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Best Excuses You've Heard

What’s the best aka most incoherent or asinine excuse you’ve heard for not working out/ not working out hard?

My buddy (who came home after one year of college and decided to start lifting b/c he looks like a man-a-rexic) told me today that he doesn’t lift legs b/c he does house painting (as his new summer job) and his legs get full day workouts.

I worked at a stone yard/lumber yard in the summers during HS and squatted twice a week. I can’t grasp the concept, unless he’s been carrying his co-workers up and down the ladder all day…

“I didn’t like working around those kind of people.”

“Those guys were looking at me all funny.”

“There were just to many people in that gym.”

:slight_smile:

My friend said that he was too sunburn to go to the gym.
Of course, the night before, he was still sunburn but totally fine to run around drunk at a bon fire. I have the sneaking suspicion he just didn’t want to go.
Also all the excuses like: I heard squats are bad for your back, I don’t want to get too big, etc.

Raining outside

“I couldn’t find a close enough parking space”

" I just wanna look cut, not big"

“I don’t want to get big because it will all turn to fat anyway”

I confess I used to be one of the guys handing out the lame excuses…I had a great lifting partner that still won’t work out with me for all those times I dogged him. Don’t know if he reads this site, but Mike W., if you’re out there I’m sorry I chose to have sex with my girlfriend and her twin sister back in '89 rather than hitting Gold’s Gym with you for that killer arm workout you’d clipped out of Muscle and Fitness. You were right and I have lived to regret it.

“I can’t lift today, I have porn to watch.”

[quote]Magnate wrote:
“I can’t lift today, I have porn to watch.”[/quote]

viable.

I’ve heard plenty:

For not training legs:
“i run so i dont need to”

For training legs but very light:
“The human body isn’t designed to squat heavy, its danegerous”

(that was from a guy who benched 3 plates, yet couldn’t squat 1)

[quote]sen say wrote:
I confess I used to be one of the guys handing out the lame excuses…I had a great lifting partner that still won’t work out with me for all those times I dogged him. Don’t know if he reads this site, but Mike W., if you’re out there I’m sorry I chose to have sex with my girlfriend and her twin sister back in '89 rather than hitting Gold’s Gym with you for that killer arm workout you’d clipped out of Muscle and Fitness. You were right and I have lived to regret it.[/quote]

LOL did you really fuck twins???

[quote]Agressive Napkin wrote:
My friend said that he was too sunburn to go to the gym.
Of course, the night before, he was still sunburn but totally fine to run around drunk at a bon fire. I have the sneaking suspicion he just didn’t want to go.
Also all the excuses like: I heard squats are bad for your back, I don’t want to get too big, etc. [/quote]

um, I’m not sure about this situation but being sunburned and working out does not go well together. I have gone to the gym with a bad sunburn on my back/shoulders and the workout was extremely painful because of the skin being stretched.

“Girls don’t like too much muscle. Even you are too big for most girls, Flow.”

This is what my friend told me rather recently, in response to my asking him why he doesn’t stick with working out consistently.

I’m 6’2", 235 lbs. and I am by no means a h0000ge dude. I just have a pretty strong looking body structure from most people’s perspectives. For what it’s worth, I’ve dated many more girls than he has :stuck_out_tongue:

“It’s too hard to stick to a workout schedule.”

Pfffft

“It’s an inconvenience to go traveling and realize that you can’t have consistent enough workouts, so it’s not worth starting at all.”

“I’ll wait for college to start.”

“I’ll wait for ______ or _______”

Basically, this is what the general idea is for most excuses I’ve heard:

“I don’t know what it is to dedicate myself to something.”

[quote]Agressive Napkin wrote:
My friend said that he was too sunburn to go to the gym. [/quote]

I can kind of understand that. I took my nephew and niece to a waterpark on Saturday and got a sunburn on my back. Trying to bench on Monday was extremely uncomfortable and my burn wasn’t THAT bad.

Other than that as soon as someone starts with an excuse I immediately lose interest in listening to them.

“I don’t feel like I need to”

-My 5’9, 275 lb roommate.

“I have to play warcraft.”

" I am not gonna squat they make you slow"- from a good few people beleive or not

“I ate bad chicken i was vvomitting all night”- got me outta a couple of presentations

I don’t want to go to the gym because i’ll become addicted…

I don’t have time. (who doesn’t have at least 3 hours in a week? FFS!)

The usual; Don’t want to get big (you’re too big already etc… yet im 6ft1 211 lbs… pff)

I play sports… (yeah what, 2 hours of soccer a week)

it’s not healthy to have all that muscle. it’ll go to fat anyway.

etc etc etc

I tried using the

“I forgot my gym shoes.” excuse and was told by my boyfriend, “you don’t need shoes to squat anyways, get in there.” Oh the sadist.

“Nobody goes to that gym anymore. It’s too crowded.”

(borrowed from YB)

I just don’t have the time (from a person who works AT a gym, 30 hours a week and brings his lunch to work with him).

I don’t like all the old guys in the sauna sitting in there naked while they read the newspaper (never goes inside the sauna and only uses the locker room to take a leak).