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    Mens Health 30 Best Gyms in America

    Super Training in Sacramento,Ca was Voted one of the 30 Best Gyms in America By Men's Health

    http://www.menshealth.com/cda/articl...lth&channel=fi...
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    nice, mens health seems to be a pretty good magazine compared to flex and stuff.
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    Link not working?

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    ^ I can't see it either.
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    I saw that from another site. Very cool! Seems like a running theme going through there of athletic training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    nice, mens health seems to be a pretty good magazine compared to flex and stuff.
    I agree. Men's health is a great magazine. Alwyn Cosgrove is one of the editors, so that says a lot right there. I never really read any of those muscle magazines though, and I don't plan to.

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    That's better. Nice article!
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    lots of PL gyms on there. Cool

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    Yep, great to see strength training well represented in the national media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    nice, mens health seems to be a pretty good magazine compared to flex and stuff.
    Not even a comparison. Mens Health has started to focus a lot more on strength gains, athletic conditioning and general health over the last few years. I've read a bunch of articles recently about strength training and studies backing what they say (leg drive, arch, stance for squat...). It's a pretty good magazine, especially considering the competition.

    Pretty cool they have a bunch of powerlifting gyms on there. Looks like a really good list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    I agree. Men's health is a great magazine. Alwyn Cosgrove is one of the editors, so that says a lot right there. I never really read any of those muscle magazines though, and I don't plan to.
    Alwyn is one of the funniest people I have ever met. I got to hang out with him a few days up in Boston. There are about 4 hours of tape of me, Alwyn, Wendler, Tate, and Rhodes hanging out drinking that will never see the light of day. It certainly will never make it on the EliteFTS site.

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    Good to see some powerlifting gyms on there. I'd put Bev Francis Powerhouse up against any gym in the country (non powerlifting). Amazing motivating. Old school. Separate leg room. IFBB pros and top amateurs walking around. Awesome
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    I picked up one this past fall to read about LT's workouts. I was pleasantly surprised with how good the information was in it.


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    I know they went out of their way to check with the strength training community. They contacted me about what gyms I liked and I recommended several (some of which are on the list). They are a really good group over there and I would love for the Wbb community to support them by buying the magazine. I always want to support those that support the sport I love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    There are about 4 hours of tape of me, Alwyn, Wendler, Tate, and Rhodes hanging out drinking that will never see the light of day. It certainly will never make it on the EliteFTS site.
    I would pay good money to see those tapes!
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    It's a great list but they are missing two really good gyms on there.

    Brute Strength Gym in Norfolk, VA which has everything you can imagine under one roof for powerlifting and strongman. http://www.brutestrengthgym.com/Pages/brute.html

    and Quads Gym in Chicago, IL which also has great powerlifting equipment and where you can train with none other than the great Ed Coan, who is a co-owner of the gym, among others.
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    I was suprised that the first gym listed (Bullet Gym, Missoula, MT) happens to be where I live. I'd heard of the name before but never checked it out. I'll have to do it sometime. Currently in school so I lift at our rec center, which actually has 2 deadlift platforms, amazingly enough.

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