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Old 08-23-2007, 08:51 AM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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I just had to post this..It never fails...no matter what gym I go to..there is always..at least one guy in the gym making grunts and breathing so hard that I want to bust out in laughter..I mean they sound like a bull during mating season excpet of course they are lifting..this morning the guy I was training wanted so BAD to go ask the guy if he need an oxygen mask...anyone else see this?
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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lmao! That is funny.
There is this weird guy that comes into the fitness room of my apartment complex every once in a while. He will go on a bike for 2 minutes, get off, sit on the weight bench for a minute but not lift any weights, get off, and then run the treadmill (without being on it) as fast as it can go for 3-4 minutes. Then he leaves. I am not sure if he is nuts or what, but I'm afraid to say something to him.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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christina0001 wrote: I'm afraid to say something to him.

If you weren't afraid, what would you like to say to him?

blessings...Frtanco
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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There are so many people in the weight room on freeweights and machines who have no idea what they are doing that it scares me. I see people who make their whole routine nothing but a bunch of bouncing, hypertension, and ultra-fast reps. I cringe every time I see someone do 5 reps in about 3 seconds. A lot of these people are willing to talk about weightlifting and take some advice (like going to see a trainer before starting a workout routine) so sometimes it's good to try to strike up a conversation and gently steer them in the right direction if you can.

I've seen guys shout, blow, or chuff out the last 1 or 2 reps of their max weight, but grunting and straining with every motion is just kind of silly, IMO.

Heh heh. I used to work out at the company gym just before close when it was usually just me and my friend in there. We'd go up front, plug his MP3 player into the intercom system, and blast uncensored Aggrotech or Powernoise over the weight room's speakers. Occasionally someone else would come in, but they usually left before we could switch it back to the regular radio, so it's not like I've never done anything annoying to other gym members, myself.

Now it's just headphones and my bicycle, I'm afraid. *sigh*
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Default B-I-G is manly!

sponger42 wrote:
There are so many people in the weight room on freeweights and machines who have no idea what they are doing that it scares me. I see people who make their whole routine nothing but a bunch of bouncing, hypertension, and ultra-fast reps.
Yeah, and alot of those guys are big, overweight guys with shaved, bulky bodies and no definition. Their mantra being, B-I-G is manly! If they ever did a strict repetition that actually isolated the muscle they are trying to exercise, the weight they use would drop in half ... or less.

regards...Franco
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:06 PM
 
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I hold all my grunts in during the gym and release them at night
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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I meant to type "hyperextension" . but yeah.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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omg the guy next to me in cycling class does that .
You don't know how much I want to ask him if he needs some privacy. Or when the class is over give him a wink and ask "was that good for you"

karla
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: in a house
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I just had to post this..It never fails...no matter what gym I go to..there is always..at least one guy in the gym making grunts and breathing so hard that I want to bust out in laughter..I mean they sound like a bull during mating season excpet of course they are lifting..this morning the guy I was training wanted so BAD to go ask the guy if he need an oxygen mask...anyone else see this?
LOL! yep, on the track.... I sometimes do crack up - too funny.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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It doesn't really bother me but it's funny. Now imagine someone is grunting, breathing hard, and is singing some stupig love song. That's what makes me laugh a LOT.
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