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2008/05/14 20:59:26 (permalink)

Mobile phones in the gym

Do you take your mobile into the gym and keep it with you whilst training?
If so, do you spend a lot of time texting on it?
I think JJB has a rule where you have to text during every set...

NOTE : I don't take mine... Missus has the gym number in an emergency
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/14 21:03:01 (permalink)
    yepp i take it but dont sit and play on it like most hte nobs sitting on the machines do

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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/14 21:13:33 (permalink)
    I take it and some times text or make a call if it is important.

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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/14 21:16:04 (permalink)
    I have my phone with me. Unless it's the Mrs I generally won't answer it and will only reply to a text when I have a break between exercises (if I can be bothered).

    I use it to time my sets and need it by me so if my wife needs me out sooner (as she's next door in the creche with our little trouble maker and baby terroriser) I can be there.

    TBH I think most in there adopt similar principles with theirs apart from the odd one or two that has to drop everything to tell someone where they are and what they are doing

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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/14 21:41:51 (permalink)
    i leave it in the locker... however only 4 days ago i shot someone of the shoulder press machine cos he had been sat there talking on his phone for 20 mins
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/14 21:44:33 (permalink)
    Mobiles should be banned in the gym, if you have a call go outside the gym room to answer it simple as.
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/14 21:57:49 (permalink)
    Do you really get bothered by other people being on the phone?

    Sure if you are waiting for the kit they are using and they are faffing about it would be annoying, personally I'd simply get on it and let them work in when they are ready, but someone chatting on their phone bothers me no more than someone chatting to their training partner TBH

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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/14 22:01:27 (permalink)
    i leave it in the locker.

    really dont see the need for it in the gym.
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/14 22:02:58 (permalink)
    Some times i take mine but usually not.

    A few times recently i have taken it for doing timed work in the gym as i dont have a stop watch.
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/14 22:03:23 (permalink)
    Certainly BigD, there is certainly no NEED for it. I just don't find the practice particularly bothersome - and for me, if the Mrs called and I 'ignored' it my life wouldn't be worth living LOL

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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 10:03:24 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Scott32

    I take it and some times text or make a call if it is important.


    Why does making a call suddenly become important within the short space of time you're in the gym? Surely if it's that important you would have done it before hand.

    Do you really get bothered by other people being on the phone?

    Sure if you are waiting for the kit they are using and they are faffing about it would be annoying, personally I'd simply get on it and let them work in when they are ready, but someone chatting on their phone bothers me no more than someone chatting to their training partner TBH


    Not so bad if they go out of ear shot but the last thing I want to listen to is about the previousl nights conquest or where the lads are going that night and what they intend to get up to
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 10:21:33 (permalink)
    Do you really get bothered by other people being on the phone?

    Sure if you are waiting for the kit they are using and they are faffing about it would be annoying, personally I'd simply get on it and let them work in when they are ready, but someone chatting on their phone bothers me no more than someone chatting to their training partner TBH


    i've had some annoying moments with people on their phone at my gym recently, i just find it that when people are on their phone they can be rude and ignore you. whereas if they are talking to someone they are not too bad.

    I use it to time my sets and need it by me so if my wife needs me out sooner (as she's next door in the creche with our little trouble maker and baby terroriser) I can be there.


    I do understand this though which is why i think why not just go outside the weight room and answer it.

    Not so bad if they go out of ear shot but the last thing I want to listen to is about the previousl nights conquest or where the lads are going that night and what they intend to get up to


    That is very annoying, but not as bad as this "mate i'm in gym , curling big weights come up"
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 10:26:51 (permalink)
    I only bring my phone into the gym when I'm using it to film new PBs.

    The previous time I attempted a bench PB my wife actually managed to ring at the pricise moment I made the attempt, needless to say I only found out it hadn't filmed once I'd managed the lift and was sat basking in the glory about to watch my succesful attempt. Damn wives!!!!!
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 10:28:31 (permalink)
    I only take mine in when I am still in working hours in case the office or a client phones, otherwise I will leave in the locker.
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 10:29:52 (permalink)
    I don't take my phone to the gym and don't answer the phone if I am training at home

    Unless I am expecting an important call (which is rare, I mean how many calls are actually important?)

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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 10:30:21 (permalink)
    Yes i take mine. I wont leave it anywhere else but on my personage.
    I usually always put it on silent,not that i hear it anyway with my earphones in, but it would distract other members if 50cent suddenly started blarin out my pocket.
    Had sayin that, the other day, my phone did go off and i didnt put it on silent, it was the better half in a rage as id taken both sets of car keys with me by mistake oops!
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 10:43:22 (permalink)
    I sometimes record how many sets Im doing on my mobile but people looking at me would think I was texting or something..


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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 10:57:30 (permalink)
    Actually i did take a picture once or twice of myself in the gym
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 11:06:53 (permalink)

    I leave in the car TBH..

    My wife knows the gym number - if it's ultra important she

    can always contact there
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    RE: Mobile phones in the gym 2008/05/15 11:08:06 (permalink)
    depends if my missus is giving me some cyber
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