Some people at the gym are absolutely ridiculous.

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    My buddy and I were doing chest today while the gym was pretty packed (extremely hard to find an open bench).

    We saw an open bench to do DB press on, but were beaten to it by an Asian guy...an Asian guy who proceeded to use the bench as a DB stand while he did his standing DB tricep extensions with, I kid you not, no more than 20-25 degrees of movement.

    I decided the best way to get him off of it would be to ask him how many sets he has left...you know, that way he'd get the hint that someone needs to use the bench for something other than a weight rest. He politely informed me he had 4 more sets left and started doing his next set :ugh:

    At that point all I wanted to do was take the weights off the bench and throw them under the rack and say, "Actually, you're done," but I didn't want to make a scene.

    What the fuck is wrong with people?
     
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    the fact that they're too impatient to wait their turn when the gym is busy
     
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    No, fuck that. That guy was wrong.
     
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    I hate fuckers like that.
     
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    :rofl:

    are you that much of a pussy that you cant just ask him to set his db on the floor so you can use the bench
     
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    :werd: since there are no actual flat benches for benchpresses these guys use the squat rack for benching. This kid beat me to the rack, and I asked how many sets he had left he said 12 :ugh: . Those sets took an eternity, so long that i just asked the guys at benching at the other squat rack to use it when they were done. I finished squatting (like 4-5 sets) and this kid is still benching in the other squat rack :rofl:
     
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    You can't be serious.

    This guy was using the bench as a place to rest his DB's between sets. He was not using the bench for any part of his workout other than this.
     
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    I pretty much did that by asking him how many sets he had left...I guess he didn't get the hint. At that point I was so mad that it was either wait or make a scene.
     
  9. The Boy Bastard

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    I would have told him you need it and he was welcome to put his weights on the side while he waited, then proceeded to do your thing.

    Fuck that, the dude was being inconsiderate since it’s a workout bench, not a fucking weight rack. Like the idiots who insist on doing curls 6" in front of the rack so you can't get to weights until they stop or you bump into them.
     
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    When I need to grab DB's from the rack and someone is in the way I have no problems bumping into them.
     
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    No, you did not "pretty much" do that. People are focused on their workouts, not reading in between the lines of off the cuff comments made by strangers. If you want something done, say exactly what you mean. Not saying the guy was right, but if you wanted it done, you should have said something.
     
  12. kilian

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    Fucking :werd:.
    If someone is curling in the squat rack, or doing anythign that doesn't require a rack, and all three at my gym are full, I simply walk up to them, and ask them if they could do that somewhere else because this is the only place I can squat and they can do their exercise in multiple other locations.
    So far when I've had to say this, they've always moved.
     
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    You try much too hard to go against the grain in just about every F&N post you make.

    If someone is using a bench to REST HIS DUMBELLS ON BECAUSE HE'S TOO LAZY TO PICK THEM OFF THE FLOOR, then he deserves to be told to fuck off for being an asshole.

    Some people have no sack. if someone did that to me I would just inform him that he has to move. You do not have to cause a scene to get your point across.. If you want something done, learn to say it. Do not be a person who has no ability to convey a point.
     
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    It's not like it's an issue of you having to either stay quiet and skulk, or go up and say "FUCK OFF MAN WHAT ARE YOU THINKING" - just explain it nicely and ask to use the bench, 99% of the time the person won't say no.
     
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    I'd have just said. "Could you move your dumbbells we need the bench"
     
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    werd.
     
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    That would put me in a fucking outrage. Next time tell him to put his weights elsewhere.

    On the squat rack/bench issue, that is the most ludicrous shit I have heard. That gym you go to is a piece of shit if they dont have actual bench press dedicated equipment.
     
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    Gym at peak hours get the worst type of people...gym at 5am ftw
     
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    Word! 2 pm is the best time, same 5-6 dudes always working out there and no one else.
     
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    Yep. :bowdown:
     
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    my gym at peak hours is like a night club in new jersey with a 10:1 guy to girl ratio.
     
  22. kilian

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    I've been going to the gym after 7pm usually now to avoid the douchebags. I've found they all attend around 5:30-6 right after feasting on each others cocks at the dining halls.
     
  23. BarbaraWaltersPegleg

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    I cant even imagine the gyms in Joisey bro...wow
     
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    "mind if I use the bench?"

    "no problem" <does what he has to do>

    "thanks"



    Has never failed.

    I swear some people need communication skills much more than muscles
     
  25. BlackIce72

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    yeah they're pretty fucking bad, and I went to a super commercial gym essentially in the middle of guido-town
     
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