Watch a Powerlifting Teen Get Attacked Mid-Rep for Being Too Loud at the Gym
Whose side are you on?
Nineteen-year-old Charles-Antoine Lalonde was deadlifting at a gym in Montreal, Canada, when he was attacked mid-set for making too much noise.
Lalonde was recording himself lifting 350 pounds, when the noise of the weights hitting the ground drove one fellow patron over the edge.
The man approaches Lalonde, before kicking the barbell from his hands, shouting, “Get out!” and roughing him up a bit.
We all get peeved at guys for grunting or dropping their weights at the gym, but this was definitely not the way to properly handle it.
You will even notice Lalonde was taking precautions to minimize noise, like placing matts underneath the weights.
Lalonde sent the video to his trainer Pete Rubish, who posted it on YouTube, where it promptly went viral and has since garnered over 3.3 million views.
“I think it came down to the guy picking on someone he thought would be an easy target,” Rubish told the Montreal Gazette of why the video caught so much attention
“I think that’s what sparked the outrage. It’s a classic example of someone not picking on someone his own size.”
The man has since been banned from the gym, and an employee has also been suspended for failing to intervene. Lalonde was offered a free membership but declined the offer.
Watch the insane video above, and check out some reactions here.
Welcome to buzzfit where lifting heavy is not welcomed.
— Leggo (@hehateme706) August 3, 2018
Trying to deadlift at Buzzfit like… pic.twitter.com/r6U9UgKnUJ
— Victor (@VicDelli) August 4, 2018
I agree he should be responsible and accountable for his actions towards the other person. He should also apologize. He should be banned from any Buzzfit Gyms and be arrested and charged accordinly. Then given counselling to make him see the error of his way. @cindershad0w
— mews me (@m_muse_me) August 7, 2018
Just curious so if i come to Canada to deadlift will some douche kick the bar out of my hand mid deadlift @BUZZFITgym ? I’m just curious
— Aaron Meriwether (@StrengthAndRamp) August 4, 2018
I feel bad for the guy lifting… he had Pads under him to take the sound out. The guy kicking him out is unreal
— Producer Bob (@BroadcastBob66) August 7, 2018
Coulda really hurt the guy by kicking the bar to the ground
— h shkuff (@HShkuff) August 7, 2018
But it’s a gym. Weights make noise.
— Eddy (@edrotella) August 7, 2018
I would have beat that guys ass if he would have stepped on my bar half way through a lift. #asshat #fuckthatguy#deadlift https://t.co/Eee1KzxEpW
— lazy (@lazy0910) August 7, 2018