"Don't worry, gyms are full of beginners"

Where does this myth come from? I've been told that several times but I've started to go to the gym and I did not notice any beginner like me.

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    shut the fuck up and workout beginner retard

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    who cares just lift

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP, no one cares at the gym. Just do your thing.
    You dont have to impress any one.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the gym. But most people are beginners or ever-mediates. Very few advanced lifters

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >if you can't see the beginners, you're just the freshest beginner

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's exactly what I'm saying, people tend to say that to reassure beginners but actually you don't see anyone being beginner just like you

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Give it a few months and you’ll be like all those people you see, and someone will walk in thinking the same as you now

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes but that's the thing, I need to "give it a few months", that's where I struggle

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Good things take time, either give up now or persist and succeed, just now that this is where someone gave up just like you, and they are still fat and a dyel

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Dude, seriously, give it 4 months at most and you'll see a shit load of progress. I started seeing progress in my biceps about a month in, about 5 months in and now you can visibly see my still dyel muscles withought flexing. It can be a bit strange going to the gym by yourself at first but once you get in the groove you'll be golden. Don't be a gay and don't be a quitter. moron. WAGMi.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              I'll try to make it, but the pressure when you start with no background in sports and no one to help you, with the feeling everyone's eyes are on you expecting your failure to make fun of you

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >with the feeling everyone's eyes are on you expecting your failure to make fun of you
                That's a you problem. That is not the case in most gyms. I think you've been reading the bantz on IST and are thinking it's all actually real life.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yea, I get it, I'm a fatty in recovery. It is a bit hard at first not growing up in sport because you aren't used to being sweaty or pushing yourself but you get over it. It's really all in your head, seriously. If I see a noob in the gym I don't pay attention to them. My eyes are on the big guys lifting big weights. I might see the noob, say I mog him in my head then move on. I'll acknowledge you if your using equipment I want. That's it.

                Keep your head up and get into the rhythm of going, after it becomes a habit you'll loose the anxiety and you'll look forward to going. Go regularly and in a year you'll be a gym rat and you won't need to worry about being judged by most people. Although there honestly isnt as much judgement as you think.

                Please don't be a gay and go to planet fitness to have a "judgement free zone".

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I don't have planet fitness in the country I live in (France), we have two different big brands : Basic Fit and Fitness Park, which are both low cost and both very crowded gyms. Low cost usually means low SES background for the people who go there, this is why I fear judgement. Do you get what I mean?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Oh I get what you mean. If your worried about the gym rapist judging you as prey don't, if he has you in his sights it's just going to happen, submit and he won't hurt you too bad and afterwards you can maybe go on a date. Gym rapists arent as bad as the media depicts them. Tbh they're very sensitive romantics, they just want to make a good first impression.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're trolling again

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've been nothing but kind to you and your dyel ways trying to avoid going to the gym. If the gym rapist likes you just submit. That's my advice. Don't go in the sauna alone either.

                [...]
                Man the rapist at my gym REAMED me last week. I had to take a long shower after that one, it sucked.
                But this week he's bought me a red bull each time I've come in so it's not that bad.

                Yea my gym's rapist gotten me a few times. Maybe every 3 workouts he'll get me. At first he hurt me really bad but he started to be sweeter when he would get me because he didnt want me to be too scared as to stop going. Last time I was in the gym he put a mounds bar in my locker with a sticky noted heart. He still raped me later on but I really appreciate the thought and it lets me know he cares.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're trolling again

                Man the rapist at my gym REAMED me last week. I had to take a long shower after that one, it sucked.
                But this week he's bought me a red bull each time I've come in so it's not that bad.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I also go to basic fit and I just started after years of not praticing and I had the same issue as you growing up (the feeling of being always watched and judged, the uneasiness that prevent you from doing even the simplest exercice)
                So I just got back with a friend and I'm doing SL 5x5 so I started with a measly bar squatting and benching and I did not give a shit cuz I'm over that.
                The things that really helps a lot is music, just buy some airpods or the cheap ripoff put them in and put your sound and you'll even forget other people are their.
                Then when you lift you should be consciously thinking about your form and feeling your muscle so the sentiment of disconnecting with the outside world will be even better.

                I didn't say you'd hurt yourself lifting heavy. I said you'll snap yourself up.
                Guys like you hurt themselves even lifting light weights because they never take the time to properly learn how, or want to skip their warmup so they don't look weak, etc.
                Every single person at your gym started somewhere once. Why are you worried if guys who have been lifting for years or decades longer than you are bigger and stronger than you? Why would you expect otherwise?

                Funny story, the only guy telling me shit about the amount I work is the friend that goes with me (but he does it for fun) but he actually had the same problem as you and spent month in his homegym building the muscle and courage to go to the real gym
                Funnily enough I can see him snaping his shit in no time (he actually got routinely hurt during his homegym time)
                He only egos lift and loses all form when he start to struggle even though he was commenting on my perfect form during bench lifting babyweight
                Told him to try my squat today (a measly bar + 15 kilos) and he struggled like a bitch
                I'm trying to steer him toward the good direction but I fear he is far too gone, he only does pec + tri on one day and the next one he does back and biceps, total gymbro

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >So I just got back with a friend and I'm doing SL 5x5 so I started with a measly bar squatting and benching and I did not give a shit cuz I'm over that.

                This is very helpful and this draws the line between you and me. I first went to the gym with someone from the French equivalent of IST IST I mentioned earlier. At the end of the first session, he advised me to do some research about dyspraxia because he thought I had it (I quote him: "you shake too much and lift too light even for a beginner")

                I didn't want to stay on a failure and decided to go with him for a few more sessions, and here the way I was learning the execution wasn't good enough to his opinion. He was like "do you know it is supposed to be easy? Everyone knows how to do that spontaneously" for almost everything.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                by french IST you mean 18-25 ?
                Yeah it seems you got a bad teacher
                Personnaly I was too much of an axious dude to even ask stranger about their opinion so I went on IST and did my reasearch
                There are honestly tons of resource and even video to help you get the form down
                Also you most likely don't have dyspraxia but you could have a bad brain-body coordination, but doing fitness (and especially with lightweight) can help you with that
                Just learn the form with baby weight and gradually improve and you'll get better in no time

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only started lifting two months ago, if you are self conscious because you're the one lifting the least you have your priorities all fucked. I've almost doubled some of my lifts

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Of course I'm the one lifting the least, and of course it scares me. I don't want to be noticed as the "beginner who struggles"

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I can't give any advice on how not to be bothered by it as it hasn't really bothered me. Best you can do is use it to motivate you just as long as you don't try and put too much weight on just to impress others. You just have to accept being the new guy for a few months until others start and you no longer look like the beginner

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't want to be noticed as the "beginner who struggles"
        why?
        would you rather be noticed as the lazy gay who never even goes to the gym?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Because I don't want to appear as someone who struggles, whatever the domain but more specifically in this domain because it is something important to me.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            ego issue. We all struggle in different domains. Don't take it so personally as the end result with be a better, stronger you. It doesn't mean you're stupid or helpless, we all start off somewhere.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              I'm afraid people will think I'm stupid and helpless, that's the problem

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                You are in the gym to stop being stupid and helpless, go lift.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                You have to go to the gym for several months before leaving the beginner stage. It's not as if you just had to overcome your anxiety once, but you have to do it much more than once.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                The first time I got really into lifting was in a shitty FOB in Afghanistan surrounded by dudes that could lift what I did in their sleep, just lift.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                How did it go?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I got pretty big, gave up cuz covid closed all the gyms so just did like bare minimum for personal health and now lift again in my home gym. The progress is addicting, I’m sure you will laugh at this thread in 6 months when someone that is a total beginner strolls in to your gym. Just give it time and effort.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I’m sure you will laugh at this thread in 6 months when someone that is a total beginner strolls in to your gym

                Why would I laugh?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Assuming ur OP, because of how unnecessarily nervous you were when you started.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                You will laugh and call him a bitch gay because begginer dyels are a fucking laughing stock for everyone in the gym.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                That's EXACTLY WHY it is worth it

                Have you been coddled your whole life anon?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yes that's precisely the issue. It hurts your feelings that people will think you're stupid and helpless. You're taking it personally. Reality is most people are the star of their own show and what they do is more about them and their own emotions rather than you. You're just a set piece in their life. So acknowledge that and see that ultimately they don't really care and nor should you.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                So what happens if I feel that someone is judging me or making fun of me?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Acknowledge the thought and move on because 99% of the time they aren't judging you/making fun of you. Look up the spotlight effect, it's a proven tendency our minds have to overestimate how important we are.

                Trust me I used to be the same as you, but eventually you learn to move on. No one cares.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Do you have a strategy to cope with anxiety once I step into the gym?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Exposure therapy is the most tried and tested method. Maybe go there 1 time, sit outside the gym for 20ish minutes and just appreciate how it's a regular place with all sorts of people going in and out (sounds stupid ik). Then day by day, do more, so next time enter the gym and just do some light cardio and gradually build up to what you ultimately intend to do (lift). That's how I did it.

                Eventually a week in, you realize how stupid your worries were and no one give a crap. You'll wonder how you ever even thought that way.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've already been to the gym several times as I said, at least thirty times, and three times alone.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Butch moron it sounds like you have some serious mental problems

                Try therapy

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                No he doesn't he's literally lifting now you stupid moron

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            you really think you are the main character in everyone elses life lmao

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Not the main character, but I know people judge everyone without even caring

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Who tf cares about what some literal stranger thinks. If you have this thin a skin I recommend going back to r*ddit.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're at the gym specifically to struggle. If you're not struggling, you're not doing anything.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yes but seeing someone struggling with low weights inspires pity

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Correct. Lift until they are big weights. Stop your cope.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not really no.

                I've been going to the gym for 17 years and I've literally never thought that.

                If I ever see a super skinny person/overweight I always think to myself "fuck yeah bro, get it!"

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                So people outside the gym are judgy but inside the gym they become angels?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's you who has the issue here tbh

                Stop caring. Get some confidence in yourself for fuck sakes. You'll never grow if you don't push yourself

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you're a fatty or skelly outside the gym people will just assume you're physically inactive but in the gym we can see you actively trying to improve yourself. It's the context of where you are

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Read this thread again, you are all being super judgy about people who have been lifting for several months or years and not making any progress. People could think the same for me. Or they could think "it isn't normal to be that bad/to lift that low" etc. I do not believe people are like "yeah bro go ahead" especially if they do not know you.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                One thing you start to understand very quickly when you begin lifting is how weak the average person is. Not in a judgemental way or anything, just a realization. After like a month or two of lifting you'll probably be demonstrably stronger than your peers.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I still need to survive the gym the first month to notice what you are mentioning

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >survive
                Lol

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                When you plan on going to the gym the next day and do not sleep at all the night before because of anxiety, and you do not eat as well because your stomach is tight, you do not go to the gym in good conditions

                I've done that once, I started my training with squat and sumo deadlift, I was on the verge of throwing up at the end of the sumo deadlift.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Exposure is the only cure. You'll realize how silly you're being soon.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've been to the gym at least thirty times, most of the time with some friends, three times alone and four times with a PT. It didn't cure my anxiety.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                It will, keep going. Let your insecurities motivate you to get better.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >bucket crab has entered the chat

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                What answer are you looking for? What do you want?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm just describing my mindset and the reason why I'm scared

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Get therapy if this fear is so crippling to everyday life bro

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Bro I pity you so much more for being a frightened child than I do for you being weak.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                The thing is that people will see I'm a frightened child at gym LMAO

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, because you're allowing this fear to dominate your life. Just put in some headphones and ignore everyone, they're probably doing the same to you.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I can't be happy and smiling in an environment when I'm weak on every important criterium

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Good thing you're not there to smile and be happy. You're there to get stronger.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're never going to get better if you don't struggle.
            Give your head a shake bud.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              I don't care about the physical struggle, I'm talking about the social struggle

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Based, thread could have ended here.

          Because I don't want to appear as someone who struggles, whatever the domain but more specifically in this domain because it is something important to me.

          >Because I don't want to appear as someone who struggles
          Well too bad gay, pay your dues like everyone else.
          This huge, unwarranted ego of yours is gonna get you into trouble one day, especially if/when you do start lifting heavier. Guys like you are the ones who snap their shit up.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're not getting it, I'm not the kind of guy who is gonna overload the bar, I'm completely the opposite. I'm afraid of lifting heavy weights.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              I didn't say you'd hurt yourself lifting heavy. I said you'll snap yourself up.
              Guys like you hurt themselves even lifting light weights because they never take the time to properly learn how, or want to skip their warmup so they don't look weak, etc.
              Every single person at your gym started somewhere once. Why are you worried if guys who have been lifting for years or decades longer than you are bigger and stronger than you? Why would you expect otherwise?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Whatever I think, I need to warm-up, but you are right: one of the reason I'm afraid of going to the gym is because of the warm-up, I'm not sure how to properly warm-up and I don't want to do strange stuff.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        When I see a beginner I go up and do the same sets next to him 5x+ the weight and straight up mog until the gay never comes back to the gym. I stare directly at him through the mirror and never break eye contact. I dominate. I always make a point to do at least twice the reps the DYEL does. I don’t even go to the gym anymore for gains. When I get off work I wait in the parking lot until some gay try’s to better his life and I fucking mog bro.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous
        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous
      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        No one in real life gives a shit thankfully

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        A girl was coming in with her son once. Kind of a badass broad tbh in her 40's probably. I think I was making her son nervous or something. He was probably in his teens. Thought she was about to come say something to me. My response would have been I have a mom too. She didn't... Most people aren't dicks dude so don't sweat it and keep going.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    you've already made that thread, gay. Instead of posting shit threads you really should lift more, retard. moron

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think people genuinely have different ideas of the word "beginner". This is particularly the case with the internet showing people how to do exercises and people buying home equipment. One thing that is very true is that noone will care.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do experienced lifters come help me then? It happened to me several times. If, as you said, people really don't give a fuck and are focused on their training, they shouldn't notice I'm struggling.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        They will help everyone, in fact sometimes they try to "help" people bigger than them. Some people are overly helpful to the point where it's more about them upping their social skills and "mogging" than any actual help, I mean it's really at a worrying level. Then you have guys who think it's appropriate to "correct" what just happen to be the sexiest girls with the biggest butts on their form. And yes they're friendly but, a little TOO friendly, if you know what I mean.

        Anyway, yes this is a problem. I can't find it now but there was a video of a dude curling a heavy barbell at the gym caught on cctv camera and using a bit of swing. And this other guy walking past is like no no that's all wrong, let me have it and finds the barbell so heavy it just drops down flat. He can't even pick it up!!!

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          It depends on the situation. The first time I was with a friend of mine who is an experienced lifter, and he was giving me a 8kg barbell. Probably watching the scene, another guy told out loud "give him the 6kg barbell so he learns the exercise"

          The second time, I was doing cable row with the same friend, and another guy came to replace my friend and showed me how to execute properly the exercise.

          The third time was odd. I was doing again an exercise with a 8kg barbell, but it was too heavy for me so my friend gave me the 6kg one. However, it was still too heavy. Then a black guy (probably in his forties) started a monologue in such a French... I couldn't understand anything, and my friend said to him "we all start from a certain point" and just walked away and urged me to do the same. I still don't know to this day what he was saying, but clearly it didn't seem to be kind words.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sometimes beginners are doing stuff extremely wrong and big guys are trying to help you so that you don't land in snap city after a month of training
        the problem is when this happens:

        They will help everyone, in fact sometimes they try to "help" people bigger than them. Some people are overly helpful to the point where it's more about them upping their social skills and "mogging" than any actual help, I mean it's really at a worrying level. Then you have guys who think it's appropriate to "correct" what just happen to be the sexiest girls with the biggest butts on their form. And yes they're friendly but, a little TOO friendly, if you know what I mean.

        Anyway, yes this is a problem. I can't find it now but there was a video of a dude curling a heavy barbell at the gym caught on cctv camera and using a bit of swing. And this other guy walking past is like no no that's all wrong, let me have it and finds the barbell so heavy it just drops down flat. He can't even pick it up!!!

        >overly helpful to the point where it's more about them upping their social skills and "mogging" than any actual help
        This happened a lot when I was in my teens and when I was a twigman. I was doing exercises correctly enough, and dudebros were coming up to me and correcting every single little mistakes I did, and when I actually started reading books on proper technique I realized that 75% of what they "taught" me was bullshit.
        Nowadays nobody really tells me how to do anything since after 2 years of some heavy training I'm like top 10% of strongest guys in the gym.
        Worst part about that is I also "help" some weak ass zoomers just to get that ego boost, sometimes it's too hard to resist, so yeah, the cycle goes on...

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        A lot of the unsolicited advice you get in the gym is from beginners or lifetime intermediates, blind leading the blind. Sometimes big guys give advice that's good but giving unsolicited advice is bad form unless the person ask for it

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          What is a beginner and a lifetime intermediaite in your ranking?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Someone who has beginner level lifts or physique. Someone who hasn't even hit 3/4/5 on bench/squat/dead is def in the lifetime intermediate category

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >they shouldn't notice I'm struggling.

        This is different, experienced gym users gave all been at this point and often times were helped by a more experienced lifter.

        Theres nothing wrong with sempai trying to help you its part of the iron code.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do you think all experienced gym users have been at the point of not being able to bench the empty bar? Come on, someone who started this exercise by lifting 40kg won't understand me and will be prone to judge me because I'm different than what he has ever seen.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I started barely being able to bench the bar plus 5lbs for reps when I started and now my PR is 140kg. I get it

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              How did you feel?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Like I still had a lot to learn, just don't be so self conscious

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I know that I still have a lot to learn, but it's not my fault, I'm starting

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Nothing is your fault except your mindset right now. No one gives a shit about you in the gym and if they care who gives a fuck

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I was a fucking twig 125lb DYEL when I was 16 a long time ago and scared of the gym like you, honestly what helped was earbuds. 99% of the people literally do not give a shit about what you are doing. When I did fail reps/started moving up I got less anxious when strangers would help me after fucking up a bench press every now and again.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I got less anxious when strangers would help me after fucking up a bench press

                Don't you have anxiety increase when such thing happens? I would feel ashamed if something like that happened to me.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                No, because some of them laughed it off and said they had been there before with sincere intent. Then I helped other noobs with the same thing. If you don't start that is worse than failing, that goes for all the lurkers who feel something from the OP

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Do you think all experienced gym users have been at the point of not being able to bench the empty bar?

            All no. Some yes.

            Look anon. When i was im highschool I spent 3 months in elective gym trying to get my 1 rep max bench to a singme plate and failed miserably meanwhile others were having their numbers shoot up. You dont think that was humilating for me? Guess what I didnt do? give up. Struggle is part of the game and when youve been in the game ling enough you realize Iron is an internal battle unless are a powerlifters and they dont care because for power lifters the guy who DLs 405 is DYEL

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        If I notice someone doing bench that I think they may fail on, and nobody is spotting, I will watch and make sure they dont kill themselves. Only had to save 1 life so far

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's not a myth. every single person in the gym is a beginner. They are beginners who began, who understand what it is like to begin, and understands what it is like to begin better than all the non-beginners in the world.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >worrying about literally anything or anyone around you at the gym and not simply going there and focusing 100% on yourself and your workout
    This is perhaps the most beta thing you could possibly do. Stop being a moron and worrying about the people around you and lift.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >myth
    It's not a myth, from the strength perspective, how many men in the gym have you seen paused bench 225lbs+, squat 315lbs+, deadlift 405lbs+, from size how many men have 15-16in arms @ sub 15 bodyfat. Most men in the gym are beginners or perpetual early intermediates

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Early intermediate is not beginner aymore

      Here is how I define someone as "not beginner anymore" : someone whose body is rather muscular, and you can see it at a glance

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go at 5am for 2 months stop being gay

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be 6 foot 7
    >Most people no matter how muscular are manlets
    >Only ever mogged by the Giga muscle tall dudes that rarely come in
    Best feel

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can either be a gay, or you can stop giving a fuck and lift. Make the right decision.

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most people start lifting and quit, OR start lifting see progress get what they want out of it (a gf or husband) and let themselves go. It’s rare to see some disciplined/autistic mother fucker in there who’s been at it for years

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Those 140lb teens in muscle shirts flexing in the mirror are beginners though.

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone was the new guy at some point. At least for anything worth your time.

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh god. It’s like I’m reading an old version of myself when I was more naive.

    Something a lot of new lifters get wrong: Don't start lifting in the gym, you're not welcome

    The first time I went to the gym I didn't go back for 2 years.
    >be me
    >dyel 16 year old (body kind of like pic related)
    >want to be stronger and better looking
    >buy a membership to my local gym online
    >go in wearing a white t shirt and black shorts
    >everyone looks around
    >I'm the skinniest guy there, a lot of cute girls though
    >some guy bursts out laughing, assume it was over something else
    >go to the dumbbells
    >start doing lateral raises
    >notice some guy is sat on a bench with his phone out and it looks like he's recording me
    >a lot of other people are looking at me and talking amongst themselves
    >put down the weights and look around
    >some guy yells out "YEAH PUT THEM AWAY SHRIMP"
    >everyone starts laughing at me
    >some guy comes up to me
    >grabs me by the waist and hoists me on his shoulder
    >starts carrying me towards the door
    >everyone is laughing even the cute girls
    >get put by the door and told not to come back until I've put some muscle on
    >look at the receptionist
    >she gives me a nod towards the door
    Didn't know that I was acting like a retard by going to the gym as a dyel.
    Spent 2 years lifting dumbbells at home before I went back to a gym, a different one this time because I moved house to a different country.
    Always hilarious when a dyel comes into the gym not realising he's not welcome and starts working out. Never seen someone get carried out like I was but we always make them leave. You’re lucky now OP but trust me, this is coming eventually.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      if youre gonna make shit up at least make it a little believable. no one in the gym gives a single fuck about you unless youre in their way or using a machine they want

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>get put by the door and told not to come back until I've put some muscle on
        What the fuck, that's exactly why you're in the gym.

        Who would do this, just go on the internet and lie.

        why type out a long-winded obvious larp like this? why?

        holy fuck lighten up a bit you fucking gays. he’s obviously making fun of OP.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>get put by the door and told not to come back until I've put some muscle on
      What the fuck, that's exactly why you're in the gym.

      Who would do this, just go on the internet and lie.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      why type out a long-winded obvious larp like this? why?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      KEK
      yeah we've done shit like that to dyels in my gym too, love all the dyels in this thread coping.
      Good to know you trained at home and went back.
      The gym is a place for fit people not for weak wannabes to "get started". You want to get strong? Do it at home, don't invade our space.
      Don't hog our equipment if you're not fully committed to fitness.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Actually in the French equivalent of IST IST, gym people often express their discontent about newcomers at gym, especially when they come in January for the New Year's resolutions or in June when they come in view of the summer beach.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's because they're French, just ignore then. Even yanks have a taste of the toads up in Canada. That's why Anglo countries are better, we cheer on the newbies instead of criticising then as it we've not a debt from when we were all beginners.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You think French people are more judgmental than English-speaking countries?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      KEK
      yeah we've done shit like that to dyels in my gym too, love all the dyels in this thread coping.
      Good to know you trained at home and went back.
      The gym is a place for fit people not for weak wannabes to "get started". You want to get strong? Do it at home, don't invade our space.
      Don't hog our equipment if you're not fully committed to fitness.

      This is pretty tame compared to what my gym did to me when I first started. Basically same situation, got motivated and wanted to get shredded. was getting laughed at a bunch but tried convincing myself it had nothing to do with me. Eventually this huge guy came over, lifted me off the bench and started curling me while yelling “LIGHTWEIGHT BABY” after every rep.
      2 girls to left were laughing their asses off and one of them filmed the whole thing. This sounds brutal but it's honestly tame compared to what other newbies go through. I immediately left but returned several months later looking a lot better.
      The guy who curled me is one of my buddies now and we do this same routine to any new dyel that shows up.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Don't know why you're making fun of me, I'm not the only one being anxious about going to the gym and reading experienced lifters making fun of anxious newcomers is not gonna help

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        you are lucky bro, listen to what happened to me. i was a stick and wanted to work out, fresh new pair of gym shoes and all. i pick some dumbells and some chad yelled at me. "hey fag those are for women". i laughed it off. not so much after that i got literally stabbed by some dude. i woke up after a week in coma

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stupid, kinda funny though.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      that's bullshit but i believe it

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >some gay gymbro wanted his hands on your twink skele bod
      Cool story bro. What homosexual country did this larp happen in?

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dude my gyms are always like at least 90% beginners who go for ages but never even get to intermediate. They stuck in a loop of zero damn progress.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is exactly what I see

      My gym is literally nothing but DYELS. Ive seen two guys that are atypically big/strong in like 2 years of going there. I mog nearly everyone and im barely impressive

      Just DYELS that literally never make gains month after month year after year, if its still the same people. The definition of insanity etc etc. I legit think the issue is leanbulking, none of these guys are eating properly to make gains, they think working out and having a protein shake is all it takes

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah honestly so many of them have literal twigs for arms. I cant even describe how tiny the arms are it's insane.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I would have liked to see people with "literal twis for arms" but this is not what I found. I go to the gym early in the morning to avoid seeing the gym crowded but the drawback is that at that time of the day only experienced lifters come.

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    My gym is literally nothing but DYELS. Ive seen two guys that are atypically big/strong in like 2 years of going there. I mog nearly everyone and im barely impressive

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Who tf cares about what some literal stranger thinks

    That's exactly my problem, why don't you care what strangers think? Why wouldn't their opinion be valuable?

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    everyone cares everyone stares everyone judges
    go home and cry into your pillow if you can't take it

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on time of day
    Morning:
    >ripped freaks
    >hot girls
    >old people
    Mid day:
    >dyel wagies on lunch breaks
    >some zoomers
    Afternoon:
    >Mish mash but too many people

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they all quit witjin a month or two because they are aelf concious spergs.

    Just fucking lift. Literally no one carws what you are putting up

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >if they care who gives a fuck

    I would feel destroyed

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like a you problem dude. Just keep lifting

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        A you problem? What is it?

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    New Year's crowd.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      so New Year's newcomers don't have the right to come and be treated as your equals?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        The one who stay do. They become one of us

        The other 99% that never come back can all get fucked

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          So there's a hierarchy within the gym, interesting.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, those who go to the gym and those who don't.

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rule of thumb in a gym that gets you ripped
    there is always someone who outlifts you, is stronger than you, faster than you so stop lifting to impress others and just work out and go

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, I know that, but since I'm starting, this "someone who outlifts you" is the entire gym, and "someone who outlifts you" can look down on me exactly because he outlifts me

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        No one does that really

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >by french IST you mean 18-25 ?

    Exactly, and more specifically the subforum dedicated to both lifting and diet

    > Also you most likely don't have dyspraxia but you could have a bad brain-body coordination

    That's what I thought, honestly at the end of the first session I noticed of course I had been shaking the entire time, but I was not expecting that all his remark. How can you mix up dyspraxia and bad brain-body coordination? How can you claim with such assertiveness that I have dyspraxia? He didn't consider the fact that I'm still thinking about that today, he wasn't careful regarding his allegation and its potential impact on my mindset.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      cuz he dumb and a zoomer
      Nowday if any zoomer struggles a bit with orthographe or calculation they gonna diagnose him "dysorthographique" "dyscalculique" "dyslexique"

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you French? You just wrote the name of the disorders in French LMAO

        Anyway, I don't know how his brain works, he did medical studies so maybe he felt ten feet tall because of that and he thought he was able to talk about everything related to the body and the anatomy. He was pretty assertive for everything related to these domains.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I wouldn't know the french forum otherwise
          I'm from belgium tho

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Retourne dormir, il est 06:37 !

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe you should try to see if you can do some push ups and such before you go straight to the gym

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