most annoying The Absolute Worst People at the Gym

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The gym. A dungeon of torments for some, a meditative palace of solitude for others. Either way, it's the same gym, and we all have to share it – whether we like it or not. Usually... not. That's because humans are amazing creatures, but people are the worst. This is a list of the worst people we've all seen and we've all had to deal with at our local gym.

This list might also be of some help to a few of you. DON'T BE THESE PEOPLE. If you find yourself or any of your loved ones practicing any of these philosophies or exhibiting any of these behaviors, check yourself immediately or you will surely wreck yourself.

Who are the most annoying people at your gym? Vote, vote, vote... unless you don't even lift.
The People Who Refuse to Put A... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst People at the Gym
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The People Who Refuse to Put Away Their Weights


You just lifted them. This means you should be able to put them back. There is a rack. The rack is organized and labeled and tells you which dumbbell goes where. It's the easiest thing in the world to put your weights back.

Every gym in the world should immediately revoke memberships for failing to rerack weights.
People Who Don't Clean Up ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst People at the Gym
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People Who Don't Clean Up Their Sweat


The gym is already disgusting beyond imagination. Why are you making it worse? It takes three seconds. Wipe it down.
Captain Body Odor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst People at the Gym
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4 people just voted on Captain Body Odor


That unmistakable waft of onions and Subway Italian herb and cheese bread...

This guy is impossible to be near while training. The effects of his stench on your body are almost exactly the same as sarin gas.

Deodorant is not optional. Come on, dude.
Bros is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst People at the Gym
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6 people just voted on Bros


They're locusts. They're everywhere, and they're not going anywhere anytime soon. Look for them at the gym nearest to you, drinking pre-workout shakes together and talking really loudly about the "chick they banged" last night and probably lying about it.
Old Naked Dudes in the Locker ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst People at the Gym
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Old Naked Dudes in the Locker Room


We know. It's a generational thing, and you come from a generation that fought the good fight, accomplished extraordinary things, and loves to parade around with its peen and pouch out.

Well, we aren't from that generation, and your old kielbasa wriggling about isn't something we ever want to see. Towels are good. 
Mr. Unwanted Advice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst People at the Gym
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4 people just voted on Mr. Unwanted Advice


They know everything there is to know about every exercise, every training regimen, and every diet plan, and they can't wait to tell you about it, even though you've never met.

Also, this guy is usually short for a grown male and weighs about a buck twenty-five. Thanks, bro. I'll hit you up during the next famine.
Selfie Takers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst People at the Gym
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Selfie Takers


You are allowed to train without taking pictures of yourself. This recent global pandemic needs to be cured. 

The mirrors in the gym serve a very specific purpose: checking your form and double-checking that you aren't a vampire. Notice that neither of those things is taking pictures of yourself. No one back at the office will be impressed.
The Obnoxious Grunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst People at the Gym
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The Obnoxious Grunter


If you're yelling that loudly, you clearly can't lift that much weight, you clearly don't have any regard for the people around you, and you're clearly going to give yourself an inguinal hernia.