wow.... thats one fuck'd up gym...
this is absurd, i cannot beleive that shit. At my gym there is also a sign that sais no chalk and no grunting but i grunt my ass off every time i workout on the most intense sets, sometimes you cant help it when you feel like your muscles are gonna rip off your fucken bones.... and i still take chalk when i have some.
Little grunts are ok but when someone grunts to get attention, thats annoying. Theres no need to scream unless you're pushing monstrous amounts of weight.
Also, clanging db's on flys or presses annoys me too... then theres slamming light weights on the ground.. understandable if its heavy dbs or a loaded barbell but not when its warm up weight.
Anyone remember that part in the Craig Titus video where that guy grunts?
I used to be in the "Modern Gyms Suck" group.
But I've mellowed. Lets face it, they aren't gyms any more, they are fitness centres.
Fitness centres aren't made for people to lift weights, they are for old people and housewives to go to when their doctor tells them they need to exercise. I've got less issues with it now.
The issue I have is that because fitness centres predominate it lowers the standards for everyone. People who actually want to get strong or compete in lifting or BBing have either no place to go or are unaware of the serious training community.
Anyway, it's all cause of business and media guys.Here in Italy, especially big cities like Rome, are FULL of shitness centers, a mix of solarium, blockbuster AND gym machines, few barbells and dumbells, and that's it.Old school gyms are more rare than a virgin girl and I mean it.In my gym despite it's a normal one, no hardcore, but no pussies center, I still get looks from everybody when I do deadlifts or barbell rows.Gym now is a place to socialize, have fun, get tan, AND MAYBE, get fit.Fit means you are skinny and with visible abs.:talkhand: keep your fuckin shitness, we wanna grow, we wanna gear, we wanna grunt!!!