Why do (some) men.....

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Nishi2013
Nishi2013 Posts: 210 Member
Try lifting weights way heavier than what they can clearly handle? By clearly handle, I mean with proper form/posture. I see this all the time at the gym; a guy will walk in and go straight for the heaviest weight. Then he will heave it with horrible form, often doing 4-5 reps only. You can always tell men who know what they are doing from those that are trying to break their spine doing a tricep extension with a dumbbell half their body weight.

Conversely, most women tend to always reach for the pretty pink toddler sized weights.
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  • whierd
    whierd Posts: 14,026 Member
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    Ego and lack of knowledge, for the most part.
  • diodelcibo
    diodelcibo Posts: 2,564 Member
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    Question-statement of the year.
  • kms1320
    kms1320 Posts: 599 Member
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    because we all think with our penis
  • JustAboutDelicious_wechanged
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    You can always tell men who know what they are doing......

    This goes for multiple things men try to do without much knowledge. :wink: :smooched:
  • Nishi2013
    Nishi2013 Posts: 210 Member
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    Question-statement of the year.

    More like a completely random and totally gossipy observation; hence posted in chit chat.
  • mister_universe
    mister_universe Posts: 6,664 Member
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    You can always tell men who know what they are doing......

    This goes for multiple things men try to do without much knowledge. :wink: :smooched:

    You promised that was just between us! :angry:
  • rompers16
    rompers16 Posts: 5,404 Member
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    Generalize much?
  • Nishi2013
    Nishi2013 Posts: 210 Member
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    You can always tell men who know what they are doing......

    This goes for multiple things men try to do without much knowledge. :wink: :smooched:

    Bwahahahaha....
  • Stump_Likker
    Stump_Likker Posts: 2,059 Member
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    because we all think with our penis

    Lol
  • xvxCelticWandererxvx
    xvxCelticWandererxvx Posts: 2,890 Member
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    This goes for multiple things men try to do without much knowledge. :wink: :smooched:

    Right? lol Oh and uhm, my weights are red, blue and purple. Neener :tongue:
  • Railr0aderTony
    Railr0aderTony Posts: 6,804 Member
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  • Nishi2013
    Nishi2013 Posts: 210 Member
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    because we all think with our penis

    Actually they don't seem to be thinking at all...
  • whierd
    whierd Posts: 14,026 Member
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    It is a generalization, but unfortunately true in many cases. The people I've encountered at the gym have pretty bad form on most of their lifts.

    And yes, I should be minding my own business. :tongue:
  • Railr0aderTony
    Railr0aderTony Posts: 6,804 Member
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  • Nishi2013
    Nishi2013 Posts: 210 Member
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    Generalize much?

    Note the lack of the generalizing term ALL.
  • nikilis
    nikilis Posts: 2,305 Member
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    because we all think with our penis

    pfff. whatever. I think with my balls man.
  • Cutting4life
    Cutting4life Posts: 505 Member
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    U go to the gym to watch other people?
  • JustAboutDelicious_wechanged
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    You can always tell men who know what they are doing......
    This goes for multiple things men try to do without much knowledge. :wink: :smooched:
    You promised that was just between us! :angry:
    You get an A+
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  • Perplexities
    Perplexities Posts: 612 Member
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    A better question would be why do you care what other people are doing? It has no effect on you other than possibly making you feel a bit insecure lifting in the "Light-weight section", and by "light weight" I don't mean Ronnie Coleman "Light-weight" I mean colored dumbbells "light weight"
  • The_Enginerd
    The_Enginerd Posts: 3,982 Member
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    To impress the ladies of course and intimidate other potential mates of course.