A real doozy at my work gym

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So at the gym at work, there's this guy that makes me want to shove knives in my ears. Tall guy, out of shape, talks to other tall, out of shape guys about every aspect of his "workout". So far the only aspect I've seen is him walking around leaning on equipment people are trying to use, while running his mouth about his thoughts on fitness. Evidently they're just that - thoughts. No action. This guy is such a douche. I get that someone can know something about fitness while not being in shape (the whole "would you work with an overweight trainer" thing), but this guy is a sloth who just goes on and on to whomever will listen about his thoughts on exercise, form, anything. I heard him tell some guy that running slower will burn more calories. And today, he actually told some poor sucker that "You can't heal if you've got swelling." What a chump this guy is.
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  • latewinter
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    i think i would have told him to practice what he preaches as it were
  • JoRocka
    JoRocka Posts: 17,525 Member
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    you need better music and better head phones.
  • chivalryder
    chivalryder Posts: 4,391 Member
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    I have an excellent workout idea:

    Use him as a punching bag.
  • Mia_RagazzaTosta
    Mia_RagazzaTosta Posts: 4,885 Member
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    Alrighty then
  • jwdieter
    jwdieter Posts: 2,582 Member
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    you need better music and better head phones.

    Bingo. Some random lazy guy talking to other people is either in your way (ask to move), or not worth thinking about.
  • BenjaminMFP88
    BenjaminMFP88 Posts: 660 Member
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    you need better music and better head phones.

    ^^ This ^^
  • usmcmp
    usmcmp Posts: 21,220 Member
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    Invite him to lift with you one day. If he hesitates tell him to put up or shut up.
  • PeteWhoLikesToRunAlot
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    So I see this guy regularly in the gym multiple times a week. He sees the amount of miles I put in. Obviously I'm there with a purpose every time. So he hops on the treadmill next to me last week, starts yapping loudly to "himself" (me) for 5 minutes about the impressive cardio workout he was going to do. He hops on and turns the speed up to one tenth of a mile quicker than where where I am, and he promptly starts sucking wind and shaking the building. Am I supposed to be impressed? It couldn't have been more than 4 minutes until he bailed. Frankly this guy couldn't keep up with me in his wildest dreams.

    I typically am not one to go judging people but this guy has given me good reason. I can't stand know it all *kitten*.
  • sassyjae21
    sassyjae21 Posts: 1,217 Member
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    Just get on a different machine away from him and ignore him. There are a lot of people at the gym like that and I just laugh at them. They are purely for entertainment purposes for me. I make sure my headphones are turned up and I focus on what i'm doing.
  • TriLifter
    TriLifter Posts: 1,283 Member
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    Luckily most everyone at my gym ignores me...and I ignore them.

    Except this one guy. Jesus. No, seriously, his name is Jesus. Anyway, he compliments my six-pack, then shows me an ab routine that's "better" than mine. Oh, and he has a pot belly. Really?
  • ILoveTheBrowns
    ILoveTheBrowns Posts: 661 Member
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    Alrighty then

    stop
  • zyxst
    zyxst Posts: 9,134 Member
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    1. Change gyms.
    2. Getting better headphones/louder music.
    3. Tell him to STFU.
  • sevsmom
    sevsmom Posts: 1,172 Member
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    I have a mental picture of "dueling treadmills" in my mind..... LOL!!!
  • Jaja_Joli
    Jaja_Joli Posts: 17 Member
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    Take him for a run Pete, that should make him quit in no time ;)
  • jonmscharff
    jonmscharff Posts: 72 Member
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    My wife and I own a physical therapy practice and we work out there. Don't seem to have any problems with anyone "thinking" they know more about fitness. Guess we could always say, "Gee I didn't realize you had a doctorate in PT too!" Lol. But honestly we wouldn't employ anyone who would think like that. All our staff is great, respectful and caring. You have to be to help patients with injuries and illness all day long. I wonder how people like your friend have jobs in this market.
  • knot_enough
    knot_enough Posts: 176 Member
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    If he runs on a treadmill, run on the same exact treadmill at the same time. right behind him. he'll have no choice but to stay on point. from there he'll probably die.
  • Levesque_7
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    So at the gym at work, there's this guy that makes me want to shove knives in my ears. Tall guy, out of shape, talks to other tall, out of shape guys about every aspect of his "workout". So far the only aspect I've seen is him walking around leaning on equipment people are trying to use, while running his mouth about his thoughts on fitness. Evidently they're just that - thoughts. No action. This guy is such a douche. I get that someone can know something about fitness while not being in shape (the whole "would you work with an overweight trainer" thing), but this guy is a sloth who just goes on and on to whomever will listen about his thoughts on exercise, form, anything. I heard him tell some guy that running slower will burn more calories. And today, he actually told some poor sucker that "You can't heal if you've got swelling." What a chump this guy is.

    hahahah i used to work for a guy that did this exact same thing! He would leave work and say he was "going to blow off steam". More like socialize with his tube socks up to his knees! hahahahhahaha
  • Panthers89
    Panthers89 Posts: 153 Member
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    I'll bet that he doesn't try to workout on the treadmill beside you any more after last week. I don't work out in a gym but when I use the treadmill in the hotels that I stay at, I can always feel those people who look over at my speed - you know, seconds later the beeps and then the speed increases on the treadmill beside me. If I see that he is trying to keep up with me but is out of shape, I will make it a purpose to work out longer than that person - it adds to my satisfaction at the end of the workout.

    Don't worry about the douche. He is insecure about his own fitness. That's why he talks out loud and accomplishes nothing. He's not worth your bad feelings. Turn it into a positive for yourself - You are in great shape and he is jealous of you!!!

    Keep up the good work.
  • debrag12
    debrag12 Posts: 1,071 Member
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    My wife and I own a physical therapy practice and we work out there. Don't seem to have any problems with anyone "thinking" they know more about fitness. Guess we could always say, "Gee I didn't realize you had a doctorate in PT too!" Lol. But honestly we wouldn't employ anyone who would think like that. All our staff is great, respectful and caring. You have to be to help patients with injuries and illness all day long. I wonder how people like your friend have jobs in this market.

    I don't think he actually works there, more like 'works out there'.
  • dbmata
    dbmata Posts: 12,951 Member
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    you need better music and better head phones.

    This.

    Damn, I agree with you a lot.