View Full Version : Lisa Sutton - Clank and Bangers
07-29-2002, 08:28 AM
Lisa Sutton is back with her views on clanks and bangers. The awful sounds of idiots crashing thier weights down. What do you think of this?
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04-02-2003, 06:17 PM
get your old ass out of the gym! Some of us go to the gym with the purpose of building muscle (what a surprise huh?) and to do that takes heavy weight. If you would try it sometime you might realize that after doing a heavy set, you just don't have anything left to gently set the weights down like a feather falling from the sky, you assclown! Do us all a favor and stay home with your knitting needles where you belong!
11-21-2003, 12:03 AM
Show me any male body builder who lifts light to moderate weight and produce a competable body in the amateur (state level) body building competition. I'll bet there are none. You've to lift heavy to compete if you're natural body builder. And to be able to put the weight down gently after a set means you're not pushing hard enough. And you shouldn't use Lou Ferrigno or Arnold Schwarzenegger as examples. One they're on steroids and two haven't seen them workout in person (video doesn't count). Just as it wouldn't be fair to compare you to a Ms. Olympia. In fact there is a video on the net showing Ronnie Coleman pushing 200lb dumbells in flat bench. And it clearly show that he drops the dumbells down after his set like it or not. You should switch to another gym where old/fat people are there to get "toned" so you don't have to hear the weight dropping on the ground.
11-21-2003, 06:26 PM
I dont drop weights when i am db bench pressing, but I would not blame someone doing 200lb in each hand who did it.
02-24-2005, 02:30 AM
I like the point you are getting at Lisa. It is all about being focused and driven in our efforts to become the ultimate image we have set in our minds. I hate seeing people lala-ing around the gym---if you're there, get serious and be focused. It really ruins the mood for me when I see people chitter-chattering or goofing off.
As technique goes...I hate seeing guys pick up their heavy wieghts when they can't lift them properly. You should always be in control of the weight; you can't let it push you around-- or eventually it's gonna do some damage. I agree with the clanking at the top of a rep-very annoying, but the dropping of the weight at the end of a set I can sympathize with.
09-27-2008, 07:42 PM
you show me a person you can gently lower a 100+lb dumb bell to the floor from an incline bench position w/o making any noise and I'll show yo ua person with a torn rotator cuff!!!
if you don't like to hear noise in a gym, get some ear buds or go the @#&! home! It's a gym, not a library...and guess what some of us actually lift heavy. it's ultimate double standard for some ass hole to come up to me mid set and request out the the "respect of others" could I please be quiet...WTF?!? how about the respect of those who have busted ass enough to reach a training intensity hard enough to scare the **** out of the other wannabe onlookers. And guess what...every guy who has to venture to the end of the rack to grab the triple digit dumbells with the coat of dust on them isn't on steroids!!!!
If i deadlifting with 8 plates on a bar when that plate touches the ground...whether I drop that think from the 2nd story or lower it to the ground with a construction crane it's gonna make some noise dammit!
04-01-2011, 09:40 PM
The clank principle is an okay generate rule but there's got to be exceptions. I'm pretty sure I've seen advocated pressing together 2 hex dumb bells throughout the entire rep and that it targets the chest well.
Problem isn't the contact so much as the humerus angle. What happens when people clank (unless the dumbbells are exceedingly large/wide) is that people are bringing the elbows closer to the midline than the shoulders. This is senseless because this takes the tension off and actually puts it on the back muscles to prevent the arm from cascading across the other side of the body.
The reason double hex pressing doesn't have this problem is because it only uses a partial RoM.