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    People who lie about their lifts.

    Ran into a guy who claimed "back in high school football" that he could squat over 450lbs at age 15 while only weighing 140lbs, now while I do believe it's possible as there are 15 year old powerlifters who can squat even more than that, but at a bw of 140? nah dude, keep dreaming.

    Just wanna see if you guys have ever met anyone like this, making claims they can not even come close to showing.
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    One person on my football team lied straight to my coach on how many reps he did, he claimed he did 36 while most people got around 20. This kid was notorious for lying about stuff like this so my coach made him do it again while he watched and he did only like 14.
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    Why does it matter what some one else says they can lift? Why would it matter if they lied?
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    On my book the rule of thumb is that if there isn't video proof then it didn't happen, especially when the numbers are off the charts considering weight/age/training experience.
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    Originally Posted by k41m View Post
    On my book the rule of thumb is that if there isn't video proof then it didn't happen, especially when the numbers are off the charts considering weight/age/training experience.
    People didn't really start recording their lifts until relatively recently. I don't have a single video from the 4 years of high school lifting I did
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    Originally Posted by Torrtrefireto View Post
    People didn't really start recording their lifts until relatively recently. I don't have a single video from the 4 years of high school lifting I did
    You're right, especially considering your overall experience relative to me, i just don't have enough background to give advice or make statements of any sorts, however i honestly consider that for any lifter who started during the last couple of years (like myself), there is little to no reason to not record workouts/competitions.
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    Originally Posted by Torrtrefireto View Post
    People didn't really start recording their lifts until relatively recently. I don't have a single video from the 4 years of high school lifting I did
    I know, it's "unfortunate" some of my best "strongman" lifts took place, not in my 20's (I didn't lift then), but when phones weren't even allowed on the gym floor!! Management only started allowing selfies and workout vidoes all over the place (including locker rooms) about 6 months ago- not even a full year!! This trend is scary to me for a number of reasons.

    Whatever happened to privacy (others' images unknowingly in pics), distractions from phones causing safety concerns/actual issues and phones on the working floors creating a different atmosphere than is truly intended for. If this keeps up, the average gym might turn into the new "Barnes and Noble."

    When I first came on this site and I was suggested to send a video of myself doing pistol squats, simply because I was asking about glute activation, NOT FORM. I had NEVER in my life taken a exercise pic of video (I was too busy training; it didn't even cross my mind and no one in my gym was taking videos of themselves). I asked CS about this, and someone told me it was a red flag if they asked for videos....just stating what I was told as a newcomer. So, I listened, as I did not have questions about form. I like my anonymity, especially if I have "distinctive" features in an avi or a posted workout. I do not want trouble from management in my gym, as I have discussed issues I had in my gym before.

    So, I have my reasons for NOT posting videos and pics at this time. Although, I do understand others don't mind a possible lack of privacy. Truthfully, I don't think a BF would want to take full videos of me doing my normal leg routines, for example....lol. He used to watch me with pure terror on his cute face at times, I actually felt bad for the poor guy...lol.

    Times are definitely changing too quickly, for what was very recently considered behavior that could get you kicked out of the gym is now allowed without a second thought.....?

    Added clarification note: only one guy had asked for a "video" to prove an exercise, and he doesn't work these main sections.
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    That gym sounds way behind the times. If I couldn't record myself I wouldn't go to that gym. How am I supposed to pick apart my form if I never get a chance to see it?
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    Originally Posted by Rags85 View Post
    That gym sounds way behind the times. If I couldn't record myself I wouldn't go to that gym. How am I supposed to pick apart my form if I never get a chance to see it?
    I don't know if you're asking me....but, it's true - only about 6 months ago, phones were not allowed in the main workout sections. It's completely the opposite now. Me, personally, I use the mirror and/or good old fashioned "body awareness" sense to judge form. That comes from either gym experience or athletic experience, in my humble opinion.
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    Originally Posted by etet1919 View Post
    I don't know if you're asking me....but, it's true - only about 6 months ago, phones were not allowed in the main workout sections. It's completely the opposite now. Me, personally, I use the mirror and/or good old fashioned "body awareness" sense to judge form. That comes from either gym experience or athletic experience, in my humble opinion.
    It was hypothetical. Mirrors and body awareness aren't good enough for me. Using a mirror means moving your head, moving your head means a change in form. So the act of checking your form has changed your form. Also, Hitting a max bench and looking into a mirror at the same time seems very difficult. Same with squat, 1/2" on depth can make a squat good or bad. I'm not one to hope I was hitting depth in training and then just go to a comp. Video analysis is huge for athletes and coaches alike.

    I do believe you about your gym. I was just saying I wouldn't train there.
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