Ok so for some reason I could not find another thread about this although I know there is one.
I know a lot of you guys like some funny gym etiquette stories so here goes.
I m a member of Gold's Gym, and I just moved from the suburbs to the city. I found out that I could use one of the local gyms in Boston with my current membership.
So I look for a place to do some deadlifting, but there arent really any good out of the way spots. So I decide to do squats instead, but alas the two squat racks are being used as a curl rack.
On one rack a short white kid pounding out massive reps of the bar at breakneck speed. On the other rack a greasy haired persian guy in a sleevless floral print pumping out "curl presses" and flexing between sets.
2 more people get up to the "curl rack" we got another beach muscle crusader curling the bar and finally a girl doing lunges, although you guessed it with the bar. She leaves and gatti boy wanna be immediately slaps on two tens to each side and starts a set of curl presses.
Finally done with my squats I move to the other side of the gym to do some decline bench presses. I ve been trying to improve my poor bench so I start off with just the bar to warmup. As I get to about the 8th rep I hear a loud bang and feel a tug on the bar. Fortunately I was only lifted the bar so I wasnt hurt, but the thud was loud and I looked up expecting to see some dude writhing on the ground.
Instead I see some dope with earbuds in walking by. He barely noticed, and when I grabbed him to see if he was ok he said "yea you just hit the weights". He was carrying two dumbells, I just hit the weights? THis dope wasnt paying attention and ran into me during my set, I could only imagine what would have happened if I had been doing a working set.