I've had a thought about your most recent rant (anybody else really look forward to KPj venting spleen? I, for one, can't get enough), now obviously you are someone who trains hard and consistently, which, let's face it, is sorely lacking in most gyms. Also, you are very strong for your size (you're about 175lbs but bench about 300 if I remember right?) so you can tell that you know what you're doing.KPj wrote:And while i'm at it....
Our free weights area is pretty much 100% mirrored. You can't escape them. Due to the convenience of where the weights are kept, basically anyone who DL's will do it close to a mirror which also keeps you out the way of people. However, then you get these guys who will either stand or set up a bench, normally doing curls of some kind, and they'll sit RIGHT behind you. You know, it's crucial that they see their biceps growing throughout the set - imagining them expanding and filling up the room (20 points for arnie reference? I think from pumping iron? ).
You essentially end up with your a$$ about half a foot from another mans face. Now, i'm open minded. I'm not really "against" many things. I never did play rugby, either, so i'm never 100% comfortable when my glutes are within flexing distance of another mans face.
I think i'm done.
I think the reason these guys want to get so close to you is just to be your friend. I think they're getting inside your personal space in the hope that you'll strike up a conversation and let them in on some secret technique to building an awesome bicep peak or whatever it is that most folk in gyms are after.
As for the ass-in-the-face thing, well I don't really have an explanation for that other than the folk in your gym are clearly perverts.