[quote]Uncle Gabby wrote:
I enjoy compliments, but I’m so sick of “How much do you bench?” Which for the average western slob is the vanguard for all fitness, apparently. I’m so sick of having to explain to people that just having a big bench number doesn’t mean you have a great looking body, which is the goal.
I tell them that I can bench the whole bar. But not without a spotter![/quote]
The worst is when someone says “How much are you benching now, like 400lbs?” I am not small but if I saw me I wouldn’t think 400 bench, a 400lb RAW bench at my weight class would be up there in rankings I would imagine… Of course the 4 man bench (one person “benching” 3 people that are really good at upright rows) has skewed a lot of what most people think is a good bench…
When people ask me how much I bench I simply reply “I don’t” which is mostly true, I rarely bench and never ME on the lift. (Not an event in strongman!)
I have had a few people ask me how much I squat or deadlift, if someone asks you that you can automatically assume they are OK.
Regarding people giving compliments I make sure to not leave my house for 3-6 months so people only see me once in a great while, this ensures (hopefully) I look bigger! HAHA I am joking… sort of… Damn I need a life.