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What is the ISTapproved way to grab a pair of dumbells from someone who's hogging 90% of all in the free weight area for "supersets"?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Like this.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So all that shit about people don't care about what you look like or what you do is a meme? You actually are being watched and judged?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, it just a lie we use to lure in wierd people who we can make fun of later

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >demanding people tolerate you being an inconsiderate asshole in the gym, else they be ""judgy""

        Girl at gym
        >I'm going to work out right here, next to you
        >ok....oh, you're doing lat pulldowns? The machine on the other side of the gym is much better than this one
        >yeahhh, but I think it's probably taken
        >no, I just finished there, it's free, you can use it
        >ok...... I'll go there then
        > **with here eyes** you fucking retard
        10 seconds later
        >I realize what happaned
        >AHHGGH FUCK
        Trying to genuenly be helpful is a curse

        holy shit anon, fucking based. never change, gym flings have a terrible fallout anyway

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The guy in the video is a narcissistic gay, the type of guy who burns through all his social relationships like a wildfire. Not worth worrying about so long as you're willing to tell him to fuck off.
        Just don't do anything fucking retarded because

        Yes, it just a lie we use to lure in wierd people who we can make fun of later

        is right, and if you do choose to do something retarded make sure that it's hilarious so you don't feel bad about being weird.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Anon, every single person ever will judge you no matter what. The thing is that no one is going to remember after the fact.
        It does get hilarious when the women at work start to complain about the covid weight and the 400lbs whale starts saying "oh no one thinks youre fat, people dont focus on that..." and I had to go pure pokerface because I guarantee everyone in the office thinks "jesus christ youre fucking fat" twice a day

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Correct. It's just a lie told to get people in the gym (or by the people who fell for the lie). The real advice is to live your life as you please regardless of the judgement of others.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yes and it gets worse if you have autism

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        "no one cares what you do" has literally always been a psyop
        people are judgemental as shit
        people only don't care in terms of helping you

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I just compare myself to others to motivate myself. Like when I see a skinny noob I'll feel good that I'm no longer a skinny noob or I'll see some roider with 13" calves and be glad I didn't have to pin masculinity to get any gains in the gym.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          so basically you cope really hard. got it.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Checked!

            So all that shit about people don't care about what you look like or what you do is a meme? You actually are being watched and judged?

            I menacingly look at dyels. especially if it's a skinny fat girl.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Alright 14" arms

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, people notice and judge you. Appearance matters.
        There's a difference between noticing and giving a shit though. I see twig mode zoomers benching girl weight at my gym and I snicker to myself but then I go back to my workout. I hope they manage to get big.
        If you're not actively creeping on people or doing something truly bizarre/dangerous and you put in the effort to groom yourself, nobody gives a shit even if they might titter.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Chang's form is unironically better thh

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The dickhead's chicken legs never ceases to make me giggle.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      dudes legs are smaller than the asian guy's legs

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >picks on the weakest looking dude around
      lmao fousey needs to get jumped and raped

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just take them. Only once have I had something similar where a guy was supersetting different machines and I used one and he came over and when 'hey mate I'm using that'.
      Was a bit of back and forth I said 'you were over there mate not here', 'yeah im supersetting'.
      I said back to him 'mate you book reservations at a restaurant not at a public gym, go buy your own equipment then, we can share set for set if you'd like though'. So he went with sharing between sets.

      Reminds me of my gym experience.
      >doing sets at a machine
      >once I'm done with one set I get off so other people can use it while I'm recovering
      >someone doing sets at another machine comes by and uses it
      >feel good about how thoughtful I am
      >he finishes his set and goes back to the other machine, so I try to hop back in
      >sees me and says "Hey man I'm using that"
      >say "oh, okay, sorry" and walk away like the beta I am

      I was even leaning over the machine while resting so it's not like I went "away" from it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I mean this is pure logic, how can he use two machines at the same time?
        It's not even about alpha or beta it's just impossible. If he tries to act tough just spit on the machine's handle lmao.
        You'll win no matter what he does
        >he beats you up --> gets banned from gym
        >he cleans it up --> he cleaned up your spit like a bitch
        >he licks it up and jerks off --> fwb situation acquired

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >and walk away like the beta I am
        Pathetic.
        I don't like conflict but I'll literally go out of my way to stand my ground just so I never go home seeing myself as a moron. For some reason guys don't seem willing to beat me over this, but I'm sure it'll come the day one will.
        >having my ego himiliated and cucked
        >having my face/body punched (but he'll get some as well)
        I'll always pick the latter over the former. Always.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you also other men fuck your mum in front of you?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >"Hey man I'm using that"
        No I am, I let you in after me.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      its staged

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why does he just hand them over?
      At least say "excuse me" and ask him what he's doing in a confrontational way.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        because it's scripted and he's part of the skit retard. foosey did a lot of these in the early 2010s.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Girl at gym
    >I'm going to work out right here, next to you
    >ok....oh, you're doing lat pulldowns? The machine on the other side of the gym is much better than this one
    >yeahhh, but I think it's probably taken
    >no, I just finished there, it's free, you can use it
    >ok...... I'll go there then
    > **with here eyes** you fucking retard
    10 seconds later
    >I realize what happaned
    >AHHGGH FUCK
    Trying to genuenly be helpful is a curse

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based. Reminds me of the time this girl was like, "so what are you doing this weekend then?" (followed up from me telling her I worked on saturday the week before) to which I said nothing, and she hit me with the "well I'm also not doing anything... *twirling hair*". I just said "cool" and turned to walk away.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        based homosexual

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          post bussy

          if it makes you feel any better, that moment will live on in her head for the rest of her life and by extent so will you

          I don't feel bad about it, I have a gf, it's just a funny anecdote. I've never been hit on or flirted with by an irl woman before, so when the realisation hit me it left an impression on me. Accidental chad moment because I'm too retarded to read social situations.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Buy meat, eggs and vegetables from a local farm
        >Big tiddied qt 3,14 cashier working there
        >Small talk with her every time
        >Too socially autistic to just ask for her out
        >Some time later they open up for buying unhomogenized milk too
        >Swing by to get muh milk on a nearly daily basis
        >Get my own big glass bottle so I’m rid of the plastic bottles
        >qt 3.14 notice it
        >Practically puffs out her chest and say “you sure like your milk, anon!”
        >Too fucking flustered to come up with anything, so I just reply “yes”, before fleeing with spaghetti dripping from my pockets
        Why am I like this???

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What the fuck would even be the right reply there? That's fucking weird even from the cashier side, is she autismo too?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I fucking hope so. At least I could then explain why I turn into a drooling retard around her without instantly turning her off.

            >Love dairy, ice cream as well, wanna get some with me sometime?

            Good idea. I’ll make damn sure to apologize and ask her out friday when I get another batch of milk.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              don't apologize but definitely show your interest in her, especially if she initiates again

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Love dairy, ice cream as well, wanna get some with me sometime?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Based trips.

          What the fuck would even be the right reply there? That's fucking weird even from the cashier side, is she autismo too?

          Women sperg out around people they like too.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        if it makes you feel any better, that moment will live on in her head for the rest of her life and by extent so will you

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Seems like as good a post as any to ask this to:
      How do I handle it when I legitimately need equipment or weights that are near where a girl is working out? No matter what, even when I make a point of looking anywhere but at her, I always feel like she thinks I deliberately went there to sniff her or some shit.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you generally look rapey? Have you ever been caught sniffing random girls? Do you think about sniffing them?

        If not, you are overthiking. I literally never treat women as an alien species and talk to them as I would to an unknown guy. With some formalness and respect but being straight to the point. Where does all this insecurity even come from?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          honestly the insecurity probably comes from demoralization on IST kek.
          I feel like if I so much as glance at a girl at the wrong moment that she'll interpret it as creeping and then I'll be known as a creep.
          I look and act like a normal guy for the most part, keep to myself and focus on lifting. If you saw me in your gym you wouldn't think twice.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not unfixable. Browse this shithole lesser or timeout your sessions. Always believe the opposite of what IST tells you (including this thread) and try not to take any advice on "relationships" from IST in general. We're all massive retards and social outcasts here, the least you can do is be honest about it and not circlejerk.

            peace out and try speaking to that gym qt3.14 next time.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I always feel like she thinks
        This is your mistake. You're caring about what a modern woman thinks of you.
        >look good/Chad
        >she won't think bad of you unless you do some pretty nasty stuff
        >don't look good/Chad
        >she'll either not think of you, or think bad of you, even if you do literally nothing
        Instead just make sure there are cameras where you're working out and never, ever gaze at her general direction, because she's more likely than not recording you for TikTok clout.
        If she comes to the point of making a harassment accusation against you (unlikely), the gym cameras will prove you were just minding your own business.

        That's the ONLY thing you should worry about in these situations, really.
        >is there a camera so it doesn't become he said/she said?
        >Am I doing something that could look like harassment to the camera?
        If it's "yes and no", keep doing what you were going to do. You can disregard modern women's feelings because modern women are completely delusional and will "feel" the most fucked up shit by the most bizarre reasons.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Women gives prof. Layton-esque riddles for you to figure out whether they like you or not
      Why can’t they just fucking ask you out??

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I knew I'd have a reason to post this someday.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          lawful good autism

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          wow i rejected a lot of girls in my life. feeling kinda bad now, in reality i was caught off guard and just wanted to leave cuz i didnt know what to do. one time i had a girl grab me when i said no u cant have my number and i had to push her off and speed walk away

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just grab whatever you want without making eye contact. Then sprint to the other side of the gym and start doing your set. That's how I do it.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just take'em while the dickhead's distracted. He probably won't even notice.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    do supersets with them. copy exactly what they do. perfect mimicry. stare right at them in the process as well.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What a trashy gym you go that you could be stepping into a discussion for a pair of fucking dumbells?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't imagine someone using more than 3 pairs for supersets, supersets are extremely draining on the CNS and don't go for long

    just wait it out or ask

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >can't imagine someone using more than 3 pairs

      There's a certain guy at my gym. He does Incline DB press with atleast 6 different weights. Doesn't even superset just hogs them, does the heavy ones for 1 set and then reps out the 20 pounders. He just keeps them around to pretend to himself he's going heavy. That is a very weird thing.

      The other type of gays that I hate are those that leave mid set to goto the water fountain and chat up someone else for minutes. then as soon as you approach their 'currently in use' machine they'll sprint back 'Oh I was using this'

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you guys have water fountains inside the gym?
        man I wish I lived in a first world country...

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's not a first world thing anymore anon, you just go to a very shit tier gym that's all. I travel a lot for work and have seen them at most gyms across continents. Have you tried being less poor?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not that guy but all the fountains at my gym were removed because of covid and never replaced since they know everyone brings their own water bottles now

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        my pet peeve is the guys who take the dumb bells and then stand right in front of the rack to do their set. Like not even backing up a foot or two.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The other type of gays that I hate are those that leave mid set to goto the water fountain and chat up someone else for minutes
        Kek that's me. Then again I always share my shit, so never run into problems with people and am quite liked.

        >and walk away like the beta I am
        Pathetic.
        I don't like conflict but I'll literally go out of my way to stand my ground just so I never go home seeing myself as a moron. For some reason guys don't seem willing to beat me over this, but I'm sure it'll come the day one will.
        >having my ego himiliated and cucked
        >having my face/body punched (but he'll get some as well)
        I'll always pick the latter over the former. Always.

        We live in 2022 West Europe fren. Guns and stabbings aplenty.

        https://i.imgur.com/Dhkw9hT.jpg

        There was this one guy, probably early 20s that had just started going to my gym and he would grab like 4 sets of dumbbells and scatter them all around his bench. I needed 30lb ones for my lat raises and he had a pair by his feet. I watched him for 5 minutes doing curls with a different pair of dbs, never picking up the ones I needed, not doing supersets or anything. Annoyed I walked up and said to him "you building a fort or something?" and grabbed the dbs. Didn't really bother to see his reaction, but I heard the guy in the bench next to him laugh.

        >you building a fort or something?
        topkek

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just take them. Only once have I had something similar where a guy was supersetting different machines and I used one and he came over and when 'hey mate I'm using that'.
    Was a bit of back and forth I said 'you were over there mate not here', 'yeah im supersetting'.
    I said back to him 'mate you book reservations at a restaurant not at a public gym, go buy your own equipment then, we can share set for set if you'd like though'. So he went with sharing between sets.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      post body

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        fuck no i just ate 2 pizzas.
        I only bench 2pl8 if that helps

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just walk up and ask to work in. I'm autistic most of the time you don't even need to verbalize anything

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Grab em and when they say they're using them just say "me too"

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The trinity of the biggest gays in the gym are:
    >the boomer supersetting everything with 30% intensity
    >that guy that gets up and goes to the water fountain at the other side of the gym between each set while on high demand equipment. One time one of these guys literally went upstairs then came running back to the bench
    >those 120lb dyels that do 18 drop sets on the cable machine and I'll finish my entire workout and they're still doing tricep pushdowns

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    nobody does that. so stop making shit up

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There was this one guy, probably early 20s that had just started going to my gym and he would grab like 4 sets of dumbbells and scatter them all around his bench. I needed 30lb ones for my lat raises and he had a pair by his feet. I watched him for 5 minutes doing curls with a different pair of dbs, never picking up the ones I needed, not doing supersets or anything. Annoyed I walked up and said to him "you building a fort or something?" and grabbed the dbs. Didn't really bother to see his reaction, but I heard the guy in the bench next to him laugh.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Post body

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ok

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How many of you are black?

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >IST approved
    probably suck his cock or something idk

    >normal
    just ask

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get there first to hog the dumbbells

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