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[Weightlifting Thread] Don't Forget: Slider Is A Moron

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  • BorommakotBorommakot Registered User regular
    I'd imagine a gym is a really big upfront cost and then minimal maintenance costs after that. Basically you'd run in the red for the first few years and then break even and maintain steady income with costs varying on how you hardcore you want your gym to be.

    The first time lifting after a good three weeks of death flu 2011 and all I can think about is how weak I've gotten. My strengths, I want them back.

    Also, finding an artificial ice surface in the commons plaza after squatting for the first time in a long while was both great and awful at the same time.

  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    A gym can be a great business if you sell roids in the back.

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  • SliderSlider Registered User regular
    LA Fitness just bought a big gym over here and then closed it. Nice.

  • BEAST!BEAST! Adventurer Adventure!!!!!Registered User regular
    First time testing my leg out, did some weak deadlifts and goblet squats, ran a tiny bit...felt awesome...next week I will up the weight and running distance..WOOOOO

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    my leg feels okay doing deadlifts and light weight goblet squats, but still not sure about heavy squats, that spot on my lower leg that was hurting before still feels a bit tight or something, but ill try them again next week starting at 135 and see if that feels okay

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  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    Fedex lady just stopped by and was like

    Daaaaaaaaamn how much are you lifting these days

    So much that I no longer fit into any of my clothes, Fedex lady.

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  • HamurabiHamurabi Cambridge, MARegistered User regular
    It was my understanding that gyms were a killer business model -- you basically make money off of fools not showing up because they have no willpower.

  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    Also to answer Hamurabi's question from several pages ago, I've been cycling creatine on and off for several years now and it makes me bloat up a lot. I shed several pounds within days of dropping off it.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    load your gym up with nautilus machines to attract the casual goers, and count them money when they only come in once a month
    make sure you only have one squat rack so the dudes that come every day all change up their schedule to come at different times, that way they don't crowd the gym

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  • TheRealBadgerTheRealBadger Registered User regular
    Plus the bigger gyms are raking in the fees they charge the PTs to work there.

    I have no idea if or how our gym makes any money at all. It's definitely a labour of love for the owner. Manliest thing when you walk into a gym and the owner has designed and welded all 9 squat racks himself (plus, pretty much everything else in there).

    Quiet friday night drinks went until 2am last night. I think it might be time for a quick prowler detox.

  • TheRealBadgerTheRealBadger Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote:
    load your gym up with nautilus machines to attract the casual goers, and count them money when they only come in once a month
    make sure you only have one squat rack so the dudes that come every day all change up their schedule to come at different times, that way they don't crowd the gym

    I wish that was a joke. That describes my previous gym perfectly.

  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    Mine too.

    Except eventually pieces of the squat rack went missing and then I stopped going altogether.

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  • SliderSlider Registered User regular
    LA Fitness just purchased Bally Total Fitness: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2011/12/la-fitness-completes-takeover-of-ballys.html

    So far, they have closed three big gyms in Western Washington.

  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Bally has been bankrupt forever, I'm glad they've finally been put out of their misery. I bet all the people that bought lifetime passes to Bally (the sale of which eventually had an impact on their going bankrupt) are going to be pissed.

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    I used to love Ballys commercials. So many bikinis.

  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    when y'all said bally's my first thought was the casino

    i never thought of that place as a gym

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  • FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    Sorry, fellas, I'm sure this has been asked a couple times already, but:

    Should I be feeling totally bullshit-exausted the next day after a workout? Since this just started recently, I'm leaning towards no, but I can't seem to find a way to prevent it. I'm not talking about sore muscles, either- I mean totally fucking wasted bitchy 'I wanna go home!' in the middle of my workday tired.

    Could it be something missing from my diet?

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    how heavy are you going and how intense are your workouts?

    i know if i am busting my ass i can go through the week in a fog

    and if you think it's something missing from your diet, you should explain what your diet is. and caffeine couldn't hurt.

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    I need some straight talk boys. How rad and important is fish oil? So rad or super rad? I've gotten my wife used enough to the idea of protein powder that she doesn't think it's steroids anymore and I think I can introduce something else but I'm not sure what.

    Also I got this coffee flavored ON and oh boy, it's tasty.

  • big lbig l Registered User regular
    Peen wrote:
    I need some straight talk boys. How rad and important is fish oil? So rad or super rad? I've gotten my wife used enough to the idea of protein powder that she doesn't think it's steroids anymore and I think I can introduce something else but I'm not sure what.

    Also I got this coffee flavored ON and oh boy, it's tasty.

    I understand fish oil to be more a general health thing than lifting supplement. As in, it's good for your brain and heart, but isn't going to add weight to your lifts. It's more proven than most of the quack shit out there, and there's no downside besides the money you spend on it. Buy it online and in bulk and get the kind that doesn't give you burps.

  • HamurabiHamurabi Cambridge, MARegistered User regular
    big l wrote:
    Peen wrote:
    I need some straight talk boys. How rad and important is fish oil? So rad or super rad? I've gotten my wife used enough to the idea of protein powder that she doesn't think it's steroids anymore and I think I can introduce something else but I'm not sure what.

    Also I got this coffee flavored ON and oh boy, it's tasty.

    I understand fish oil to be more a general health thing than lifting supplement. As in, it's good for your brain and heart, but isn't going to add weight to your lifts. It's more proven than most of the quack shit out there, and there's no downside besides the money you spend on it. Buy it online and in bulk and get the kind that doesn't give you burps.

    And get liquid, not capsules. Much more concentrated and you don't have to down a hojillion capsules, but it's a little pricier.

    Fish oil has exactly one-fafillion-million health benefits.

    Also: I totally didn't think water bloat from creatine was that bad.

  • BEAST!BEAST! Adventurer Adventure!!!!!Registered User regular
    Maybe that's how I gained 7 pounds in a few weeks, I did start taking creatine again.

    HEY GUYS IT'S NOT THAT I'M FAT IT'S THE CREATINE

  • BuddiesBuddies Registered User regular
    big l wrote:
    Peen wrote:
    I need some straight talk boys. How rad and important is fish oil? So rad or super rad? I've gotten my wife used enough to the idea of protein powder that she doesn't think it's steroids anymore and I think I can introduce something else but I'm not sure what.

    Also I got this coffee flavored ON and oh boy, it's tasty.

    I understand fish oil to be more a general health thing than lifting supplement. As in, it's good for your brain and heart, but isn't going to add weight to your lifts. It's more proven than most of the quack shit out there, and there's no downside besides the money you spend on it. Buy it online and in bulk and get the kind that doesn't give you burps.

    And make sure you are taking enough of it. A lot of Fish Oil pills are like "1 gram of Fish oil!" and the directions are "Take 3 a day!" Then you do some more research and people are recommending like 9 grams of fish oil. So you're like "Fuck.. gotta take 3 pills 3 times a day." Then you do more research, and that 9 grams of fish oil is really 9 grams of DHA/EPA Combined. So you check your Fish Oil pill bottle, and each pill only has 150mg DHA and 130mg EPA, and you think "Oh god. I gotta eat an entire bottle of these pills every day"

    Or you can just order this http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Finest-Liquid-Omega-3-Lemon/dp/B001LF39RO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322862174&sr=8-1 and take swigs of it in the morning with breakfast and at night with dinner. I get no burps, and it is like the highest concentration of DHA/EPA you can find. And it's pretty high quality. The other high quality Fish Oil is from Nordic Naturals, but you'd likely not enjoy taking that as it's like straight up fresh squeezed fish.

  • moocowmoocow Registered User regular
  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Mmm, fresh squeezed fish juice, straight from the fish groves.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    carlson's liquid is good, i will vouch for that

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    Mark, your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 29.53. This is above the range recommended for good health. At your current weight you are at high risk for other health problems. For best health, your goal weight should be between 144 pounds and 194 pounds. But losing even 23 pounds would be a great start to lower your risks.

    FUCK YOU THE LAST TIME I WEIGHED 190 WAS BECAUSE I COULDN'T EAT

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  • ninzorjonsninzorjons Registered User regular
    Adding on to the crossfit hating bandwagon...

    I'll just leave this little gem here.

    "Be excellent to each other."
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  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    moocow wrote:
    what the fuck

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    ninzorjons wrote:
    Adding on to the crossfit hating bandwagon...

    I'll just leave this little gem here.

    haha yeah i saw that too

    these very untrained looking people should not be doing things like that at that weight

    i'm surprised no one got hurt... badly

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  • A steak!A steak! Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Oh God, that's my local CrossFit. This is why I have a home gym.

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  • moocowmoocow Registered User regular
    The bar only weights 10-15. I'm pretty sure those are all (or mostly?) low-weight rubber bumper plates or something?

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    I do crossfit.

    Shit like that would never fly at my gym.
    Like ever.

    also what's with the ghetto bars?

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  • ninzorjonsninzorjons Registered User regular
    moocow wrote:
    The bar only weights 10-15. I'm pretty sure those are all (or mostly?) low-weight rubber bumper plates or something?

    hard to tell, but I read 10lbs off the thin plates which most of 'em are using, so the majority are throwing around ~90lbs.

    "Be excellent to each other."
  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Gonna stop blowing this thread up

    After my injury and 6 months with 0 lifting everything cratered, so the last several months have looked like this:

    Lift - May Lift - November Lift

    Bench - 175 - 235
    1-Arm Row - 60 - 90
    DBBench - 50 - 90
    Overhead Press - 105 - 160
    Squat - 185 - 275
    Front Squat - 140 - 230
    SLDL - 200 - 260

    Those are all what I'm doing x5 for my heaviest set.

    Pretty happy about those gains, pretty sad I've gotta stop bulking for a ton of reasons.

    My dumbbell set also maxes out at 90, so those rows and DBBench are going to stagnate.

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  • TheRealBadgerTheRealBadger Registered User regular
    Mucking around at the gym today - new beltless PB on squats - 182.5kg. Fuck yeah.

  • FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    how heavy are you going and how intense are your workouts?

    i know if i am busting my ass i can go through the week in a fog

    and if you think it's something missing from your diet, you should explain what your diet is. and caffeine couldn't hurt.

    I've cut out junkfood entirely in the last three months. So it's down to 4-6 meals a day, mainly fish, beef and chicken; lots of greens, brussels sprouts and broccoli. Trying to get sugars from fruits, mainly apples pineapple and bananas. Drinking water allatime erryday, and I basically can't live without coffee, so that happens.

    I take creatine maybe every fifth workout, and about 100 grams protein on my gym days.

    I guess my workouts are heavy by my standards, but looking at the thread here, I max out at about two-thirds everybody's average.

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  • psyck0psyck0 Registered User regular
    Duck you should go into that gym and load up the bar with some real weight and show those poor saps that the people in charge are complete morons.

    I have switched bench press day to dumbell bench press at 5x5, with db rows, dips and incline db press as accessory. Hopefully that will do something for my ridiculous bench press failures.

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  • HamurabiHamurabi Cambridge, MARegistered User regular
    I feel so bad for those people. They feel like they're getting awesome fitness training, when in reality they're taking part in something that's not just really inefficient for getting them where they wanna be (assuming they're trying to get stronger or look better), but that might actually lead to some serious injury.

    As an aside, this is why I'm really skeptical when I go to someone for advice about something I'm unfamiliar with, and do tons of research before and after.

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