All you iron pumpers out there, save yourselves a trip to the Student Recreation Center front desk to ask where the really heavy dumb bells are, because theyâ€™re gone.
No, the weights that weigh more than 85 pounds didnâ€™t get lost. Nobody melted them down or used them for scrap metal. And, no, theyâ€™re not being used to make a giant dumb bell sculpture.
Nope, instead a group of students wrote and signed a petition saying that people using heavy weights were intimidating and created an atmosphere of elitism. Then, in a move of infinite wisdom and fairness (yes, thatâ€™s sarcasm), the Rec Center removed the weights and put them in storage.
When the Collegian called the Rec Center to confirm, the gym said it doesnâ€™t want to support a culture of bodybuilding, which might be funny if it were a joke.
Apparently working hard enough to use the big-boy weights is now a no no at CSU.
While theyâ€™re at it, the Rec Center should go ahead and put a limit on the number of pull-ups a person can do so big back muscles donâ€™t intimidate anyone. Oh, and those hard rock climbing routes â€“â€“ those need to go too so no one feels left out.
Think you can run for three hours on a treadmill? Too bad, walking speed only should be the rule to make sure lazy drunks like us Collegianites feel comfortable.
One way or the other, because of the Rec Center staffâ€™s asinine decision, all of you out there whoâ€™ve worked hard enough to hit the heavy weights, not to mention those of you who use them for common exercises like shoulder shrugs, youâ€™re out of luck.
Sounds like a counter-petition might be in order â€¦ unless youâ€™d rather to sit on the couch and eat some potato chips and develop a nice beer gut so none of us get jealous of your big muscles.