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  • Not putting the weights away

    72 19.62%
  • Machines not wiped down

    30 8.17%
  • Hogging machines

    60 16.35%
  • Excessive groaning

    37 10.08%
  • Swinging/dangerous use of equipment

    19 5.18%
  • Mobile phones

    14 3.81%
  • Overcrowding

    96 26.16%
  • Smell!

    16 4.36%
  • Other...

    23 6.27%
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    Talking Most annoying gym habit?

    There was a popular thread about this...so what's the most annoying gym habit?

    Thanks British Rich for the the suggestion!
    Last edited by Damien; 11-20-2007 at 04:01 PM.
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    Gotta be people insisting on listening to loud hip hop while training
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    people not whiping up after them self.. dame i hate that.. big puddle's of other people's sweat
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    My top one is probably the guy at my gym who swings dumbbells as a "shoulder warm up"....he apparently wants to shred his rotator cuff....that is just fine but if I ever see one of those things go flying he'd better hope it knocks me out! LOL

    if he ever quits then my top pick would be dumbbells/plates not put away or not in correct order....
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    Cant train properly when there's too many people in so overcrowding has to be top for me

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    Not putting weights away...., nothing worse than going to do a warm up only to find the bars with weights on and you have to empty them.....

    In my gym everyone puts their weights away......Or they get a free transfer to another gym of their choice....lol
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    This was a very close second but i'd rather have the equipment to use even if i have to take the weights off first than it all be in use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Cant train properly when there's too many people in so overcrowding has to be top for me
    shaun, you should send some ppl to my gym, i wish i had more ppl in my gym. i need a spotter.
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    I don't get annoyed too often at the gym, but one time I was VERY close to saying a few choice words I was working out on a squat rack - doing RDLs. Went to the fountain to get some water. Come back 30 seconds later there's a group of 5 teen boys doing shoulder presses. Took my weight down and everything. I am like 'What da Heck?' I had my bag near by too. Dang, I should have said something...instead I had to finish my last set of RDLs at a different station.
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    That was tough to decide on. They all are annoying.
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    Hogging machines is #1 for me. I hate guys that are working out alone and refuse to let anyone jump in and get a set done while they're resting between sets. They just sit on the machine. I don't expect them to let me and 4 friends jump in on their break time but if I'm alone and they're alone and it's the only machine, there's no reason why we can't rotate and why I can't get a set in while they're resting.

    In not to distant second is not putting weight plates away when you're done with them. I hate walking over to a barbell and having to take 180 pounds of someone else's weights off the bar and putting them away before I'm able to do my own sets of benching. Same with the preacher curl bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tazrockon View Post
    Hogging machines is #1 for me. I hate guys that are working out alone and refuse to let anyone jump in and get a set done while they're resting between sets. They just sit on the machine. I don't expect them to let me and 4 friends jump in on their break time but if I'm alone and they're alone and it's the only machine, there's no reason why we can't rotate and why I can't get a set in while they're resting.

    In not to distant second is not putting weight plates away when you're done with them. I hate walking over to a barbell and having to take 180 pounds of someone else's weights off the bar and putting them away before I'm able to do my own sets of benching. Same with the preacher curl bars.
    Even worse is someone sitting on a machine yacking on the phone! I think phone calls should only be allowed in the lobby area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thayne View Post
    That was tough to decide on. They all are annoying.
    I should have put an "all" option
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    Too many people ANYWHERE turn me off... Im immediately ready to go...
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    I just want to add there is an UPside to overcrowding...
    My gum is provided by the Corp I work for so as with most offices it is more women than men

    It's funny how much longer I can stay on the bike for my cardio sessions when there is a nice lycra-clad arse bouncing on the treadmill in front of me
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    ^ Lol

    Overcrowding fo sho, i go to fitness first so their ethics are just bang as many ppl in as you can possibly get.

    Its impossible to get any free weights between 6pm and 8pm
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    One of the things I hate the most is unracked dumbells

    This is mostly caused by overcrowding....

    Yesterday I was trying to do some skullcrushers on a bench, and just to sit down I had to sort my feet around a load of dumbells I DIDN'T put there.

    Not to mention I had to take time off of my breaks to rack those dumbells I didn't use.

    Most annoyingly, it wasn't the heavier dumbells (which were also unracked) that were there... just the 7, 10 or mostly 20 kg. bells.

    Nobody cares about the "For your safety: rack your weights" sign and just don't mind tripping over free weights scattered all over the gym's floor

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    There is a guy at my gym who for some reason stretches right in the way of everything, he doesn't go off to the side or anything, and he warms up in the same spot too just doing to weirdest excercises and stretches. One day im just gonna drop the free weights on him cause im tired of trying to manoeuver around him.
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    I voted for smell. There's this one guy at my gym, he has the worst body odor that I've ever encountered. When he's around, I work out with whatever equipment is on the opposite side of the room.

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    people who fiddle fart around and on the machine doing nothing while im waiting to use it.
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    Overcrowding definitely. When I hate it when I need a bench and see every single one used, with 2-3 people sharing each bench. 10 min of nothing to do...

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    I hate when gyms are crowded. Its simply annoying.


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    People who jump in when youve gone to get some water, and start stripping my bars! really grips my aas
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    I really hate when somebody leaves the machines wet of sweat and the second most is when weights are spread all over the gym and you have go around to find the weights that you are looking for.
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    Number one for me is people who grab newspapers or magazines to read during their cardio workout...

    I really don't understand what they're thinking... If you're going slow enough to be able to read 1/2 a magazine during your "cardio" workout, congratulations, you just accomplished just about nothing! I guess it's their ignorance that upsets me the most, I have a very low tolerance for it. Funny enough, a lot of people seem to do this. I'm usually drenched in sweat after a cardio workout, and you see these little snowflakes going for about 20 min and get off without ever breaking a sweat... why even bother?

    Second would be cell phone, although (thank god) it's a lot less frequent. If it's fast and sweet I could care less (I understand business / emergencies, ect), but ever now and then a girl will have a full blown, 15 min conversation while on a cardio machine. That kills me every time and I make sure to say "are you kidding me" loud and proud.
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