Got my first ever compliment in the gym NOT from trainer

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by vintage82, Sep 22, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. vintage82

    vintage82 we fuck you

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
    Yay.

    I was squatting today, for the first time in awhile since I hurt my knee pretty good. I did a warmup set with just the bar and then racked up 25 lbs. and did a couple of sets. They were hard, but I did them well and to completion. Then just to see I added 10 more pounds and did a set. 35 lbs. is a lot for me, as I've only been squatting the bar (15 lbs) and only been squatting for ~3 weeks. When I was done some guy asked if I was done on the Smith and I told him I was. He said "Awesome to see someone squatting, and squatting all the way - not just to parallel." Made me feel good since I usually feel pretty goofy in the weight room. :wiggle:
     
  2. General Dissary

    General Dissary New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    ...He was hitting on you. :naughty:
     
  3. Insdav3

    Insdav3 Guest

    are you a guy or a girl? :hsugh:
     
  4. vintage82

    vintage82 we fuck you

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
    :rofl:

    A girl. Doubtful he was hitting on me though, I'm still a fatty. :ugh:
     
  5. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    39,645
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    954
    its surprising how awesome someone complimenting your form/what exercises you are doing can make you feel. Ive been getting a few lately and its a good motivation boost
     
  6. General Dissary

    General Dissary New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    ...Who knows maybe you are his type.
     
  7. vintage82

    vintage82 we fuck you

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
    ^^ No kidding! I just keep picturing how good it will feel when I'm slimmed down and squatting more weight and (hopefully) getting compliments then.
     
  8. General Dissary

    General Dissary New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thats a good goal to look foward too, especially when it can be hard to stay motivated.
     
  9. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Messages:
    10,625
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    I think the entire college gym is afraid of me, lol :rofl:
     
  10. G-n-P

    G-n-P New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tulsa
    Fatty McStrongBad
     
  11. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Messages:
    10,625
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Fixed, they see my moobs and know that fat is coming in
     
  12. G-n-P

    G-n-P New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tulsa
  13. AznRyda

    AznRyda キモかわいい!

    Joined:
    May 6, 2000
    Messages:
    28,632
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    残業中
    Don't do squats in the smith. :-|

    On another note, only 1/5 guys I see go to parallel at my school gym. Whats the point of doing 3 plates if your rom is like 4 inches?
     
  14. DCyamaha

    DCyamaha O-line found

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Messages:
    20,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    anytown, usa

    :werd: I'm so guilty of this its not even funny.

    my form starts out great, but turns to utter stupidity when the weight piles on. I'm trying my best to get my form correct, when the weight gets higher.
     
  15. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    7,419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    afraid of getting stuck in the hole?
     
  16. DCyamaha

    DCyamaha O-line found

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Messages:
    20,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    anytown, usa

    yep, nobody to work out with to spot me...i hate asking other people to spot .
     
  17. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    7,419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    that's probably holding you back more than you know. As long as you have the safety catches in the rack, dont be afraid of missing.
     
  18. AznRyda

    AznRyda キモかわいい!

    Joined:
    May 6, 2000
    Messages:
    28,632
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    残業中
    I've missed a few squats, its no big deal if I have the bars in place. I usually just get stuck in the hole, and I set it on the bars. The only thing that is irritating is that its hard to get the bar from the safety bars back to the top for another attempt. :-x
     
  19. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    39,645
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    954
    I second this statement
     
  20. Lurker111

    Lurker111 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    1,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Back in Seattle
    Just don't worry about dumping the weight off your back if you are stuck in the hole. Even if you don't have a cage with safety bars you can still squat heavy...just dump the weight if you get stuck.
     
  21. nosaj

    nosaj OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    88,968
    Likes Received:
    742
    ass to ankles FTW :mamoru:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page