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Discussion in 'General Health Forum' started by hoodlum, Apr 27, 2015.
What can I say... I must be delirious from not training this week, lol.
Nothing.I have a home gym.
The "vibe", the better the complement of Hammer Strengths ( I like to alternate with free weights , esp working out alone ), location, the hours, and the people.
If they have a Standing Leg Curl, a good Hack Sled and a Donkey Calf Raise...they care about body building and I'm sold.
The gym I train at is an old powerlifting Gym from 1982. It's old and probably still has dust leftover from it's opening. Even though I love looking at all the tail in a LA Fitness or those types of places, they are not conducive to training for me. To frilly. To plastic. Old and grungy gyms is fine with me, but clean.
And they don't have to be old. A new gym opened up on the other side of town that has the feel of the old one. They have posters of Arnie, Robby Robertson, Ted Arcidi and larry pacifico. It's a gym. You are there to train.
Free weights, dumbbells that go above 100 lbs. , 70's - 90's rock and metal, the general attitude of the people. When I walked into the gym where I currently train a year ago I knew it was for me. Smell of sweat in the air, the door was open and they had 2 heavy fans going, everyone had a gallon jug, not a single smile just looks of focus. A few nods. 150 lb dumbbells. To my right I spotted a woman who was maybe 5'9" around 190-200 and 10-12% BF doing dumbbell laterals with 50's in good form. The old guy...maybe late 70's was on the swiss ball doing flys with 65's. Small blonde girl on hammer rows using 3 plates per side for 15 reps. The owner Kyle yells out "anyone wanna place bets on how many reps I get with this today?" I looked at the squat bar loaded with 620. I knew I was at the right place.
If I walk into a gym and see people on machines fucking with their phones , trainers that look like they've missed every meal possible , the heaviest dumbell is 70lbs , and there's only 1 leg press , I'm home !!! !!!
Heavy dumbells, good leg training equipment, nice variety of hammer strength machines and i like it to have an "old" feel to it. Like people have used it and pumped some iron in it. Not just pretended and fucked off on their phones.