Disturbance while squatting in power rack

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Disturbance while squatting in power rack

Post by ephs » Tue May 05, 2015 3:49 am

How do you deal with people who start doing pull ups behind you at a power rack while you are squatting in it?
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Re: Disturbance while squatting in power rack

Post by Crow » Tue May 05, 2015 9:50 am

At my gym, they ask before starting something like that... Otherwise I`d tell them to stopp it...

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Re: Disturbance while squatting in power rack

Post by ephs » Tue May 05, 2015 10:07 am

In my gym only the people in the morning ask. But now i also train in the afternoon sometimes and then there are some people who don't ask.

Have to find a way to keep the idiots away. Maybe i gonna place my towel over the pull up bar haha.
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Re: Disturbance while squatting in power rack

Post by hoosegow » Wed May 06, 2015 4:02 pm

Ask them sternly, but politely, to wait until you are through squatting. If they don't comply, dump the weight behind you. Look down at their broken carcass and tell them, "That's why you wait."
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Re: Disturbance while squatting in power rack

Post by ephs » Fri May 08, 2015 3:05 am

Sounds like a good plan :green:
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Re: Disturbance while squatting in power rack

Post by Khronos8 » Tue May 12, 2015 2:30 pm

:laughing3: What Hoosegow said.

I also hate anybody walking behind me across the olympic platform when I'm doing cleans, snatches, or jerks. Guys, this weight is moving fast, if you get in the way it's going to move *through* you.

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Re: Disturbance while squatting in power rack

Post by stuward » Tue May 12, 2015 8:10 pm

Every now and then I drop a kettle bell near their foot. That clears space.
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