Proper Gym Etiquette (OC). I saw one or two of you wanted me to do this, so here are a few tips to beginners and those who haven't been shown unspoken rules of
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User avatar #171 - clannadqs (02/04/2014) [+] (16 replies)
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Sigh, have to sticky something else so I can make something clear. These are not things I personally have anything against other than sweating, interrupting a lift, or stopping someone else or me from doing a compound lift because you are doing some accessory lift in that rack or on the bench. These are things that offend the most people in the gym. Most gyms are not oly/powerlifting friendly so take that into consideration. A new lifter is probably not going to want to go to a gym where five to ten guys are benching 500+ pounds for reps. This is simply the most common gym etiquette across the board. So these are simple tips to not be "that guy" in the gym for the newer lifters.
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#6 - giraffeasaur (02/03/2014) [+] (25 replies)
Actually if I am using the equipment wrong, I would want someone to tell me. It could prevent injury and well, knowledge is power.
Actually if I am using the equipment wrong, I would want someone to tell me. It could prevent injury and well, knowledge is power.
#24 - married (02/03/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Im second time going to the gym
#64 - ghettoham ONLINE (02/03/2014) [-]
**** it, ain't going to the gym. Just gonna walk around my house naked, grunting loudly, using my appliances however the **** i want to and not wiping my sweat off things.
#1 - itsbendingtime (02/03/2014) [+] (4 replies)
This would have been great if you'd posted it a month earlier.
The new years rush is now almost over, and most annoying people have already given up.
#97 - twiztidxson (02/04/2014) [+] (6 replies)
FUTURE
#68 - herplederp (02/03/2014) [+] (5 replies)
You can yell and/or grunt as much as you ******* want...
It's not a library
pic kind of related
User avatar #88 - mikefj (02/04/2014) [+] (26 replies)
This post bothers me. This person obviously has some gym knowledge but is in no position to say these are the "unspoken rules of the gym".
1)Saying there is "never a time where you need to slam the weights to the ground" just shows that this is the kind of guy who goes to the gym, does a heavy set of cheat curls, some bench and leaves. If you are any kind of lifter you know that you need to drop the weights after clean and jerk and snatch. if you don't you will **** up your back.
2) its a changing room, people will be naked, get over it.
3) It is perfectly legitimate to use the squat rack for other major lifts.
4) Grunting is part of lifting, if you are doing a heavy weight there is a lot of pressure as you hold your core tight and as you breath out while performing the lift making grunting a normal part of lifting.
All "rules" vary gym by gym and these may not be the same as anthers. But I play university football and some of your "rules" would be foolish to have in there.
User avatar #57 - smokingman (02/03/2014) [+] (6 replies)
"don't correct people you don't know"

Well **** you too.
How am I supposed to learn anything about "gym etiquette" if no one corrects me?

How the **** am I supposed to learn how to use a certain type of equipment, do a certain exercise, if no one is willing to teach me?
#280 - FudgeCannon (02/04/2014) [+] (3 replies)
That's a power rack not a squat rack, and I'll do whatever the **** I need to do in it. I paid to use it. And how can you say not to drop weights when you also picked a picture of a girl working out on a weightlifting platform designed for dropping weights on. Have you even set foot in a real gym and not some planet fitness crap where you can't even dead lift?
#398 - CptSoapMacTavish (02/04/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I agree with most of these, but definitely not the one about grunting and shouting. I mean  shouting is not acceptable if you just are obnoxiously loud outside your workout, but if you shout while squatting 240kg (530lb) it's more of a reflex than an attempt to be an asshole.
I agree with most of these, but definitely not the one about grunting and shouting. I mean shouting is not acceptable if you just are obnoxiously loud outside your workout, but if you shout while squatting 240kg (530lb) it's more of a reflex than an attempt to be an asshole.
#116 - thechampion (02/04/2014) [+] (23 replies)
Sounds like you go to Planet Fitness x)
User avatar #250 - coldsockz (02/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
don't yell or grunt?
barely adds anything to your lifts?
smells like ******** , & why is this even a comp, this isn't funny
I didn't come here to learn about the gym
do you even lift op?
#528 - naruske (02/04/2014) [-]
No, just ******* no. Please do correct them. I was doing my tricep workout wrong and thanks to a person I don't know (n'or did he know me) he taught me how to do it correctly and now I am finally gaining some muscle on my arms.
User avatar #395 - kyubichan (02/04/2014) [-]
This is funny cuz no one here works out
#562 - shaokahnspammer (02/04/2014) [-]
Sounds like OP is just a whiny bitch. And Faggot of course
#169 - sincoura (02/04/2014) [-]
I wholeheartedly disagree with the dropping of weights. If you're going for a PR in anything overhead and just barely get it up, you're going to be spent. There's no way you're going to be able to gracefully take it from overhead to the ground. Why would you exert yourself trying to lower a bar weighing potentially hundreds of pounds to the ground when you already did your overhead work?
If you need to drop the bar, then ******* drop it.
Trying to 'save' the bar rather than letting it hit the ground is a huge safety risk. You are more important than your bar.

I'm not saying you should be dropping weights every rep, but if there is a situation where someone feels the weight is out of their control, then they should absolutely drop it. Trying to say otherwise is terrible coaching and a big risk to the individual.
User avatar #8 - lotengo (02/03/2014) [+] (6 replies)
Agreed with everything except for the grunt loudly.

When i lifted a lot of people dit it, and it really helps pushing out that last rep
#13 to #8 - fbiagent (02/03/2014) [-]
i htink he meant on EVERY rep... on the last one or two it may help but I've seen guys who literally scream on every rep and its annoying as ****
User avatar #130 - kievaughnb (02/04/2014) [+] (6 replies)
Stopped reading after the thing about dropping weights. How the **** do you gently lower the bar after a jerk?
#108 - MatthewsGauss (02/04/2014) [-]
Everyone grunts in the gym though
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