I’m not going to go off half-cocked because I don’t know the entire story, but why couldn’t you let the guy work in? I’d have to say I might be pissed too if I knew that I could easily get in a set and return it before your rest is over. Especially if it’s the only dumbell with that weight.
- My rests are 60 seconds, timed.
- Grab either heavier or lighter weights and hammer out some reps. It wont kill you. I wasnt using the 150db so he had other options.
- Isn’t that like asking someone doing squats if they could use THAT 45 lb plate on the bar?
I am the last person to get worked up about gym etiquette so I just thought this was weird. Working in on a exercise is one thing - asking for my weights I am using so I can stop training and watch you lift them is another.
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Hey, that’s cool. That’s why I didn’t fly off the handle w/o information. I agree, in that case, sharing wasn’t really an option. I just know that if my rest periods are longer, or if I see someone taking a little more time than necissary I have no problem asking to “work in”, always returning weight to original amount if necessary.
As far as the “borrowing that 45 analogy”, no I don’t think it’s the same, but I understand what you are trying to convey.
BTW, good job on being strict on your rest and staying focused on the matter at hand.