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    My gym has banned deadlifts!!!

    Just had to vent. My gym has been going downhill. A while back they "upgraded" their equipment, which was a huge downgrade. They got rid of squat rack, leg press, etc, and put in useless machines. Now they have a memo posted about stating that per their corp policy there is absolutely no deadlifting!!!! WTF, thats nuts, I get liability, insurance, etc, but its a gym, get signed waivers or something. I am going to just see if they turn a blind eye or call me out, but might have to move on, its getting ridiculous.

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    Yup that's a touch insane.

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    LAME! This is what's wrong with the world! I hope you find a place that caters to your needs

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    Wow that's retarded really no deadlifting no leg press no squat rack sounds like hell I would be tearing up my membership and movin on

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    Next thing you know they'll have pizza days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstHatAngst View Post
    Next thing you know they'll have pizza days!
    Or a Coffe shop, never got the idea of a coffee shop ina gym wouldn't it make more sense to have some kind of high protein food rather than just protein bars etc.

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    Out! I joined mine because of the deadlift station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1 View Post
    Just had to vent. My gym has been going downhill. A while back they "upgraded" their equipment, which was a huge downgrade. They got rid of squat rack, leg press, etc, and put in useless machines. Now they have a memo posted about stating that per their corp policy there is absolutely no deadlifting!!!! WTF, thats nuts, I get liability, insurance, etc, but its a gym, get signed waivers or something. I am going to just see if they turn a blind eye or call me out, but might have to move on, its getting ridiculous.
    which gym is this?

    ....it's not Golden Venus Health Spa, is it? =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCI

    Or a Coffe shop, never got the idea of a coffee shop ina gym wouldn't it make more sense to have some kind of high protein food rather than just protein bars etc.
    That makes sense if they have a big early morning crowd. People may get it there before work
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    Thats the way Gold was in Va. Also dumbells only went to 70. I guess thats what $20 a month gets you. Stayed away after I found out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1 View Post
    Just had to vent. My gym has been going downhill. A while back they "upgraded" their equipment, which was a huge downgrade. They got rid of squat rack, leg press, etc, and put in useless machines. Now they have a memo posted about stating that per their corp policy there is absolutely no deadlifting!!!! WTF, thats nuts, I get liability, insurance, etc, but its a gym, get signed waivers or something. I am going to just see if they turn a blind eye or call me out, but might have to move on, its getting ridiculous.
    Sorry, but sounds like a sissy gym to me. Sounds like the only business they want is from fat chicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstHatAngst View Post
    Next thing you know they'll have pizza days!
    There is seriously a gym that just opened by me that actually does this! Every Monday is Pizza day cause its a, "judgement free zone". Fitness Planet is the name of it. Just keep those fatty's fat, eh. Fn retards.

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    which gym is this????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman
    which gym is this????
    Planet fitness does pizza night
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    Are they tired of sounding the Lunk Alarm?

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    Damn I thought my gym sucked NYSC

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    My gyms employees don't know their own rules, so they make up their own....

    Saw an employee ask a guy to stop deadlifts because it was making noise when the weights hit the striker mat that was bought for just that....

    Then one tell a guy to slam away....

    I feel for you! Sounds like you've outgrown that gym!

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    I wouldve been gone the day the squat rack left.

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    i love my gym, indoor pool, outdoor pool, spa, sauna, steam room, big ass gym, heaps of cardio equip (that i dont use except the boxing bag), spin room, aerobics room, big free weight section, tennis courts, badminton court, squash courts, cafe (i dont eat there anymore,i can make better food at home lol), supp store, lounges, projector tvs,pool table, table tennis, probably missing a few things but thats all i can think of atm..

    oh and im allowed to do all the dead-lifts i want. lol.

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    oh and free wi-fi

    that i dont use...

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    Just switched to LA fintess for this reason. Much different crowd, and equipment is much more HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac guy View Post
    Just switched to LA fintess for this reason. Much different crowd, and equipment is much more HD.
    I go to a similar sounding gym. Mine is called LA Fitness however. Sorry but I like the sound of mine better.

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    sounds like hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1 View Post
    Just had to vent. My gym has been going downhill. A while back they "upgraded" their equipment, which was a huge downgrade. They got rid of squat rack, leg press, etc, and put in useless machines. Now they have a memo posted about stating that per their corp policy there is absolutely no deadlifting!!!! WTF, thats nuts, I get liability, insurance, etc, but its a gym, get signed waivers or something. I am going to just see if they turn a blind eye or call me out, but might have to move on, its getting ridiculous.
    Are you allowed out of your contract since they changed the rules? Seriously, it's time to find another gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    Are you allowed out of your contract since they changed the rules? Seriously, it's time to find another gym.
    I was wondering the same. Join & CAN lift, months later equipments gone & you can't.. Should be a no brainer but?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wazz View Post
    I was wondering the same. Join & CAN lift, months later equipments gone & you can't.. Should be a no brainer but?
    or just do your dead lifts

    and either, you will get away with it, or they'll kick you out and have to cancel your contract.

    they cant keep charging you if they kick you out lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxerboy1 View Post
    Planet fitness does pizza night
    I don't think you're kidding.

    PF sounds like Curves. Crap - makes my LA fitness sound better by the day.

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    Ask if they are going to ban obese people next as surely they dont want those heavy loafers hitting the deck, creating noise with every step.

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    You guys guessed it. Its Planet Fitness!! And yeah they do random pizza nights as well. Judgement free zone my ass, if you take training seriously they judge the hell out of you. It sucks because it is very convenient, its around the corner from my office and on the way home. They have a second location fairly close by that I tend to go to for leg day as they still have decent equip. Ive had a membership there for atleast 8 years. Im going to start looking around at my other options.

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    I think I can get out of contract as Ive been there forever, Ill check. It used to be a golds years ago and then changed to planet and I stayed there. Im member 344, been there from the start. I can get over the lunk alarm, etc, but now its negatively effecting my training so something has got to give. I will go in and do my deadlifts and see what happens. Most of the front desk guys lift and ive seen most of them deadlifting, so Im sure they do not want to enforce this rule either, we shall see.

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    I would have started looking a long time ago, pf isn't a real gym. I stopped using my rec centers weight room because they put up signs to not use chalk, I still used it for a while and used chalk anyways, but no one ever confronted me about it, but that was the extra nudge to get me to set up my garage gym with a real power rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEOINAGE View Post
    I would have started looking a long time ago, pf isn't a real gym. I stopped using my rec centers weight room because they put up signs to not use chalk, I still used it for a while and used chalk anyways, but no one ever confronted me about it, but that was the extra nudge to get me to set up my garage gym with a real power rack.
    ^^This is my ultimate goal. I already have a training area in my basement with rolling mats, heavy bags, etc. I want to get a weight set up, rack, etc when budget permits, its a new house in a new development so lots of landscaping and furnishing to do first!!

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    If I pay dues at a gym and some turd tells me how to work out. He will have involuntary 25 pounds weight shucked at their nugget quite quickly.


    Plant Fitnes < Curves bull shit. Why even be called a gym?

    No judgement zone, listen damn it. I can call a fat ass a fat ass whenever I want. . . Why, because I work hard not to be one. But, that doesn't mean they can't workout right next to me. Feel free, who doesn't like free entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1 View Post
    ^^This is my ultimate goal. I already have a training area in my basement with rolling mats, heavy bags, etc. I want to get a weight set up, rack, etc when budget permits, its a new house in a new development so lots of landscaping and furnishing to do first!!
    Yeah for sure. I got lucky and designed my rack and when I asked someone if they could build it, they told me to just come over and use their equipment and they would help me weld it up. Saved me probably 1k, but I still spent a large sum of money for a nice barbell and platform supplies, and plates. I want an olympic bar platform and bumpers, as well as some other things, but my garage is too small. I have an extra bar I might cut and weld into a safety squat bar, it's a completely piece of junk. Also I had just received a nice bonus and things were going well. Now I'm buried in medical, but should be sorted out by February. Hope you have plenty of room in that basement of yours, it really is nice. Only thing I would like is a dedicated training partner or two to share it with, that has similar goals as me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxerboy1 View Post
    That makes sense if they have a big early morning crowd. People may get it there before work
    This place sells cakes and all that other crap that you get in coffee shops wouldn't be the most appropriate food in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCI View Post
    This place sells cakes and all that other crap that you get in coffee shops wouldn't be the most appropriate food in the world.

    Sure, I'll get frap with that there monster muffin. . . . Can you bring it to me please? I will be on the first treadmill < fvck people really are that stupid.

    Seen a guy weighing a solid 300+ with a 64oz bladder buster just wondering around the gym today. . . . It was kind of entertaining while I was jogging.

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    I lift at a fitness first and they do not have any platform in the deadlift area, this is usually not a big deal as most the members at least try to use some small amount of common sense when just doing reps and we really don't have any members who I have seen pulling any serious wieght were they need to drop it for safety. However from time to time you get these morons doing dead reps with light wieghts like 150-200lbs and bouncing the bar off the carpet with every rep....I can only imagine the slab underneath, they are going to be in for a hell of a bill when they vacate LOL. We also have one of the racks where you can set a support bar on each side at different hiegths to limit the travel of the wieghtbar when squatting or doing shrugs etc. there are a couple of assholes who insist on dropping the bar, that is letting it freefall from 6 inchs above them onto the support bars....Its really hard not to say something but I have waaay to short a fuse to politely mention it and have one of them say don't worry about it asshole...I just can't stand jail food anymore.

    I just never understood why people think that dropping wieghts and making a big noise means you are a big guy or some shit, same deal with the seated lat pulls we got guys who load up some spindly ass wieght like 100lbs and on their last rep let go of the handle and let the plates drop the last foot onto the stack. I usually just ask if I can work in. Then add another 100 lbs do 10 reps and then set the stack calmly back down after my set.

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