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Counting Weights in Ounces

I think from now on, when someone who obviously doesn’t train wants to ask you how much you bench (because it’s never how much you squat, deadlift etc.), everyone should start answering in ounces.

I mean, they honestly don’t have any real concept of 355 vs 405, both just seem big. So from now on, i officially bench 4960 ounces.

no

here is how my conversation goes

them “How much do you bench?”

Me “I don’t”

this has resulted in the same people asking how much I squat which can be just as annoying, excerpt from a recnet conversation.

“how much do you squat”

“330 ass to grass”

“Thats it? my sisters husbands cousins mechanic can leg press 1000lbs”

See no diffrence

[quote]KO421 wrote:
no

here is how my conversation goes

them “How much do you bench?”

Me “I don’t”

this has resulted in the same people asking how much I squat which can be just as annoying, excerpt from a recnet conversation.

“how much do you squat”

“330 ass to grass”

“Thats it? my sisters husbands cousins mechanic can leg press 1000lbs”

See no diffrence[/quote]

I have had the exact same thing.

“Oh, I know this one guy who squats 1000 lbs on that machine where you lay down and push up.”

It makes me cringe every time.

Until people like that actually get under weight and squat it ass to grass they won’t understand why that’s a bigger accomplishment than any kind of leg press.I used to think the same thing before someone came tell me to take 2 45’s off and squat all the way down.I’m glad he did so.