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  • Originally posted by Rob S View Post
    JUMP ROPE!!!!

    I am telling you. Great, great cardio in terms of calorie burning. Also causes great agility gains. Plus, if you are semi-athletic you can pick it up really well within a week to the point where you are doing really cool stuff.
    I am a beast with a jump rope, can literally go forever on them. forward and backward. Can do a few of the crossing tricks and spins and stuff, but I am nowhere near as good as some of the videos I've seen of people jumping rope.
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    • Originally posted by 'cuse-213 View Post
      I have a scale that gives me my weight, body fat%, and water%. I don't see how it can calculate the later two by just my feet being placed on it, must be bull.
      Mine does that too, but I don't even pay attention to it. It usually says I have around 55% water weight and 29% body fat. I'm pretty sure 30% is considered obese and since I'm in good shape there is no way that's anywhere close to accurate.

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      • Originally posted by eaglesalltheway View Post
        Planet Fitness is where I go, love it. I heard there was a gym for 10 bucks a month and I thought everything would be made of wood, lol, but they have nice equipment. The only thing I don't like is the barbells don't go over 75 lbs. I don't need it right now, but soon I will if I keep up my current progress when I do benching with the barbells.
        What 75lb barbell? I thought they were 45 lbs ones...or are those the Olympic Barbells.

        Also Planet Fitness sucks, you can't do power lifts, or grunt or make noise. My friends go there and told me they have bunch of great stuff there for everything else. They have a bunch of Smith Machines but no racks, so you can deadlift, clean and squat. Also your not allowed to do them there anyways. How gyms suck, I want to go back to Temple gym that place was great, compared to Bally. Damn companies targeting the average gym goer, I want to try Gold's gym but not one close by.

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        • Originally posted by bhaarat316 View Post
          What 75lb barbell? I thought they were 45 lbs ones...or are those the Olympic Barbells.

          Also Planet Fitness sucks, you can't do power lifts, or grunt or make noise. My friends go there and told me they have bunch of great stuff there for everything else. They have a bunch of Smith Machines but no racks, so you can deadlift, clean and squat. Also your not allowed to do them there anyways. How gyms suck, I want to go back to Temple gym that place was great, compared to Bally. Damn companies targeting the average gym goer, I want to try Gold's gym but not one close by.
          45 pounds bars, at least what I call them, and everyone I know, lol. I should've said that the dumbbells only go up to 75 lbs, but I figured everyone knew them as the same thing.

          And planet fitness is awesome. The last thing I need to hear is some musclehead grunting, its so unnecessary. And your paying one third of almost any other gym, so that negates any female grunting you will miss...kind of.
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          • Its not grunting about planet fitness. The fact that the ones by me dont have a real bench/squat rack AND ban Deadlifts is what pisses me off. Those are the 3 most important lifts and they dont even have the equipment for them.
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            • Since I work for the Sheriff's Office I get free access to their gym under the jail. I'm by myself 75% of the time so I can grunt and listen to music as loud as I want.

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              • Originally posted by bhaarat316 View Post
                What 75lb barbell? I thought they were 45 lbs ones...or are those the Olympic Barbells.

                Also Planet Fitness sucks, you can't do power lifts, or grunt or make noise. My friends go there and told me they have bunch of great stuff there for everything else. They have a bunch of Smith Machines but no racks, so you can deadlift, clean and squat. Also your not allowed to do them there anyways. How gyms suck, I want to go back to Temple gym that place was great, compared to Bally. Damn companies targeting the average gym goer, I want to try Gold's gym but not one close by.
                Planet Fitness isn't bad, the one near me lets you do any exercise you want. And the cardio section is fantastic. I've done a Golds free trial, nice gym, lots of equipment, kinda cramped though.

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                • I hate "grunters". The little strains you do to yourself are fine, but I don't need to know you are on the squat rack from across the gym while I have my i-pod turned up full blast.




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                  • Originally posted by Rob S View Post
                    Its not grunting about planet fitness. The fact that the ones by me dont have a real bench/squat rack AND ban Deadlifts is what pisses me off. Those are the 3 most important lifts and they dont even have the equipment for them.
                    Well mine allows you to do them, they just don't want you to grunt when you do it, lol
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                    • Originally posted by CJSchneider View Post
                      I hate "grunters". The little strains you do to yourself are fine, but I don't need to know you are on the squat rack from across the gym while I have my i-pod turned up full blast.
                      I like the sirens they have at Planet Fitness that makes the grunters/weight throwers feel like asshats. Its a rare occurance, but when they go off you'll hear about 10 people laughing, and some incredibly hacked guy is either all flustered or gets pissed. Haha.
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                      • Originally posted by eaglesalltheway View Post
                        I like the sirens they have at Planet Fitness that makes the grunters/weight throwers feel like asshats. Its a rare occurance, but when they go off you'll hear about 10 people laughing, and some incredibly hacked guy is either all flustered or gets pissed. Haha.
                        I don't grunt, but breath hard, when I'm dead lifting a heavy weight or squatting heavy.

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                        • Originally posted by bhaarat316 View Post
                          I don't grunt, but breath hard, when I'm dead lifting a heavy weight or squatting heavy.
                          I jsut stick with my mouth being barely open, and forceful breaths when I'm doing a lot. I always find it funny when people are doing light weight and grunting. It makes me think they are jsut looking for attention.
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                          • when people are moving light weight grunting is lame, but hey, if a guy needs to grunt to get up a ridiculous lift I cant currently do, then who am I to judge?

                            In other news: I just started WS4SB this week as a change from Rip's 5x5. It has been going well, but the repetition day just destroyed me. I am used to lifting heavy for smaller reps. That is how it is for 2 days on WS4SB, but the third day starts off with benching for max reps with 135, taking 60 seconds rest, and doing 2 more sets the same way. I was absolutely gassed and the rest of my workout suffered. Guess its good tho..........gotta build up some endurance clearly.
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                            • Originally posted by CJSchneider View Post
                              I don't need to know you are on the squat rack from across the gym while I have my i-pod turned up full blast.
                              Sad part is that they are spending energy to produce that noise, and thus hurting their chances of getting that lift up.

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                              • Originally posted by Brent View Post
                                Sad part is that they are spending energy to produce that noise, and thus hurting their chances of getting that lift up.
                                I dunno, it seems to work OK for Ronnie...



                                In fact, most serious lifters seem to make a lot of noise while lifting.

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