Professor X wrote:
I’ve seen guys do this. They are usually the smallest people in the gym also. I have always thought it was their way of being noticed. They wouldn’t stand out otherwise so they make a show of every training session even though it is clear they are just showing off.
At least it is better than this one guy I used to see wearing pink leg warmers who used to dance and sing whenever that Cher song, “do you believe in life after love” would come on.
The fact that they played that song is what made me first buy headphones. The fact that he danced to it is what made me start looking at the ground and pretending I was alone.
Haha Prof. X you crack me up every time… except this time. Put your ignorance to the side for a second and think about something: Unlike your one and only reason for existence (to get as big as possible at all costs), some people may have different reasons for training.
The small guy in the gym, for arguments sake, may be 175lbs, may (now don’t freak out, I know it goes against everything you ever have believed) want to stay at that weight!! GASP!
Little thing called weight classes X, he is training for his sport, in this case martial arts or some hybrid. He doesn’t want to get big, he wants to be able to beat up other people in his weight class and punks like you who think big people rule the world.
Case and point: Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver, Genki Sudo (defeated 300+ Eric Eshe), Mark Hommnick, Takanori Gomi, and the list goes on of sub 175lbs guys who would destroy you X.
Little respect for the little guys ONCE in a while.[/quote]
Some guy doing sidekicks into the air in front of the dumbbell rack and then taking time to flex a little…and then doing some shadow boxing before doing some more curls is not “helping his training”. His size isn’t the issue. It is just that it seems that the smaller guys are the only one who feel the need to do this so everyone watching will think they know how to fight…shadows.
I understand that any time someone doesn’t acknowledge the skinny guys, the alarm sounds in “skin and bones” central and you all unite into one huge karate/BJJ Voltron-like creature capable of beating up all men with arms bigger than yours, but give us a break.
Playing pretend Bruce Lee in the middle of 24 Hour Fitness in order to impress everyone else (ignoring that there is an a huge empty aerobics room at night if the goal was to actually do some training on his moves) isn’t fooling anyone.
Put Voltron back in the box. The situation is under control.