Getting TOO big v.I'll be $50 richer soon

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  1. BlackIce72

    BlackIce72 New Member

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    I know you've all heard it and you all hate it, but I am STEAMING over this right now.

    A friend and I were talking at lunch just about fitness in general. I asked him why he isn't going to the gym anymore. He's a pretty average fit guy with good natural strength. He told me, "I'm just not interested right now. I'm happy with my body. I really don't want to get too big".

    Being his friend, I didn't make fun of him or anything. I just sort of laughed and said, "too big?"

    He says, "yeah, like I can bench a lot right now and I could do so much more so fast, but why would I want to be that big?"

    He's a very intelligent guy, so I said "you're joking, right?"

    He says, "No."

    So I brush it off and we continue our conversation. I told him about a friend who just got a new PR bench at 350 and how impressed I am considering his size/weight.

    Friend says, "350 isn't THAT much. I could get there if I really wanted to".

    So I laugh and I say, "yeah you can after countless days of dedicated gym time, dieting, discipline, etc. Sure, I don't doubt you could EVENTUALLY do it. But by that time we would have forgotten about this conversation.

    His reply, "dude I can bench 225 now. Give me 3 months and I'll get to 350"

    I roll my eyes, "ok. 3 months. I bet you $50 you can't reach 350 in 3 months" (we are both the betting type so I know he'll accept)

    He says, "I don't want to get that big that fast. Forget it. I could get up to 300 in a matter of a few weeks."

    Me: "FINE. $50. 3 weeks. 300 pounds."

    He laughs and says, "get ready to go to the ATM".
    I say "only to deposit buddy"

    I talked to his old workout partner (who was there when he had his last day of working out) and he said the guy can't bench any better than 200 on a good day.




    I will finally get something out of these bastards who aggrivate me so.

    Cliffs: Friend said he doesn't want to lift because he doesn't want to get too big. He can currently bench ~200. Says in 3 weeks he can bench 300. I laughed at him. We bet $50 on it.
     
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    ibgoodjobtakingyourfriend'smoney


    We bet on everything. He's taken money from me, too.
     
  3. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    cliffs?
     
  4. BlackIce72

    BlackIce72 New Member

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    Sarcasm mixed with protein will give you acne on your face :squint:
     
  5. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    make sure you are the one spotting on him so he doesn't get one of his "it's all you man" friends to lift it off his chest
     
  6. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    if by an astoundingly low chance he does it, you're going to regret making this :mamoru:
     
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    If he never lifts and can already bench at least 225 without putting any effort in, there is a chance he could rob you of your 50 bucks. noob gains ar great.
     
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    what's gonna be awesome, is that he's gonna show up in jacked double denim and take your money
     
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    Toxicity New Member

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    Ibsteroids
     
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    lol, you just gave me an idea on how to pay for my bench shirt
     
  11. hitmikey

    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    i wish someone was betting me i couldnt make gains... great motivation. i hope he beats you :o
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    lol @ you...when his max is already 300 and he is hustlin you.
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    I see these guys all the time.

    There are some 15-17 year old 130lbs baseball players that go in groups of like 40. They try to bench 250 with like two spotters doing all the work and they are like "It was ALL YOU MAN!!!!"
     
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    No, this "225" is after he has already lifted a bit.

    He used to lift and decided to stop. So he's not necessarily a "nub" to lifting itself, he just has little knowledge about it. I'm sure his high school sports coaches made him do some lifting.

    Each week I'll go and check up on him. He's allowed to stop after week 1 if he thinks he can't do it. But if he stops he still has to pay up $20.

    I'm surprised there are some people who think he can pull this off.
     
  15. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    if he maxes at 225 now after working out some time, I think you got yourself 20 bucks when he realizes he has no chance after a week.
     
  16. hitmikey

    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    how long does he have??
     
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    There's no such thing as being "too big" son.
     
  18. Finest

    Finest OG #93

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    I'm still shitting out food I ate 5 days ago, how the hell is he going to put up an extra 100lbs in 3 weeks?
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    make sure he realizes he has to go down to his chest
     
  20. BlackIce72

    BlackIce72 New Member

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    Yeah we worked out some specifics.

    Basically he can only have help getting it up (off the rack) , then he must bring it down to ~cm away from his chest or less. Then he has to press it back to extension far enough to put it back on the rack (but, he can get help putting it back on the rack if he needs). BASICALLY JUST YOUR TYPICAL REP.

    We also made another side bet just before. If he DOES get 300x1, he can attempt more reps at $25 each. For each additional one he gets $25. But, if he fails that attempt he loses $25.

    So if he is successful at the first one and goes for another one but fails, I owe him $25.
     
  21. forum95

    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    haha i was thinking the same shit
     
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