The gym I train at is pretty diverse. We offer strongman, powerlifting, olympic lifting, bodybuilding, pilates, yoga, kidsfit, basketball, women’s only workouts, cardio, you name it we have it. So you can see and hear all types in the weightroom. I train for strength sports so I’m found on the platform and squat rack primarily. I rarely go over to the dumbbell rack and mirrored areas.
But yesterday while I am resting between set of squats I overhear a conversation about gloves. A guy telling another guy about the merits of his new workout gloves, how he found them on consumer reports as the best model and that at $40 he got a smoking deal. He said his old pair rip easily and must not be designed for hardcore workouts! This is a guy whom I never seen squat, deadlift, clean, or even do bent rows. His workouts consist of partial rep 205 bench presses and biceps.
One more thing, if you bench press less than 200 pounds, never squat deep or deadlift, and weigh less than 150, I do not want to hear about what supplements you are taking! Invest that money in beef, potatoes, milk, and an internet connection so you can learn how to train correctly!