I was talking with my gf and she had the idea to compile a list of gym pet peeves. I got a little carried away with it, anyways its done for now so here it is, if you guys have more feel free to post them. I've compiled this list after years of observation and experience. 1. People who don't clean up their weights after they're done using a machine ~ Some 40 year old lady doesn't need the responsibility of trying to unrack the 10 plates you left on the leg press machine. Stop being a lazy fuck, show some respect, and clean your weights. 2. People who say they're going to compete ~ Put up or shut up. Don't say you're planning on competing some day just to fit in or feel important, it's a lot harder than it looks. The only people who understand are those who have made it on stage. 3. People who intentionally grunt or make noise while lifting ~ There is no need to grunt and yell when you're squatting 225 lbs. or doing bicep curls. When you can squat, deadlift, or bench 500 lbs. you can make all the noise you want. Until then no one needs to know that you're about to do another rep. 4. People who talk on their cell phone while working out ~ The rest of us are here to train, we don't need to hear what you did last night at the bar with your buddies. Go in the aerobics room, go sit on a bosu ball and finish your conversation so the rest of us don't have to hear you talk. 5. People who blame their gains, or lack of, on genetics ~ You get out what you put in. Yes some people have it easier than others, sitting and whining about it isnt going to change anything. I've seen ridiculous transformations and they all had one thing in common; effort. The only place where results come before work is in the dictionary. 6. Personal trainer's who are skinny, fat, weak, or a combination of the above ~ If you think you have enough experience to train someone else you should look the part. Having a certification means jack shit. It's a piece of paper that says "Congratulations! You were able to read a book and look up answers to a test." Practice what you preach! 7. "MMA Fighters" at the gym ~ Stop fighting yourself in the mirror. I'm sorry but your chances at becoming the next UFC sensation are about the same as me winning the lottery. Take your Tapout shirt and go triangle choke a foam roller in the aerobics room, that way you're not in the way of the rest of us who are trying to work out. 8. CrossFit ~ As TC Luoma said, "Crossfit is this generation's Jazzercize, only they couldn't call it that because it might bruise the already-fragile egos of its practitioners. Too bad legwarmers are out of style. Besides, giving each daily workout a girl's name has already got them — the ones with at least half their testicular compliment intact — feeling a little sheepish. What is this shit anyhow, a workout for those suffering from ADD? There's no rhyme or reason to any of it, nor is there any progression. Why don't you guys just get some push mowers and mow everybody's lawn? At least you'll be doing something useful."