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    I generally dont grunt when im not lifting near my personal best.

    But generally say if im squatting say 120kg + i would start grunting on my last few reps.

    Now i have seen people grunt lifting 30kgs on dumbell bench presses and causing a ruckess (sp?) then dropping it on the ground like it weighed 120kg.

    Now forgive my eletism but lifting 30kgs and grunting like the gym was on fire seems a bit wacky to me as its such a dismall weight.


    thoughts? Am i just an old and jaded trainer who had forgotten what its like to be new to the sport?


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    Were they able to lift 120 though or were they trying their hardest with the weight they had? I personally find a grunt helps me firing up for that last rep whatever the weight.


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    tryin their hardest to bench 30kgs..
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    We all start somewhere it was only a question... Were they doing 100 reps of 30kg? :P


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    "Grunting" whilst exerting full effort at your top weights (whatever they are) is fine.


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    Someone on their last rep of twenty squatting 220kg might also think someone grunting the last set of ten with 120kg be amusing, but I doubt it.

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    Got some snide remarks from a bunch of pencilnecks doing 20kg lat pulldowns about my grunting while squatting 130kg 3x6. I'd love to hear the noise they make with that weight on their back.

    For me, regardless of how much you lift, if you're going for max effort, you'll be doing the valsalva maneuver and you'll be grunting. It's the lack of grunting that indicates people aren't working hard enough!
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    i never grunt while working out... ive tried it and it makes no difference whatsoever to lifting. lol... grunt if you want. i choose not to.. but make sure your putting in the effort to grunt.
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    I don't grunt, I yell

    but as others said, if it's epic reps, or max weight for a person, noise making is totally fine.
    I know a guy that squatted 150 for a pb, made some grunts, and was asked by a worker not to make noise while lifting.


    He no longer trains there lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brendon View Post
    i never grunt while working out... ive tried it and it makes no difference whatsoever to lifting. lol... grunt if you want. i choose not to.. but make sure your putting in the effort to grunt.
    You make a very good point there Brendon. For me it has never been and it's not now that I make a conscious decision to or not to make a sound; if it happens so be it...it came purely from physical exertion (whilst being in the zone) and not from a thinking mind.

    I think people here may or may not be taking exception to the way or how audible a "grunt" may sound. As for me, you wouldn't know I'm in the gym training; my "grunts" are hardly audible. I'm no Sharapova!


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