girls (or guys) who lift and grunt



  • oldernotwiser
    oldernotwiser Posts: 175 Member
    I make a little noise too. Unfortunately, it's more of a whimper than a grunt.:ohwell:
  • jimmie65
    jimmie65 Posts: 655 Member
    For some reason, I find this discussion of women grunting and cussing a little exciting.
  • notenoughspeed
    notenoughspeed Posts: 290 Member
    Yep. Grunted on my last set of my incline and regular bench presses tonight. I increased my regular bench press by 5 pounds though tonight. Very happy with that. I didn't even see if anyone was looking. I had Pandora cranking out techno in my headphones. I don't give a flip what anyone else thinks.
  • mamasmaltz3
    mamasmaltz3 Posts: 1,111 Member
    I'm really glad I workout at home. I would totally be getting dirty looks.
  • EmilyJackCO
    EmilyJackCO Posts: 621 Member
    I huff and puff and cuss and fight... and then I cuss out my trainer if I still have breath left. Yesterday, I ended up just flipping him off after the lunge jumps. Inbetween 175lb sets on the leg press. People are used to hearing me grumble and tell my trainer he's under-weighting me. We crack people up around us, it's fun. Except when he makes me laugh when I'm in the middle of a bench press.... that gets dangerous. :devil:
  • lorenzoinlr
    lorenzoinlr Posts: 338 Member
    If you're working your *kitten* off and it's organic, let it out. Don't lie there like a dead fish either....
  • bostonwolf
    bostonwolf Posts: 3,038 Member
    I really don't care what people in the gym think of me. I keep clean, I put on deodorant before I go (I wish that was a more common practice) I put my weights back in the proper place, and I might occassionally make some noise when lifting heavy weights. If that annoys people, they'll have to live with it because there are far worse offenders than ma
  • __RANDY__
    __RANDY__ Posts: 1,036 Member
    I grunt and moan and I make it look damn sexy.

    I need a video, to check your form of course ;)
  • ChrisR0128
    Better the occasional accidental grunt than the more dreaded workout FART!!!!!! LOL :blushing:
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,566 Member
    People that look are either:

    Impressed with your work ethic


    Appalled because they don't challenge themselves in the same manner

    Either way, you got what you wanted done and that's really all that matters.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal/Group FitnessTrainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition
  • Yanicka1
    Yanicka1 Posts: 4,564 Member
    I grunt and moan and I make it look damn sexy.

    I need a video, to check your form of course ;)

    my "form".....sure :tongue:
  • danimalkeys
    danimalkeys Posts: 982 Member

    Not only is that useless for lifting (how can you keep your core tight for a competition squat when you are yelling on the descent?), I would have red lighted both of those as not deep enough... I can understand yelling at a meet to get psyched up. but when it's time to lift, you need to shut your mouth. I was always the quiet one, though I do believe I did a fist pump when I hit a personal best bench of 475. I yelled louder when my son deadlifted 610 lol.

    If you are doing sets of x amount of reps, then breathing in and out during the rep is ok. If you are doing heavy stuff, at least for me, there is no way I can exhale on the way up. I hold my breath and keep everything tight. Then I exhale, reset, and inhale for the next rep while at the top of the lift (for squats, at the bottom for deads) You want your core to be totally engaged on a heavy squat or deadlift and yelling or exhaling doesn't let you do that.
  • marywanoKC
    Yeah, I tend to curse or grunt quietly the last couple of reps. I've never noticed anyone looking at me sideways, so I don't stop or feel self conscious about it. I'm not yelling or dropping weights, so... *shrug*
  • denezy
    denezy Posts: 573 Member
    I agree.... a little noise for the last reps is ok. But no loud extended groaning!!
  • mathjulz
    mathjulz Posts: 5,514 Member
    Ha - I talk to myself on the last reps - the "come on, one more, push push…." It's generally under my breath (I hope! with earphones in, maybe I don't know for sure, oh my :blushing: :laugh: ). And I'm sure I grunt or something. I think it depends some on the gym, whether people care or not. But as long as it's not in the rules that you can't grunt, etc (planet fitness?) who cares what they think?
  • PamelaRae88
    I wish I grunted. I make a moaning noise and it's really awkward if someone hears. I'm struggling but it doesn't sound like it. :blushing:
  • HeidiMightyRawr
    HeidiMightyRawr Posts: 3,343 Member
    Yes I grunt a little when the reps get tough. It's not exaggerated or put on, it just happens when you're exerting yourself. Nobody looks though (maybe that's because loads of people do it in my gym)
  • 714rah714
    714rah714 Posts: 759 Member
    grunting doesnt bother me unless its those annoying guys who YELL "AAAHHHH" when benching or deadlifting on every rep just so everyone looks at them and their manliness.
    Just a sad cry for attention
  • TrailRunner61
    TrailRunner61 Posts: 2,505 Member
    Don't worry about it. You're lifting weights...
  • agggie550
    agggie550 Posts: 281 Member
    Grunt because you earned it .. it doesnt have to be last set last lift last anything, if you have to make a little noise to reach your potential then hollar, if people have an issue with that, well then they can all go work out at gym that doesnt have weights.