There’s this really annoying grunter at the gym I go to. Guy looks like an average American, his strength is on the low side, and he grunts on nearly every rep of every exercise he performs. Leg press with 3 plates, hack squats with 1 plate, SLDLs with 1 plate…GRUNT GRUNT GRUNT.
I happened to be doing a set of SLDLs right before he did his set. I did over twice the weight he was using (he had 135) and I didn’t grunt or make any audible noise. He did his set shortly after and was grunting from rep 1, and I noticed his last 3 reps are always really fucking loud. I stood there facing him head-on and gave him a WTF look while he was in his set.
I had the urge to ask “How many reps does the grunting give you?” but decided I’d ask T-Nation before I do anything stupid. Maybe I’ll start wearing headphones. I might need the big headphones that cancel out all outside noise.