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.