With the current COVID-19 situation that we’re in right now, going to an enclosed area and being in contact with surfaces that are often touched by tons of people poses risks in contacting the disease, like in the gym. You could also contract germs and bacteria from sweaty gym equipment. We’re not going to discuss those, as we’re here to have a look at some of the weirdest gym diseases that you could get from the gym, and they’re 100% real! Have you heard of ILS? How about gruntitis?


Invisible Lat Sydrome (ILS)

Do you know Johnny Bravo? People suffering from ILS walk like him. It’s the awkward stance that men do to make their chests look bigger. Their arms are lifted away as if braces were holding them up, imagining they have huge lat muscles. The great news is that it’s there is a cure for the disease: back exercises like chin-ups, pull-downs, and single-arm lat pull-downs to actually strengthen their backs, and the huge lats won’t be just imaginary anymore. Time to put those chest and back muscles to work!

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