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Title: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 08, 2017, 08:12:49 AM
Notice anything new lately?

Here's a couple:  Guys that don't do traditional deadlifts but only do "rack deads" with straps and set the rack to about a 2" range of motion, then load it up with 4-5 plates per side and slam the bar around like they are all badass.

I think it's some sort of competition.

Females doing 500 different 'glute' exercises erry fukking day.

I swear I can't tell if these chicks are doing squats or good mornings.  Looks like they are sticking their butts out a bit and bending over.  Is that an exercise???
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 08, 2017, 08:28:59 AM
Looks like they are sticking their butts out a bit and bending over.  Is that an exercise???

Maybe not but I approve and encourage
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Get-n-fit on February 08, 2017, 08:45:08 AM
I rarely see anyone doing rack pulls, if they are it's usually me, but I make sure the bar is below knee level.   You're right about the glute thing,it's guaranteed that there's at least 3 girls doing some sort of glute exercise at any given time.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: AlexanderOmand on February 08, 2017, 09:02:13 AM
We've had a recent explosion of strong people in the gym.  Last night, I couldn't find a Bench, and all three Squat racks were full of people squatting.  Legit Squatting to parallel.  Three guys last night benching 300+ for reps. Deadlift Day, we've been running out of Plates.  And no lie, there's a lot of 45lb plates in this gym.  Two guys last night doing Seated OHP with 225 on the bar. So, this is a trend I'm good with.  We were passing a nose tork bottle between 6 different lifters last night.

I have seen the Chicks Doing Butt Exercises.  They'll come in and do 45 versions of a Squat, of which 20 are done on the Smith machine. Then spend 20 minutes on the Donkey Kick machine.  Followed up with a few reps of Shoulders and another 20 minutes on teh stair climber. How can you have an hourglass figure if all you do is Glute Work?

The other recent trend, is the 42 variations done on the Good Girl/Bad Girl Machines.  I seriously didn't realize you could do that many different exercises.

And then, there's my lady, who just Squats heavy, and has been scaring guys out of the gym.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 08, 2017, 09:05:44 AM
I rarely see anyone doing rack pulls, if they are it's usually me, but I make sure the bar is below knee level.

I think if you actually do deadlifts and use PROPER rack pulls (bar below the knee) then there's nothing wrong with it.

If you don't pull from the floor EVER and you're pulling from 3/4 the way up your thigh and acting all badass because you've got 4-5 plate son the bar you're just being a wanker.

You're right about the glute thing,it's guaranteed that there's at least 3 girls doing some sort of glute exercise at any given time.

I went to the gym one Saturday and there was this chick that did nothing but glute exercises the entire time I was there, and after EACH AND EVERY SET she would check out her own ass in the mirror, as if that each set had some immediate and noticeable impact.  It was bizarre.

Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Get-n-fit on February 08, 2017, 09:25:46 AM


I think if you actually do deadlifts and use PROPER rack pulls (bar below the knee) then there's nothing wrong with it.

If you don't pull from the floor EVER and you're pulling from 3/4 the way up your thigh and acting all badass because you've got 4-5 plate son the bar you're just being a wanker.
There was a growing trend of kids coming in deadlifting 185 and slamming the weights on every rep!  I literelly LOL'd when I saw this and then was pissed bc fucking management didn't do anything about it, but when I'm pulling 500lbs + and setting it down as quietly as possible they run over and bitch at me saying it's not a power lifting gym (this was at LA fitness).  My new gym loves when I lift heavy, they are all about serious lifters....he may even buy us a nice PL bar bc I maxed out the current bar with 675lbs worth of weight.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 08, 2017, 09:29:47 AM
It's the Instagram world we live in.  Internet is filled with pics of women in thong underwear with broomsticks on their backs and butts stuck way out "squatting".  And the caption usually reads something like "Be a bad ass with a good ass" or "No sweat no beauty - no squat no booty".

Bottoms are in.

I try to keep my head up, back straight and tight, chest up.  It's an up and down movement, and I think if I'm doing it right no one should see my vagina except the floor.  If am bent over so that my perineum is visible to passersby, then the lift is lost because I won't recover from that lean.

And yeah, when we were deadlifting yesterday there was guy in the rack beside me doing rack pulls with maybe 2 inches rom and I turned to Mr Flexy and said "Can't I do those instead? I'm tired!"
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Get-n-fit on February 08, 2017, 09:41:15 AM
It's the Instagram world we live in. 
Oh yes, definitely that!!  all day long in the gym I see girls with their phones up in the air taking pictures of themselves from various angles.  I hate to admit, but it's even worse at my new gym, a lot of the females are BBing competitors and are very into social media.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: itsagoodday on February 08, 2017, 11:10:43 AM
Guys who wrap their knees to leg press.  I have never seen these same guys squat.  We also have one guy who wraps his knees for his entire workout, brought his girlfriend in one day and wrapped hers, too.  She had to keep going over to him to get rewrapped, because they'd fall down around her ankles.  But they were talking about how important it is to protect your knees.  With loose wraps.

I. don't. even.

 :o

Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: cmoore on February 08, 2017, 02:57:21 PM
Bunch of gripless wonder chalk fairies in my gym since January. Even chalking up for bench. Damn gym looks like it snowed. Chalk f@#$ing everywhere. Pisses me off.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: EpicBeardAJ on February 08, 2017, 03:22:32 PM
I haven't worked out in a commercial gym in about 15 years, so I can only imagine what goes on in them these days.   :o
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Bando on February 08, 2017, 03:36:53 PM
I workout in a college gym. For the last few years errybody wanna be an Olympic lifter. I've seen about 3 people doing it well with heavy weights. The other day a couple little Asian girls stepped onto a platform and I was kind of rolling my eyes thinking "oh here we go, more Olympic Lifters."

Then one of them effortlessly snatched something around her bodyweight :eek:
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: piperdown on February 08, 2017, 04:08:57 PM
See all kinds of odd things when I head to the commercial gym. Since I don't head over there very often it's always a hoot seeing what some guys/gals are doing.  I'm sure some of them think I'm one of those "come in and do curls or tris and that it" since the times I head to the commercial gym are just for extra/iso stuff.

We have a newer employee, young guy, that's been in our gym the past couple of months. Kind of threw the whole dynamic out the window as he runs one of those canned "fitness" apps on his phone, turns the radio to a Christian station (seriously, I can lift to just about anything but that) and form is freaking horrible (tries to push to much weight).
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: itsagoodday on February 08, 2017, 04:54:27 PM
Bunch of gripless wonder chalk fairies in my gym since January. Even chalking up for bench. Damn gym looks like it snowed. Chalk f@#$ing everywhere. Pisses me off.

My gym also allows chalk, and it amazes me where people are using it and in what quantities.  Oddly, the few competitive powerlifters are the most respectful with it.  It's everyone else who is throwing it all over the cable machines and circuit equipment.   ::)

I workout in a college gym. For the last few years errybody wanna be an Olympic lifter.

That's funny, I was just talking to a girl last week who had been training at one of the local colleges the last few years.  She said everybody there was into Olympic lifting, and that they were horrible to work around, complaining if you tried to do something within 20' of them kind of thing.  Huh.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 08, 2017, 06:37:24 PM
I use chalk sparingly on deads, bench and pulldowns.

Occasionally on squats but usually only in the summer if my hands get too sweaty.

Always clean up afterwards.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: piperdown on February 08, 2017, 08:16:46 PM
Gotta get chalked up for face presses  :o

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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.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: djflex 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
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: tobymax 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.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Bando 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.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Merkley 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.

 

 
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX 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.

:D
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: sakustoms 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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Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: reduni 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.

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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.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Bando 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?
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: tobymax 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.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX 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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Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Greg 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?
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: itsagoodday 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
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: John 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.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX 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.

u r 1 cheeky kunt, m8
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: John on February 10, 2017, 08:01:40 PM
Each person I see out squat you in April w/ these types of shoes Ill be sure to point it out.

u r 1 cheeky kunt, m8

 :-*
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 10, 2017, 08:37:38 PM
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Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Little Tim on February 10, 2017, 11:49:52 PM
Ok, so I've been out of the gym scene for >4years before signing up and going to the one I'm at now (was a basement lifter).

What the hell is up with camping out on a machine or bench and stretch a simple warmup set and a 3x8 into a 20 minute session with 5 minutes of smartphone gazing & typing?!?

I started today with deads 4x6, went on to lat pulldowns 4x8, ham curls 3x10, cable rows 3x8, lower back extensions x3, and cable curls before this dude in the next half rack was done with incline bench and started on my second set of deads! 


Other than smart phone abuse, there's nothing too weird about my gym. Plenty of senior citizens,  usually use all the machines every time they're in, only one light set per machine, I think it's awesome just cause they're getting active and very cordial to be around.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: sakustoms on February 12, 2017, 01:07:27 PM
What I can't stand is people who will work next to a bench but not use the bench for anything other than to hold their crap. I wanted the incline bench last week for DB bench. I noticed a guy standing next to it doing some curls or something, with his crap on the bench. I finally asked him if he was using the bench and he said no. At least he was polite enough to move without me really even asking.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 12, 2017, 02:39:19 PM
What I can't stand is people who will work next to a bench but not use the bench for anything other than to hold their crap.

I posted at length in my journal about this.  There's a chick that comes into the gym every single fucking day and puts all her shit on one of the bench press benches then goes and does cardio for 45 minutes, then comes back and puts more shit on the bench then goes elsewhere to stretch and do other stupid shit.  I don't get it.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Greg on February 12, 2017, 05:07:21 PM
Not sure if they are assholes or clueless twats but I can have a bench setup maybe 4' away from the db rack and using the bench for db flyes. Every fuckin time some clown will come up and grab a db or 2 and stand right in front of me & my bench while they do their lift 6' from the rack and staring at the mirror. Now mind you the whole damn weight area is lines with mirrors so no reason to stand there, nor any reason to stand 6' from the rack much less right in front of me.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 12, 2017, 05:10:48 PM
People are clueless.

On Saturday I was benching and had all my shit behind the bench, bar with plates loaded, etc.  Obvious it was in use.

I went to spot Lisa and I come back and some chick is standing there with her water bottle on the bench while she is texting.

I walked up and was getting ready to do my set and she didn't even move.  Really?  You fucking cow get your shit off my bench and get your ass away from here.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: djflex on February 12, 2017, 10:49:23 PM

I walked up and was getting ready to do my set and she didn't even move.  Really?  You fucking cow get your shit off my bench and get your ass away from here.

I laughed irl
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: djflex on February 12, 2017, 10:53:40 PM
I hope yoga pants for the ladies lasts forever
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: sakustoms on February 13, 2017, 06:54:05 AM
What I can't stand is people who will work next to a bench but not use the bench for anything other than to hold their crap.

I posted at length in my journal about this.  There's a chick that comes into the gym every single fucking day and puts all her shit on one of the bench press benches then goes and does cardio for 45 minutes, then comes back and puts more shit on the bench then goes elsewhere to stretch and do other stupid shit.  I don't get it.

Yea I don't get this either. I'm starting to see people leaving weights on bars now too.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: sakustoms on February 13, 2017, 06:55:35 AM
People are clueless.

On Saturday I was benching and had all my shit behind the bench, bar with plates loaded, etc.  Obvious it was in use.

I went to spot Lisa and I come back and some chick is standing there with her water bottle on the bench while she is texting.

I walked up and was getting ready to do my set and she didn't even move.  Really?  You fucking cow get your shit off my bench and get your ass away from here.

Don't you sometimes wish you could just take their shit and toss it? People are so F'n rude nowadays.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Get-n-fit on February 13, 2017, 09:20:01 AM
People are clueless.

On Saturday I was benching and had all my shit behind the bench, bar with plates loaded, etc.  Obvious it was in use.

I went to spot Lisa and I come back and some chick is standing there with her water bottle on the bench while she is texting.

I walked up and was getting ready to do my set and she didn't even move.  Really?  You fucking cow get your shit off my bench and get your ass away from here.

Don't you sometimes wish you could just take their shit and toss it? People are so F'n rude nowadays.

I just ask if they are using the bench and the person usually apologizes and moves their shit, never had a problem with that.

I did have to ask a father and daughter to get off the flat benches one day.  There were only 4 flat benches (the actual flat bench bench presses) 2 of them had guys bench pressing and this father and daughter were each occupying their own doing fucking crunches!! I let them know if they were bench pressing there is plenty of floor space to do that shit and they moved on.....seriously, what kind of stupidity is that.  I also told a guy to get out of the one and only power rack bc they fucker was in there doing WRIST CURLS!!!
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Bando on February 13, 2017, 09:42:24 AM
I also told a guy to get out of the one and only power rack bc they fucker was in there doing WRIST CURLS!!!

What if the poor guy was just about to attempt a wrist curl PR?
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: reduni on February 13, 2017, 10:35:07 AM
Thought those pr's were done in the bedroom? :o
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: sakustoms on February 13, 2017, 12:52:46 PM
Thought those pr's were done in the bedroom? :o

Apparently you have no sense of adventure.  :o  ;D
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: reduni on February 13, 2017, 06:07:57 PM
Thought those pr's were done in the bedroom? :o

Apparently you have no sense of adventure.  :o  ;D
Just keeping it respectable ;D. This isnt the nsfw section lol
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 13, 2017, 06:34:48 PM
Why do I picture FLEX doing this to that poor, poor woman's stuff on the bench?


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Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: itsagoodday on February 14, 2017, 10:41:04 AM
What I can't stand is people who will work next to a bench but not use the bench for anything other than to hold their crap.

I posted at length in my journal about this.  There's a chick that comes into the gym every single fucking day and puts all her shit on one of the bench press benches then goes and does cardio for 45 minutes, then comes back and puts more shit on the bench then goes elsewhere to stretch and do other stupid shit.  I don't get it.

Ask her how much it benches.  This leads to the follow-up of "then it probably shouldn't be taking up one of the benches for an hour, should it?"

Yea I don't get this either. I'm starting to see people leaving weights on bars now too.

Every frigging day.  I don't mind unloading other people's stuff occasionally, but it pisses me off when I want to use something and I can't figure out whether it's been abandoned fully loaded or someone is planning on coming back to it.  And while I'm capable of it, I don't appreciate pulling 45's off a bar that is at or above the height of my head.  We've also got a ton of guys who will pull the plates off one side of a machine and not the other, which usually annoys me enough that I wind up unloading the other side during one of my rest breaks. 
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Bando on February 14, 2017, 10:49:17 AM
it pisses me off when I want to use something and I can't figure out whether it's been abandoned fully loaded or someone is planning on coming back to it.

X2.

There's a guy in my gym who I thought would go away by now but he's still there. He set up across from me to bench yesterday, needed 2.5's so he comes and grabs them off my cage while I'm in mid set. I needed them a couple sets later so had to look all over for a pair that was not in a station someone was using. He fails a lot and ends of rolling his 90 lb onto his knees, then gets up and swings it around to get it back on the uprights.

Then he just leaves with his loaded bar when he's done, so I have to tell the next guy that the bench is actually open.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 14, 2017, 11:00:00 AM
If I see a bar loaded and no one around I just assume some jackass left it and start unloading it.

Happens more and more since the new year.

Couple jackasses left the leg press loaded up Friday with like 8 plates a side.  I was looking around for them to tell them to clear it off but they'd already left.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: itsagoodday on February 14, 2017, 11:46:24 AM
We've got a new young guy who loads three bars up in three locations to do three different things, and when he's done, he abandons all of them.  I don't care what weight you're lifting, but if you're so lazy you can't even be bothered to unload one pair of 10's, I really don't know what to say about that.   I particularly liked when he abandoned a bar directly in front of a sign telling people to put their weights back...
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: tooth on February 14, 2017, 11:47:45 AM
Every time I'm in my gym the same asshole is there.  Problem is, it's me.  #Basementgymproblems
 
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: tooth on February 14, 2017, 11:54:32 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLuSf5aAVVf/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BLuSf5aAVVf/)

Then there's three other assholes that show up in some of my videos.  This jackass has been kicked out of the gym several times. 
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Bando on February 14, 2017, 12:00:30 PM
We've got a new young guy who loads three bars up in three locations to do three different things, and when he's done, he abandons all of them.  I don't care what weight you're lifting, but if you're so lazy you can't even be bothered to unload one pair of 10's, I really don't know what to say about that.   I particularly liked when he abandoned a bar directly in front of a sign telling people to put their weights back...

The signs in our gym say "if you're strong enough to lift it, you're strong enough to put it away." Guess that wouldn't apply to him.

Had a guy in the next rack yesterday with just about the weirdest set up I had ever seen. Bar at the front of the cage with 315, bench turned as if he was going to incline press it, bar loaded at the back of the cage with 185. Grabs a spotter and the spotter is like WTF.

So he crawls into the setup and puts his knees over the bar with 315, he had created a decline bench since our gym doesn't have one. Was pretty clever but his neck was at a funny angle and made it dangerous IMO.

Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 14, 2017, 12:14:26 PM
We've got a new young guy who loads three bars up in three locations to do three different things, and when he's done, he abandons all of them.

My last gym we had that guy.  :slap:
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: djflex on February 14, 2017, 10:28:40 PM
So, a courtesy plate is a thing of the past?
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: itsagoodday on February 15, 2017, 10:50:26 AM
So, a courtesy plate is a thing of the past?

IMHO leaving one pair of 45's on a dedicated deadlift platform is fine.  But if the bar is anywhere else on the floor, or in a rack somewhere, I really don't think it's appropriate to leave anything on it.  I had to strip someone else's plates off to bench the other day, my first thought was not "oh good, someone left 265 on, I can warm up with that".   :S
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 15, 2017, 11:26:28 AM
So, a courtesy plate is a thing of the past?

Back at Powerhouse in the 90's it was customary to leave 1 or 2 plates per side on the leg press, but that was it.

Sometimes I feel like I should leave a plate per side on the HS Row, because even Lisa starts with a plate, but I never do.  I celar everything right down.

I wish everyone else did.

Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: AlexanderOmand on February 15, 2017, 12:03:09 PM
So, a courtesy plate is a thing of the past?

IMHO leaving one pair of 45's on a dedicated deadlift platform is fine.
It's not real Deadlifting until there's 100lb plates on the bar.


(yes, I'm kidding)
I recently heard an ego-inflated lifter stating that "It's not Powerlifting until there's 100lb plates on the bar."
He was grating against a group of young guys claiming to be powerlifters, but could bench more than 245.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: itsagoodday on February 15, 2017, 02:46:38 PM
So, a courtesy plate is a thing of the past?

IMHO leaving one pair of 45's on a dedicated deadlift platform is fine.
It's not real Deadlifting until there's 100lb plates on the bar.


(yes, I'm kidding)
I recently heard an ego-inflated lifter stating that "It's not Powerlifting until there's 100lb plates on the bar."
He was grating against a group of young guys claiming to be powerlifters, but could bench more than 245.

LOL.  We don't have 100 lb plates though, so the 45's will have to do.  Honestly, if we had more women at the gym, I'd strip everything off the deadlift platform too.  But we've got almost no women, and almost no deadlifters, so.... yeah, me and the other guys tend to just leave a pair of 45's on the platform.

We did used to have a bench-only guy who liked to "help" people with other lifts.  My favorite was the day he went over to a couple of young guys deadlifting and started off by saying "no, no, no.  You can't deadlift like that, you need to do sumo.  EVERYONE pulls more sumo."

Ummmmm... this is news.  I wonder what folks like Richard Hawthorne, Kim Walford and Eddie Hall could really pull if they just stopped screwing around with conventional  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Greg on February 18, 2017, 10:17:34 PM
Maybe the weirdest one I have seen yet.

 Some dude comes in with a little plastic Walmart style bag with clothes in it. Goes to the bathroom/changing room & comes out in the same clothes & winter boots he had on, now mind you it's 60 degrees today & no need for boots. Goes over to the pull-up bar & does 2 pull-ups & then leaves. Another guy watching him was shaking his head at the guy.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Bando on February 18, 2017, 11:00:45 PM
Goes over to the pull-up bar & does 2 pull-ups & then leaves.

Guy did 200% better than the guy that went and did 1 pull up in the gym today.

(guessing that's a small title to win)
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: tobymax on February 20, 2017, 10:11:36 AM
Maybe the weirdest one I have seen yet.

 Some dude comes in with a little plastic Walmart style bag with clothes in it. Goes to the bathroom/changing room & comes out in the same clothes & winter boots he had on, now mind you it's 60 degrees today & no need for boots. Goes over to the pull-up bar & does 2 pull-ups & then leaves. Another guy watching him was shaking his head at the guy.

I ALMOST did something similar last week, except I used a regular gym bag and no winter boots.  I got to the gym in my "business casual" work clothes, went to the locker room to change, and found that I did not have a shirt in my gym bag.  I had no undershirt under my dress shirt, so nothing to workout in.  The thought entered my mind to go to the weight room to do just a few reps of something in my dress clothes.  Then the thought left, and so I went home.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: tobymax on February 20, 2017, 10:22:21 AM
Not a trend necessarily, but it is a recent phenomenon in my gym: People suddenly have no clue how to put plates back on a weight tree.  You know, one peg is for the 45's, one for the 35's, etc. all the way to the top pegs for 5's and 2.5's.  Nope, they're always mixed up.  There's a 25 behind the 45's, a couple of 5's buried behind the 10's, etc.  I spend most of my rest time between sets reorganizing the plates on the trees.   I go around to the Hammer Strength and Smith machines that have plate pegs on them reorganizing the plates too.  People probably think I'm a weirdo.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Greg on February 20, 2017, 05:41:33 PM

The signs in our gym say "if you're strong enough to lift it, you're strong enough to put it away." Guess that wouldn't apply to him.

 

Signs at my gym.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 20, 2017, 06:14:57 PM
One of the owners of my gym (I have known the guy for like 30 years) has taken to putting sarcastic signs all over our gym and in the locker room.  Most of them annoy me as I find them childish.

But above the dumbbell rack there is a sign about re-racking weights and he wrote at the bottom: "If you're having trouble re-racking your dumbbells please come see us at the front desk and we'll get one of the girls to help you out."

I like that one.  :D
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: djflex on February 20, 2017, 10:27:02 PM
Not a trend necessarily, but it is a recent phenomenon in my gym: People suddenly have no clue how to put plates back on a weight tree.  You know, one peg is for the 45's, one for the 35's, etc. all the way to the top pegs for 5's and 2.5's.  Nope, they're always mixed up.  There's a 25 behind the 45's, a couple of 5's buried behind the 10's, etc.  I spend most of my rest time between sets reorganizing the plates on the trees.   I go around to the Hammer Strength and Smith machines that have plate pegs on them reorganizing the plates too.  People probably think I'm a weirdo.

Oh crap, that drives me insane.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Bando on February 20, 2017, 10:38:02 PM
One of the owners of my gym (I have known the guy for like 30 years) has taken to putting sarcastic signs all over our gym and in the locker room.  Most of them annoy me as I find them childish.

At Rheta's gym (Hercules) I can't think of a single sign that is posted, or "rules" posted anywhere.

Only a huge white board with names of Women that are stronger than me  :'(
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 21, 2017, 08:49:09 AM
At Rheta's gym (Hercules) I can't think of a single sign that is posted, or "rules" posted anywhere.

If I ever open my own gym (dream of mine forever) the slogan is going to be:

No televisions; no treadmills; no rules; NO LIMITS."
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: reduni on February 21, 2017, 09:01:32 AM
At Rheta's gym (Hercules) I can't think of a single sign that is posted, or "rules" posted anywhere.

If I ever open my own gym (dream of mine forever) the slogan is going to be:

No televisions; no treadmills; no rules; NO LIMITS."
So I can curl in the squat rack?! :o
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: John on February 21, 2017, 09:20:32 AM
One of the owners of my gym (I have known the guy for like 30 years) has taken to putting sarcastic signs all over our gym and in the locker room.  Most of them annoy me as I find them childish.

At Rheta's gym (Hercules) I can't think of a single sign that is posted, or "rules" posted anywhere.

Only a huge white board with names of Women that are stronger than me  :'(

There is the Don't spit in the water fountain sign and the sign at the racks that say no deadlifting in the racks. We are civilized at Herc  :P
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on February 21, 2017, 10:16:04 AM
At Rheta's gym (Hercules) I can't think of a single sign that is posted, or "rules" posted anywhere.

If I ever open my own gym (dream of mine forever) the slogan is going to be:

No televisions; no treadmills; no rules; NO LIMITS."
So I can curl in the squat rack?! :o

I said no rules.  But there will be public shaming.  :D
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: AlexanderOmand on February 21, 2017, 10:21:50 AM
At Rheta's gym (Hercules) I can't think of a single sign that is posted, or "rules" posted anywhere.

If I ever open my own gym (dream of mine forever) the slogan is going to be:

No televisions; no treadmills; no rules; NO LIMITS."
So I can curl in the squat rack?! :o

I said no rules.  But there will be public shaming.  :D
And billed by the pound for weights left on a bar? Lightning Fitness does that, with the alternate of doing burpees for each pound left on the bar.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Greg on March 19, 2017, 06:14:22 PM
Well that was different, just had to tell some guy to go fuck himself. He was on a treadmill & I'm on a hammer strength chest press with rubber bumpers so there is literally no noise. He comes up to me and says " you aren't supposed to be slamming weights" looked at him & then looked at the machine then he gives me some stupid look so I told him to go fuck himself.... he scurried away & left the building.

Now I wait and see if he complains to management that I was rude to him.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on March 19, 2017, 06:17:58 PM
Well done. :clap:

Did the same thing years ago. Fat slob on the treadmill yelled at me for "ruining his workout" by making too much noise lifting weights.

Told him to go fuck himself as well. He went to the front desk but no one ever said shit to me.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Greg on March 19, 2017, 06:21:32 PM
Well done. :clap:

Did the same thing years ago. Fat slob on the treadmill yelled at me for "ruining his workout" by making too much noise lifting weights.

Told him to go fuck himself as well. He went to the front desk but no one ever said shit to me.

I am going to make it a mission to watch for this clown and then I will purposely make a lot more noise than is required just to piss him off.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on March 19, 2017, 06:27:52 PM
Lol.

I never saw that guy again.

Funny his "workout" consisted of him walking as slow as a turtle on the treadmill.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Fiend_73 on March 20, 2017, 01:23:59 PM
Barbell fucking.
That's an exercise, at least its what I call it.

When they have their feet on the floor, elbows braced on a bench, and a barbell sitting on their pelvis and they thrust it upwards...
just like they were fucking it.

I would think that if you wanted to work on the muscles you use to fuck then one should just fuck more often and not use inanimate objects in a public place to get your jollies.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: FLEX on March 20, 2017, 01:32:21 PM
I see a lot of that and that is what I meant by chicks doing every variant of glute exercises.

I think those work your glutes.  I dunno.  I don't do them.

I think they are called "hip thrusts" or glute bridge or something. They seem to be very popular.
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: sakustoms on March 20, 2017, 01:34:51 PM
I see a lot of that and that is what I meant by chicks doing every variant of glute exercises.

I think those work your glutes.  I dunno.  I don't do them.

I think they are called "hip thrusts" or glute bridge or something. They seem to be very popular.

Yes, hip thrusts. I've been seeing a bunch of this too. Supposed to develop the glutes, which apparently don't get hit hard enough when you "only" squat to parallel. Hmmm I wonder how much glute activation the people who only squat to 5" depth are getting. ;)
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Andrew on March 20, 2017, 02:21:31 PM
I see a lot of that and that is what I meant by chicks doing every variant of glute exercises.

I think those work your glutes.  I dunno.  I don't do them.

I think they are called "hip thrusts" or glute bridge or something. They seem to be very popular.

Yes, hip thrusts. I've been seeing a bunch of this too. Supposed to develop the glutes, which apparently don't get hit hard enough when you "only" squat to parallel. Hmmm I wonder how much glute activation the people who only squat to 5" depth are getting. ;)

their going for that Kim Kardashian ass
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: Bando on March 20, 2017, 03:32:39 PM
I don't mind watching chicks doing hip thrusts in the gym. Gets the ole' testosterone level up a few clicks in fact  ;)
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: itsagoodday on March 20, 2017, 03:53:39 PM
their going for that Kim Kardashian ass

I hope they're hip thrusting their way to the office of the nearest plastic surgeon, or it ain't gonna work.   ;D
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: reduni on March 20, 2017, 06:53:23 PM
their going for that Kim Kardashian ass

I hope they're hip thrusting their way to the office of the nearest plastic surgeon, or it ain't gonna work.   ;D
If it's a plate of nachos and wings in their lap for extra weight it might work ::)
Title: Re: New trends in the gym...
Post by: itsagoodday on March 20, 2017, 07:12:30 PM
their going for that Kim Kardashian ass

I hope they're hip thrusting their way to the office of the nearest plastic surgeon, or it ain't gonna work.   ;D
If it's a plate of nachos and wings in their lap for extra weight it might work ::)

Wait, now it sounds like a great idea, I may want to start doing these.  I've been looking for a way to hold my nachos and wings while I workout.   ;D