Often used derrogatorily by people who do not partake in or understand this lifestyle, some self-proclaimed gym rats use the term as a status symbol or for positive reinforcement.
Rare: The term is sometimes used with homosexual or dim-witted connotations, but both are entirely unfounded (the author of this definition is a gym rat, and does not fit these connotations).
Look at those gym rats! They can name all their muscles, but I bet they couldn't tell you what an adjective is!
Sports commentator 2: Yeah, hes a gym rat and puts in the work.
Some one who continually post statuses on their facebook that they are at the gym
Facebook reply comment "You're such a gym rat"
E.G 2:"Claudia is at the gym everyday she's turning into a gym rat"
E.G 3"I don't care if you go to the gym everyday I go 2 days a week like you're suppose to not everyday like you you gym rat"