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bodyhard
05-21-2014, 04:54 PM
I have been training since the 80's I have seen different training trends come and go. 2014 training trend has to be the worst I have ever seen. People in the gym just to post pics on IG and FB and tweeting about it on twitter.


"Working out" is the thing to do now, which is a god thing I guess, but the amount of fools who are taking pics and starting topics on IG and FB like "At the gym doing a set" all the while taking a pic in the middle of a set is f'cking retarded. IG/ FB pics/trends on working out with people who haven't a clue on what the hell they are doing/talking about.

FlaIronMind
05-21-2014, 06:42 PM
Life in most public gyms is shenanigans, nothing more. You should see some of what passes for "gyms" here on South Beach. They haven't the slightest thing to do with "training" or "working out." Just people wasting time and space.

I'm guessing that "FB" is "Facebook" (which I have never been a member of), but I'm too out of what is hip to know what "IG" is.

Frnkd
05-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Life in most public gyms is shenanigans, nothing more. You should see some of what passes for "gyms" here on South Beach. They haven't the slightest thing to do with "training" or "working out." Just people wasting time and space.

I'm guessing that "FB" is "Facebook" (which I have never been a member of), but I'm too out of what is hip to know what "IG" is.

instagram

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instagram

MrRedz
05-21-2014, 07:03 PM
blame social media.

silverlightning
05-21-2014, 07:12 PM
don't even get me started. its like hip to work out and everyone is a squat guru now.

Frnkd
05-21-2014, 07:16 PM
personally don't mind all that as long as it doesn't interfere with my own safety i.e. a group of "kids" huddling next to me while I try to do flys. Or, so involved with messaging and posting that they aren't aware that they are beyond the reasonable "rest" between sets for a particular equipment.

times are a changing, and with technology, ways of getting feedback and to impress others are too. As I see it as long as there is respect and responsibility demonstrated in the gym with each other and the equipment it's okay, we all started somewhere.

:)

Oceanside
05-21-2014, 07:24 PM
try not to pass judgement on what others are doing....

if I could muster up enough interest I'm pretty sure apathy would be the answer to it anyways....

lifes too short to be chasing your tail :)

ChazWood
05-21-2014, 07:42 PM
I haven't noticed any of that crap going on at my gym. Could be because I'm focused on my workout.

pharmamarketer
05-21-2014, 07:44 PM
pics/trends on working out with people who haven't a clue on what the hell they are doing/talking about.
Nothing new BH. Bullshti has been around before bullshti

FlaIronMind
05-21-2014, 07:47 PM
I haven't noticed any of that crap going on at my gym. Could be because I'm focused on my workout.

Dare to dream.

Of course, there's also that time where some dickhead is within the only power rack (or leg press or insert other station name here) in the gym not doing a damn thing other than playing with his phone. Doesn't happen at my new gym, happened routinely at my old one. Perhaps different than what John was talking about, but definitely cut from the same cloth.

ChazWood
05-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Dare to dream.

Of course, there's also that time where some dickhead is within the only power rack (or leg press or insert other station name here) in the gym not doing a damn thing other than playing with his phone. Doesn't happen at my new gym, happened routinely at my old one. Perhaps different than what John was talking about, but definitely cut from the same cloth.
That kind of crap would drive me crazy. I'm very lucky to have found a good place that's pretty much empty when I'm there. I'm glad to hear your new place is better than your last one. :)

FlaIronMind
05-21-2014, 08:12 PM
That kind of crap would drive me crazy. I'm very lucky to have found a good place that's pretty much empty when I'm there. I'm glad to hear your new place is better than your last one. :)

I sleep very little and get up very early. It makes for early sessions in the gym. Which works out well. However with my old gym, it was not only a matter of habit but one of necessity; late sessions just brought endless amounts of utter b.s. and non-sense. The thing that gym had going for it was it was huge (I could usually find a darkened corner in which to be left alone), it was close enough to my place that I ran to and from it each day and it had what I needed. But beyond that, it was filled with typical South Beach trappings and things that a true gym should never have (I've posted pictures of it over the course of a few years in my own journal and won't revisit it here). My new gym is still within the honeymoon time (my second week there), but also as I've mentioned, it is filled with a remarkably large amount of I.F.B.B. members. Not that that matters one damn bit in my book, but it does illustrate that the overall vibe is one of being squared-away and locked-on in terms of what should be happening with a gym. People go there, they lift, they leave. Perfect.

Plateauplower
05-21-2014, 08:20 PM
I'm in at 5:00am. The people I'm working out next to survived cholera and drove model a fords. I don't see too much of the face bookings, hope you didn't post this thread from the gym :)

bodyhard
05-22-2014, 06:08 AM
I think you guys misunderstood what I was saying or I did not articulate myself clearly.

I did not mean AT the gym, I am talking about seeing it on Facebook and on instagram.

All over my FB and IG I see pictures of guys/girls in the gym taking pics of what appears to be in the middle of a set with titles like "working hard" "Getting er done" "Chest today" ETC etc.

Working out is the thing now, but the topics are mind boggling.

I don't pay attention to what is going on around me when I am at the gym.

ajdahlheimer
05-22-2014, 07:04 AM
Being a home gym guy the last 11 years, I don't think I could ever go back to a public commercial gym for this reason. Last I lifted at one of those (2002), nobody had smart phones/camera phones and there was no FB.

x-trainer ben
05-22-2014, 08:59 AM
I think you guys misunderstood what I was saying or I did not articulate myself clearly.

I did not mean AT the gym, I am talking about seeing it on Facebook and on instagram.

All over my FB and IG I see pictures of guys/girls in the gym taking pics of what appears to be in the middle of a set with titles like "working hard" "Getting er done" "Chest today" ETC etc.

Working out is the thing now, but the topics are mind boggling.

I don't pay attention to what is going on around me when I am at the gym.

Well..... we are getting super close to the beach time of year and working out is/has/will always be the thing. It tells others that i am taking care of myself even if in reality you stand around and socialize for the majority of the time in the gym.

ajdahlheimer
05-22-2014, 09:11 AM
Well..... we are getting super close to the beach time of year and working out is/has/will always be the thing. It tells others that i am taking care of myself even if in reality you stand around and socialize for the majority of the time in the gym.

Same goes for half the people who complain on FB that the gym is too packed after the first of the year because of people who will go for a month and then quit. A lot of the people calling themselves "regulars" are out of shape and hardly go themselves, but they gotta pretend they are "hardcorz" by posting the complaint.

frozensparky
05-22-2014, 09:20 AM
My personal favorites are the ones that post huge numbers that you know are a farce. I worked out next to a lady (friend on FB) watched her deadlift the small barbells (25lbs or so), saw her grab her phone and start posting on FB. Checked later and apparently I was mistaken, it was 225 for 3 sets of 50. I commented "that's so impressive next time post a video". I honestly don't know if she realized I was there.

Karl_Hungus
05-22-2014, 09:36 AM
I think social media in general breeds a type of narcissistic idiocy where people begin to believe that their random tweets, facebook updates, and instagram pics are inherently interesting .... that merely posting any random thought or pic will fascinate those who come across it. So I am not surprised that gym time also makes the list.

ajdahlheimer
05-22-2014, 09:38 AM
My personal favorites are the ones that post huge numbers that you know are a farce.

E-stats ftw!

ChazWood
05-22-2014, 09:46 AM
I think social media in general breeds a type of narcissistic idiocy where people begin to believe that their random tweets, facebook updates, and instagram pics are inherently interesting .... that merely posting any random thought or pic will fascinate those who come across it. So I am not surprised that gym time also makes the list.
Virtual Validation - almost like the real thing.

OutdoorsinCO
05-22-2014, 09:50 AM
My personal favorites are the ones that post huge numbers that you know are a farce. I worked out next to a lady (friend on FB) watched her deadlift the small barbells (25lbs or so), saw her grab her phone and start posting on FB. Checked later and apparently I was mistaken, it was 225 for 3 sets of 50. I commented "that's so impressive next time post a video". I honestly don't know if she realized I was there.

Or, those who DO lift a lot, but have poor form. There's a guy at my one gym, ALWAYS lifts heavy, but with horrible form, enough I'm worried he's going to hurt himself. Anyways, I've seen him throw 315 on the smith machine for squats but only goes down 3 inches, at most, then looks around to make sure people saw him. I wish I could do a real 315 and show him what's wrong. I wouldn't be surprised if he posts that on FB "Just knocked out another set of 315 squats"

EndoToMeso
05-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Sadly agree

sy2502
05-22-2014, 11:16 AM
I started to notice people with stickers on their cars with a number on it. I couldn't figure it out until somebody said it's a new fad of runners, they put a sticker on their car about how many miles they run. Not sure if serious.

TubbyDad
05-22-2014, 11:31 AM
I think you guys misunderstood what I was saying or I did not articulate myself clearly.

I did not mean AT the gym, I am talking about seeing it on Facebook and on instagram.

All over my FB and IG I see pictures of guys/girls in the gym taking pics of what appears to be in the middle of a set with titles like "working hard" "Getting er done" "Chest today" ETC etc.

Working out is the thing now, but the topics are mind boggling.

I don't pay attention to what is going on around me when I am at the gym.

I left all social media (aside from this site) recently because people are idiots. Maybe I'm just anti-social, I dunno. But I really don't give a **** what you had for lunch, or your stance on the latest political scandal, or what the thermometer reads in your car, or how you feel that dogs should have the same rights as humans, or what level you reached in FarmVille. Surprisingly enough, the fitness posts were the least annoying to me, mainly because most of the people I knew on those sites could really use a gym membership.

x-trainer ben
05-22-2014, 11:32 AM
I started to notice people with stickers on their cars with a number on it. I couldn't figure it out until somebody said it's a new fad of runners, they put a sticker on their car about how many miles they run. Not sure if serious.

Not new.... it has been around for years; people used to put the city they like, now it is the distance they have accomplished. I am sure you have seen the white oval sticker with black letters that say for ex. HH and Hilton Head in small letters below?

sy2502
05-22-2014, 11:44 AM
Not new.... it has been around for years; people use to put the city they like, now it is the distance they have accomplished. I am sure you have seen the white oval sticker with black letters that say for ex. HH and Hilton Head in small letters below?

I guess I only recently pulled my head out of my ass :D

jeffaus
05-24-2014, 07:14 AM
What is this Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you speak of ?

mcbourque
05-24-2014, 07:40 AM
I think social media in general breeds a type of narcissistic idiocy where people begin to believe that their random tweets, facebook updates, and instagram pics are inherently interesting .... that merely posting any random thought or pic will fascinate those who come across it. So I am not surprised that gym time also makes the list.

As a teacher, I don't even know where to start talking about how social media affects our new incoming generation. It's just a whole new world out there that we can barely start to comprehend. Every small event in their life is broadcasted to the cyber world.
They live like their whole life is a giant reality show for thousands and millions to see - lots of pressure - lots of falseness.
The biology of their brain works the same as ours did in our teens but their world is hugely different.
Even the kids I think are sound will start taking selfies when I let them use their phone during homeroom.
Very weird.

Fishman15
05-24-2014, 11:08 AM
I think social media in general breeds a type of narcissistic idiocy where people begin to believe that their random tweets, facebook updates, and instagram pics are inherently interesting .... that merely posting any random thought or pic will fascinate those who come across it. So I am not surprised that gym time also makes the list.

What is "social media"...seriously?

I wast enough time in life here...

Fishman15
05-24-2014, 11:43 AM
I started to notice people with stickers on their cars with a number on it. I couldn't figure it out until somebody said it's a new fad of runners, they put a sticker on their car about how many miles they run. Not sure if serious.

We just put 12's on our vehicles here in the Seattle area...hehe

Old-Time-Lifter
05-24-2014, 12:00 PM
What is this Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you speak of ?

Better to be thought a dinosaur than to open your mouth and be shown to be a dinosaur....


;) :p

fingolfin34
05-24-2014, 12:09 PM
I get aggravated seeing young people just sitting on a machine, buzzing away on their phones, and not using the dammed machine at, or improperly.
I use my phone to track to workout. My memory is terrible and if I don't record the set data right away...poof...its gone. But it doesn't take 10 minutes to record weight and reps.
If I feel the need for more rest than normal between sets, I will get up and walk over to an out-of-the way place so as not to get any one else's way. Maybe that just shows that I am beta as helll, but so what.

Fishman15
05-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Better to be thought a dinosaur than to open your mouth and be shown to be a dinosaur....


;) :p

I like dinosaurs...turtles too!

scullin
05-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Works out at home and doesn't have facebook crew.