Why do people treat the gym like some kind of social club?

Why do people treat the gym like some kind of social club? Every week, I have to tell someone that I can't talk to them because I'm busy working out. And I don't mean them asking if I'm using something, but trying to hold full-on conversations. It's ridiculous. I decline all requests to spot just to avoid any chance of them yapping.
Why can't normalfags exist singularly for an hour?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They don't actually like lifting. They're there because they see it on the same level as eating their vegetables. This didn't deserve it's own thread.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That pisses me off too. I never wear headphone when I work out and people assume that I want to talk to them. There's appropriate small talk, then there is being obnoxiously friendly.

      https://i.imgur.com/80JvAlZ.jpg

      They could lose some weight

      Luckily I look weird so they don't ask me those things. At most because I am builtfat a teen might ask for some tips on training, or I get asked for a spot since the rest of the people are old.

      Getting my homegym up and running so I can save on gas and membership fees.
      Best part is some of it will be outside. Love training outside man.

      As the others said, they don't enjoy training.

      Commercial gyms are essentially dayclubs minus the alcohol (unless your gym has one of those overpriced juice/shake bars)

      let me guess
      nect threas you open is:
      >tfw no gf because 5'9
      or
      >help me i feel so lonely

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are these threads you commonly visit or something? What a weird transition

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          no why should i visit them?
          the catalog is full of these though

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >nect threas
        topkek. You're seething so hard you can't even type properly.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          ive got better things to (such as yo mama) do than proofread my comments

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    That pisses me off too. I never wear headphone when I work out and people assume that I want to talk to them. There's appropriate small talk, then there is being obnoxiously friendly.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They could lose some weight

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are levels between obesity and reptar spinosaurus

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >spinosaurus
        It's normal to see your spine you fat fuck

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        fattie cope

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This leanness looks good on very young women, would look terrible on milfs like in op's picture.

      But yeah they could lose some weight

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Luckily I look weird so they don't ask me those things. At most because I am builtfat a teen might ask for some tips on training, or I get asked for a spot since the rest of the people are old.

    Getting my homegym up and running so I can save on gas and membership fees.
    Best part is some of it will be outside. Love training outside man.

    As the others said, they don't enjoy training.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Commercial gyms are essentially dayclubs minus the alcohol (unless your gym has one of those overpriced juice/shake bars)

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started going to the gym in the morning before work because of this. I used to go after work but so did a lot of people lookong to socialize. Not a lot of people want to socialize at 5am

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    No one ever talks to me at the gym because I look and dress like some kind of incel spree killer and make crazy unhinged faces at myself in the mirror in between sets haha, especially in between deadlift sets. I'm actually a nice guy though and wouldn't mind a gym chat every now and then, but people avoid me because I look and act weird
    Anyway OP you should just weirdomaxx, stop looking like a normie and normies will avoid you like the plague

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I listen to a lot of fast metal so I'm always autistically tapping my feet/fingers and generally looking like a spaz, while wearing Junji Ito or general anime shit. You'd think that'd be enough

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        exactly me. add in some solid air drumming and air finger picking/tremolo/palm mute chugging and bam, never approached

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I guarantee the problem is you. This isn't exactly a common problem.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >nooo you have to let strangers talk you. They're entitled to your time and attention!!!!

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Woah your picrel kinda looks like that guy who blew his house up with his family inside and then disappeared and was never found
        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_William_Fisher

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why can't normalfags
    you are the normalfag. i never have the chance to talk to another human being other than the gym.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I never have the chance
      Why do you think you're owed conversation from other people? What a fucking bizarre perspective. If I'm lucky, I go without speaking to another human being for days at a time unless I'm called to a site for an inspection. Why are people on this board so crazily desperate for human contact

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m 6’4 270lbs. Eye contact is none existent and if I ask someone to spot me they get nervous just looking at the weight on the bar.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >not forging gym bonds
    what are you, female brained?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      No I'm an adult

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >man confides in women (retarded)
      >women dilutes it to the most basic of instinctual impulses talking about his appearance and just assuming he wanted to be around her
      >man confides in man
      >supports fellow man
      she talks about him like a child. "bless lol". making fun of the instinctual comradery between good men like they're just little kids on the playground trying to make a hurt friend feel better.
      i hate women so much its unreal

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    My God, the things you people complain about! The last time a total stranger tried to start a conversation with me was on a cross-channel ferry in 1992. Are you telling me people will actually offer to spot you when they see you benching alone? Not in my world.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You spend 45-90 minutes in the gym and half that time is rest. If you cant make small talk during your rests and excuse yourself when its time to continue theres something wrong with you.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They need to fuck off to a bar or something. Gym is a solitary pursuit

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      t. Chud

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i hate talking to strangers. especially old people just fuck off you boomer pricks go die already

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fat bitches bras are so big it's basically a shirt lmao

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd fuck the shit out of those tubby ladies

  18. 4 months ago
    BraveLemon

    The worst is when they try and CORRECT MY FORM!!!! I know what I'm doing old man! Jeebus!

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    In Finland everybody in the gym stays quiet and they also act uncomfortable and self conscious all the time because they are way closer to each other than they’d like to be. People waiting at bus stops are literally spread out over 50 meters before the bus arrives. Such is the Finnish culture.

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Americans are the complete opposite of us euros
    No one has ever tried to start a conversation with me

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a euro and I made about 10 gym acquintances that all know me by name in 2 weeks.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        How??

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They want to fuck. Lots of people hook up at the gym.

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would sniff their seats as a preworkout

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would breed them 24/7 until I died of dehydration

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Work out with two friends
    >Rest between sets
    >See the same people every day
    >See people we know from high school/work/etc
    >Make small talk between sets
    >Eventually start talking to people they know
    >They start asking for spots/to share equipment with us
    >Eventually know like half the people in there at any given time
    >Always gas us up saying "big guys are here" "I'm tryna be like you" "bigger every time I see you"

    Doesn't take away from our workouts, try not being autistic. It'll get you farther in life.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      None of that sounds even remotely appealing. What the fuck

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      And you try to be a bit more okay?
      >big guys are here (for you)
      How do you not know they are making fun of you? Post pic prove me wrong, big guy

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >demoralization thread to normalize being anti-social and lonely
    it is a social club
    youre just a retard who cant socialize and cotributes nothing to this world

    I talk to people all the time and still manage to get full workouts.
    What are you retards doing that a 1-3 minute conversation destroys your workout?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Buzzword thread to buzzword buzzword
      Redditors will do anything to push their hyper-social, anti-health bullshit on IST. It's fucking sickening. Leave people alone, let them workout in peace.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        no you just want everyone else to be a lonely loser like you and cant possibly fathom the fact we are naturally social beings
        you incels need to fuck off and stop pushing your bullshit on everyone trying to keep the world lonely like you
        no happy person makes threads bitching about people being kind and social, youre just a social retard that wants everyone else to be a retard like you

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          why do you give a fuck about that? Why do you come on IST and try to convince us that we're the fucked up ones? No shit dumbass, we're the ones on IST by choice, you're only here to make it into screenshots to get big chungus Keanu doggorino upboats like a fucking gay. You reek of reddit. Crazy how you assholes can't possibly fathom the idea that other people have preferences that don't align with your own. No no no, can't have that can we? Fucking retard. You can't simply respect that other people don't want to talk to your bony dyel pizzaface and that they want to work out in peace, and being a keyboard warrior veteran, you especially can't respect other's opinions like that when they voice them. I go to the local grungy mom and pop gym in the slums instead of the cleaner corporate chain gyms because it's the only place where people like you won't fucking follow me and I can have some time to myself after dealing with other people's shit from dawn to dusk. Everybody doesn't need someone to speak to at every minute of every day. Of course when you go to the gym, I'm sure the biggest workout you do is thumb typing x failure while you're wasting a bench for 20 minutes, right after you post your "beast mode" shit to your story, right? No wonder you have so much time to socialize.
          >you incels need to fuck off and stop pushing your bullshit on everyone trying to keep the world lonely like you
          imagine coming onto four chan dot org slash fit and insisting we act different, ala pushing your bullshit onto us like a hypocrite. Some people don't want the gym to feel like going to a social gathering and that just eats you alive. "H-how dare somebody do it different than me!!" you screech to yourself. Get laid you fucking loser.

          If you said anything akin to this at the Thanksgiving table, half your family is gonna look at you weird. Especially the women. Think about that.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You've typed out a lot of words, you ok bud?

            I'm not the guy you're replying to FYI

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >reddit outcast having meltdown on IST
            please tell me this is copypasta
            which of these is true:

            _fatty or dyel
            _facial hair
            _glasses
            _receding hairline

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >goes to a public space
    >bitches about the public being there
    just get a home gym then you whining gay

    >an hour
    post body dyel gay

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    if theyd lose the weight but keep the tits theyd be straight 10/10s

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    people are lonely i guess

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    who are these braphogs

  30. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're normal and instinctively understand the importance of forming and becoming part of a natural community.

    Meanwhile, you're on IST and probably listening to podcasts.

  31. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >luv me big women
    >luv me PAWGs
    >luv me caloric surplus
    >ate' morons
    >simple as

  32. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do people treat the gym like some kind of social club?
    I know right, there always this guy who sit in front of me between sets and whisper
    >Fuarrk looking good you cunt
    >Gonna PR for that next set, right?
    >You're a big cunt
    Can't escape it every fucking time, wish nobody spoke to me
    >t. Homegym master race with a mirror

  33. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I actually had a gym regular compliment me on how hardworking I am just because I finish my rest and then immediately move on to the next exercise. They all do a set and then go chat about fucking nothing for 10 minutes. Some of them stay in the gym for fucking hours. I got shit to do motherfuckers, I'm already in there for 90 minutes just because I'm doing PPL, I don't plan on making it 3 hours just so you can tell me about who you think will win between Makachev v Oliveira (it's gonna be Charles btw)

  34. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why can't normalfags exist singularly for an hour?
    If it's a female she might just like muscle and use the gym for men

  35. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you don’t want to socialize then become a home gym gay. If you live in the city in an apartment with “no room”then try killing yourself bug man.

  36. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whomst+london

  37. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    herculean chairs indeed

  38. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Why are you so fucking desperate for human contact? I can small talk if I'm buying groceries, or maybe at coffee shop, in a bar, etc.
    Some people want to be approached, some don't. I obviously don't want to be approached mid set with my headphones on. Do you know what social cues are, or do you have autism?

  39. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I don't want to talk to you gay. Leave me alone and let me do my shit in peace

  40. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    People talk to you at the gym?

  41. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I work out with my brother, two people have spoken to us ever in the gym, one was a thicc Asian girl who nicely brought me my cell phone when I'd forgotten it next to a smith machine, another was a moron in full sweat clothes wearing a hat and sunglasses and standing about 60 feet away from the mirror doing some bizarre lift holding 2.5lb plates who asked my brother to move aside be ause he couldn't see himself in the mirror to check his form, which we responded to by laughing in his face until he walked back to his spot. We refer to him as Stevie Wonder whenever we see him.

  42. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i'll take the one on the right
    >t. architect

  43. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you really wanted to solve this problem just wear headphones and no one will disturb you. If they do act all cunty like your listening to something important.

  44. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hate gyms with fancy sportswear dress code

  45. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >It's normal to talk to people
    ...at other times in other places

  46. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thankfully I'm terrible at small talk, so any interest they had ends rq.

  47. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >It's normal to talk to people.
    OP said people having full on conversations. I'm social as hell, but only hold full on conservations before or after my workout. In between I only have small conservations with men, longer if it is an attractive woman.
    Simple fact of the matter is people are wasting time and losing reps talking too much. But even worse than the conservations are the fucking phones.

  48. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    No one has ever uttered a word to me at my gym, aside from the occasional "Good morning" from staff.

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