on grunting, moaning, groaning and similar sounds at the gym
January 3, 2013 4:41am CST
The gym where I work out is for men and women. Only the lockers and comfort rooms are separate but everything else, equipment and exercise space, is shared. But there is one area in this gym which seems to be a "men's zone" since all the heavy equipment and dumbbells are in this area. I seldom see women wander to that zone but since there is one equipment there which I like to use, I'd always go over to that zone. I have noticed that most men make a lot of noise during workouts especially when they lift very heavy metals. Some would let out a squeal, others would grunt, others groan while some would moan while lifting and pushing these heavy equipment. It must be the heaviness of the equipment that makes them let out these animal sounds. Women don't do this. The loudest sound I make when exhausted is just a "whew" at the end of the routine. Hoa about you? Do you make such noises when you work out?
21 Jan 13
hi there cutie18f. i go to the gym a lot but i hardly make any noise when working out. i've always tried to keep to myself when working out. i keep away from other people's business while at the gym and i expect that i be given the same courtesy as well. i've seen and heard otehr people grunt and groan when doing their sets. i think its their way to complete their sets, sort of something to motivate themselves. if it works for them, good for them. although sometiems, i wish i can work out in peace and quiet. cheers and happy mylotting!!!
8 Jan 13
Hiiiii.....hhhhmmmm so you taking about sound that men creat while lifting a heavy weight ......have you ever seen Bruse Lee .... U know while doing his every action move he screem out loud..... U know why .... Becuase that scream give him power....... It says if you scream oit loud that scream will give you power not just physically but mentally too...... So thats the reason why a man makes weard sound while lifting heavyweight cause somehow it give him power ....... Aboiut some weird sound sometime they are too funny to handle...... :D
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3 Jan 13
I think this is the same for all gyms, and you could be describing the gym that I use! And interestingly enough this is the same place where all the long length mirrors are, so men are more vain. The heavy equipment and all the free-weights are placed in the area in front of all the mirrors. I actually have my earphones on so I don't hear the grunting and groaning. I don't use free weights myself, it can be quite intimidating, especially if you are not lifting the same kind of weight as the others! I prefer the machines to be honest, besides they are much safer. It is far easier to get an injury or put your back out using the free weights as you don't have the level of support a machine gives you. That is the main reason I won't use free weights.