User @dvniel_73 looks to have deleted their account after posting the original video, on which the text overlay read: 'This ego lifter at Golds kept going in front of me to do these half-ass reps.'
Bodybuilder and TikToker Joey Swoll (@thejoeyswoll) has since replied to the video, giving his insight into why the man was performing the reps in that way.
"So these are called ‘partials',” Swoll explained. “This is a great exercise for the deltoid; it’s going to give you a great burn, great pump.
"The key to this workout is to only do about one-third the range of motion of a side lateral raise and to also go heavy and high rep. A lot of great bodybuilders love this movement; it’s great for size. The late great John Meadows, one of the best to ever do it, rest in peace to him, he loved this exercise.”
Addressing the woman directly, he added: “I also don’t think this man is standing in front of the rack to be mean or disrespectful to you.
“I think it’s just easier for him to use heavyweights, re-rack it, and do drop set moving down the line, after drop set."
He then called out the TikToker for taking the video in the first place.
"Also, the fact that you had to hide your phone to take this video shows me that you knew better, that you knew you were wrong in what you were doing, but you did it anyway. Be better than that. Mind your own business.”
Swoll's video has received a whopping 7.5m views and 1.1m likes, with one person writing: "This is why I work out at home.. people like her."
"I’ll be honest, didn’t know that was a thing. I really do appreciate you explaining what it does and especially how polite and modest you are," another person said.
Someone else replied: "I love how calmly you put them in their place. Absolutely amazing."
"Actually a very informative video ngl," a fourth person replied.
However, some did side with the woman.
One person wrote: "Yeah but get out of the way we ain’t here to wait around for him to finish."
"I think it’s a good movement, but don’t just stand in front of someone else at the gym," another person said. "Especially when they can’t move out from behind you."
Someone else replied: "Yeah my gym has rules against lifting right in front of the weights."
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/dvniel_73/thejoeyswoll