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Old 04-24-2017, 10:39 PM   #25326
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Short guy with enormous quads doing the most incredible yelling with each rep at the squat rack. I don't usually care even though it can be startling when you are not prepared.

He had headphones on and was yelling "****!!!" On every rep. Then he wrapped up and got a spotter and did a clean rep of 595. The scream he gave out made the guy at the front desk come running thinking he got hurt.

The best part is when he was doing the eff word reps a salesperson was giving a tour to a prospect couple. The worst part is it was a nice day so a lot of little kids were walking through on their way to the pool with their family and were exposed to it.

It would be impossible to be louder, for reference.
Once had an opera singer in my gym (YWCA in Manhattan) who would literally belt out "LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! " after finishing a lift, like the same as if you said, "Yes!" That dude was pretty ****ing loud!
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:05 PM   #25327
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Deadlifts and squats are slowly becoming hot in some commercial gyms in China. There's this 145'ish lbs Chinese PT in my gym who deadlifts about 225 and always uses as many small plates as possible, then yells out a bunch of broken English "YEAP!!!" "USH!!!!" "COM ON BABY" - then does his rounded back 2 plate lift, then yells again: "WHOO!!!" and violently takes off his belt. Every single time.

It's pretty funny.
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:19 AM   #25328
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I really have no idea how this came to pass, but today I watched a small female trainer trying to get a fat old guy to do headstands. I'm talking a 5'10 240lb dude well into his 50s. It didn't even seem like he had the mobility to get his wrists/elbows/shoulders anywhere close to a position that would facilitate a headstand, much less the proprioception or strength... and watching this small female trainer try and help him get and stay vertical was pretty mind blowing.
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:43 PM   #25329
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No video seems like a failure, but it does sound pretty funny.
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:53 PM   #25330
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violently takes off his belt
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Old 04-28-2017, 01:27 PM   #25331
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I really have no idea how this came to pass, but today I watched a small female trainer trying to get a fat old guy to do headstands. I'm talking a 5'10 240lb dude well into his 50s. It didn't even seem like he had the mobility to get his wrists/elbows/shoulders anywhere close to a position that would facilitate a headstand, much less the proprioception or strength... and watching this small female trainer try and help him get and stay vertical was pretty mind blowing.
smh lol
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Old 04-28-2017, 01:37 PM   #25332
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Deadlifts and squats are slowly becoming hot in some commercial gyms in China. There's this 145'ish lbs Chinese PT in my gym who deadlifts about 225 and always uses as many small plates as possible, then yells out a bunch of broken English "YEAP!!!" "USH!!!!" "COM ON BABY" - then does his rounded back 2 plate lift, then yells again: "WHOO!!!" and violently takes off his belt. Every single time.

It's pretty funny.
225kg...?
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:50 PM   #25333
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Re: General Gym Observations

Saw a guy last night doing dips with an oven mit, only on one hand tho...also only on his warmups, once he added weight he took it off
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:04 PM   #25334
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I found a picture of him
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:17 PM   #25335
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Anybody know what this exercise is called?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTnFbxwjs6R/
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:18 AM   #25336
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I don't know what it's called, but it's the fitgirl version of the exercise which basically does nothing more than the normal version but is good for showing off the booty on instagram.
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:48 AM   #25337
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I mean she is using the abductor machine to begin with - but by not sitting back she's getting a better glute targeting in the external rotation since they have to maintain contraction to stay in that position. Basically a way to add TUT.
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:23 AM   #25338
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Anybody know what this exercise is called?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTnFbxwjs6R/


The good girl bad girl machine
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:17 AM   #25339
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I've seen girls to that exercise before
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:08 PM   #25340
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I know I've been a globogym member for 4 years, but I have no idea how much of them were wasted on the hip abductor and the inverse one.
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Old 06-11-2017, 01:58 PM   #25341
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Re: General Gym Observations

Karate guy (late 30's early 40's bout 5'10 160 latino, high socks, short shorts, and tank)

I'm doing bench in globogym, and he proceeds to set up maybe 2 yards away. He lays on the ground and starts doing a medicine ball toss up in the air, squirms around while on the ground, so it can crash down on his stomach alah Kickboxer. He then grabs the weightless wooden stick and begins destroying the air, which naturally progresses to some spinning backwards high kicks.

I felt like 1 punch to the gut and he's going down.

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Old 06-11-2017, 03:47 PM   #25342
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Re: General Gym Observations

Trainer taking female clients through how to perform squats. She explained that you never want to do deep squats because it will give you big quads and a big butt. "It took me forever to detrain my legs and get rid of that butt."
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:30 PM   #25343
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But what if it's true?
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:03 AM   #25344
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If there an ab machine facing a mirror it will always be in use, and almost always by someone who would be better served doing nearly anything other than sitting on an ab machine.
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:56 PM   #25345
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I guess this had to happen eventually in the sauna. Bro talking about his raise to $15ish an hour and why he'll one day earn more than his mom. He decides to celebrate by making some steam, and squirting his water bottle on the metal heater.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:13 PM   #25346
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Atleast it wasn't beer.
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