym bag, workout notebook or what have you on a bench they are not using. So, it looks like the bench is taken. Its like they are using the bench as their own personal table. There is a guy I see do this at my gym and it annoys me beyond belief.

      Damn bench thing gets me every time. I can never tell if someone is using it or not so I've started just taking whatever bench appears as though it might be free and moving if asked.

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      12-27-2008 07:47 AM #54
      Quote, originally posted by Markasaurus! »
      Damn bench thing gets me every time. I can never tell if someone is using it or not so I've started just taking whatever bench appears as though it might be free and moving if asked.

      yes i know what u mean! yesterday i saw 2 people leave heavy ass DBs on the benches and leave, so you think someone is using it who isn't coming back. i also don't like when people leave their crap on a bench to "save" it and leave the area. yesterday this dbag left his hoodie hanging off the incline bench for a 1/2 hour and kept coming back to use it every 10 min or so. **** that ****.
      u ever notice that when u ask to work in w/someone they end up leaving after one more set? maybe its just my timing, but anytime i ask they say yes but then they don't stick around. thats not really a complaint, more of a pleasant observation.

    5. 12-27-2008 05:34 PM #55
      uummm wearing sunglasses i realy wanted to ask the kid if he had eye problems....haven't seen him in the year i have been going.

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      12-27-2008 06:18 PM #56
      - curling on the squat rack
      - standing really close to the DBs doing excercises so no one can get racked DBs without getting hit in the face
      - not re-racking weights
      - getting 3 sets of DBs at the same time
      - dudes who roll 3 or more deep to hang out at the gym
      - blood on the floor of the bathroom from shooting up
      - dudes who drink water from the fountain then spit it out
      - dudes who dont wipe down the bench after sweating all over it/not using a towel

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      12-27-2008 06:36 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by Steveo989 »
      When everyone stares at you doing Olympic lifts, didn't realize it until a friend mentioned it to me. Since he didn't want to do the lifts since he said everyone would be looking at him.

      Anything over 315 pulls an audience at my gym.
      It's all about squats and deads.

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      12-28-2008 12:46 PM #58
      got a new one over the weekend, some d bag leaves his gym bag under the water fountain
      (its my local gym so its kind of small but close by and has all the right stuff) so what do you think happens every time you go for a drink.. i kept kicking it with my foot and of course some water falls on it. needless to say by the time he got back to his bag is was kind of wet.
      i love seeing the 3 or more group of guys just circle jerk around the weight rack or a machine.



      Modified by cstjetta at 5:48 PM 12-28-2008

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      12-28-2008 12:49 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by cstjetta »
      got a new one over the weekend, some d bag leaves his gym bag under the water fountain
      (its my local gym so its kind of small but close by and has all the right stuff) so what do you think happens every time you go for a drink.. i kept kicking it with my foot and of course some water falls on it. needless to say by the time he got back to his bag is was kind of wet.
      i love seeing the 3 or more group of guys just circle jerk around the weight rack or a machine.


      Modified by cstjetta at 5:48 PM 12-28-2008

      does your gym have a locker room? you should've filled the bag w/water, imo.
      yes the circle jerk groups gathered in the gym boggles my mind. yesterday there were young teenage boys congregating around the bench. i didn't see anyone use it though, just talk about it.

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      12-29-2008 01:31 AM #60
      yeah we do, but next to the water fountain they also have storage for bags and so forth, yet the guy didnt use one
      the gym is nothing to fancy or big. still a great gym to workout in.
      january 1st is coming up, time for a whole new set of people to hate.

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      12-29-2008 09:40 AM #61
      1. People with awful form
      2. Women that hog machines by reading magazines while doing ump-teen reps of an exercise because they have the weight way too light.
      3. People who look asleep while on the machines (one lady seriously had her eyes closed and looked like a zombie while she was doing her 10lb chest presses)
      4. Trainers that act better than me simply because I don't want to pay them for their sh*tty advice.
      5. Overall gym ignorance.
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      12-29-2008 09:59 AM #62
      Quote, originally posted by eve16v »
      the people that don't wipe their nasty sweat off of the equipment they just used...

      [IMG]http://******************/vomit-smiley-28.gif[/IMG]

      +1
      also hate when people want to talk sports with me as i work out...slows down my 1min breaks in between sets

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      12-29-2008 10:10 AM #63
      so we have a suggestion/comments/complaints book at the gym and over the past 2 weeks i have written a couple things in there, as well as others in the gym have written things. there is a spot underneath each line for the club manager to write something down as a response. this book sits for weeks without the manager writing a damn thing in it.
      well yesterday i went in and looked at the book hoping to see some responses filled out and in big bold letters across everyone elses written suggestions/complaints some bitch writes, "You people complain too much, get a ****ing life"
      I want to ring this hookers neck. our club is ****. nobody puts weights away, there are holes in the sheet rock walls, there are lights out in the bathroom that have been out for weeks, there is broken equipment that has been sitting for weeks, they even leave full trash bags out by the power rack in the back corner instead of taking them outside to the dumpster. most of these things could be remedied in a matter of hours, or in the case of the broken equipment maybe a day or two to get someone to come out. but seriously, lights out in the bathroom for weeks? trash bags out in the main area of the club for days? i mean honestly it just lacks upkeep... and this book is here for a reason. and then this ****ing testicle juggling super whore has the nerve to tell us not to be complaining?
      ****

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      12-29-2008 12:07 PM #64
      Sounds like you need to take your money elsewhere. You work hard for it, so don't let some lazy @ss people enjoy it. Gyms are popping up every block anymore. Start searching and good luck! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    15. 12-29-2008 01:11 PM #65
      Quote, originally posted by kimlin85 »
      i saw a really short guy, maybe 5'4"ish standing on two 45 lb plates just staring at people like a little gopher. weird and awkward.

      Maybe Frodo was looking for Mt Mordor?

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      12-29-2008 02:23 PM #66
      Quote, originally posted by WolfsburgTurbo »
      Maybe Frodo was looking for Mt Mordor?

      you have no idea how much i've missed you.

    17. 12-29-2008 02:27 PM #67
      Quote, originally posted by kimlin85 »
      you have no idea how much i've missed you.

      I've been busy, but it's good to be missed.

    18. 12-29-2008 02:51 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by 2.0lover »
      so we have a suggestion/comments/complaints book at the gym and over the past 2 weeks i have written a couple things in there, as well as others in the gym have written things. there is a spot underneath each line for the club manager to write something down as a response. this book sits for weeks without the manager writing a damn thing in it.
      well yesterday i went in and looked at the book hoping to see some responses filled out and in big bold letters across everyone elses written suggestions/complaints some bitch writes, "You people complain too much, get a ****ing life"
      I want to ring this hookers neck. our club is ****. nobody puts weights away, there are holes in the sheet rock walls, there are lights out in the bathroom that have been out for weeks, there is broken equipment that has been sitting for weeks, they even leave full trash bags out by the power rack in the back corner instead of taking them outside to the dumpster. most of these things could be remedied in a matter of hours, or in the case of the broken equipment maybe a day or two to get someone to come out. but seriously, lights out in the bathroom for weeks? trash bags out in the main area of the club for days? i mean honestly it just lacks upkeep... and this book is here for a reason. and then this ****ing testicle juggling super whore has the nerve to tell us not to be complaining?
      ****

      dude, take the trash out yourself so it doesn't stink, THEN......
      you will have the perfect gym.
      low upkeep gyms repel uppity lazy b**ches, and promote meatheads.
      I should take pics of my gym, it's a total dungeon.

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      12-29-2008 03:14 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by ::xander:: »
      dude, take the trash out yourself so it doesn't stink, THEN......
      you will have the perfect gym.
      low upkeep gyms repel uppity lazy b**ches, and promote meatheads.
      I should take pics of my gym, it's a total dungeon.

      i wish. if it was dungeon-esque at all, i doubt it would have a book for suggestions in the first place... but it is the complete opposite, and the lazy bitches are abundant. this is actually why i like my gym. i am the only one who uses the free weights. there are lines to use the ellipticals, but the power rack is mine and everyone knows it

      i do want to look for a new gym though... i think i would benefit from starting to lift with and be around some bigger guys at this point. but i have to wait until my GFs contract with this gym ends now~


      Modified by 2.0lover at 2:15 PM 12-29-2008

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      12-29-2008 03:31 PM #70
      I hear ya on that one. I have the weights pretty much to myself at my gym. I get looks all the time but that's because I'm one of about 3 people there that actually work hard. Wish I could go somewhere else, but my membership is free because of my wife's work, so I really can't complain too much.
      No matter where you go, you're going to run into ignorance. Use the frustration to fuel your fire to go heavier.
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      12-29-2008 04:10 PM #71
      just got back from my gym, they bought this new stupid azz machine, i call it the shack n back machine. where it vibrates for like 30 seconds as you hold a position say calf raises. WTF no ones on it, the only time i saw it used was when a trainer was using it with a client.
      again money used on a machine that wont be used by everyday people FAIL AGAIN

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      12-29-2008 05:04 PM #72
      the obese 30-50 year old women that are on the treadmill at 1.5mph drive me insane because you KNOW they go and complain to the husbands that they went to the gym for an hour a day, 5 days a week, for a month, and nothing happened.
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      12-29-2008 05:52 PM #73
      Quote, originally posted by dolemite »
      - standing really close to the DBs doing excercises so no one can get racked DBs without getting hit in the face

      I like this one. hahaha. Just get uncomfortably close to the person.. Sorta behind and to the side of them. Stare at them if there is a mirror.. they will get the idea. And it's hilarious when they get mad.

    24. 12-29-2008 07:39 PM #74
      Quote, originally posted by ClockworkChad »
      the obese 30-50 year old women that are on the treadmill at 1.5mph drive me insane because you KNOW they go and complain to the husbands that they went to the gym for an hour a day, 5 days a week, for a month, and nothing happened.

      quoted for TRUFF!!!
      that's my biggest pet peeve, people that 'claim' they put in all this work and dedication and effort...and it didn't do anything.
      the FACT is, being healthy and eating properly can be proven MATHEMATICALLY. The basic premise of all of it boils down to math, there is no way you can tell me it didn't work on you.
      my blood pressure is going up just thinking about it...I need to smoke a bowl.

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      12-29-2008 11:05 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by DubUnit »
      I like this one. hahaha. Just get uncomfortably close to the person.. Sorta behind and to the side of them. Stare at them if there is a mirror.. they will get the idea. And it's hilarious when they get mad.

      im going to do that next time i go to like 24 cause i hate the people at 24. the story will be better if i get punched

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