>>35519329 >at nysc >they have their own TV programming >talking about working quads >leg extensions, lunges, dumbell squats, leg press >some shit about ovarian cancer >close my eyes and drift away >runner's high kicks in >come to muttering 'worldstar, nigger' >see a black guy in a che guevara shirt >name him hammer and sickle cell >leave
>>35519329 My sister who goes there told me they have a "Lunk Alarm (tm)". If someone is grunting too loudly or drops a weight, they fucking blast the entire gym with any obnoxious siren and send staff off to confront the lunk. I'm not making this shit up or exaggerating it. And they namely just pick on the weights section and forgive the cardio section. And then their entire weights section is shit/underequipped/purposely lacks 45s just to fuck with "lunks". They hand out pizza the first monday of the month. What a joke.
>>35519700 I went to that place one time off of my sis's membership. Beyond everything I complained about with the lack of plates... they had 4 benches in this *huuuuge* fucking gym, 4. They were always taken, all of them, at all times. There was like, after 15 pounds, only one set of each dumbbell. In what fucking world is that acceptable? Even cardio bunnies fucking need benches. Meanwhile they've bought over 50 treadmills alone. I get that they're working that business model but the shit is ridiculous and the fact that they hand out free pizza is actually an entertaining punchline. I do respect it as a viable business model, if not a shitty excuse for a gym. It made me realize having things like towels is a luxury.
>>35519498 I think it's more code for who it really appeals to which is anti-social losers. You can go there and not have to interact with anyone. Just smith machines, light freeweights, and isolation machines.
>>35519831 PF extremely upplays the whole gymtimidation thing, and while yeah the gym fuckin blows, its not AS bad as they say. It works if you fucking work it. I gained 40 lbs of noob gains there, just fine.
>>35519831 ...I feel like a broken record but *according to my sister*, just with this wave of new years resolution'ers, she had a couple fatasses virtually shrieking on the treadmill. Couldn't take the heat, I guess. But alas, no lunk alarm was pulled. Although to the gym's credit, they were far from lunks.
>>35519967 Just use the fucking smith machines.. Its literally the perfect tool for developing perfecr form because if you dont use perfect form, you are fucked. And yes, suppliment with goblets and dumbbell press to activate the stabilizers. Is it ideal? Fuck no. But it can be done. It CAN be done.
>>35519903 I disagree and would call it "hardly passable." Again, you have to fucking fight for a bench. Not enough dumbbells, everyone is always going around asking you for your 45 plates, and you'll have to beg people for plates too because there's so little to go around. And you'll have to ask to work into people's sets, and you'll have people continuously bothering you to work into your set. It's *barely passable* and a huge fucking hassle.
>>35520037 Even when it's packed, I have little trouble getting the dumbbell I need, and waiting for a bench hasn't been more than a couple minutes (apparently my pf has way more benches than others). There's plenty of plates and I've ever only had 1 guy ask to work in with me since I do admit, my pf literally only has 1 machine for calves, but it seems very few people there work that muscle out.
>>35519999 You can make gains on a Smith but it's shit for teaching form. You have to work against it to do anything but rows and calf raises. And going ass to grass in a Smith isn't even close to doing it with a barbell.
>>35519329 Thanks for reminding me about these. Being on the opposite end of the spectrum from the group they are marketing to makes them very entertaining. They also get good fitness models, and have really good production values.
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