We all know the kids who don’t know much other than “check out my bicep” and “look at me bench,” the kid who lists his middle name as “Shemxy” on Facebook and is constantly updating his albums with pictures of him “pumped” after lifting.
I’m typically good at ignoring stupidity, but when this kid is lodged in with a group of friends who graduated two years ago and I still like to see at parties - I can’t just ignore him and talk to everyone else.
(CORRECTION: He’s a Junior, year younger than me. I mixed him up with his brother. HOWEVER, I still talk to him and his friends so I can’t dodge it but thats not my issue. He wants to be a footballer, which is cool and all, and I’m not here to tell him how to train. I just want to expose (not force) him to proper lifting, I feel like he’s missing out on a lot.)
He caught wind I’ve been involved in lifting - then proceeds to perpetually ask questions (in other words, won’t stop talking about their ‘lifting’ and gains) - what does one do? He will not shut up about his arms, he won’t stop talking about certain supplements (OMG I TOOK THREE SCOOPS OF [blahblahblah] AND I WAS SO AMPED BRAH], and he thinks he’s made of lead.
I don’t think this kid knows a single “leg” movement other than the curl, extension, and legpress. Btw, he “gets all the chicks” by letting him know he legpresses 700. Dude is SWOLE, I tell you.
I don’t want to blast this kid, I want to help him. I don’t want to make him look retarded by telling him he needs to shut up and squat (at least not directly say that).
This is a Facebook conversation from a short while ago:
(this occured under a photo album where his description was “added 4 inches on the bicep.”)
As you can see, I eventually gave up and left the conversation neutral - I let him do whatever he does and didn’t wanna start anything. I poked through some other pictures, and someone asked what his “core lifts” were at.
He asked “what are core lifts” so his friend kindly told him “bench, squat, deadlift.”
“bench is 225
squat is like 205 cuz i think i ripped a damned quad muscle…nd i just recovred.
dead lift is 250”
I’m sorry, but he benches more than he squats? Something tells me he’s not really squatting.
Also, for the lullz, notice his profile picture. I’m not butthurt here, I just wanna know how to coerce my fellow neanderthal meathead friends into getting off the bench and under the squat-rack. I may not be able to get him to stop posting retarded pseudo-poses on facebook every few days, but at least I’ll know he’s not being retarded in the gym.
I wouldn’t mind someone to lift with or talk to that did something other than bicep curls, maybe this one has potential. Again, I’m not talking down to him - a lot of people start out with the vanity lifting, and I’m not here to force him into anything, I just want to make sure he knows squatting can’t hurt his goals. If anything, it can help him reach them faster.