Dropping or Slamming Weights
Unless your gym carries bumper plates, stop slamming your weights on the ground. It can damage the equipment and distract other members, which clearly makes you a selfish and obnoxious exerciser. But beyond that, it’s also a clear indicator that you’re lifting more than you actually should.
“If you’re not doing Olympic lifting, then you shouldn’t be dropping the weights,” says Reggie Chambers, a fitness specialist based in NYC. “If you are, it means the weight you’re using is too heavy and you don’t have control.” Choose a weight you can lift with control and rack with control. Spilling your weights after a set makes you look injured, not powerful.Back to top