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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    If you were squatting, and were approached by a 6'0 185 kid who used to squat for track, hasnt in a long while, and probablyh has terrible for, and he asked for help on his form, what would you ?
     
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    presuming he didn't talk to me during the middle of a set, i'd tell him that he should watch my form, and depending on where i was in my workout and my mood i'd either take time between sets and help him with it or wait til i was done with my squats and then help him. Generally though, i'd almost certainly help him.

    I will say that i don't think i've ever been approached by a random person, but i've helped lots of my friends with their form for sure.
     
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    lol, yeah, i wouldnt tap him on the shoulder while his ass was to the ground or anything.
     
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    i'd ram a barbell through his skull :ugh:


    :o i'd help him
     
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    :cool:

    its just that most of the guys who really knw what they re doing seem so focused, im afraid to bother them
     
  6. Filmboy44

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    Just ask. You'd be suprised at how many people in the gym are very friendly. We are all there for the same purpose and we all started out one way or another and had to learn.

    I'm sure if you asked a quick question he wouldn't mind.

    I get approached all the time for advice and spots and form suggestions. As long as they don't ask me right before I'm gonna do another set I'm fine with it
     
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    uf20wop OT Supporter

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    i usually get in focus right before the lift, other than that im normal
     
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    I would rather somebody ask me than set up beside me and have shit form.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Depends on what kind of mood I'm in. When I'm in the middle of a workout I generally prefer not to be fucked with.

    However if approached in the right way I would have no problem showing anyone how to do something.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    I would help, always
     
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    :cool: i'll probably ask friday
     
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    of course
     
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    he said would you help him :ugh:
     
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    i've been asked a few times for help on stuff, and im always willing to help -- as long as they are polite and realize that im there to workout too.
     
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    Yes i would help for sure.
     
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    I dont think I've ever been asked for help :( but yeah, I would
     
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    Yeah...why not unless the person was an idiot
     
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    i would. unless he tapped my shoulder or striked a convo in the middle of a set or anyway that distracted me doing my thing.
     
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    thing is i dont want to take up too much of their time. i havent squatted since fall of 03, i dont even know what i used to squat.
     
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    id make him do box squats, and spot him off the box with my thumb
     
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    When people ask me anything during my workout I end their life immediately.

































    That is how I lost a sister.
     
  22. Filmboy44

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    I especially like it when I'm benching with bands or chains and people(noobs) stand around like I"m a circus act.

    "whats the bands for?" "more resistance" "damn you hardcore" "yeah..."

    "whats the chains for?" "more weight" "can youjust add more plates?" "doesn't look as hardcore" "yeah..."

    :hsr:
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    i always help even if im a dieting asshole
     
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    I'd say that the best time to ask someone is when they are warming up. I've gone up to a couple guys at the rec and talked to them about various and they were always cool.
     
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    you asked me one day if you were going parallel on your squats and I was more than overly happy to tell you yes.
     
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