Gym clowns

Before I talk about gym clowns, some background:

I’ve been working as a Personal Trainer for over 18 years now and have been lifting weights for over 23 years; you could say I’ve spent my fair share of time in the gym. Or better yet, in many gyms all over the world.  So I’m speaking from experience here that no matter which gym you go to, you’ll eventually find some gym clowns doing their thing.

Some of them are harmless and actually pretty funny to watch. Others are an accident waiting to happen, usually with themselves as the victim though sometimes innocent passersby get dragged into their antics. The gym clowns in this video mostly fall into the latter category.

Take a look:

Typically, gym clowns earn their title by doing the following:

  • Being a little bit nuts.
  • Using too much weight.
  • Using bad form.
  • Ignoring gym etiquette.
  • Curling in the squat rack.
  • Being totally nuts.

The funniest gym clown I ever saw was a guy who always wore yellow spandex shorts and sleeveless t-shirts that were just short enough for his potbelly to stick out. He’d smile and wink at every woman in the gym while passing in front of the treadmills on his way to the free weights. Then he’d go at it without warm-up and just tear up the dumbbells and barbells with exercises I’d never seen before (and haven’t since…) for an hour straight. Most of those exercises defied all laws of physics and exercise science. But he went at it hard every set and was in a puddle of sweat at the end of his session. Then he’d walk his sweat-soaked body in front of the women again, still smiling and catching their eye, only to leave the gym without taking a shower.

He was already there when I joined the gym and was still there when I left years later.

gym clowns

Gym clowns…

There were a bunch of other gym clowns but this was the funniest one.


So, how about you?

What was the worst or funniest gym clown you ever saw?

Stupid criminal almost loses his arm

Here’s another candidate for the Darwin awards:

Apparently, the criminal had tried to extort some money out of a shop owner but the man refused. So he decided to take it out of of the owner’s car by sticking a knife in the tire. He didn’t seem to know that those big SUV tires have a pretty high amount of pressure in them…

Check out the video:

Watch how he is spun around and smacked into the ground with his t-shirt ripped away. The knife seems to have cut into his arm, as you can tell from the blood on the pavement. The criminal is damn lucky he didn’t lose his arm, or worse, got the knife launched into his face or body.

You can look at this video as a lesson on the importance of paying attention in science class, where they teach you about this kind of stuff.  Whoever said criminals don’t need to go to school? :-)

Enter The Dojo, Episode 10: “Meditation”

Master Ken has returned with Enter The Dojo, Episode 10: “Meditation” This time he shows us what true meditation look like. Enjoy!


My personal favorites:

“I guess I was just dehydrated.”


“I doubt it.”

Enter The Dojo, Episode 9: “The Hurticane”

Master Ken is back! Here’s Episode 9 of Enter The Dojo and it’s titled “The Hurticane”.



The best part for me in this episode:

  • “…up to ten men… or fourteen dwarfs.”
  • Master Ken’s Hurticane. ‘Nuff said…
  • Cynthia’s Hurticane. Looks like a hamster dancing.



Looking forward to the next episode!

Speaking of which, I have a question for you all:

Why aren’t you already subscribed to Enter The Dojo on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter? What is wrong with you? What is your major malfunction that you’re not supporting them? We need more of these episodes! We need to get these people some serious financial backing so they can make a kick ass TV series. So go and support them by following them on those platforms! And spread the word!  Tiger Claw! Kill Face! Hurticane those fourteen dwarfs!

Ehm… Thank you, I feel all better now…