I'm somewhat lucky in that I'm one of the old(er) men at the Uni gym, it's mostly full of students, so I don't get any stupid comments as most tend to ignore me or just silently wonder what's up with the older guy growling through heavy squats and deadlifts. I've met some good strong dudes there though.
I chuckle a bit when I look at my calves and how small they seem to be compared to a lot of other people. I've never isolated them on a lift or tried to work them - I'm happy enough when they facilitate my squats and deadlifts, so they don't really need to do a ton of work or be really huge. But that goes along with the rest of my body philosophy - I'm happy to be strong and don't feel the need to be huge. A 15-20 year younger version of myself might disagree
I see a lot of kids (freshmen/sophomores), gym rookies, that come in to the gym and try to do some good barbell lifts but obviously don't know how to do them properly. I think back at how much it would have helped me if I had someone actually in the gym to give me some tips and show me proper form, so I step up and offer some advice. Some of them are very grateful, and I think it helps their self-esteem and motivation to keep lifting. Some of them just brush me off because they think they know better or that I'm just some weird coot talking out my ass.
My strength log
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
'That's 200 solid ass pounds!'
Good work buddy.
vegan_rossco, the squat wizard wrote:
Some guy was staring at me the whole time like I was some kind of fucking wizard firing lightening bolts from my butt.