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

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04/02/2013 at 16:21
cougie wrote (see)
People on bikes pedalling about 30rpm whilst wrapped up warmly in their best velour jacket so the aircon doesn't chill them. Oh they're doing Facebook updates at the same time. 

I read that as 30mph and really started worrying about my cycling capability!

04/02/2013 at 16:30
Wtf? I meant to say 2 hours down the gym. My mind is all over the place today!!
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
04/02/2013 at 16:33
fat buddha wrote (see)
Also-ran wrote (see)
Rowing machines: People with no idea about technique, about to do themselves a lower back injury, and the staff who completely ignore whats going on in front of their eyes. "They had an induction, so thats our liability waived"

the problem is that most of the instructors have no idea on how to use the rower either so they teach poor technique and thus it perpetuates. 

Yep The trainer at our gym a couple of years back who told Sprog 2 that his rowing on the concept2 was suspect and if he wanted he could teach him.....

Sprog 2 was very restrained as he pointed out he was currently Captain of Boats for his Cambridge College

04/02/2013 at 16:48

What is education coming to. Cambridge arguably the best university in England and they can't even find a college captain of boats that can row

cougie    pirate
04/02/2013 at 16:49
04/02/2013 at 16:50
Lardarse wrote (see)
EKGO wrote (see)

I saw a woman in the gym on a reclined bike, she was really going at it and all the ham in her sandwich was hanging out

..was that a euphemism? lol

Ha ha you got it Lardarse!

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
04/02/2013 at 16:50

I know he's rubbish !  (But he's a hell of a lot bigger than me so daren't say so)

04/02/2013 at 17:15

I had always suspected the Personal Trainers in our Gym knew nothing about running.  This was confirmed when one of them, in response to me saying I was heading out for a 14-mile run, said 'How long will that take?  About an hour?'.  AND HE WASN'T HAVING A LAUGH WITH ME!!!!

04/02/2013 at 17:18
Marc.S wrote (see)

i was in a pure gym recently, the number of young orange skinned girls lifting essentially empty bars wearing more make up than most girls would wear to a night club and texting the whole time they are in the gym (even between reps sometimes) 

all the reasons in this thread are why i built a gym at home, 

i'll just leave this here: enjoy 

I'm almost afraid to watch this in case I'm on there.

04/02/2013 at 17:20

maybe he coaches mo farrah?

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.
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