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Have you ever found equipment covered with the previous person's sweat?

Disgusting, isn't it? Don’t they know that other people are in the gym too?

It is very important to identify and value the etiquette of gym behavior to make it easy and enjoyable not just for you but for the others as well. In case you need to brush up on your gym etiquette, this article will help you. 

10. Taking 5 minute breaks between each set and then talk with others.

Rest time in between sets should not be more than 120 seconds. It is paramount in a quality workout. If you take long rest, you lose your pump.

09. Trying to do complex or advanced exercises without maintaining proper form.

You should never lift a weight that prevents you from maintaining proper form. If you don’t know how to do it, you should always ask for guidance.

08. Not training legs.

Some guys probably ignore legs because they go the gym thinking that it's going to help to attract girls, so they only work out certain muscles like chest, arms and shoulders. I know you have never heard a girl ask to see your hamstrings, but that doesn’t mean that they are not important.

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07. Treating the changing room like your own bathroom. 

Even more so than the weight room, the changing room is the place where your true colors emerge. Don't take a marathon shower if people are waiting. Put your used towels in the laundry basket. Make sure that you remove all your shower supplies and that little pile of your hair from the drain.

06. Not putting the weights back where they belong

Whenever you use dumbbells or plates, be considerate enough to put them back where they belong when you're done. The other gym members are here to train, not to participate in a scavenger hunt.

05. Misusing mirrors.

I can't tell you how many times I've seen people pop pimples or fix their hair in the mirrors. Gym mirrors are for monitoring your form and technique. Don't groom yourself on the gym floor.

04. Using cell phone at the gym and texting while sitting on the equipment

There is nothing more distracting than someone yammering away on his cell phone when you are in the middle of a set.

03. Offering your advice to others

You might have a Ph.D. in physical training from Harvard with specialized experience with the national Olympic team, but no one cares. Keep in mind that you may not be the most knowledgeable person in the room. If you feel compelled to critique someone's training method, do so in a constructive manner, being polite and acknowledging what they're doing right first.

02. Hitting on every babe 

Try to avoid staring at those beautiful women in the gym. They know they're hot and they don't need your ogling them to figure it out. Gawking at someone can make them uncomfortable.

01. Not carrying a towel with you while you are training

Carry a towel to separate your body from the machine while you use it. Wipe off any bench or machine after you’re done with them. Wipe off sweat from your forehead, forearms, neck or anywhere else it tends to collect.

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Written by Sapna Vyas Patel , PhD in Nutrition Science and Dietetics
Sapna writes simple, easy to understand articles that are based on pure scientific evidence. She is one of the most popular fitness professionals in India and is followed on social media by fitness enthusiasts, nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, trainers, and professionals.

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