It's not terrible with on of these. And the lack of knurling works on that there grip strangth
have you ever tried doing rows with the half bar and 45 pd plates on either side ?
talk about awkward in the gym and especially when that isnt heavy
But I do disagree that you had to have been a good athlete to be a good coach. I think it can help, but I don't see it as a necessity.
I have a strange conundrum when it comes to coaching. On one hand, I completely understand that a person can learn everything they need to know, to coach someone on a movement, perfectly. But, at the same time, I have no interest in being helped on "movement" by someone who hasn't had a serious amount of time under the bar, and weight on the bar.
To me, no book can explain what it's like when you have 2x/3x/etc your bodyweight on the bar. And, that mental aspect is huge in lifting.
This isn't from the gym, but still relevant.
This past weekend while at Costco, I noticed they had 4lbs of Protein (Muscle Milk) for $30. In huge font it claimed 32g of protein. I was running low so I grabbed a bottle.
It wasn't until yesterday that I noticed it's 32gs for 2 scoops. WTF? Not only does it mix horribly and taste like sand, but this too?
Why doesn't ON claim 50g protein on the package? Ridiculous.
Christ, there are two guys I have never seen before doing the stereotypical curls in the rack deal. I normally don't care and find something else until people are done, but these guys take it to another level. The do 3-4 variations of curls, yell during each rep, and then stare down everyone after their sets. To top it off, they have the massive upper body sitting on the lower half of a 12 year old girl.
I actually think it is the incredibly disproportionate look to them that pisses me off the most.
Got one that takes the cake.
So, we have all seen the old guys walking around butt naked, or drying their balls with the hand dryer. I'd assume, most of us are probably even used to this.
I walked in to the locker room on Saturday, to see an old dude, washing a **** stain out of his underwear in the sink using the hand soap, and using the dryer to try to dry it.
Yesterday while doing squats, a woman walks up and grabs a 25 plate from the rack I'm using, placing herself DIRECTLY in the path of my squat movement. Not sure if that means she is stoopid, or if it means I'm not going deep enough on my squats to make her feel endangered.
Followed by minor offense: she returned the plate... on the wrong peg. I know, small stuff, but it really is the sort of thing they should explain to you when you join a gym. I do my part to straighten out areas I'm using, but I think if people saw the gym staff doing it more frequently, it might soak in.
Not really a gear grinder, but there was a (hawwt) woman doing some sort of crotch tightening exercises on the pull-up assist lever. That's not really what that equipment is for, but I'll be damned if I'm going to complain about what you're doing.
OSD #26 - "Because he's thirsty... Dummy."
While I do understand accidents happen, washing **** stained underwear in a sink used by the public is simply disgusting. You have an accident like that, you trash the underwear, and go home. Or, you just go home.
It's not even just a courtesy issue to me, it's also a health issue.
Why is it no one can put the weights away below 40 pds ?
I can put the 150 and 200 pd dumbbells away why can you put the 15pds ones away ?
Is it to heavy ?
I'm so glad I'm not the only one bugged by people not putting the weights away (or in the wrong place). I just can't understand how people can lift weights and be so damn lazy.
"Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins."
When lacking a dolly, I'll take a skinny 2.5 pounder and roll the weight (first plate) up on top of it to make picking the additional plates easier. I've had people stare in wonder at that simple little trick.
The only thing that grinds my gears these days is a group of guys that got huge into the strongman scene, and branched off into their own thing. The "leader" of the group got in a spat with my gym owner (we are all kind of like a family) and left, bringing a bunch of other meatheads along with him. Now he has a Facebook page that he updates with pictures of the "select group" every 5 minutes. Apparently he has a lot of time on his hands; he's basically created baseball card style pictorals on all the members of his elite group. It's kinda cute and annoying in that whole junior high sense.
The saddest thing is one of the guys stood up in my wedding back in May, and I don't see him anymore, due to the "politics" of the gym.
It's not uncommon for a protein shake's serving size to be 2 scoops. On top of that I don't see a problem with a serving size having a more than 2:1 protein to fat ration and nearly a 2:1 protein to carb ratio. Obviously taste is a matter of opinion, but MM is widely regarded at some of the best tasting protein on the market.