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post #30136 of 46097
On another note, I talked down the owner of this strength and conditioning gym near me from $200 a month to $100 a month. I would have to work out around noon and when I compete it's under his gym.. Not really sure if I want to pay that much. But I would have access to way better equipment and environment.
post #30137 of 46097
100$ a month is still a lot, I think. But as fanatic as you are it may well be worth the investment if you get good equipment and a high lvl of expertise in return.
post #30138 of 46097
If there are good trainers in the gym, I would do it. And by good trainer I mean stronger than you with an history of successful strength athletes. Other than that, I don't think good equipment is worth 100/months.
post #30139 of 46097
My problem with clothes is pants. Specifically denim. I don't even own a pair anymore. Stretchy pants and sweats for awhile now.

I should try to research denim options, but it'd be a waste if I keep getting bigger.
post #30140 of 46097
I'm stronger than all the coaches there. Which is one negative, I work out with stronger people at my current gym BUT the past two months have been dead in there and I've been mostly lifting a lone. I'd have access to in list of importance: AC (getting fuckin hot here in Raleigh), Elite FTS power rack with pins for band stuff, reverse hyper, sled and yoke with strip of astroturf to push it.

Yea.. $100 is a lot per month. I pay $32 right now which is still a lot for what I get imo. dammit
post #30141 of 46097
I should really get into yoga. Seems like the benefits outweighs the girly connotations...
post #30142 of 46097
I'd go for it, coldsnap. It's all about what you find important.

No different than guys spending hundreds/thousands of dollars on clothing (actually much less extreme that this) or guys that go to Michelin starred restaurants and pay hundreds of dollars for a meal.
post #30143 of 46097
I'd pay gross amount of money if there was a gym near me with the equipment I wanted. $200/month easily.
post #30144 of 46097
He could use that money to hire a good trainer though.
post #30145 of 46097
yoga's the best.

trying to figure out how to best cut down my programming down to 2 days a week so i can make 1/wk yoga class. Since I'm just lifting to maintain i don't need to be hitting the weights 3-4x/week.
post #30146 of 46097
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

I'd go for it, coldsnap. It's all about what you find important.

No different than guys spending hundreds/thousands of dollars on clothing (actually much less extreme that this) or guys that go to Michelin starred restaurants and pay hundreds of dollars for a meal.

Yea good point, it would be beneficial in the end to my strength. I've come to realize their is no perfect gym, I'll eventually find something wrong with this place like I do everywhere else. But this one seems pretty damn close.

I think I will counter offer for $70 and see where that goes.. you can buy a lot of meat with $100.
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Originally Posted by virus646 View Post

He could use that money to hire a good trainer though.

Naw, I don't need a coach. I loved having a coach for olympic lifting but for powerlifting I make more progress if I stay tunnel visioned and focused on what I think I need to correct and strengthen.
post #30147 of 46097
can someone please explain what constitutes necessary equipment? in other words, what absolutely critical movements will i not be able to perform without a rack, bench, oly bb/dbs, and bands.

a sled can be built for nothing easily enough given there's space to use it, and if not, you can get brutal conditioning work in via BB complexes.
reverse hyper / GHR can be done ghetto-style with band assistance/resistance
band pegs are easy enough to jimmy up, or you can simply find a different way to incorporate (reverse) band resistance
WSB pin spacing is easy enough to work around w/ board presses or simply raising/lowering your bench with plywood or something
aint nobody got time for machines etc

the only thing i can seem to concede on is legitimate use of a comp bench/monolift. i mean people are certainly free to spend their money as they please, and i certainly find a lot of value in having a positive space where your mind is right to lift. i had a really hard time adjusting back to the lack of space and nice clean equipment when i went back to my hobo gym... it was a different experience when i lifted; i find im much more responsible lifting when i have other people staring at me and when im lifting solo its easy for me to bitch out at times.

i suppose the whole "people are free to spend their money how they please" argument invalidates my preference towards doing more with less, but with that being said i dont see where the additional ~100+ a month premium would be going when someone says they absolutely need this stuff, exceptions being competitive powerlifters and monolifts etc.
post #30148 of 46097
So after my last post, I figured I'd put together a 2-day split for aesthetic maintenance purposes.

Push:
Front Squat
Bench Press
DB Shoulder Press
Tricep Dip
Flye
Delt Raise

Pull:
Straight Leg Dead lift
Face Pull
Iso-Plate Loaded Row
Chinup
Bicep Curl
Calf Raise

Keep in mind that after each workout I do a bunch of core work for physical therapy.

Any spots I'm missing?
post #30149 of 46097
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

can someone please explain what constitutes necessary equipment? in other words, what absolutely critical movements will i not be able to perform without a rack, bench, oly bb/dbs, and bands.

a sled can be built for nothing easily enough given there's space to use it, and if not, you can get brutal conditioning work in via BB complexes.
reverse hyper / GHR can be done ghetto-style with band assistance/resistance
band pegs are easy enough to jimmy up, or you can simply find a different way to incorporate (reverse) band resistance
WSB pin spacing is easy enough to work around w/ board presses or simply raising/lowering your bench with plywood or something
aint nobody got time for machines etc

the only thing i can seem to concede on is legitimate use of a comp bench/monolift. i mean people are certainly free to spend their money as they please, and i certainly find a lot of value in having a positive space where your mind is right to lift. i had a really hard time adjusting back to the lack of space and nice clean equipment when i went back to my hobo gym... it was a different experience when i lifted; i find im much more responsible lifting when i have other people staring at me and when im lifting solo its easy for me to bitch out at times.

i suppose the whole "people are free to spend their money how they please" argument invalidates my preference towards doing more with less, but with that being said i dont see where the additional ~100+ a month premium would be going when someone says they absolutely need this stuff, exceptions being competitive powerlifters and monolifts etc.

I do agree with you everything can be done ghetto style. Don't have a SSB? Do more front squats. etc. My main gripes with my gym right now is #1 No AC with complete shit airflow and #2 Sanitation (dirty as fuck and probably infested with rats at night). There's also holes in the platforms and almost every bar in the gym is bent from fuckers doing dumb 1,000lbs rack pulls.

That being said though it's fucking annoying when I have to use 3 benches stacked on top of eachother, a dumbell, and a band to mimick reverse hypers.
post #30150 of 46097
There's a weigthlifting club in my town that I'm gonna join next year. My current gym is actually pretty good: huge place with pretty much everything (inc bands and foam rollers) except for a glute ham raise machine. Newly built and clean.

The weightlifting club and its gym is a lot cheaper. 140 bucks for a full year, versus the 350 I pay now.
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