Gym decision..advice needed

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by Gesar, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Gesar

    Gesar New Member

    Hello, I need an advice between 2 Gyms

    home to work - 30 mins.

    Gym # 1: 1 minute walk from work only good thing is that have squat rack and I really want to try that... $30/month

    Gym #2: current, regular gym 10 minutes from home driving, has everything but no Squat rack ...I got hurt using smith machine and I read that there are not really good alternative to squats. $10/month

    if you were in this situation which one will you choose?
    I'm a HST usually is MWF...some times may do weekends... any adivece? thanks
  2. shwaym

    shwaym New Member

    well there are plenty of things you could do for legs that do not require a rack
    hack squats, leg press, db squat, hex bar deadlifts, various lunges etc.
    if they have a military press rack you might be able to use that to do front squats
    be creative.
  3. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    They don't even have a bench that you can squat off of?
  4. Gesar

    Gesar New Member

    Hi Toten.. I dont think I understan your question....they do have regular benchs. One problem is that in this gym they dont let you take the bars of the benches...the bars that you put plates on. they even have a sign "no deadlifting allow" ridiculous.
  5. style

    style New Member

    Nice hair gesar.
  6. Bob Evans

    Bob Evans Member

    I'd go for the gym with the squat rack. It sounds like a better gym. A little more money. But if lifting is an important part of you life then it would be more than worth it.
  7. Gesar

    Gesar New Member

    OK so I think I made up my mind on review from others on this site. the gym is Planet Fitness..yes they removed the fixed barbells over 60lbs and you are not allowed to use the olympic bars to use them for squat or deadlifting... the other is a YMCA...the free weights room is not new but has everything ples has a swimming pool. thanks guys and girls.

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