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    Demotivational! What drives you crazy in the gym?

    I know this is the motivational thread but I'm an iconoclast by nature!!!! The following drives me nutty in the gym;

    1) Adverts. Why does the gym advertise its memberships every five minutes? Not only is it the same advert all the time and so very irritating, but it's a membership-only gym!!! The only people who can hear the advert are already members!!! (Or staying at the attached hotel, entitled to use the gym for free and so not interested in a membership!)

    2) People wearing hoodies!!! The can't see what's going on around them so they blunder into you when you're trying to workout, trip over things etc, generallly make a nuisance of themselves.

    3) People who wander into your workout space. "No, I don't want you to stand there! I'm trying to do flyes!!!"

    4) People in groups of six or more doing 3 million sets on the only piece of equipment in the gym you can possibly use for your next exercise!

    5) Yes, I know it's bloody Christmas, but I really don't want to hear Bing Crosby on a loop over the PA system thank you. It won't be a "White Christmas" it will be red with the blood from the slaughter I'll cause if I hear it one more time... I need a fast beat for motivation in the gym, that song makes me want to slit my wrists!!!

    6) Why are you wearing a fleecy hoodie and a jacket and fleecy trousers while working out? I'm wearing a thin vest top and I'm sweating and it's like a hundred degrees in here!!!

    7) Okay, I've asked three times, why haven't you refilled the paper towel dispensers? It's a hundred degrees, the room is full of sweating men, and if you have time to stand around at reception and chat, then you have time to do your job and make sure the dispensers are filled!!!

    Why did you bother joining a gym if all you're going to do is sit in the sauna? Yes, I'm talking to you! The sixteen stone guy in the corner...

    9) So, you're using the bench press? So why is your bag/jacket/friend hanging off the smith machine preventing anyone from using it?

    10) Why does this damned JEFIT PRO programme do almost but not quite exactly what I want it to?

    What annoys you while you're working out?

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    Dave

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    11) why does using an "8" character followed by a bracket turn into an and make me look like an idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptikaNET View Post
    11) why does using an "8" character followed by a bracket turn into an and make me look like an idiot
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    People on their cell phones that say they are using a machine, when I could've easily done my 3 or 4 sets while they were chatting away.

    People that change the fan to only face them instead of turn back and forth for everyone in the cardio area.

    People who don't put back dumbbells/barbells/weights after they are finished.

    People that don't follow the swimsuit attire sign in the suana, I don't want to sit next to a bunch of old, hairy, naked men while I'm trying to relax.

    When guys stare at girls and make them uncomfortable to work out. Yeah I see them, they're cute, but I'm here to work.

    Girls that come in revealing shirts, and short shorts to try and have guys look at them. Most of us are their to get our swoll on ladies, not check out your sweet, fine a$$es.

    Taking up way too much space in the ab/stretching area. I get it, you're trying to do your thing, but I would like to do mine without being squished between your sweaty body and the wall.

    Treadmills that stick. You know the ones. They make loud kinda ripping noises with every step and make you look awkward while you run.

    Taking way too much time at the drinking fountain. I'm thirsty too, and you're only going to give yourself water cramps.

    Thanks for the rant page haha.
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    haha i've had a few of them!

    People that randomly do whatever they feel like for about 5 reps then wander over to something else and do the same, then leave!
    what's the point in paying to get into the gym, to do 5 light bench press reps, then 3 light leg extensions then leave?!

    People doing exercises completely wrong/then telling other people who are doing them right to do them wrong!

    people that try having a nice chat while i'm sat with 2 heavy dumbbells in my hand!! yep i'd love to chat but incase you havn't noticed, these are ****ing heavy and i'm trying to lift them!!

    people dropping/chucking (metal)weights right next to me! i'm trying to focus and every few seconds all i can here is BOOOMM or even worse i have to jump out of the way mid rep!

    and some i doubt any american here will get

    A group of about 5 chavs sat doing very little on every machine staring at me and talking about fishing or when there gonna get steaming! even worse when my gym is tiny and 5 people pretty much fill up the room!

    lads that bring their girlfriends with them to just stand about eating pies then have an argument and storm off

    whoever it was that went to the gym with a can or 2 of super strength lager!

    the idiot that brought his mountain bike into the gym, and them spent a while sat on the exercise bike!?

    gaaahhh!! haha

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    I love my gym. They play exactly the music I like. There's no waiting for equipment. All the weights are put away after each use. Equipment is wiped down & clean....





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    Although, I do like girls in the gym I do find some of them to be EXTREAMLY distracting.

    What I lose in focus is picked up as intensity, if you know what I mean. =P

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    People that use the machines improperly. That's what the pictures on the side of the machine are for. ie. Old guy on an ab machine working his arms.

    Personal Trainer's that think they own the place and have to show off by benching a million pounds while grunting so loudly it could be mistaken for constipation.

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    Don't get me wrong, I love the ladies in their yoga pants and shirts that would barely pass for a swimsuit, but it just gets distracting. Especially when my workout buddy can't look away long enough to complete his set haha. Why did they have to put the aerobic room right next to so many machines!
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    I don't get the hate on grunting. I get the slamming of weights. That guttural grunt when you're trying to push through that last rep seems pretty normal to me. I know I'd be banned from Planet Fitness (search lunk alarm) on my max days. The more weight I add the louder I get. LOL I'm actually getting ready to add some sound dampening insulation to our basement (not kidding).



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