The Correlation of Mentalities Between Planet Fitness and Gun Haters

In case you haven’t heard, mainly because you work out at a gym that doesn’t encourage laziness, sloth and in general flabby weakness, Planet Fitness has banned squat racks from their establishments.

You can read more on that here: Gym Removes Squat Racks for Being ‘Intimidating’ to Squishy Clients

Now, don’t get me wrong, fat or weak people shouldn’t be mocked or humiliated at a gym when they are trying to better themselves but the idea that in order to do so you must undercut other people who wish to improve themselves is ridiculous.

I think treadmills are stupid.  Many people get on the hamster wheel and take a leisurely stroll and think they are actually working out.  Do I think treadmills should be banned from gyms?  No, if someone wants to waste their time with it, it’s no skin off my nose.

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parallel squat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)But if I want to get a good leg workout in that also strengthens the core and back who are these “intimidated” namby pambies to tell me that I shouldn’t be allowed to.  Why does their weak will trump my desire to maximize my workout?

 

 

 

But if I want to get a good leg workout in that also strengthens the core and back who are these “intimidated” namby pambies to tell me that I shouldn’t be allowed to.  Why does their weak will trump my desire to maximize my workout?

It is THAT notion that permeates through Planet Fitness to the rabid gun haters.

As an open carrier I sometimes run across people in Pittsburgh that say some off handed remark under their breath about how guns shouldn’t be allowed.

Sometimes not even under their breath people tell me that I shouldn’t be allowed to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights because it makes THEM uncomfortable.

To that I simply say, “who the hell cares?”  Their comfort doesn’t trump my right not to be brutally murdered after being forcibly disarmed by the government.

If they are intimidated that is more on their weakness for having a delicate constitution and their bigotry than it is on anything else.

But this is what gun haters hope for, a Planet Fitness world where weakness is promoted, people are banned from improving themselves and everyone sits around eating cake, getting fat and saying we’re all perfect just the way we are and nothing bad is going to happen.

Well, guess what? Bad things happen.  Lazy, fat cake eaters get heart attacks and an unarmed populace gets mugged, raped and killed (not to mention tyrannized by its government).

I’m not saying the namby pambies have to get on the squat racks and feel the deep burn of a 3 rep max weight…or that the gun haters need to pick up a hand cannon but they shouldn’t try and force policy on people who want to protect and better themselves.

You want to be a unarmed fatty who is prey for a criminal?  Go right ahead.  The notion that I should somehow be denied the right to choose otherwise means that all that cream filling from the Twinkies you gorge on has gone right between your ears.

Once again, people don’t have to work out hard and they don’t have to carry a gun but to say that since they don’t I can’t is about as asinine as it gets.

Big ol cellulite filled asininity that a few squats would help tighten up.

 

 

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  • Last Bastion

    Ok, I’m done laughing.

    Not laughing at the premise, but rather the not so eloquent way you put the truth out there. I love writers who aren’t afraid to TELL IT LIKE IT IS!

    Bravo BulletsFirst!!!!

  • Wootsauce

    Dear author,
    Chill the heck out. They have Smith machines at Planet Fitness. Exact. Same. Thing. You can do all the squats you want. Not saying I disagree with your article, just that the premise is false.

    • ThomDees

      Smith machines are not equivalent to squat racks. they do not allow a person to squat properly and the bar does not travel throughout the full range of motion. A squat is done in sort of an very limited arc, not perfectly vertically as with a Smith machine. They work ok for smaller men and women, but that’s about it.

      • bulletsfirst

        Spot on Thom. Plus the Smith Machines do not engage the stabilizer muscles that are required to do a squat lift with a free range of motion and as such is an inferior exercise to the squat rack with a free bar.

  • James Maxwell

    Since I have two Knee Replacements I am unable to do squats but that doesn’t make them a bad
    piece of equipment any more than a treadmill, weight bench or a rowing machine. I can get on
    the exercise bike and help keep the flexibility of my knees and keep the strength level u but at
    72 years of age I will never be as fit as I was when i was 20.

    • Clint

      Neither will I brother, neither will I.

  • Graywolf12

    Progressive – we do not like it, so it has to be outlawed. Conservatives – we do not like it, but it is your right to do stupid things, so go do it.

    • TexasJester

      That’s it in a nutshell.. Might add an amendment to the conservative part: “so go do it, as long as it’s legal..”

  • vicki

    The OP writes:
    “Their comfort doesn’t trump my right not to be brutally murdered after being forcibly disarmed by the government.”

    Since they are in full control of how they feel it is they and they alone who have the power to feel comfortable. There is nothing that you or the government can do to change how they choose to feel.

  • cornbread01

    Pussified minds, spirits & souls are more detrimental to America, or any other nation , than wussifed bodies. And that’s not just opinion……it’s reflected throughout the history of mankind

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