Wow… Thats all I can say. I will no longer be working out with him.
Things he did in our small gym. (1 cable tower, 2 benches and a bunch of dumbells.)So small that I am within 8 feet of him at ALL times.
-Grunter- He screams from rep 1-15. If he can do 15 reps, he doesnt need to scream on his first.
-Dropping plates- On the cable tower, after every rep he slams the plates together.
So far I have a pattern of this.
Rep 1- Scream- CLANK
Rep 2- SCREAM- CLANK
Rep 3- SCREAM LOUDER- CLANK
I noticed that he does a 1x15 pattern for every workout.
Did every bicep exercise I could think of. 4 different variations of rows. and 3 variations of bench, including one I had never even seen before which he incorperated a crunch for his abs.
I tried to explain to him the benefits of a 3x8 or something similar, but he said that after 15 he feels a good pump. I then tried to explain what it means to have a good routine that only works 1 group once. No need to do 3 different types of bench in 1 sitting, then do pulldowns, then 4 types of rows, then dips. And I told him about proper bench form, and how it doesnt include a crunch at the end. He informed me he had been training for 2 years(small guy, benching 100 or so) and that I dont need to explain stuff to him. Even asked him if he does any legs… “my legs are strong enough already, I used to do them all the time when I started” Then told me that “muscles just dont go away” when I tried to explain to him that just because he squatted 200 2 years ago, doesnt mean that he could today.
Anybody else have an experience with a buddy talking you into workout out together, then doing stuff like this? I wont be working out with him anymore, needless to say.