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weirdos at the gym

July 30, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

anyone in here? 

33° in Comox today.  a regular struts into the rec center fitness facility in his standard uniform. converse all stars, sockless of course. tight black shorts, super short (and he's about 6 3, big strong dude), tight black tank top. big long black beard and.......... a toque. the toque is the best part of course. even air conditioned the gym was hotter ina burnt boot and muggy. the guy is committed to the look like it was a paying job. so fucking cool. i'm trying to imagine the temperature of his frying brain under a wool toque at those temps and the thermo regulatory stress of trying to keep it at safe operating levels.

July 30, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

Dude, I've seen it all over the years at the facility I work at. All sorts of douchebaggery and a lot of WTF is going on here type of shit with people's exercises. One of the best is people using the standing calf press machine as a squat/legpress workout. 

Tonight was good tho, had a guy who thought someone had stolen his new iphone 10 out of his wallet locker - yet his credit cards were still there. I asked him if he used it at all while working out and he said no. Then he said he actually did use it for a text but he put it back - he was sure of it. After looking around another person heard us and said he saw one on the floor by the base of the lat machine that he was using earlier but it was gonzo - figured he put it down between sets and then forgot about it. I told him to go home and try find my phone and if no luck then blacklist it. So he comes back at the end of the night with his laptop as his find my phone says it's still here in the building somewhere. He starts looking around and I go back to the wallet lockers and open up the one above the one he'd had his keys and credit cards in - guess what I found. The look on the guy's face was priceless, but we laughed and laughed.

July 31, 2018, 7:59 a.m.
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My fav was a guy doing inclined bench press. Inside of a Smith Machine. At top out he would throw the bar up. Clap his hands to together then catch the bar on its way down.

July 31, 2018, 8:13 a.m.
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Had a membership at Trev Linden's 16 club for a while.

The best is the chicken legs.

July 31, 2018, 12:01 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

My fav was a guy doing inclined bench press. Inside of a Smith Machine. At top out he would throw the bar up. Clap his hands to together then catch the bar on its way down.

LOL. Scaling down clapping push-ups maybe? Smith machine in general is comedy. As is chicken leg losers skipping leg day.

July 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
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I’m that one weirdo that actually uses the squat rack to squat.

July 31, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

I’m that one weirdo that actually uses the squat rack to squat.

You do squats in the curl rack? Blasphemer.

Aug. 8, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

don't know about your gym but mine is a community rec center with a modern fitness facility. it's become way too popular. the free weight area is often cheek by jowl with heavy lifters, sometimes with poor etiquette. and a number of young guys who come in pairs and take up a lot of physical and chatty air space. and their girlfriends. and then the dudes with the cologne, ugh. if i sound like a misanthropist i'm really not, but kinda am....

Sept. 7, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Y'all need to seek out smaller gyms.

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