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thephenomenon private msg quote post Address this user
the gym was fucking packed on squat day, every equipment had someone waiting for it so i just left. how long would u be willing to stand for to workout?
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TimmothyGen private msg quote post Address this user
Come back another time maybe at night. Or get ya butt up early. I wish I went to a gym. Home gyms are nice but feel isolated.
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LVjack private msg quote post Address this user
Ask to do legs with someone. Might learn something in the process.
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Beans private msg quote post Address this user
If I'm at the gym, I'd probably wait as long as I need to. I'm definitely not going to tun around and walk back out just because I have to wait. I used to go to a gym that was so crowded I was often left with no choice but to ask to work in, but I prefer just letting everyone do their thing.
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oceanair private msg quote post Address this user
I wouldn't leave. I'd just do other exercises till a squat rack opens up, but I like to be in the vicinity. and if they are just being slow as fuck, I'll give them the side eye to let em know to hurry the fuck up!
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SOLARSUPLEX private msg quote post Address this user
Sit on the floor right next to them and stretch. Or just sit and look at some ass.
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Tamere02 private msg quote post Address this user
Not long.
I wake up early to get my workouts in before the gym gets packed as my gym only has ONE power rack.

But if I was there and I had to wait then as long as necessary.

When I wait I usually wait in silence except when the person who is on the rack is just doing half reps, shrugs or just socialising
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kickinchicken private msg quote post Address this user
I don't wait. I just take.

Lol
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eknight private msg quote post Address this user
I've never NOT asked someone to work in. I certainly wouldn't leave. My membership $$ is just as good as theirs. -3X
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Method private msg quote post Address this user
I've spent enough time in my day waiting...Ain't nobody got time for that. I almost force it upon people to let me work in, in the most polite way possible of course. If they can resist the awkwardness of me in their personal space, I'll find a creative exercise or a secondary machine to work on. In my experience, most people are really cool about it and I'm always willing to let people work in unless 1. you smell like shit 2. crazy sweaty
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Tritons private msg quote post Address this user
I would just start doing mobility drills till it's open.
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Rawsteel private msg quote post Address this user
If there's only one person at the rack or bench i'll just ask if i can go between.
If it's someone that uses the rack for bb rows, RDL/SLDL, bb curls or any other exercise that doesn't require the rack i simply ask the person to do it somewhere else.
This rarely happens though, i train at a time where most people are at work/school.
If i had ordinary work times (07:00-16:00) i would probably go nuts since there's only 1 squat rack and 1 bench press at my gym (like the majority of gyms in Sweden) and after 16:00 the place is packed, ~20-30 min wait time if one want's to use the squat rack or bench.
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WinnersNeverQuit private msg quote post Address this user
I just ask to work in, I honestly don't mind as I tend to have a longer rest between sets anyway
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Frostshock private msg quote post Address this user
I'll Wait For Eternity



But no srs most of the time the only things I'll have to wait for are the compound stations, otherwise I'll just move to the next exercise that works the same muscle. If that's the last exercise for said muscle I'll ask to work in.

For compound stations (Squat rack, deadlift platform, Bench) I'll do some mobility work, if that doesn't take up enough time I'll just ask to work in
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WinnersNeverQuit
I just ask to work in, I honestly don't mind as I tend to have a longer rest between sets anyway


This definitely makes a difference. I usually have really short rest times compared to most people, so I don't ask. And when people used to ask me, I sometimes felt bad saying no haha.
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