Put the Pecs Away Says Poly

NTU gym bans beaters.


In a bizarre decision, the same geniuses that banned e-cigarettes for looking too similar to the real thing have this week turned their attention to gymwear.  

This sign, posted in the main gym on NTU’s city campus, was put up this week to combat excessive vest use amongst Trent students.

Trent- censoring gains since 2013

Trent – censoring gains since 2013

When approached about the ban, staff at the NTU Sport Centre told The Tab that it comes down to a hygiene issue and that “the more skin you show, the more you sweat”. Imagine that, people sweating at a gym. Disgusting.

Shockingly, recent research seems to suggest that this is biologically incorrect. In fact, you will sweat more if you wear more clothes.

They also said that it’s a health and safety issue as vests can sometimes be baggy and get caught in machines.

sights like this could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to 'elf and safety

Sights like this could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to ‘elf and safety

It is unclear what has sparked this move by the Trent staff, but it is clear that our simple cousins in town should not have to take this.

What kind of world are we living in, where hard-working students are forced to cover up pecs they’ve spent a whole lot of time and a whole lot of protein making?

So next time you’re upset because Jubilee gym has reached it maximum capacity of 10, or someone is hogging your favourite pair of dumbbells, remember it could always be worse.