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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2017, 08:16:46 PM »
Gotta get chalked up for face presses  :o



I have only been in a few gyms that used chalk. I used to have it at the work gym and still occasionally use it. Used it more often and sparingly but another guy, crossfitter no longer with the company, would get into it and get it EVERYWHERE. Pissed the custodian off he would trashed it if it was left out and nobody was around.
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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2017, 10:31:20 PM »
Ive seen alot more people doing floor presses.  But i dont believe they are powerlifting training, so thats different


Alot of people jumping up on those plarforms over and over again.


But at least the people doing movements on those giant balls is going away, lol
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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2017, 02:40:54 PM »
This is probably specific to my gym, but in the past few months the presence personal trainers working with clients and making them do useless trendy exercises has almost completely gone away.  Suddenly there are a lot fewer bosu balls and other types of balls laying around, and no one looking like they're going to die while trying to balance on a ball.  No more trainers making clients put bands around their ankles and making them walk sideways across the gym floor.  The heavy ropes now lie there unused, with no trainer making a 60 year old fat lady try to do a heavy rope workout.  No more people slamming medicine balls into the floor (what was that all about anyway?).  All that goofy stuff that would make the clients never return after their one free training session.  Maybe the gym has quit giving people one free training session.
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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 02:46:24 PM »
This is probably specific to my gym, but in the past few months the presence personal trainers working with clients and making them do useless trendy exercises has almost completely gone away.  Suddenly there are a lot fewer bosu balls and other types of balls laying around, and no one looking like they're going to die while trying to balance on a ball.  No more trainers making clients put bands around their ankles and making them walk sideways across the gym floor.  The heavy ropes now lie there unused, with no trainer making a 60 year old fat lady try to do a heavy rope workout.  No more people slamming medicine balls into the floor (what was that all about anyway?).  All that goofy stuff that would make the clients never return after their one free training session.  Maybe the gym has quit giving people one free training session.

Today I went in when it's usually packed to the gills and there were 3 platforms and 2 racks open. They say Valentine's day is when the gyms usually clear out, guess our resolutioners couldn't quite hold out that long.
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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2017, 06:08:08 AM »
 Thankfully the new gym I go to has no more than 5 people in it at any given point and rarely do I see anyone under the age of 55 in there. Of course all these people are shuffling around the isolation machines/cardio equipment. The odd time I will see someone has left weights on the bar for bench, most being 35 lbs each side. Of course this is the only thing that irritates me about the place. Mainly because it's just a disrespectful thing to do and secondly 35 lbs each side is less than a fucking warm up for me so I have to take it off to put bigger plates on.

 I tend to miss out on all the new and upcoming gym trends at this point  8)

 I now have to live through all of you and your adventures at commercial gyms to experience these eye witness accounts of sheer stupid.

 

 
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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2017, 08:13:19 AM »
Dudes wearing bright neon colored shoes.

Looks ghey as fuck to me.  :thatsgay:

I think they are made from Krpytonite because every dude I see wearing them is weak as fuck.

There appears to be a solid inverse relationship between the brightness of the shoe and the strength of the wanker wearing them.

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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2017, 12:29:39 PM »
My gym just got one of these benches. I see people doing DB presses on it. I also see people jumping up and down and back and forth on it.  :o

It's apparently soft on the top like those half core balls.

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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2017, 01:03:40 PM »
My gym just got one of these benches. I see people doing DB presses on it. I also see people jumping up and down and back and forth on it.  :o

It's apparently soft on the top like those half core balls.




I've seen them for sale at local fitness shops. Supposed to be unstable and help"core" work. An accident waiting to happen in my opinion and a marketing fad. Like squating on a bosu ball. Just plain dumb.
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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2017, 01:18:55 PM »
Dudes wearing bright neon colored shoes.

Looks ghey as fuck to me.  :thatsgay:


I think ID wears neon laces. Ghey?
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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2017, 01:53:17 PM »
Dudes wearing bright neon colored shoes.

I haven't seen neon shoes yet, but in other fashion trends everyone is wearing skinny track pants.  It was like overnight about 6 months ago everyone went out and got them.  Not as tight as leggings, but a lot skinnier than regular old sweats or track pants.  Since all the young guys are wearing them, of course I had to buy some.  I love them for deadlifting.  That's the only time I wear them.
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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2017, 03:12:42 PM »
Oh yeah.  Leggings.

Also a trend.

I am forever 90's with my OTOMIX shoes and baggy pants.

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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2017, 03:39:28 PM »
No more trainers making clients put bands around their ankles and making them walk sideways across the gym floor.  The heavy ropes now lie there unused, with no trainer making a 60 year old fat lady try to do a heavy rope workout.  No more people slamming medicine balls into the floor (what was that all about anyway?).   

We still have all that bullshit, the walking sideways bit with bands is asinine but it doesn't bother me. However those fuckin medicine ball slams are the worst and I have no clue what the hell its supposed to be doing?

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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2017, 04:28:49 PM »
My gym just got one of these benches. I see people doing DB presses on it. I also see people jumping up and down and back and forth on it.  :o

It's apparently soft on the top like those half core balls.

What the heck  :o

I'll say this for my gym.  Nothing new has been added since 1982, so I don't have to worry about stuff like that suddenly showing up in it  ;D

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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2017, 05:59:50 PM »
Dudes wearing bright neon colored shoes.

Looks ghey as fuck to me.  :thatsgay:

I think they are made from Krpytonite because every dude I see wearing them is weak as fuck.

There appears to be a solid inverse relationship between the brightness of the shoe and the strength of the wanker wearing them.

:D

Each person I see out squat you in April w/ these types of shoes Ill be sure to point it out.

You're welcome  :P

Jeez look at all the stuff I'm missing out of in the gyms.  ::) I guess a trend I see is just about everyone that comes in totals more than me. Even the pitbull that runs around the gym I heard benches 405.
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Re: New trends in the gym...
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2017, 07:13:07 PM »
Each person I see out squat you in April w/ these types of shoes Ill be sure to point it out.

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