So the past couple of weeks in the gym I've been pushing it really hard (or trying to) to increase my strength on lifts, and it seems that this effort is just alien to most people in there.
An example; I psyche myself up before my all out set to make sure I can really give it all I have, and I just get funny looks from others.
I would actually say im holding back a little some of the time, just so these fuckers don't go complaining to the gym owner. It's not like im screaming, i'm just grunting on the last couple of reps to get them out.
Just because I'm only squatting 340lb doesn't mean i'm not trying as hard as the huge fucker squatting 565lb. Are people really that fucking concerned of how the appear to others in the gym, rather than giving it everything they have?
I currently train at a place called 'monster gym', which is far from what the name suggests now. I've been complained at now for leaving 1 plate either side of an olympic bar, or wearing my ipod (because i might not realise how much noise id make).
I mean fuck. 1) I don't care about how much noise I make (I don't even make that much!), I just want to set a PR every day, and 2) who can get really intense to fucking shitty club music?
I'd love to train at a garage or powerlifting gym and be able to do shit like Matt kroc does, to really push myself as far as I could.
Does anyone else feel like they are having to hold back to 'fit in' with the atmosphere of their gym?