The gym is not only a place to improve your health and fitness, but it’s also a good place to clear your mind and relieve a lot of stress. However, there are CERTAIN PEOPLE that stand in the way of that. So I feel obliged to list these types that interfere with my peaceful gym visits.
1. The non-deodorant wearers
Ah, yes, the gym is a place to work up a sweat and get a little dirty. However, that does not mean you can bypass putting on deodorant before you go.
2. The Machine Talkers
I like to get my workout done and get home. However, I understand that some people enjoy talking 80% and working out 20%. That’s fine, but PLEASE stop sitting on the machine that I’m waiting to use while you’re gossiping with Bruno about how much protein he’s a teen today and how his squat thrusts are good for his buttocks.
3. The Invaders
It’s a classic moment. I position myself with enough room to do some lateral deltoid dumbbell raises (for shoulders), and someone stands right next to me, about a foot away, and starts doing a similar exercise that requires space for a range of motion. So then I, being the one with common sense and realizing we can not both exercise in our little area, have to move somewhere else, where the lighting probably is not good and my muscles do not look as big.
4. The Slammers
I’m not talking about those who slam weights to the ground. Although that’s annoying, it does not make my top 5. For this pet peeve, you have to go to a gym where there is a metal rack and metal dumbbells. Then, you need a guy who decrees to slam those weights onto the rack (metal against metal) as a sense of accomplishment after his lift. This leaves a loud ringing through the gym and hurts the ears (iPod or no iPod) of all those around him.
5. The Plate Stackers
I’m not all that impressed by you leg pressing 1,800 lbs. Well maybe I am, but what I’d be impressed with, is if you had the endurance to finish that leg press by removing all of the weight plates afterward
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