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Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

Posted on: October 29, 2008 6:15 pm
Edited on: October 30, 2008 12:20 pm
 
 

This person is usually spotted at the free weights section of your local gym. I notice him while I'm doing squats. Maybe you notice him during bench. It's usually during an intense, large muscle mass-building exercise.

This week's People at the Gym Who Drive Eric Nuts (PAGDEN) is WalkisEndlesslyusBetweenusSetsWhat? I'm just in-between sets checking ME out.

This individual is defined by his pacing back and forth in between low-rep sets of heavy weight. The exercise is usually something that involves the legs, but WalkisEndlesslyusBetweenusSets can be seen at benchpresses or the cable crossover stations at your gym.

The reason for their seemingly endless pacing is undetermined. The physiological benefit is the pacing allows for the taxed muscles to relax before another monstrous set. But most advise 30 seconds to a minute or two. WalkisEndlesslyusBetweenusSets has been known to spend anywhere between 5 to 10 minutes in between sets.

Other theories exist, notably the one that pegs WalkisEndlesslyusBetweenusSets as using the opportunity to "power up" by looking at himself repeatedly in the mirror.

Co-habituating with WalkisEndlesslyusBetweenusSets requires discipline. While you're pacing yourself during and between sets of what can amount to heavy weights, it's important not to catch WEBS in the corner of your eye for his constant gazes at the mirror may throw you off.

Let's break it all down:

Habitat: Squat cages, bench presses, leg presses, deadlift zones
You may notice him ... walking back and forth, typically where mirrors exist, wearing gloves, and other gym accessories.
What drives him nuts ... is blocking his reflection in a mirror.

The deal with WalkisEndlesslyusBetweenusSets is that he's all about bulk, and the good that comes from low-rep, high-weight sets. He also enjoys marinating in his accomplishments. It's in this marinating process where you need to be careful with wandering eyes. As you go about your business try to stay focused on the task at hand lest you be distracted by the man and his mirror.

Who drives you nuts at the gym (Maybe it's me, the person watching everybody else at the gym!)? Next week we'll have another PAGDEN.


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Comments

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2008 3:28 pm
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2008 2:49 pm
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

I'll start making some calls.



Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2008 2:31 pm
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

Me...not sure...I can always dress as myself, which would scare the bejesus out of the trick or treaters as is.
Mom, you should go as Troy Polamalu!



As for me, I want to go as Fred Smoot.

I'll need some friends to go as Daunte Culpepper, Pat Williams, and Mewelde Moore in order to form the group from the Viking Loveboat Scandal of 2005. All we'll need are some strippers, a boat, some condoms, KY Jelly, a few good ideas, and about 80,000 dollars.

Do you think I'll be able to find the jelly?



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: October 30, 2008 1:55 pm
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

I believe I will. I'll be a 401Kay, which will mean wearing a shirt/jersey with the No. 401 and my last name. All clothing will be tattered and I will appear beaten up beyond belief.


That's actually inventive...you should take a sign with you that says "jump you ..."...I won't finish it.

Me...not sure...I can always dress as myself, which would scare the bejesus out of the trick or treaters as is. 




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2008 1:39 pm
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

I believe I will. I'll be a 401Kay, which will mean wearing a shirt/jersey with the No. 401 and my last name. All clothing will be tattered and I will appear beaten up beyond belief.

You?



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2008 1:29 pm
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

I have this girl at my gym who i used to go to high school with who is pretty good looking but for the amount of time I see her at the gym she should be a supermodel.  She dresses up in different outfits and straightens her hair. I have never seen her look like she has worked out yet she spends at least 2 hours a day at the gym. I go to the gym at different times and no matter what time I go she is always there! Always its unbelievable.. I even hear other people telling her that they always see her everytime they come. She talks to pretty much everybody and does exercises probably 10% of the time she is there.



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: October 30, 2008 1:13 pm
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

Thank God for my dvd player, the privacy of my bedroom and my tae bo tapes, you'd have a field day with me.  This is why I don't go to the gym...geesh.

 

So "Legs"...dressing up tomorrow night for halloween? 

 




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2008 12:23 pm
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

There is actually a point to this its just most people aren't doing it. While doing low rep high intensity training your supposed to let your heart rate fall back below a predetermined number (we can say 100 beats per minute) for maximal intensity during each lift. Since most of these people haven't trained cardio in years they have severe problems controlling their heart rates and it takes forever for them to get the heart rate down.
Unfortenetly most of these people arent aware of this they are just trying to look good while they stand next to their weights to make an impression. These people also usually fall into the category of the "chest and bicep" crew. They seem to have a believe system that chest and biceps are the only muscles worth working out and will occupy all equipment or free weights during your 3day split. They then get upset on their 5th day in a row of chest and biceps if you ask if you can use some weights for a second.
The stretching crew ladies are a rather annoying distraction esspecially when seen getting upset at someone for checking them out in their attire.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2008 11:50 am
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

AssusNiceicus is a paradox. You can't help but stare, but you know by doing it you feed into her devilish ways. I encounter her often and I often struggle with my M.O. She easily fits in the cannon of People Who Drive Me Nuts, though. Well played, SIR.



Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2008 7:27 pm
 

Who drives me nuts at gym: WalkisEndlesslyus

Here's one for you: AssusNiceicus.

This is that fine girl at the gym with the perfect figure who wants you and everybody else to know about it. I can't really fault her - but I swear she's only there to make herself look good.

Her equipment: Stairmaster
Her attire: Revealing
Her motives: Unknown

I wish she would stop all that stretching. There's no reason for that. Really.



I've encountered the WalkisEndlesslyus before. He was with his Best Broski - grunting away at the bench press while spending twice as much time obnoxiously conversing about absolutely nothing.

Quite sad, actually.


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