By gimpy - 04/01/2012 16:55 - United States
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That always seems to be the greatest option we have... sue him, sue, sue. What if he has no money to give? Then what? Lots of bills and no money to pay them with. And what evidence does he have? You don't know if anyone saw it, or will stand up for him. You really need to think before you sue.
Well, that is what insurance is for. What will happen is OP will file a claim with their medical insurance provider, who will ask when and where the accident happened. The insurance company will eventually choose to do the following. 1. Nothing 2. Persue (sue) the GYM to recover medical cost 3. Persue (sue) said person to recover medical cost (if enough evidence exists) 4. Raise OPs insurance premiums 5. Each of 2, 3, and 4. OP should move to Canada and use the universal health care system there.
Such a united states thing to say sue him.. You people are fucking stupid for one the guy didn't mean to obviously shrug it off and get back to the gym after who knows maybe talk to him and he could show you how to workout better, like wow united states citizens your all so fucked in the head
How careless of him, so sorry, OP.): Sometimes it's safer excersizing at home :D
Well, you would have quit anyway. Everyone quits their New Year's resolution.
I had the same resolution last year. Slipped and broke my ankle in the parking lot on the first day. Sucks because gyms are usually protected from equipment caused accidents. It will be in your membership info. They said that to me. Even though a neglected parking lot isn't equipment.
That meathead douche broke one of the commandments of the gym. Obviously if you're strong enough to lift the weights in the first place, you're strong enough to put them back on the floor without dropping them. I know we're a very litigious society, but I really think you'd have a case worth fighting. Asshole needs to be held accountable for his actions. Who knows - you might not be the first person he's done it to, and may not be the last.
Who says he didn't put them back?? After lifting a few reps your hands are feeling pretty brutal. When I'm doing deadlifts almost every time I have to drop it a little bit at the end cause I lose my grip, but obviously I look around before I do. Still doesn't excuse those idiots that just like to make some noise to show they're lifting a bit heavier than everyone else. Guy needs to look around before he drops it.
People who say shit like this probably have never been to a gym maybe he had sweaty hands or maybe he missed the weight rack by a little im sure he didnt do it purpose and if op saw him drop it and bounce he probably should have tried to move unless he was currently lifting then sucks for him but still
95- You shouldn't be dropping weights from high enough that they bounce, you can damage the weights or the mat you're working out on and, as shown in the post, hurt others in the process. I can understand if it slips out, but some people just throw weights down after cleans or dumbbell workouts at the gym I go to and it is very annoying and obnoxious.
11, It didn't specify whether he dropped them deliberately or accidentally. Plenty of people use a poor grip and just drop their shit all the time. The best idea is to not be close to somebody when they're lifting anyway. If they hurt themselves they aren't going to quietly and gently place the weights on the ground before reacting, so if accidents happen you don't want to be sitting under a 50kg plate.
123, You've stereotyped those groups yourself. You've got experience from a single gym and therefore claim to have universal knowledge over different types of people. You also don't know that this guy didn't happen to be one of those asshat bodybuilders you yourself say exist, so why even bitch about it? I happen to have been to both types of gyms myself and know what you're saying is total crap. Exercising to failure doesn't mean losing control. Having several local and national bodybuilding champions at my gym, I'd say I see them dropping the weights far less than I did at the "douchey health club". Perhaps you just fail to differentiate because heavier weights make a greater noise when they hit the ground...
Muscle failure occurs on the muscles being worked. If you are doing presses for instance you will fail on the shoulders or chest, not your forearms. The forearms control the hands. The hands hold the weight. The forearm therefore can control the landing, which is not the same as dropping. Unless youre specifically working the forearm, or doing an exercise that incorporates it I don't see how you can lose total control and drop the weight. When I see people crushed on the bench press theyre still holding the bar, they just aren't lifting it. Case and point.