I was at the gym last night and after my training, I was talking to my friend that works there as a personal trainer. He is one of the few personal trainers that actually looks like he knows what he is talking about and is not afraid of hard, basic heavy work (Squats, Deadlifts, Barbell Rows etc.).
Anyway, he was telling me about his latest program for his next phase of training and he said "If I don't do anything else, I will always have deadlifts in my plans." which made me feel good to hear. We were standing near some of the "Bench and Biceps" boys. You know the type, huge upper bodies, but they have to wear long pants to cover up their lack of legs. Typical lightbulb build. Anyway, my friend made a comment to them that they should try some deadlifts in their rountines. In other words, he was starting shit again.
One of the crew turned to him and said, "I don't do those, they're too much work."
WTF? I was dumbfounded that he would even say that. What made it worse is that his crew all nodded their heads in agreement.
My friend continued by saying "What about squats?"
He came back with "Those are too much work too. I don't do those either." Again, the rest of the crew nodded in agreement.
At this point, I said, "Basically, you don't do any foundation work. That's like having an oak door with aluminum foil hinges and paper clips for pins." I laughed as they all scratched their heads trying to figure out the analogy. We both walked away after that to talk about his home gym he is designing.
I don't understand this concept of not wanting to do hard work in the gym. When you go to the gym, isn't it called "Working out"? Did they think that was just a saying and it doesn't require work. What morons! Unfortunately, gyms across this country seem to be populated with them.