Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31

Thread: What is your gym like?

  1. #1
    Gamer/Lifter
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    South Korea
    Posts
    2,093

    What is your gym like?

    I work out at the military gym on Ramstein Air Force base. Never been in a public gym in my entire life... I do know I see very few "unbuff" poeple in that gym considering most of them have been through basic. Which is really nice because i'd hate to be in the gym where I was the best and no body could teach me anything new. Whats your gym liKE.

  2. #2
    Senior Member getfit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    montreal quebec
    Posts
    17,445
    i train at the Y, pretty good
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

  3. #3
    Wannabe1970's Arnold TECHO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    143
    IMA facility at University of Washington. It was renovated a few years ago, so it's pretty decent. Much better than most gyms I've been to. Unfortunate thing is that it's packed with frat guys.. doing frat lifts... and acting like tards. Anyway... I plan in going to the Y after i graduate.

  4. #4
    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    40N 88W
    Posts
    11,316
    I work out at the University facilities (University of Illinois). There are 2 main gyms. The smaller one was just remodeled and expanded and the big one is undergoing a huge renovation and expansion that won't be done till 2008. Thankfully they do have a nice new gym that they just completed that will remain open and lets the PL team keep it's equipment in there. Both facilities are pretty damn nice.
    5'9" 195 lbs
    DL 600x1
    SQ 490x1 (raw)
    BP 430x1 (shirted), 320x1 (raw)
    SN 209x1 C+J 250x1


    My Training Journal
    www.illinipowerlifting.org

    "Most people don't want to learn new things. They only want to hear about things that validate crap they're already doing." - Mike Boyle

  5. #5
    Iron4Life
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Sitting on cold Granite
    Posts
    3,313
    A local gym called Best Fitness.. http://www.bestfitness.us/
    It was an Old World's Gym...
    • 40,000 square feet of free weights and fitness equipment
    • BB court
    • Cardio-kickboxing, yoga and more!
    • Childcare (CPR certified)*
    • Certified Staff - Free one-on-one fitness training - Personal training allowed
    • Boxing Room
    • Circuit Training
    • Cardio Theater
    • Beginner Only Room
    • Tanning Booths/Bed*
    • Cardiovascular & Physical Therapy Center

    Decent amount of standard equipment & Weights.. up to 125 lb DBs.. 4 Squat racks, 4 pullup/cable sets..

    Staff sucks... bunch of nicompoops... some of their advice to noobies is dangerous.. and they wouldn't know a DL if it slapped them across the face. And they are judgemental in their execution of the rules..

  6. #6
    Senior Member Sidior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Posts
    5,029
    I lift at an IFF (International Family Fitness I believe) it is not great.

    Cons:
    -Dumbells go to only 100
    -Chalk isn't allowed (although they have never enforced it)
    -No military press station
    -only 2 squat racks compared to 4 flat BB press stations, and 2 incline BB press stations
    -music is crappy and never loud enough even when it is tolerable
    -way too much cardio
    -TVs
    -a circuit training section
    -90% of the people lifting there are fat adults 40+ trying to lose a few pounds


    Pros:
    -dumbells are at least nice Ivanko ones
    -some good hammer strength equipment
    those are just off the top of my head
    Last edited by Sidior; 05-09-2006 at 03:12 PM.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

  7. #7
    Combat Infantryman
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Ypsilanti
    Posts
    662
    Student Recreation Center @ Western Michigan University

    http://www.src.wmich.edu/General/facility2.html

    Our 32 million dollar state-of-the-art facility includes:
    [Click here for a detailed description]

    * 45 ft. indoor climbing wall
    * 8 full basketball courts
    * 8,000 sq. ft. weight room
    * squash court
    * aerobic room
    * two 4500 sq. ft. multipurpose courts
    * 9 racquetball courts
    * 3 indoor tennis courts
    * fitness testing lab
    * swirl pool / Olympic swimming pool
    * Indoor olympic track


    4 full cable systems, 4 squat racks, 2 smith machines, 4 flat BB stations, 2 incline BB stations, 3 sets of free weights up to 115lbs, 1 set up to ??? 250+, tons of plate-loaded machines, 40-50 stationary bikes, stairclimbers, ellipticals in the weight room then another 50 more + some more plate-loaded machines + some rowing machines out by the track. The employees are students and are 100% cool.

    Probably the only reason I'm still attending this sinking ship of a college.
    Last edited by Bikkstah; 05-09-2006 at 03:33 PM.
    U.S. Army Infantry
    Eastern Michigan University Eagle

  8. #8
    HS Football D Breyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Mlps, MN
    Posts
    1,311
    Lifetime Fitness...

    I think WBB should start a chain of gyms.
    6'1 - 195
    Crossfit Total: Press: 135 - Squat: 315 - Deadlift: 365
    Competition Lifts: Clean: 205 - Bench: 205

  9. #9
    天龙 McIrish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Deep in the night
    Posts
    2,393
    Crappy student gym @ Brigham Young University for teh win! Ooooh, ready? There's one squat rack and no place to do deadlifts except for in said squat rack! But thankfully there are FIVE bench press set-ups. Phew.

    Actually, on closer reflection, it's probably better that way... I think I've seen exactly *one* other guy do deadlifts ever in the gym, and squats are a rare occurrence, so it's just as well that they have a ton of benches for the bench jockeys. Oooh, and there's plenty of 10-20 lb dumbbells... for teh buuuuurn.
    25 years old, 5'10''

    Back in the States to get hayooooge!

    Health goals
    - Weigh a healthy and active 170-180, healthy mind and body
    - Dunk a basketball (hey a man can have big dreams huh)
    - Swim 2-3x/week and become a better swimmer

  10. #10
    Wrecker of Homes d'Anconia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    5,974
    Quote Originally Posted by Nik00117
    i'd hate to be in the gym where I was the best and no body could teach me anything new.
    Nah, it's not really that bad. It's a bit *too* easy to be the top lifter at my gym though. Just a bunch of frat guys lifting beach muscles.
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
    Time to Get Ripped
    Pictures of Me

  11. #11
    Risk10k Clifford Gillmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    5,760
    A Rec centre.

    One bench.
    One smith machine.

    Power rack is on its way, and that will be all I need.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Eszekial's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,143
    LA Fitness.

    Lots of cardio. Lots of machines. Not so many free-weights.

    No place to do Cleans. Bludgeon me with a spoon.

  13. #13
    big pimpin biggimp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    omaha
    Posts
    1,762
    i have a power rack and 480lbs of free weights in my garage.
    Rock Quotes:
    -Girls like big strong men, all the other men has to find a niche or a thing they supposedly love, you know...like saving whales or reading books, to get laid.
    -Look..first I am scared little freezing virgin munk, but then I bare my self and I am nothing like a freezing virgin!
    -Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke, he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today.
    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
    And I'll clench my buttcheeks as hard as I can to keep free of intruders.


    journal

  14. #14
    I'm bringin sexy back lifter4life's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    287
    Quote Originally Posted by capn crunch
    Lifetime Fitness...

    I think WBB should start a chain of gyms.
    I agree.

  15. #15
    Wannabe1970's Arnold TECHO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    143
    Quote Originally Posted by capn crunch
    Lifetime Fitness...

    I think WBB should start a chain of gyms.
    I'd join in a heartbeat.

  16. #16
    Banned David's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
    Posts
    2,269
    I just joined this gym, this "athletic club" that is about 1/4 miles from my house. I ride my bike to it so I don't have to do a 10 min cardo warm up but the gym is too damn close. So I have to ride on this trail behind it for a couple miles and than back.

    The DBs go up to 150lbs which is cool but I noticed an interesting sign on the wall of the gym. It read, "If you are yelling while lifting weights perhaps you are lifting too much."

  17. #17
    Senior Member PeterGriffin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    139
    My gym sucks. Usually packed all day, have to a wait a long ass time to use the weights because there aren't a lot, and the only time it's not packed is between the hour of 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM

  18. #18
    Footballer
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Mt. Pleasant, MI.
    Posts
    1,432
    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkstah
    Student Recreation Center @ Western Michigan University

    http://www.src.wmich.edu/General/facility2.html

    Our 32 million dollar state-of-the-art facility includes:
    [Click here for a detailed description]

    * 45 ft. indoor climbing wall
    * 8 full basketball courts
    * 8,000 sq. ft. weight room
    * squash court
    * aerobic room
    * two 4500 sq. ft. multipurpose courts
    * 9 racquetball courts
    * 3 indoor tennis courts
    * fitness testing lab
    * swirl pool / Olympic swimming pool
    * Indoor olympic track


    4 full cable systems, 4 squat racks, 2 smith machines, 4 flat BB stations, 2 incline BB stations, 3 sets of free weights up to 115lbs, 1 set up to ??? 250+, tons of plate-loaded machines, 40-50 stationary bikes, stairclimbers, ellipticals in the weight room then another 50 more + some more plate-loaded machines + some rowing machines out by the track. The employees are students and are 100% cool.

    Probably the only reason I'm still attending this sinking ship of a college.
    I couldn't agree with you more.
    Calgary Stampeder!
    Formerly a CMU Chippewa!

  19. #19
    T.J.W. nhlfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    1,325
    i work out in my highschool weightroom. it is in the basement, the floor is off camber. there is one power rack, one lifting platform, 3 flat bench stations, one incline bench, one decline bench, various machines, and dumbells up to 70.

    basically, its ok, not great.
    -Matt
    gym lifts: squat: 341lbs, deadlift: 374lbs, bench: 275lbs
    My journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=85034
    "Fk you and the Prowler you rode in on"

  20. #20
    Senior Member Duffman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    161
    i work out in the Kuhlman fitness center here at school. It is ok but its very limited. DB's only go up to 75's so i can never really use them for any chest workouts, only 1 squat rack which also doubles as a deadlift platform for me, and thats about it.
    Best/Goal
    Deadlift 455/500
    Bench 275/315
    Squat 350/400

  21. #21
    Beefcake razorcut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    1,777
    I workout at a wellness center gym that's affiliated with a private hospital. It's great....definitely the nicest gym at which I've been a member. Good mix of old & young ages as well.
    I know you're half-crazy, but I wish you'd go all the way.

    "Razorcut, as usual, is 100% correct." --- ectx

    "It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. --- Charles Darwin

  22. #22
    Gamer/Lifter
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    South Korea
    Posts
    2,093
    I like my military gym. Our school team is kinda gay...

    2 BP
    1 Incline BP
    1 Curl Station thingy
    1 overhead press bench
    1 Squat rack
    1 cable pull down system
    1 Set of four machines for the legs (standing calf machine goes to 200 LBs (I rep it at the gym at 400 LBs)I can throw that machine like its a play toy)

    But heh its a school gym what can you say the DB goes up to 60 Lbs which is kinda lame.

  23. #23
    Fury Divine RickTheDestroyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    2,114
    Quote Originally Posted by biggimp
    i have a power rack and 480lbs of free weights in my garage.


    No shirt, no shoes, chalk encouraged and I get to pick the music.
    What else could I want? (aside from a GHR and dumbbells...)
    530S/320B/475D
    With strength I burn

  24. #24
    Still Plugging Away -TIM-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Iowa, USA
    Posts
    4,590
    Well, my gym is 25 years old...and so is the equipment. But they have plenty of free weights, so I make due. My only real complaint is that they don't repair things, and IF they do, they do a horrible job.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

  25. #25
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    15
    i love the ggym i go to i just signed up there 4 days ago. It is a n Atlas Gym. 2 floors. Top is Cardio Machines and Natilus machines. Whole bottom floor is free weights. about 5 flat bb bench press sets. 4 squat racks. 2 power racks. 2 leg press machines. 1 hack squat. 3 adjutable benches for db. i think db go up too 200 i think. and there is also Hammer Strength machines to
    Age: 20
    Weight: 199
    Bench: 210x1
    Squat: 285x1
    Deadlift: 315x1
    Height: 6'1 GOALS
    Weight: 210
    Bench: 275
    Squat: 315
    Deadlift: 375

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •