7 NEW RULES for the Gym

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Dazocdude

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Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 16:16
When you are at your locker doing what ever you need to do and you need to bend over......please point your butt to the locker.

One day (many years ago) I was sitting on the bench putting on my shoes. I just glance up and here is this 70 year old very heavy man bent over with is butt sticking right at me.

I honestly couldn't go back to the gym for several weeks. I just couldn't get myself to do it.
Dazocdude

Joined: Feb 12
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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 11:14
One more from me.

If you are a woman and you decide to wear a something extremely tight and skimpy to the gym so it is plainly obvious that you want to draw attention to your body, don't look at a guy like he is disgusting if he happens to look your way. I am a very happily married man. BUT, I am also human. I am going to notice a woman walking by me in a thong and skin tight cloths with boobs hanging out.
JessWhatINee...

Joined: Jan 12
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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 16:40
Rule:
If you're only going to be walking slower than 2.5mph on a level surface you don't need a treadmill! Go mosey up and down the hallway. Leave machines to people running (or at least power walking) or doing hills.
If there are multiple cardio machines available, please don't hop on the one directly beside me.
And why guys, when you cut the sleeves off your t-shirts why must you rip open the entire sides, leaving what is basically a small poncho? I can see your armpits, ribs, stomach & all the way to the waistband of your shorts.
Rpalmst

Joined: Oct 11
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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 17:10
Jess I am with you on the slow/flat walkers on the treadmill..but I know I shouldn't feel like that. Just drives me crazy when treadmills are at a premium and someone is walking at 2.5 for like 3 hours.
asagohan

Joined: Jun 11
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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 19:56
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-jerks-you-meet-in-every-gym/
erika2633

Joined: Nov 11
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Posted: 14 Feb 2013, 18:38
I'm reviving this thread because I think it's hilarious, and I'm adding this:

Rule #279 (or something): When you're on the treadmill and you're feeling bored, please do this, especially if you're at my gym -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fwaxbsY8p0


Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
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Anna894

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 14 Feb 2013, 23:23
OMG I have a great one: Wear deodorant!!!! No one wants to die from your excessive BO. Also Don't douse yourself with perfume!!! And if you smoke I would prefer not to smell it. Seriously I experienced all of these odors yesterday at the gym. I almost chucked up my cookies (aka threw up). YUCK!!! Some people are so disgusting. And I think it's okay if people sweat a lot at the gym as long as they aren't sweating on me, they clean up/wipe down equipment afterwards, and THEY DO NOT SMELL!.
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
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Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 08:20
Still laughing and sooooo glad I have my equipment at home. No one has to worry about me working out in my pj's or wearing my flannel robe for during warmup, I have my own shower, and on days when my back is hurting I don't have to worry about the fact that I'm only doing 3mph on my treadmill. I may have to try some of the bunny hop stuff from Erika's Utube post -- that was hilarious. Marking so that anytime I feel I'm missing out on not joining a gym I'll come back here and remember all of the perils listed!
Savaticus

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 23:33
You forgot:

Don't wear make up to work out. If you are wearing makeup you weren't planning on sweating and you are taking up valuable equipment that can be used people trying to get / stay fit.
NCNOLE

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 16 Feb 2013, 07:28
I take exception on the makeup.. If I workout after work or really anytime after8am, I will have makeup on regardless. I just prefer not to leave the house without makeup. Call me vain if you like, I have rosacia. I will sweat and maybe some of my makeup will sweat off, but my foundation stays in place for the most part (I pay extra for that feature Smile
erika2633

Joined: Nov 11
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Posted: 16 Feb 2013, 12:47
I agree with you, Ncnole - I am most often going to the gym right from work or some other activity where I already had makeup on. I'm not going to take the time to go wash off all my makeup before I workout when I'm just going to sweat some of it off anyway. Just because someone has makeup on at the gym doesn't mean they put it on FOR the gym or that they don't plan on sweating...


Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.
Kenna Morton

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Posted: 26 Oct 2019, 10:39
Rolling on the floor laughing.
Kenna Morton
tennesseemam...

Joined: Nov 19
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Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 14:29
Never put anyone down for going slower than what you think is appropriate on the treadmill or any other piece of equipment. You have no idea what their limitations are or their fitness level. What gives you the right to deem any speed inappropriate ??
losing it

Joined: Aug 08
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Posted: 02 Jan 2020, 10:03
Don't be judgmental, we are all at different stages in our life and you do not want to discourage ANYONE from going to the gym. Be a little kinder folks. You never know, you may have someone looking at your and not liking what you are doing or wearing.
TommyGuns67

Joined: Jan 20
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Posted: 22 Jan 2020, 05:18
kimocan wrote:
Here are a few New Rules I've personally come up with from my experiences and observations at the gym. Please note that if any of these rules speak to you personally, now is the time to adhere to these rules. It will make the world a better place. Smile


6. If when you are doing bicep curls and your lower back is getting most of the workout from your constant swaying back and forth….. Put the “ego” weights down buddy and try using something not so heavy. Seriously…no one is paying attention to how much you’re lifting. Just saying….


Any new rules you think should be added from your personal experiences or observations?


6.5. If you are going to tell someone that no one is paying attention then you might want to not pay attention. Just saying...
Judgement is a great part of life IF we do it correctly.

Perhaps this would be better: Bicep curls, when performed correctly, isolate the bicep motion from the body. Using your body to create momentum detracts from the momentum. If the weight is too heavy to curl without body motion then you may want to consider using lighter weights.




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