I realized that people want it easy and comfortable, even when they work out, which seems contradictory. Is this a common theme or is it just this gym I'm going to? I see old ladies going to the gym to walk on the treadmill for 2 hours, which I have a hard time understanding because you can go outside and walk for free without paying the gym membership. But whatever, they're old ladies. There are young guys who use straps and use one of those aerobic step platforms to reach the pullup bar. I'm a manlet and I just jump up to grab the bar yet these taller guys use a platform because they don't want to jump an inch off the floor. Aren't they there to work out? And they're grip is so weak they need to use straps and their grip never gets stronger because they use straps. I see guys who are bigger than me never put more than a plate on the bar to do Romanian deadlifts like women do. And of course guys who look like they weight at least 10kg more than me all use the foam pad to do 40kg squats. But at least they do actual squats, most people line up to use the smith machine. I'm sure if I step in a legit powerlifting gym, I would be among the weakest people there including the women, but I'm easily one of the strongest people at my current gym, which makes me thing I'm at the wrong gym. It's because nobody wants to challenge themselves aka be even a little bit uncomfortable. It's probably why some people get their panties in a bunch at noise at a gym from people deadlifting. With the exception of old people, I don't understand the logic behind this. I assume people are at the gym to get stronger, get jacked, or to lose weight. None of these things are easy, comfortable things. I know younger guys are there to look jacked, but their thought process is like, "I want to get jacked but I'm going to do in a way that doesn't hurt my hands and isn't very hard." It's just something I noticed even though I guess it doesn't really affect me except when they don't put the steps back and just leave it there. So far, nobody has really given me shit for deadlifting.