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I was training one of my clients today while this other trainer was working near by on the plate loaded leg press machine.
Well, his client is about 6'-7" and weighs about 280-300lbs. He had just finished a set on the leg press and he was whining about how hard it was.
I look over, quickly do my gym math, (mutiples of 45# plates) and I say "what are you crying about, it's only 450 lbs". He looks at me and says "I'd like to see you do it". So I say "What ever you just did, I'll do twice as much".
He lights up and asks his trainer, "how much did I do"? His trainer says he did 30 reps. So the guy says "all right...Let's see it, 60 reps with 450".
(I'll stop using quotes now you guys get the drift).
So his trainer starts saying no, don't bother him (me) cuz I am with a client as well. But the guy is determined and starts loading the plates back on the machine.
The big guy says this will be good entertainment.
So I walk over and climb into the leg press. I take a deep breath and start repping out with the 450. The other trainer is counting reps out loud. I just sat there and hammered them out with a poker face. Then, when I got to 30, (still dead pan) the other trainer says should I bring you a magazine to read?
I smile and keep pumping. 40...50...55 (Starting to burn) 60!! He locks down the pins and the big guy just sits there...I get up all calm and start to walk over to my client. My legs were numb The big guy says...You got a little bit of a wobble there. I lean on the wall and smile.
He says to my client, your trainer is pretty tough. I say to the big guy, I am charging you and hour session for the entertainment and for making me mess up my workout schedule because I am not supposed to workout untill Friday. He says go ahead, it was worth it.
It took me about 10 minutes to recover from that little stunt but I guess it was worth it. He shut the hell up, and I got paid double for the hour.
Just thought you all might enjoy that story.
P.S. well see how my legs feel in the next couple of days.