Strongmen, powerlifters, bodybuilders and fit people are judged every day by people who do not train and think it is a waste of time.
It’s clear that those people who judge others are just jealous and their insults should be laughed at.
So we found this thread on reddit were people told us about insults they have experienced in daily life in regards to being fit.
I went in to work at 6:30am, just like any other day, and I’m no fitness guru, but I’m in decent shape. My workout partner and I were talking for a few minutes about where we were the most sore from working out the night before, and what we should work on later.
This middle-aged pudgy man that I work with came up to us and said “You know, I don’t think you should be ALLOWED to exercise if you’re going to come in to work and be all lethargic!” We both just laughed at him.
“Sure you are strong, but you are not functionally strong. You need to stop strength training and do crossfit. You will be a lot more athletic” This just pissed me off.
I’m a female powerlifter, and a family member asked me, “You’re not going to suddenly grow a beard, are you?” No. No, I’m not. I’m just gonna have a much better ass than you.
“You used protein to get big. As soon as you stop, you’ll lose all your muscle. Unlucky bro”
I lifted the morning before my high school graduation (had to be at the school at 9am so I was at the gym pretty early).
Somehow it came up later with one of my buddies/acquaintances and they said, “You went to the gym at 7am before graduation? You’re so gay dude… You’re not even big…”
I was recently out at a bar where I caught some guy flexing and pulling a gorilla face at his buddy as I passed them on the way to the restroom. I was actually kind of pleased to receive confirmation that I’m built enough to be considered a “meathead” by the weak and out-of-shape.
This woman I used to work with asked if I took steroids (i didn’t) and then proceeded to ask if it they make your dick small. I said no and you don’t have to worry about finding out because I’m not attracted to fat chicks.
A woman at the gym’s front desk once told me that I was coming to the gym too much and probably had a mental problem.
This was when I was single and had more free time, and my trainer — a semi-pro natural bodybuilder working on his PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise — had me doing 30-45 minutes of cardio in the mornings Mon-Fri and then lifting four evenings a week.
The front desk woman said something like, “You’re in the gym too much. This twice a day stuff is kind of obsessed. I think you might have a problem.” I was too flabbergasted to say anything back to her, but later I asked my trainer, “Hey, did you put me on a program that only a crazy person would actually follow?
” He looked mildly hurt at the suggestion and said, “Well, it’s what I do.” Of course, that didn’t really answer the question but it was good enough for me.