Lonnie, I can top that:
Today in my gym I saw a guy doing shrugs at the shrug bench, and his spotter was lying down on the bench and pushing up to help the guy doing shrugs! I swear, the spotter was doing almost all the work! The shrugs were almost entirely assisted; he barely looked like he was lifting the bar.
And don’t get me started on the guys who don’t want the knurling to rip up their delicate hands, so that do flyes by gripping the elbows of a partner who actually holds the DBs.
Good times, good times.
Yeah dude, I’ve actually seen both of those things being done.
I’ve also seen this really weird exercise that I’m pretty sure is part of a Jedi training regime: Guy A(we’ll call him Jim) is kind of squatting down and holding on to a bar that’s just laying on the floor. Guy B (obviously the one doing all the mind exercises - we’ll call him Slick) is behind Jim, apparently doing nothing. But then Jim’s face starts to get red. Slick had obviously done something with his powers. Then, (and this is what’s really cool) the bar that Jim is holding starts to FLOAT OFF THE GROUND! When it gets to just above Jim’s knees, he starts to shake real badly. Slick gets real close to Jim and hugs him. Actually, I think he might have been humping him. Anyway, The barbell flies down and Jim beats Slick with a nearby kettlebell. Obviously, Slick hasn’t mastered the Force yet.