I Work Out! The Top Ten Gym Rats We Love to Hate [VIDEO]
Hitting any public establishment that calls for confined spaces, sweat drenched bodies, and douche bags galore is an experience one most thoroughly prepare for.
As if being embarrassed for yourself wasn’t hard enough when heading to the gym, there seems to always be that one person who basks in this unwanted attention. Here are the top 10 most obnoxious and embarrassing actions you should strictly avoid while working out!
Throwing Your Weight Around
There is nothing worse than minding your own business when the sound equivalent to that of fighter jets erupts throughout the weight room. Making your heart skip and your headphones fall out of your ears, the weight smash may keep everyone on their toes, but it is easily the most annoying and completely frightening act happening at the gym.
The locker room is probably the most awkward place on planet earth. This is a confined space of musty smells, bare feet, and even worse, bare butts. Guys and gals over the age of 50 always seem to flaunt it, even though they don’t necessarily ‘got it.’ Our only advice is to take a deep breath, and exit as fast as you entered.
Man in the Mirror
Guys, if you plan on taking your narcissism to the next level, then this section is surely for you. The gym mirror pic comes in many forms –the mid workout, the posed flex, or even the locker room aftermath. Yet regardless of the pose, this self portrait should never be executed on grounds of pure public humiliation.
Please Forget the Lyrics
While we’re on the topic of social suicide, singing aloud is another act that can be left at home – preferably in your shower. We understand that music is an essential part of your regime but please keep your Biebs playlist under wraps while working out.
Girls are easily the biggest culprit of this one. While the entire gym hovers around the chest press, Elle Woods herself decides that it’s time to tweet, text and Facebook in between sets. Save the texting for after you’re done and you’ll avoid a mess of dirty looks.
Ladies this is a given for you, but guys don’t seem to grasp the concept. Sheering your tank top to the width of dental floss to flaunt that sexy rib cage of yours is unfortunately not the fresh new look of the season. Keep your tanks tight and snug, it makes for a much classier look.
Stop Judging Me
Comfort is one of the main reasons you join the gym of your choice. Yet, it only takes one stink face from the lady across from you to cause your self esteem to plummet. Ignore them! You have to realize that no matter how big, scrawny, buff or tall you are, EVERYONE feels insecure at the gym.
Don’t Sweat It
It has happened to all of us. After countless hours at the gym, the enormous amount of sweat dripping down your body is enough to scare away any small child. This one is simple – just wipe it up! You probably feel disgusting enough after increasing the resistance on your elliptical, so just imagine lying in the sweat of the guy next to you – enough said.
The uneasy starrer – it’s always the guy with short-shorts is it not? Our only real suggestion is to never make eye contact. We’ll leave it up to your parents to teach you about stranger danger.
A little grunt here and there is clearly ok, but when your grunts start to resemble Serena Williams at Arthur Ashe Stadium, you’ve taken it too far. Contrary to popular belief, increasing the volume of your grunt does not make you stronger! Control yourself!