Almost got into a fight with a 38 year old douche at the gym today
a little background about me: I’m 21 years old, bulked from 110 to 160 last year, and I’m still trying to gain more, been going to the same shitty commercial gym(LA fitness) during off-peak hours.
Anyways, today was leg day, I had heavy box squats, bulgarian split squats, and romanian deadlifts along with some calf work on my agenda. Towards the end of the box squats this 38 year old dude, one head shorter than me, and probably 50 lbs heavier than me(probably in fat) came up to me and started talking shit about how he could “out curl, and out bench” me.
He does this shit everyday, normally I’m whatever about it, but today I politely told him, “look man, fuck off and leave me alone…hopefully when I’m your age, I’ll have better things to do than talk shit to people 17 years younger than me at 3 in the afternoon” Then after threatening me, he walked away and started talking shit to the 4 other people in the weightroom about MY lack of progress. saying stuff like: this guy does CRAZY ass exercises and he’s STILL the same size.
this guy does variations of the bench press, curls, leg extensions, and smith machine squats. that’s all i’ve seen him do
in my head, I’m like: yeah man…squats are the most unusual exercise ever.
This is the first direct confrontation I’ve had in the gym with someone, so I’m asking you, does this guy just have little-dick syndrome and feels the need to compensate by bothering people all the time, or was I being rude?
despite the bullshit, I still managed to finish my work out while he kept talking.