Nobody should have to earn your respect. If you are someone who expects a certain level of respect then that is what you give people, and hope that they give it to you in return. Now disrespect on the other hand is something that you wholeheartedly earn. Remember this when you treat the "new guy" like some sort of joke that needs to be ridiculed. Most of us were the new guy, and it doesn't matter how you were treated when you started showing up at the gym. If you respect yourself then you respect others, if they respect you back, then life is good, if they don't then THEY earned what they get, and you weren't a part of that process. Don't live with being an asshole if you don't have to, because you should feel good about ALL of you.
Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
In order for bodybuilders to compete against men and women or similar size, the IFBB has instituted weight divisions for all amateur competitions. The normal men's weight classes are under 70 kilograms (154 pounds), under 80 kilograms (175 pounds), under 90 kilograms (198 pounds), and over 90 kilograms (over 198 pounds, term "heavyweight"). In a minority of competitions, particularly in the Far East, one additional class, under 65 kilograms (143 pounds) is also contested. Women compete in three weight classes, under 114 pounds, under 123 pounds, and over 123 pounds.
Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Core Exercises ..
Torso Twist (Standing Barbell)
Target Muscles: Internal and external oblique, rectus abdominis
1. Start out by standing at the end of a flat bench with a barbell placed in front of you.
2. Your feet should be shoulder width apart from each other.
3. Grip the bar with your palms facing down and make sure your hands are wider than shoulder width apart from each other.
4. Begin to lift the barbell up over your head until your arms are fully extended.
5. Now lower the barbell behind your head until it is resting along the base of your neck.
1. While keeping your feet and head stationary, move your waist from side to side so that your oblique muscles feel the contraction.
2. Only move from side to side as far as your waist will allow you to go.
3. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
• Stretching or moving too far can cause an injury to occur.
• Use a slow and controlled motion.
• Remember to breathe out while twisting your body to the side and in when moving back to the starting position.