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does this happen at your gym?

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by fosse, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. OMNIFEX

    OMNIFEX Well-Known Member

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    Well I would imagine cost is the factor why many don't have gyms
    in their homes that offers the same equipment as a gym. Wouldn't
    you agree?

    A Lot of people build home gyms because its cheaper than paying a
    yearly membership, at NYSC or Equinox.

    If money is not an option for you, it doesn't mean everyone can
    afford to make a replica of their ideal gym, in their Basement.

    If you can show me an individual with a Body Builder physique
    that never attended a gym, at one time or another, I'll stand corrected.

    So, basically your telling me the Firehouse, and, Powerhouse, had
    no influence on your decision, when buying gym equipment for your
    home?

    Exactly how thirysomething concluded that 140 pound dumbbells is
    the main reason I stay in the gym. Unless people state what they
    have, one will always draw to a conclusion.

    Your location states Big Apple (aka NYC), and, you said Powerhouse
    which is popular in the Bronx. I never knew there was another Powerhouse except the Bronx location.

    Okay. Since you go to the Powerhouse in Yonkers, may be the reason
    why you've never heard about Johnny Lats. Are you familiar with any
    gyms in NYC?

    Thanks. I'll make a note of it.

    Sounds good. If its giving you results thats all that matters.



    I did read the thread. However, this thread has gone through many
    turns.



    Just for the record, my goal is to have a physique like this....
     

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  2. OMNIFEX

    OMNIFEX Well-Known Member

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    I agree. But, chest excersises propose a danger seeing that I workout
    alone. Of course, I could get a Spotter. But, my workout time fluxuates.
    And, seeing that its 24 hours, I can walk in there 2 am in the morning
    and be all alone.

    This is the main reason why I use Dumbells. For Decline, and, Flat
    bench.

    For me its the Cage for doing Squats, and, weighted Pullups. The
    Lat-down machine, the Cable Cross machine, the Hamstring machine,
    and, a few others.

    I need to use equipment that doesn't require a spotter. This eliminates Barbell routines.


    My Spotters are my left and right arm. Thats it.
     
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  3. pinoy_dude

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    :spaz: :spaz: this cracked me up, man!!! waiting for those glutes of yours to be posted on the glutes thread :D
     
  4. thirtysomething

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    Fair enough. I was just pointing out that there is little in a "real bodybuilder" gym that I would use and don't have at home. If one wanted to they could have a home gym and find a workout buddy and get just as good a workout there as in most gyms and without the hassle. John for example! :tucool: If your goal is really to build a pro physique the cost is not outlandish.
     
  5. doordude42

    doordude42 Senior Member

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    Het OMNIFEX,

    Guess what. We're going back and fourth over this stupid shit when we could be using our time more productively. Botton line is, to some degree we both have the same goals. That is to build muscle. Hey man, if you get your best results in the gym, by all means get em'. My training space suits me fine for now so I use it. I mean, that's pretty much all that counts right? Anyway brother, keep pursuing the dream. I wish you nothing but the best!!!
     
  6. OMNIFEX

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    You took the words right out my mouth :tu:

    Tell your son, I said, he has a great mentor, and he should be proud of it :tucool:

    Have A Great Day.
     
  7. BigDog

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    You don't need a ton of equipment

    I've done really well with the following:
    1. A Bench
    2. A physioball
    3. Dumbell sets of 5-100 lbs.
    4. A Concept 2 Rowing Machine
    5. A "Column Substitute" of heavy bands, a few screws in the wall, and 2 carabiners to connect the bands and the eyes. Great for chops and rotational lifts. In theory I could put an eye in the ceiling and do the equivalent of pulldowns. Not as good as a column, but for less than $40, it's worked really well for me.
    6. A pullup bar

    Yes, I'm sure that some look at the 100 lb db and laugh at my puny-ness. But, that allows me to bench my weight - something I hadn't ever done before this year. If I need to, I can add to this.

    I guess my point is that if you have enough to push yourself, it doesn't matter if you are at home or at a gym. What matters is you do it, and you work yourself when you do.
     
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    I agree!!!
     
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    Thanx Zen,
    I got in touch with these guys. Their cheapest single cable/stack lat machine is 1250.00. OUCH!!!!!!!
     
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    Doordude


    I was really skeptical about the bands providing enough resistance, but I'll be damned if there aren't a few out there that have more strength than I do. I have no idea what your setup is like (other than it's a dungeon), but it might be worth spending a few bucks on a band and some hardware to attach.

    It has worked pretty well - not perfect as compared to a column - but it's good enough to work me hard from time to time.
     
  12. doordude42

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    I may give that a try BigDog. Thanx.
     
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    How about pencil necked personal trainers that act like they know everything about lifting?
    For example...
    I was maxing my powerclean a couple days ago and got under my last attempt but couldnt lock out with it so i had to drop the weight and the entire place about shit their pants. This was at one of the biggest fitness complexes in the United States and the people all around acted like they had never heard weight hit the floor, then this 5 ft 4 in 145 lb dude came over acting like I was some sort of idiot and starts busting my balls about dropping it and how to know my limits...
     
  15. digitalnebula

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    :eek:
    Holy thread from the dead!!!

    Nice digging!
     
  16. Morte

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    wow, i didnt even realize this was so old until i saw digitalnebula's post.

    but since its been bumped neways, couple things ive seen in recent weeks:

    * The guy who checks himself out in the mirror after EVERY set, even tho he's got NO meat on him. Seriously man, i like the fact that ur in here tryin to make a change...but ur all bones, WAT are you checkin out?? If u look like this the last 3 sets, wat makes u think it'll be any different this time?!

    * The guy who tries to ask you if ur using certain weights while you're in the middle of lifting. Really man? I'm struggling on my last set, my last few reps, this guy walks up and goes 'Are you using those weights sir? Hello? You gonna use those?' OMG!! I wanted to drop the weights and just sock him in the face!! ~Btw if ur wonderin, no i didnt leave those weights there, the last guy did, or the guy before him. NOBODY reracks their weights at my gym, maybe 5% of the ppl do. /rant

    * People who wont give up their free weights, bench, or w/e equipment because theyre not finished -- which is actually fine in some cases, but not when you take 10+ freakin minutes per set. They do a set, then stand around talkin for 10+ minutes, and go do their next set. Nothin against the social factor of it, but cmon, thats so bullsh**t!

    Oh and on the topic of personal gyms, I've always thought about getting one, really saves the round-trip time and gas it takes to go back and forth to the gym (esp with gas prices now), but ive read so many stories of ppl workin out alone and somethin goin wrong, kinda freaks me out a bit :(
     
  17. helgi

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    I like my gym, but one day this guy was doing curls and he was talking dirty to his biceps. I wouldn't have minded so much, but I couldn't hear what my deltoids where saying.
     
  18. Ectomorphic

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    I am laughing so hard in real life right now :lol:. That is fucking awesome.
     
  19. Rise

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    And you were actually a poster in the thread back then! Man you're an old timer around here, eh? :lol:

    I still think team squat is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.
     
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