I didnt post on that thread because I didnt feel like starting an internet penis measuring contest, but as long as we are directly asking…
I train with some pretty strong guys, 2 bench over 550 raw, and 5 bench over 400 raw. In shirts we have an 800, a 700, a 600 and 4 500 benchers. Rare is the time that anyone screams or gets too fired up. One of the biggest changes in my training over the last year is how infrequently I now get fired up for a big training lift. To me, it’s a waste of energy.
Assuming that they are doing full ROM and that theyre repping, 143lb DBs are pretty impressive. But it’s just not necessary. I think both sides are wrong - the members for complaining instead of either, a) ignoring it or b) saying something to them, and I think it’s pretty juvenile to act that way in the gym. A lot of fun, for sure, but come on, this isnt a meet, and you arent surrounded by other lifters…[/quote]
I am always fascinated when we are getting ready for a meet and I get finished spotting somebody repping 700 plus in the squat, not making any noise other than the clank of the plates and the bar hitting the rack when finished, and look over and see some goofball doing dumbbell presses with the 100’s yelling and screaming and throwing them on the ground.
Give me a break.