Ok, I just gotta share some gym shit that drives me crazy! I know y’all have seen it, but if you are the one doing this stuff PLEASE STOP IT! It’s not cool!
The…. I gotta show how awesome I am by slamming the weights guy!
IF YOU CAN’T CONTROL THE WEIGHT IT’S TOO HEAVY FOR YOU! I understand dropping the weight on the last rep or two, but every damned rep? You know the guy who does deadlifts with about 400lbs on the bar, lifts it and drops it, then again, and again and again… and he does that “sly” look around to see if everyone is watching… NEWSFLASH douchebag we’re not impressed!
The…. I’m too cool to rerack my weights guy/gal
Seriously, it may be an impressive weight you were just pushing, but c’mon, take the extra 15 seconds to rerack your weight… (let’s boost your ego for a second), Not all of us can lift what you can and appreciate the help in taking weights off bars! The other side of this coin, put the damned weights back where you found them! If you are doing supersets or something where you take dumbbells away from the “free weights” area do everyone (ESPECIALLY THE TRAINERS WHO HAVE TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOU) a favor and put them back! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to hunt down a 20lbs DB!
The…. I’m having an orgasm grunter
Ok, I am all for letting out grunts and making noise… I am DEFINITELY not allowed at Planet Fitness, I mean, I swear the lunk alarm was made for people like me, but hey, it doesn’t sound like I’m having an orgasm with each rep! This ladies (and some men) is NOT cute!
The…. I’m working out to hard to wipe off the bench person
Staph infections CAN actually happen from your nasty sweat/bio material so seriously, WIPE THE DANG MACHINE DOWN! At least attempt to! I’m guilty of not always doing it, but when I get up and notice an ass-print I definitely wipe it off! No one wants to sit in your puddle! It’s gross, seriously, just wipe it off! Some of y’all people don’t have the best hygiene anyway, so you definitely need to wipe it off!
The… I’m going to go do something across the gym, but I’m still using that piece of equipment people
Ok, this is probably the 2nd most annoying! If you are close to the equipment (let’s say w/in 5-10′) I can see asking people not to use it if you’re super/compound setting your workout, but if you’re all the way across the gym and come back and I’m using that machine/cable don’t give me a look like I just screwed up your workout. You were across the gym doing something else, there is no “save my seat” rule when you’re that far away! You can wait patiently and work-in during my rest… it’s not your home gym!
HAHA, I know this sounds ranty and whatnot, but sometimes ya just gotta point out where people are wrong! What have you seen in the gym that really grinds your gears?