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    Curling in the squat rack? I WISH!

    Ugh.. I'm finally able to devote a lot of time and concentration into lifting now that school is done with. I go into the Y today to do Day 2 on BGB, which is quads, so I'm psyched to squat. So I get there, and there is an older guy shrugging in the squat rack. Ok whatever, figure I'll just wait til he's done. He finishes his set of shrugs, then goes over to a bench to do lat pullovers. Hm, ok. So after he finishes I go over and ask if I can sneak in a few sets of squats.

    He says no, essentially. He goes, "Oh I'm almost finished then it's yours." This steamed me a bit, but whatever he was there first. So he goes back, does another set of shrugs, comes back does more lat pullovers. Then goes over and starts unloading the weight off the bar. I was like.. awesome.. he's done. Nope. Picks up the empty bar and starts doing tricep presses behind the head with it. At this point my jaw was just on the floor as to why people do this.
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    LOL! I once let an older dude work in with me on the hyperextension. He did at least 6 continuous sets of various side-bends/situps/hyperextension before I said **** this **** and went on to deadlifts. You'd think he would have alerted me to his intentions instead of being an a-hole about it, but whatever. I have to laugh about it now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    God I love lifting in my basement.
    Amen. I finally finished my basement gym off and I am no longer going to deal with "Idiot Old Guy" or "Bad Form Carrying Imaginary Watermelons Under His Arms Guy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BilltheButcher View Post
    "Bad Form Carrying Imaginary Watermelons Under His Arms Guy"
    LOL! That's the most perfect description of those guys I've ever heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    LOL! That's the most perfect description of those guys I've ever heard.
    We call 'em 'Two canoes', looks like they are carrying two canoes! Lol. I loved that the first time I heard it.

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    Well apparantly I look like a 'two canoe' guy... according to my friends.. even though that's pretty much how my arms hang naturally
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    Quote Originally Posted by BilltheButcher View Post
    Amen. I finally finished my basement gym off and I am no longer going to deal with "Idiot Old Guy" or "Bad Form Carrying Imaginary Watermelons Under His Arms Guy"
    Alright, I'll bite... Does the latter just refer to someone who walks around with his arms all puffed out so as to appear stronger than he is? I don't get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by McIrish View Post
    Alright, I'll bite... Does the latter just refer to someone who walks around with his arms all puffed out so as to appear stronger than he is? I don't get it
    That's what I pictured. I just call them "Imaginary Lats Guy".
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