There was one thin(ish) guy who would decide how much he and his very fat mate could lift (132lbs including the bar) and they would then take it in turns to grab the bar like they could only have learned from watching Worlds Strongest Man.
Thin guy would go first and stand with his feet as wide as the squat rack, bend his knees inwards so they were almost touching and then bend his back to lower the weight. To bring the weight back up, he would lift his heels and press with his toes until his knees bent back into position.
Once he was done, he would then give his fat mate advice on how to replicate his awesome technique as if he had been lifting his entire life.
I honestly thought something was going to snap!
But I did step in last month when a woman was trying to use the hack squat obviously for the first time. She loaded it up an sat in the hack squat, but couldn't figure how to lower it. I thought she would be able to figure it out, and I was having a good laugh. So I didn't say anything. But she proceeds to try raise the bar you load the weights on with her left upper arm and release the level with left hand. Meanwhile her right hand was in the track. Even with ten pounds loaded on, it would have been painful. So I ran over stopped and told her how to do it right.
Grunting is fine in moderation too, I do when I squat and dead. Not a lot.
F'ing Dbag storm in here right now, one guy doing bb curls on bench press rack, chick next to him doing step ups on the bench press rack next to him and then a guy doing quarter squats on smith. Oh wait another one just started doing bb curls on the preacher bench. The German in me is tweaking out right now, I'm about ready to freak on these idiots.
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All the talk of grunting made me think of this one guy that hasn't been in in awhile. He was a pretty big dude with a small waist. He would yell with EVERY rep. Doin sets of 10 on Deadlifts and yelling every rep like it was his last. Then, of course, the obligatory throw the barbell down and scream on your last rep like you are a bad ass.
I hate people who snipe the squat rack for curls
I ****ing **** you not I am warming up today to get to my working sets at 365. So there's 275 on the bar I rack it and step out and sit down to start charting my squats as I am doing the cube.
Guy literally veers around me and unhooked the catches on the rack and walks to start peeling my plates.....wtf I am in my belt prepping to load more and squat and he does this. So I say hey man I'm just getting started... he goes my bad I thought you were done.
IM STANDING RIGHT FUGGIN HERE!
he then unracks a different barbell and fails to put my catches back grabs his butt buddy and does swinging ape orangutan curls.
Dude was wearing jeans a beater and a backward baseball cap......douche.
I don't go lift, I don't go workout, I don't go train....I go get sexy....sexy as fwuark!!!!!!!!!
Extremely true, my gym has been infested
i swear to ****ing god I was trying to deadlift and this mother****er kept walking behind me and talking with his buddy. 5 minutes went by and this guy didnt move. I turned my music off, stood up, turned around, and said to these two ****ers "Hey guys if you dont mind im trying to move weight, so stop moving your lips and take your conversation elsewhere." I got a disgusted look since im only 19, they mustve thought im some type of douchebag lol. But seriously I've been getting really heated at this sh1t around the gym lately. ****.
I'm definitely not one to say negative things about overweight individuals that make the effort to go to the gym, but it's only admirable if they're actually doing something. A few days ago I saw a very large girl who apparently can do a split, and would like everyone possible to be fully aware of this. She positioned herself practically in the middle of the gym and sent text messages on her phone while doing a split for the better part of an hour. Every time that someone walked past her, she would look up briefly to see if they noticed her. It didn't bother me until her two friends who were nearly the same size but with faces covered in sweat from the weights that had been lifting (mainly curls and crunches but better than nothing) came up to her and said they were ready to leave whenever she was. She smugly replied "I've been ready, you guys should cut this in half or something next time." I made a mental note to be sure to find a way to give the other two some form of encouragement the next time I see them there.