Fitness Fail Friday: Worst Bench Press Ever?

June 13, 2014

To show you what not to do, each Friday STACK brings you a moment from the weight room or sports field gone horribly wrong.

Browse YouTube for fitness fails for any length of time, and you’ll quickly come across this man.

Worst Bench Press

He works out at the Eastern Michigan University weight room, and his form is not great.

Many people have uploaded video of his legendary Bench Press routine, which always includes:

  • Khaki shorts with a braided belt
  • Fantastic footwork
  • Two minutes of holding the bar at the top of the lift
  • Mildly underdeveloped right side of the body

Check out one of the videos below.

According to the video uploaders, everyone at the gym has tried to help him, but the man does not want help. So the Eastern Michigan Legend continues to do his thing, and people continue taking video of him.

Most videos of people doing weird things in a gym are covert or disguised as selfies, because it’s not socially acceptable to record video of strangers. But here we have multiple videos, complete with commentary, brazenly shot five feet away from the guy, because it’s clear that the Eastern Michigan Legend couldn’t care less what these college kids with their CrossFits and vitamin milkshakes think about him. If they want to record his workout with their fancy pagers, they can knock themselves out.

Thank you, Eastern Michigan Legend, for staying true to yourself. Now would you mind showing us how not to do a Lat Pulldown?

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Dustin Brady
- Dustin Brady is the Web Manager at STACK Media and an avid runner. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from Pensacola Christian College in...
Dustin Brady
- Dustin Brady is the Web Manager at STACK Media and an avid runner. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from Pensacola Christian College in...
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