People who are disgustingly nasty fat and out of shape and assume they know more than a fit in shape person about weight training.
John, you've probably hit the nail in the head for me as far as pet peeves go.
This angers me to the extent that, in my work, there can be an out loud debate about diet and exercise, and i just sit there with my mouth shut and say NOTHING. Most of the time, conclusions are drawn that not only do I disagree with, but are just plain stupid. In the interest of my own sanity, I need to just be quiet. Can you imagine that, given how much I type?
I wouldn't even know where to start with some of the things I've had to justify. And to look at the people trying to tell ME how to improve my health when they're usually (about 99% of the time), as you say, "fat and out of shape".
I used to get involved all the time because I really felt like I could help but half the time I get so mad that i've been tempted to just remove my t-shirt then stand beside the idiot that opposes me, and declare "well folks, who you going to believe!!!!"... put t-shirt back on, sit back down, and say nothing else. Maybe throw my cup of coffee at them or something (what, i'm in hypothetical land, I can do things like that).
Some of the things i've had said to me, so that other readers can understand frustration,
"all that protein powder stuff isn;t good for you, it's unnatural, it's processed"... (whilst eating a McDonalds)... I will say "so... your McDonalds isn't processed? That's 100% natural is it? What exactly do you mean by 'processed' ?" ... and their stumped. Another pointless statement.
One of my personal favourites
"I got told that it's not good to loosen your belt after eating - blocks your intestines or something? Is that true"?
My response - "ahhh Sh!t! I need to start wearing a belt then, i could be in serious trouble?"
The debates usually start because someone will just ask me something, so i'll answer. But I get interrupted by people who are overweight with really bad posture and movement patterns of a 95 year old. Posture comes up a lot, given the environment and that half the staff pay stupid money to chiro's, PT's and physio's every month and don't get any more than temporary relief - Hey here's an idea, consolidate all those fees into one big fee, give it to me and i'll fix your dam aching neck, back, and shoulders! Sit up straight and move around some more! Aaarghhh!
Amazing how I had quite bad posture and most of these people phsycially witnessed the somewhat dramatic change yet, still want to argue. They only argue because they refuse to accept that it takes HARD WORK - that's my theory.
Well that's a weight off my shoulders. beginning to like these off topic discussions :-)