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Redditors reveal their ‘gym pet peeves’

Redditors recently dished on their “gym pet peeves” on the r/askgaybros subreddit, but the frustrations they described seem universal to folks of all sexualities. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity.

Loud Grunters

“When people do those uncomfortably long-winded sounding grunts while working out… when they’re doing bicep curls, though. Not something taxing like squats or DLs, just arm curls.”

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Selfie Takers

“Also people who spend more time taking pics than actually working out.”

B.O. Offenders

“People that don’t use deodorant at the gym! Yes, we can ALL smell you!”

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Weight Droppers

“People who drop their weights unnecessarily, especially on the cable pull machines.”

“The dudes who showily drop the weights are the f*cking worst.”

Disinfectant Skippers

“When disinfectant spray is provided and no one can be bothered to use it.”

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Non-Hand Washers

“People who use the bathroom and don’t wash their hands. I can’t count the number of times I’m washing my hands in the sink and notice a guy walk away from a urinal or, worse, out of a stall and just walk back into the gym.”

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Personal Bubble Breakers

“Taking the machine right next to me, when there’s an equally good machine that they could take further away from me. The urinal rule applies to treadmills, bike machines, and rowing machines.”

And… Flirters?

“Honestly, one of my biggest pet peeves, and I’ve said it a million times, is when a guy tries to flirt with me at the gym. I’m not sure what it is that makes it creepy, it just is. It doesn’t matter if they are an older gentleman, or someone my age or younger, it’s just all freakin’ creepy. I’m just trying to workout and GTFO as quickly as possible.”