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  • Not putting the weights away

    72 19.67%
  • Machines not wiped down

    30 8.20%
  • Hogging machines

    60 16.39%
  • Excessive groaning

    37 10.11%
  • Swinging/dangerous use of equipment

    19 5.19%
  • Mobile phones

    14 3.83%
  • Overcrowding

    96 26.23%
  • Smell!

    15 4.10%
  • Other...

    23 6.28%
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    Talking Most annoying gym habit?

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post
    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 stupidity that upsets me the most, I have a very low tolerance for ignorance. 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.

    wow..... you need to take some volume or something before you go to the gym dude. you can't read and walk in place at the same time? oh and its really easy to do a hard cardio on a stationary bike while reading a magazine, plus it really helps to pass time. I sometime get annoyed by hearing music when I'm working out.

    I think talking on a cellphone is a great idea when running on a treadmill, especially if you don't have someone next to you to talk because it helps to monitor you intensity, if your running to hard that you can't speak or carry on a conversation then you are running to hard for maximum fat burning.
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    I agree it helps to pass the time, but I just can't see how you can training hard while reading, as I said. If you goal is fat loss, then light training isn't going to cut it unless your goal is very long term (Yrs)

    If you're moving at a good pace, and your head will be moving, you can't read well. Walking on a treadmill is great for warm ups and if you need to condition into a work out program, but you're not burning up any calories just walking.. maybe about 200 per 2 miles?

    It's just an annoyance, people can do what they want, but I find it funny they think they're being productive. (although any exercise is better then none). Most people are looking for shorter term results, but they have their science all wrong from what I've read. Medium to hard cardio, weight training, and good nutrition is key to losing that 1-2 pounds a week of fat.

    As for a cell phone in the gym, I see it much like the movie theater. You're in a public space with a lot of people, and it's quite rude to be yapping away. I really don't want to know about your day, or your drunk friend or your gossip. And when Gym equipment is really close, you're most likely ruining the concentration of the person next to you. I feel as you do with music, use it, but don't have it up so loud as others can hear it. It's really the same thing as talking away on a cell phone...

    I also thought the debate on Intensity VS. fat burning zone had long been over? Sure you burn less of a % of fat, but you burn more total fat as you burn more total calories with hard training and HIIT.
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    I hate overcrowding and dropping weights

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    for some reason i cant handle seeing people swinging weights and doing inproper and dangerous form when they see day in and day out quilified and experinced lifters doing it properly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redge1 View Post
    for some reason i cant handle seeing people swinging weights and doing inproper and dangerous form when they see day in and day out quilified and experinced lifters doing it properly!
    Or PTs walking right by and not saying anything...
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    most of these annoying things can be solved although they are inconvenient, however you cant kick people out so i'd have to say overcrowding is worst since theres nothing you can do besides come at a different time.
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    overcrowding for me, with overcrowding comes people not wiping down equip, smell, excessive groaning, not putting equipment back, hogging the machines/stations, and pretty much every other annoying habit... I dunno... maybe I just don't like people
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    Hate overcrowding/hogging equipment. Means the same thing - my workout gets screwed up. And without pretending to be a pro or anything, it makes it 10 times worse when the person using the equipment u want is doing it completely wrong and you know theyre not benefitting from it anyway!

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    Definitelly the smell.

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    Overcrowdin....definitely.....
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    I haven't really experienced any of the above or anything else I really dislike. The only thing that bothers me is that there is really no place to sit when you are resting unless you want to hog a machine or a bench to catch a breath. As I know this probably aggravates other people but I make sure I keep my eyes out for people eyeing the machine or bench I am on to make sure they don't need it. My gym is pretty small and is nothing like the social place like Gold or whatever so it never really gets crowded and I never have to wait for a machine.
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    crowdness is really messed up. She gym I go is small gym . its my university gym and everybody goes to the gym when classes finish. during that time its crowded as hell . everytime need to look for dumbels all around and ask people to share. also need to add or remove weights from bar every time. . . .
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    even tho im not going to a gym myself i spot a friend sometimes .... the most annoying habit its propably people that are throwing the weights down with big force lol , maybe some no sense excessive groaning and last but not least not putting the plates and dumbells away.
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    I had a hard time between picking weights up and groaning. But groaning took 1st place as it ****es me off and i wish i could shut those dudes up. I am not big enough yet -_-
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