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    A funny thing happened at da gym last night...

    this dude was working out with his girlfriend, (I see them there all the time,) anyway, they were doing some barbell shrugs and eventually the dude decides he's going to try to shrug 405 pounds. Now keep in mind this guy isn't small, but he isn't huge by any means and certainly not big enough to lift this kind of weight.

    Well obviously, the girlfriend was thinking the same thing because while he was putting on the plates, she had this "oh my god, he's going to kill himself" look the entire time. In fact she asked him if he was sure about his actions.

    Well I guess dude took it as motivation as he got set to lift the weight. I was mildly impressed when he actually got it off the bar and wondered if he actually is strong enough to shrug the weight after all. Well, that thought quickly went out of my noggin when he began jerking the barbell up like some kind of wounded bird with a bad case of palsy while making some kind of weird gurgling grunting sound. There was almost zero range of motion and I think half the gym was waiting for him to rip his arms out of their sockets.
    He did about 4 "reps" as his girlfriend cringed with each spastic gesture.
    When dude was done he asked her how he looked (I'm assuming he meant his form) and she just responded with "painful".

    I kinda chuckled at her response and continued lifting my own humble weight.

    Can't wait to see what kind of other wacky hijinks happen at my gym tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodazz
    When dude was done he asked her how he looked (I'm assuming he meant his form) and she just responded with "painful".
    Priceless!!!!

    ++ for eloquence, punctuation, and just damn good story telling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodazz
    ...that thought quickly went out of my noggin when he began jerking the barbell up like some kind of wounded bird with a bad case of palsy....
    ^^^^
    Even more priceless. Good story.
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    you cant go wrong with "palsy."
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    hehe whats palsy...like...the willies?
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    To be quite honest, size isnt a very good indicator of strength. I know a lot of strong small people and a lot of big guys who arnt that strong at all.

    Shrugging seems to be even more of an exception, I know guys who cant lift anywhere near the #'s I do in every other lift yet shrug 200lbs more then I can.

    Either way funny story

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    I get a kick out of people who shrug with palsy or have a 6" range of motion on their squat. Good stuff.
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    Hahah, awesome story. I wear an ipod when I workout and I know I grunt sometimes, I hope people don't think of me as "that guy".
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    Great story/telling.

    The only thing that could top that story if is he was curling in a squat rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosaj
    Hahah, awesome story. I wear an ipod when I workout and I know I grunt sometimes, I hope people don't think of me as "that guy".
    I don't care if people think of me as 'that guy' as long as the weight comes off the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodazz
    this dude was working out with his girlfriend, (I see them there all the time,) anyway, they were doing some barbell shrugs and eventually the dude decides he's going to try to shrug 405 pounds. Now keep in mind this guy isn't small, but he isn't huge by any means and certainly not big enough to lift this kind of weight.

    Well obviously, the girlfriend was thinking the same thing because while he was putting on the plates, she had this "oh my god, he's going to kill himself" look the entire time. In fact she asked him if he was sure about his actions.

    Well I guess dude took it as motivation as he got set to lift the weight. I was mildly impressed when he actually got it off the bar and wondered if he actually is strong enough to shrug the weight after all. Well, that thought quickly went out of my noggin when he began jerking the barbell up like some kind of wounded bird with a bad case of palsy while making some kind of weird gurgling grunting sound. There was almost zero range of motion and I think half the gym was waiting for him to rip his arms out of their sockets.
    He did about 4 "reps" as his girlfriend cringed with each spastic gesture.
    When dude was done he asked her how he looked (I'm assuming he meant his form) and she just responded with "painful".

    I kinda chuckled at her response and continued lifting my own humble weight.

    Can't wait to see what kind of other wacky hijinks happen at my gym tonight.
    I know, I chill out after I workout to talk to a couple of my friends. I just look at all the guys like that. It's always entertaining to watch what goes on in my gym.

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    I got that look last night when i went to hit a 315 squat,

    'I don't think you should even think about getting under that' he said.




    Bleh, so after I hit 3-4" below || with it, I had to push start his car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodazz
    When dude was done he asked her how he looked (I'm assuming he meant his form) and she just responded with "painful".
    It's funny. But I'm actually impressed by a girl that would be so blunt with her boy in the gym like that.

    Bravo! nameless girl!! You go!!

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    Rock

    palsy = spastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k
    I got that look last night when i went to hit a 315 squat,

    'I don't think you should even think about getting under that' he said.




    Bleh, so after I hit 3-4" below || with it, I had to push start his car.
    Now THAT'S a funny story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpNorth
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    I grunt, but no one called me on it because its usually on heavy movements.

    Grunting when you bench 315 is hardly ever called, espically when no one else currently in the gym can do it.

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