The best, and by that I mean worst, one I've seen yet.... This kid (more on this guy later) grabbed one croch high box, one ankle high box, and proceeded to fashion himself a throne inside the Smith machine. Sitting on the high box, with the balls of his feet on the low box, he carefully placed a towel over his knees with a couple of 35's on the bar and did calf raises. All I could say was "really, dude?" Theres a WHOLE ridiculous machine in the back JUST FOR CALF RAISES..... but you had to make your own.... This dude is usually in the locker room the same time I'm changing.... and he's got this "Bill Nye the Science Guy" routine he does. In his locker, mind you, he spends 5 to 10 minutes creating, sipping, and remixing these concoctions of what I can only imagine are a mix of whey, NO Xplode, Methamphetamine, and that Ronnie Colman sample shit that GNC sends you whenever you buy something online. The other day I walk in.... and the guys is, in between sips of his Megalobangolo-die-M$#@%%F%$^'er-die drank, making a peanut butter-jelly sandwhich..... IN HIS LOCKER!!!!! All I hear is "chomp-chomp-sluuuurp-sluuurp-chomp"
Went Primal: 20 DEC 2011
Starting: 6'1" 220 lbs
Starting Energy: "bleh...."
Current: 183 lbs @ 8.33% BF (Jackson/Pollock 4 caliper method)
Current Energy: "WOOHOO!" See my journal HERE.
"Paleo? Try it, but be wary of the cult mentality that comes with it. Paleovangelists are everywhere and a bit scary."
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3
I go to Crossfit looking schleppy, but there are definitely girls that have great outfits and make up on (yeah, it sweats off), I assume they are coming from work. And you know what, if my body was like their's, I'd be at Lululemon buying cute outfits to show off my 6-pack too.
Ya I love that Planet Fitness response video! The PF model to me sums up a lot of what is wrong in America. Can't handle someone grunting?? Give me a effing break and grow up. Also they give out bagels... FREAKIN BAGELS. Are you serious ??
I sometimes get a giggle out of stuff people do at the gym but mostly ignore it unless it's really dangerous or really obnoxious and/or intrusive.
There's one dude who does shrugs with huge dumbbells who puffs like a steam train on every rep. Seriously, I've begin to wonder if he had a coal-fired boiler or something.
Then there's the guy the other evening with some of the worst deadlift form I've ever seen. I was scared his vertebrae were going to pop and they'd be taking him out on a backboard.
Otherwise, yes, I think the elliptical bunnies and the "all you man!" bros are ridiculous, but some of them probably talk in similar ways about the muscular chick in the squat rack, so I try to keep that in mind even when I'm suppressing my giggles so that I don't drop the bar.
“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde