Disease Proof

Me Lift Weights--GRUNT!

I’m pretty quiet in the weight room, but one British weightlifter is being taken to court for his monstrous exercise sounds. More from the Daily Mail:
A grunting weightlifter whose noise levels reached as high as those of a rock concert, has been hauled before the courts and fined £70 for exercising too loudly.


Fitness fanatic Giran Jobe, 36, appeared in the dock of Thanet Magistrates Court charged with 47 breaches of a noise abatement order after neighbours complained that his two hour dumbbell training sessions left them unable to sleep.

Council noise teams investigating the complaints about Jobe's power-lifting bouts at his top floor flat found that at times the noise level hit 100 decibels - as loud as a rock concert.

The first complaint against the muscle-bound carpenter was lodged in June last year and the 15-stone bodybuilder was warned by council noise police to stop using his weights.

But after just one month neighbours again complained to Thanet Council, who then fitted downstairs homes with noise recorders to monitor Jobe's activity and register the noise levels.

And in the following six months families living downstairs recorded an incredible 47 breaches of the noise abatement order - citing 'grunting and noise from the weights hitting the floor' as the major irritants.
My gym doesn’t have that many grunters, but in college, I honestly thought 5% of the student body were cavemen.
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Lilly - April 3, 2008 8:23 AM

I just make faces (not that i *want to, it just seems to happen), no grunting :P

ever do side raises w/dumbells, Gerry? those screw up my face pretty good! haha

Llouise - April 3, 2008 10:28 AM

Haha I feel for both parties: cavemen need their grunts; but, darn, if noisy neighbors aren't the worst! I've had to deal with my share and it can be really awful!

Nowadays, I grunt doing a cardio HIIT routine. I usually just turn beet red when I lift :^)

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