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Gym & Misc Irritating people/things that annoy you in the gym II

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  1. peternorth

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    Depends on your goals and how heavy you are (as in, 2x bodyweight is far more impressive if you weigh 180kg than if you weigh 60kg)
     
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    It's not going to be impressive then
     
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    If a 60kg dude is benching 120kg I’d be very impressed
     
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    You’d be more impressed if a 180kg guy benched 30kg over the current all time record.
    And fwiw the bench press record in the 60kg class is 200kg for unequipped
     
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    I like relative strength goals myself, it evens the playing field. As a leaner guy I won't be hitting 150kg bench press anytime this life, but the few guys at my gym who do I don't see knocking out Muscle ups or heavy weighted dips, where all that body fat is a hinderance not a help.
     
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    That’s the thing though, others will have completely different goals they will prefer the extra bodyweight for a bigger bench press and have no interest in muscle ups or dips.

    People will generally gravitate to and enjoy what they are naturally good at it.
     
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    I don’t have a problem with that. I just think there’s an over emphasis on raw numbers and consider relative strength as a better comparison.
     
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    i aint benching big numbers, or any really. i think 60kgs.
     
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    In your opinion what makes a weighted dip more relative than a bench press?
     
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    Anything to do with relative strength favours smaller/lighter lifters in the same way anything to do with absolute strength favours bigger/heavier lifters.

    It may also be to do with my background (trade, warehousing etc) but I'd take the absolute strength guy over the relative strength guy any day of the week for practical applications eg guy at the company I used to work for was a bodyweight exercise machine (and funnily enough the first person to do a 1260 on roller blades and even made the cover of a video game lol) but there was know way known I'd pick him over the big 170kg islander we had working for us when it came to warehousing tasks (or if I ever had to move house).
    Outside of specific sporting contexts there's just not as much of a requirement for relative strength as there is for absolute (even considering the modern technology we have)
     
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    It would be like me at 85kgs benching 135kg saying I’m relatively stronger than a 110kg bloke benching 160kg
     
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    Waiting 10 mins to use one of the benches but one guy is literally writing his first novel on :unamused:
     
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    better than a nice waft of an 'excess consumption of protein' fart as he goes by
     
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    I'm on 70 and have been for a while. Really struggle to get the 3 x 10 out at this weight. Think I might have to mix it up with other exercises for a while and come back to it.
     
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    Why not increase the weight and drop the rep range.
     
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    reckon this weekend im gonna try do 100, 1 rep.
     
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    Make sure you raise a barbell to the Arnie poster on the wall when you crack the ton.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Holy shit.

    A guy just walked in with a stringer muscle tank that has 3 long rips (like claws) that takes up 3/4 of the ‘tank’.
     
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    Sex noises. Fmd some of the sounds coming out of these two just now..
     
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    Things that pleases me tho- the house music changes to rnb for a ******* change.
     
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    Looking forward to adding to the thread in a few hours
     
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    I went to the gym earlier - even though I'm still recovering from the late flight which got in at 2am this morning.

    I like to push reps to exhaustion point and I was up to about 8 on my 3rd set and really straining and this skinny woman runs over to spot me because she thinks I'm going to drop the whole lot.
     
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    That's nice of her.


    Hasnt there been cases of ppl dying from dropping heavy weights on themselves..
     
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    Yep - really nice of her. Turns out she's a great person. I've been giving her the evil eye for a few months because she never puts the weights back properly. Perhaps I should chill out a bit.
     
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