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    Do People Give You a Hard Time for Dropping/Bouncing Weights at the Gym?

    I get this shit every blue moon at the public gym. And it's always from some old fart with a gut who pretends to be a lifting guru. My response is always respectful, without raising my tone or acting annoyed. No need for me to make a scene in public and appear to be the bad guy. But hell, when you're shoulder pressing 90 pound dumb bells or chess pressing 120s, it's impossible (at least for me) to set the weights down completely softly without injuring yourself. There's always gonna be a little bounce off the floor, and it's never even nearly enough to cause a big thud that makes everyone turn their heads. But to some of these geezers, I'm "damaging the weights." Why would they care!?!? They never use the heavy weights anyway. And they're fuckin weights, not dinner plates. It's dangerous to even have a spotter try to take them off me after a set.

    Most gyms have rules against dropping/throwing weights as part of their safety policies. But if the employees aren't saying anything about the way I handle weights, then other gym users ought to just mind their damn business and not interrupt my workout to try to lecture me.

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    a totally innocent question : if you can control the weight almost to reach the floor then can you not just control it that small amount more all the way to the floor? Regardless - I think that people understand that if you are lifting heavy then you'll always tend to drop/bounce the weights - what I think the gyms are guarding against is the annoyance caused by people who think its cool to drop the weights - and they are lifting a pathetic weight, not heavy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo
    a totally innocent question : if you can control the weight almost to reach the floor then can you not just control it that small amount more all the way to the floor? Regardless - I think that people understand that if you are lifting heavy then you'll always tend to drop/bounce the weights - what I think the gyms are guarding against is the annoyance caused by people who think its cool to drop the weights - and they are lifting a pathetic weight, not heavy
    When I can I don't drop the weights myself....but you could injure urself trying to put down some heavyweights sometimes, if ur trying to let it down and lose ur balance or something....
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    The only time I drop wieghts is when I'm flat DB pressing.
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    If you can pick it up and lift it properly, then you should be able to put it down properly. Sometimes things happen but for the most part you should be able to set the weight down. I can press 120s for chest and 90s for shoulders and have never had a problem putting them down. I have a set of 90s at my gym with loose heads on them, kinda makes you realize that dropping weights does damage them and that you could get hurt lifting faulty equipment. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by t.durden
    If you can pick it up and lift it properly, then you should be able to put it down properly. Sometimes things happen but for the most part you should be able to set the weight down. I can press 120s for chest and 90s for shoulders and have never had a problem putting them down. I have a set of 90s at my gym with loose heads on them, kinda makes you realize that dropping weights does damage them and that you could get hurt lifting faulty equipment. JMO
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    If it is just a little bounce that is understandable, but if you're dropping them than they are too heavy for you, or you should be using a spotting partner that can take them from you.



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    I usually let gravity take over when I'm done with my set. This occurs after the concentric portion of the lift, I skip the excentric part, and just let the wieghts fall to each side. It sounds like the end of the world.
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    Only a total loser drops the weights from the top of the movement, I don't see this much anymore because most gyms will kick these trolls out if they continue to do it. If you can't handle free weights like a man then go buy a Bowfex and workout at home.
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    If I'm training and doing a set to failure, and I get stuck at the bottom, I drop them, yep. Never had anyone come at me about it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by t.durden
    If you can pick it up and lift it properly, then you should be able to put it down properly.
    that's what i was thinking.
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    I lift at home so no one really complains, but I definitely know what you're talking about. If I'm DB benching with heavy weights, I certainly can't do an oddly positioned reverse hammer curl with the same weight I use for benching. I let it down as softly as I can but I'm not going to injure myself just to make sure a piece of steel is 'safe.' I also don't see the point in limiting the weight you use so you can put it down as softly as possible. Maybe if other people actually used some kind of intensity with their workouts, they wouldn't be paying attention to what you do.
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    I don't mind a little drop, at least if you try and set them down. Some people hit lockout and just chuck them down. That is obnoxious. However, I rest the dumbbells on my chest and kind of do an explosive situp so they are supported by my quads so this doesn't happen.





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    Quote Originally Posted by CowPimp
    I don't mind a little drop, at least if you try and set them down. Some people hit lockout and just chuck them down. That is obnoxious. However, I rest the dumbbells on my chest and kind of do an explosive situp so they are supported by my quads so this doesn't happen.
    that's exactly how i do it

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