9. The talker / texter
If you can hold a conversation while in the middle of your session, you’re not working hard enough. Or so the saying goes. Sure, somebody might just be doing some steady state cardio that day but when that same person is in the gym at the same time every day doing the same talking on the phone or texting her or she does every day, it can drive you up the walls.
Other people’s Facebook statuses
If you go to the gym, but don’t post a Facebook status or Instagram photo about it, did you still work out? Yes, yes you did. Now, there is some reason to believe that telling all your internet friends about just how hard you worked does help keep some people motivated, but you don’t need to do it every day, twice a day.
Whether it’s about what you’re eating, how often you’re lifting or what routine you’re doing, there is bound to be some bright spark who tries to give you advice you didn’t ask for. Here’s the thing: everyone is different. Obviously form matters and will improve your performance, but if nobody asked you for advice, don’t obtrusively offer it… unless the person is in danger of hurting themselves or you’re actually a gym instructor.
Protein for days
You’ve heard it time and time again, if you want to keep building muscle, you have to chow down on some protein. How you manage to get it down after your workout is up to you, but for some, the struggle is real.
Sweat all over the equipment
Working up a sweat is great. Less great when a giant chunk of a person sweats all over the equipment and doesn’t wipe it afterwards. Seriously, if we want to get to know each other’s bodily fluids that intimately, we’d be dating. But we’re not. WIPE.
Going to the gym after New Year
This is how most gyms who sell contracts actually make their money. They prey on people’s resolutions, bungle them into a contract and then laugh merrily as all those people lose their self-control in February. Going to the gym after New Year is a kind of fresh hell that makes you roll your eyes so much you could possibly knock yourself out.
Sometimes you just can’t help but grunt and exhale or scream in agony. It happens. Hell, for some people it even helps. But there is always that one guy (or girl) who is constantly trying to make everyone aware of just how hard they’re going at it by making loud noises.
People who don’t sweat and take selfies
There you are, working your butt off, sweating enough to water a small garden, turning 50 shades of red and breaking out in blotches. Next to you is someone moderately pottering away (usually the same texter / talker) and not breaking a sweat, but taking a selfie for Instagram (see point 8) so that everyone can be sure just how hard they are working. If you’re in the gym and you’re not sweating, you might as well be sitting on your coach and twiddling your toes. You’re not Hashim Amla. Only Hashim Amla does not sweat when under strain.
When people have no idea what they’re doing
We were all beginners once and mocking people is terrible. But have you seen some of these ridiculous things on the internet? Seriously, what is the point, even?
Source: The South African.com