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(Huffington Post)   Subby was going to read "13 Annoying Gym Pet Peeves That Make You Just Want To Quit Working Out", but he had somewhere to be in 26 minutes   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line 34
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2014-03-05 06:01:20 PM  
6 votes:
What BuzzHuff might look like.

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2014-03-05 06:17:37 PM  
4 votes:
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?

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2014-03-05 04:39:48 PM  
4 votes:

vernonFL: BuzzPost? HuffFeed? BuzzHuff?


*snert*

I vote for BuzzHuff.  It sounds a little dirty.
2014-03-05 07:24:23 PM  
3 votes:
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 05:28:13 PM  
3 votes:

vernonFL: BuzzPost? HuffFeed? BuzzHuff?


Buzzfeed should one-up Huffpost by posting the 14 annoying gym pet peeves. And then Viralnova can come in and post an article called "Six Shocking Things You Can't Believe Happen At the Gym." Then The Consumerist can do a write-up examining one distraught gym customer's terrifying encounter with a pet peeve during his workout, and whether the gym owner should be required to pay compensation for it. And then Opposing Views could create an article consisting of one sentence lifted from each of the other ones. Finally, Cracked would re-post the original Huffpost article with snarky titles, and the cycle would be complete.
2014-03-05 05:13:39 PM  
3 votes:

vernonFL: BuzzPost? HuffFeed? BuzzHuff?


FeedPost, it's where the cattle line up.
2014-03-05 04:38:44 PM  
3 votes:
BuzzPost? HuffFeed? BuzzHuff?
2014-03-05 06:15:08 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-03-05 06:15:06 PM  
2 votes:
I hate gym bros. I don't dislike the motivational ones (the ones that say 'I know you can lift harder, bro!'), but I do hate the rage-roid filled 'I do alpha male shiat!' annoying douchebags. Yes, I know you can beat the shiat out of me, your dozen muscles in your ears confirm it, can you stop telling me that so close to my face!? I'm here to do ten push ups and then go to my house and cry myself to sleep, thank you.
2014-03-06 01:16:12 PM  
1 vote:

Beeblebrox: The most annoying people at my gym, to be honest, are the racquetball regulars.


I thought that racquetball died out with the 80s business man. I'm pretty sure people stopped playing when scientists found that it causes Boneitis.
2014-03-05 08:44:35 PM  
1 vote:

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Can I push a truck a few miles per day to?


you want the VFW work out.
you go to the VFW and dance with the gals
we call that "pushing the trucks around"
2014-03-05 08:20:39 PM  
1 vote:
Still waiting for a link to a site that will teach me "One weird trick that will shave 26 minutes off your trip to the gym."
2014-03-05 07:47:06 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:46:46 PM  
1 vote:

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


Tried cornstartch, all it did was make gravy
2014-03-05 07:40:03 PM  
1 vote:
Two words........Sweaty  Nutsack
2014-03-05 07:25:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:04:08 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:55:42 PM  
1 vote:
No curling in the farking squat rack.

No curling in the farking squat rack.
2014-03-05 06:53:58 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:43:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:42:34 PM  
1 vote:
I sweat so much on a spinning bike, I have to drag it down to the car wash.
2014-03-05 06:31:45 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-03-05 06:29:58 PM  
1 vote:

Gergesa: Anne.Uumellmahaye: Re: #7 I ask so I know how long to wait and not have to sneak glances at you every 2 minutes like a leery-eyed creeper waiting for the machine to be open. Unless you like feeling stalked.

You are doing it wrong.  You have to stare at them so hard that you burn holes in them.  It is only appropriate.


Of all the things I'm doing wrong at the gym, making men awkwardly uncomfortable isn't one of them.

It's my forte.
2014-03-05 06:27:05 PM  
1 vote:
I just crop dust anyone who annoys me.

Oddly enough they had the doors open when I left yesterday. Hmph.
2014-03-05 06:22:44 PM  
1 vote:
5. Lording over the TV like you're the only one watching.

Go to a gym where each machine has their own TV, you peasants.

asmodeus224: Huh?  I go do my workout and go home.  Mind your own business and you'll be fine at the gym, and in life in general


I'm so glad my gym is literally a block from my apartment so I don't have to deal with locker room bullshiat. Plus, it eliminates any excuse not to go during the winter.
2014-03-05 06:20:33 PM  
1 vote:

Anne.Uumellmahaye: Re: #7 I ask so I know how long to wait and not have to sneak glances at you every 2 minutes like a leery-eyed creeper waiting for the machine to be open. Unless you like feeling stalked.


You are doing it wrong.  You have to stare at them so hard that you burn holes in them.  It is only appropriate.
2014-03-05 06:17:34 PM  
1 vote:

what_now: The never include annoying swimmers in these things:

-People who butterfly stroke while sharing a lane
-The old ladies who do water aerobics in the pre-work time, even though they're retired and could slowly    walk up and down the lane some other time
-Speedos
-People who are faster than me


Hey I wear these because they take 15 minutes to dry.
2014-03-05 06:13:04 PM  
1 vote:
Huh?  I go do my workout and go home.  Mind your own business and you'll be fine at the gym, and in life in general
2014-03-05 06:05:27 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-03-05 05:55:25 PM  
1 vote:

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.


Except, of course, those of us who have as big a peeve about people who don't let other people "work in", as the posted rules on the wall say they should.  Seriously - you never heard of active recovery between sets?  Get your ass off the Leg Extension Machine between sets and share, you selfish bastard.


#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.

This is true.  You don't have to take the treadmill or bike alllllll the way at the other end, but at least leave one between us. Unless there's no other option.  I'm lucky in that my gym has the equipment spaced well enough that it's not so bad even when everything is full.


#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.

True dat.  Shutup and work, dammit.


#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?

I'm sorry there aren't enough ripped, sweaty, sculpted-ass young men to suit you in your locker room.  How the hell are you supposed to cruise for some rough trade with all the oldsters?  The nerve!


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.


I agree - my gym has bottles of sanitizer and sham-wow type things within a few steps of any piece of equipment, and Cthulhu help you if you don't wipe up after yourself.
2014-03-05 05:28:02 PM  
1 vote:
One of these days the front page of the New York Times will just be "the 17 cutest Corgi puppies in the 5 boroughs" followed by a
"Which Puerto Rican stereotype are you?" Quiz.
2014-03-05 05:26:11 PM  
1 vote:
The never include annoying swimmers in these things:

-People who butterfly stroke while sharing a lane
-The old ladies who do water aerobics in the pre-work time, even though they're retired and could slowly    walk up and down the lane some other time
-Speedos
-People who are faster than me
2014-03-05 05:07:56 PM  
1 vote:
stupid farksticks doing their P90X shiat move from machine to machine without wiping up after themselves.  makes me crazy.
2014-03-05 04:40:55 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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