5 biggest irritations in the gym
The Form Police are closing the net around a criminal group more notorious than the Mafia; that's right - that annoying guy and girl at the gym!
Here are 5 of their top offending habits which range from the pointless to the dangerous and everything inbetween.
1) The unnecessary Swiss ball
"That's right buddy, just one more rep..." - meanwhile other gym-goers are looking on with horror whilst placing bets on what will break first; the bar, the ball or the back. Our money is going on this man's ankles.
Challenging your balance is great for your core - for this reason, there is a place for Swiss balls in the fitness world. When you see Swiss balls used in a combination with heavy weights, however, you have to consider whether that PT is really working for the benefit of their client or if they're trying out the latest fad on a new guinea pig!
2) Shocking nutrition in the gym
We all like a treat now and then, especially if we want to replenish energy but there is definitely something wrong with a gym that will sell you a Krispy Kreme! It's not just the blatantly bad nutrition on sale, it's also people taking snacks onto gym equipment - if you must eat that, please go to the side!
3) Machine/area hogs
We've all been guilty of some gym faux pas in our time but nothing is more annoying than people wasting time and space!
If you're not using the equipment, step aside and let someone else on it - we all need rests in a workout but there's not need to get all territorial on your station.
4) A little less conversation a little more action please
Yappers! Worst ones are those who speak so loudly! People need to find a corner to talk in and not hog the machine/weights for the 10 minutes as they divulge their latest social escapades Ian C
The gym doesn't have to be just a workout, but bear in mind that other gym-goers may not give a hoot about what you've been up to of late - you can always catch up after your workout session!
5) Leaving a workout station in a mess
Leaving dumb bells scattered all over the place; the 40's are on the floor by this bench, the 45's are under the smith machine, the 50's are over by the rowing machine. I hate that, put your dumb bells back for god's sake. Ryan B
As well as leaving kit out, not wiping down equipment after use is just totally unacceptable; we're all there to sweat, but arriving on a sweaty machine is just a bit grim!
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