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    Deadlift

    is using the smith machine for deadlifting a bad idea? when I'm working out of town the only gym I can get to is a planet fitness. I looked around for other gyms but the only other one you have to sign a contract blah blah.

    I feel like I'm using proper form the best I can when doing it on the smith?

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    It isn't the end of the world, but it isn't ideal either. Is there a squat rack at the gym?


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    Planet shitness is rare to have a free barbell let alone an actual squat rack.

    And chances are if you decided to squat they'd yell at you saying it's not allowed so you don't break your knees.

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    I looked around for other gyms but the only other one you have to sign a contract blah blah.
    They don't do casual visits or short term memberships?

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    Most gyms have paid in full agreements that they almost never advertise in order to get you to pay via electronic funds transfered. Ask about what their paid in full rates/ day rates are. Most/all commercial gyms have these.
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    the only other gym is $10 a day walk in which is a lot imo

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    Have you tried negoatiaing? When I had some short term stays I let the competition talk for the place I wanted to train.

    It's simple, "Planet Fitness is willing to give me (RATE) for so many (MONTHS). I'd rather train here, but if you can't come close, see you later. Normally, I'd sign a contract but I'm only here for OR I don't sign renewable contracts since .....

    If they won't budge, they won't budge. But most of the times they want your money and as long as most people are falling for the regular stuff, they'll probably make an adjustment.

    Also, have you checked out your local park district? Sometimes they'll have decent freeweights at a good price.

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