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How about we share stories about all the off key shit we see at the gym?

Plus points for pics.

Today I saw:

One geezer wearing a New Era while working out. Had it perched at some silly angle and everything.

The same new era rockin geezer doing far too many sets on his chest (press)

One fat bastard (kudos for trying to shift the weight) using the pectoral fly machine THE WRONG WAY AROUND. HE WAS SITTING BACKWARDS. My gym doesn't do inductions but all machines have clear diagrams explaining what to do.

Some geezer in a vest doing the lat machine all wrong. His back was wobbling everywhere and was alternating between pulling behind his head and pulling it behind his head.

Chunky girl (not nice chunky either) sat on the rowing machine next to me and couldn't row. Just had her arms outstretched with elbows locked, and was moving the seat backwards and forwards. Could she not have seen the people around her doing it properly?

Let's here yours when you get in from the gym.

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One fat bastard (kudos for trying to shift the weight) using the pectoral fly machine THE WRONG WAY AROUND. HE WAS SITTING BACKWARDS. My gym doesn't do inductions but all machines have clear diagrams explaining what to do.

 

as in this machine?

 

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:lmao:

 

how? was he pushing the weight with his elbows?

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I always cringe when i see people using machines wrong

 

i try to look away

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One fat bastard (kudos for trying to shift the weight) using the pectoral fly machine THE WRONG WAY AROUND. HE WAS SITTING BACKWARDS. My gym doesn't do inductions but all machines have clear diagrams explaining what to do.

 

as in this machine?

 

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:lmao:

 

how? was he pushing the weight with his elbows?

 

Working this machine the other way round is actually a good way to isolate your shoulders/delts and upper back/traps. 

 

Google machine reverse flys

 

Not so much off key but pisses me off is when somebody is on a bench, and there sweat is still on it after there sets.

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One fat bastard (kudos for trying to shift the weight) using the pectoral fly machine THE WRONG WAY AROUND. HE WAS SITTING BACKWARDS. My gym doesn't do inductions but all machines have clear diagrams explaining what to do.

as in this machine?

CS-Pro2_PSPEC-hero.png

:lmao:

how? was he pushing the weight with his elbows?

Working this machine the other way round is actually a good way to isolate your shoulders/delts and upper back/traps.

Google machine reverse flys

Yeah but you just know this fat bastard didn't rock up to the machine all like "oooh let me isolate my delts"

He just didn't know what the fuck he was doing

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How about we share stories about all the off key sh*t we see at the gym?

Plus points for pics.

Today I saw:

One geezer wearing a New Era while working out. Had it perched at some silly angle and everything.

The same new era rockin geezer doing far too many sets on his chest (press)

One fat bastard (kudos for trying to shift the weight) using the pectoral fly machine THE WRONG WAY AROUND. HE WAS SITTING BACKWARDS. My gym doesn't do inductions but all machines have clear diagrams explaining what to do.

Some geezer in a vest doing the lat machine all wrong. His back was wobbling everywhere and was alternating between pulling behind his head and pulling it behind his head.

Chunky girl (not nice chunky either) sat on the rowing machine next to me and couldn't row. Just had her arms outstretched with elbows locked, and was moving the seat backwards and forwards. Could she not have seen the people around her doing it properly?

Let's here yours when you get in from the gym.

asian?

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I've seen it all.

 

Gucci belt and jeans crew. Fucking horrible.

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How about we share stories about all the off key sh*t we see at the gym?

Plus points for pics.

Today I saw:

One geezer wearing a New Era while working out. Had it perched at some silly angle and everything.

The same new era rockin geezer doing far too many sets on his chest (press)

One fat bastard (kudos for trying to shift the weight) using the pectoral fly machine THE WRONG WAY AROUND. HE WAS SITTING BACKWARDS. My gym doesn't do inductions but all machines have clear diagrams explaining what to do.

Some geezer in a vest doing the lat machine all wrong. His back was wobbling everywhere and was alternating between pulling behind his head and pulling it behind his head.

Chunky girl (not nice chunky either) sat on the rowing machine next to me and couldn't row. Just had her arms outstretched with elbows locked, and was moving the seat backwards and forwards. Could she not have seen the people around her doing it properly?

Let's here yours when you get in from the gym.

asian?

 

Nah some white kid. Looked about 19.

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I've seen it all.

 

Gucci belt and jeans crew. f*cking horrible.

 

 

LOOLLLL there's no need!

 

I wear old beat up t shirts to the gym, shorts and proper running trainers

 

its nuffin

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I used to love going on a Friday Evening as it was near enough quiet or out right empty.

 

But you could guarantee every week you see these two lemons fully dressed for the night out, tight jeans, smothered in after shave come in and do some bicep pumps and bench a bit then leave.

 

Every week.

 

Was funny at first but then you'd be like WTF?

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I've seen it all.

 

Gucci belt and jeans crew. f*cking horrible.

 

 

LOOLLLL there's no need!

 

I wear old beat up t shirts to the gym, shorts and proper running trainers

 

its nuffin

 

If you're doing stuff like squats and the like, I've been told to use flat plimsolls or similar. Apparently the running trainers absorb a lot of the force and mess with your technique, might be completely wrong though.

 

Wear running trainers when out jogging but the flat soles plimsolls type when at the gym.

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gym worker showed me a reverse setting for the pec fly, so the 2 pads where You'd normally put Your arms are close together when You do it in reverse.

 

did the man have it this way, or were they in the initial wide position?

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we have a machine for fly's and reverse flys. pads are double sided and the 'rest position adjustment' thing goes in quite far in both directions

 

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guys jumping on this thing

 

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and doing tiny squats with the weight on max

 

 

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gym worker showed me a reverse setting for the pec fly, so the 2 pads where You'd normally put Your arms are close together when You do it in reverse.

did the man have it this way, or were they in the initial wide position?

Ahh skeen. I couldn't tell I wasn't near enough, but it just looked off, this massive geezer sitting the wrong way on the machine.

Normally the guys that need to burn weight just go for high energy output stuff - wouldn't have thought the reverse pec fly would be that

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speaking as a former fat guy, it's a straight treadmill until You can treadmill no more ting

 

when I see a fat man about to pick up a bar and curl I get a little annoyed, I can't lie. man's happy being fat but wants hench arms while fat?

 

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just yesterday , seen a guy in flip flops, using sponges to protect his hands

 

cbl

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I remember way back in a free weights area I was watching a guy doing standing bicep curls

 

His technique :lmao:

 

Some tall skinny guy, it was like he was a woman trying to throw the bouquet after she gets married

 

arms swinging everywhere

 

back bending

 

torso twisting

 

all sorts of madness

 

And what smacks it is when he finished a set he would, proper drop the weights, no more than maybe 7.5 kg

 

and proper be like "phew", wipe his head, walk around the gym flexing and then start again

 

Never went back to that gym

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I remember way back in a free weights area I was watching a guy doing standing bicep curls

 

His technique :lmao:

 

Some tall skinny guy, it was like he was a woman trying to throw the bouquet after she gets married

 

arms swinging everywhere

 

back bending

 

torso twisting

 

all sorts of madness

 

And what smacks it is when he finished a set he would, proper drop the weights, no more than maybe 7.5 kg

 

and proper be like "phew", wipe his head, walk around the gym flexing and then start again

 

Never went back to that gym

It was that deep that it made you quit a gym?

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Tbh it was a leisure centre and the free weights area was substandard

I also need stuff for caliathenics which arent there

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Nearly intervened today

 

Guy was doing a deadlift very wrong. He could have really hurt himself.

 

Had his knees locked and was just bending his back to pick up the bar. His back was doing all the work. I couldn't stop cringing man

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Shirt, Chinos, plimsoles and drinking Lidl cola :/

 

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Also see one next guy backing Supermalt in between sets :rofl:

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