04-30-2012 03:27 PM
Not sure if it's a repost but it was the first time I saw it.
05-01-2012 09:38 PM
Bro deadlifting 275lbs with good form. The training wizard rushes over and begins to impart his magical advice. ' Bro, you must use my belt. You will hurt your back, and I should know I used to lift 315!' After this great statement he then says 'bro, you are coming down to fast. Bring the bar down really slowly to really hit your hammies.' Next statement was how his back and knees are fucked! Put two and two togethor you moron.
05-01-2012 10:00 PM
It's kind of funny when you put it that way. "I injured myself so bad on this lift that I can no longer do it, so you know my advice is legit."
05-01-2012 10:04 PM
Kirk seems like an immature dick
05-02-2012 03:08 AM
Amazing experience in the gym last night.
Walked over to do my bench sets and there were three asian guys taking the bench in turns. They were unreal.
They were unbelievably skinny, and dressed in baggy jeans and loose fitting low cut printed t-shirts. I have no idea why they were in the gym but one of them was wearing these.
Im not kidding.
They took it in turns to bench 65lbs with difficulty and limited ROM and then started walking around using every piece of equipment they could find. Badly. And with almost no weight.
I originally laughed at them and felt sorry for how misguided they are (also slightly incredulous considering my gym is stupidly expensive [thank you work discount!]) but then I saw who was with them...
I cant find a close enough picture as Im at work but imagine her with a tight blouse, much bigger hoo-ha's, and the shortest short shorts you have ever seen. Simply unfair.
05-02-2012 03:21 AM
This is surprisingly common in the fitness industry generally. At one point I had to suffer through a presentation of "how you PTs can sell better." It was very much the hard sell approach.
Originally Posted by FKYT
"Sorry, I would like to do PT but can't afford it, I'm saving for a holiday."
"Cool! Would you like to look good for your holiday?"
Excellent way to get someone to sign up and never show up.
Anyway, the guy giving this speech was boasting, "I was so good at selling PT that I had to hire other trainers to train people for me... and eventually had to stop training people at all."
Afterwards I approached him and said, "So your advice is based on your experience... that you were so good at your job you had to stop doing it?"
"Yes!" he said with enthusiasm.
05-02-2012 04:53 AM
I love the training wizard. He wears his belt so much I thought reality was going to implode on itself when he gave his belt up. He wears it the entire time he is in the gym, even with lateral raises, 135lb smith machine shrugs and sitting down taking a break. Personally I loved how his vouch for legit pulling knowledge was his claim of 315 with an astonished look on his face. He once told me powerlifting made his knees explode too.
05-02-2012 08:08 AM
For some reason whenever I hear about this Training Wizard I picture someone similar Vermin Supreme with a weightbelt. I just wish I was lucky enough to get deadlift advice from this bountiful fountain of knowledge. Paul, I think sometimes you take his presence for granted instead of embracing all of the words of wisdom he has to pass on to future generations of lifters.
05-02-2012 08:40 AM
He looks like a burnt out surfer. Slicked back long blond hair, red puffy face, a compression shirt, basketball shoes and that bloody belt. I forgot another thing he said too. When he handed the magical belt over the guy asked what type of belt it was. He replied ' its for powerlifting' with the expression of a man imparting great wisdom on to a new generation!
05-02-2012 08:50 AM
Aww, now the illusion is ruined. I always pictured him in a neon purple singlet with the remaining strands of his greasy black hair being kept out of his eyes by a headband adorned with skulls. Like a broke down Macho Man Randy Savage.
Originally Posted by PaulBeech