Some morning humor...

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  1. joed1228

    joed1228 New Member

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    I go to Gold's Gym and they have some sort of reputation to protect so they try to out-do the local gyms. Well their latest idea is .... hey let's rip up the anti slip mat's and lay down some nice really thin rugs, you know to make the place look a little more up to date. Not thinking anything of it I load up the Smith machine for squats and a few reps deep I feel weird like there was some movement but I didn’t think anything of it. A few reps later the entire Smith machine slides backwards on the slippery thin ass rug, I lose balance and fall to the ground. The weight came down and crushed me onto my own legs and now my right leg is a little sore. It all happened so quickly, the entire Smith just slid backwards and the weight came down on me so quickly, once I started to lose my balance it was already too late. My brother would always think I was a dork when I’d set those safety collars but if it weren’t for them my face would have been between my feet while I was in the squatting stance.

    It was so aggravating when it happened. I felt like the gym floor was perfectly fine and Golds decides to snaz it up for the people who want a pretty gym without using their common sense (I didn’t use mine either I should of thought about that). The Smith isn’t even bolted into the ground which always creaped me out. The owner wasn’t there but I gotta talk to him about putting down some anti slip crap or at least bolting the Smith into the ground like it should be. Use those anchors people; you never know when you’ll need em.
     
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    Law suite? I would see about some free membership time for that one... what a dumb idea
     
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    free membership one year for that one
     
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    :werd: thatd be so easy to pull off. im sure they have your incident on film.
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    Free Golds Gym Stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    fuckin EH!
     
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    Morning humor indeed! :rofl:
     
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    I'd go for the lawsuit.
     
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    Up All Night I might sleep all day

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    Moral of the story is don't do squats on smith machine :fawk:
     
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    Lawsuit's the first thing that came to mind.
     
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    Holy fucking lawsuit
     
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    get Mike to powerbomb that manager...
     
  14. joed1228

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    hahaha Thanks for that, I was waiting to see that response. :bigthumb:

    I talked to the owner yesterday, he kinda freaked out when I said "I was doing squats, the machine slid away from me and the weight came crashing down on me" :mamoru:

    I told him I'd like some kind of anti slip mat's or have the machine bolted down. He said he was gonna take care of it the same day. I'm not hurt to the point that I cant walk/workout, it just scared me. I'm not looking for a handout.
     
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    If the manager isn't tight fisted, you might get something in return for acting cool about it? :)
     
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