for those who hit the gym

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by D_Percival Puddleford Pukehorn, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. D_Percival Puddleford Pukehorn

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    guys, anyone who is an active gym goer, would you take offense if someone offer you a new working out technique or a new way to exercise even if you feel content with your current work out regiment?
     
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    No. I'm always willing to learn new exercises or training methods.
     
  3. D_Percival Puddleford Pukehorn

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    nice pics man. well i should ask you something now that has been buggin me lately. And i mean no offense by this but why is it like important for a guy especially a str8 one to bulk up!? wouldn't you prefer a slimmer built?
     
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    Anyone who's serious about his work-out should welcome some constructive feedback on his routines. But unless you're in much better shape than the guy you're critiquing, don't expect a positive response, especially if he's in "the zone".
     
  5. D_Percival Puddleford Pukehorn

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    I wanna hit the zone i'm in the zone the zone.
     
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    You're obviously still in after-glow from last night. Zone out.
     
  7. D_Percival Puddleford Pukehorn

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    HOW DID YOU KNOW!?!? I mean .....
     
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    It's all in how you do it - some people in the gym make you sound like a fucking idiot. A helpful suggestion is ok.
     
  9. EllieP

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    Well, maybe women are different, but I welcome suggestions especially from others who obviously are successful with their regimen - provided they're close to my age!!! I don't want a young twenty-something talking about what I should do about my "wings."
     
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    Ah, wings.
    Love wings.
    I'd take advice on them ... and on traps.

    As for the general question, it would really depend on how the advice were offered.
    If I were given a chance to indicate, at the outset, that no, I didn't really want advice ... then I would probably cheerfully enough hear it.
    If it were a pompous ass giving me the benefit of his omniscience ... then not so much.
     
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    It would depend on who it was coming from, how it was phrased and my mood at the time.

    If it's one of the trainers or a regular at the gym, I'd probably listen, but if it's some know-all who's only been going for three weeks and has read about it in a fitness magazine, I'd probably tell him to keep his advice to himself.
     
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    I'm always up for new training advice and actually do share ideas with a few buds about tweaking sets, form, etc. That said, I typically don't see strangers sharing advice in my gym--its usually guys that see each other every day (even if they do not work out together).
     
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    Considering the "results" I have had I welcome any new ideas.
     
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    I think justified comments about safety are always in order. Someone once showed me a safer way to get dumbbells up above my head for the first lift when doing overhead presses (use your knees; I had been swinging them up). I was grateful for that. But if someone wanted to tell me how to "improve" my routine or my form, I would wonder why he considered it his business. Even if the advice is sound, I don't consider it anybody's business to give unsolicited instruction to another gym user.
     
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    I wouldn't be insulted but probably wouldn't pay much attention either, as I have a number of protocols that work very well for me.
     
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    Exactly.

    Someone coming up and proffering instruction apropos of nothing is just socially awkward in almost any setting.
     
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    I wouldn't be offended, i would just assume he was using it as a way of hitting on me

    does that make me a narcissist?
     
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    Yes, marking an addition to the already extensive data.:rolleyes2:
     
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    could someone send me the link to the website that's raising money for monsieur rubirosa's de-clawing please?
     
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    S'ok TJ I just arranged delivery of a fresh bowl of milk for him :wink:
     
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