Things you like and hate about your gym

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Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:30 am

Stu mentioned on another thread, "I don't want to seem rude..." then something rude.
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Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Post by IceDane » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:45 am

I really like my gym for the most part. It's a small gym that I got a free month in when I moved here(new county, automatic pamphlet of coupons) and ended up staying 'cause it's pretty cool.

Even though the guys who work there aren't the most informed people, they are pretty cool guys.
I've only been in one gym with heavier dumbells. Heaviest is only 120 lbs, though, but it's heavy enough for me as it is.
It's small, which means it's seldom so busy that I have to wait.
They have good quality barbells with a 'rough' grip that doesn't seem to go away too easily.

There is a handful of complete imbeciles that go there. One that annoys me the most is a tiny, very 'unfit' guy that throws 200 kg on the smith bar and squats about 4 inches down for a few reps. Then he walks around like a baws. I have to restrain myself not to headbutt myself into submission.
I can't use chalk, but for those heavy deadlifts, using the paper towels actually does wonders(Does anyone else do this?).
The smith machine doubles as a squat rack and it isn't the best, but it works. I have to get the bar from the bench press, however.
The music is fv(k terrible. But most of the time I'm too much "in the zone" to really pay attention anyway.

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Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

Post by tostig » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:57 pm

I like the barbell racks but there's only two of them and a squat rack so sometimes there are people waiting to use them.

Dislike are the people who use dumbbells:
1) they leave the dumbbells all over the gym when they are done. I can't find the specific weights on the rack or on the floor near the racks because they are somewhere else in the gym.

2) people who do their dumbbell exercises right in front of the dumbbell rack. I can't get the set of dumbbells I want for when they are standing right in front of them exercising and they don't seem to see my reflection in the mirror waiting.

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