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2014/12/30 16:04:59 (permalink)
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Posing In Gyms

Apologies if this has been addressed before (I'm new round here), but having trained for about 25 years in all manner of weight training establishments, I have to say that I've never encountered so much posing. I don't mean competitive bodybuilders taking a swift look at their progress in the gym mirrors a la Arnold and mates in Pumping Iron, I'm talking blokes, usually under 30, often scrawny, and often with a lot of hair product going on, lifting up their tops and brazenly checking their physiques for minutes at a time. They continue this process in the changing rooms after their 'workout'.
Is the narcissistic world of Facebook and neo-liberal capitalism to blame, or has it always been so?   
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:08:15 (permalink)
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It's the photographs that get me - there's 3 guys in particular that spent a good 30-40 minutes taking photos of each other and selfies with the equipment not so long ago, 'mid set' so they had a pumped bicep/tricep.
They even have water on hand to make it look like they're punping with sweat.

Incredible scenes.
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:08:56 (permalink)
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Narcissism has increased and is still on the rise, so it's probably that. It certainly hasn't always been this way.
 
My favourite technique to deter such people is to stare intently at them for minutes on end until they start feeling uncomfortable, or to sarcastically say "You look beautiful mate", or both.
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:09:27 (permalink)
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It's the photographs that get me - there's 3 guys in particular that spent a good 30-40 minutes taking photos of each other and selfies with the equipment not so long ago, 'mid set' so they had a pumped bicep/tricep.
They even have water on hand to make it look like they're punping with sweat.

Incredible scenes.



That is unbelievable.
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:10:04 (permalink)
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I always have a pose aslong as it's not stupidly busy , huge mirrors and being pumped up is the perfect opportunity
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:12:43 (permalink)
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I always have a pose aslong as it's not stupidly busy , huge mirrors and being pumped up is the perfect opportunity



The perfect opportunity to admire yourself? Don't you have better things to do with your time, such as, lift weights? How often do you need to admire yourself in the mirror in order to feel satisfied?
 
Of course we all check ourselves out in the mirror. I do it every couple of months to check progress. I don't see why you need to do it everytime you go to the gym and your biceps have a little pump on. Pure vanity and narcissism.
 
You look the same from one session to the next anyway. So you hit your pose on Wednesday and guess what, shocker, you look the same as Monday! Surely you'd get bored?
post edited by sillynarbie - 2014/12/30 16:14:10
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:26:14 (permalink)
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It is quite strange.

My uni gym doesn't have mirrors thank god. My local ghetto gym some people train topless haha.

I'm not too bothered by it really. I would never post a gym progress pic on social media personally.

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Re: 2014/12/30 16:29:52 (permalink)
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Guy in my gym uses a selfie stick! I try not to pay attention, avoid eye contact at all costs just incase they find me attractive and attack me in the showers
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:32:48 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby IamRich 2014/12/31 09:53:24
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I always have a pose aslong as it's not stupidly busy , huge mirrors and being pumped up is the perfect opportunity



The perfect opportunity to admire yourself? Don't you have better things to do with your time, such as, lift weights? How often do you need to admire yourself in the mirror in order to feel satisfied?
 
Of course we all check ourselves out in the mirror. I do it every couple of months to check progress. I don't see why you need to do it everytime you go to the gym and your biceps have a little pump on. Pure vanity and narcissism.
 
You look the same from one session to the next anyway. So you hit your pose on Wednesday and guess what, shocker, you look the same as Monday! Surely you'd get bored?


See the problem is everyone is far to concerned what other people are actually doing in the gym , if I want to hit a double bicep after my set how is that really effecting anyone else in the gym ? I don't do it when it's busy as I don't want to look like the posing d1ck but should I really care what others think ? And I rest between sets so don't really have much else to do :/ suppose I could look around the gym and be finding people that p1ss me off instead
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:42:52 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby redwing 2014/12/30 17:12:56
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I always have a pose aslong as it's not stupidly busy , huge mirrors and being pumped up is the perfect opportunity



The perfect opportunity to admire yourself? Don't you have better things to do with your time, such as, lift weights? How often do you need to admire yourself in the mirror in order to feel satisfied?
 
Of course we all check ourselves out in the mirror. I do it every couple of months to check progress. I don't see why you need to do it everytime you go to the gym and your biceps have a little pump on. Pure vanity and narcissism.
 
You look the same from one session to the next anyway. So you hit your pose on Wednesday and guess what, shocker, you look the same as Monday! Surely you'd get bored?


See the problem is everyone is far to concerned what other people are actually doing in the gym , if I want to hit a double bicep after my set how is that really effecting anyone else in the gym ? I don't do it when it's busy as I don't want to look like the posing d1ck but should I really care what others think ? And I rest between sets so don't really have much else to do :/ suppose I could look around the gym and be finding people that p1ss me off instead


I get your point. But you'd still look a c*nt.

  




 
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:50:37 (permalink)
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I always have a pose aslong as it's not stupidly busy , huge mirrors and being pumped up is the perfect opportunity



The perfect opportunity to admire yourself? Don't you have better things to do with your time, such as, lift weights? How often do you need to admire yourself in the mirror in order to feel satisfied?
 
Of course we all check ourselves out in the mirror. I do it every couple of months to check progress. I don't see why you need to do it everytime you go to the gym and your biceps have a little pump on. Pure vanity and narcissism.
 
You look the same from one session to the next anyway. So you hit your pose on Wednesday and guess what, shocker, you look the same as Monday! Surely you'd get bored?


See the problem is everyone is far to concerned what other people are actually doing in the gym , if I want to hit a double bicep after my set how is that really effecting anyone else in the gym ? I don't do it when it's busy as I don't want to look like the posing d1ck but should I really care what others think ? And I rest between sets so don't really have much else to do :/ suppose I could look around the gym and be finding people that p1ss me off instead



Unfortunately, your actions affect other people. If I walked around the gym with my todger out, would that be acceptable to you? Just because YOU don't have a problem with it doesn't mean that other people don't. It's basic consideration for others. I was always taught to be as unobstrusive as possible to other people when in a public space. That means, not looking at myself half naked in the mirror all the time, not getting in other people's way, not listening to my headphones too loudly, not talking loudly on the phone when other people are around etc.
 
Seems like people have forgotten basic human manners these days.
 
You are perfectly able to admire yourself in the mirror in your own home, away from people who might be annoyed or offended, so why not do that instead? The only conclusion is that you don't give a **** about other people, because you think you are more important than them, which is the exact definition of narcissism.
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:53:35 (permalink)
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I always have a pose aslong as it's not stupidly busy , huge mirrors and being pumped up is the perfect opportunity



The perfect opportunity to admire yourself? Don't you have better things to do with your time, such as, lift weights? How often do you need to admire yourself in the mirror in order to feel satisfied?

Of course we all check ourselves out in the mirror. I do it every couple of months to check progress. I don't see why you need to do it everytime you go to the gym and your biceps have a little pump on. Pure vanity and narcissism.

You look the same from one session to the next anyway. So you hit your pose on Wednesday and guess what, shocker, you look the same as Monday! Surely you'd get bored?


See the problem is everyone is far to concerned what other people are actually doing in the gym , if I want to hit a double bicep after my set how is that really effecting anyone else in the gym ? I don't do it when it's busy as I don't want to look like the posing d1ck but should I really care what others think ? And I rest between sets so don't really have much else to do :/ suppose I could look around the gym and be finding people that p1ss me off instead



Unfortunately, your actions affect other people. If I walked around the gym with my todger out, would that be acceptable to you? Just because YOU don't have a problem with it doesn't mean that other people don't. It's basic consideration for others. I was always taught to be as unobstrusive as possible to other people when in a public space. That means, not looking at myself half naked in the mirror all the time, not getting in other people's way, not listening to my headphones too loudly, not talking loudly on the phone when other people are around etc.
 
Seems like people have forgotten basic human manners these days.
 
You are perfectly able to admire yourself in the mirror in your own home, away from people who might be annoyed or offended, so why not do that instead? The only conclusion is that you don't give a **** about other people, because you think you are more important than them, which is the exact definition of narcissism.


Wow comparing tensing your bicep etc in the mirror to walking around with your c0ck out :/ I completely get your point now
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 16:53:45 (permalink)
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These selfie sticks...

I'm yet to see someone using one a public. They were invented for people that do extreme sports or for capturing footage when travelling which I find acceptable.

If people are actually carrying them around in public from day to day then God help us all.

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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 17:05:06 (permalink)
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Yeah it happens all time in my gym there a room up stairs & they all go in there PWO all pumped with tape measures as well.
 
Also when mid set on any thing filming each others muscles
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Re: 2014/12/30 17:09:12 (permalink)
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I've seen selfie sticks being used fairly often, went bowling last week and a guy took a photo with a selfie stick in front of dozens of people - he clearly has no shame.

My gym doesn't have mirrors, even the changing room doesnt have mirrors bigger than the size of one's head.

Mirrors in gyms is a bad idea in my opinion, but I'm not a poser
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Re: Posing In Gyms 2014/12/30 17:09:39 (permalink)
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I always have a pose aslong as it's not stupidly busy , huge mirrors and being pumped up is the perfect opportunity



The perfect opportunity to admire yourself? Don't you have better things to do with your time, such as, lift weights? How often do you need to admire yourself in the mirror in order to feel satisfied?

Of course we all check ourselves out in the mirror. I do it every couple of months to check progress. I don't see why you need to do it everytime you go to the gym and your biceps have a little pump on. Pure vanity and narcissism.

You look the same from one session to the next anyway. So you hit your pose on Wednesday and guess what, shocker, you look the same as Monday! Surely you'd get bored?


See the problem is everyone is far to concerned what other people are actually doing in the gym , if I want to hit a double bicep after my set how is that really effecting anyone else in the gym ? I don't do it when it's busy as I don't want to look like the posing d1ck but should I really care what others think ? And I rest between sets so don't really have much else to do :/ suppose I could look around the gym and be finding people that p1ss me off instead



Unfortunately, your actions affect other people. If I walked around the gym with my todger out, would that be acceptable to you? Just because YOU don't have a problem with it doesn't mean that other people don't. It's basic consideration for others. I was always taught to be as unobstrusive as possible to other people when in a public space. That means, not looking at myself half naked in the mirror all the time, not getting in other people's way, not listening to my headphones too loudly, not talking loudly on the phone when other people are around etc.
 
Seems like people have forgotten basic human manners these days.
 
You are perfectly able to admire yourself in the mirror in your own home, away from people who might be annoyed or offended, so why not do that instead? The only conclusion is that you don't give a **** about other people, because you think you are more important than them, which is the exact definition of narcissism.


Wow comparing tensing your bicep etc in the mirror to walking around with your c0ck out :/ I completely get your point now

Anyway - the perfect opportunity to do what? Pose??

 
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Re: 2014/12/30 17:14:13 (permalink)
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I've seen selfie sticks being used fairly often, went bowling last week and a guy took a photo with a selfie stick in front of dozens of people - he clearly has no shame.

My gym doesn't have mirrors, even the changing room doesnt have mirrors bigger than the size of one's head.

Mirrors in gyms is a bad idea in my opinion, but I'm not a poser


Was it a gopro stick or a stick you attach your phone to? There is an important difference. Although he deserves to burn for taking either to a bowling alley.

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Re: 2014/12/30 17:15:04 (permalink)
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I've seen selfie sticks being used fairly often, went bowling last week and a guy took a photo with a selfie stick in front of dozens of people - he clearly has no shame.

My gym doesn't have mirrors, even the changing room doesnt have mirrors bigger than the size of one's head.

Mirrors in gyms is a bad idea in my opinion, but I'm not a poser



 
I didnt know what that was ive just looked it up. I cant believe people actually use that lol.
 
Actually thinking about it im surprised ive not seen it in my gym.



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Re: 2014/12/30 17:23:48 (permalink)
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It was an extendable stick attached to a mobile phone! I can see the use for it in when the guy was bowling, they were a couple and wanted their photo taken together.

It won't be long till there more commonly used, isn't selfie now in the dictionary?

It's a good gift to get someone you don't like or who's addicted to selfie's
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Re: 2014/12/30 17:29:49 (permalink)
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Quietly getting on with some push presses Christmas Eve and there was this lad he must of been 10 stone walking around the gym with a gangster lean aka stone in a shoe walk. I turn round after my set and he takes his vest off puts a belt on and does some cables staring at himself in the mirror all the while grunting like a wild boar. I don't really have a problem with people doing the odd pose but this was f@cking ridiculous, everyone in the gym was openly laughing at him and so they should.
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