By Slowsky - United States - Claremont
Today, I was at the gym on the elliptical. Feeling proud of myself for finishing a very intense workout, I looked to my left to see that the maintenance guy fixing the machine next to me had burned more calories testing the machine than I did during my entire workout. FML
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  DooleyFTW  |  17

No need to laugh, everybody works at their own pace. Plus we don't know if OP is a new member of the gym or if they're out of shape for any reason. I know this site is for comedy but it could be demeaning if the OP reads the comments and sees people laughing. Keep up the good work OP :)

  comedybreak  |  20

I'll be the first to say it but this is highly unlikely. No matter how you look at it. Let's say OP was on the machine for 10 minutes (I'm assuming it's more because 10 minutes of saying at the gym?). Now let's say the repairman was at 1 minute max, there's no speed that can make the repair guy catch up even if OP goes slow.

  ClassyCommando  |  13

If you want the machine to count your calories, you usually have to enter your age and weight into the machine. Now, there is a good chance that the maintenance man was in a hurry and clicked something random for both measurements, like "11" for age and "40 lbs" for weight, leading the machine to count calories much faster. Myth.busted?

  noto_fml  |  0

This isn't an lol. The OP is actually out there getting in a workout. Just keep it up, don't worry about what any1 else is doing. Slowly you'll progress. You should be proud of yourself for testing yourself with an intense workout. Maybe it was designed for something other then burning calories.

  SirCharles83  |  13

Lol how intense could the work out have been? Kudos for trying; you have to work your way up to extended work outs. But don't kid yourself OP, you've got a long way to go before workouts are "intense".

  kirrra  |  11

69- do you know op personally? no didn't think so. so who are you to tell someone you've never met that they are "kidding themselves" about a workout being intense. whats easy going to a very fit person may well be very intense to someone not as fit. you don't know op's situation,maybe they are very unfit,or just coming out of healing from an injury,or have a condition which makes working out abit tougher for them. don't judge so quickly.

  olpally  |  32

Your comment wasn't very insightful either, 14(I understood the sarcasm) As for op, good for you! At least you're motivated to get into shape, unlike most of us. Keep going op! :)

  DrDilllonReese  |  12

You'd burn calories based on how hard you worked. Therefore, OP must not have been extremely motivated if the maintenance guy burned more calories while not even working out.

  The_Hitdude  |  12

^...And *you're an idiot for not knowing the difference between your and you're. I feel like this will go on as long as this site exists, which is a depressing thought.