needs to have a 24 hour hot line.
I was at the gym today and there was this kid…probably 16 or so walking around with his arms puffed out to his side…you know…that old “invisible lat syndrome”. Anyways, he was pumping away at the leg extensions.
I walked over to him and asked if he was doing legs that day and then if he was planning on squatting. I said that since the gym only has two power racks, if he wanted, he could work in with me when he got to squats. He said cool and when he came over to work in, he started with 225 on the bar and went down maybe 4 inches. I told him he should try going deeper, to which he responded “Im a bodybuilder, not one of those strongman guys”.
I told him that he should watch any one of Ronnie or Jay’s videos and see how deep they squat. He responded to this with “I dont need to go deep because I dont want to get too big”.
It gets better, he walked off after two sets becasue he had to “train” his friend. I got a kick out of him showing his friend how to do everything the complete wrong way…including 4 inch squats, clean and curls (which, btw, he decided to brag about how much he could do to my friend…completely uninvited), dumbell fly-presses, etc.
I was getting ready to leave them gym and this guy comes up to me and asks me what kind of protein I use…I tell him where I get my whey from and he says “Yeah…I dont really take much right now, but Im going to start taking a lot of stuff so I can lean out in March.”
This kid is 5’10", 145 lbs.
I asked why he would ever want to lean out, and he said that hes doing a show in April.
I told him he should reconsider and maybe wait 3 or 4 more years because, simply put, hes not big at all.
He responded to this with “Well, Iv been training for almost 8 months now, so I think Im big enough.”
Wheres the prof. when you need him?