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Old 12-05-2005, 09:55 AM   #21
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I stopped working out at the gym a while ago and built a home gym in my basement because I didn't want to deal with the annoyances. It's worked out good for me.

There are just always a lot of jerks at any gym.

But I never really let what people did bother me unless it directly affected me. All to often it did, like many of the incidents mentioned already. Still, why should I care if someone I don't know is doing some stupid shit, as long as I'm not personally affected?

People do dumb and potentially annoying things all the time and not just at the gym. My philosophy was always: I came in here in a good mood. Why should I let you change that? Give you power over me?

Course, if I was already in a bad mood, that's a different story...

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Old 12-05-2005, 11:36 AM   #22
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Angry things that annoy me in the gym!!!

I freakin hate it when I am waiting on a machine and a guy says "Oh I have two sets left" then his phone rings and he feels he needs to have a freakin conversation with whoever called him when he KNOW YOU ARE WAITING!!!!


Also, I get really peeved when a guy gets three sets of dumbells to do his sets at one time!!!!!!ARGHHHH
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:03 PM   #23
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then his phone rings

cell phones piss me off. unless your a doctor and need it, put it away! you are not that important
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just thought of another one.
when you get these guys that think they can lift big on bench and they ask for a spot from one of their friends. and it becomes a two man deadlift..

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I was at the gym where my wife goes about a week ago. I took a look at the weight room, and the first thing I saw was a guy jabbering away on one of those little headset jobs while doing barbell curls.

Course you can't even see those things so he looked like he was talking to thin air until I figured out he was on the phone.
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:34 PM   #26
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or when these guys drop 35 lbs. DB after doing bench. there is not reason to do that. I'll bench with 115 DB and I still don't drop them or if I do I find mats in the aerobics room to put under me so I don't' make noise before I do bench
I NEVER drop my weights...If I can't put them down slowly then they are to heavy for me in my opinion.
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One pet peeve of mine is when a group of guys come in and don't even work out. All they do is talk really loud, and manage to be in your way. I'll be across the gym doing cardio, and I can hear them clean as day laughing and carrying on. And they always seem to hang out at the preacher bench, the db rack, or the cable machine.
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