Deadlifting is one of the best ways to achieve a well-rounded and robust physique. But this exercise does not come in a silver platter. It is tough to perform as it requires the right amount of muscle to pick up something off the floor.
No doubt, the deadlift is serious and hard. How much more if someone is ranting in front of you as you perform this exercise?
The exact scenario occurred at Buzz Fit gym in Montreal, Canada, when a furious guy confronted a teenager while he performed a deadlift exercise.
19-year old Charles Lalonde was assaulted by an angry gym member who accused him of doing the deadlift exercise too loudly. The attack was recorded in the victim’s camera and was uploaded and viewed a million times on YouTube.
In the video description, Pete Rubish, who is Lalonde’s weightlifting coach, wrote:
“The backstory is that the staff at a Buzz Fit gym in Montreal, Quebec have given my client a hard time in past weeks about deadlifting too loudly in the gym. They said he still could, but he had to place mats underneath the plates. So he did as they asked. A random bystander, not a staff member, (wearing an Animal shirt of all things: my sponsor) took it upon himself to confront him after he deemed his deadlifts to be too loud.”
The young athlete was in the middle of deadlifting 350 pounds when the man in an ‘Animal’ tank top interrupted him by placing his foot on the barbell, which sent the weights down the floor.
After violently interrupting his workout, he started shoving and yelling at the teen athlete:
“You’re out! You’re out! Did you understand what I just said? You’re out!”
The man pushed Charles into the wall before the young athlete walked away from the scene.
Luckily, it was the 19 -year old who got the last laugh from the incident. His trainer revealed in another post that his student received a free membership to his dream gym, SSP Barbell Club, for one year.
Meanwhile, the assailant has been banned in the gym where the attack happened. Lalonde also plans to press charges against his attacker.
Watch the intense confrontation in the video below: