Today, a fellow gym member was doing crunches on the bench. Suddenly, he released a loud thunderbolt of fart.
Everyone else walked away, but because I was doing bench press, I could not get up fast enough. The man looked at me and smiled. I told him, “Bro, I have to hold my breath for 40 seconds, and my heart almost stop beating.” No, I was not trying to be rude, but I talked to him nicely as I have known this guy in the same gym for a year.
So, have you farted in gym before when you are working out, doing yoga in the classes or changing in the locker room?
If you do and wonder what to do or say, no worry. Read on.
Unofficial Fart Etiquette in Gym:
- Hold your fart and then quickly rush to toilet and do it there if possible. Don’t hold it for too long though as the gas mixture may be absorbed in the blood stream and is exhaled as a bad breath.
- If you are not able to hold it, saying simple words like “Excuse me” most of the time, admitting and apologizing is good enough.
- You may try to look at the nearest of your companions. However, most already know this trick and it is likely to fail.
- May be you can try, “Did somebody step on a duck?”
- Or you can try raising your voice or sing suddenly when the wind shoot out. Why? Try to cover the sound.
- If all the above fails and people still stare at you, you may want to turn the wrongdoing into an achievement. Be proud. Fart another time and make sure it is louder or smell even worse than the previous one. Challenge those who stare at you to beat you with an even louder fart.
The first two are something you should do. The last 4, do it at your own risk. Back to serious note, though it is indeed hard to control farting, if you fart too often in wrong places, may be it is best to know what causes that. From there, you may be able to avoid it.
Causes of Flatulence
These gases are produced by bacteria which live in our large intestine. As part of digestion, this bacteria breaks down food into amino acids, glucose and fatty acids. The bacteria are living in symbiosis with our body and the gases are just by-products of their daily work.
- Food such as beans, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, peas, soybeans, garlic and onions can make you fart. The cellulose in vegetables cannot be digested, therefore vegetarians produce more gas than people with a mixed diet. Even bread and beer can lead to gases as well, especially when switching to a different brand. In general, though a high fibre diet is good for health, flatulence are the trade off.
- People who suffer from lactose intolerance (which is the lack of an enzyme required for digesting dairy products like milk) may fart more often.
- If you eat your food too fast or swallowing too much air may also lead to wind. The air may enter the digestive system.
Hopefully, by knowing these causes, we will fart less and make gym a better place for workout.
Category: Funny Fitness Experience
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