When the people who run your gym don't know shit...

  • calibro

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    Nov 28, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    so i've started working out in this new gym in israel, and aside from the metric free weights being too steep in their sizes after ten kilos, i don't have much to complain about... until tonight. and boy do i have a bee in my bonnet.

    so like all mondays, it's legs day and i've got my booty shorts on and am pumped to do a few sets of squats. in the middle of my first set, i hear the gym manager running over shouting "knees!" in hebrew. at first i think because i'm lost in my jam on my mp3 that i've probably spaced out and locked my knees at the top of the ascent.

    but turns out that's not it. the manager proceeds to give me a lecture on form about how my knees keep moving over my feet up to my toes! even though i never extend my knees beyond my toes, i figure i must really be digging my music and did it this time or maybe i just didn't translate him correctly. so i demonstrate one for him and he stops me only to show how my knees are tracking over the ball of my foot. at this point his demonstrates (this is a cage mind you with j hooks) a "squat" by moving into a 45 degree angles and doing a wall squat with his knees coming right over his ankle.

    aside from the fact that doing a wall squat with 90 kilos not against a wall is just asking for someone to throw out your psoas, transverse abdominis, etc... i was doing squats correctly. how in the world can you run a gym and not even know what a squat looks like? dude keep an eye on my the whole time to make sure i didn't do any "bad form squats." guess i wore my booty shorts for nothing icon_cry.gif
  • LJay

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    Nov 28, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    So you find another gym, right?
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    Nov 28, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    Tell him you disagree with his input and ask him to never interrupt you during squats again. Then hit the 'Ignore' button. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 28, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidTell him you disagree with his input and ask him to never interrupt you during squats again. Then hit the 'Ignore' button. icon_wink.gif


    ask him to never speak to you during a workout again it sounds like lol

    I for one would be completely weirded out if one of the gym managers at my gym stopped me when I was working out. Especially the lady who wears stripper heels.
  • calibro

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    Nov 28, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidTell him you disagree with his input and ask him to never interrupt you during squats again. Then hit the 'Ignore' button. icon_wink.gif


    oh if only i had the ignore button in real life...

    Running11: stop oogling my boyfriend.

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    Nov 28, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    calibro said
    TroyAthlete saidTell him you disagree with his input and ask him to never interrupt you during squats again. Then hit the 'Ignore' button. icon_wink.gif


    oh if only i had the ignore button in real life...

    Running11: stop oogling my boyfriend.

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    wait who's your bf?
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    Nov 28, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    You should start quoting Mark Rippetoe. That should shut him up.

    "Yes, if you squat wrong it fucks things up. If you squat correctly, those same fucked-up things will unfuck themselves."

    "I can teach idiots to squat in ten minutes."

    "There are few things graven in stone, except that you have to squat or you're a pussy."

    http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Mark_Rippetoe
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    Nov 28, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    I'm Jewish so I can probably say this without much flak.... But goodluck telling an Israeli that he's wrong. Lol
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    Nov 29, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    Arabs/Indians... always think they are right... even when proven wrong they will try to prove themselves right... then they'll come back a few days later acting like your correction was totally their idea
  • drypin

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    Dec 01, 2011 9:32 AM GMT
    You sure that's why he was eyeing you the whole time? Maybe those booty shorts weren't for nada after all. icon_wink.gif