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so im in the gym today doing my chest workout and their are 3 kids all about 6 foot 150 pounds with like 8" arms standing around the dumbbells. i dont think nothing of it and go about my workout until its time for me to do the decline DB press.

im on my way over and the 3 pricks are doing abs on the fucking bench!! the best part is we have an ab room at this gym.

just wondering what sort of unbelievable shit have you seen at your gym?

Theres about 3 threads going about the same thing.

If it’s a public gym I’m not seeing where this is particularly noteworthy.

Or problematic, really, people with small arms also have a right to exercise.

Did you determine that they were pricks from their bodyweight and upper arm circumference? If so, this is impressive. Nice work.

FUCK UZ DOgGy-IZZLE Iz WAS GETTIN MY $w01e ON L33T H@xx0r $+A+US S0N WORD (TO YOUR MOTHA)!!! YOU GET A LOOK AT DEEZ ABz YO?!!?!??!

these threads are getting old, if thats even possible

So I was at the gym last weekend taking my squat opener and while I was finishing up with my accessory work, I witnessed The Squat Rack Curl.

This guy comes in and just by the way he walks into the gym, you can tell he means business.

He’s wearing his tight American Eagle tshirt that says “We Found Them–The Weapons of Mass Destruction” with arrows pointing to his arms. His hair is styled and he smells like soap/deodorant/cologne or something.

After chatting with his buddies for a little, he heads over to one of the racks. He throws on a plate and starts curling. Desecrating one of our sacred squat racks. He then finishes up and goes back to coaching the guys that were benching, but not touching their chests.

Next time he comes in, I’m going to have to show Chuck V the right way. The T-Nation way.

[quote]Ramo wrote:
If it’s a public gym I’m not seeing where this is particularly noteworthy.

Or problematic, really, people with small arms also have a right to exercise.

Did you determine that they were pricks from their bodyweight and upper arm circumference? If so, this is impressive. Nice work.[/quote]

Did you not know this simple equasion?

110 - (x5) = %of prickness

(x = arm circumference in inches)

[quote]buckeye girl wrote:
So I was at the gym last weekend taking my squat opener and while I was finishing up with my accessory work, I witnessed The Squat Rack Curl.

This guy comes in and just by the way he walks into the gym, you can tell he means business.

He’s wearing his tight American Eagle tshirt that says “We Found Them–The Weapons of Mass Destruction” with arrows pointing to his arms. His hair is styled and he smells like soap/deodorant/cologne or something.

After chatting with his buddies for a little, he heads over to one of the racks. He throws on a plate and starts curling. Desecrating one of our sacred squat racks. He then finishes up and goes back to coaching the guys that were benching, but not touching their chests.

Next time he comes in, I’m going to have to show Chuck V the right way. The T-Nation way.[/quote]

lol

[quote]
just wondering what sort of unbelievable shit have you seen at your gym?[/quote]

Get up from the leg curl (or any other machine, for that matter, but happens the most on leg curl, as I don’t use many machines) to walk around for a min or so before the next set, and it never fails: a woman will surely jump in there, and just lay there between sets, making you wait at least a full 5 freakin’ minutes before you can do another set. Nothing against women who work out, but many don’t seem to know anything about gym etiquette.

[quote]buckeye girl wrote:
So I was at the gym last weekend taking my squat opener and while I was finishing up with my accessory work, I witnessed The Squat Rack Curl.

This guy comes in and just by the way he walks into the gym, you can tell he means business.

He’s wearing his tight American Eagle tshirt that says “We Found Them–The Weapons of Mass Destruction” with arrows pointing to his arms. His hair is styled and he smells like soap/deodorant/cologne or something.

After chatting with his buddies for a little, he heads over to one of the racks. He throws on a plate and starts curling. Desecrating one of our sacred squat racks. He then finishes up and goes back to coaching the guys that were benching, but not touching their chests.

Next time he comes in, I’m going to have to show Chuck V the right way. The T-Nation way.[/quote]

Yes, I witnessed this yesterday in my gym, and had to laugh out loud. I was doing deadlifts and the dude was right next to me curling away in the only squat rack in my Gold’s. I didn’t even know this was a no-no until getting on these forums, but I still wouldn’t have done this in the only freakin’ squat rack in the place.

Do you lift at my gym? Either that or the guys from my gym went to your gym too.

I’m gonna start a thread next week about this to keep it fresh…

[quote]sailortom wrote:
so im in the gym today doing my chest workout and their are 3 kids all about 6 foot 150 pounds with like 8" arms standing around the dumbbells. i dont think nothing of it and go about my workout until its time for me to do the decline DB press.

im on my way over and the 3 pricks are doing abs on the fucking bench!! the best part is we have an ab room at this gym.

just wondering what sort of unbelievable shit have you seen at your gym?[/quote]

Oh my god, are you alright? Once, I was at the gym and I wanted to use this bench for DB rows. Then some skinny punks totally got it before I could use it. I think I’m going to start another thread about it.

[quote]sailortom wrote:
so im in the gym today doing my chest workout and their are 3 kids all about 6 foot 150 pounds with like 8" arms standing around the dumbbells. i dont think nothing of it and go about my workout until its time for me to do the decline DB press.

im on my way over and the 3 pricks are doing abs on the fucking bench!! the best part is we have an ab room at this gym.

just wondering what sort of unbelievable shit have you seen at your gym?[/quote]

This is exactly why I also have alternate excercises in mind and why I tend to go later at night or in the very early morning hours.

Out of curiousity, do you put back your weights after you use them, or do you in turn become a prick to someone else because you left the weight on the bar or left dumbells out for others to put back for you…

Another “Gym Police” Thread. Who fucking cares?

Yawn.

If I made a thread for everytime someone did something in the gym that annoyed me, I’d be the most hated person here. Very few people understand the gym etiquette that most here have come to believe is common understanding.

I consistently have old women trying to talk to me and ask what they can do to isolate their mid-section while I’m in the MIDDLE of a heavy deadlift. The idiot is common in the gym, similarly like most of the world, come to terms with their presence.

I see a guy who puts 135 on the pins of the only power rack and then lays his back on the ground, lifts the weight 2 inches and then does “windshield wiper” abs exercises. Pisses me off even more then the people who curl in the squat rack.

[quote]Xen Nova wrote:
FUCK UZ DOgGy-IZZLE Iz WAS GETTIN MY $w01e ON L33T H@xx0r $+A+US S0N WORD (TO YOUR MOTHA)!!! YOU GET A LOOK AT DEEZ ABz YO?!!?!??![/quote]

I got the 1-2 checker on yo abz XXX’d.

[quote]Da Vinci wrote:

I consistently have old women trying to talk to me and ask what they can do to isolate their mid-section while I’m in the MIDDLE of a heavy deadlift.

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They don’t give a damn about their med-section. They’re checking out your ass, is all.

I love the people that will do lateral raises 1 foot in front of the DB rack.

or the guys who will do incline DB presses with their feet on the DB rack

[quote]patricio2626 wrote:
buckeye girl wrote:
So I was at the gym last weekend taking my squat opener and while I was finishing up with my accessory work, I witnessed The Squat Rack Curl.

This guy comes in and just by the way he walks into the gym, you can tell he means business.

He’s wearing his tight American Eagle tshirt that says “We Found Them–The Weapons of Mass Destruction” with arrows pointing to his arms. His hair is styled and he smells like soap/deodorant/cologne or something.

After chatting with his buddies for a little, he heads over to one of the racks. He throws on a plate and starts curling. Desecrating one of our sacred squat racks. He then finishes up and goes back to coaching the guys that were benching, but not touching their chests.

Next time he comes in, I’m going to have to show Chuck V the right way. The T-Nation way.

Yes, I witnessed this yesterday in my gym, and had to laugh out loud. I was doing deadlifts and the dude was right next to me curling away in the only squat rack in my Gold’s. I didn’t even know this was a no-no until getting on these forums, but I still wouldn’t have done this in the only freakin’ squat rack in the place.
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Dude… Did you even read the last sentence of her post ?