Why do douche rockets always feel the need to lie about what they can do?

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  1. Shady VW

    Shady VW New Member

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    OK, so I run into my roommate's buddy at the gym the other day. He's a pretty naturally big dude, about 6'1 and 195. I see him struggling with 40's on dumbell press, failing when trying to bench, etc.

    So I was doing skull crushers and he was standing next to me doing hammer curls. Now, this dude and I know eachother. We're not really friends, we don't hang out together, but he's a cool guy. So I talk to him for a little bit. I know he broke his ankle a while back and had stopped lifting all together for a while.

    Me: "Wassup Devon, first day back?"
    Him: "Yeah man"
    Me: "How ya feeling?"
    Him: "Tired, to be expected. I feel pretty good though, like I didn't lose that much strength."

    Now, mind you, I was benching behind this dude before and watched him fail trying to do 1 rep of 185 pounds. Like, dead on the chest, didn't move, failed. And watched him struggle and shake with 40 pound dumbells on flat bench dumbell press.

    Me: "Oh yeah? Good, you'll be back into it in no time"
    Him: "Yeah, I put up 225 3 times. Felt good."
    Me (not wanting to call him on it, but doing the :hsugh: face): "Cool man, we'll I'll see ya around."

    Now, not only did he look weak with horrible form, but he lies about it too. I knew he'd been out for like 6 months, I'm not going to care. Everyone starts somewhere. But now you look like a complete douchebag also.

    It's like people who load up 400 pounds on a squat bar and go 1/3 of the way down. You know you didn't really do shit and you know it, so what are you getting out of it? :dunno:
     
  2. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Well, no matter what they say they can do, they're still weak and look like shit, so fuck 'em.
     
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    Maybe he's seen your shit and he's trying to impress you? :boink:
     
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    Who cares?
     
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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    I have a bunch of friends that do it too. We're in the gym man, no need to bullshit. I won't lie to you about being weak and it's not like I don't see you struggling with stuff.
     
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    Shady VW New Member

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    Touche. :mamoru:
     
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    I honestly have only met a handful of people who don't lie about how much weight they can do. They are just focused on getting stronger, the weight they do is just a means to get them there.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Word. For a powerlifter, weight is the end (basically, the idea is to lift as much as possible). For a bodybuilder, weight is means to an end, its a tool used to accomplish a goal.

    But whichever you prefer, lying about numbers is just gay.
     
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    He's insecure, geez, take it easy on the guy. Bitch.
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    all about ego :hs:
     
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    You have low standards :bowrofl:
     
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    should've said: "someday little johnny, someday"
     
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    haha yeah that is what I thought as well.

    In high school, I saw this happen all the time. We had categories on the wall for bench press (100 lb club, 135 lb club, 150... etc) and if you maxed out on that number your name would be put there. Of course the kids who were on the upper end would be sack-rode (sorry for the lack of a better term) like no tomorrow. This resulted in a lot of the weaker kids attempting maxes way too often and almost always on weights they couldn't handle. BUT, their spotter would do most of the lifting for them and their name would be put up :mamoru:. Yeah its pretty stupid but what can I say... its high school.
     
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    1. 6'1" 195 is NOT big at all
    2. He would fit in with a lot of people on this board
    3. Tell him about dat der cell tech
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    ask Filmboy
     
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    We had that too, but the board started at 200 and the spotter couldn't touch the weight at all and you had to keep your back flat on the bench for it to count.

    I was so damn happy the first time I got 200 and finally got to toss my name up there. :bigthumb:

    EDIT: The thing about the 40s is kinda sad. I'm 145 and work out with 65s on flat bench and 60s on incline and can usually get in 3x10s on both of them before I start to fail.
     
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