Originally Posted by Tigerprawn
I think a gain of anything significant is worth bragging about. It's all relative, but as long as your numbers are going up you should be damn proud of it. Be it a 295 DL or a 600 DL.
Yes, I agree with this sentiment in general. People should be proud of improving themselves. Most of us started as tiny DYEL phaggots with dreams to be big and strong and making those improvements is tremendously motivating. I still remember the first time I pulled 225 pounds; now I regularly power snatch that much.
However, what ticks me off is people slamming plates when they just PR a 135lb bench, or throwing weights when they just curled 40lb for a set. Hell, I've heard less of a ruckus from someone clean and jerking 400 lbs.
I dunno maybe the noob gains get people thinking they can add 15lb every week forever and they're gonna be a hulking bad ass in 6 months and so they think they can behave like a douchebag. Then you have the experienced guys that put in 6 weeks of work to eke out a 20lb PR and know they've got another 6 weeks to try and PR again, so they just do a little fist pump and move on.