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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveyboy View Post
    I'm not a coach and I can't lift anywhere near as much as Pierre-Henry, but I'm wondering why nobody has mentioned the lack of safety bars here. What if you fail with a weight like that on your back? Is it not extremely dangerous?
    Does he look like he is close to failure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Does he look like he is close to failure?
    No, I suppose he doesn't. But he does make me nervous with those weights. What if a gorgeous Frenchwoman crosses his line of vision as he is on his way down, and he loses concentration for a moment?

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    He is using bumpers and this looks like a CrossFit type gym, I doubt they would be angry if the just dropped the weights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveyboy View Post
    No, I suppose he doesn't. But he does make me nervous with those weights. What if a gorgeous Frenchwoman crosses his line of vision as he is on his way down, and he loses concentration for a moment?
    Gorgeous French woman?

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    I was puzzled as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveyboy View Post
    No, I suppose he doesn't. But he does make me nervous with those weights. What if a gorgeous Frenchwoman crosses his line of vision as he is on his way down, and he loses concentration for a moment?
    Well, I would not budge. One Frenchwoman is enough, my survival instinct is well aware of that.
    I agree on the fact that it's far from optimal: no one should go behind me, no matter the weight.
    I usually task someone to do the police but the culture is just not there ; this is a problem in itself.
    I even tried to do some kind of "protected space" behind me using weights but people just do not care.
    It reminds me of a game named "Lemmings".
    It has its charm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jovan Dragisic View Post
    He is using bumpers and this looks like a CrossFit type gym, I doubt they would be angry if the just dropped the weights.
    Yes, no one cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveyboy View Post
    What if a gorgeous Frenchwoman crosses his line of vision as he is on his way down
    There is a 20 feet container right in front of him, which I think makes this scenario less than likely.
    I actually think they put it there expressly to avoid the type of accident you are referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre-Henry F. View Post
    It reminds me of a game named "Lemmings".
    I love that game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre-Henry F. View Post
    I even tried to do some kind of "protected space" behind me using weights but people just do not care.
    <Stereotyped joke Alert>
    Have you thought about putting a couple of A3 signs, written in big bold letters, saying "Want a job? Ask me after my set"

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    Seriously: I had similar problem with people's awareness (or rather, lack of it) in a gym here on the Cote d'Azur. I once had a lady walking right towards me just as I started to pull a snatch. The bar must have gone not four inches from her face; her main reaction was to look at me with a puzzled, not even angry, expression. When I tried to explain to her that you should not come close to someone who is pulling a bar of the floor, she just did not seem to understand why would anyone do a pull in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlPrincipeBrutto View Post
    Seriously: I had similar problem with people's awareness (or rather, lack of it) in a gym here on the Cote d'Azur. I once had a lady walking right towards me just as I started to pull a snatch. The bar must have gone not four inches from her face; her main reaction was to look at me with a puzzled, not even angry, expression. When I tried to explain to her that you should not come close to someone who is pulling a bar of the floor, she just did not seem to understand why would anyone do a pull in the first place.
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    Yeah...
    A few years ago, there was this seemingly infinite thread in the forum about all kind of folly witnessed in gyms.
    It was a lot of fun.
    For example, a guy who presses 30kg less than me asked me to show him how I do it.
    His reaction was: "But, it's against all the theory!"
    I later learned that he had a STAPS (sciences et techniques des activités physiques et sportives) degree (equivalent ot PhysEd).
    If only he had chosen to get a Bachelor of Science in petroleum geology from Midwestern State University, who knows how better he would understand the press.
    Anyway, the wound is healing up.
    I hope to post a nice video with the improved squats.

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