Right, I don't usually rant, but a quick one today as I seem to be in a grumpy mood. This morning I was doing deads, nothing major as getting back into it yet again. A teenager started doing high front squats, but the weight looked like it was all in his wrists and he was putting most of the weight onto his toes. During a rest period after I watched him do it a couple of times (struggling at 60 for 5's going to if I'm generous parallel), I turned around (he was behind me in the squat rack) and asked him if it was hurting his wrists. He says yes, but it's good. His flexibility was poor because he hasn't done it in a while. I said well the weight should really be on your clavicals, the weight should be taken by the body and not the wrists. His response [now dubbed dummy] was 'but I'm doing it for my delts' Me-but it's not for your delts Dummy- yes it is Me- well if it is hurting your wrists, you're doing it wrong Dummy- No I'm not At this point I look at the weight and say, yeah, with this little amount I doubt it. Take my headphones and what not off, unrack the weight and step out of the rack after stepping back and having to ask him to move as he was just standing there (he was inside the rack 'squatting' so didn't know why I was stepping all of the way out, deer and headlights I guess). I drop down to the bottom of the hole and stay there for maybe 20 seconds holding the stretch and basically say this is how it should be done and that he will injure himself if he carries on the way he is going. I casually come back up and say to him, it's supposed to be a squat and work the legs, core and posterior chain, which is why it is called a front squat, not a front delt lift. He mumbles something about his wrists are fine, I look at him, shrug and go back to deadlifting. Now the question is, was I doing the right thing in trying to correct him, or being a dickhead about it. I think I started off trying to help, but when he got defensive and told me I was wrong about what the exercise was for, I got pissed off so showed him up quite convincingly. Maybe I should not pay attention, or go to the gym even earlier to avoid these people. On a side note- his friend came in shortly afterwards and about 1/4 squatted 80kg for maybe 8 reps and was quite straining with it. I kept doing my landmines with 25kg for 15's.