Ok, it’s time to dive into the silent part of your brain today and put some words into your mouth. Words that actually come from your own thoughts. Thoughts that you quietly keep stored in the back of your mind each and every time you enter the gym. But today… it’s time to awaken and unleash those things you think about, but don’t ever say out loud when you go to the gym. The fit bug puts words into your mouth.
7 bodybuilding annoying things you’re scared to talk about…
#1 Machine hoggers
I have a love/hate relationship with machine hoggers.
1) It’s great when people team up and motivate each other to push their max weight reps etc. That’s when you’ll tend to get the best bang for your buck when you train. Because muscle builds the quickest when you put it under tremendous stress and intensity.
2) Some people just waste time. True machine hoggers. Lifting is all about smashing the exercise within a relatively short period of time, then getting the hell out of there and move on. Machine hoggers will SIT on that machine.
What to do about them?
1) Be nice. With most good gyms, you’ll find that the majority of people who attend are there for one mutual goal. To get into the best shape that they can. Muscle building or weight loss wise. If it seems like they’re hogging, or if you really want to perform a particular exercise, just ASK… nicely…
- How many reps/sets they have left
- If you can join in (You could probably benefit by spotting each other). The outcome is almost always a positive one.
2) Extreme cases – Every now and again you may just get that rare c**t, t**t (or whatever rude name under the sun you like to call people in the gym) that just hogs the machine for the sake of just hogging or lounging around. If this ever happens, there won’t be no need to be rude and say something like…
”Dude, your hogging the damn machine. P*** off and move on”.
Just make them feel small by saying something like…
”Dude, I thought you’d be done by now. I thought you was a hot performer with these exercises?”.
Something along those lines will help them move along swiftly. Surely. But again, only in extreme cases should you need to go this far. But when it happens, you know what to do.