I’ve been working out for almost 20yrs–10 very seriously–and have never had someone come up to me as I was about to lift or in the middle of my lift to discuss my lift or correct my form. These posts are getting more and more ridiculous.
Are you serious? I’ve only been training for 2.5 years and I’ve been complimented on my form, criticised on my form, rediculed for the exercises I do, complimented with the exercises I do, asked about the exercises I do, asked if that was my water bottle, asked to go help search for his water bottle, jumped in front off, bumped into when deadlifting, benchpressing every exercise you can imagine.
I’ve had people hanging their bag on the seated calf raise machine while I was doing calf raises.
I’ve had people hang their towell over mine, so I wouldn’t notice that they had stolen my bench, with 4 other identical benches free right next to it.
I’ve had people hang their towell on a loaded bar I was deadlifting with.
Training makes you stronger, but it makes some people a whole lot dumber also. Just check out this forum for proof.
Are you working out in your own private gym?
This morning, I walk into the gym, and this guy offers me his bench. WTF, there are 5 benches. I don’t need his bench. So I dismiss him with an “arrogant” gesture of the hand. He picks another victim, and strikes up a conversation with him.
35 minutes into my workout this guy has only done 1 set of triceps extensions. His mouth never stops and he follows the other guy around like a puppy.
Some guys in the gym are like leaches. You make eye contact and your workout is over.
If someone ‘really’ put there towel over yours to steal your bench with 4 open ones—I’ll never post here again.
I never said people haven’t talked to me. I simply stated noone has come up to me in the lift position and tried to give me advice.
Prove to me where training makes you dumber. I know you tried to be funny there–I think, but it really didn’t work.
I’m not into this to argue with every dick who meets another dick at their gym. Of course I believe shit happens. But 99.9% of it could be handled with proper and adult communication. Things like excuse me, or this is the reason I’m doing it this way.
The dismissive hand gesture is better left at the sandbox. But I’m sure you and the other guy both think you’re a tough guy. Why not a simple–‘No, there’s one over there,thank you.’
Oh no, that’s not T-man behavior. Well I guess I just beg to differ. Whatever gets ya through the day, but I restate nothing like this or what you have stated has ever happened to me at my PUBLIC gym.
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Now lets get this right, from the start you have called people ''jackasses'' ''dicks'' and ''assholes'' now that real adult communcation. You are such a tough guy eh.
Just toddle over to a thread called squat rack curls and have a quick read, that's what happens in public gyms.
Get it into your head that just because you have not personally experienced this situation, does not mean it has not happened.
And by the way, you have called eveyone dicks who has had this situation happen to them, like me but again your view means nothing to me, its a bit like your word not to post, worthless.