Top five gym grinds thread
>sweat monsters not wiping down
>kids with spine crunching form
>terrible maintenance of equipment
>over eager spotters
>People wearing gloves
>People hating calluses
>Not putting weights on the racks in the right order
>Using the power rack to do pullups
>Groups of teens each taking a bench and taking 2 minutes between sets
>that dude who uses 3 fucking stations at once
>two turkish guys who bring thier own boombox to the gym with them and play shit rap at a loud ass level
>Timmy testosterone and his gang of roiders who use up an entire section of the gym and grunt and yell and talk loudly
>pare them down
what the fuck is this?
>i always cut one too thin.
what the fuck is this?
hand maintenance becomes important for olympic lifters because there's higher chance of shit getting torn during heavy cleans or snatches compared to a deadlift.
you get a callous file and grind it off completely. then you lotion up your hands.
the worst thing you can do for your callous is to cut it with a nail clipper.
>dude straddling the bench press station and curling so he could put the EZcurl bar on the safety catches
>grills in yoga pants doing anything near me while i'm trying to RDL without snapping my dick off
>people that squat lower than me, i'm inflexible bros, don't think less of me ;_;
>that guy that gets on the bench next to you, loads up the exact weight and does a half rep
>people wearing those Bane masks
>people using a belt on 1 plate squats
>those group of faggots that take 2 benches and 5 dumbell sets
>old people's existence
>Wearing hats at the gym
>Wearing gloves, wraps, and using a neck pad while squatting 95lbs
>Switching bars around without replacing them
>Taking the bar out of the cage for rows but not putting it back
>grills wearing a shit load of make up at the gym
you haven't seen these oxygen masks? I have to control myself from laughing every time I see one
because callouses mean they get ripped during heavy lifts which will get you some kind of infection from the disgusting gym equipment and prevent you from lifting your normal sets not because of the pain but because it'll only rip again if you lift before it heals. Do you even lift?
it's supposed to be used for high altitude training, like for mountain climbing
except no one who uses these actually climbs mountains tall enough to require specific lung training
I should specify it's wearing brand new New Era swag fag hats that I hate, not just any hats. I just hate when people focus on looking good at the gym instead of trying to look good after
>Walking through the gym, seeing what's available.
>Bench is being used, legpress being used, somebody's on that bench using free weights, ah sweet the squat rack is open.
>Bad etiquette though, somebody left their weights on the bar. Start removing weights when suddenly halfway across the room...
>Guy on the leg-press: "Hey dude, I'm using that rack, leave the weights there."
Scum of the earth.
People that ask to work in when you're doing something with a bar on the floor like rows or deadlifts. For one, the gym has plenty of bars that you can use yourself. It's not like the bench or squat rack where there's only one and people have to take turns. Secondly, it's a goddamn pain in the ass to swap out plates when the bar is on the floor. Fuck off and get your own bar.
>groups of fuckers hogging space in a tiny gym to take pictures by the mirrors
>people with no clue trying to correct form which isnt broken or giving exercise suggestions
>ego lifting with more plates than you can count with miniscule ROM (quarter squatters and leg pressers)
>spotters that want to row when you bench and you have to correct them between sets
>using the cage/ squat rack for something that shouldnt be there (curls, DL, rows)
>that son of a whore who wheels a bench into the power cage
>who then stands on the bench
>who then climbs up onto the safety bars
>who then grabs the handles on the top of the cage to do chin-ups
You ever wish so hard for someone to die your nose started to bleed?
>people that want me to spot them doing negative benching with way more weight than they should be doing
>people doing leg presses and pushing down on their knees with their arms
>curlbros in a gym meant for serious lifters
>people circuit training taking up multiple pieces of equipment and get annoyed when I don't give a fuck and use that piece of equipment
>that guy that brags about squatting lmao4plate but does quarter ROM
>those 16-20 year old douchebags with stringers and moderate lifts who go complete apeshit (grunting, shouting, smashing shit around) after every set with their buddies.. and who constantly scream "do you even lift brah" "liht weight" "fucking shredded bro".. its even more cringy since we are a german speaking country
>this one 16 year old 160cm wannab zyzz with the same chest tattoo and some huge as fuark "angel" on the back who thinks being unfriendly is being manly
>almost all the "PTs" in my gym.. some time ago when i was a beginner doing 60kg squats one of them came up to me telling me to rerack it and to watch him how to do it.. well k i didnt know shit and let him show me.. but then.. he failed to squat it.. that was impressive
honestly the ONLY thing that bugs me at the gym are people who use squat racks for other things than squats
90 % of the time there are regular bars available to use for bench, curls or OHP so there is no reason what so ever to occupy the only squat rack
>do DLs in the small crossfit room at my gym
>guy loads up 1pl8
>barely even squats quarter rom as fast as possible
>struggles on the last rep
>another guy in there literally jumps when he does "OHPs"
(I go to a large, ghetto, gym in a iffy part of town)
>The gorilla groups. Basically 10 huge black guys who only bench and curl every single day, have a mob mentality and take up two benches for an hour
>The stink bomb, black guy who literally just smells rancid, every time, every day
>Every bar is left with weight on it, every dumbbell is left where it was used. The rule in my gym is that if you put your weight back you are a faggot
>The gym has 3 belts to be used by all, some idiots walk around with the belts on just doing curls and shit and I have to wait for an hour
>The attitude that some of them get when i ask them if they are using, or if i can work in or etc etc
Walk into gym, it is fucking leg day here we go mates i am gonna crush some squats today alright i am pumped. Warm up quads lightly on leg extension, walk over to rack.
>3 black guys doing seated bicep curls in the only squat rack using the safety bars to put weight down on bottom of curl.
I just think to myself ok if i stand here maybe they will get the picture and realize that is not really what that is for. They do not move. I grab a spare bar and just set it on outside of the rack and start squatting. They are mean mugging and laughing at each other and just in general being chodes. I disregard and continue my workout.
>The greatest ever story in my opinion
Sitting there doing something with 40lb dumbbells, i don't remember what the weight was except it was the top tier of dumbbell weight rack at the highest weight the top tier held. An older black guy goes and picks up like a 50 or something, whatever the first weight is on the lower tier of dumbbell rack.
>He only got one
He proceeds to walk back over to where the incline seat is, and do concentrated one armed preacher curls. I am not paying any attention to him whatsoever. Just doing my reps. He finishes his set
After he finishes his set he doesn't go walk and put the weight back where he got it, like 20 feet away. Instead he decides to just set his SINGLE random missmatched weight in the only two available spots. The two spots that were left open when i picked up my dumbbells.
>The entire process of him placing the weight down etc i just stared at him in disbelief, he placed weight and i continued staring, after he put his weight down i walked over, dropped my dumbbells and just threw his 50lb dumbbell to the ground, all the while shaking my head and staring at him
To this day i still see him, and he is still an ignorant nigger
Sorry you're a curry infested Indian dyel cunt that smells like shit and hinders the other lifters? I mean you listed everyone else that is statistically more guaranteed to make it
>people who smell like shit
>not returning weights
>people who smell like they havnt showered in a week
People who use the squat rack for anything but squats.
Yes i know there are exceptions, but when you're in a budget gym and two meatheads are using the only squat rack for ohp and shrugs for 20mins really grinds my gears.
indians, they use the vagina machine, dont seem to have any thought or process to what theyre doing, they just move from machine to machine. for about 10 seconds a piece on lowest weight.
kids, fucking hipster cunts.
People using wraps or belts unless they are massive.
People who are obsessed with wiping down equipment. It's a gym, people sweat, just get on with your life. Wiping it with a towel makes no difference.
People who wear gloves.
People who wear muscle shirts who aren't massive.
Grow a spine and tell him, to give up his leg press or the squat rack, if he makes a scene go straight to customer service and get him banned, i already did it to. 5-6 people the last 6 months.
>Not putting weights on the racks in the right order
Holy shit that is the worst.
Otherwise, I'm fairly happy. My gym has 8 power racks with benches, and then various machine weights. There's never a wait time for a rack, which is amazing. I can do pretty much an entire workout without changing racks.
No joke some swole ass black dude asked me for a spot like 3 times this morning. Goddamn 3 pl8 bench. Best I've seen minus the fatasfatass lifters in my gym. Actually complimented me on my spotting cause I actually spotted him n didn't try to upright row 3 plates on his last rep
I corrected a guy doing 105lb squats on the balls of his feet the other day. Every rep looked like he was going to lose his balance and put his head through the fucking wall.
Otherwise I don't give two shits about other people's form.
>When people put random weights stacked together
>When one of the 55lb dumbbells is missing
>When the old people turn the tv on super loud
>When someone leaves their 15 pounds of weight on the leg press
>When someone always puts the lower spotting bars up higher on the squat rack in order to do OHP or some shit
I love my small gym, almost always empty when I go. But, some of the random ass shit that is left around is just ridiculous.
>people that don't put their weights away.
I want to break a mirror everytime I grab one dumb bell but the matching dumb bell is located somewhere on the other side of the gym with nobody using it.
>that newbie PT who took the 35lb weight off my rack and put it on his client's bar without asking me
>not saying a word to him, I walk across the weight room to an empty rack, take a different 35lb weight over to the PT's rack. Take my weight off his client's rack, put the other one on, and take my weight back (which I was going to use for my next set)
Faggot tried to get me banned, but I'm friendly with the owner, who told him to fuck off and learn gym etiquette.
Fuck I can only imagine what people are thinking
>gee, why is Jeff wheeling the bench over to the power rack
>"woah" says the highschooler, "he's gonna bench moon"
>Jeff proceeds to stand on the bench
>the whole gym takes in a deep breath
>the attendant turns off the music
>like he just came down from Mt fucking Sinai he proclaims
>CROSSFIT WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY
>jumps off the bench holding the top of the power rack, instantly dislocating both shoulders
>begins to flop up and down much like a piston
>speed increasing to obscene levels, he is now all.but a blur
>lets go of rack on the down motion and rockets throughout the bench
>through the floor
>through the earths mantle
>throughout the fucking core of the earth and keeps on going
>pops out on other side of world
>becomes the New messiah sent from crossfit
>the New holy war starts across the earth
>only civilisation left is the towering "SNAP CITY"
>society now is driven by instability driven motions
>crossfit, not even once
>that fag with 12 inch arms that leans on one side of his legs while resting during squat and then leans to the other leg like that for 5 minutes before squatting 5 reps again
fucking gay as hell
get the fuck out of the squat rack if you're not gonna use it. it's not the leaning rack.
>implying it doesn't take a minimum of 90 seconds for rephosphorylation of CP
>being this new
>actually caring about how other people lift
>that jealous fag who can't pull off the beanie look
kek enjoy your slomp jaw
>People using dry chalk and spilling it fucking everywhere!
>People bumming my liquid chalk and pouring out half the damn bottle
>People who hate wraps
>Protruding grip on dumbells that tears your hands to bits
a minimum of 90 seconds.
But don't take my word for it.
Also, only one deadlift platform,but that's just my bad gym choice I guess.