Originally posted by Saturday Fever
Wait until you have 5 boards on your chest and minis doubled on the bar for weird looks to become excessive. People have gone so far as to walk over and ask what the hell is going on. I try to explain it to them and they act like I'm an idiot. Finally I invited a guy to get under the bar and try it. Now I've seen this guy bench 275 in the past, but off 5 boards with doubled minis he was having a helluva time getting 205 to lockout. Now whenever he sees us doing "weird" stuff he's much nicer about asking what's up.
***Yeah, hopefully I'll be pushing some decent weight soon enough and people will be inquisitive rather than ignorantly point and laugh from the other side of the gym (not that I would care, nor has it happened yet).
Honestly though, we lift for ourselves, it's cool to help people and the looks are amusing, but you'll be the guy looking at them funny when you weigh 80 pounds less and put up 140 pounds more. :)
***So true, I experienced it yesterday in fact. There was a guy that looked to weigh a good 20 or 30 lbs more than me (although I weigh MUCH more than I look like with clothes on) "squatting" in the rack next to where I was doing box squats. I had my 125 or whatever on there, and was doing them quickly with good form. I could see the guy lookin' over at me with this stupid look on his face. He loaded his bar up to 135, did a few decent squats, not quite to parallel, but close. He then put on 185, rolled one pant leg up (WTF? :confused: ) and did a few reps that were about 5" or so from being at parallel. He finished up with 245 (and the other pant leg up...LMAO) and did a few 1/2 squats and was STRUGGLING! Now I'm no squat king...yet, but I can do a few reps, below parallel, with 20lbs more than that or so. Oh brother :rolleyes: