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Thrown Out for Grunting

Why I hate fitness clubs. This guy was escorted out of the gym for grunting!

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_305235233.html

Thats one of the gyms (not that actual one) I belong to. They woudnt get a squat rack because “it would cause more of the type of people they dont want as members to join.”

I would get talked to when I would deadlift and I didnt place the bar down with the upmost care. It was really sad because the membership is $10 a month.

Dumbbells dont go above 80lbs. :frowning:

I still have a memberhsip to change things up once in a while when I’m doing straightbar chest day or gasp…cardio. Some really cute women there!

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

If you want to grunt, join a grunt gym.

The owner sets the rules and posts them. If you don’t like the rules, you don’t join. Find a place that suits your desires and style.

If you have to smoke while flying, charter your own plane from someone who allows smoking. You just can’t do it on commercial flights.

Seems pretty straight forward to me.

Honestly, I very often wish I could get rid of people for grunting in my gyms.

If you’re squatting or deadlifting or doing anything reasonably difficult, grunt to your hearts delight.

However, if you’re 20 reps away from failure, or picking up the 20 pound dumbbells off the rack, or just sitting down on the lat pulldown, and you’re grunting like some primal mating call, you’re annoying everybody and making an ass out of yourself.

I have very rarely seen anyone in a gym the same time as me lift more than I am or workout harder, and I barely make a sound. I understand it’s an individual thing, but sometimes it’s just ridiculous.

Wow. Just wow. I’m speechless.

Avoid Roids I hate to say it, but you are a fucking idiot. How can you compare grunting in a gym to smoking on a plane. Heaving breathing and grunting go along with working out, that is if you are working out. And then there is your suggestion of joining a grunt gym. What the fuck is a grunt gym? I’ve never heard of such a thing.

I think the funniest thing is the alarm they have with the light. Do they have that wired up to some noise meter or do they just have someone looking for grunters and weight droppers. Man I would be paranoid working out there in fear of setting off the alarm!

What the fuck kind of place is that?

Did you see all the stupid cardio machines? Go outside and fucking walk!

I am glad I never belonged to one of those “gyms.”

[quote]Bauer97 wrote:
Honestly, I very often wish I could get rid of people for grunting in my gyms.

If you’re squatting or deadlifting or doing anything reasonably difficult, grunt to your hearts delight.

However, if you’re 20 reps away from failure, or picking up the 20 pound dumbbells off the rack, or just sitting down on the lat pulldown, and you’re grunting like some primal mating call, you’re annoying everybody and making an ass out of yourself.

I have very rarely seen anyone in a gym the same time as me lift more than I am or workout harder, and I barely make a sound. I understand it’s an individual thing, but sometimes it’s just ridiculous.[/quote]

Agreed…

[quote]Playboy wrote:
Avoid Roids I hate to say it, but you are a fucking idiot.
[/quote]

Very intelligent response!

I will grant that calling the police was a bit overboard though on the manager’s part.

IM a memeber at that crap gym…Planet fAtness. I have been bitched at more times for stupid shit…here is a sample

I was told I couldnt use a dipping belt- I was told by a “trainer” that it provoked injury and that I should just go to failure for 5 sets and then do dips with 2 flat benches and stack 45’s on my stomach for added weight…

I was yapped at for for get this “benching too much weight without a spotter” …I guess someone couldnt focus on thier workout cuz they were worried I was going to get hurt…

No deadlifting/cleans/jerks during peak hours

no jugs of water on the floor

This is really the only gym in my area (there are 3 of them within 20 miles) luckily I went in at 5am one day and learned some dude I went to school with was the morning desk boy - he has been cool and lets me do whatever…

About the only good thing is in the afternoon there is a bunch of great looking woman everywhere.

[quote]Playboy wrote:
Heaving breathing and grunting go along with working out, that is if you are working out.[/quote]

I’ve seen some guys move some weight and not make a peep while I have seen others do 10 reps with a 35 on each side squatting in a Smith Machine making more noise that a woman in labor.

I belong to this franchise and the weight they have there by no means needs grunting. The guy was probably overdoing it unnecessarliy.

[quote]Playboy wrote:
Avoid Roids I hate to say it, but you are a fucking idiot. How can you compare grunting in a gym to smoking on a plane. Heaving breathing and grunting go along with working out, that is if you are working out. And then there is your suggestion of joining a grunt gym. What the fuck is a grunt gym? I’ve never heard of such a thing.[/quote]

Actually, he is exactly not an idiot. He in fact appears to understand what you do not, which is that gyms are no different than any other for-profit enterprise. Why should grunting (and I think all of us here know the difference between grunting and exhaling) in a gym be treated differently than talking loudly in a movie theater? Grunting and screaming in order to get people to look over at you and notice the “huge” loads you’re lifting are NOT an unavoidable part of working out.

All of that said, this gym sounds like an annoying place where many of us here probably wouldn’t be happy working out. My radical solution? Work out somewhere else.

[quote]WhiteCaesar wrote:

All of that said, this gym sounds like an annoying place where many of us here probably wouldn’t be happy working out. My radical solution? Work out somewhere else. [/quote]

Exactly.

Who knows if this guy was being an idiot or not. All I know is that is not my kind of place.

Poor guy was reduced to squatting in a smith… err “multi press” machine. Sounds like there was no squat rack.

Grunting is a colossal waste of energy.

You’ve got to be kidding me! This is why I keep saying Americans are getting more and more wussified! No grunting in the gym? And how do you define grunting? Lift any significant amount of weight and you are going to make some noise. I am pretty quiet for the most part, but even I make some noise when the weight gets near to max loads. Even with that, I make far less noise than the “Bench and Bicep” boys that are in my gym. You know the types, 150 lbs soaking wet, do nothing but various bench pressing followed by different curls and that’s it.

This whole story is pathetic and is an illustration of the sad state of our society as a whole.

[quote]ALDurr wrote:
You’ve got to be kidding me! This is why I keep saying Americans are getting more and more wussified! No grunting in the gym? And how do you define grunting? Lift any significant amount of weight and you are going to make some noise. I am pretty quiet for the most part, but even I make some noise when the weight gets near to max loads. Even with that, I make far less noise than the “Bench and Bicep” boys that are in my gym. You know the types, 150 lbs soaking wet, do nothing but various bench pressing followed by different curls and that’s it.

This whole story is pathetic and is an illustration of the sad state of our society as a whole.[/quote]

You also get a free shot of estrogen and a soy latte with every sign up.

Which I read as
“We are creating an atmosphere so that manginas can reach their true potential, that is to be the biggest pussy that they can be.”.

I’m all for that gym , put all the morons on the swiss balls over there and let them, play working out less morons trying to correct my form on bentover rows to impress thier girlfriends

"Grunting is commonplace at most gyms, but not Planet Fitness, which discourages so-called “musclehead behavior.” wtf I would definitely try my best to look into another gym, but the rules are still posted right inside the door.

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