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2005/08/01 16:49:02 (permalink)
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Biggest Gym Lie

Folks I saw this topic on another forum and found some of the stories very entertaining.

Biggest bullsh*t i heard was a guy who came into our gym claiming to be able to bench 200 kilos. I looked at him and he had no chest and poor tris however he had reasonable shoulders at a weight of 13 stone. I thought no way and went on my way.

A little later he calls me over to help with a spot. I am one end of the bar and my mate is the other end, the geezer is benching and his friend is "spotting / helping" him.

I think to myself this I have to watch.

We pass the weight over it drops like a stone, the guy is struggling to bench it and his friend is trying to deadlift it off his chest and the bar is going nowhere fast.

I look at my mate and we had to lift it up for him.

I asked him when he had recovered what went wrong and the cheeky bastard said I used to be able to bench 200 kilos but my previous spotter has moved now

I bet in all the pubs in the area after a few beers he still tells the uneducated lifter he is a 4 and half plate a side man.

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    an1mal111
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/01 17:20:16 (permalink)
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    Biggest load of BS I ever heard of was my own. I used to think I was strong for squatting 100Kg... God I was gay.
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/01 17:32:12 (permalink)
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    i was on the next power rack as i watched a bloke next to me squat 160kg for a rep, after taking a pic and re- racking, i commented that it was a fair weight and if he performed the rep correctly by going at least to parellel then he would get more out of it rather than the easy 6 inches he was moving it...he commented that he was doing the rep correctly and all his mates were in envy of him doing such a heavy weight, so my mate and i continued to squat up into the 200kg+ bracket full depth, the cheeky sod still had the gaul to come over later and tell us if we had done them like him then we would be lifting far more weight... some people just dont wanna know
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    an1mal111
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/01 17:39:05 (permalink)
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    Cool. Should of put 250 on the bar and done a 1/4 squat, then called him weak.
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/01 18:03:00 (permalink)
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    was on the next power rack as i watched a bloke next to me squat 160kg for a rep, after taking a pic and re- racking, i commented that it was a fair weight and if he performed the rep correctly by going at least to parellel then he would get more out of it rather than the easy 6 inches he was moving it...


    There is a bloke who does exactly the same as this but at my gym, he also finds it amusing to do 65kg dbells for chest press but hardly moves them. After each rep he screams down the then finds it necessary to chuck the weights on the floor...

    "Oh!! Thats your Boyfriend, i thought you were tallking your little brother for a walk.."
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/01 19:35:24 (permalink)
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    you will always find that spotters for people who put far to much weight on the bench always always have good traps
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/01 19:49:57 (permalink)
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    I had just done squatting 405x5 and a guy comes over to talk. Nice squatting he said, I just recently got up to 405x10 myself. He was about 6' / 175 lbs and I looked at him briefly and though to myself...no fckn way !!I asked him was that to parallel?? Oh sure...90 degree angle on legs, blah, blah
    I seen him in the power rack a few weeks later doing his 1/4 squats and that explained it. I don't have a problem with people doing 1/4 squats with a really heavy weight to build up tendon strength or just to adapt to bigger weights via walk outs/partials...but don't claim to go to parallel ...the guy may could do a legitate 315-325 for 1 rep to parallel. The same guy was leg pressing about 10 plates each side pushing on his knees with all he had
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/01 22:55:28 (permalink)
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    My training partner said he was going to go 10 pin bowling at the weekend. I asked him what his highest score was and he said 'about 320'.
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/01 23:02:30 (permalink)
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    The biggest lies I hear, as alluded to here already, are the ROM lifts etc. We had a guy, huge lad but weak as fcuk, who claimed huge lifts. In fairness to his size you might normally believe him, but then you'd see the pathetic ROM or the huge cheat rep, or you'd spot him and have to take 80%+ to stop him killing himself and realise how full of sh!t the guy was.
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/01 23:11:08 (permalink)
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    not so much a gym lie more of a funny understanding, when to a gym in Newark,nottingham guy asked if he could squat in with me, he was massive at least 17 stone not fat, so when i said i will be going up to at least 170 maybe 200 if i have a good day. is that ok he says yer. i did 60k 100k 120......so on he says what you doing 100k is 220 pounds already you said 200 max. why would i be talking in pounds when the weights were in kilos im thinking. he walked away but we were both laughing freinds through the whole time i was at college

    bodyweight 70k lifts in comp snatch 132.5k cl+jk 160k
    78k lifts in training sn 145k cl+Jk 170
    front squat ATG 185k x1
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    Mr Kobra
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/02 17:17:09 (permalink)
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    One of the best lies I was told was a few years ago in a gym round the corner from where I live.

    There was a bodybuilder who was told that I did bench competitions so he comes up to me and says that he benched 600 lbs when he was a teenager. I immediately though "B*llocks you did, you've just read Anthony Clark's biography you tw*t!" but I said to him "Really? Wow! Cool - we should do some training together!"

    So the next time I saw him I suggested we did some benching. He got very stuck with 180kg (384 lbs).

    Bit of a difference from 600!!

    There was another guy who claimed he was going to squat 260kg that session. Now bearing in mind he was about 6'6'' I thought that this would be worth watching. Well, just like some of the other guys here have said - 4 or 5 inch knee bends (and I'm being generous) cannot legitimately be called squats!!
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/02 17:30:21 (permalink)
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    I think it's all irrelevant anyway. Numbers are just numbers, if I could look like BBig or someone, would I care if the bloke in the gym lifted more than me? No. I'm doing it for looks, so that's what matters. All the weights are for is a way to measure my progress. Saying that I saw some bloke yesterday at my gym benching about 10 reps on the smith machine at about 35kg WITH the bar. He was sweating and panting - LOL - that used to be me

    Some bloke in a pub I visit has just moved over from Australia, he's a compulsive liar, you can pick it up all the time. Then he moves onto a subject that I know a bit about and I just make him look like a tit. He nticed that I gym and asked wuestions, then kept offering diet/routine advice - which I declined saying I'm doing fine. Then he told me I should listen 'cos when he was is Austrailia (3 months ago) he weighed 95kg and had sub 8% body fat! Yes, that's possible, but if you see him now, more like 80kg at 25% BF! If he was serious enough to have that kind of body, would he have let is all go that badly in 3 months? No - what a twat!

    He makes my blood boil!

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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/02 17:30:41 (permalink)
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    You gotta love the 1/4 squats I think every gym has a d***head that claims to be squatting a massive amount and then you see them do it and just laugh!!! But I must be honest I find myself getting annoyed just watching them do it!!!
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/03 11:39:46 (permalink)
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    How you foun that the people who do all these half reps always without a doubt have a bad physique or just dont change in size or shape..

    "Oh!! Thats your Boyfriend, i thought you were tallking your little brother for a walk.."
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/03 15:12:03 (permalink)
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    i've got a mate who consistently lifts more every session that i'm not with him than if i am there. I must be bad for him or he's tellign porkies!
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/08 20:01:30 (permalink)
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    Ive got some d***head who comes 2 my gym i work at giving it the big one he's an ex para and ex bodybuilder and ex everything.. the guys got a shocking phisique but cant help but try and lift more then everyone else.. so one day i decided to pull him up on his technique infront of everyone.. he was doing what he thought was a shoulder press at the time but it was more like in incline bench, as soon as i made him do it the correct way the weight he was lifting HALVED.. tw*t..!
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/09 13:58:45 (permalink)
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    Steve, a good point not all these clowns deliberately lie, some actually consider if the move a bar bell 6 inches it constitutes a rep.
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/24 20:56:50 (permalink)
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    I totally know what you are saying and agree about the 1/4 squat, but in fairness.. if you are lifting close to max and dont have a spotter its pretty risky! I mean its so easy to get stuck down at 90 degrees.. a lot safer to go to 80 or something.
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/24 21:32:13 (permalink)
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    Then don't go heavy without a spotter, or use a power rack for a spot.
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    RE: Biggest Gym Lie 2005/08/24 22:37:49 (permalink)
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    this one time at band camp i benched 400kg, squatted 600kg and deadlifted 800kg, shame there was noone there to see it
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