[quote]Professor X wrote:
People do not want to be told they are doing it wrong. I don’t say shit to people unless they come to me. The ONLY time I might say something is if the jackass is tearing up a piece of equipment I like to use and me being silent may just end up with me not being able to use that machine because they broke it. That’s it. I stopped caring whether someone injures themselves by being a jackass.
Unless you are WAYYYYYY bigger than the guy you are trying to give advice to, just shut up. Even then they don’t take criticism well…and the truth is, if you are that small, you likely don’t know what the hell you are talking about either.
How many times do newbs on this site tell us PRO BODYBUILDERS are lifting wrong? LOL![/quote]
Professor X and other similar reponses, I understand where you guys are coming from.
I understand no one wants to be told they are doing anything wrong ever and I even told the guy that I understand that (Hell i sure didn’t when i started out). But honestly I don’t see what being physically larger than him has to do with anything besides the fact that I haven’t put in the time and effort to get THAT big (With good form of course).
I never said i was a deadlift pro, but I can at least tell when someone is doing nothing but hurting themselves.
And It was probably a dick move but I was honestly just trying to save the guy from a fucked up back, and if he’ crying himself to sleep tonight from embarrassment then so be it, i probably won’t even do this again.
I also forgot to mention this is the only time i have ever done this, so don’t think i’m some punkass kid trying to tell guys bigger than me that their form is fucked up just because i’ve been on an internet forum. If anyone is doing squat rack curls or 1/8 squats i’ll be the last person to say anything.
EDIT: Didnt wanna triple post.
I thought this was a weird reaction because I’m not a threatening guy or anything and by no means big, I was just trying to help this guy not get hurt.
This is the problem. I’d be much more receptive to a rather large fellow giving me advice because his size gives me a pretty good feeling he knows what he’s talking about. If some scrawny runt comes up to me and criticizes my form I’m going to smile and nod. Then if he persists I’m going to tell him to fuck off, because there is no indication he knows good form any better than I.[/quote]
Granted, I wouldn’t come up to your giant ass in the gym in the first place. I’ve never told someone bigger than me they were fucking up. And about 99% of the time people bigger than me know what the fuck they are doing, and even if they didn’t I wouldn’t say anything. I would probably be a lot more likely to bother you with questions about your routine than be THAT form nazi.
That being said I am bigger than the guy and he was very obviously a beginner.