Things you have seen in the gym which make you go 'Hmmmmmm' ...

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04/02/2013 at 17:22

@Rosemary - Radcliffe ran a 65min half a few years ago, so perhaps 14 miles in "about an hour" is viable.  Give it a go!

04/02/2013 at 17:22

I don't go to gyms anymore.

But when I did, I wasn't mucking around.

From my diary of 1994 featuring: leg extensions, leg curls, pull overs, leg press, shoulder press, bench press & pull downs.

I shifted 85,200lb's in 815 lifts in 45 minutes.

See, modest as well.

04/02/2013 at 17:29

Oh that video is fantastic.

Also worked at a gym. Got to see so many hilarious things. My favourite is people walking on the treadmill at a ridiculously slow pace. Or when I once did a 2 x5k set on a rower and got asked 'why was I doing so much?'. Or when a friend of mine came with me and she used the x trainer. Said after she found it really easy...turned out she had it on level 1 and didn't realise they had other levels.... 

04/02/2013 at 17:30

Ah and someone once telling me running beyond 5k is pointless as you stop burning calories after 5k....umm what?!

04/02/2013 at 17:43
PhilPub wrote (see)

DF3 - I take it you're not a big Demis Roussos fan then?

Apparently, Phillip Roussos is more his thing.

04/02/2013 at 17:56

It's my personal experience (and yours may vary) that 95% of people in gyms are bell ends.

04/02/2013 at 19:23

@AgentGinger - since you stopped going that figure has dropped to 14%. Ba-boom!

04/02/2013 at 19:35

All of this thread is assuming that most people go to gyms for the actual exercise rather than the socialising and posturising!

My pet hate is people who boast about having a "personal trainer", when generally that means they're too lazy to be able to workout on their own, or want to look a big shot.

Another infuriating one, is when someone has asked you as a runner, what are some good stretches to do, and someone who doesn't run, and is grossly unfit, butts in and starts answering for you.

One guy at my work does both of the above

04/02/2013 at 19:49
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)I will kick it off.

- Fat people who have all the latest gear on and have their ipods on their arms and look ready for action, then they do 10 minutes walk, a 5 minute go on the cross trainer and they are done.

- Girls who go to the weight section and immediately put the pin at the lowest level.

- People who look at the guy next to them on the treadmill to see what distance and speed they are doing in order to try and beat them in some childish game (oh, actually that one is me, so ignore that)

Ummm, thats it for now, but Im sure to think of some more.

Soon 'fat people on benefits' will have to go to the gym, or lose someof their money.

What is the harm of people just being safe when using the weights. I don't want to overdo it!

Treadmills are so tedious that you have to try to make it a bit fun.

And I also think that to secretly film people in the gym is not on.

04/02/2013 at 19:52
The lady doth protest..................too much.
04/02/2013 at 19:59
I think most gyms could do to scrap the cafe ! I called in mine this after noon, and couldn't get a table in the cafe cos it was full of fat people, who had done 10 minutes looking at a running machine and were refuelling !
04/02/2013 at 20:03
People have paid to get in. They can do what they want so long as they're not disrupting anyone else. What I do object to is prissy judgements or sniggering because someone's too fat, too old, doing something "funny", dressed "funny", or too disabled.

Although swearing, and gratuitous flexing in the mirrors is pretty irksome. And I should stop doing it.
04/02/2013 at 20:04

I don't know about annoying but I am always amazed by the people who leave a spinning class fresh as a daisy while I am drenched. I know I'm a sweaty middle aged man but surely anyone who'd just paid for a class would want to glow a little by the end?

04/02/2013 at 20:09
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

Apparently Greeks arent called Phil??

Don't tell Prince Phillip that!

04/02/2013 at 20:21
Old Colin wrote (see)

I don't know about annoying but I am always amazed by the people who leave a spinning class fresh as a daisy while I am drenched. I know I'm a sweaty middle aged man but surely anyone who'd just paid for a class would want to glow a little by the end?

I went to an x-biking class (like spinning but with wobblier handlebars, apparently) for the first time this week and dripped so much sweat on the bike the resistance control stopped working until I wrapped it in my towel. No-one else seemed to be quite as damp. Could it be being used to exercising outside where it's cold?

04/02/2013 at 21:18

I am constantly perturbed by the elderly guy i see on the treadmill quite often, he'll bedoing a high paced interval run I'd be proud of. It looks wrong, my brain stubbornly refuses to accept what my eyes are seeing. Sprinting 70 year olds. 

Also in L.A. a botoxed, plastic lady, head to foot baby pink lycra jogging on a treadmill where aside from her legs nothing moved. Arms, face, boobs and hair all stock still. She looked like a scary robot Barbie. She occassionally haunts my dreams.

04/02/2013 at 21:31
My favourite was the guy on the cross trainer next to me who was not only watching a film on his iPad but also texting at the same time. And they say men can't multitask.
04/02/2013 at 22:13

One lady kept doing the splits right next to me when I was doing my core work, back in the days when I used to haunt the local establishment.  I have never quite got over the sight of a sweaty Nike clad camel toe, wedged near my face whilst I was attempting to plank.  

Edited: 04/02/2013 at 22:13
04/02/2013 at 22:25
@HeOw - it's so tempting to edit your last word...
04/02/2013 at 22:36
HeOw wrote (see)

One lady kept doing the splits right next to me when I was doing my core work, back in the days when I used to haunt the local establishment.  I have never quite got over the sight of a sweaty Nike clad camel toe, wedged near my face whilst I was attempting to plank.  

There is a lady that does that at my gym all the time.

She's also a £300 an hour hooker with the confidence to match.

A bit distracting.

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