Wow that is retarted, also dangerous. I might drop a weight on my head if something like that went off in my gym.
short term goal: 200
Long term goal: Lean 225
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Now whatever you do, don't exert yourself. That's frowned upon here. In fact if you can't talk about what's going on at work to your spotter, while holding a cell phone and benching at the same time, then you're working too hard and we kindly ask you to leave.
Last edited by Coqui; 07-09-2009 at 08:14 AM.
I know a guy whose gym was taken over by Planet Fitness. He was not familiar with PF, so he went ahead and signed up with them because the rates were good, and he figured he already liked the gym the way it was so why not. He signed a contract, so apparently they either didn't previous offer the month-to-month option, or that is a regional thing.
The day it opened he got in there and saw they had removed all the barbells, all the heavy dumbells, all the benches and racks, and replaced them with machines or cardio equipment. And of course there was the lunk alarm and all that. They gave him a hard time about cancelling his membership but I think he did get out of it. It is obvious they want to bring in the fat people and make them pay to feel better about being fat. I wouldn't ever bother with a place like that, but I have to admit they've got the business model nailed.
if you read that rules sign in the gym, it says no gallon water jugs. wtf?
stats:Bench: 285 goal: 305
squat: 390 goal: 420
dead: 405 goal: 445
weight and height: 230, 6'2 age:18
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I went to the website and read some of the comments people have left. Some of that stuff is truly amazing. Ugh.
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I am so glad I have a power rack in my basement. Never stepped foot in one of these asstastic gyms, never will unless I'm on vacation or something and can't get to my basement.
22 - 5'10@236lbs!
Bench - 325 (old)
Squat - 455x2 (old)
Deadlift - 500(old)
Total: 1280lbs 100% raw
The key to my exercise program is this one simple truth: I hate my body.
But the guy was grunting using a smith machine. WBB should be all over him for that.
i got kicked out of a Gold's once for Deadlifting, which i felt was ******ed, so i wouldnt even imagine trying to workout in planet fitness, i would get kicked out just for walking in
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Our planet fitness didn't even have a bench press. My brother asked where they were when we decided to see how it was (it was brand new) and the lady told him they were "frowned upon". We left.
But ten bucks, wow!
Goals By October 11th
Bench Press - 225
Deadlift - 405
Squat - 375 (formerly 300)
Weight - 205 lbs
Bench Press - 185 lbs
Deadlift - 315 lbs
Squat - 300 lbs
Weight - 190 lbs
It does sound ludicrous and seems to encourage segregation but to be honest if you don't like abiding by their stupid rules then just don't lift there. Simple.
I mean before you join or do a session surely they go over all the do's and don't s.
I certainly would not join a gym that was like this though. I'd probably get the LUNK alarm whilst squatting and blowing out a fresh one!
Last edited by Goodwinm; 07-10-2009 at 07:31 AM.
Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
This topic caught my interest, so I decided to do a little reading about Planet Fitness, and all I can say is WOW....JUST WOW:
This was one of the articles I read, and holy s*** this place is the epitome of GARBAGE:
1.) They FAVOR machines over free weights
2.) There are no "traditional pull-up bars" (WTF is a "traditional" pull-up bar???), but they do have assisted machine pull-ups
3.) ABSOLUTELY NO SQUAT RACKS. Squat racks attract "lunks", lol. They do, however, have smith machines which they think are an acceptable substitute (read my post on my thoughts about smith machines...grrrrrrrrr)
4.) LIMITED barbells
5.) Dumbells only go up to 70 lbs. MAX
Okay so WOW, WTF????? I understand what they are going for....I guess. They are trying to be a not-so-intimidating gym. Like, a typical "hardcore" gym would not attract the masses like soccer moms, fat people, and average joes. In fact, those people would probably be scared of joining a hardcore gym like that. But Planet Fitness REALLY takes it to the EXTREME. Like, okay you want to attract soccer moms and s***, but at the same time you are going to deprive them of the equipment that will actually help them build muscle???? Like WTF???? GRRRRRRR...... Like they just want thier money, but they don't actually want them to get into shape.
I don't know why this p***es me off so much but it does. It's the principle of the corporate money-hungry pricks that come up with ridiculous ideas like these that really gets me. I guess it all comes down to the "fitness industry" and my hate for it. "Fitness" today, now means easy and convienient. "Being fit" means to be able to run on a treadmill for a long time nowadays. So when a fat b*** goes into the gym, and can't even run 5 minutes on the treadmill she is not "fit". But after a couple months, she is able to run 3 miles at a fairly high speed on the treadmill without being severely out of breath, but she is still fat as all hell, she is then "fit"????? Interesting.
I see plenty of soccer moms, average joes, etc....at places like LA Fitness. No LA Fitness is not my thing, but if my gym ever shut down I would join there, because there's no other gyms in my area. LA Fitness has a pretty good free weights section with plenty of heavy weights and squat racks. It's still pretty cheesy, and it promotes machine usage and all the crap the planet s*** promotes, but the good stuff is still available for the select few that actually want to....gulp....put in some hard work.
No... would never work out at Planet Fitness, but owning a couple of them would make serious financial sense. Why not profit from other people's laziness and stupidity? I see no shame in that.
Last edited by Tim K; 07-10-2009 at 07:46 PM.
Possibly the funniest post Ive read in weeks. I gotta show this to some buddies. We dont up have PF's up here in the North where I live, so I have never even heard of something as redonkulous as a "Lunk Alarm".
well those soccer moms and not commited people do bring in the most money and hardly use the place they also tend to spend the most on the drinks and shakes as most dedicated lifters have been coming long enough they found cheaper ways to get their goods. Every gym is catering more and more to the care free mostly treadmill using crowd. Cant blame em its where the money is.
Honestly the biggest guys at my Golds are some of the nicest. The worst people are some of the high school'ers both the ones who are dedicated lifters and the ones who come in just to hang out. Some of the teenage dedicated lifters personify every bad trait that the real dedicated lifters are known for... grunting way too loud, wearing as little as possible, and doing strange things to get attention. Theirs one guy who dresses real nice when he comes in either all white or all black clothing then as he starts working out removes pieces till hes down to a wife beater and shorts. Plus the cologne... good god when theirs enough of the young uns in there it reeks. It becomes a friggin dance hall.
But honestly the older dedicated lifters are some of the least judgemental fun to be around people easy to ask them for a spot and i cant think of a single one who is a jerk
for ten bucks someone needs to sign up for a month, load up a bar with the most weight they can deadlift, do one rep and then drop the thing from the top and walk out shouting all kinds of judging type things....and videotape it of course
Deadlift - 475, Front Squat - 320, Back Squat - 405
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL
ive had a membership for 2 yrs. ive never been lunked but ive been warned that im about to get lunked about 3 or 4 times. lol