Just had this happen to me
>At community gym
>Just me and one other guy
>Wifebeater, tats, spiked hair, the whole package
>Walking on treadmill, gettin sweaty
>Frantically starts mashing "increase speed" button repeatedly
>Gets all the way up to slow jog
>Decides that's enough, jumps off treadmill
>Powerwalks to water fountain, moaning and grunting
>Apparently it's leg AND arm day, starts doing pulldowns
>Gets on machine the wrong way
>4 reps, jumps up and runs to water fountain
>Comes back in, sits down
Sitting was too much work, needs to go get more water
>Still grunting this whole time
>At weight rack, guy needs to get his 15's for biceps
>Tried to ask me to move
>Can't get it out, too much grunting
>Hear his music, it's Skillet
>Can't hold the laughter, leave
So how was your day, /fit/?
>Doing a heavy Incline Curl.
>Resting, and I was out of lives on Candy Crush, so I had nothing to do.
>Was pretty much just staring vacantly into the distance while I was resting.
>"Are you alright?"
>I can't tell if that was aimed at me or not, so I look to my right and there's like a 60 year-old woman staring right at me.
>"Are you alright?"
>She goes back to whatever she was doing.
>Finish set and feel awkward.
Sort of made me feel stupid really. Why was she asking if I was alright? Also made me feel DYEL, like a kid.
Oh god I didn't think it was true but it is
>be midday, first day off in weeks, decide to go to gym at normal hours instead of 4 am
>actual decent amount of people in small gym
>gym is two sections, one is a crossift/machines/elliptical area with a few other random dumbbells.
>other is a powerlifting room, 3 cages, two deadlift platforms, 2 giant adjustable hydraulic thingies made specifically for squatting, barbells and benches everywhere, eleiko chrome plates, the whole nine yards.
>in the squat rack doin squats, 3 dyel swagfags in the dumbbell section doing curls, curls and more curls with the smallest weights.
>begin to do my deadlift and grip work and then notice what they are doing
>they are literally curling the bar used for farmers walks.
I never believed you before /fit/, but these people do exist
>about a week ago
>go to college gym (I know what you're thinking. Shit head central right? Very yes).
>go into our cable room to start chest day with some cable flys
>see fratboy doing seated cable flys
>guy was wearing one of those dumbass Nike shirts that are suppose to say some profound shit or something. The sleeves are cut off to the point where we can see both of his sides.
>pretty built. But not amazing...
>had his fatty ginger crony working out with him, who wore a "Got Jesus?" shirt
> sleevless fratboy starts his set
>audible sexual groaning, moaning, "awwww yeeahh ung...", heavy straining, heavy breathing
> Only lifting like 20lbs
>Ginger fatass is looking at him in a weird way
>Sleeveless guy finishes
>mirrin himself while flexing and rubbing his pecs.
> "yeah man. I'm so fuckin huge right now"
> Both Ginger and Fratbag leave the room
> Everyone in the room silently watches them leave
> Everyone looks back at each other
> We all have a huge laugh
>All 8 of us in the room
>Have a day off work for GF's pregnancy scan.
>i decide to go to the gym afterwards.
>first time i have been there on weekday between normal work hours.
>Do my warm ups as normal, few people mirin.
>start adding on weights and chubby guys offers to spot me while i bench.
>thank him kindly but i tell him i will be ok.
>he insist and says its dangerous not to.
>i tell him multiple times thanks but its ok, i understand the risks.
>a few lifts later im into my 2nd set of my PB,
>last rep is on the way down im struggling a bit and let out a grunt, chubby dude runs over and tries to pull the bar up, using one hand over grip one under.
>starts moaning and falls to the ground, i push the bar back onto the rack and stand up.
>hes crying saying he hurt his back.
>makes a massive scene.
>manager comes over to help.
>Chubbs is telling the manager i was lifting too much weight and its dangerous to others.
>manager looks and me, looks and chubbs shakes his head and goes back to his office.
Fatties trying to tell me how to lift.
>Tuesday a few months ago, a bit after new years
>squatting in a cage as some guy walks by with a PT
>wat r those called?
>PT responds with "Squats, don't worry about them you don't need to do those, we have plenty of leg machines."
>Angry, I rack the bar and confront PT, who's not even big
>Get into argument, gym revokes my membership
>I now go to a better gym, but its pretty far from my house :/
happened last week
>in gym it be dead as fuck (awesome)
>doing my shit zoned out like usual
>see girl come in that has been mirin me from time to time pretty blatant too
>finally finished with workout so go to stretch in corner and foam roll
>sit down and about to foam
>girl that has been mirin me (8/10 face looks like it will go fast) comes to the corner where I am about to foam
>there is no one near us just us two so she can do whatever she needs to do anywhere
>she puts a mat right in front of me and begins to plank
>she is planking with her legs wide open not even a foot from me..I can basically slap her ass if I wanted
>just decide to foam since I was here first fuck that
>lay back up and she is looking at me through the reflection of her phone while she is planking
>we catch eyes so my eyes see hers underneath her body right below her ass basically
>look away and smirk just due to the idiocy of this situation
just attention whoring or did she want me to rape her?
got another story
>2 years ago
>mistakenly go to community gym at 6pm
>place is a fuckin zoo
>almost every fucking leg equipment is occupied.
>resort to leg curls machine
>silently grumbling to myself
>guy doing DB shoulder press has a seizure and collapses to the ground
>literally every fucking person stops what they are doing and crowds over to the guy near the far side corner of the gym
>every thing was unoccupied
>hop of leg curl machine, get my squats in, hop on hack squat machine, hop on leg press and hop on squat rack once again.
>people are still crowding this guy
>leave gym in the best mood
Today I saw someone wearing one of these
How do people act like complete tools and not even know it?
>mfw the only people who wear these at my gym are fat fucks and basically anyone who isn't muscular enough.
Christ I even have huge rookie bodybuilders that go to the gym and they never wear this thing.
>Few months ago
>Small franchise gym
>getting pretty packed, peak hour
>guy comes in with big headphones, music blaring
>proceeds to do bench press
>proceeds to moan sexually for the final few reps of every set
>Can't hear himself
>entire weight section hears him, too polite to say anything
>Mfw 5 sets of moaning
My gym is a jewish community center (good goy) and near my old high school. When I start my office job i will only be able to go after four, when they all are there.
THEY ONLY CURL
i didn't think there were people like that, they just do five different types of curls and go home. They're all DYEL.
>Mfw jewbros have successfully convinced the masses that curls aren't the most important exercise
>middle age curl fag curling on the only cage on a platform
>I want to do deals
>set bar down and it slips from hand making a crashing noise on the floor
>dude says "hey keep it down"
>I think he's joking and I reply it's a gym not a library
>gets in my face screaming that he has sensitive hearing
I told him to relax and he apologized. Later was told he owns a few bars in the area. I think the sensitive hearing was a load of shit.
In crappy gym with squat rack crammed in between other equipment. Doing last rep of last set of squats and noob girl walks right by my bar like she's going to hit it. Distracte, I don't get my breath and Valsalva and damn near collapse in the hole. Come up on my toes.
At gym with PT
>Womyn there covered in sweat
>looked like a waterfall
>not a clue how to use equipment
>what is she doing with that calf lift?
>tries to use bench press machine
>stands over it and pulls it
>PT tries to help, you've got to lie down
>lies down PT shows her how to lift
>moves her head forward UNDERNEATH the weights
>holyshit.jpg this ladies gunna die
she did 1 set of 4 reps on every machine in the gym... using every machine wrong... no lady that a machine to help you do sit ups, why are you pushing the cushion down with your arms
>they have oly bars, a rack and bumpers yet it's 100% cardio bunnies and awkward skinnyfats wandering around the machines except for me
>plug ipod into sound system
>lecturer comes in, asks for my help to set up the hall for volleyball and trampolining
>come back over half an hour later
>the song that was playing when I left is still playing
>Hulk Hogan's theme 'Real American'
>accidentally had ipod on repeat song
>for some reason nobody touched it and listened to it over 10 times
>mfw we're not even in America
>Woke up to a chilly house.
>Took yohimbine and caffiene pill (just bought caffiene pills this weekend). 4th day trying them.
>Decide to have cup of black tea too to speed up the weight loss process.
>play electric drums as light cardio.
>holy shit I'm on fire
>stop playing drums and lay back down in bed.
>jump out of bed and projectile vomit, made it to bathroom though.
>went to work and had a good day.
>sticking to just the tea or just the caffiene pill from now on.
>Be me changing clothes in lockers
>suddenly a gym-rat comes in
>Takes of shirt
>Unplugs headset from phone
>Sets opera music to max volume
>Flexes for himself in the mirror
>All my fucking what
>Opera is on max all the way after he's done changing clothes
>put buds back in phone and leaves
>spending some time with parents in shithole redneck paradise
>surprised to find a squat rack
>proceed to squat low bar
>1 rep after furious PT appears from nowhere
>thats not how you squat u gonna break your spine blabla
>I know what Im doing, don't worry
>ok guy if u say so
>he's spotting a pregnant woman on weight machines
You can tell how most gym machines work by looking at them and using common sense, there are only like one or two that you probably wouldn't be able to guess what they do
There are people at my gym that wear shirts from the local GNC-esque shop, with the arms cut off and the underarm area opened almost down to the hem, essentially making it into a weird vest-like shirt.
>Mfw they wear undershirts under their muscle shirts
Military gym says you have to wear an actual shirt, no cutoff shorts, etc
So these faggots wear these things over another t-shirt.
I don't even know.
never foam a pump brah
but seriously though, some people will say you can damage your muscles, but it's not actually that big of a deal.
>Foaming a pump
>Foaming before lifting or several hours after
>getting back into the gym after taking a long weekend off
>Gym on Army base, usually decently empty in the afternoon when I get off of work
>A wild power cage is open
>walk over, get everything set up, see guy start squatting lmao3plaet in the one next to mine
>still in uniform, still in combat boots
>dude isn't even attempting parallel, literally sticking his ass out a bit and bending his knees, then popping back up
>continues this for several sets
>dude then abandons the bar and weights (gym staff get pissed about this, bannings have resulted because people keep overloading the bars and just leaving them in the middle of the floor)
>walks into the middle of the floor and drops down to do pushups....kind of.
>alternates between pushups, jumping up, doing some weird squat maneuver, then jumping forward for more pushups
>runs back to cage and starts doing pull-ups
>after every "set" of whatever he's doing, does a victory stride to the water fountain
Exactly like that. Usually over a tan or black shirt.
I thought it was some kind of weird ass uniform at first until I realized that they were just douchebags that NEED to wear their muscle shirt, no matter what the rules say.
kinda sorta not really related:
>go to hang out with buddy
>meet his friend, andres
>andres does meth
>apparently andres used to be 300lbs
>andres tells me how he lost all his weight
>"i started walking to my gym, planet fitness six miles away from home"
>"also using raspberry ketone diet pills"
>"worked out at gym for hours, only AB EXCERCISES"
yeah, he lost the weight cause he started smoking meth
dude still has nasty skin from his weight loss, what kind of abs was he expecting... besides how will isolating a small muscle group improve bf%
I've just started working out a few weeks ago, and this makes really subconscious to go the gym.
I know everyone is going to be judging me when I use a machine wrong because I have no fucking idea what I'm doing
>benching with friend
>guy on hyperextension about 20 feet away with a 25 lb plate
>friend spotting me
>guy starts making this noise like a fat 17th century lawyer objecting to something
>start cracking up and friend is there for the spot
>not a very interesting week
>gym full of amateur body builders, curlers and general fitness people
>no one gives a fuck about other people or are happy to help/spot
>curl in squat rack happens less often than full moon
>tfw no interesting gym stories because everybody has good gym etiquette
It's a good problem to have
Jeff seid goes to my gym. Comes in every single day and busts his ass. Other gym goers criticize him when he leaves everyday, give him shit for being on sterons.
>jeff is natty
jeff is natural and its annoying as fuck. his diet is perfect and he trains like an animal. these people piss me off
Go to gym today at 5 stupidly thinking 8pm is the rush. It was the busiest I ever seen it. Finally get bench, guy asked to work in but Im using bands and was only warming up with 135. Another guy comes up and Im still just warming up, he askes how many more sets? Tell him 8. He says ok Im just gonna wait for this one then.
i shit you not man, one day i walked into the gym and there were 3 dyel little shitheads curling AROUND THE SQUAT RACK so NOBODY COULD USE IT and so they COULD LOOK AT THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR while doing so. they'd erected a gains barrier around one of only 2 squat racks in the gym.
Today I had a fucking argument with the gym recepcionist.
>Get to the gym
>Head to power rack
>A couple of fat motherfuckers doing dumbell side bends there.
>3 smith machines, only 1 power rack, not even a squat rack
>Ask the couple of dudes if they are using the machine
>"Will it take you long?"
>Realize I just fucked the things up, should have asked them to move somewhere else cause there's no point in doing this fucking shit on a power rack
>"We're just starting".
>Bitch niggers motherfucking twats
>silent "Fuck you".
>Go to bench press instead
>Finish my workout, approach to power rack
>Motherfuckers are doing pull ups/push up combo.
>Go tell the recepcionist about it.
>"Well, they're also members of the gym, we can't ask them to leave".
>"Then how about getting a squat rack?"
>"...I-I don't really know, I'll need to talk with the manager".
>"I'll be happy if you do that".
>Go back and wait for the fuckers to end their lifes
>Finally get tired of doing 0 fucking push ups
They start fucking doing sit ups right there.
I fucking lost it, /fit/. I fucking lost it right fucking there.
>doing bench press
>going for a new 5RM
>4th rep goes up slow, struggling
>some random gymbro runs up to spot just as i bring it down for the 5th
>feeling it, HEAVE - bar goes up, slowly, but its moving
>the second it slows down the fuck grabs the bar
>lifts it off
>mfw i wanted to murder that gainthief
felt like slapping him, but instead i said thanks and continued my routine. actively ignored him and ive since changed the time i go to the gym to avoid this guy.
God damn if I could listen to this every time instead of the shit-tier plebcore that plays at my 24 every fucking time I would be so happy.
They alternate between shitty hair metal (there is good hair metal, they just don't play any), dubstep, and shitty techno remixes of early 90s music. The only explanation is that the PTs think they are fucking hilarious.
>go into gym
>find my curl rack
>some fat t-rex looking motherfucker looks like hes trying to shit in it with weights on his back
>Tell him to gtfo out of the curl rack
>He gets banned from the gym
>literally EVERYONE laughs at he and his blown out anus runs out
>Everyone goes back to mirin' their sick biceps
I feel like I'm going to eventually be one of these stories, I go work a friend who tries to correct my form when I do it wrong. I-i-i'm sorry g-guys but I do go out the way to make sure I'm in no one's way and move if I'm blocking anything, don't mind me and my 17.5lb dumbbells. I just want to be like you ;-;
It might have made you feel awkward and stupid but you know you have those days where you just want someone to ask, "Are you alright?" and then listen to you baw all that shit out. She probably thought you were having one of those days
>2 giant adjustable hydraulic thingies made specifically for squatting
it's called a monolift, anon
But seriously, every study I've ever seen concludes that nothing really makes a difference with DOMS. It's just people getting more used to their workout routine as they try different things, so the 3rd or 4th magical cure they try is the one they think "works."
I was once this guy :(
Was working in with someone on the bench, I wasn't spotting cause he said he was fine, so I'm talking to a guy I know when I hear him struggling and see the bar move DOWN, so obviously that's a sign to get it off but when I walked round he shouted
FUCKING LEAVE IT LEAVE IT LEAVE IT
so loud everyone in the gym looked, then spent a good 10 seconds slowlllllllly moving the bar up while kicking his legs. Then complained to everyone in the gym that I was fucking his set up.
>Be beta and skelly as fuck
>Start reading /fit/
>Get motivated to work out
>After some saving up manage to buy myself a gym membership
>Walk into gym, slightly nervous, and take gym-card from receptionist
>As im walking away to the treadmills, I notice shes giving me a puzzled, shocked look
>Thought it had something to do with my clothing so I went to the mirror room
>As I stare into the mirror, I see two huge trainers talking and pointing at me
>Begin to get nervous, sweating intensely
>Walk over to the squat rack, start squatting with no weight
>Half the gym is pointing and staring at me
>Begin to to squat harder, ignoring the stares
>As im nearing the 50th rep, three burly trainers come up to me, lift bar away, and grab me, staring me in the face
>''YOU PIECE OF SHIT DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH RECEPTIONISTS MAKE PER HOUR???''
>Lifts me up, carries me outside of the gym, throws me down to the ground
>I stare at him in shock and disbelief as he walks away to comfort the crying receptionist
>I should have listened to your warnings /fit/
>Only touch the bar if it starts falling or if I say something, dammit.
so much this. People just assume they need to help when you go slow or you actually bring the bar down to you chest instead of just bending the elbows a little
>not treating the gym like a social venue and loudly laughing and joking with your bros in between sets
>loudly laughing and joking with your bros in between sets
> laughing and joking with your bros
> with your bros
>tfw I lift alone, with nobody else
Make your own mindset then. Stop being so insecure.
Are you actually doing anything morally wrong when using a machine incorrectly? Is it really worth being so self-conscious and insecure?
If you want a simple solution, then just go ask people on how to use the machines, simple as that.
Keep trying to develop your mindset. You seem terribly insecure right now.
>tfw when i sometimes stare into space between sets, but usually just pace around
>be a newfag at the gym
>start doing tricep kickbacks
>pic related walks up to me
>i tought it's ogre, hes going to eat me
>he says im doing it wrong and using to much weight
>shows me how to do this correctly
>looks at me while im doing two more sets
t-thanks incredible h-hulk
This was last week
>doing atg 3 second pause squats
>going for PR
>hit bottom, grunting and shit to count out seconds
>PT runs over shouting 'HOLD ON DUDE I'M COMING'
>tell him I'm fine just as I begin to begin the concentric
>he pulls the bar off my back and lets it clang to the safety bars
>try to tell him it was deliberate and he just looks at me sidelong and says "there's no shame in failing dude, it's ok, you don't have to tell me anything"
He just stood around for another 5 minutes waiting to see if I'd do it again
I see we're exchanging vigilante spotter stories.
>doing my 5x5
>4th rep of last set
>lift it up slowly but steadily
>slow down considerably, struggling but about to push through
>mfw pic related
>some fucking guy takes it upon himself to come help me with the weight
>thinking "pls don't" but can't actually say it out loud at this point
>guy comes over from the left side
>slow down before he's behind me
>im 3young2die pls
>oh no he won't
>NO HE WON'T
>...yes he will
>dude grabs the left end of the bar and starts lifting it up
>time slows down
>hear my right rotator cuff sigh "FML"
>"we had a good run bro"
>tear streams down rotator cuff's face
>hear the clash of thunder
>actually it was a random gymbro who saw the catastrophic events unfold dropping all his DL weight and rushing over
>my grossly incandescent savior grabs the other side of the bar and evens it out
>doing clean and jerk
>guy walks onto the platform as i start first pull
>hit him with the bar
>assume he's gonna realise what he did wrong
>peer over my shoulder
>he's looking at me like i did something wrong
>pushes my bar so i end up compensating with one knee further forward
later that same session friend is c&jing now
>he's about to jerk and the guy who is now in the cage behind him doing shrugs decides to walk behind him
>guy nearly gets his ankle kicked out by my friend
>politely explain that he's posing a danger to my friend and himself
If he doesnt ask for a spotter he doesnt need one. Fucking people like you always ruin my set.
I would rather do the roll of shame than get help from some faggot, and question myself if I would have made it myself.
He didnt tip the receptionist.
Same thing happened to me:
> 2 years ago
> first time in the gym
> get my card and start to begin with my workout
> one of the regulars sees that I didnt give any tips.
> I am still being refered to as "the guy who doesnt tip" or worse names
Of course I have started tipping every gym session, but people still remember.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
MY GF IS RECEPTIONIST AT A GYM AND I FUCKING HATE PEOPLE THAT DONT TIP. IF I EVER SEE SOME DYEL LIKE YOU WALKING INTO MY GYM WITHOUT TIPPING I WILL RIP YOU APART. FUCKING CUNT!
DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW TO ACT LIKE A DECENT HUMAN BEING?
you should've beat the first guy with a hammer
anyway, my story
>doing DLs with gym buddy
>finished up, hit about 255 or so for 3 reps, inb4 weak idgaf
>taking weight off, we have it set up so there is only 1 full sized plate and the rest of the weight is put on in smaller increments so that it is easier to add or remove weight while it's on the floor
>anyway, we're finishing up and were set up in front of a squat rack
>take all the weight off so it's down to 135, easy as fuck
>as I am picking it up to walk it in to the rack, buddy walks to left side of me
>houston we have lift off
>buddy grabs left side of bar and yanks that shit up
>the bar and my spine lean way the fuck over
>can feel hip flexor tense like a motherfucker
>let out an AGGGGHH
>hip has never felt right since
This is why I love England,
I'm a geological engineer and no one tips me for making their roads safe, so why the fuck should I tip a little shitty gym receptionist who is on a decent wage anyway? dumb fucks
Start crying, and tell them that you saved all your money to go to the gym, because you wanted to make your Dad proud of you, as he's dying of cancer after being shot in the dick from saving orphans.
Then tell them that America's payment system sucks. I mean, seriously, tipping?
small friend from high school has beefed up (5' 8" probably and 180lbs) and I saw him at the grocery store the other day wearing one. Not gonna lie, I was mirin' though it did look douchey.
yesterday some dude talked to me while I was changing, he advised me to take suplements (he literally said the word suplements 10+ times)
>"dude, you must take suplements, either way you won't get big"
>like whey or something?
>"no, taking whey will make you smaller"
>gym is right next to a creek
>flood water enters gym
>wood lifting platform gets wet
cant really use it now since its warped and your feet sinks into the wood when you start your pulls
>those fucking pull up handles that go in angles
>no straight bar
My gym is the same way. Is it too much to ask for a fucking straight bar for chin ups and pull ups. What the FUCK
well, I'm a hungry skeleton at 73 kg and I'm on 3rd month of SS. I'm yet to take any supplements. And I felt the impression he was trying to inform me as subtly as he could, that if I ever wanted to juice he's the one I should talk to.
Not the guy you are responding to but in my country service is included everywhere and tips are very rare. You tip if you go to a very good restaurant and the service was exceptionnal, and you tip something like 2$.
In other countries it's even considered insulting to tip, Japan for instance.
And I would never had imagined that you are suposed to tip receptionists in the USA.
My fucking gym.
Every week they are always putting up security cam footage of people fucking up in the gym, like DYELs trying to ego lift too much weight or cardio bunny's slipping off those yoga balls.
They started doing it when some guy broke a cable machine. I guess they're doing it to shame people or remind them to be careful? Is this shit legal at all?
>doing squats as usual
>2 massive 6'4 africans walk in talking in their oompa loompa language
>both are over 230lbs for sure, big muscles like rugby players, appear to be on juice
>suddenly, do 100lb rows with shit form
>more shitty rows on row machine
>tricep extensions with 20lb dbs
i have no idea wtf they were doing. were they just trolling or what?
"How many sets you got left, pal?"
"Let's see.. about six million"
"Six million? That sounds like an unbelievably high number..."
"DIS GOY JUST HATE CRIMED ME! GET HIM OUTTA DA GYM, OI VEY!"
Oh, go to the gym they said. Nobody will care if you make a mistake, they said. Everybody is too busy, focusing on themselves.
Then you cuntfucks post stories like this. How long were you watching him, OP? You've just got nothing better to do than to watch some guy for 10-15 minutes? You guys are all faggots.
>Oh, go to the gym they said. Nobody will care if you make a mistake, they said. Everybody is too busy, focusing on themselves.
this is just a troll to make dyel fucking shits go to the gym, autismals losers are necessary to feed these threads. I mean, do you not look at others at the gym? You think people just close their eyes between sets?