Here's some options for the OP if he wants to go about solving this conundrum he finds himself in:
slit the guy's fucking throat
get a new gym membership somewhere else
don't talk to him anymore
print out your initial posting and read it aloud to him (you fucking pussy)
Notice that nowhere on that list did it say "throw a hissy fit over the Interent". And a little bit more advice: get an avatar that doesn't make you look like a sopping wet douche if you're gonna start a thread where you cry and piss and moan about some guy who's a total douchebag.
Also, the guy's advice doesn't sound like it's nearly as off-the-mark as you make it sound. First of all, compound movements when done without proper form certainly are dangerous. I suspect that there are a lot of other douches in your gym who aren't prepared for heavy compound lifts and I wonder if this was the context in which he made that comment. Secondly, powerlifting can definitely destroy your body. Ever heard a laundry list of Jim Wendler's injuries throughout the years? Regarding dieting; yeah, it's bad advice to tell a fatass to eat whatever he wants, but I suspect that he was trying to get at this: that whatever food you eat doesn't mean shit if you don't do cardio and if you do enough cardio you probably can stay relatively in shape without obsessively worrying about limiting your carbs. Lastly, while I wouldn't say that dips are inherently bad, I know plenty of people who avoid them because they tend to irritate their shoulder capsules. So they're bad for some, it would seem.
Looks like you're the douche, you judgmental fucking prick. Where do you get off acting all high and mighty like you know everything about everything related to weightlifting? What gives you the gall to get on here and start ranting and raving about idiots at a gym like a soft-brained mongoloid on her period instead of actually going up to these people and having the fucking bottle to vocalize all this straight to their face? You goddamned simpleton. It drives you up the wall to see some skinny dude struggling to bench? Well, go over and help him and maybe impart some of the wisdom that you've gleaned throughout your weightlifting odyssey. Don't like watching a fat fuck doing db triceps kickbacks and eccentric fly-to-champagne presses with the pink dumbbells, eh? Why, because he's going about everything all wrong? Well, then set him straight, offer to help him reach his goals, show him a couple of new (to him) movements or some different techniques and approaches to losing some weight. If the gym owner is such the ignorant barnacle that you make him out to be, they certainly can't rely on him for proper advice.
So if you aren't helping these people at all and you just stare at them in disgust without offering assistance, YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM YOU FUCKING DISEASE-RIDDEN MOTHERFUCKING PIECE OF SHIT ASS-PIRATE!!!!!!! GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE UNTIL YOU CAN COME BACK AND SHARE A STORY ABOUT HOW YOU HELPED SOMEONE RATHER THAN JUST SNEERED FROM ACROSS THE ROOM LIKE THE ELITIST FUCKING PUNK YOU ARE, YOU STUPID LITTLE TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And now to redirect this thread. I've been helping a friend get into shape since the beginning of the year. He was one of those guys who used to lift like twice a week and had no clue what he was doing, had never squatted or deadlifted in his life and his best 1rm on benchpress was about 150lbs. But, he wanted to get into shape and started talking about some new stuff he wanted to start doing. For what his goals were, he was going about it all wrong, and he was nowhere near being ready to start some intermediate-level bodybuilding workout that focused on a lot of slow negatives, strip sets and that sort of thing.
So rather than get on here and rant and rave about what a fucking idiot he is and how I HATE motherfuckers who don't know shit about weightlifting and so on, I told him that what he was planning on doing was counter-productive to his goals (becoming stronger,faster, more athletic and getting bigger being a distant fourth goal) and that if he was willing to commit to several days a week and could work around my schedule, he was more than welcome to work out with me at my home where I have a squat rack, bench and all that good shit. We started with just practicing form on the main compound lifts with an empty barbell and doing a LOT of mobility work. After learning how to deadlift off of pins and how to squat off of a box from above parallel, he's started doing actual deadlifts and squats (with proper depth, good form) about a month ago. I've got him started on 5/3/1 now and although he can only squat something like 125 lbs, the first time he squatted with a barbell on his back he fell over, so he's made a lot of progress. Up next: learning the Oly lifts.......
Anyone else got any stories like this to share? Anyone else actually doing something to help the less-knowledgeable out there?