Who knows? You could be guilty of these gym faux pas and not even know it.
Hogging the Machines1 of 17
There are only so many machines available, and most people tend to stick to the basics, so taking 20 minutes to use one weight machine is unadvisable. You probably don't need that sixth set of lat pull-downs anyways.
Stealing Machines2 of 17
Someone taking a break to get some water does not constitute the right to jump onto their machine (unless they are guilty of hogging the machine).
Using More Than Two Machines at Once3 of 17
Supersets are a great way to incorporate numerous muscle groups into one workout, but if you're using more than two machines at once, that's not going to fly in a busy gym.
Dawdling4 of 17
Most people's number one excuse for not going to the gym is that they don't have time. Watching you send a five-paragraph email while sitting on a machine might be the most irritating thing ever.
Talking to People5 of 17
Unless we're best friends, if I have my headphones in, gym time is not social hour.
Not Wiping Down Your Machine6 of 17
This seems pretty self-explanatory. No one wants to sit on your sweat.
Trying to Give Advice7 of 17
Did I ask you to judge my squat form? Nope. Didn't think so.
Talking on the Phone8 of 17
Hello? It's your mom calling. She wants you to put down the phone.
Noticeably Staring9 of 17
Yoga pants are not a new invention, people.
Selfies/Snaps10 of 17
Selfies are just a part of life now. We accept that. But maybe try to keep it low key, please?
Not Re-racking Your Weights11 of 17
You've already proved you can lift the weight about 36 times. What's one more?
Excessive Locker Room Nakedness12 of 17
Everyone gets naked in the locker room to shower and change. But 10 out of 10 people voted they don't want to see you naked for more than five minutes, no matter how awesome you look.
Using the Machine Adjacent to Someone Else13 of 17
Sometimes using the machine right next to someone else is 100 percent necessary, but unless it's peak gym hours, you can probably find your own area.
Unnecessary Grunting14 of 17
You sound uncomfortable with all that grunting you're doing. Now, so am I.
Standing Right in Front of the Mirror15 of 17
Mirrors are a gift, and they are great for motivating yourself in the gym. However, unless you're going on a date with said mirror, back off the glass.
Incredibly Long Showers16 of 17
Most gyms locker rooms get very busy in the mornings, and if you're treating the gym shower like your own personal home spa, you will be chased out of the building.