In my Health class I was talking to the guy behind me about working out and then I asked him how much he benches. He's a pretty skinny kid and he's tall. He said that he benches 180 pounds. I'm not saying that you have to be superman to bench that much but come on that guy was really skinny. I didn't even know that he worked out. I just agreed with him though. lol
Then I asked him if he worked out his legs and he said yeah and showed me his calves. According to him he can squat 210 pounds and leg press 230. I leg press around 3 times what I squat. He also didn't seem like he could squat 210. I run into these guys all the time now. There was this other time where 2 of my friends worked out together (one is strong but the other is skinny) and the skinny guy started saying how he could bench 170 and then the bigger guy said "oh really cus I remember you having 2 little plates when I was there" and the skinny guy said that it happened after he left.
I think that it's so stupid that these people lie about that crap. I wouldn't care if they benched 45 pounds aslong as they tell the truth. Am I the only one who runs into these types of people?
Thread: Why are people such liars?
09-14-2005, 04:00 PM #1
Why are people such liars?
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Sometimes, when a friend asks how much I can lift. (because they can tell i work out) I wont lie, but I'll add what I should get the following workout.
For example, if I deadlifted 315 X 8 the workout before they asked me... id say that I did 320 X8. Because on deads, i look for a 5 pound improvement each week. But thats it.
09-14-2005, 04:11 PM #10
dont judge people by their size
My friend is 6'1 210
i was 5'9 170 now 140 cut
i lift way more than him
I row more than my bodyweight for reps
I bench more than my bodyweight for reps
I deadlift way more than my bodyweight for reps
I can do dips with 90lbs tied to me for reps
I can do pullups with 45lbs tied to me
most people cant tell i workout anymore if i dont take off my shirt, yet im stronger than them and shaped like a god compared to them
Or look at ayung in the journal section
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People lie for personal bennefit. There is no reward for decency in this world.
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09-14-2005, 05:20 PM #18
people like to make themselves feel better like saying they can lift way more than they can, plus their form/range of motion/time under tension are all probably a joke which makes it easier and allows a lot more weight. also how guys generally say they weigh quite a bit more than what they really do, and girls say they weigh quite a bit less than what they really do. people lie to hide what theyre ashamed of. simple.hail murder. **** you.
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09-14-2005, 06:12 PM #21
When someone (say he's 155 lbs, 5'8") says 'I bench 185' there are two ways to look at that.
1.) He benches more, pound for pound than 90+% of the general population.
2.) He benches crap. 185 is nothing for someone his size. Anyone who works out 3x a week, eats a strict diet and follows a solid but intense workout program for a few months is going to be benching 185.
I used to think 185 was damn impressive weight. I would have been damn happy to bench 185. I remember when I first came here I saw a video of some 160 pound guy benching 225 twice and I figured that had to be some kind of record. Now, after a whole 3 months or so *I* can bench 225.
Anyway, my point is, I'm sure the skinny guy that doesn't work out doesn't realise that #2 is an option. To him 185 is hardcore and he's a big fat lair. Sure, people who spend time here know that 185 isn't much at all, but most people don't.
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this kid on my bus lies all the time. beggining of last year when i started working out he claimed he could bench 185 and at that time i could only bench 95. then in may when i maxed at 175 i was like how much do you bench he was like i could do about 200. now school starts i maxed out 190 monday (almost 100 lb increase since september 22 2004) and i ask him what his max is and hes like i havent worked out in a while but i could do about 200-210 but prob 225. it was such a big like it was pathetic.
i like helping my friends with working at out school though. like today i taught this kid how to squat and deadlift
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09-14-2005, 07:12 PM #27
I know what you mean, I grew up in ****in fairytale city around here man. Everybody lies about everything...it could be the stupidest things...
People are just ignorant and stupid.
I weight 150lbs
The most I can normally bench is 140lbs, but thats only cause thats the most weights that I own right now. I never benched while at the gym either.
I can easily squat 140 without a problem....feels like feathers.
I can put over 100 on my curl bar and have no problems there....pretty weird.
I maxed out the arm curl machine in college at 220lbs every night....it really didnt feel that heavy to me....but alot of bigger guys(200 or so) seemed like 180 was enough for them, and couldnt even get as many reps as me....dont know why.
Its pretty bad when I can curl more than I can bench....is that normal, i think its because i just trained my arms for different activites, not for benching....
09-14-2005, 07:18 PM #28Originally Posted by $bLiNgEr$
Skinny people can put up that kind of pussy weight. Unless he is borderline anorexic then I say those lifts are most likely legit.
ps- if you lie about your lifts/stats you're a f@ggot."Great spirits often encounter violent opposition from weak minds."
09-14-2005, 07:19 PM #29
yeh i dont get it either. not being able to bench lots of weight isn't exactly something to be embarassed about. besides, 180lbs is A LOT for 'normal people'. pecs have got to be the least worked muscles in the entire body. I mean what do you actually use them for in real life? most things involve legs, back and arms maybe...
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