Alright, I’m not the biggest guy in the world but look like I’m in pretty good shape, and because of that I get approached about all things workout related. It usually starts with “what ya bench?” And when I reply I get the"I used to bench (insert made up number)" or “my cousin can…” And despite the fact I know they’re talking out their ass, I usually let it slide. But, in the last two weeks I’ve had two separate coworkers (superiors actually) tell me something so fucking stupid I couldn’t let it go.
First, the area director of my dept tried to tell me he can currently run a 4.3 40. This guy’s early 30’s, about 5’5" and maybe 150 lbs. That was so fucking stupid I had to call him out, and we ended up arguing about how my middle aged area director could keep up with a young Randy Moss in a sprint. I then of course challenged him to a sprint and he hit me with the ol’ “just did legs yesterday” routine and I could only nod and walk away. He also tried to tell me he can do 72 ( SEVENTY-TWO) pullups in a row. You can imagine my reaction to that…
Yesterday, my manager was asking about leg training. We were going over some things and he said that when he was in high school wrestling (which he told me several times he was"gifted in") that he set the school record in the squat at 650 lbs. This kid is 5’7"and 150 lbs soaking wet. “No you didn’t” fell out my mouth without even thinking, and I explained to him that that would be a world record and yada yada yada, and he started back peddling til he wound up at 5-hundo.We argued for awhile and he hit me with the “I’m pretty sure I got at least 5 hundred, 'cause I remember being really proud of that” to which I could only laugh and excuse myself.
So, either my company exclusively promotes closet physical specimens or I’m surrounded by morons.
Got any big fish gym stories to share?