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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. El Argentino

    El Argentino Distinguished Member

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    Speaking of the general scam that is professional fitness, I went to my local Gold's to sign up for two months before we move mid-summer. They were doing a 10 bucks a month deal with "just a $1" to sign up. Well, as I walked in and got the contract all started, there were so many little caveats and issues that I couldn't believe it. I wanted to walk in and pay $21 cash - two months plus the idiotic fee. All of a sudden, w/ an unannounced "processing fee" that was some $26, taxes, other "dues" I was looking at over $50 for two freaking months. And then, they couldn't take my cash - rather they wanted my bank information to "assure" payment. Fine print included a clause that stated they could pull my monthly fee from my bank (which would jump $10 > $16 after two months anyways), and to cancel after my two months I'd have to not only give a verbal confirmation of a termination of the contract, but written confirmation 30 days beforehand.

    I got up and walked away from the guy mid-sentence as he kept rambling on about all this crap. DO U WANT MY 1STBORN TOO?
     


  2. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    front squats and snatches for fucking epic ab strength
     


  4. Kuki

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    Okay so I'm looking at my states records for powerlifting cause my brother and I are looking to compete come December and in my weight class seems like I could be very competitive. Squats are 440.9, bench is 325.2, deads are 578.5 (all raw and 20-23 age group). So my deadlift needs to come up alot.
     


  5. deadly7

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    I'm afraid to start snatching but I loveee my front squats.
     


  6. knucks

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    What's your best bench with a pause?
     


  7. Kuki

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    Did 305 paused recently. It's 198 weight class btw.
     


  8. TeeKay

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    So out of curiosity I decided to check out the Virginia state powerlifting records.

    Raw for my weight class(165) open class is:
    369 squat, 292 bench, 462.9 deadlift, 1085.7 total.

    Couldn't believe they're so low.
     


  9. indesertum

    indesertum Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^have your numbers gone down since your cut?


    i did fasted training again on yohimbine/caffeine just to see if it was really that bad. it was really that bad.
     
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  10. TeeKay

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    I'm at the point now where it has a little bit. Weighed at 166 this morning. Bench went from 225x7 --> 225x6. Squat went from 315x8 --> 315 x7. Deadlift has remained the same at 315 x 8
     


  11. mrchariybrown

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    Virginia doesn't have a huge powerlifting pool.

    Usually records are more competitive in PA/NJ, the south, and the west coast.
     


  12. TeeKay

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    I figured as much. A lot of the classes don't even have records set for some of the age groups.
     


  13. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Unequipped records for Yorks: Squat 231kg (509lbs), Bench 155kg (342lbs), Deadlift 300kg (661lbs), Total 640kg (1411lbs)
    Strong in the arm and good in bed.

    A 550kg total would be enough to get to the British powerlifting championships.
     


  14. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Distinguished Member

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    Hmm, mine wasn't like that. There was only one extra fee that is assessed annually for maintenance of the facility (don't know/care) and no other fees. I signed a two year contract with a pretty hefty up front payment to get my monthly payments down.

    Maybe each franchise handles payments differently?
     


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    I pay $29.99 for a fitness first membership. It's mostly good with the exception there are only two squat racks.
     


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