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Seriously my mind is fucking blown at this gym.

There's a huge room with 3 racks in it and a lot of free space.  We got yoga boy erry day in the squat rack.  I see more shit in the rack than anything and rarely squats.  Fuck if you're not using a barbell wtf do you need the rack for???

Last week I saw a  guy doing crunches on an exercise ball inside the squat rack. WHY???

Another day I saw a guy using TWO squats at the same time for various shit, none of which he needed a rack for.

Today me and Lisa both squatting.  She's a fucking smurf so we can't share a rack. Dude asked her how many sets she had left.  I felt guilty so I was gonna try to figure out how to get him lifting.  I said "Are you squatting?" He says "No; deadlifting".  I was pissed.  I said "Well there's a bar right there, throw it on the floor and lift."

He looked at me like I was nuts.

Seriously wtf? You gonna chase someone out of the squat rack so you can DEADLIFT IN IT??????????

STFU AND GTFO. 
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2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 05:13:57 PM »
I said "Well there's a bar right there, throw it on the floor and lift."

He looked at me like I was nuts.

Literally LOL'd

We used to have a girl working at my gym that would insist all barbell work be done on a bench, platform or in a rack. She scolded me once and I wasn't going to hog a rack just for forearm curls so I just left the 2 bars there for her to take care of.
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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 05:19:53 PM »
Hercules gym they actually have a sign behind the squat rack saying NO DEADLIFTS.  :clap:
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
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Safe spaces.

That poor kid probably had to take two days off work to recuperate, and recover.
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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 11:10:45 AM »
Fucking wankers.

Maybe it makes them feel like they're more hardcore because they're inside a steel cage doing whatever piss-ant shit they are doing?

Fucking yoga boy pisses me off the most but there's a steady stream of people every day standing inside those squat racks doing stupid shit that doesn't even involve the use of a bar or the rack.
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2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 11:13:02 AM »
My gym is actually pretty good (which blows my mind!).    It is far from hardcore.    The funny thing is the women squat a lot better than the men.   The 'bigger' guys mostly do sh!tty squats.    The younger kids on the other hand, come in there and do GREAT rom movements.   I make it a point to give them some props on their form when I am working out near them.   I tell them keep that up and they will be passing all the 1/4 squat masters who will still be pretending to 'squat'.

My frustration is not the dumbbells in the squat rack guy(we done have much of that) .....it is the bulky 35yo+ guy who has WAAAAY too much weight on there and barely 1/4 squats and then thinks everyone is impressed with the 365 he has on the bar.   We have quite a few of those guys.   It seem the older they get, the more the weight goes up and the less the ROM.   We have one guy my age, who could probably get away without a "walkout" on his squats.   His ROM is so small, he is basically racking and unracking the weight :D

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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 11:29:12 AM »

My frustration is not the dumbbells in the squat rack guy(we done have much of that) .....it is the bulky 35yo+ guy who has WAAAAY too much weight on there and barely 1/4 squats and then thinks everyone is impressed with the 365 he has on the bar.   We have quite a few of those guys.   It seem the older they get, the more the weight goes up and the less the ROM.   We have one guy my age, who could probably get away without a "walkout" on his squats.   His ROM is so small, he is basically racking and unracking the weight :D

I workout in a college gym, but plenty of 30+ lifters in there as well. I'm literally the only old guy that squats and deadlifts. Plenty of them bench press all the time though.
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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2018, 11:39:50 AM »
The 'bigger' guys mostly do sh!tty squats.

I've noticed this as well.  Women and beginners squat properly.  Big dudes think they need to move big weight so they load the bar up and do half squats or worse.
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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018, 12:04:59 PM »
Funny you mention this...

We have one rack in our gym but rarely does anyone in there squat. In gym yesterday and guy was in rack. So of course I looked because I am not use to seeing people squat and he was someone I had not seen in there before. What did I see? Him curling in the squat rack. I seriously thought I would never be able to witness this in real life but I did yesterday. My life is complete now.  ::)

Not sure why someone would do this especially when there are several benches in front to specifically hold barbells. I can only think that with the light ass weight he had on there he was hiding since the rack is tucked in back corner and not visible from front of gym. 
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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018, 12:32:10 PM »
At one of our old gyms there were two dudes we used to see regularly and they did SEATED DUMBBELL CURLS in the squat rack.

One day there was a dude doing OHP and they chased him out so they could bring a BENCH inside the squat rack and SIT DOWN and do DUMBBELL CURLs.  Inside the rack.  So now dude doing overhead barbell presses has to clean the barbell first for every set.

Why the fuck do you need to be inside a rack to do SEATED dumbbell curls?
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2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2018, 12:34:51 PM »
Shitty vid this is from my old blackberry but here they are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF0iPVbVaT0
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2018, 01:32:58 PM »
Shitty vid this is from my old blackberry but here they are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF0iPVbVaT0

LMAO!!! That makes absolutely no fucking sense other than just trying to be a douchebag!
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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2018, 01:40:03 PM »
Why the fuck do you need to be inside a rack to do SEATED dumbbell curls?

Safety first, bro.

No, wait...

Uhhhhh....

Hmm.

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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2018, 05:54:46 PM »
Worst I have personally witnessed has been the guy doing pushups in the rack and another one doing DL's. I have seen one guy doing bb curls but thats not as bad as the 1st 2.

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Re: Why the fuck does everyone want to be in the squat racks???
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2018, 10:09:35 AM »
Yoga boy again today like clockwork.

Rolls in, spreads yoga mat in front of squat rack, uses squat rack as personal storage space for his bag, shoes, water bottle, then does an hour of BS yoga shit; no weights were touched, no bars used, no real use of squat rack for anything other than as a cage around his personal belongings. Was tempted to take  avid but didn't bother.

WTF MAN?  Every day.   :wtf:
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total