the new revolution at my gym

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  1. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    maybe someone can explain to me what the fuck is going on here.

    all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, half of the people at my gym have inexplicably started using chains for every exercise :wtf: Yesterday, there was a guy curling (in a squat rack, of course) an oly bar with chains and no weights. 120lb kids are bench pressing with chains + 10's. You name the exercise, and we've got about 15 people now using chains, and little or no weight, to do it.

    not 2 weeks ago, the chains would spend 99% of the time bunched up in the corner, save for rare usage by a more experienced lifter. Now they are literally in use 100% of the time.

    am i missing something here?
     
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    i wish my gym(bally) had/allowed chains... i have hard time hitting lockout.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    they actually don't allow it, even if you brought in your own? why would they care?
     
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    well i have not tried to bring my own, but I'm sure if they dont allow chalk, they definatley wouldnt allow chains..
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    i doubt they would care...chalk makes a mess, so that i could see not allowing. but chains don't really bother anyone.

    anyway, back to my post, i want to know wtf is going on at my gym!
     
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    people see the big dudes doing it and replicate....



    I use chains/bands for speed work but thats jsut how i roll...
     
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    they don't understand, and are ignorant.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    max effort shirted two board reverse band e-z bar curls with chains ftw
     
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    That is pretty much the gist of it.
     
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    walk around and ask 'em, when they can't give you an answer, inform them of the real reason.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    chains?? I don't get it
     
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    i saw this kid at my gym doing speed bench with just chains on the bar and no plates :mamoru:
     
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    lol yeah they don't have any knowledge about what they're doing, they just do what the Brians do...the same dude who was benching with the chains was maxing out on box squats with like 135 + light bands with the worst form i've ever seen.
     
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    So many say this, but i dont even know if i believe it anymore....
     
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