The original SRC thread got too big and locked. The second died because people kept creating random one-off threads for their gym tomfoolery.
Time for lucky number 3. New Years is coming up, so I expect a lot of good stories to be popping up soon. I’m only at a temporary gym while I’m home for the holidays, but it seemed like New Years came early for a few people…
First great one came from what looked like a boyfriend/girlfriend combo. Neither of them are too big, but I’m not judging them on that. The girl sits on a bench rack, the guy sets up to spot her, and tells her how to set up. Tells her to reach in front of her as far as she can so that her shoulders will be loose on the bench, and when she’s pressing he makes sure she’s right around the collar bone for the ENTIRETY of the press. The bar is going all over the place, in terms of one arm moving forward/backward/up/down out of phase with the other, and then the guy makes her rack the bar on the top hooks, despite the fact that when she locks out the bar she’s at least 3" below the hook… Kept my eye on them from the decline bench I was on, ready to intervene if he had her doing anything more dangerous.
Next up is another boyfriend/girlfriend combo, I think. This wasn’t him helping her lift so much as him trying to show off from what I saw. He starts curling a fixed BB, and has her punch him in the chest between reps. Then he has her put her hand on his chest and uses her arm as a guide to do half curls. Later on I saw him actually having her use some equipment. He had her doing single-arm cable tricep presses (imagine you’re doing a Tomahawk at a sports game), throwing her whole arm/body behind each rep.
And then some guy was doing walking high kicks up and down the floor with some sprints. Right in front of the main gym door and on the stretch of mat that goes from the door to the check in to the lockerooms.