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Wisdom from the Free Weight Area


#1

We all know that's where the really smart kids are.

So I overheard this pearl of wisdom yesterday. When asked why this kid was jumping from one stupid pussy exercise to the next, he answered: "I don't have a training schedule. Schedules hamper your progress".


#2

O..o

and that is why he will never make any progress and probably be jumping around on the same machines, at the same weight, in a years time...


#3

LOL you didnt know that? noob.


#4

Last Fri. night I went into the weight room and there was this guy standing on a bosu ball with 15 lb. db's in his hands, swinging his arms and thrusting his pelvis in what I can only describe as a Nordic Track motion. He was really going at it. I had to consciously try not to stare.

So I grabbed my 40 lb. db's and started doing presses on the bench next to him. I'm still a newbie and know this isn't exactly impressive. But then this big guy in an Army shirt with a VERY impressive physique walks in and just stops dead, looking at both of us, and starts laughing like a hyena. I had to stop lifting, I couldn't help but giggle.

The poor bosu ball guy ended up leaving. I felt kinda bad.


#5

I guess this would be Squat Rack Curls, Vol. 2.

"Schedules hamper progress"... Hilarious


#6

That's pretty funny. I wonder if he also believes that working too hard will also hamper your progress.


#7

I don't want to get too big.


#8

Awesome.


#9

This is what happens when dumb people hear other lifters talking. That sounds like he misinterpreted, "I don't have a set schedule" as meaning, "I just walk into the gym and do whatever I see first".


#10

Some guy at school yesterday told me that working with less than 6 reps was bad because my muscles would grow like balloons and that I had to work with 10+ reps to build definition. I didn't know where to start the argument so I just walked away.


#11

haha. There's a guy at my gym who does shit like this. He's always standing on one leg on that 1/2 bosu doing everything from 5lb db presses to cable rows...all on the bosu ball on one leg.


#12

Did he mention how that would be a bad thing?


#13

I like your Avatar.

"I took creatine and protein once, but I just got too big."

By far the best one I've heard so far.


#14

I asked someone why he wasn't doing real, full ROM shrugs (just more of a twitching motion), and he replied that he only wanted to build up the upper traps. I asked him what the upper traps were, and he replied "The things that make them look big".


#15

If he had big traps then he knew what he was talking about.

Your upper traps are what people notice from the front making them "

"

People shouldn't have to go into some pseudo-scientific jargon in a gym just to get a point across.


#16

Dude, do you want fucking HELIUM in your muscles? DO YOU?!?!?

I'LL POP EM'!


#17

"In my pump class I do like 30 dumbbell press above my head. I see all the guys over in the weights section only do like 2 or 3. My workout is way harder than theirs."

  • Brother's Girlfriend.

I didn't respond.


#18

He was about 6'1" and 160lbs. He was even smaller than me.


#19

You should learn how to do non-commital grunt-mumbles; then you might not have to walk away.

Him: Working with less than 6 reps is bad.
You: Hmhmm.
Him: Your muscles would grow like balloons.
You: Umhmm.


#20

Retard A: "My arms are so big now, bro" (sub 10" no jokekid weighed like 100 pounds)

Me: Was that a joke?

Retard b:"you don't know anything about lifting, you don't even play baseball"

Me: You mean I don't compete in powerlifting, and move more weight then both of you combined?

Retard A: That's not real strength, I bet you aren't good at sports

me: Are you joking? I don't play your sports, I play mine.

Retard b: You aren't even strong, I bet I can lift more then you (while pressing 20 pound dumbells. Very fat kid)

I don't even want to continue