Finding a great workout partner is pretty much like spotting a unicorn: it doesn't happen very often, and for some of us, never. Getting that special someone who knows how to push you to go after that extra rep, who keeps your form on point and inspires you the right way is tough. But like all relationships in life, sometimes it doesn't work out with your gym bro.
One guy's girlfriend shared the brutal "break-up" text her boyfriend's gym partner sent, and the fallout is just as petty and painful as a nasty breakup.
He alerted him of the news in the classic breakup format, letting him know that "it's not you, it's me." He even tried softening the blow by telling him he's not getting the same pumps while doing chest and back workouts is due to circumstances out of his control.
Then there's the introduction of the third party, in this instance "the big black dude" at the gym.
He just happens to get a better pump when he works out chest and back alone. He did clarify it with a follow-up text though: he still wants to work out legs, arms, and abs together. So they'll always have those muscle groups, i.e., "we can still be friends."
My heart is crying for the perfect workout relationship that just didn't...work out.
People on Twitter could feel the guy's pain and commiserated with him the best way the internet does: by posting appropriate memes and jokes in honor of their very special exercise relationship.
It gets better though. After unceremoniously dumping the original poster's boyfriend, the "bro" in question had "the nerve" to text back, asking for that week's arm workout. The jilted gym buddy let his ex know exactly how he felt with this shade-filled response.
As heartbreaking as it was to see Fernando let his partner down, people still applauded his choice of words and braver. It is difficult to let someone you care about so deeply know the truth about how you really feel and when things aren't working for you.
Others didn't like the idea of another workout buddy potentially getting between the two of them, and thought there was no way they could come to an amicable agreement after such a blatant display of betrayal.
While others saw an opportunity to come up with pretty much the best pun imaginable in this situation.
Believe it or not, gym-bros "cheating" on each other is a phenomenon that happens quite often. As this person pointed out in yet another heartbreaking tweet.
Twitter user @sullysolven uploaded screencaps of a conversation of a gym-centric group chat. Sadly, one of the members of the fitness group left their friends' gym in order to go workout at a UFC gym. His bros didn't take the news so well. And could you blame them? He broke a sacred bond.
I've got nothing but a loyalty forged in iron with my gym, I've been with the same guy who owns and operates gyms in North Jersey since I was 17 years old. No time for fakeness in my life.