Originally Posted by conceptionist
About the powerlifting gym, prepare to share the powerracks and barbells. People may use one for over 2 hours. Don't camp on equipment without sharing.
Also, don't walk close to or in front of anyone who is lifting heavy. Prob safest to not walk into their line of vision during a set.
Load barbells correctly. That is, no 20+20 plates when you can use a 40 plate. Heaviest plates first, lighter plates towards the end of the bar. Clean after yourself and put back everything you use. Common sense stuff that barely gets used at regular gyms.
Yeah, I'm good with my gym etiquette, so I'm not worried about that part. I'm also a student so I'm planning on going during the day when it's least busy.
I might just a bench, but I think I'm mostly going to be sticking to the Hammer Strength machines and some of the other stuff like that. I might try using the hack squat machine again to see if I can do that light (135-185lbs) without pissing off my back.
Mostly, I'm just happy to go back to a gym where I don't feel like I'm going to have to improvise to get a good workout. Goal is to go there atleast 2x a week with supplemented workouts from my school gym. I might get some adjustable dumbbells too so I can do some light shoulder/bi/tri/leg work from home since I'll be able to do that light on days when I just jump on the trainer. Housemate has a shitty bench too that we could probably use.