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  1. texasmade Mar 5, 2024

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    "Excuse me. How many more sets do you have?" also gets them to workout faster.
     
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  2. watch_er Mar 5, 2024

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    My routine is gym 3 days a week lifting and sauna, pickleball Fridays and weekends and rowing on a Concept2 at home. Been maintaining this since later last year and feel the strongest and healthiest for 15 yrs. No alcohol for over 2 years helps as well.
     
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  3. Dsloan Mar 5, 2024

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    I miss this too. In my 20s, there was an incredible black iron gym in the basement of a middle school 3 blocks down from us. It was built by a former teacher at the school who had been an Olympic weightlifter. It got grandfathered into some obscure local ordinance and was volunteer run (dues were $100 a year!).

    It was frequented by some relatively serious oly lifters, powerlifters, strongman athletes, and bodybuilders and I had some great gym friends at the time. Everyone was very encouraging and helpful, and were there to train seriously.

    I don't think I'll ever have access to such a cool place again. :(
     
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  4. M'Bob Mar 5, 2024

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    Assuming they don’t think I’m an inpatient, grumpy old prick. Which would make them right for the wrong reason.
     
  5. texasmade Mar 5, 2024

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    I do it all the time if someone is taking forever on a machine.
     
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  6. TimeODanaos Mar 5, 2024

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    But my gripe is their in-ear headphones - now, as well as sizing up how they might respond to a polite fellow-user, you need to do it all in mime. Knowing there's a chance they can still hear you...
    :p I'm probably just sublimating a general anti-teenage kid gripe here, sorry!
    [Routine/week - Tennis x3, boxing x 2, circuit x2, bigger weights x1, cardio bike x1. Results? :whistling: Mrs O'D says it keeps me away from beer and out of trouble. And if my tennis keeps improving at this rate, I could win the Open in about 150 years time.]
     
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  7. LesXL Mar 5, 2024

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  8. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 5, 2024

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    Not nearly as strange as taking photos of other dudes at the gym...NTTAWWT if that’s what turns your crank...;)
     
  9. M'Bob Mar 6, 2024

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    Not nearly as strange as looking at that photo, and that being your assessment…
     
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  10. Dsloan Mar 6, 2024

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    I dunno, I take long rests up to 10-12 min between max effort attempts. Maybe they're prepping for a Power Curl championship?
     
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  11. M'Bob Mar 6, 2024

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    Bad on me; that’s it for sure.
     
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