Sorry guys just alittle rant from good ole Josh… Well I just got back from the gym (wellness center) where I witnessed some of the dumbest shit I?ve seen there yet.
Let me start by stressing this is a wellness center that is ran in partnership with the local hospital and although they have free weights its kinda the forgotten area of the facility. They have replaced every piece of equipment in the building except in the weight room, its gotten so bad they don?t even show it on most tours of the place.
Well needless to say the equipment we have is limited at best and honestly what is there is usually worn-out and bent, that was with the exception of one bar we loving called our bench bar.
So with that in mind here is my rant/story… Well we have a hoss of BOY that comes in about every 2 weeks and trys to show us all some great feat of strength, usually with very poor form but none the less he still can move some decent weight for a kid that only hits the gym 2 or 3 time a month.
So today must have been leg week or something cause he starts with squats, not in the power rack with safeties and stuff, just off the open squat rack thing that every one elses uses as a curl rack or to pull rack pulls from. Why I don?t know, no one was using the power rack and its in decent working order.
We all continued our shoulder workouts without to much attention while his proceeded to crank out some 1/4 squats with 315, then some 1/8 squats with 405, racking it too high after each set so that he had to unrack it on his tippytoes for the next set.
About this time I hear him coming over to me as I select my next weights for my arnolds, he ask for a spot - I say sure, for what? He points to the rack, loaded with 585lbs on the bar, I say what do you want me to do, squat that for you? Ha! I can?t squat 585 for anymore than a partial myself but hey I?m not the about to try it either.
He laughs and says no, I can get it, I just feel more comfortable with a spotter, so sure I?ll watch ya do your little 1/16 squat with some heavy weight no prob…
This is where it gets me pissed, as we walk over to the rack I tell him he should be in the power rack with the safeties set in case he misses with this much weight and only me spoting. He blows me off and says he doesn?t like to see him self or some bullshit and sets up under the bar.
Now he has a bench under his ass as if he is going to box squat this thing! This makes it hard for me to spot him but I do the best I can and he assures me he has gotten this before. (not even close by my judgment but I don?t argue).
So up on the tipply toes to unrack the almost 600lbs well needless to say it didn?t go well, he finally unracked it took one step back, bent his knees and then dumped it over his head. I was behind him ready to catch him if he looked like he was struggling on the way back up but damn it happened so fast I think he did it on purpose just to get attention!
Well the bar is toast it was bent so badly it wouldn?t even roll. And this dick weed thought it was funny! I amost bent it the rest of the way around his damn neck! First if you are going to attempt a new PR fine do it in the power rack with the safeties set so you can bail easily or have atleast 3 spotters.
Second don?t attempt something that is WAY out of your league! And third DON?T FUCKING LAUGH WHEN YOU DESTROY THE ONLY EQUIPMENT WE HAVE!!!
My fear is this will give the management the leverage they have been looking for to restrict us even more from using the weight room, we are the ones that show up everyday and use the equipment not the bread and butter that pays and never shows up.
They don?t want us there anyway and this dick rash gives them 1 more reason to get rid of the weights and use the room for more swiss balls and stretchy rubber things. Not to mention there is no fucking way they will replace our beloved bench bar. Damn I need to go home and hit the heavy bag tonight!
Sorry guys, had to get that out…