Originally Posted by ut2010
Fat people doing crunches thinking it will help them lose their gut. You can not spot reduce fat.
I clicked on this thread to post the same thing. There's a middle-aged guy at my gym who is, in my estimation, 120 pounds overweight. And I've seen him doing multiple sets of crunches two or three times in the last week. Obviously, I can't give the guy any advice but I genuinely feel bad for him. I mean the guy is making a legitimate effort just by dragging himself to the gym every day.
Unrelated: What percentage of people at your gym do you think could bench more than they squat? Assume relatively good form on the squat, going slightly below parallel. Same rules apply to the bench. None of this half-rep crap. My friend asked me this last week and my kneejerk reaction was "WTF? None!" but now I think it's a significant percentage.