Where i used to train there used to be a lot of piss taking, in a fun way.
Where i train now is pretty serious, olympic athletes etc
One guy who is the biggest guy who trains there, was benching 350 ish the other day
while he was taking a rest, and i was passing i said “stop messing about and put some proper weight on” “what next the pink weights?” in a sarcastic manner
in the old gym people would just laugh and this type of thing went on a lot
but i seem to have caused some offence by this remark. Obviously it was a serious and not very pink weight at all.
any advice apart from “shut my mouth next time”[/quote]
man, you sound like that one Bastard guy that used to motor around these parts
yeah, to respond to your question, mostly what the others said. in general, people (particularly women) do not understand guys like us. as someone said, people are all too serious too much of the time. ironically, they are rarely serious about the right things. (you know, they sweat the small stuff while their personal relationships, finances, and general well being are in shambles)
anyhoo, i leave most of my trash talking to those i know. most of the guys i know train like bodybuilders and have “chest days” and “arm days” etc. i have all kinds of fun with this stuff:
me: what you doing tonight?
me: good, you need to
them: f*ck you, haha, what are you doing?
me: chest, back, delts, quads, hams, calves, tris, abs, bis … but not necessarily in that order
them: … (wtf?)
hey, just go tell that guy that you were only introducing yourself in your own style. let him know that you are serious and look forward to picking up a few tips and pointers along the way. but you don’t have to be a kiss ass. go for better timing too … i hate talking to people between sets.