Has anyone ever had any encounters with rude a**hole old men in the weight training rooms?
today I was doing negative pull ups on the bench press bar, As the actual chin up bar is much too high ('m not exactly a tall girl)
and it's much easier to do negatives on a lower bar.
while using the equipment some old guy comes over to the press and starts loading the bar with weights, and trying to push the bench back under the bar WHILE I'm STILL ON THE MACHINE
so other random old guy that spoke english comes over and tells me the other guy wants to use the bench press (no kidding) I (still kindly at this point) tell him I am in the middle of doing a set and he can wait for me to finish my set, I will be less then 5 min.
then he goes on and tries to say will that's not what the machine is for, I (a little less kindly) tell him it is a piece of workout equipment, and I am working out on it, so what is the problem.
he says go use the chin up bar,
well that would be an option if I could reach the damn thing, and I can't use a bench to stand on because 15 min early when I had been doing step up lunges onto the bench the same guy had come over and told me I cant do those using the bench because I shouldn't be putting my feet on it.
anyways it ended with a 20 min argument, which he finally backed off and let me finish my sets (which were now broken up and with a long rest in the middle)
The workout I'm doing is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55yW3aVn ... youtu.be&a
you can see the parts where the bench press bar is required.
is this a common thing in asia?
was it because I'm a women? is that kind of sexism present in workout clubs here?
or where these guys just being jerks, for the sake of being jerks.