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2008/05/16 19:14:42 (permalink)
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do you ever...

tell other people in the gym that wat they are doing is just plain wrong??

Today there was to guys bencing away with the bar coming absolutely no where near to touching with their chest, then proceeded to do the same with incline!

While on Flat bench i overheard one saying that 70kg was too light and to go to 80! but id just seen him struglle his ass off with these half assed attempts and pressing with 70kg

I sorta know the guys so felt like goin and asking them to try it properly as its much more beneficial with both strenght and mass building and also to see how well they would fare with soing the thing properly!

then i thought to myself they will probably no better than everyone else in the gym and will give off saying that i dont no what i'm on about etc etc

in conclusion i didnt bother saying anything as 1) its not my problem 2) the probably wouldn't listen

What your thoughts? would you have said something?

Do you ever randomly over advice to people??
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    Drago
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:17:16 (permalink)
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    i should say that i am by no means an expert on training and would not normally say that how people were training was wrong!
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:17:19 (permalink)
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    No, never.

    Let the dissapointment in thier lack of results be a lesson to them.
    post edited by T_Dawg Jack - 2008/05/16 19:19:58

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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:21:43 (permalink)
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    I train at my home gym, but if i knew them, or they were in danger of injuring themselves then i would deffo go and give them some pointers. Just make sire you're there wtching them and instructing them on the moveent, otherwise they'll just think ''twat'' as you walk off and go back to their ****ty form.

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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:28:32 (permalink)
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    Only say things like that to my training partner. Don't really feel like preaching to anyone else unless they're seriously about to break something.

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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:37:23 (permalink)
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    Would for one would be quite happy to accept, knowledgeable well-intentioned advice put in a good manner.

    Would I would not appreciate is a 'hah, what you are doing is ****e' type approach.

    The daft thing is that I suspect if the situation arose and two guys were around to offer advice and one was well-built, muscly and the other was OK but not biiiiiiiig then people would follow the first guy's advice more.
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:37:45 (permalink)
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    never say anything, if someone came over i'd point to the womens section and tell him to do one over there.
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:40:28 (permalink)
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    Come to think of it that is what pees me off most about my gym.

    I am obviously trying to improve and get better and working hard. I see the same trainers in there every day and not once have they offered advice. I know my technique could be improved, I am guilty of not using correct form out of ignorance rather tahn just trying to lift more.

    All the trainers do is chat with their mates. F**** lazy buggers.
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:45:06 (permalink)
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    Paul George doesn't press all the way to his chest as pointed out in one of the videos put up by Elfintan. Would you tell him he was doing it wrong?
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:45:18 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: johnnybike

    Come to think of it that is what pees me off most about my gym.

    I am obviously trying to improve and get better and working hard. I see the same trainers in there every day and not once have they offered advice. I know my technique could be improved, I am guilty of not using correct form out of ignorance rather tahn just trying to lift more.

    All the trainers do is chat with their mates. F**** lazy buggers.


    the onus is on you to go to them, why should they take time out of their routine just to ask everyone if they need advice? if i did that in the gym i'd be there all day!
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 19:51:43 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: kitty

    Paul George doesn't press all the way to his chest as pointed out in one of the videos put up by Elfintan. Would you tell him he was doing it wrong?


    No, because at his level of development he has found what has worked for him.

    I think the OP was using a couple of skinny lads as an example who wouldn't have a clue either way.

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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 20:03:08 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Big D


    ORIGINAL: johnnybike

    Come to think of it that is what pees me off most about my gym.

    I am obviously trying to improve and get better and working hard. I see the same trainers in there every day and not once have they offered advice. I know my technique could be improved, I am guilty of not using correct form out of ignorance rather tahn just trying to lift more.

    All the trainers do is chat with their mates. F**** lazy buggers.


    the onus is on you to go to them, why should they take time out of their routine just to ask everyone if they need advice? if i did that in the gym i'd be there all day!



    No, my mistake, I worded it badly. I meant the staff, not those who were in training.
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 20:04:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: T_Dawg Jack

    No, never.

    Let the dissapointment in thier lack of results be a lesson to them.


    Very mean.

    I simply wouldn't help because the times I have tried, people just give me dirty looks.
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 20:09:35 (permalink)
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    Seen this wee skinny boy who comes in and just gives off this ****ty attitude, swaggers about, talks loud, brags,swears, wears the same tank top every day i see him. Anyway he was doing skulls and he had a very wide grip and i suggested he hold it closer together, he said this built guy(ill vouch for him) told him to do it that way so I just shut up.

    What i really want to start doing is chinning lazy bastards over leaving there weights lying

     


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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 20:47:26 (permalink)
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    whats makes you right,maybe they have an advanced tech,maybe they have an injury they are working around
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 20:53:42 (permalink)
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    Nope... I tell other people after they've left..

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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 20:59:53 (permalink)
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    Never, I tend to mind my own business.
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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 21:22:00 (permalink)
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    Nope never say a thing...

    Only time I would is when I think he could cause harm to me...eg benching with no clips while the bar is tilting towards me....

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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 22:14:02 (permalink)
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    I usually don't but I hate it when you get skinny wee boys in swaggereing about the place.

     


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    RE: do you ever... 2008/05/16 22:41:43 (permalink)
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    In my gym, common ones are benching half reps, leg pressing so your knee is ever so slightly bent then pushing out, people deading incorrectly, chainsaws almost always done not correctly etc etc. I would never tell anyone tho, just comes across as preachy.

    I have approached a member of staff and asked him to check my own deading form and he was very helpful about it tho.

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