I was just wondering if anybody here has actually gotten into an actual fight/heated argument at the gym and the stories that go along with them. Plus, i’d like people’s opinion on how to avoid these petty confrontations next time.
now to my story… I work out at an extremely tiny college gym , but there’s a squat rack and benches so i do not mind. I’ve gone there for 2 years now, with no problems…but all that changed today. I was doing GVT, 5x5, supersetting Dips w/ decline tricep extensions. These two people come in, and as I leave the dip section to go to the decline bench, they instantly take over the dip section.
As i go back to the dip section , they take over the decline bench i was using. I say “are you guys going to be done soon(w/ the bench),i’m supersetting.” They give me this cocky look on their faces, and say " don’t care" They continue on to comment on how " this is a gym, and you can’t take all the equipment." I say i’m just using two stations, and that they should simply ask.
This is when they really pissed me off by saying " if you’re just going to stand here, we’ll stay here all day, so fuck off.(still w/ the cocky you can’t do anything about it face) So i proceeded to knock the medicine ball off the guys hand(they were doing medecine ball core work) and they both stand up and get angry, and start berating me,acting tough. The one guy even says " i oughta knock you out right here."
I just laughed at that …i never understood people telling you they’re going to punch you,i mean if you are going to kick my ass do it. They call me names, and i just stand there laughing and yelling back. I just said F off, and walked away, but i could see they wanted to get back at me. They even told the chick who works there that " that Asian kid doesn’t put back his weights."(which is not true, i just refused to put the weights back from the bench which they took over…)
Now, I do not have ANY problem with people “working in” if i am using something. However, this requires the person/people to be civilized and just ask "are you done? or “can i work in with you?” Instead, these two people just interrupted my section, to take it over. In fact, i firmly believe they were bent on just pissing me off. I don’t know, maybe i am wrong, but I do know my gym etiquette is better than 99% of the people that go to my gym.