Aug 07 2008
Now I’m no gym rat by any means. I’m on the verge of 30 and I know that I simply need to go the gym more so than I used to. It sucks and I don’t like it, but I know it’s just something that’s gotta be done.
And I remember the days of my youth when I used to go to the gym. I remember how it was exciting, competitive and pretty much a social thing. But one thing I never was at the gym, was an annoying person.
I consider myself to have gym etiquette and I know when I’m not able to do something correctly. I know when to ask for help and I know to put in the effort. Otherwise, why the hell am I there? Considering I can’t stand going now, I might as well make the most of my time spent at the gym.
In general I just stick to myself while at the gym and try not to let things bother me, but over the years I’ve seen some really annoying people who piss me off. I’m sure you’ve seen them too.
And here they are:
Cell Phone Talkers
Are you serious? Really? Get the f*ck off the phone man. Are we impressed that you have friends? Is that the cool thing to do? Go to the gym and NOT workout? Rule. Only have a cell phone if you are a doctor or are expecting an emergency. If you ever make an outbound call on a cell phone at the gym, you’re an automatic tool.
Guys Who Have No Business Screaming Loud
There are always your body builders at the gym. It’s that one guy who is simply a beast. He’s twice the size of everyone else and he usually screams when pumping iron. This is fine. This is acceptable. And this is that man’s job. But normal guys like me? I saw a guy putting up 145 the other day and he was screaming as if he just lifted a house. Dude, shut up and lift the weight. We don’t need to hear you at all.
The Guys Who Wear Jeans
These are the only people who should be allowed to wear Jeans in the gym
Do I even need to explain this?
Overweight People who Casually Stroll on the Treadmill
With all due respect if that’s her trainer…. Come on! The trainer is pudgy. This is why America is obese.
This applies more to women. Why? Because women complain more about their weight. The other day I saw two girls who couldn’t have been older than 25. Both were on treadmills. Both were talking to each other and were on their cell phones at the same time. And both were on 2MPH setting. Are you kidding me? And these are the same girls who bitch that they’re getting fat when they just ate 6 Chicken fingers with fries. I’m sorry but I have no sympathy and that is 100% unacceptable. Get your ass moving ladies. It’s one thing to walk fast and know your limits. I’m all for gradually increasing intensity. But when it’s pretty clear that these people are dogging it, it pisses me off.
People with horrible form so they lift more weight than they should
Man this couldn’t be more annoying if it tried. The other day I saw some guy had 225 on the bench press. I swear to God he went down about half an inch. Dude, it’s not high school, you’re not trying to impress your buddies. Just put less weight on and lift it right you jackass.
People who give you unsolicited advice
These are the only people I’d listen to.
Ever have people just walk up to you and tell you what to do? If I needed your help I would have asked. And I wouldn’t have asked you dipsh*t, that’s what trainers are for.
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