I pulled a moron maneuver yesterday at the gym that I posted about in my log. This got me thinking. We all have a million stories about the tools we see in the gym (See squat rack curls). Isn’t it great when we’re the idiot?
Yesterday I tore a callous off my left hand doing deadlifts and wanted to work out more so I decided to finish up with high box squats. Last Sunday I had done them with a trainer and got to 275. I thought if I only went to 225 that would be way easy and safe-ish.
One of the reasons I love my gym is that it isn’t crowded and yesterday it was me and one other guy (wearing an ipod) in the weight room. On my second rep I got pinned to the box and I had no idea how to get off. I just sat there holding the weight on my back. I was afraid to go forward to hit the rack so I just sat there watching myself go redder and redder waiting to have a stroke, listening to the voice in my head saying fuck, fuck, fuck I’m such a retard.
I had to yell loud and repeatedly to get the guys attention. I finally got it and he was easily able to pull the weight off me.
The worst part is that he then proceeded to tell me how dangerous squats are and at Family Fitness they have a machine that you can use to squat and it’s much safer. I said, “you mean a smith machine?” That’s the one! he says. Since I was just rescued after pulling a moron move, I was hardly in a position to argue.
Next time, I’ll use the rubber weights and just let it drop.
So I can’t be the only one that’s looked like a twat working out. Who else has a story of their own gym stupidity?
ps. the guy is probably on here somewhere posting about the stupid lady at the gym yesterday.