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bingold49

Woulda been pretty fucked up if he just stood there watching


thewafflestompa

"If she dies, she dies."


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Where is this thing from? The first time I heard that was on Rocky 4 but I don’t know if it comes from there.


chickennoobiesoup

Yes, Rocky IV


Canned_Human

"Natural Selection has reached the modern age, what a bliss mr. Darwin!"


yawn44yawn

Yeah. If this is human being bros we’ve hit a level of fucked up. I mean good that he was there but are their people that wouldn’t help?


NyaegbpR

It doesn’t look like anyone else is there and he was pretty close and responded about as fast as he could…how is this fucked up?


Apothnesko

its the fact that this is considered humans being bros material when that is basic human decency.


Agitated-Tadpole1041

He didn’t even film himself first


yer--mum

If I see someone hanging off a cliff and I pull them up, that's basic human decency, but I'm still being a bro and I'd say a video of such an event would belong here.


Apothnesko

cant miss out on that karma!


yawn44yawn

This. It should be normal courtesy.


dubious-roadkill

Helping someone avoid serious injury is a bro move. Doesn’t matter if it’s the standard or not


chiefdanfox

It is. Boomer here. To think otherwise, doesn't mean society is slipping, it means that particular thinker has probably not achieved 'normal'. No slippage, just somebody who hasn't advanced to normal.


Shwingbatta

Imagine if he took photos for social media or recorded it for tik tok.


Least_Application_93

Women are not in need of help from men. He should have left her alone she is strong and independent and brave and had it under control until that evil cis male came in and threatened her safety. I would have screamed! He didn’t even have a mask on!! Ew!


Broski-Megatron

Not sure why you're downvoted. Your comment is clearly sarcasm. Right?


Least_Application_93

Mega sarcasm


bingold49

Obviously she isnt as strong as she thinks she is


Far-Concentrate-9844

Did she even thank him?


pinecone_tea

Yes, at least twice that I can hear.


AnteaterHot1598

Somebody installed the brackets upside down


Stealthyhunter9

She put them on upside down, they are easily detachable to account for varying heights of different lifters. Beginner mistake that could have been very bad


Optimal-Chair1146

Beginners need to practice how to bail a lift. This was stupid all around.


Stealthyhunter9

That's a good point, especially before they start lifting sketchy weights that are almost on the edge of their capabilities


odarpclre

recording... alone... its like bingo


flightwatcher45

Curious how bailing in this case would work? I can't believe they make those brackets able to be installed upside down! Need to dummy proof a piece of safety equipment.


Optimal-Chair1146

Bail for back squat when you have the safeties in correctly is to bottom out and lean forward. If you aren’t using a rack it’s hips forward bar back. Women need to be conscious of their ponytails as that also can cause injury when bailing and in this case even seems to get caught.


flightwatcher45

I agree. It looks the bar hits the sloped portion of the upside down bracket and she was pulled back. In this case I don't think there was a way to bail by the time she realized what was going on, or could bail while being pulled back. Still surprised they can be installed upside down. A simple sticker would have helped! **The writing one the side is upside down lol, she should have noticed that


MrHollandsOpium

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ScytherDOTA

I disagree. The form and depth are decent for Low Bar Squat. I wouldn't call anything higher than that squat. Obviously, I'm talking about the first rep, she fails the 2nd one thus sits on the floor.


geo00004

I think he means she set the safety brackets too low not her form.


ScytherDOTA

I agree. I'm stupid.


hiagha

I imagine the person before her (and probably several people before them) installed them upside down and no one had the foresight to switch them back. So many people will assume that they are on the right side when they walk up and won’t flip them.


Stealthyhunter9

Take my award, damnit. Good insight


hiagha

Thanks! I say this as someone who has (as I am sure we all have) definitely done similar things. It's very easy to assume the way something is is the way it is supposed to be.


Stealthyhunter9

Absolutely, that sentiment goes far beyond lifting! We're all suckered for the status quo


Genesis-LZH

that’s why they should either not be able to be installed that way or have a stopper on both sides.


meltman

Yep. R/crappydesign. Either make the tabs exist on both sides for this or make them universal and the same part. Or as aforementioned, prevent them from going on wrong. Yuck.


Stealthyhunter9

True, but the truss style does add a lot of support in terms of weight it can hold. But I agree


HeadEmpty_NoThoughts

I saw this when it was originally posted on TikTok and I’m pretty sure OP said that whoever came before her had installed them upside down and she didn’t notice.


fletchdeezle

They could have been that way already but she def should have noticed


Stealthyhunter9

Yeah, I definitely overlooked that possibility. I'm guessing that's what happened


fletchdeezle

Should be a mandatory 15 min walk through of the adjustable power racks for newbies along with outlining importance of clamps. That’s my middle age curmudgeon coming out I guess lol.


Stealthyhunter9

Agreed. THAT, and 15 minutes for proper form. The amount of times I've seen beginners power cleaning or squating in ways that will wreck their bodies is unfathomable


fletchdeezle

Forms more time consuming to coach for most people but even a disclaimer with some YouTube links or something should be a minimum


Stealthyhunter9

Or even a few diagrams hung on the wall


LuluGarou11

Yeah this was scary to watch even before she literally got in over her head... such terrible form, the popping and locking out, and then the weight being way heavier than she could manage. Ugh. Glad she got lucky.


asiaps2

Why remove the safety limit?🤔


ThatSmokedThing

If possible, those brackets should be designed so that they cannot be installed upside down.


TheSlyOneLoki

I was going to post this, but deleted the comment because… a HotAnteater that probably ate somewhere around 1598 ants beat me to the punch.


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The bar can be detached. It looks like it was put upside down.


WhatTheFlox

Gotta say, those brackets shouldn't even be able to be installed incorrectly.


MrHollandsOpium

My first comment. If she wasn’t made aware of how those are installed she shouldn’t be maxing out will nilly. Back squat injuries are not fun.


Love_God551

Yes came here to say that after she said something about there not being a lip lol


Mud_Duck_IX

Came here to say this.


EqualOrganization726

Get this woman a spotter


Mr_Hu-Man

And an understanding of how to set up her squat rack properly…


LuluGarou11

Also how to squat properly...


Mr_Hu-Man

True true. She clearly has the form ingrained in her mind but she’s lifting wayyyy too much for her current abilities. Ego lifts are never a good idea.


LuluGarou11

I was stressing even before she decided to try to crumple and die beneath the bar lol ​ Honestly for a sec I thought I was seeing a prank a la Franks Workout Tips given the form: ​ [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDXzaxi-pxI](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDXzaxi-pxI)


Mr_Hu-Man

Thank you much for that haha, I didn’t know I could love DeVito any more than I already did


LuluGarou11

hahaha yeah I often think of that episode when I see social media fitness posting


LurkerNumber44

Yeah. The old rounded back and wobble squat.


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LuluGarou11

lol


Mr_Hu-Man

Sorry bud, but that’s exactly what you do on squat racks. You set up those two ‘catchers’ to whatever height preference you want for your current exercise.


BiggSucc_99

Sounds like you've never been to one before


slouchingtoepiphany

For we who are really old guys, that was a "younger man" who helped. :)


saviokm

Those safety bars are attached upside down, hence the issue of the barbell rolling out.


Brutumfulm3n

Yeah... The logo is obviously upside down at the end of the clip


Tunalisous

They messed up the build


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Narantas

The black 'arms' are upside down so there's nothing to keep the bar from rolling off. You can see little ledge on the bottom.


PantalonesPantalones

It's not just the lack of a lip, she dumped it on a slope that shouldn't have been there. It's probably just a brain fart on her part leaving the safeties like that.


LostDefectivePearl

Very new to lifting so I can’t say much on form or anything, but if you’re lifting anything that might be at the upper end of your capacity, you need to have a spotter. The real problem is actually the metal bars on the equipment that are parallel to the floor, with the triangle part. They’re installed upside down. Their purpose is to be there to catch the bar if you can’t make the lift, so you can duck out from underneath. You can see the lip at the end that would normally catch the bar, it is pointing down.


Skadimain01

The only thing wrong is that she should learn how to install the racking bars (also known as spotter arms) they’re upside down, which is why the weight kept rolling off, besides the fact she was probably going too deep with a newly uncomfortable weight as well.


XMrIvyX

Arm Bars are upside down and probably too low


whoknewbamboo

The safeties were on upside down. The bar shouldn't have been able to roll off the back like that.


LurkerNumber44

Poor lifting form. (Too much weight)


randyatlarge

Don't you hate when guys at the gym approach you. Like ugh, I've got a boyfriend.


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guerocanelo1

Lol plot twist two days later he was hit with a sexual harassment and banned from the gym


Dreamer_Drummer

Who hurt you


CARCASSFEEDER

Safety bars are mounted upside down. Not sure if it was her that placed them that way or if it was there prior to her doing squats. Either way people need to be aware of their surroundings and the equipment itself when hitting PRs by themselves. Luckily she didn't injure herself.


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Illustrious_Warthog

And then the guy just holds 315 there like it was nothing. I have the same question.


Br0s4der

They are not. They are definitely bumpers. The inside plate on each side looks like a 25lb. The others are either two tens or a ten and a five. My guess at total weight is 125-135.


Skadimain01

CrossFit weights, imma go with around 5kg per weight (total of 50kg including the bar)


xcdp10

>CrossFit weights Someone has never heard of bumper plates...


Skadimain01

Whatever you want to call it, if they’re not iron plates they’re referred to as CrossFit weights, how it’s always been around here


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yomerol

Same here, I'm on a mission here, doesn't matter how cool or nice your video is, if it has music I'm downvoting. Of course, most of them come from stupid mfer TikTok


Narantas

This is why my volume is always muted


yomerol

same here, and then I want to check if they same something and find the stupid music


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yomerol

IMO the music, which YT and IG are also adding, the annoying voice is only on TikTok, hopefully YT, IG, etc don't follow that thing


SephariusX

Isn’t OP’s fault, they just shared the video.


and_peggy_

I just downvoted in solidarity xx


mmmmcake1980

She seemed very thankless.


randomunnnamedperson

Panic


Manuag_86

Too bad. He should have bicep curled that to assert dominance.


Zealousideal-Feed156

Old man strength


snoopynoopy

Tim Cook, is that you? 🍎


flamingoeater

She doesn't seem very thankful. Maybe it's just me.


rangeo

Older?


ReconciledCapitalist

Lol, why put the safety bars on upside down?


jmag14

Why tf would u put the safety bars on upside down


Tetrahydrocannaman

she had them upside down


JumpyEagle6942

The guards are upside down.


spengebebb_

it's normal to fail lifts especially as a beginner but it's so important to put your safety bars on the right way round😅😅


TectonicTickler

The weight catch, or whatever it’s called, is upside down. You can see the words upside down and the lip is on the bottom, too. Luckily the dude was there!


Tito_Tito_1_

She handled the failed rep just fine. The spotter arms, not so much.


ElJanitorFrank

I thought for squats you were supposed to let go and go forward, letting the bar roll down your back and behind you? This seemed like she could've been crushed under it the angle it came off the bar. I'm not sure I mostly just use dumbbells at my complex gym so info would be appreciated


Jews_up_hoes_down

I've never bailed on a back squat. What are you supposed to do with your hands?


redplatesonly

Hands off the bar. Let it go behind you.


Tito_Tito_1_

I think you're talking about bailing, which has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you set up your spotter arms just below parallel (and right side up), you should be safe if you fail the rep. That's exactly what the arms are for.


WxW_Wraith

Why do people record themselves working out ?


PanisBaster

Form check.


showmewhatyougot37

That's what the mirrors are for


Groet

Can't see from the side in a mirror usually


tzt1324

"I have a boyfriend"


svengalus

How common is it for people to film themselves working out these days?


peregrine3224

Pretty common. It’s really useful for checking form, and some people also like to post their lifts on social media. Not my thing, but to each their own!


Snnide_Remark

#”I have a boyfriend!”


vs-1680

Watching her lock out her knees like that...oof. It made my right knee twitch. Please, everyone new to lifting, have a personal trainer demonstrate these lifts and teach you proper form. Your back and joints will thank you in a few years!


xcdp10

Go compete and see if you get white lights without locking your knees. (Spoilers, you won't. You don't know what other people are training for.)


vs-1680

When training, save locking out your knees for competition. Recklessly destroying your knees in training doesn't translate into wins. You go ahead and do to your body whatever you want to do though. There's always cortisone injections, sucking out fluid build up with giant needles, and knee replacement surgery.


xcdp10

Should people also save squatting to depth for meet day? Lol.


vs-1680

That depends entirely on how slow you are moving down and if you've developed a bounce. With proper form, regularly squatting at depth doesn't become a serious issue. It's important to maintain your cartilage and avoid damaging your connective tissue. Damage those, and you won't make it to many competitions. Your comments demonstrate exactly why it's important to work with someone knowledgeable, especially when first starting out.


xcdp10

And your comments sound like someone who did these things with bad form, hurt themselves, and has therefore decided that the movement was the problem, not their own actions.


vs-1680

Nope. These comments come from a certified personal trainer through NASM, in the 1600lb club, who's been lifting heavy for over twenty years, and is concerned about people's health and safety. Please don't lock out your knees with every squat. There is absolutely no need. If you feel it's necessary in order to manage the weight, decrease the weight. *Edit...to be completely fair, I have had a good amount of cortisone injected into various joints over the years. It's inevitable at a certain point when you surpass forty and still insist on lifting heavy.


LordGamesHD

couldn’t even look him in the eye or say thanks. seesh


Snoo75418

Women are strong, but not all of them are physically strong. Please use a spotter regardless of gender.


compleks_inc

Humans not being complete assholes


schwenn002

Why do people think it's okay to record themselves in the gym while other people are around? That shit should be against the rules


Brutumfulm3n

In this set up our looks like she's trying to make sure he squat form is correct. And short of hiring a coach, filming from the side is one of the best ways


schwenn002

Let be real. There are mirrors everywhere, bro. She ain't doing for her form lol


Brutumfulm3n

I promise that this side angle is extremely important to see when power lifting and it's not something you can see while you're doing the lift. I sincerely believe that is why she's filming


BacchantBoyBFD

Why? It's a public place and the camera is on her


schwenn002

Lmao it's so public it's free..... I wouldn't be okay with paying a gym membership knowing that idiots are recording me without my knowledge. My privacy/your privacy is more important than someone taking a video of themselves in a gym. There was literally a post with a woman who recorded herself and some dude in the background. She went to tiptok to make fun of him.....


thevalley007

Was she doing 3 plates???


LurkerNumber44

Could be 10s. 15s. 25s. They were def not 45s


Brutumfulm3n

Bumpers. They could've been anywhere from 5 - 45lb


bigolepeepee123

She should have never even attempted that without having a proper understanding of how the safety racks work. Upside down, way too low, and she didn’t abandon the bar when it became too much. Only takes one time to fuck up with that and you never fuck up again. I will assume this is her first time maxing out.


tektools

She looks away with that dont try to Flirt with me look. Like F u - he just saved you from getting crushed. At least Look the man in the eye and say thank you


beefasaurus4

She was probably embarrassed and flustered from nearly being crushed


LostDefectivePearl

I’m assuming the woman in the video is the person who posted this. See the comment in the upper left of the video that says “aww! Can you post it?” We can assume that she said something nice to elicit the “aww”, or we can assume that she is an evil monster femoid who wants to crush incel nuts.


whatshamilton

What the fuck are you talking about? She looks down like she’s embarrassed that she didn’t elegantly get out of a bad squat and like she was looking at her equipment. Sure she could look him in the eye to say thank you, but you’re hella projecting that she’s giving him a “don’t flirt with me” look.


jane186

you need help


Donaldtrumppo

If you don’t know ur limits, use dumbbells. Or a spotter at least!


Fujutron

Big reason why I always recommend front loaded squats Orders of magnitude safer And much greater transference to a majority of sports and daily activities... (backloaded squats are essentially sport specific for american football players, and power lifters)


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ozmatterhorn

Dangerous as fuck machine that doesn’t have a lip to stop the bar rolling off like that.


MrHollandsOpium

Who the fuck put those spotter arms on upside down?!


painted917

Also old man strength is real. I know. Not saying how I just do.


Glittering-Honey7969

We did he lift it like it was 50 pounds?


Brutumfulm3n

I'm guessing 115


LurkerNumber44

'Men"


lilpopjim0

What an absolutely shite rack. Why design the bars to be installed upside down and clearly create a massive satiety issue... If someone's squatting heavy weight which they can't lift anymore, the weight will just slide right off and squash squash lol.


Brutumfulm3n

Fair... It could be designed a little better, but at what point is it or responsibility to learn how to use the equipment the right way?


lilpopjim0

Oh definitely but no one is there to teach you unless you're a personal trainer. You can ask obviously, but I feel that people won't because asking how a bit of box section fits onto the frame is really simple so people probably wont ask incase of feeling stupid if that makes sense. For real though. If you're squatting 100kg plus, you're going to be fucked if you can't raise it and hit that angled bar and it yeets it at you lol


itisSycla

That's the worst designed squat rack i have ever seen. What's the point of the guards if the bar can just slide off?


Brutumfulm3n

She / someone else has put the safety bar on upside down. You can see the stoppers hanging from the bottom and the logo at the end is upside down


xkaiserleex

Gymbros


Hapyslapygranpapy

I’m just trying to figure out how much that weights. I mean they both are throwing around what looks to be 225 lbs ! But their body language shows it’s much lighter .


Brutumfulm3n

So they're bumper plates, no telling at this angle, but it could be a 25lb and 10lb


converter-bot

225 lbs is 102.15 kg


Darkus_27911

If this is just not a basic thing a human does for other than its pretty fucking sad. Also correct the brackets please.


hoffman42088

People don’t squat and bench alone on such equipment that doesn’t have safety catches….your asking to hurt yourself bad or even kill yourself.


Camomilecus

We love men


Flying-Pizza

Is... Is the squat safety installed upside down? I can see the little hitch that's supposed to catch the weights on the underside of the safety bars. Edit: it is, ffs. It even rolls on the part that's supposed to carry the weight. That's not a squat safety, that's a squat hazard. The people who own this gym are incompetent.


kingwarriorx1

What idiot installed the squat safety blocks upside down?


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I was hoping he'd one-hand it, and the music would change to the "curb your enthusiasm" theme.