We approach the NY so stupidity in gyms will only increase! Lets hear some of your stories of where you have seen really stupid shit or even if you would like to share some stupid shit you have done your self? I will kick it off. I have this kid in his early 20's in my gym. A little douche is how my wife describes him. Wears all the fancy clothes and comes in for 2-3 hours each day. Tries to give every one advice yet has zero muscle. So I did what I do for many members and had him join in on a workout. 1 set of pulldowns 2 sets of chest supported rows to failure and he lay in the pissing rain outside for 10 minutes (why he didn't just stay in the bathroom after he puked is still beyond me). Ok so hopefully he learned a lesson that he didn't train hard or take his sets to failure (trust me no forced reps just straight sets 12-15 reps to failure did this!). Nope next week he was back to doing 30 minutes of one arm pushdowns (i was cleaning and I timed how long he did this crap for). Next week he tried inviting a friend from out of town into my workout saying "make this guy puke!" as if that's what i live my life around lol trying to make kids puke! I said "no bro it was a one time thing for you just like I do for any member that wants if you want to do PT for you and him you can pay me" he was totally shocked as I guess he thought he was in my inner circle of training partners now (even though he stopped the workout 3 out of 20 sets in lol). So he brings this kid in. Very nice farmer style chubby guy (probably on a lash of dbol too but that's besides the point). He literally loaded the weights for this kid and then tried to make eye contact with all the other members basically saying "look at how hardcore I am because my friend can do this". Any ways this farmer kid squats 6 plates with wraps it was obviously a total max I told him "awesome job". But then the scrawny runt basically bullied this farmer kid (who didn't seem the brightest tbh but very nice!) into trying 6.5 plates. I sent a couple guys over to spot him. Needless to say it ended up in one spotter tearing his forearm and thankfully the farmer kid wasn't too badly hurt. All because the little douche was trying to show off through his friend?! Seen one member unload 7 plates off the hack squat leaving 7 plates on the otherside. Hack squat flipped over! Got the usual "been lifting for 30 years but can't even do a pull down correctly" guys who always say "lets see you do this at my age" lol. The one that annoyed the most was this kid who is all into westside pling doing squats. He set the safety supports literally 8 inches off the ground. Did wide sumo squats, dumped the bar, bar hits pins, $400 texas power bar is bent!!! I knew the kid had no money and we all make mistakes so I just told him never do that shit again! 2 months later he did it again bent another bar! I gave him options to leave the gym or pay for the bar. He left the gym. Best part was I gave him a discounted membership, so he paid the gym over 3 months about $100 and cost the gym $800!