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Insulted at the gym :O (rant)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I was just finishing up my chin ups (4 unassisted, 2 with the band) when a guy said to me, "You might be better off on the assisted chin up machine, over there", and points to the machine area.

WTF?! First of all, I had just done 4 PERFECT unassisted chin ups. Second of all, mind your own bees wax. So I said, " Don't insult me. I just can do chin ups all by myself, so I'll stay over here with the big kids", and walked away. Then I told my trainer who laughed and said that he probably couldn't do one and was jealous.

I mean, seriously. I can do military push ups, chin ups, I'm 10kg away from squatting my own body weight, I'm deadlifting half of my body weight (and I did all of these things except for the push ups in full view of this guy). Don't try and tell me how to do my workout because I'm obviously doing just fine as I am.

Moral of the story: Do your own workout and leave me the heck alone!

*Yes, I sound like a witch with a b in this post. I don't care how well meaning he might have been, he should not have said anything*
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    He is just jealous, you are rocking it! There are VERY FEW women who can do more than 2 chin ups!
    1851 days ago
    No, you don't sound at all like a b!tch. But he sure sounds like an @ss. He should thank his lucky stars you didn't cold-cock him...sounds like you could do it!
    1851 days ago
    Just a passing wisp of fog. Not even worth a verbal bullet or an extra heartbeat of frustration. Of course you could have said, "It sounds like you are quite familiar with that machine." If you know how good you are at physical stuff, you don't need to defend anything. Not worth a bullet.
    1851 days ago
    He is just being incredibly ignorant. And awesome job. I don't think I could get halfway up.
    1851 days ago
    Stand your ground and don't let punks like him bother you! Some guys seem to have a compulsion to "help" women, even if they are awesome and can totally kick their butt. He would probably try to give skiing tips to Lindsey Vonn or lifting tips to crossfit champ Annie Thorisdottir if he had a chance!
    1851 days ago
    I was a competitive swimmer in high school and my upper body was really strong. We were required to do chin-ups as part of our Physical Education assessment. I had a bunch of football players in my class who thought because I was thin I was weak. They "challenged" me to a pull-up contest. My PE teacher told them they might want to rethink that seeing as I was a swimmer. They laughed at her and told her to get ready to count. We all took our places at the pull-up bar and I SMOKED them!! I think I did about 20 pull-ups to their five. My PE teacher was laughing as we walked out of class!
    1851 days ago
    I really hate when people mind my business. Way to go standing up for yourself!! emoticon
    1855 days ago
    Agree...he had been watching you for a while for him to make that comment. He probably wanted to use the machine and was hoping to intimidate you (fat chance). You handled it well.
    1856 days ago
    some people are SO RUDE! Good for you for sticking up for yourself! emoticon
    1856 days ago
    He sounds like a punk, it is no one else's business to tell you how to do your workout besides your trainer. Take it as flattery, he was obviously checking you out if he took the time to talk to you.
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  • LYNSEY723
    Grrrr... Sorry to hear about that jerk!!! I don't know what I would have done in your situation... I either would have been so stunned I wouldn't have said anything, or I would have gone off on him!! I think you handled it very well.

    Also, congrats on all that you are able to do! I wish I could do even 1/2 of the workout you can!
    1856 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    What a perfect response to the meddlesome little man!

    I love all the things you can do. Awesome!
    1856 days ago
  • BIZZ27
    Your response was much nicer than what would have come out of MY mouth lol Good for you for not letting him get you down!!! 4 chin ups unassisted?! WOW!!! You go woman!!!!
    1856 days ago
    Don't let small people bother you.
    1856 days ago
    He was a jerk. I probably would have asked him to do one for me to "show me how it's done" and then laughed at him when he backed out. emoticon
    1856 days ago
  • INAFFIT319
    You rock for being able to do unassisted chin-ups and for putting that dude in his place!!!

    When I used to workout in the weights section of the gym, I often felt like many of the men didn't think I belonged there. They would rush me off of equipment, or hover. I never saw them interact that way with the other guys. I wish more women would brave that area of the gym.
    1856 days ago
    I think your response to him was perfect. If he was well-intentioned, it will certainly give me something to think about. If we was intending on being a jerk, then he deserved it. Most importantly, it is amazing that you are able to do unassisted chin ups... of all exercises. Those are miserable. I can do six imperfect ones, yet still refuse to use the machine. Back off buddy!!!
    1856 days ago
    I agree. people need to learn when to keep their mouths shut....and I'm glad you said something....good going !
    1856 days ago
    LOL If I saw you doing unassisted chin ups in the gym, I certainly would be smart enough to keep my mouth shut! Keep going, you're doing great!
    1856 days ago
    It sucks that he was rude, but OMG YOU'RE SO FRICKIN' AWESOME HE MUST HAVE BEEN JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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