Been storing this one up for a while.
People sitting on machines playing with phone forever
Then when you ask if you can just swap on for a moment, and do a quick set, they reply with “I just have 3 more sets to go” and refuse to budge.
Lettings weights drop noisily / dangerously on to the floor.
Makes you feel like a big man, huh? Except it’s better for your strength training if you force out one last eccentric phase to put the weight down carefully (as well as being considerate to others).
Working out right in front of the weights rack
Yes, you want to be close to the mirror. But you’re in everyone’s fucking way.
The one good thing you can say is it’s an environment where people generally get what they deserve. What I mean by that is, contrary to the jock stereotypes, guys with good muscle tone are generally not just sitting around occupying machines or doing other annoying shit.
China changing room specific rants in spoiler:
Using hairdryers on their whole body (yep, not only including down there but especially down there)
Sitting naked on benches
The whole spitting thing