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Discussion in 'General Powerlifting Discussion' started by FLEXjs, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. DaSarge

    DaSarge VIP Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Yeah, maybe I read it wrong. I thought he indicated they pretty much do their own thing when they're working out. There's no chit-chat. He wears head-phones. IDK

    But, anyway.......I agree with you about the home gym thing. THIS sort of sh*t is exactly why I bought my own equipment 25 years ago...
  2. IronInsanity

    IronInsanity TID Board Of Directors

    May 3, 2011
    You intimidate them! :eek:
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  3. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

    Apr 23, 2012
    I hear that enough from the namby pambys at work. I don't expect that shit from other gym-goers.
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  4. DieYoungStrong

    DieYoungStrong VIP Member

    May 27, 2013
    Garage gym...solves every problem
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  5. porky little keg

    porky little keg MuscleHead

    May 21, 2011
    If you're in a city of a million there are powerlifters there training somewhere..... go find them.
    Go find the strongest people at local meets and train with them. Or, if you're totally lost, pm me about where you live and I might know someone close who could at least point you in the right direction.
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  6. rawdeal

    rawdeal TID Board Of Directors

    Nov 29, 2013
    YOU are a fucking jewel, don't come here as frequently as we could wish, but maybe you also have a LIFE or something. You gave me similar advice in pm, and it's so obvious really. "Word of mouth" existed before the Internet. Go to one or more of the closest PL meets you can find (yeah, the Net is useful for that) and talk to people. I am around a medium city that is still less than 1 million, and . . . . . it works. Pre-Net Old School, what a concept. The commute can be inconvenient, but the place you may find is well worth it.
  7. hawkeye

    hawkeye MuscleHead

    Sep 19, 2011
    PLK makes a great point again, and I agree, he is an asset. That's basically how I got into finding the right people to start training in powerlifting. I was at a meet. Saw a guy destroying bench and was lucky enough to get introduced to him and got invited to Dubuque, Iowa to train with Team Carpenter. From there I met the likes of Rob Luyando, Paul Key, and several others that came to train with
    Bill Carpenter. I was really blessed.
  8. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

    Apr 23, 2012
    I guess my problem is I've only done one semi-local meet and it was a Crossfit gym and way too far away to train there on any sort of regular basis.

    I live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

    I used PLW.com to look up local powerlifting clubs and it came up empty.

    There is a Mississauga powerlifting club but they are actually located in the next city west of me, so again too far. I don't even know why they use the name Mississauga.
  9. Gms585

    Gms585 VIP Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    I don't do pl at the moment but a couple gym buddies do. There are a few meets coming up in buffalo n Rochester this summer. Also a few strong man events.
  10. Snake

    Snake VIP Member

    May 1, 2011
    You both pay. You both have every right to use whatever you need, ESP with 6 racks!
    In my opinion the owner shouldn't have even approached you.
  11. rawdeal

    rawdeal TID Board Of Directors

    Nov 29, 2013
    shit, I forgot you live in the wide open spaces, as opposed to my getting more over-populated each year part of the globe. Maybe a home gym would be ideal if your home logistics would support that. Maybe doing that "home" gym in a rental storage place would be a good substitute if your budget would support that. YOUR place, your rules, your equipment, your music if you choose, and your choice of training partners if you choose that too. I have done solo single garage door training with those advantages in the past, and it does lack a little of the 'electricity' that well chosen partners bring. Where you are suitable training partners may be few and far between, maybe there are potentials who are PL noobs around, at the expense (of time) that you'd have to mentor them too. Maybe that's how Louie got started.

    totally agree with the one paid membership, one entitlement principle but the gym owner is a businessman and trying to please most ppl most of the time, I expect less chance of success there than there should be. His heart may be with Flex, but his bottom line may lose focus.
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  12. 5.0

    5.0 VIP Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    We're hitting buffalo in august!
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