weird things you see people do at the gym

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leahl

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 08:17
Hey guys, I thought it would be funny to post any weird/silly things you see people do at the gym.

I will start:

Wednesday I saw this guy (who was wearing jeans) doing all of these crazy looking stretches that I had never seen before. Not soon after he started his stretching, he went to pull his foot behind him, and I heard a massive RIIIP. He had split his jeans from the waistband to the seat, and of course he wasn't wearing underwear. So needless to say, my workout regime turned into a little peep show. (Not pretty)

Haha
Canajun

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 08:31
Mine has to do with indecent exposure at the gym, too. I get that people want to sit nekkid in the sauna. Fine, have at it. But do you really have to lie on the bench with your legs spread out? Jaysus.

*scratching sauna off routine*
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 08:51
@Canajun: HA! The saunas at my gym are public and right next to the pool, so I don't have to deal with people I'd rather not see butt nekkid.

Years ago I went to a small local gym, and it would be only Sir Screamsalot and me in the weight room. He had a routine that he went through step-by-step every single morning. He would load up the squat rack with HEAVY weight, and then start pacing and mumbling to himself. After a few minutes of this he would throw in random grunts. UGH! He'd stare at the floor and slowly crank up the volume. YEAH BABY! WOOO! He'd sit there and psych himself up for almost 10 full minutes. Get some... GET SOOOOMMMMEEE!!! When he was ready, he'd get under the bar, get in position to lift, slowly descend into a full squat, RRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, and rack the weight after his one squat.

Then he would leave. He did this every... single... day.

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 08:58
I think the worst I've seen actually belongs to myself.

I sweat a lot, and when I got serious into running I made the mistake of wearing cotton shirts. After a long enough time, a wet cotton shirt get abrasive, and when you run the shirt slowly moves back and forth because of your stride and arm movement.

I had been on the dreadmill at the gym for almost a full hour. It was the first time I had ever been on for such a long time. People were staring at me and I was thinking they were impressed at how long I had been at it. I felt invincible. When the dreadmill hit 1 hour, I stopped it and jumped off to stretch. When I turned around I looked in the mirror and saw what everyone was looking at... two red stripes starting at my chest and going all the way down my WHITE shirt. I had run my nipples off.

It took two weeks for 'em to heal. I haven't worn a cotton shirt on a run since.

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Canajun

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 08:58
OMG, DBZ, how did you not fall onto the floor pointing and laughing at him?
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 09:02
BAHAHA too funny!!! I've got a few. There's one old guy at my gym who gets on the elliptical and "boxes" while he's "running". I get it, really, but it's just funny. Then there's the guy who sits on the machine and talks to himself. Then there's the chick who has the treadmill up at full speed, she doesn't run because she hangs onto the side bars, but her legs are going as fast as possible. It's very strange and I don't get what the point is. And then there's the other old guy who runs every day on the mill and he wears short, short, short, shorts so if you walk behind him while he's running...ick. And he'll do all sorts of stretching, at the treadmill, that involve lifting his leg too high or too far so the short shorts become even shorter. Grody. There's also an old guy who "swims" in the hot tub. I'll be sitting there and he'll be under water coming towards me. Uh, hello.
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 09:04
/0 OMG!!!! That is funny AND painful sounding!!! OMG! That reminds me of an Office episode LOL
leahl

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 09:35
Hahaha canajun, I am so glad that my gym doesn't have a sauna after hearing that! lol. how nasty!

"OHH Feel the burn! I can barely lift my right arm, because I did so many!" We get the grunters and screamers at our gym too. It reminds me of Anchorman where he is lifting weights in his office. lol

Dividedby, I am so sorry about your bad cotton shirt experience! That absolutely sucks.

Swimming in the hot tub is a new one too. lol

OH I forgot about the guy in the electric blue full body spandex. He has no shame lol
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 09:38
My boyfriend said he saw a guy drying his nuts under the hand dryer in the locker room ew.

I saw a girl running on the treadmill in shorts and furry ugg boots.
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 09:49
This is my new favorite thread! My gym has recently started "enforcing" the dress code after a lot of complaints about a particular woman. She wears a white sports bra and white bun hugger shorts on the elliptical--both of which get even more graphic after she starts sweating. They said a guy behind her actually fell off the machine staring at her butt and it was a safety issue!
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 09:52
erikag wrote:
They said a guy behind her actually fell off the machine staring at her butt and it was a safety issue!


Laughing

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 09:56
well I just got my laugh for the day!! too funny!!!!
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leahl

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 10:25
What about the women in full makeup that you can see running down their face at the end of their workout.
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 10:29
I wish I could have been there to see the guy fall off. I bet it was hysterical! And who in the world runs in UGG boots?! They aren't comfortable (to run in).
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 10:40
There was this one guy... weirdo ... doing some exercises on the mat... and then he would get up, stretch and make some noises that sound like a sprinkler... I was laughing deep inside I had trouble finishig my exercise... what was that for?
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 10:41
I'm glad most people wear headphones at the gym. Doing leg presses after eating Kashi cereal in the morning creates some embarrassing situations...
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 10:54
This really isn't a weird thing, however I think there should be a class on proper 'support' for women. I mean I just can't stand seeing those things flying everywhere, I have gfs that are well endowed and they seem to keep everything in line. Also, why do men have to scream when they lift? I know it is tough, however if I am in a Zen moment and I hear 'ahhahhh' it throws me off. I know the makeup thing, you see the towel and think wow that makes you like sooo good.
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 11:42
hottagain, what do you mean by well-endowed? And if your friends are indeed something like me (38DD) please ask them and let me know what sports bras they use! I'm one of the women with the "things flying everywhere" that you see. Smile Can't find any bra that can contain me while doing cardio.
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 11:45
GilmoreGirl, I'm also a 38 DD, and I have to wear a regular bra with a sports bra over top of it. I have yet to find a single bra that can strap mine down lol.
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Posted: 14 May 2010, 11:57
Gilmore Girl, my daughter (13 yrs old) is a 38 DD and is in sports and very active. She wears a bra w/ a sports bra over as well. We have bought many different sports bras but the best one she has found is by Danskin at Wal-Mart. They have several kinds but this one is geared for high intensity movements. Trust me, she wont be getting any black eyes wearing this.
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