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2006/07/19 01:52:04 (permalink)
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Bodybuilding shop my @rse

I went into the local bodybuilding shop in town today as I'd run out of whey and am waiting on my order. They stock all the Maximuscle and Reflex products as well as some other lesser known brands. While I was there I tought I'd price check their CEE. Not seeing any on the shelf I asked the guy who owns te shop if he had any. The conversation went a bit like this:

ME: 'Alright mate, you got any CEE?'
GUY: 'Any CE? Whats that?'
ME: 'No, CEE. Creatine Ethyl Ester. It's creatine.'
GUY: 'I've never heard of it.'
ME: 'Really?'
GUY: 'Yeah, I thought you only got one type of creatine.'

At which point I started laughing and walked out of the shop. Was tempted to give him the MyProtein website address. Idiot!
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    Yib
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 01:54:30 (permalink)
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    Aww poor guy.. Reminds me of this guy that tried to impress. He said he worked out and had to go get some "creatine".. I recommended CEE and he looked all confused and went red when he realised I knew more than him.

    LOL

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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 02:00:23 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: youngitalianbabe

    Aww poor guy.. Reminds me of this guy that tried to impress. He said he worked out and had to go get some "creatine".. I recommended CEE and he looked all confused and went red when he realised I knew more than him.

    LOL


    Hmmm strange, drab always seemed to know his **** tbh...
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 02:01:04 (permalink)
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    If you claim your shop sells Bodybuilding supps then at least know whats out there. I's not as though CEE is some new fandangled chemcal only found in the urine of a Peruvian mountain goat on the 3rd day of spring! It's common! Know your stuff dude.
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 02:01:39 (permalink)
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    lol @ steroidman
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 02:03:41 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Ronin316

    lol @ steroidman


    Perhaps he did know and when he went red he was actually transforming into a squirrel or something (cue twilight zone music)....
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 02:19:18 (permalink)
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    mate those guys no nothing about supplements simple as..
    i went in b4 asked them about AST products and BSN, they laughed and didnt know wot i was on about, they big headed and think they know it all i hate them.
    ORIGINAL: Ronin316

    I went into the local bodybuilding shop in town today as I'd run out of whey and am waiting on my order. They stock all the Maximuscle and Reflex products as well as some other lesser known brands. While I was there I tought I'd price check their CEE. Not seeing any on the shelf I asked the guy who owns te shop if he had any. The conversation went a bit like this:

    ME: 'Alright mate, you got any CEE?'
    GUY: 'Any CE? Whats that?'
    ME: 'No, CEE. Creatine Ethyl Ester. It's creatine.'
    GUY: 'I've never heard of it.'
    ME: 'Really?'
    GUY: 'Yeah, I thought you only got one type of creatine.'

    At which point I started laughing and walked out of the shop. Was tempted to give him the MyProtein website address. Idiot!
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 09:50:41 (permalink)
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    that's 'cos they get all their knowledge from men's health magazines

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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 09:59:45 (permalink)
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    Years ago I did the Team Leaders course with Bawla (as was). 90% of those attending where having their fees paid for by a sports centre and were getting their certificates so they could do the inductions of members. Did they have a clue what they were talking about? Did they bollocks! So there is me - paying my own fee (2 day @ £100) with more than a few years experience but not working in the industry and ther they are, for free, with no idea what they were doing at all.

    One problem that might occur if you did know your stuff in such a shop was that you'd look at some products and think 'what a bloody waste of money' and hence not make the owner quite as much as they'd like. I think there was even an MT member who posted up a thread on that very subject a few years back.

     
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 10:27:21 (permalink)
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    I think you should give the dude behind the counter a break! (not literally )

    It is possible he only works thieras a job, has only minor interest in the subject behind his work and only does it to put food on the table. I have worked in a chippy before today but know nothing of the origins of the cod fish and exactly what the curryu mix contains... Just a job.


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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 10:53:38 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Mobster


    One problem that might occur if you did know your stuff in such a shop was that you'd look at some products and think 'what a bloody waste of money' and hence not make the owner quite as much as they'd like. I think there was even an MT member who posted up a thread on that very subject a few years back.




    ^^^^ Exactly !
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 11:13:20 (permalink)
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    I remember being told some total nonsence by a sales assistant in a BB shop a couple of years ago. It was total nonsence. Not misinformed information, but a deliberate lie to get me to buy more stuff. I have never bought in there since and I have told several of my mates the same.
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 11:23:49 (permalink)
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    IME, most just repeat the marketing pitch of each product to you, they are not there to give you impartial advice. Often they are just average men and women who are working in the shop part time for a bit of extra cash, they are not professors of biochemistry!

    So if you ask about thermogenics they'll say 'Yeah these really heat you up and melt fat off your body!' and if you ask about protein shakes they'll say 'Yeah this will build big muscles!'

    If you ask them something like 'But has this product been shown to work in peer-reviewed clinical trials?' their heads start to spin round and they explode like the fembots in Austin Powers.
    post edited by CheekyChappie - 2006/07/19 11:58:27
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 11:27:53 (permalink)
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    If the shop is a BB shop then its a specialist shop which you'd goto to buy specialist products and receive specialist advise. So IMO they shouldnt employ ppl that dont know their oinions.

    Paul
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 11:46:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: 3-style

    I think you should give the dude behind the counter a break! (not literally )

    It is possible he only works thieras a job, has only minor interest in the subject behind his work and only does it to put food on the table. I have worked in a chippy before today but know nothing of the origins of the cod fish and exactly what the curryu mix contains... Just a job.




    I agree with what you are saying but this was one of the owners and what I was asking about wasn't exactly cutting edge. Just CEE. It made me laugh though and that was the point of the post. I wasn't complaning just sharing what I thought to be amusing
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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 13:16:38 (permalink)
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    I agree with the specialist bit. Sure, they may not know every product inside out but to not even know CEE exists is a bit much. In my old job if someone had come in an asked for an Akrapovic race can and I stood there blankly, my boss would have been none too impressed! You have to know what it is your selling (and sometimes NOT selling) to a certain degree to give customers the advice they deserve. I'm tempted to look for a job in H&B or GNC now!
    ORIGINAL: cliff_vtr

    If the shop is a BB shop then its a specialist shop which you'd goto to buy specialist products and receive specialist advise. So IMO they shouldnt employ ppl that dont know their oinions.

    Paul

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    RE: Bodybuilding shop my @rse 2006/07/19 13:17:43 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Ronin316

    If you claim your shop sells Bodybuilding supps then at least know whats out there. I's not as though CEE is some new fandangled chemcal only found in the urine of a Peruvian mountain goat on the 3rd day of spring! It's common! Know your stuff dude.

    if that goat can lift weights,i'rd give it ago
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