Are there any "rules" at the gym besides wiping the equipment off after you use it? Like, am I allowed to do sit-ups anywhere in the gym or is there like a special place I'm supposed to go to do those?
I always feel like I'm doing the wrong thing at the gym and that people are judging me.
There is usually a yoga mat somewhere in the gym for crunches / sit ups / push ups etc.
Look for a blue mat and if there isnt one, just ask about it, the staff are there to help you not to judge you.
Rerack the weights after you're done. Generally if you want to do sit-ups or pushups or whatever there'll be mats set up in a corner for you to use. Doing them in the free weight area is a dumb idea, because then people will have to maneuver around you. Be courteous, don't get in people's way, and you'll be fine.
Also, I'd recommend doing planks instead of sit-ups. Obviously it's down to personal preference and if you're planning on going in the military you'll want to be able to do a lot of them, but they can hurt your lower back
You're not even using your abs half the time when you do sit ups, you're just using momentum and your lower back in an unhealthy way.
Crunches, leg raises, bicycle crunches, flutter kicks and planks are all much better exercises.
1) hot chicks are usually tagged by other people at the gym so you better make sure a chick is free if you want to talk to them otherwise you could end up in trouble. A lot of chicks use a plastic clip on their shoes to show that they're tagged by someone at the gym, the kind you use to close up opened plastic bags. Not all gym culture's do this but it's very common.
2) It's common in some countries to tip the receptionist. I don't know how it is in yours.
3) Return all the weights to their proper station.
4) Wipe off sweat when appliceable. Remember to throw away the paper towel.
>recently started boxing
>would love to do some shadow boxing to warm up for lifting and to go over the technique I learned during my last boxing practice
>afraid of being considered a douche
yeah, there are a lot of rules in the gym, and everyone knows them except you.
and they're all waiting to laugh at you when you unknowingly break them.
and when you do, that chick you'll never sleep with will never sleep with you.
and they'll call the police and revoke your membership.
and close your facebook
and tell your mum.
if your gym has a designated stretching room, usually that's where people do sit ups/push ups.
aside from wiping shit down, RE RACK YOUR FUCKING WEIGHTS. i hate watching grown ass men not put their weights away.
Leave the moment you shit yourself. My buddy was responding to a call to a gym. Shows up and the girl at the desk points up a guy sitting on a bench doing shoulder presses. Walks up and the stench finally hits him. Buddy is all like" ay m8, its time to go". Well ShitsMcGee still wanted to finish his set( how fucking long was it between the call and buddy arriving I can only imagine). Shit squeezing out of his shorts like soft serve ice cream my buddy had to put on his gloves and call for backup and for some paramedics. Your tax dollars at work
>1) hot chicks are usually tagged by other people at the gym so you better make sure a chick is free if you want to talk to them otherwise you could end up in trouble. A lot of chicks use a plastic clip on their shoes to show that they're tagged by someone at the gym, the kind you use to close up opened plastic bags. Not all gym culture's do this but it's very common.
What the fuck? This has to be bait.