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2014-03-05 06:41:11 PM

TacoBeelzebub: Ugh, the guy who gives the unsolicited advice is my biggest gym pet peeve.  It's always some muscle-bound cretin with no neck who does this, and usually to the women.

CSSis: I have bursitis in both knees, so I can't jog or run.  (A good brisk walk works well for me.)  So I'm walking on the treadmill when The Fount of Useless Information, a meathead who had to have his buddy help him push his arms together on the fly machine because he put too damn much weight on it, sidles up to me and says, "You know, HON, you'd get a much better workout if you ran."  I looked at him and said, "You know, HON, my doctor told me I can blow out my knees if I try to run or jog, so I'm more inclined to listen to him than some stranger at the gym."  He slunk away muttering something about "only trying to help."  Moran.


Entirely that.

So many people talk about how being judged/watched/whatever by other people is the main reason that they don't join a gym - and it is the guys like that that are causing it.  Most of the people there are content to mind their own business, and the rest know the cardinal rule - there is No Good Way to give unsolicited advice.  Even if you're right, and your guidance would solve every problem in the world for this other person - you keep it to yourself.
 
2014-03-05 06:42:28 PM

Shadi: Other than #1, these articles are always so whiny. I imagine its from a new years resolutioner thinking of excuses why they didn't last into March this time.


Resolutionaries.  Most of them are already gone from my gym.
 
2014-03-05 06:42:34 PM
I sweat so much on a spinning bike, I have to drag it down to the car wash.
 
2014-03-05 06:43:05 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I wish my gym had cleanup stuff near the machines.  It's all over the place near the cardio stuff bu the machines don't have any of it.  Thankfully almost everybody is in good enough shape that they're not dripping sweat.

Me on the other hand, I'm wet.  But I carry a towel so it's good.


I'm in fairly decent shape, but I drip sweat when I work out. I see it as a good thing, but I also clean up after myself.

What's annoying about it is when I'm doing a plank and a little bead of sweat runs right down my nose but won't drop to the floor. It's like torture.
 
2014-03-05 06:43:48 PM
I hover over a machine if it's one of my preferred ones and stupid muggles are just standing on it instead of using it. Put your phone in your locker, too.

Speaking of lockers, there are hundreds in the locker room to choose from that aren't close to mine. I want to change without you all up my ass. No, I'm not going to stand and wait until you're done. People who don't use locks deserve to have their shiat stolen, too.

Also, sadly not touched on by the article, but two massive peeves:

1) When you get into my lane in the pool, number one, dangle your legs in the water instead of jumping right in. When I see your legs when I go to turn, I know you want to get in, and we can quickly coordinate. When you jump right in, I may run into you or have the crap scared out of me when I have to do a full emergency stop to avoid running into you.

2) YOU ARE NOT DOING FLY OR BUTTERFLY AFTER GETTING INTO MY LANE, YOU FILTHY ABUSIVE MUGGLE.
 
2014-03-05 06:44:16 PM

balki1867: I've never seen most of these things at my gym.  Honestly, my biggest pet peeves are:

1) People who hog equipment and won't let you work sets in between.  I once had to wait on a guy who was doing some pyramid workout requiring 8 sets on the same machine. Of course he spent 3 minutes standing around between sets.
2) This goes double if you're doing a circuit workout and won't allow anyone to use all three pieces of equipment in your rotation.  I only experienced this once and just ignored the guy and did my sets in between his.
3) The guy at my gym who brings his laptop and does his P90X workout in the main area.  Of course this is during a busy time when there is a class going on in the group exercise area.  I totally understand that you might live in an apartment where you can't do P90X, but if you're going to do it at the gym, save it for a time when you can go in the group area.
4) Bad form-- this one was covered in TFA.  I always have to laugh at the dudes on the pulldown machines that put on a ridiculous amount of weight and then contort their backs all over the place getting in their 12 reps.
5) People who don't rerack, or people who don't rerack weights correctly -- no I don't want to pull off 8 25-pound plates to get to the two 10-pound plates I need. (also covered in the TFA)


You can easily write down the p90x workout too. You don't need the video.

I only use the video for the yoga at home.
 
2014-03-05 06:48:04 PM

Vector R: I hover over a machine if it's one of my preferred ones and stupid muggles are just standing on it instead of using it. Put your phone in your locker, too.


data2.whicdn.com

/Because if not
//Then you don't get to use muggle
 
2014-03-05 06:51:01 PM

CygnusDarius: Vector R: I hover over a machine if it's one of my preferred ones and stupid muggles are just standing on it instead of using it. Put your phone in your locker, too.

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/Because if not
//Then you don't get to use muggle


Witch, yes. Also, 'muggle' is a lot nicer than what I REALLY want to say. :)
 
2014-03-05 06:52:50 PM

Jster422: TacoBeelzebub: Ugh, the guy who gives the unsolicited advice is my biggest gym pet peeve.  It's always some muscle-bound cretin with no neck who does this, and usually to the women.

CSSis: I have bursitis in both knees, so I can't jog or run.  (A good brisk walk works well for me.)  So I'm walking on the treadmill when The Fount of Useless Information, a meathead who had to have his buddy help him push his arms together on the fly machine because he put too damn much weight on it, sidles up to me and says, "You know, HON, you'd get a much better workout if you ran."  I looked at him and said, "You know, HON, my doctor told me I can blow out my knees if I try to run or jog, so I'm more inclined to listen to him than some stranger at the gym."  He slunk away muttering something about "only trying to help."  Moran.

Entirely that.

So many people talk about how being judged/watched/whatever by other people is the main reason that they don't join a gym - and it is the guys like that that are causing it.  Most of the people there are content to mind their own business, and the rest know the cardinal rule - there is No Good Way to give unsolicited advice.  Even if you're right, and your guidance would solve every problem in the world for this other person - you keep it to yourself.


The only time I ever gave someone unsolicited advice at a gym was telling a kid who was new to the whole weightlifting thing how to do a proper squat. Probably saved him a lot of pain.
Someone who worked there probably should have done it instead, but the trainer just walked by him on his way somewhere else.
 
2014-03-05 06:53:58 PM
Thankfully the gym at my work place doesn't have any of these. Except for #5...it's so arrogant of those self-absorbed SOB's to show up every day in full royal attire. The satin cape and golden crown is distracting and pretentious.
 
2014-03-05 06:54:21 PM
The most annoying thing is people who feel the need to constantly remind others-- by way of writing articles, for example-- that they go to the gym.

/Goes to workout room sometimes
//Doesn't make a religion or other addiction out of it.
 
2014-03-05 06:54:46 PM

spman: #7 is a big one, I can't stand when I'm at a machine, and some meat head comes up to me within 30 seconds of my starting to exercise to ask me how many more sets I have. Seriously, bug off, I will be done when I'm done. When people do this to me, I intentionally dawdle and take way longer than I would have otherwise.

#8 is annoying too, it seems like every time I'm at the gym, it doesn't matter if there's three dozen other treadmills available, grandpa who smells like a combination of Preparation H and Geritol, or the dirty bum that hasn't showered in a year have to choose the one right next to me so we're bumping shoulders.

#9 is a nuisance, if you're that important that you can't go for a 45 minute workout without having to talk on your phone, maybe you should stop going to the gym, or find a better time.

#6 is bad only because it's always the people you DON'T want to see naked (not to imply that there are people you DO want to see naked, but you get my point) who are strutting around in the buff. You need to take off your clothes to change or go to the shower, that's fine, but don't make a show out of it. Ever notice that the average age of the people who shower or get naked in the locker room these days is like 78?

What's more annoying about #1 is when the staff at the gym don't actively do anything about people who don't clean off the equipment when they are done. This seems to be a problem exclusive to Planet Fitness and other low cost gyms however, I've seen people get reamed out pretty good for trying this at the classier places.


Bingo!  We quit Lifetime, because our town's park district built a new facility and we save around $75 a month.  I go everyday, and the only thing I change is my shoes.  The locker room has always got old guys walking around with their junk hanging out.  I go home to take my shower, and I don't see why these mopes can't do the same, it not like they have anything else to farking do. They're not going back to the office.  If fact, if you watch them, they never break a sweat, anyway.

Disclosure: I 63, but, these guys act like their 90.
 
2014-03-05 06:55:42 PM
No curling in the farking squat rack.

No curling in the farking squat rack.
 
2014-03-05 06:56:25 PM

El Dudereno: The only time I ever gave someone unsolicited advice at a gym was telling a kid who was new to the whole weightlifting thing how to do a proper squat. Probably saved him a lot of pain.


Care to share for the rest of us?

/That and lunges.  Stupid things only hurt my toes.
 
2014-03-05 06:56:28 PM
I don't give a shiat about your form. Just clean your machine after you use it and don't be a dick. And don't talk to me. And if you are a pretty girl, I apologize if I oogle you too indiscreetly.
 
2014-03-05 06:58:37 PM

balki1867: 5) People who don't rerack, or people who don't rerack weights correctly -- no I don't want to pull off 8 25-pound plates to get to the two 10-pound plates I need. (also covered in the TFA)


This is about the only "problem" I have at the gym.
 
2014-03-05 07:00:02 PM

El Dudereno: Jster422: TacoBeelzebub: Ugh, the guy who gives the unsolicited advice is my biggest gym pet peeve.  It's always some muscle-bound cretin with no neck who does this, and usually to the women.

CSSis: I have bursitis in both knees, so I can't jog or run.  (A good brisk walk works well for me.)  So I'm walking on the treadmill when The Fount of Useless Information, a meathead who had to have his buddy help him push his arms together on the fly machine because he put too damn much weight on it, sidles up to me and says, "You know, HON, you'd get a much better workout if you ran."  I looked at him and said, "You know, HON, my doctor told me I can blow out my knees if I try to run or jog, so I'm more inclined to listen to him than some stranger at the gym."  He slunk away muttering something about "only trying to help."  Moran.

Entirely that.

So many people talk about how being judged/watched/whatever by other people is the main reason that they don't join a gym - and it is the guys like that that are causing it.  Most of the people there are content to mind their own business, and the rest know the cardinal rule - there is No Good Way to give unsolicited advice.  Even if you're right, and your guidance would solve every problem in the world for this other person - you keep it to yourself.

The only time I ever gave someone unsolicited advice at a gym was telling a kid who was new to the whole weightlifting thing how to do a proper squat. Probably saved him a lot of pain.
Someone who worked there probably should have done it instead, but the trainer just walked by him on his way somewhere else.


Oh yeah, I have no problem if someone sees that I'm using a machine incorrectly and tells me the correct way to use it or something like that.  You were actually the Fount of USEFUL Information for that kid. :-)
 
2014-03-05 07:00:19 PM

Nix Nightbird: The most annoying thing is people who feel the need to constantly remind others-- by way of writing articles, for example-- that they go to the gym.

/Goes to workout room sometimes
//Doesn't make a religion or other addiction out of it.


Being fit is an interest to some people....who then write or read articles about it

Sorry to like things you don't like
 
2014-03-05 07:00:27 PM

mjohnson71: balki1867: 5) People who don't rerack, or people who don't rerack weights correctly -- no I don't want to pull off 8 25-pound plates to get to the two 10-pound plates I need. (also covered in the TFA)

This is about the only "problem" I have at the gym.


Yep. And the dumbell rack. I resort it every trip I think.

But fark it, gives me something to do during rest.
 
2014-03-05 07:01:04 PM

meyerkev: /That and lunges.  Stupid things only hurt my toes.


Squats:
Keep your weight on your heels or the balls of your feet, but never your toes.
Don't let you knees get in front of your toes

Lunges:
For your front foot, keep your weight on your heels or ball of your foot, but never your toes.
Don't let your front knee get in front of your front toe
 
2014-03-05 07:01:48 PM

balki1867: meyerkev: /That and lunges.  Stupid things only hurt my toes.

Squats:
Keep your weight on your heels or the balls of your feet, but never your toes.
Don't let you knees get in front of your toes

Lunges:
For your front foot, keep your weight on your heels or ball of your foot, but never your toes.
Don't let your front knee get in front of your front toe


That works.  Thanks.
 
2014-03-05 07:03:55 PM

TomD9938: I hate all the dirty looks I get when I'm trying to finish a cigarette near the entrance before going in.

It's just a little smoke, Franz.  You'll be fine.


It's not whether or not someone'll "be fine", it's the smell.  I'd give you the same look if you were standing near the entrance ripping off a series of farts.
 
2014-03-05 07:04:08 PM
vudu's free gym:

1 Buck up and maul split and stack 12 cords of wood every year.
2 Move the stack 1/2 cord at a time from wood shed to basement
3 Move stack, one rack full at a time each week to room with wood
4 Haul ashes outside
5 Snowblow 1/4 mile of steep driveway once a week doing 8 passes, and the turnaround
6 Mow 2 acres of yard and rake trimmings and haul to bank all summer after raking wood chips up
7 Park far from entrances to shopping destinations and walk.
8 Walk to berry bushes and pick and walk home
9 Weed garden daily
10 Shovel out mailbox in winter
11 Walk the 2 miles to the store on nice summer evenings to get a cold iced tea
12 Bike to waterfall on hot days and swim
13 Learn how to make a rope bridle on the fly and help neighbors round up stray livestock, horses at night.
14 Weed yard by hand and mulch those bad boys.
15 Climb ladder to roof on clear nights to watch shooting stars.
16 Help kids chase firefllies and put in jars with holes in lids
17 Take the stairs to another floor to use the bathroom at work.

No dues. Fresh air. And the only time you might see some dude's junk is if you gave a pal some beer to help you out and he pees in your yard.

Country club membership has its privileges.
 
2014-03-05 07:04:49 PM
Gime? What's a gime? Ohhh.... a gime! ...
 
2014-03-05 07:06:57 PM

meyerkev: balki1867: meyerkev: /That and lunges.  Stupid things only hurt my toes.

Squats:
Keep your weight on your heels or the balls of your feet, but never your toes.
Don't let you knees get in front of your toes

Lunges:
For your front foot, keep your weight on your heels or ball of your foot, but never your toes.
Don't let your front knee get in front of your front toe

That works.  Thanks.


There are a lot of helpful YouTube videos showing proper form for different lifts/movements. My favorite is a woman in yoga pants demonstrating a deadlift. I'd link, but I'm on my phone.
 
2014-03-05 07:07:11 PM

meyerkev: hervatski: There's gotta be a study out there on the percentage of buff gym people who get fat later in life, and non gym people who stay fit later in life.

The constant grind of having to lift weights constantly has got to wear thing. Its always rare to find an ageing former muscle bound wrestler who isn't tubby when theyre far out of the lime light.

At least some of that's GOT to be muscle to fat conversion.

I started doing *light* workouts, and gained 5 pounds while dropping 2 shirt sizes.

Stop working out, having been pretty heavy to begin with, and do the reverse...


Muscle to fat conversion? What alchemy have you bought into? You can lose muscle, and gain fat, but they don't convert.
 
2014-03-05 07:07:49 PM

Vector R: I hover over a machine if it's one of my preferred ones and stupid muggles are just standing on it instead of using it. Put your phone in your locker, too.

Speaking of lockers, there are hundreds in the locker room to choose from that aren't close to mine. I want to change without you all up my ass. No, I'm not going to stand and wait until you're done. People who don't use locks deserve to have their shiat stolen, too.

Also, sadly not touched on by the article, but two massive peeves:

1) When you get into my lane in the pool, number one, dangle your legs in the water instead of jumping right in. When I see your legs when I go to turn, I know you want to get in, and we can quickly coordinate. When you jump right in, I may run into you or have the crap scared out of me when I have to do a full emergency stop to avoid running into you.

2) YOU ARE NOT DOING FLY OR BUTTERFLY AFTER GETTING INTO MY LANE, YOU FILTHY ABUSIVE MUGGLE.


That's a good point. One time last year my wife and I were sharing a lane and in the middle of my lap I almost ran head-first into some guy who had decided to join us by just jumping and starting to swim down the center of the lane. WTF, man?
 
2014-03-05 07:08:13 PM
I've joined a gym twice in my life.

The first time I quit because of a combination of #8 and #11, usually with #8 causing #11.  I just wanted to be left the fark alone when doing my workout.  One time I literally had to get a staff member to remove a guy because he wouldn't stop giving "advice" after numerous attempts at telling him to fark off.

The 2nd time was explicitly due to #6.  I switched gyms (closer, cheaper, and a much better facility) and there was this group of literally 30 guys who'd always come in the same time I did who would literally hang out in the locker room in the buff for 30 minutes, work out for 25-30 minutes, then go back in the locker room, strip off, talk about whatever, and then leave after 30-45 MORE minutes.  After about the 5th time of that, I said fark it.
 
2014-03-05 07:11:11 PM

Shazam999: odinsposse: Mugato: I guess none of that bothers me because I'm not an uptight asshole.

And I've never seen a naked male in real life. I've manged to avoid that my entire life.

You don't watch porn?

He said "in real life".  The catch is that he's also never seen a naked female in real life either.


I believe your mom self identifies as female.
 
2014-03-05 07:16:04 PM

Russ1642: Muscle to fat conversion? What alchemy have you bought into? You can lose muscle, and gain fat, but they don't convert.


Muscle is denser than fat*.

So if you stay the same weight, and lose a bunch of muscle, that turns into fat, and you get huge.

And since those guys were pretty big to begin with, AND were doing a bunch of working out...

*Or I really need to get to the doctor right now.  See "Up 5 pounds, down 2 shirt sizes".
 
2014-03-05 07:19:09 PM
#3: Going thirty minutes on a treadmill is boring! I would appreciate someone to talk to while I did it.

#6:
i.huffpost.com

Why would you have vinyl seats in a locker room?

As for everything else, I have an acquaintance who is a personal trainer, and he's complained about the "summer chickens" doing three out of every four things on that list, so it seems eerily familiar.
 
2014-03-05 07:19:47 PM
I don't like it when it's used as a meet market.  I'm looking at you my ex-wife (twice that I know of).
 
2014-03-05 07:22:10 PM

TacoBeelzebub: El Dudereno: Jster422: TacoBeelzebub: Ugh, the guy who gives the unsolicited advice is my biggest gym pet peeve.  It's always some muscle-bound cretin with no neck who does this, and usually to the women.

CSSis: I have bursitis in both knees, so I can't jog or run.  (A good brisk walk works well for me.)  So I'm walking on the treadmill when The Fount of Useless Information, a meathead who had to have his buddy help him push his arms together on the fly machine because he put too damn much weight on it, sidles up to me and says, "You know, HON, you'd get a much better workout if you ran."  I looked at him and said, "You know, HON, my doctor told me I can blow out my knees if I try to run or jog, so I'm more inclined to listen to him than some stranger at the gym."  He slunk away muttering something about "only trying to help."  Moran.

Entirely that.

So many people talk about how being judged/watched/whatever by other people is the main reason that they don't join a gym - and it is the guys like that that are causing it.  Most of the people there are content to mind their own business, and the rest know the cardinal rule - there is No Good Way to give unsolicited advice.  Even if you're right, and your guidance would solve every problem in the world for this other person - you keep it to yourself.

The only time I ever gave someone unsolicited advice at a gym was telling a kid who was new to the whole weightlifting thing how to do a proper squat. Probably saved him a lot of pain.
Someone who worked there probably should have done it instead, but the trainer just walked by him on his way somewhere else.

Oh yeah, I have no problem if someone sees that I'm using a machine incorrectly and tells me the correct way to use it or something like that.  You were actually the Fount of USEFUL Information for that kid. :-)


Yeah, it's only happened to me once.  A guy came up and told me my form was wrong, and he was right.  Sometimes you don't realize that you're doing it wrong.
 
2014-03-05 07:23:17 PM

LoneWolf343: #3: Going thirty minutes on a treadmill is boring! I would appreciate someone to talk to while I did it.

#6:
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Why would you have vinyl seats in a locker room?

As for everything else, I have an acquaintance who is a personal trainer, and he's complained about the "summer chickens" doing three out of every four things on that list, so it seems eerily familiar.


My gym's locker room has vinyl seats.  Naked men like to sit on them.
 
2014-03-05 07:24:23 PM
People who don't use locks on the lockers are way more annoying. Now I gotta go through 15 lockers full of purses and clothing before I find one that is empty because you're "trusting". It's insulting that they think I won't steal their stuff.
 
2014-03-05 07:24:41 PM

Mugato: Shazam999: odinsposse: Mugato: I guess none of that bothers me because I'm not an uptight asshole.

And I've never seen a naked male in real life. I've manged to avoid that my entire life.

You don't watch porn?

He said "in real life".  The catch is that he's also never seen a naked female in real life either.

I believe your mom self identifies as female.


Papa?
 
2014-03-05 07:25:26 PM

riverwalk barfly: I don't like it when it's used as a meet market.  I'm looking at you my ex-wife (twice that I know of).


3. Sorry about that.
 
2014-03-05 07:30:28 PM

strife: CygnusDarius: spman:  #6 is bad only because it's always the people you DON'T want to see naked (not to imply that there are people you DO want to see naked, but you get my point) who are strutting around in the buff. You need to take off your clothes to change or go to the shower, that's fine, but don't make a show out of it. Ever notice that the average age of the people who shower or get naked in the locker room these days is like 78?

This.

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And this.  This was the norm at the YMCA I used to attend; you'd think they would be a little more conservative.


eil.com
 
2014-03-05 07:33:03 PM

balki1867: I've never seen most of these things at my gym.  Honestly, my biggest pet peeves are:

1) People who hog equipment and won't let you work sets in between.  I once had to wait on a guy who was doing some pyramid workout requiring 8 sets on the same machine. Of course he spent 3 minutes standing around between sets.
2) This goes double if you're doing a circuit workout and won't allow anyone to use all three pieces of equipment in your rotation.  I only experienced this once and just ignored the guy and did my sets in between his.
3) The guy at my gym who brings his laptop and does his P90X workout in the main area.  Of course this is during a busy time when there is a class going on in the group exercise area.  I totally understand that you might live in an apartment where you can't do P90X, but if you're going to do it at the gym, save it for a time when you can go in the group area.
4) Bad form-- this one was covered in TFA.  I always have to laugh at the dudes on the pulldown machines that put on a ridiculous amount of weight and then contort their backs all over the place getting in their 12 reps.
5) People who don't rerack, or people who don't rerack weights correctly -- no I don't want to pull off 8 25-pound plates to get to the two 10-pound plates I need. (also covered in the TFA)


I'm not familiar with all the steps of P90X, but if it's an exercise they can do in various areas of the gym, why should they only get to do it during certain hours?  How does it screw with everyone else for them to do it in the non-group space when it's just one person doing it?
 
2014-03-05 07:34:59 PM

Vector R: I hover over a machine if it's one of my preferred ones and stupid muggles are just standing on it instead of using it. Put your phone in your locker, too.

Speaking of lockers, there are hundreds in the locker room to choose from that aren't close to mine. I want to change without you all up my ass. No, I'm not going to stand and wait until you're done. People who don't use locks deserve to have their shiat stolen, too.

Also, sadly not touched on by the article, but two massive peeves:

1) When you get into my lane in the pool, number one, dangle your legs in the water instead of jumping right in. When I see your legs when I go to turn, I know you want to get in, and we can quickly coordinate. When you jump right in, I may run into you or have the crap scared out of me when I have to do a full emergency stop to avoid running into you.

2) YOU ARE NOT DOING FLY OR BUTTERFLY AFTER GETTING INTO MY LANE, YOU FILTHY ABUSIVE MUGGLE.


No one deserves to get their shiat stolen.  Do you really prefer a situation where you have to lock everything down or any random person can take it?

Maybe the reality is that people who don't lock shiat up get their shiat stolen.  That doesn't mean they deserve it.  The thieves are still wrong.
 
2014-03-05 07:38:28 PM

Mugato: I guess none of that bothers me because I'm not an uptight asshole.

And I've never seen a naked male in real life. I've manged to avoid that my entire life.


img.fark.net

Have you ever seen a grown man naked
 
2014-03-05 07:40:03 PM
Two words........Sweaty  Nutsack
 
2014-03-05 07:46:46 PM

BluVeinThrobber: Two words........Sweaty  Nutsack


Tried cornstartch, all it did was make gravy
 
2014-03-05 07:47:06 PM

balki1867: 3) The guy at my gym who brings his laptop and does his P90X workout in the main area.


People do that?

I've done the p90x routines at the gym but I just print the workout.
 
2014-03-05 07:47:12 PM

vudukungfu: vudu's free gym:

1 Buck up and maul split and stack 12 cords of wood every year.
2 Move the stack 1/2 cord at a time from wood shed to basement
3 Move stack, one rack full at a time each week to room with wood
4 Haul ashes outside
5 Snowblow 1/4 mile of steep driveway once a week doing 8 passes, and the turnaround
6 Mow 2 acres of yard and rake trimmings and haul to bank all summer after raking wood chips up
7 Park far from entrances to shopping destinations and walk.
8 Walk to berry bushes and pick and walk home
9 Weed garden daily
10 Shovel out mailbox in winter
11 Walk the 2 miles to the store on nice summer evenings to get a cold iced tea
12 Bike to waterfall on hot days and swim
13 Learn how to make a rope bridle on the fly and help neighbors round up stray livestock, horses at night.
14 Weed yard by hand and mulch those bad boys.
15 Climb ladder to roof on clear nights to watch shooting stars.
16 Help kids chase firefllies and put in jars with holes in lids
17 Take the stairs to another floor to use the bathroom at work.

No dues. Fresh air. And the only time you might see some dude's junk is if you gave a pal some beer to help you out and he pees in your yard.

Country club membership has its privileges.


Can I push a truck a few miles per day to?
 
2014-03-05 07:48:45 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: No curling in the farking squat rack.

No curling in the farking squat rack.


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2014-03-05 07:59:14 PM

balki1867: meyerkev: /That and lunges.  Stupid things only hurt my toes.

Squats:
Keep your weight on your heels or the balls of your feet, but never your toes.
Don't let you knees get in front of your toes

Lunges:
For your front foot, keep your weight on your heels or ball of your foot, but never your toes.
Don't let your front knee get in front of your front toe


Meyerkev argued he was fat because it was impossible to work out at home.

His comments in thus thread should be dismissed in their entirety.
 
2014-03-05 08:00:29 PM

ami5000: People who don't use locks on the lockers are way more annoying. Now I gotta go through 15 lockers full of purses and clothing before I find one that is empty because you're "trusting". It's insulting that they think I won't steal their stuff.


Go to the dollar store and buy some padlocks.  Make note of the lockers with clothes in them, but are not locked.  On the way out, place dollar store lock on said lockers.  The gym usually has a pair of bolt cutters to remove locks, so they will still be able to get their stuff out.  You spend a dollar and they experience some serious anguish.  Fair trade.
 
2014-03-05 08:04:10 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I wish my gym had cleanup stuff near the machines.  It's all over the place near the cardio stuff bu the machines don't have any of it.  Thankfully almost everybody is in good enough shape that they're not dripping sweat.

Me on the other hand, I'm wet.  But I carry a towel so it's good.


Sweating easily can be a sign of good health. No, I'm not talking about the John Candy in "Splash" sweating and jogging or otherwise exercising.  What I mean is that it is possible and even desirable to easily sweat, so long as your metabolism is raised in a healthy manner.

At the gym I drip so much people must hate it, but I am in (good enough) shape, and I do wipe off the machines.

/not as good as shape as usual
//mmmmn junk food
///yes sweat as easily on strict dietary plans too
 
2014-03-05 08:04:12 PM
I don't have a gym membership, per se, but I am taking a weight training class at my local college.  The only problem I have thus far is with two guys from a different class which has started using the same weight room as my class.  These two guys are part of what I've heard called "the hoo-rawf crowd."  They're the grunt-screamers, and they are annoying as all hell.  Especially when I can see their classmates who are lifting  more weight manage to get through a set without sounding like a painfully constipated moose.  Shut the fark up.  The primal screams are not necessary.
 
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