How often do you correct a stranger's form?
- 01-24-2013, 04:14 PM
- 01-24-2013, 04:18 PM
I know we're already 24 days into the new year, but shouldn't most people trying to stick to their resolutions at least feign some interest in doing things better. Granted 75% of them will drop out in another 2 weeks but still.
01-24-2013, 05:51 PM
01-24-2013, 06:06 PM
01-24-2013, 06:20 PM
The guys that try to give me tips at the gym are always the ones who have the worst form I've ever seen.
They're curls look like a back workout.
01-24-2013, 07:01 PM
01-24-2013, 07:02 PM
I posed this question on my facebook performance page...but I want to pose it here too.
Which is more annoying:
Crossfitters in commercial gym who take up nearly ever squat rack and barbell for 30 minutes and only spend about 45 seconds using each.
Psuedo-Jersian shore dudes wearing shirts cut from the armpit to the hip curling in the squat rack???
01-24-2013, 07:06 PM
01-24-2013, 07:07 PM
I like seeing the wanna be bad ass jersey shore guys tho....makes me laugh
01-24-2013, 07:28 PM
I go back and forth on this. When I see someone using awful form to the point that injury could easily occur or they're teenagers, I step in to offer assistance, but not technique advice. If it's someone doing half reps thinking they own the gym, I just laugh to myself.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
01-24-2013, 08:16 PM
01-24-2013, 09:14 PM
01-24-2013, 10:27 PM
I wish I had some of you guys in my gym to correct my form. If it makes me a more efficient lifter/ less likely to injury, then hurt my feelings. Please?
01-24-2013, 10:57 PM
01-25-2013, 09:52 AM
Haha, me too actually. The Jersey persuasion has reached Kentucky...I see a lot of kids at the UK gym trying to show off their underactive serrati.
Did I mention I like your sig before? And now your avatar. I always use the Rondo's dunk over Dwight Howard when discussing power expression or agility in strength and conditioning class.
01-25-2013, 10:40 AM
the second doesn't bother me....it seems like everyone in my gym does whatever they want in the squat rack, so it's normal for bb'ers, strongmen, powerlifters, and regular guys all do whatever in the squat racks
the worst ppl are the powerlifters who have six gym bags, 3 bench shirts, 16 pairs of knee and wrist wraps, and a new belt for every set...their crap takes up half of the benches and most of the space between equipment making it hard grab plates
and olympic style lifters dropping weights like idiots! at night no one seems to mind....but in the mornings theirs a few guys that chase that nonsense right out of the gym
01-25-2013, 11:28 AM
01-25-2013, 06:28 PM
01-26-2013, 04:15 AM
I'd correct that 120 lb kid doing arms everyday.. Benching only 2 inches from the top, and squatting real high.. Just because they don't know any better, and we all started as noobs as well, listening to any stupid advise that some other scrawny dude tells you to do. As for the big guys that's been training for awhile, leave em be. They probably have some real reason behind their terrible form.
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