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2020-03-13 2:30:06 PM  
Go be fat and alive somewhere else.
 
2020-03-13 4:51:02 PM  

sirrerun: Go be fat and alive somewhere else.


Sure will!
 
2020-03-13 4:56:54 PM  
I have to go get a fever and diarrhea in 26 minutes.
 
2020-03-13 4:57:30 PM  
I had just worked myself up to going again.  I even bought new shoes yesterday. But isn't now a good time to go when you everyone else is staying home?
 
2020-03-13 4:59:05 PM  
Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.
 
2020-03-13 4:59:49 PM  
What I've seen at the gym this week is what I've wanted to see more of before all this coronavirus thingy: More people wiping down equipment.
 
2020-03-13 5:02:17 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.


Bodybuilding is easier with a gym membership. I don't have room for that stuff.
 
2020-03-13 5:03:30 PM  

Declassify Issue: What I've seen at the gym this week is what I've wanted to see more of before all this coronavirus thingy: More people wiping down equipment.


The virus will also scare out all of this year's 'resolutioners'.
 
2020-03-13 5:03:40 PM  
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2020-03-13 5:04:29 PM  
I stopped going when I found I could do 100 pushups, 100 squats, and 50 burpees every day and get just as good a workout as if I went to that bacterial frappe.

Which reminds me. I should probably cancel my membership.
 
2020-03-13 5:05:29 PM  

JerryHeisenberg: TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.

Bodybuilding is easier with a gym membership. I don't have room for that stuff.


How is bodybuilding necessary for a healthy body?

hint: it's not
 
2020-03-13 5:08:08 PM  

TwowheelinTim: JerryHeisenberg: TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.

Bodybuilding is easier with a gym membership. I don't have room for that stuff.

How is bodybuilding necessary for a healthy body?

hint: it's not


Weightlifting is healthy, plus I get to have some extra calories on lifting days. So, win-win.
 
2020-03-13 5:08:41 PM  

Declassify Issue: What I've seen at the gym this week is what I've wanted to see more of before all this coronavirus thingy: More people wiping down equipment.


Wiping down the equipment with what?  Pee rags? Towels that stay in gym rags?  Disinfectant wipes?
 
2020-03-13 5:09:05 PM  
Oh, thank god
 
2020-03-13 5:09:40 PM  

Spermbot: Declassify Issue: What I've seen at the gym this week is what I've wanted to see more of before all this coronavirus thingy: More people wiping down equipment.

Wiping down the equipment with what?  Pee rags? Towels that stay in gym rags?  Disinfectant wipes?


Cumrags? I dunno, you tell me Spermbot lol
 
2020-03-13 5:10:03 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.


I'm assuming you don't have an office job, or if you do, live less than 10 miles from it. Otherwise, you have three options:
1. Be that guy that wakes up at 5am and goes jogging rain or shine.
2. Stick to a strict diet of mostly bland food.
3. Go to a gym
 
2020-03-13 5:10:12 PM  

JerryHeisenberg: Declassify Issue: What I've seen at the gym this week is what I've wanted to see more of before all this coronavirus thingy: More people wiping down equipment.

The virus will also scare out all of this year's 'resolutioners'.


It's the middle of March. Shouldn't they be gone by now?
 
2020-03-13 5:13:03 PM  

Madison_Smiled: JerryHeisenberg: Declassify Issue: What I've seen at the gym this week is what I've wanted to see more of before all this coronavirus thingy: More people wiping down equipment.

The virus will also scare out all of this year's 'resolutioners'.

It's the middle of March. Shouldn't they be gone by now?


+1
/they were gone after the first week
 
2020-03-13 5:15:39 PM  
If nothing else, I enjoy how empty the gym is. No more trying to figure out which 12 benches have been claimed by that lone gymbro who is currently hitting on the one attractive woman.
 
2020-03-13 5:16:21 PM  

Declassify Issue: Spermbot: Declassify Issue: What I've seen at the gym this week is what I've wanted to see more of before all this coronavirus thingy: More people wiping down equipment.

Wiping down the equipment with what?  Pee rags? Towels that stay in gym rags?  Disinfectant wipes?

Cumrags? I dunno, you tell me Spermbot lol


Project much?
 
2020-03-13 5:18:09 PM  

JerryHeisenberg: TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.

Bodybuilding is easier with a gym membership. I don't have room for that stuff.


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2020-03-13 5:19:26 PM  
No, really subby, the only way you can be fit is if you lift, bro.
Sure, it's easier to schedule and have metrics that make you hard... but, no.

I've never see the need to pay for a place I go and wait to to wallow in someone else's machine goo.
Ever push your car for exercise? It's amazingly affordable and remarkably effective. Not only do you save on gas, but you don't have gym dues. Ride a bike? Actual balance, terrain, start/stop and dynamic response, not spin cycle?
Ever run up a flight of stairs? With a backpack on? More than once? That works too...
*rolleyes*
 
2020-03-13 5:19:47 PM  

Spermbot: Declassify Issue: Spermbot: Declassify Issue: What I've seen at the gym this week is what I've wanted to see more of before all this coronavirus thingy: More people wiping down equipment.

Wiping down the equipment with what?  Pee rags? Towels that stay in gym rags?  Disinfectant wipes?

Cumrags? I dunno, you tell me Spermbot lol

Project much?


The hip abductor machine does indeed cause a certain friction sometimes.
 
2020-03-13 5:22:17 PM  

BafflerMeal: JerryHeisenberg: TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.

Bodybuilding is easier with a gym membership. I don't have room for that stuff.

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lol.  you don't get deltoids like that without juice.

Me, I barely get out except for going to work.  Going to the gym in the morning, thats the only really satisfying part of my day on workout days, and F if i'm going to stop going.
 
2020-03-13 5:22:35 PM  

BafflerMeal: JerryHeisenberg: TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.

Bodybuilding is easier with a gym membership. I don't have room for that stuff.

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My mother had that on VHS in the 90's.
 
2020-03-13 5:26:15 PM  
sunny spelled bar wrong
 
2020-03-13 5:26:43 PM  
I go to the gym at least 4/days per week but I have stopped for now. Yes, wiping down the equipment after using it is something that everyone should have been doing even before this. But since keeping your hands clean is such a big deal right now, the most important things to wipe down are the various bars/handles you touch. Done with with your set of dumbell curls, then wipe down the handles on those weights. Done with your set of bench press. Then wipe down the bar where you were gripping it. Sure, everyone knows to wipe down the bench itself, but I never see anyone wipe down the bar.

And gyms usually don't have alcohol-based spray bottles to use for wipe down. A lot of them have hand sanitizer displays now, which are usually somewhat alcohol based. But if you want to be sure you are using a strong enough sanitizer then you should probably be bringing your own (because I know the 24 hour fitness I go to is way too cheap to buy the good stuff).

So ya, for now I'm working out at home. I've got a pull-up bar and some other equipment, enough to get in a decent workout.
 
2020-03-13 5:39:01 PM  

TwowheelinTim: JerryHeisenberg: TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.

Bodybuilding is easier with a gym membership. I don't have room for that stuff.

How is bodybuilding necessary for a healthy body?

hint: it's not


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Am I NOT THE picture of HEALTH?
 
2020-03-13 5:40:47 PM  

Spermbot: Declassify Issue: What I've seen at the gym this week is what I've wanted to see more of before all this coronavirus thingy: More people wiping down equipment.

Wiping down the equipment with what?  Pee rags? Towels that stay in gym rags?  Disinfectant wipes?


Many places these days have disinfectant wipe dispensers on the gym floor. If they don't have members wiping down the equipment, they have staff doing it after workout sessions (I would hope).
 
2020-03-13 5:43:43 PM  

cyberspacedout: Many places these days have disinfectant wipe dispensers on the gym floor. If they don't have members wiping down the equipment, they have staff doing it after workout sessions (I would hope).


Do you live in some fantastical perfect universe?  I have never ever seen a staff person wipe down a piece of equipment. Most gyms run a skeleton crew in order to keep labor costs down.
 
2020-03-13 5:43:45 PM  
Gah, my husband is a personal trainer in his first job. He works at a studio that does 1 on 1 training so the risk is not as bad as a big box gym, but his coworker returns this weekend from a cruise she got for free from a friend who works for the cruise line. Clients are starting to ask if she will be allowed to come back to work. I'm immunospressed thanks to MS medication, so I really don't want him around her.

For all those who hate gym, sure there are plenty of ways to work out without a gym or even equipment. No one needs to belong to a gym to get in great shape. Some of us have other goals beyond just a good workout. I want to lift heavy weights and hit personal bests because it's the best mood and confidence booster I've found.
 
2020-03-13 5:46:03 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.


But I ride my bike to get to the gym.

I have also been skipping back day, lately, but not leg or chest day. I just have trouble getting motivated for back day. I really need to get back to it, though.
 
2020-03-13 5:46:20 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I stopped going when I found I could do 100 pushups, 100 squats, and 50 burpees every day and get just as good a workout as if I went to that bacterial frappe.

Which reminds me. I should probably cancel my membership.


I've been doing exactly that, just substitute crunches for squats, and along with walking more, I'm now in the best shape of my life.

I keep feeling like I should be doing more since I don't actually break a sweat, but its quick and it works so there really is no reason to stop now.

I've tried the gym a few times, but I never know what to do and just end up on the treadmill for a half hour. Which is fine, just not worth the monthly fee. I also feel like gyms are more for socializing and I don't socialize, so that also makes it pointless for me.
 
2020-03-13 5:48:36 PM  

Pincy: cyberspacedout: Many places these days have disinfectant wipe dispensers on the gym floor. If they don't have members wiping down the equipment, they have staff doing it after workout sessions (I would hope).

Do you live in some fantastical perfect universe?  I have never ever seen a staff person wipe down a piece of equipment. Most gyms run a skeleton crew in order to keep labor costs down.


I wipe down equipment before and after use specifically because I see so few people doing it.
 
2020-03-13 6:03:47 PM  

Pincy: cyberspacedout: Many places these days have disinfectant wipe dispensers on the gym floor. If they don't have members wiping down the equipment, they have staff doing it after workout sessions (I would hope).

Do you live in some fantastical perfect universe?  I have never ever seen a staff person wipe down a piece of equipment. Most gyms run a skeleton crew in order to keep labor costs down.


The one I go too has a guy dedicated to cleaning equipment. Course, these days they close down an hour early and everyone cleans.
 
2020-03-13 6:24:46 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.


Wow.., arrogant, abrasive, passive-aggressive, ill-informed, and just plain wrong all in one post!

/congratulations?
 
2020-03-13 6:44:07 PM  
If the coronavirus can survive in the chlorine pit that is a gym pool it deserves to kill me and all life on Earth.

Though I have had a dry cough lately.
*takes pull off Camel*
Not sure why.
 
2020-03-13 6:47:59 PM  

mdarius: If the coronavirus can survive in the chlorine pit that is a gym pool it deserves to kill me and all life on Earth.

Though I have had a dry cough lately.
*takes pull off Camel*
Not sure why.


I was thinking the same thing this morning when I went for my usual water aerobics session. I'm not overly nervous about ten people in a giant bowl of bleach. And since I'm the only guy, the locker room was empty too.
 
2020-03-13 6:50:25 PM  

browntimmy: I'm assuming you don't have an office job, or if you do, live less than 10 miles from it. Otherwise, you have three options:
1. Be that guy that wakes up at 5am and goes jogging rain or shine.
2. Stick to a strict diet of mostly bland food.
3. Go to a gym


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2020-03-13 7:14:15 PM  
I enjoy the gym experience when it's solitary, but hate it with crowds.  Some people seem to enjoy the social aspect more, YMMV.  I don't want to listen to boring anecdotes when I'm exercising, I get enough of that shiat in everyday life.

80% of gym functionality can be duplicated in a home or outside, unless you're a bodybuilder looking to micro-isolate specific muscle groups.
 
2020-03-13 7:38:06 PM  

Les_Cannon: Pincy: I go to the gym at least 4/days per week but I have stopped for now. Yes, wiping down the equipment after using it is something that everyone should have been doing even before this. But since keeping your hands clean is such a big deal right now, the most important things to wipe down are the various bars/handles you touch. Done with with your set of dumbell curls, then wipe down the handles on those weights. Done with your set of bench press. Then wipe down the bar where you were gripping it. Sure, everyone knows to wipe down the bench itself, but I never see anyone wipe down the bar.

And gyms usually don't have alcohol-based spray bottles to use for wipe down. A lot of them have hand sanitizer displays now, which are usually somewhat alcohol based. But if you want to be sure you are using a strong enough sanitizer then you should probably be bringing your own (because I know the 24 hour fitness I go to is way too cheap to buy the good stuff).

So ya, for now I'm working out at home. I've got a pull-up bar and some other equipment, enough to get in a decent workout.

Agree. Got an email from my gym that basically said that gym hygiene is down to attendees to manage although they'll be putting out hand sanitizer.

Normally, about 75% of the users don't even re-rack their weights so my opinion on them suddenly deciding to clean the stuff they use is low.

I'll stick to my home bench and exercise bike for now.


Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody want to re-rack no heavy-ass weights!
 
2020-03-13 7:57:04 PM  

browntimmy: TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.

I'm assuming you don't have an office job, or if you do, live less than 10 miles from it. Otherwise, you have three options:
1. Be that guy that wakes up at 5am and goes jogging rain or shine.
2. Stick to a strict diet of mostly bland food.
3. Go to a gym


You're assuming that we don't have perfect genes that keep our muscles toned with effort.

/I'm sure they exist be we ain't them. Honestly though, unless you're body shaping you can figure out a workout without going to the gym. And it will save you whatever your gym commute time is.
 
2020-03-13 8:19:23 PM  

Pincy: cyberspacedout: Many places these days have disinfectant wipe dispensers on the gym floor. If they don't have members wiping down the equipment, they have staff doing it after workout sessions (I would hope).

Do you live in some fantastical perfect universe?  I have never ever seen a staff person wipe down a piece of equipment. Most gyms run a skeleton crew in order to keep labor costs down.


I work at a gym. We have disinfectant wipe stations all over the gym and our members are pretty good about using them. We also are wiping down equipment, door handles, light switches, locker handles, faucet/toilet handles, hair dryer handles... Any point of contact. Using Virex.

That being said, when I worked out myself today I was wiping not only the equipment but my hands in between. Yeah, I'm a crazy female bodybuilder but I'm also over sixty. That means I'll be going  to the gym but definitely wiping everything in sight.
 
2020-03-13 9:14:23 PM  

cyberspacedout: they have staff doing it after workout sessions (I would hope).


People are working out continually in a gym.  What is "after workout sessions"? Staff are more concerned with trip-and-fall hazards on the workout floor, mainly free weights that lazy members leave laying around.  Now, though, you might be right; regular disinfection of workout equipment might get priority.
 
2020-03-13 11:37:32 PM  

Spermbot: cyberspacedout: they have staff doing it after workout sessions (I would hope).

People are working out continually in a gym.  What is "after workout sessions"? Staff are more concerned with trip-and-fall hazards on the workout floor, mainly free weights that lazy members leave laying around.  Now, though, you might be right; regular disinfection of workout equipment might get priority.


Well, for gyms that offer classes of some sort. As for the ones that just turn the customers loose in a room full of equipment, who knows?
 
2020-03-14 12:21:03 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Gyms are for people who don't understand how to take care of their bodies on their own.

fark the goddamn gyms.

Now go ride your bike.


gyms are also for cheap-asses like me, who realize a $10 a month gym membership is cheaper than running a home water heater.  Shut off the gas at the meter, go to the gym for showers.  Save $20-$40 a month.
 
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