All right. Time for a little variety on this long weekend. The following article will NOT make sense if you haven’t had the experience of habitually going to the gym to workout.
For those of you who do go, I can bet you’ve probably met a majority of these people. This list stemmed from my experiences and observations while attending various gyms throughout the past couple of years. On to the top 10 people you will find in every gym.
1. Mysterious Dumbell Litterer – this is the guy who seems to take pleasure in leaving all the dumbells he has used lying across the floor. You never know who he is because the gym is always littered with dumbells when you walk in.
2. Strong Old Guy – this is the guy who seems pretty harmless, until you see him load up the weights and proceed to bench 3 times your max. My hat goes off to you!
3. Mr. Advice – often seen lecturing newcomers on the importance of proper lifting and nutrition. (Yes, it can get a little annoying, but his heart is in the right place.)
4. The Vulture – this is the guy who’s too afraid to ask if he can lift between your sets, so he just kind of circles around you, eyeing you the whole time till you finish.
5. Chest n Bicep Teenagers – often seen only benching and curling. Apparently oblivious to the muscles of their lower body.
6. Aquaman – this guy owns the water fountain at the gym. Often seeng running to and from the fountain between sets, taking small sips in order to keep hydrated (ok, that’s me actually )
7. Social Butterfly – this person seems to only go to the gym to socialize. Often seen catching up with other gym members, but never seen actually picking up a weight. Ever.
8. Ab Obsessed Guy – often seen doing hundreds of crunches, sit ups, weighted crunches, and reverse sit ups, so he can lift up his shirt and gaze lovingly at his abs through the mirror between sets.
9. The Screamer – this person derives his strength from screaming at the top of his lungs for each and every rep, particularly the last one (it’s true, studies have shown people can achieve greater strength by projecting vocally)
10. The “I’m Stronger Than You” Guy – always wants to prove that he can lift more than you by swooping in after you finish a set to load twice as much weight, only to find that he can’t push one rep.
+1: Sweatasaurus – I know some people have conditions where they sweat excessively, but sweatasaurus is unreal. He’s sweating like crazy before he even picks up the weights. What’s worse, he doesn’t even have the courtesy to towel off the benches after lifting.