baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
Klingon.

Ive always found gyms reasonably friendly wih a fairly broad range of clientele, except the one I briefly went to in sydenham where someone allegedly got stabbed. Let that guy go on the lat pulldown machine, it's not worth the hassle.
 

148 I.Q. Magical Thinker

Bamber Clatscoigne
The only ppl anyone pays attention to at the gym are the loud attention drawing dickheads who drop weights on the floor and scream like they're rambo.

The ones that prance around punching stuff and exclaiming HUHH-TSSSSSSSsssss on each contact... I wish them all the best, I really do.
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
This thread hasn't quite gone how I wanted it to, so far. I suppose there's an irony to hoping for intellectual content from a thread about working out but I was hoping for more (personal or otherwise) thoughts on what the gym and exercise culture are *doing* in 2020? What does it do *to you* to participate - or fail to do so?
 

luka

Well-known member
Ive had a few beers too many to set a good example but if you lead I'm sober enough to follow
 

version

Well-known member
Rollins point about realising he had that sort of control over something - in this case, his body - is good. There are a bunch of nasty places that need for control can go, so if it ends up going into just lifting weights for some then more power to them.
 

luka

Well-known member
I half agree. The thing is, the lack of imagination. Yeah fine, you find you can affect something positively with DISCIPLINE and WILLPOWER. I get it. It's a powerful thing. Said it here before. But there's way more more fun and cool stuff to apply that focussed effort to. Eg dancing or being clever. Or hacky sack. It's so mechanical and dopey.
 

luka

Well-known member
All the things you can pour your time and energy into and you choose... muscles?
 

luka

Well-known member
It's like going I want the girl I fall in love with to have the biggest tits in the world. It's an infant desire. It's idiotic.
 

version

Well-known member
I half agree. The thing is, the lack of imagination. Yeah fine, you find you can affect something positively with DISCIPLINE and WILLPOWER. I get it. It's a powerful thing. Said it here before. But there's way more more fun and cool stuff to apply that focussed effort to. Eg dancing or being clever. Or hacky sack. It's so mechanical and dopey.

It's so depressing. Muscles. Like an idiot. Or an 8 year old.

Well, he was a kid in school when he started doing it. It was a teacher who got him into it.
 

luka

Well-known member
I work all day long doing something I hate I have three hours lesuire time available to me I will devote it to getting the biggest muscles I can
 
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