So I was doing close-grip bench presses tonight and some dude (now I’m only 170 lbs or so, but this dude was about 30 pounds less than me) comes up to me and says:
“you’re doing it wrong, you should…” and he began to show where to put my hands.
I very quickly pointed to my triceps and slapped them to indicate I was working them…not my chest.
Then I gave hime the “You’re dismissed” motion.
After, I thought there must be some way I could have had a good laugh, but I still get blanks on what I could have done.
So now 5’8" 170lb guys at 20%bf are rude jackasses dismissing people in the gym. Your mom must be proud.
Here’s a novel idea, instead of being a jerk–which, by the way, I doubt anything like this happened or you replied in any way like you claim–how about you explain to the guy 30lbs less than you what you are doing and why.
So why don’t you just call him a liar ? what if it has not happened to u, it has never happened, why does he have to explain anything and disrupt his concentration for another gym dickhead who has invaded his personal space.
Your mom must be proud as well.
My mother is actually quite proud of me. I am kind and considerate of others who may or may not know as much as I on a given subject. I don’t mind helping people and taking a little time out of my day to do so. Granted, if I’m in the middle of a serious workout, I may say I don’t have the time right now, but I never am dismissive nor do I look down on those who ask genuinely for any help.
I’ve been working out for almost 20yrs–10 very seriously–and have never had someone come up to me as I was about to lif or in the middle of my lift to discuss my lift or correct my form. These posts are getting more and more ridiculous. They want to be some tough guy know-it-all who is really working hard and is all serious and stuff. Truth is–if you are and if you look like you are training, I don’t see why someone would come up to you and start correcting you. Certainly not someone 30-40-50-100lbs weaker.[/quote]
Look dude…you don’t know me and I don’t know you. have you ever been out of the country for a time? have you ever experienced a different culture and people?
You’d be surprised what people do in different cultures that you’d never have done to you in your country of origin.
Well, I hate to tell you bro…but it indeed happened. In fact, it’s happened more than once to me since I’ve been here.
I think they truly wanted to help out, even to the point of not thinking their action through…just to try to talk to the foreigner.
Sometimes I feel like I’m a zoo attraction…but that is another story altogether.
What you have experienced may not reflect what happens to others, you know.
In fact, I’d bet that many others here have had things like this happen too…and to people much bigger/stronger than me (I remember reading other threads about it).
I have no reason to lie…then again you don’t know that.
Now you can choose to believe it or not.