A couple of weeks ago, I was walking into my local gym when the owner called my name. I thought he wanted to tell me about a special so I would spread it around my organization or something. Instead he asked if I wouldn't mind deadlifting inside one of the two racks from now on. He said that it was dangerous for me to deadlift out in the open and he didn't want anyone getting hurt. I had to stop and think for a moment how anyone could be injured from someone correctly performing deadlifts in an actual gym without having a school bus of preschool children running through the place. Rather than resist I immediately agreed, but I did ask if there was an incident of some sort that prompted the request. He stated that he would just rather have people deadlift in the racks due to safety. I mentioned that by doing that he would delay people that might want to squat ( or in his gym's case, curl) in the squat racks. He explained that he wasn't concerned about that and I let the conversation end.
20 hours ago