Amusing no, but I did happen upon a guy unconscious in the bathroom once. He accidentally overdosed on heroin and was barely breathing. Yikes!
Fitness Minutes: (70,306)
35,492 6/2/12 6:33 A
The male grunters are the worst! You all made me laugh. Thanks.
Fitness Minutes: (4,673)
119 5/25/12 4:46 A
CrackerJack - Your story was hilarious, especially that you went up to him and told him that. One of the things that cracks me up the most is the guys trying to lift really heavy when it is clearly outside their abilities to impress their buddies. I like the 3" bench press, where guys only lower the bar about 3" on each rep and then are really proud of how many reps they got at that weight. Another example was a guy doing bench press and got 1 rep solo and the second rep assisted from his spotter at a certain weight, then added another 20 lbs to each side for his next set. His spotter helped him get the bar off the rack, he lowered it to his chest and that is where it stayed until his spotter helped him get it back up. I'm all for heavy lifting but adding 40 lbs to your bench press when you could barely get 1 rep the set before...really???
I gotta admit that I absolutely love the random college girls who go to the gym, apply a full face of make-up, refix their hair, and then swing their hips on the treadmill trying to pick up the jocks. Classic
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612 4/30/12 4:31 P
There's an older woman (60s-70s) at my gym that I call "Perfume Lady" for obvious reasons. She is the queen of trying to multi-task while she's on the cardio machines. My absolute favorite thing to see her doing is walking on the stairmaster with a magazine across the top, another laid across one of the arms, and an open newspaper that she is actively reading at her feet. Her friend is the "Stalker Talker Lady" who stands on the in active treadmill next to her and just leans against it while talking to Perfume Lady. When Perfume Lady is done with the treadmill, Stalker Talker just follows her to the next piece of equipment and leans against the front of it still talking to her. I must burn at least 10 calories holding in my giggles at these ladies.
Fitness Minutes: (11,189)
262 4/30/12 8:53 A
At the gym I used to go to there was a guy I dubbed "Childbirth." He would go straight to the cable machine, load the weights up, and then sound like he was giving birth to a calf with a rubber tail. And the bad part is, I was lifting more weight than he was and wasnt't making a sound! He would literally put twenty five pounds on and do his triceps, and grunt and moan like he was dying. I could do seventy pounds twenty times and wouldn't make any noise. I asked him one time why he did that, and his exact words were, "Women find that hot." I told him, "I'm the only woman in the place, I'm married, and I didn't make that much noise giving birth to a nine pound daughter!" He left.
Fitness Minutes: (37,641)
470 4/27/12 9:48 P
When I was in the military, I would go to the gym in the morning and see people just walk around. They would go and just talk to other people while they were working out. Then they would go hit the showers for a long time...lol. They just wanted to pretend to workout...
Fitness Minutes: (58,198)
3,055 4/27/12 2:41 P
I get a kick out of the folks who sit on the bikes, peddle for 30 minutes at little or no resistance, burn 60 calories and call it a cardio workout!
There's a guy at the gym I attend that sets up "camp" at the power rack. He brings a portable DVD player and watches movies (not weight training ones, I mean MOVIES) and has his water bottle sitting the edge of the power rack and a bench next to the power rack to set his note book and other books (like Hunger Games several weeks ago) and he sometimes won't use the rack but will sit there and tell people he's inbetween sets.
This is only during slow non-peak hours that I see him there. Funny, I don't think I've ever seen him lift.
Every gym has 'em. In fact, I had someone over for dinner recently that suggested someone make a sitcom about a gym because of all the colorful characters you would have. I'm curious about some of the people who are fun/funny to watch at the gym. (I am just going to say that I do not find people's weight amusing, because I'm just happy that people are at the gym in the first place.)
Example is the 40-something woman who takes a broom handle to the gym in the mornings and dirty dances with it in the weight section. Just weird and awkward, but hilarious every single time.
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