I think I need to find another gym

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  1. black jesus

    black jesus OT Supporter

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    I've been in Santa Fe on business for about 3 months now, and been going to "Mandrill's" which is a pretty nice, privately owned gym. They have just as much equipment as the big corporate gym I go to in dallas. I've made the most progress, and had great workouts for a solid 3 months there.

    I walked into 24 hour fitness today, and it was just shit. A good 10 slaes people were walking around with a bunch of fat people trying to sell memberships, and that alone turned me off. I had to ask a guy to wipe his sweat off a bench. Everyone stands around until women walk by then do some ron burgundy shit. Its just a fucking circus. I have no problem with women in the gym, but I do have a problem with fake tittied bitches walking around in orange tank tops getting pissed off because men look at them in their fucking neon orange shit.

    They don't have squirt bottles to clean benches, people curl in the squat rack, no one racks their weights...its just a joke and I couldn't concentrate. I had a pretty shitty workout.

    I wish I could find somewhere to lift close to my home, but unfortunatly the only close gym is invitation only. Kinda like a gym where people will have the same respect for the gym that I do.

    Is this a reasonable concern?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Why does it matter what everyone else is doing?
     
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    because it does. Its hard to ignore it when benches are covered in sweat, weights are all over the place, and its a general circus.

    How's your gyno?

    I'd rather focus on myself, rather than the shit around me, but apparently I just can't.
     
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    random gyno question outta fuckin nowhere :bowrofl:
     
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    i've had shit workouts before b/c of my environment... the gym i go to when i'm visiting my parents is pretty hit-or-miss... maybe the time of day has something to do with it in your case?

    the gym i go to now is crazy as hell during peak hours (about 4pm - 7pm or so), but when i go during lunch, it's a completely different place
    :dunno:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    So get a towel and wipe down the fucking bench? And yea why does it matter if weights are everywhere its a fucking gym. At least someones using them. You get bad days because people do something to you dont you?
     
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    I go to Lifetime Fitness, and those of you that are familiar with it know it is basically like what this guy just described. I like it because they have a lot of everything (4 squat racks and 3 smith machines for squats) as opposed to my old smaller gym which only had one of each. Their DB's also go up higher and such. I also enjoy the basketball courts, racketball courts, rockwall, and pools.

    However, I hate (and experience) just about everything you just mentioned. I have managed to get better workouts in by going later at night. I am not sure if that is in your cards, but it helped me out. It is stupid busy there from 4-8 so I try to go ~ 8:30-9pm. I am more focused and there are less distractions (guys who come wearing cologne and hair gel and waste everyone elses time by being in the way, and women who just come to show off their fake tit job).
     
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    go back to the main forum.
     
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    i think I may have just discovered the greatest gym on earth, and unfortunatly there is only one. :wtc:
     
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    Your a bigger flake than me
     
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    not really. I'm going to start ordering pizzas to my office if you like.
     
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    every gym that isn't a powerlifting/strongman/bodybuilder gym is going to suck balls, sometimes u have to suck it up.

    take my situation for instance, i'm working out at a YMCA right now...ok, doesnt sound to bad right? wrong. the other day there were two 14-15 year olds playing on the bench press, then playing with all the dumbbells. they were fucking giddy and trying to do as much weight as they could...which was like 85 pounds on the bench :ugh2:

    fucking ridiculous
     
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    yeah, this happens atleast 3x a week at my ymca. it's pretty funny though. you also have the occasional HS kid who thinks he's badass because he can unrack 405 and 1/16 squat it
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Ok Mr I just wanna bigger shoulders, and change body weights more than an anorexic fatty.
     
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    sometimes i go and unrack a lot more weight than i can handle just so i can feel it on my back and hopefully get more used to it..i dont quarter squat it though :rofl:

    it's one thing if you're serious and another if you're just fucking around to have fun...seriously almost everytime i go in there, there's a group of 16 year olds fucking around :madfawk:
     
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    :rofl: @ this thread
     
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    my gym now has a powerlifting room :eek3:

    and near the db racks (which go from 5-190 in sets of 2).. it says, "put the weights back or DONT COME BACK"
     
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    :cool: I wish my gym was like that. Something that says "SQUAT rack" would be nice too.
     
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