What are some of the biggest things that annoy you about gym culture?

What are some of the biggest things that annoy you about gym culture?
>Beginners (and people who think they are intermediates) that overcomplicate their training. Things along the lines of: "I HAVE to be in no more than a 50 calorie surplus." "I MUST do exactly 16 reps per calf." "I NEED to incorporate tempo squats, paused squats, and one legged Russian squat splits (back squats less than three plates)." Pretty much min/maxing to the detriment of their progress instead of taking a simple and time tested approach.
>The obsession with fitness brand gym clothing. These add nothing to your training.
>Beginners that lift for a couple of months and decide they have the qualifications to become trainers. Beginners that lift for a couple of months and decide they have the experience to criticize the form of people lifting 2x the weight they can handle also fall under this umbrella. For example, a 3 plate deadlifter telling a six plate deadlifter to deload because they did a six plate deadlift with a single degree of spinal flexion.
>Fearmongers (particularly those with low totals) who are CONVINCED someone will get hurt because they do exercises such as deadlifts, behind the neck overhead presses, upright rows, zercher movements, etc.
>Carnivores and keto enthusiasts are the Flat Earthers of the fitness and nutrition industries.
>People that damage gym equipment out of negligence. Zoomers have destroyed so much equipment at my gym this summer.
>People that obsess with influencers and take everything they say as gospel. Athlean-X, MPMD, and Greg Doucette are all full of shit.
>Influencers that overcomplicate fitness. People keep overcomplicating fitness so they can continuously produce content and make money. Fitness is not that complicated.
>People that record their workouts to an obnoxious extent. Nothing wrong with things like recording your lifts so you can look back and see how easy the lift was and how you can improve your technique.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm too sick for all these words. Most annoying gym culture thing is this thread.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I hope you are feeling better soon

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >when people use the equipment I want to use
    >noobs lifting less than me
    >roidtrannies lifting more than me
    >when Stacy gives the look and moves to other side of gym to finish her 25x10 ass crunches superset with barbell humps
    >when the fat person is audibly breathing

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    (and people who think they are intermediates) that overcomplicate their training. Things along the lines of: "I HAVE to be in no more than a 50 calorie surplus." "I MUST do exactly 16 reps per calf." "I NEED to incorporate tempo squats, paused squats, and one legged Russian squat splits (back squats less than three plates)." Pretty much min/maxing to the detriment of their progress instead of taking a simple and time tested approach.
    That was me. I did learn a lot from it though. Its just that the lessons didn't need to be learned at that time. Oh well

    that lift for a couple of months and decide they have the qualifications to become trainers. Beginners that lift for a couple of months and decide they have the experience to criticize the form of people lifting 2x the weight they can handle also fall under this umbrella. For example, a 3 plate deadlifter telling a six plate deadlifter to deload because they did a six plate deadlift with a single degree of spinal flexion.
    I didn' help 6 plate deadlifters out but i did help 3-4 plate deadlifters out. A lot of people at the gym are strong but they have shit understanding of technique and even just reading SS you can improve people's bench, squat, deadlift and ohp.

    that overcomplicate fitness. People keep overcomplicating fitness so they can continuously produce content and make money. Fitness is not that complicated.
    Bingo. One thing that results from this is that real info don't get listened to because its actually so simple that people won't even consider it. Who are they gonna listen to? The guy that uses long words, complicated jargon, mentions muscles and functions etc and give long complicated answers that are suppose to be backed up by science or someone saying some simple shit? I think this is the worst thing in the fitness community out there because its everywhere.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >A lot of people at the gym are strong but they have shit understanding of technique
      That's true, but "helping them out" as a dyel is still pathetic. Especially since you lack the practical knowledge of improving form at high weights because you haven't done it yourself, and don't have any experience coaching others.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is it cool if you're a DYEL among DYEL's
        One eyed man kingdom of the blind and shit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can have valuable technical know-how even though you don't have as much experience and that info can be of value to others even though they are more experienced and better then you at the field. I have helped out people with years and years of more experience then me and they have appreciated it and even asked me to spot and comment on their technique afterwards and been appreciated for my input despite being only 6 months in to lifting because i was really autistic about form and technique. There are of course instances where its not suitable to do so and you'll just be wrong and not providing anything useful and its better to just shut the fuck up.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How much weight can you deadlift now?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the obsession with size.

    at least as a natural, getting as big as possible isn't going to be aesthetic, some muscles will hit their genetic limitations way before others and you'll just look like a potato, it's preferably to maintain a leaner physique and regulate your size.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder who exactly watches all those le fitness influencer workouts
    Like, what in the hell would you learn from it if you were actually working out?
    You would in theory already know the exercises and a suitable or at least personal take on rep/set ranges and rest.
    The only things you could possibly learn, and you would learn from maybe only a couple of videos is their meaningless opinion on age old fitness debates, maybe while still learning you would learn about all sorts of variations but it isn't like you'll up and forget them, or that new ones are being made, only so much can be done with the body. But, you don't even need the workout videos for those or even to research them just to know them. Just look up isolation/variations for what's lacking.

    Maybe people believe themselves so worthless they couldn't come up with their own plan? What I do know for a fact is that the majority of people are utterly retarded cattle, I just wonder what they think themselves. (A reminder if you think the contrary, there are people who admit to not having a thinking voice of any sort, who think in images or straight desires)

    Do they watch it and feel as though they have exercised? Do they prefer to take in outside ideas instead of their own because they don't want to be held responsible for the failures they might encounter? Or is it that they are simply too stupid, too feckless and without conviction to have their own thoughts.

    I think it's better to watch people like Wes Watson, Goggins, and other motivationals than any fitness youtuber aside from not knowing anything.

    And surely if someone commits to working out, they would learn about it, at least in its most basic principles. (Unless they're cattle and prefer other's opinions forced upon them)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Oh boy, I learned so much from (insert name)'s workout videos

      Seriously, unless you're lying, what the fuck could you have learned you pakistani bot?
      How many times do you have to be notified of the existence of facepulls, weighted dips and pull-ups, neck exercises, and eating more or eating less for it to fucking sink in, retard?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Variety? Not every fitness influencer is the same. I just saw a PPL split with the (below knees) rack pull as the 1A main lift on pull day and found it interesting because there was no deadlift in the split.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The stigma among glute exercises. Squats and deadlifts will target the gluteus maximus, but not minimus and medius. It's not just for having a huge ass. It's for better mobility.
    I'm not saying to do the abductor machine (not a fan of it, in fact). Do hip thrusts/glute bridges with a band around your knees and spread out your legs. That will target all parts of the glutes.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Agree with most of this.

    >DYELs doing cable crossovers
    >DYELs in heckin chucks
    >DYELs doing unilateral movements
    >DYELs that idolise a roider that's been dead for 11 years
    >DYELs with 200 buck gymshark outfits
    >DYELs with heckin based preworkout

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What's wrong with unilateral movements?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Thankyou for pic rel op, that was beautiful, and it got me a little hard

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    THE SIMPLE FACT that no one knows shit for real. It's like there's no facts at all. Anyone got an opinion and no established truth

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >"your form on your one rep max 10RPE lift wasn't perfect. I would lower the weight and stop ego lifting but hey, that's just me"
    >Has a SBD total < 250kg

    Also in general TikTok or any other "short" media culture but honestly that's not strictly related to fitness

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