- 08-16-2010, 11:11 AM
- 08-16-2010, 11:17 AM
I do, quite often. I always do when I'm getting a weight up, like for decline dumbbell bench, ect. It makes me feel beastly when I do. haha
08-16-2010, 11:18 AM
let me make a quick follow-up on this to clarify that over-grunting or grunting to get noticed is totally not cool and is an indication of tool-bagery or a high level of doucheness.
every gym has the guys that put a 45 on each side of the bar and start grunting right after the first rep progressivly getting louder as the go from 1 - 6 reps!
but i think if you're really putting up some weight (at my state im talking 250+ on bench) sometimes a little grunt at the end of set can really help get that weight back up to the rack.
now that being said i think there are some exercises that grunting is never ok on...
-most anything that uses a pulley system
08-16-2010, 11:19 AM
i find myself doing it mostly on bench exercises and chest flys with 85-100 lbs ususally. i dont really grunt unless im really putting it up...at least...i dont think i do...
maybe thats why all those people are always staring at my shaking thier heads and cursing... (-:
08-16-2010, 12:09 PM
I let one go near the end of some sets. Mainly things like DLs and squats when I get to my higher weight(s) (I dunno if it's a GRUNT, but it's some kind of exertion noise, lol). I mainly DB press and less benching, but I still make some noise at the end of those.
Today was shoulder/traps, and I don't think I grunted once... MAYBE on the last set of shrugs to get it up.
08-16-2010, 12:32 PM
08-16-2010, 12:48 PM
08-16-2010, 12:52 PM
Yes lots but only on my 'heaviest' lifts which of course relative so I probably seem like a **** tithe guy that's twice my size who warms up at my max lol
08-16-2010, 12:56 PM
a couple of things about grunting......i do it, not loud, but i do it.
i do it towards the end of a set if i need to not just cause.
i don't minds others doing it with what i call light weight becuase what's light for me might be heavy for them and i am in no position to tell you what is heavy, nor is anyone else
08-16-2010, 12:59 PM