Douchebags at the gym...
- 04-03-2013, 09:39 PM
- 04-03-2013, 10:16 PM
We have the dude most have us have dubbed "shaker", who fills is shaker of aminos up and shakes it for 45 minutes to make out he is doing something, while walking around trying to make conversation.
Shaker is also a self certified women's personal trainer (hot women only it seems). Giving the best advice on how to do anything and everything (while still shaking his shaker)
A close friend of mine who is a reputable Australian DJ put his hand up in his face to say "get lost I dont want to talk to you i want to train", and he actually thought he was trying to high-five him so he followed through and did that.
We are trying to get a petition done to ban him from the gym.Currently using... ALRI - Humapro, Bioflex - Hydroflex HWPI, Bioflex - Jointz, Bioflex - Biogreens, Athletic Xtreme - Hard FX, Infinite Labs - Juggernaut HP, Finaflex - Max Pump, BPS - Vanillean, ALRI - Lipotherm, Swisse - Fish Oils.
- 04-03-2013, 10:23 PM
04-03-2013, 10:28 PM
Currently using... ALRI - Humapro, Bioflex - Hydroflex HWPI, Bioflex - Jointz, Bioflex - Biogreens, Athletic Xtreme - Hard FX, Infinite Labs - Juggernaut HP, Finaflex - Max Pump, BPS - Vanillean, ALRI - Lipotherm, Swisse - Fish Oils.
04-03-2013, 10:30 PM
04-03-2013, 11:11 PM
I need to get headphones for when I lift heavy. Did deadlifts today so I got stares and questions. Had an older guy ask me how my back feels the next day I said good. Wish I had said probably better than yours. Don't get me wrong I don't mind people asking for advice but commenting just to comment just annoys me. Trying to keep my focus so I don't tweak something like most seem to think I will.
04-04-2013, 12:33 AM
04-04-2013, 12:53 AM
04-04-2013, 01:20 AM
Lol. I do the "pause the music but keep the buds in" to hear the bro science, it's usually some funny stuff.
Got a question on how to handle what many would called a DB.
He is fairly strong, lean and according to himself a former power lifter of some kind with good numbers for his size.
Here is the question.
How do you tell the guy he has the worst form in the world??
I'd consider him a friend cause we talk often at the gym, usually about guns, but he has the typical attitude that he knows exactly what he is doing but he basically does decline bench while on flat bench because his back is so arched, flat bench on incline for same reason.
He "can" do lat pull downs with a full stack but he is using his lower back to pull the handle he is using and basically throws his chest up and out to touch the bar for each rep.
These are just two examples, but IMO, he has horrible, horrible form on almost all his lifts.
Just curious if any one has any constructive ways to go about talking about form with this guy.
04-04-2013, 04:39 AM
04-04-2013, 04:44 AM
04-04-2013, 05:13 AM
Haha that works too. Lately I have been training too hard to take breaks. Just kills the focus.Originally Posted by JD261985
04-04-2013, 08:28 AM
04-04-2013, 09:20 AM
04-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Good advice from both, thanks. I was most likely going to just let him keep doing what he does, He and I have gone to this gym (me more off than on) for many years and he hasn't killed himself yet.
Maybe ill try and get a pic one day of his bench. I've seen videos of power lifters with insane arches when benching, just doesn't look healthy. His head and shoulders are the only thing even near the bench during his lifts, his ass is at least a foot and a half off the bench with no leg contacting it either.
As for getting stronger and just showing him, using form I've gotten a little help with from a guy with a raw bench press title in Texas (i couldn't tell you what kind of comp or what division or anything, it all went over my head) I've put up two at 315 after only about 4-5 months work. I should be passing what I've seen him do (I think 385) soon and with better form IMO.
04-04-2013, 10:00 AM
Pull downs...don't j owwwhat to tell you bro...id have to see it
04-04-2013, 10:49 AM
Pull downs...don't know what to tell you bro...id have to see it
04-04-2013, 12:00 PM
Sounds good, I think you showing him up will make more of a statement than any words would.
04-04-2013, 12:14 PM
No one ever re racks any weights at my gym.. The dumbell a racks are always empty. It's insane. I seriously want to find out if they'll hire me for a couple hours a week to clean up.. It especially pisses me off when someone decides to rack their weights when they put a 10lb plate behind two 45lbs
04-04-2013, 01:09 PM
04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
04-04-2013, 06:31 PM
The PTs at my gym are a bunch of arrogant, self-important *rseholes. We have a piece of kit that is basically a big climbing frame with some pull up bars, hooks to hang stuff from and some hooks for an Olympic bar in the centre. The arrogant w*nkers have now put up a sign saying that PTs will be given preferential use of the kit, which has further bolstered their self-importance.
I was attempting to use one of the pull up bars last week when some fat girl, who it turns out is a PT, walked over and put an Olympic bar right in my way. She looked at another PT and asked if she was in his way but didn't even acknowledge that I was there, as though it didn't matter if she was in my way because I'm only a PAYING CUSTOMER!
This is the same girl who took over the entire freeweights a area, and part of the main gym floor last week because she wanted to show her friends how awesome she was at circuits. Or at least I hope that's what she was doing because otherwise 2 poor girls have paid her £45 each (an hour PT session) for the honour of being told "no, you just stand there and time me, and you guard that piece of equipment".
04-04-2013, 08:03 PM
Wow, that put me in a rage just hearing about it, and I'm a very mellow guy by nature.
04-04-2013, 09:11 PM
04-04-2013, 10:20 PM
04-04-2013, 10:34 PM
Don't you hate that? I just make someone ( I know) stand on the end hahaha.
04-04-2013, 11:39 PM
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04-05-2013, 01:30 AM