what do you do while waiting for equipment?

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  1. Hebrew Hammer

    Hebrew Hammer Resident Jew goalie OT Supporter

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    The squat racks were being used all day today and I would go back between every set of my other exercises to check if they were open but they were always being used. I just said fuck it and did my other exercises and left. Anybody have this problem?


    edit: btw, got my redblast in today and used it. Hit PR's on every exercise I did. Great supplement.
     
  2. tekmode

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    i ask the person using it how many sets they have and just wait if its not that many
     
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    i dont have to wait for equipment
     
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    protein fart

    edit: seriously, I ask how many sets they have to do, if its a lot I might as to work in or go do something else. if its not much, I'll wait
     
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    Either ask to work in, or just do another exercise for that muscle-group.
     
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    JustBlazin Ironic Punishment

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    word, or i just ask to work in
    just because you're in a gym doesn't mean you can't approach people. you pay to use the equipment too.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Hang around, maybe take a trip to the drinking fountain. The gym I work out at is usually empty and at my school gym whenever I ask anyone how many sets they have left they just tell me the're done and leave. :wtc:
     
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    I do something else until i can get in, or if i've done everything else I'll ask how many they've got left and wait.
     
  9. Hebrew Hammer

    Hebrew Hammer Resident Jew goalie OT Supporter

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    I just feel stupid standing there waiting and I know I wouldn't like it if someone was standing waiting for me to finish. I workout at lifetime though so I have never had this problem before. Not many people at these commercial gyms squat.
     
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    but they do use the squat rack to do curls :o
     
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    bear frankly rover i dont give a "woof

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    i usually kick them off the machines, unless theyre bigger than me then its cool.
     
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    I just politely ask to work in, if they say no I work in anyway unless of course 4+ people are using the machine. If it's 1-2 people then they really have no reason to say no.
     
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    Some fagot was DB benching, and told me no, so I just did DB floor press right next to him so he couldn't drop his weight, lol
     
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    I would have crop-dusted him instead and then worked in when he started choking from the air pollution that would anger the EPA...
     
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    Luckilly the university gym is HUGE and there are 4 satellite gyms on campus that are as big as most schools only gym. I'm gonna miss it. :(
     
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    "How many sets do you have left?"

    "I'm done sir, it's all yours"

    :dunno:
     
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    rip one off
     
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    This never happened. Unless by this you mean its always cool then sure but I'm betting you've never looked sideways at someone let alone kicked them off. Who the fuck you think you are? :ugh2:

    I usually ask then work in or if they're finishing I'll do some dynamic stretching to keep warm and remind the person I'm waiting and they're holding me up.
     
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    I no longer lift at the rec, so I should be ok
     
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    I ask how many sets left, and thank them, and say il wait. They ussualy just hurry up and leave, im slightly one of the bigger guys at the gym. Most people at my place are very respectable haha.
     
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    stretch, do warm ups (usually for squats i'll go do some leg press or something)
     
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    I usually time it so the busy equipments I get on first...if they're taken, I dos omething else and keep my eye open
     
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    stretch
     
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    I was getting some water the other day when I saw a middle-aged woman doing sldls with my oly bar. Now i'm not one to hate on women, but when she steps on my shit like that, its game time. I'm certain that she's making a positive life change, and trying to make her husband keep thinking she's attractive, but mothafuckas need to know that when they pick up any bar, that its my bar and bitches need to accomodate my quest for swolitude. She now sucks demon cocks in hell through a hole in her neck. Some say its mean, some say I'm harsh..I call it Danimals.
     
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