Rule 101 for training at a gym, you don’t do bicep curls in the squat rack. I shall repeat, NO CURLING IN THE SQUAT RACK.
Now I do not care who you are, how heavy you’re lifting or how often you go to the gym, curling in the squat rack is a big NO. I mean seriously there are dumbbells that go up to 50kgs and plenty of floor space at the gym I go too, and if that’s not enough for you muscle men and you can always rack up on the spare Olympic bars with weights and go macho crazy for all I care – just don’t do it in the squat rack… particularly when people are actually wanting to do squats and there are only 2 squat racks at my gym so they always in the highest of demand, so if you don’t actually need them for their actual intended purpose (to squat) then move it.
Now I understand the whole ‘curls gets the girls’ dribble, but you know what, that’s not going to work if you have the guns up the top but pins for legs, so use the squat rack, I’m all for it … BUT use it for it’s intended use … SQUATTING, no curls in the squat rack. You can go Ass-To-Grass, Pistol Squat, Wide-Stance Squat, Split Squat, Stiff Squat, Jump Squat … JUST NO CURLS, trust me it won’t get the girls (well the gym ones) you will just be the gym jerk…
End of rant, thanks for listening! Whilst your hear… What ticks you off at gym?