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Old 09-10-2008, 03:40 AM   #11
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I always laughed at the idiots that set the step machines at max. and then hold onto the rails and flap their feet up & down.
The visual imagery on that one cracks me up! I think of a running duck for some reason!!:
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:24 AM   #12
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My biggest peev at the gym is people taking their sweet ass time doing whatever they want while at station/bench/treadmill etc. I know you want a quick breather between sets but when you spend 5 minutes between each set scrolling through your mp3 player, checking something on your phone or just plain sitting there then **** or get off the pot! Or people that sit around on the cardio equipment while talking to a friend whose actually doing something and then gives you a dirty look when you ask them if they're going to be long because you'd like to use it. When I go in to the gym I know my routine and I get in and get out without trying to waste my time or anyone else's.

 
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:34 AM   #13
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How about the idiots who think its ok to use like 3 machines at once at like 5:00pm and then act irritated when you ask to work in? Sorry, but it's one machine at a time, especially at busy times.

 
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:32 AM   #14
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:16 AM   #15
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Another gym pet peeve of mine are the people who leave dumbbells and plates laying around all over the place.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:41 AM   #16
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Sqaut racks are not for curling. GTFO, and let me do a compound exercise that you're too ***** to try because you don't think working your legs is important. Douchie.
Bogus. I'm not sure if we're thinking of the same "squat racks" here (two sets of vertical posts on either side of you with an adjustable bar between them?), but if so, that's not just for squatting. I use it for:
  • bench pressing when I want to concentrate on a certain part of my ROM
  • seated barbell press/military press
  • bicep curls when I want to concentrate on a certain part of my ROM
  • squats
  • shrugs
  • barbell rows
  • deadlifts
  • stiff-leg deadlifts

using a rack to its full potential isn't being a pu$$y. And yes, it's good to concentrate on parts of your ROM individually sometimes.

but, then, maybe you're thinking of a different rack than I am.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:49 AM   #17
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Bogus. I'm not sure if we're thinking of the same "squat racks" here (two sets of vertical posts on either side of you with an adjustable bar between them?), but if so, that's not just for squatting. I use it for:
  • bench pressing when I want to concentrate on a certain part of my ROM
  • seated barbell press/military press
  • bicep curls when I want to concentrate on a certain part of my ROM
  • squats
  • shrugs
  • barbell rows
  • deadlifts
  • stiff-leg deadlifts

using a rack to its full potential isn't being a pu$$y. And yes, it's good to concentrate on parts of your ROM individually sometimes.

but, then, maybe you're thinking of a different rack than I am.

Gym Law #1, man!

I know it's not just for squatting, but there's plenty of other places in my gym that accomodates 10K people to do them when it's busy. I can curl outside the squat rack, but I can't really squat outside of them.

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Old 09-10-2008, 04:55 PM   #18
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It doesn't really bother me so much as I find if funny, but the huge muscle guys walking around my gym all have the tinyest little legs, completely disproportional. It alwasy cracks me up cause they look like a friggin' cartoon.

 
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I know it's not just for squatting, but there's plenty of other places in my gym that accomodates 10K people to do them when it's busy.
That all kind of depends. Using that long "squat" bar is far superior to the bars with the weights welded/bolted on that are for curls, not only in the way they work your biceps, but you can fine tune the weight much better. Usually the welded/bolted on ones only go up every 10lbs, which is a hell of a lot at a time for biceps.

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I can curl outside the squat rack, but I can't really squat outside of them.
I see you've never heard of dumbbell or pistol squats....
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:18 PM   #20
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I see you've never heard of dumbbell or pistol squats....
there's only one way to do squats, unless you're a fruit: with a barbell across your back.
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