Ah, lifters. We are a swole bunch. We are a good looking bunch. We are weird, weird bunch. It just comes with the territory. I mean, when you are pretty much more obsessed with missing the gym from getting bola than actually getting Ebola… you are probably a lifter. In honor of our weirdness, we put together a short list of 4 funny and weird things that lifters say to one another and nobody else…
Dude, how’d you get your shelf a$$?
Ok, unless you swing that way, you probably don’t say this often to just any old dude. However, at the gym, well, we get weird. We aren’t asking you out to Applebee’s… we just want to know how you got your butt to do that shelf thing we have been trying to achieve for 3 years. Seriously. Why can some people get the shelf butt and some can’t? Damn genetics.
Wanna try something illegal?
OK. We know. That sounds shady AF . However, anabolic steroids have been a part of bodybuilding for generations. So it isn’t exactly the same as asking someone if they want to do a line of crack. Anabolic steroids are actually medical and they are used for a lot of different ailments. The bodybuilding community just simply realized that they also helped to build muscle, increase energy and help you lean out. So if you are being asked to try something illegal at the gym… it is probably an anabolic steroid.
I can’t go to work. Those new protein shakes gave me diarrhea.
OK. We didn’t want to have to say it but we all know that there are some shakes out there that will do a number on your stomach. Basically, you either puke or end up in the bathroom. One or the other. Finding a brand that works for you without upsetting your stomach can be tough. If you are finding that you are really getting sick from these things, try to go natural which most experts say is best anyway. However, if you cannot get in all that protein naturally, whey may be to blame. A LOT of people can’t handle whey. Try another form.
Another problem with protein… you eat enough… you pass gas like on Human Growth Hormone steroids. You squat enough… you will pass gas at the gym. Unless you are next to a really hot chick, try not to do that but if you are next to a buddy, he is probably going to do the same thing at some point this week – so don’t sweat it.
Lifters are a lot of things. Yea… we are a little weird but it just comes with the territory. Besides – weird is wonderful, right? Right.