I take the 70-pound barbell down from the rack. It’s on the top rack, about shoulder height.
Being a manly man, I do 10 reps, lifting the weight to my waist. I pause to admire my bulging biceps in the mirror. OK, actually to watch my arms twitching uncontrollably.
After a minute, I do 10 more reps. At this point the Grim Reaper is acting as my spotter. I am totally done.
One catch: Returning the barbell to the rack. Being unable to do even one more rep to my waist, how am I supposed to raise the barbell to shoulder height?
Maybe they won’t notice the blob in the corner with a towel over it. Barbells should come with instructions.