I know every one has seen it. The yelling and slapping. I am not picking on the honest hard core lifter either. I see nothing wrong with an occasional grunt ar gasp after during a hard set. I have done it, we all have done it. Its a hardcore trainers God given right to let out a whimper, holler or occasional gasp on that last rep. Hell, I fell on the floor gasping for air a few times after a set of battle fatigued Hacks.
Im talking the wieght room theatrics;
The jelly donughts are usually in a group of 2 or more and have to let everyone know how heavy they are going. Yelling on every rep and cursing at each other during a set and in between.
They guys that spend over two hours on the power rack and have benches in a semi circle around the rack while doing squats and deadlifts. It looks like they are at a Boy Scout campfire cook out.
Yappers in the dumbell area. These knuckleheads love to chat about everything but weight training during their workouts and could care less about the poor lone lifter, who forgot his or her walkman of Mp3 player.
Women who hang out with their husbands and talk about gorceries or the kids during the poor guys workout and talk loud enough for everyone in the area to hear.
Goons that have to do curls in the power rack during peak gym hours.
People, who waltz accross a heavy traffic area of the gym doing dumbell lunges.
New Trainees that sit on a piece of equipment and just stare off into space while you wait to use it.
Cell Phone users, people who let their cell phone ring in the weight pile and then yell into it.
People who leave their dumbells and plates on the bar or the floor.
I never forget, I asked a guy to spot me on a heavy set of squats, As I was goint for my last rep, I mutterd I was going for it. As I racked it, he was no where to be found.
This is what I call theatrics, not necessarily hollering and screaming just typical shananigans. Does anyone have any funny stories?