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    To join or not to join...that is the question

    The office building that my work is located in has a gym that is free but I've been tempted to join a "golds gym" type for roughly $15/month (2 years prepaid of course). I'd be curious to know others' thoughts. The main reason I would want to join is the diversity of equipment vs the limited equipment at my work. Here's a list of the equipment at my work:

    #1: Leg Extension,Standing Calf, Shoulder Extensions (straight up)
    #2: Seated (upright) Bench and Flye Machine
    #3: Lat Pulldown and "Row" machine (not sure if that is term)
    #4: Preacher Curl Machine and Tri-cep Extension
    #5: Leg (&calf) Press Machine.
    Dumbells (pairs up to 50 pounds...which quite frankly is plenty for me for now)
    No Barbells
    Bench w/upright adjustment
    Elliptical, Treadmill, Bicycle
    Inclined Situp board, Exercise balls

    Quite frankly this may be all I really need for a full body workout. We thought about asking the landlord to add one or two pieces. So here are my questions:

    1) would I really (materially) benefit from joining a club or should just say thank you to my landlord and quit complaining
    2) What additional equipment should I ask for? (thought about a dip/pullup machine)

    thanks in advance
    Mattlock

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    Train at work until you outpace the equipment, then join a gym.

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    Yep, like Chris said. You will probably outpace it rather quickly though. But you could always do your cardio on lunchbreak, or before work, and then workout at golds after work. That is if you plan on doing cardio.

    Without a barbell, or dumbells that go to a significant amount, you won't get much value out of it after a short time.
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    yep

    I just started working out so this should last me a while. As for cardio, I have an elliptical at home that I do twice and week and weights on Mon, Wed and Friday.

    thanks,
    Last edited by Mattlock; 07-07-2003 at 07:21 PM.

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    keep progressing and you'll be in that gold's in no time.
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    Man.... golds gym is another world... my friend goes there and he saw kovacs/the big black guy from the front page of the nitro tech ads/some other big famous Black BB i can't remember and a whole bunch of strongment from the metrx competition.... WOW!
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    equipment

    Anyone have any thoughts as to what equipment would be a good addition?

    Dip/pullup machine?
    Ab machine?
    others??

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    Power rack and heavier db's.
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