So I was at the YMCA yesterday around noon finishing up my workout when I saw a group of three kids (couldn't have been more then sixteen) trying to bench. The kids couldn't have weighed more than 140 soaking wet with clothes on and they were trying to put up 135 for reps.
The first guy did one decent rep and then his body went all over the bench tryin to get up the next 6 reps. his feet were coming off the ground and it looked like he was just trying not to die. The next kid got under the bar and was not able to do one decent rep. His feet were also up in the air and at one point the left half of his body was at a 45 degree angle to the bench.
The third young man had enough sense to drop the weight down to 100 lbs. He too, didn’t have fantastic form, but he was able to get the 7 reps off without looking like the “Keystone Cops” trying to lift.
My question for my brothers and sisters is this, should I have gone over and very politely offered training advice? I wasn’t in a rush to go anywhere, so I had some time to spare with these young men, I just didn’t know if it was my place to do so. Would you, as an experienced lifter given advice, and to the new lifters, would you have wanted advice from someone you don’t know from Adam?