If you’re one of the many who have decided to get fit, and as well decided to add some gym time to your busy schedule. Suppose you just joined a commercial gym, people would likely keep watching and judging your every move. For this reason, there are some things you should, by all means, avoid doing while at the gym. Here are 9 things to avoid doing at the gym.
1. Making Snorting Noises And Grunting Loudly
We get it. You’re a tough muscleman. But nobody cares. Everybody is busy trying to drill some muscles too. Stop causing unnecessary distractions.
2. Going To The Gym With The Same Sweaty Clothes Everyday
This is a sanctuary too you know. People are here to get transformed. Wash your clothes when you’re done. Nobody wants to work out next to a stinking hominid.
3. Texting At The Gym
I’ve seen guys at the gym who are constantly on the phone. They will pile up a stack of plates, sit on them, and then get busy on the phone, texting, taking selfies, and more.
Yo, bro! This is a gym, not a Hollywood scene. You’re inconveniencing some people by barring them from using those pieces you’re seated on.
4. Giving People Unsolicited Advice
Let’s get something clear. You’re a gym member, just like everybody else; not a personal trainer. Unless somebody asks you for help, it’s totally inappropriate and a little rude to start throwing rectification suggestions out of the blue.
5. Sweating All Over The Gym Equipment
Gym equipment is meant to be shared. How would you feel if the person preceding you on that weight-lifting bench left it all sweaty and gross? I thought so too. So do some cleaning here and there once you’re done. Nobody wants to swim in your sweat.
6. Struggling To Use A Machine Based On Guesswork
Asking some basic questions on how to use a machine doesn’t make you a fool. What’s foolish is ending up with an injury just because you were too egotistical to ask.
7. Staring At People While They Work Out
It doesn’t matter how huge their muscles are or how enthralled you are. Just don’t gawk! It is off-putting to the subject and also a little creepy.
8. Never Adjust Your Nuts While Everyone Is Watching.
Never! I have nothing else to say about this one. It is self-explanatory.
9. Checking Your Abs In The Mirror
Some people check their abs in the mirror after every damn set or lifting their shirt, pretending to wipe off sweat on their face but desperately hoping that everybody will notice their abs.
In all likelihood, everybody in there has a pack on their chest that they can flaunt. If we all decided to lift our shirts, the gym would look like a gay bar.
Working out at a commercial gym can be quite awesome – if not exhilarating – and avoiding the above things mentioned would make working out there all the more pleasant.