The only plates I don’t put back are the 20kg plates on the bench press bar.
Nasty habit, and probably pretty harsh, but if you can’t bench 60kg you shouldn’t be bench pressing. Do some pushups instead. Apologies.[/quote]
Why? That is dumb. Show some respect for the people that work out around you. [/quote]
I don’t mean to be ignorant, it’s just the sort of gym I started training in, the 20kg plates were just always on the bar as standard. Same at my gym now. When I trained at a couple of different gyms inbetween, it seemed strange that anyone would even bother to take them off, and most of the time they didn’t.
Why should they do pushups instead? If a gymgoer at my gym can’t bench 60kgs, then they’re lacking any sort of strength base, usually. If they’re benching less than 60kgs for a 1RM, they might as well be doing pushups - assuming they weigh in at over 60kgs (130lbs).
Don’t get your panties in a bunch, I usually find them that way too, if that’s any indication of how much the people who work out around me disagree with this practice.
That is a great rational for being lazy. Unfortunately, I doubt anyone will buy it. Just say “I’m too lazy to put away all my plates properly” and people will at least respect your honesty.
My gym is pretty awful about this in general. The last time I was there, i had to almost completely dismantle the squat rack to do squats. Some one had a step under the bar at its lowest setting with about 40 lbs of various weights on each side. I have no idea what you do with that, but it was really annoying to dismantle the step to move it, take all the weights off, reset the pegs, etc. just to do my squats. I don’t mind moving the pegs, because we all use the squat racks for several different exercises, but leaving all the weights on the bar and leaving the step right in the middle of the rack is totally uncalled for.