Message from ThisIsChris in Fitness #general


2017-12-08 03:59:52 UTC  

what, like dumbells?

2017-12-08 03:59:59 UTC  

they are there but I stick with barbell

2017-12-08 04:00:06 UTC  

basically doing a starting strength thing

2017-12-08 04:00:34 UTC  

Re: choice of gym, if you're the biggest guy at your gym, you're at the wrong one

2017-12-08 04:01:08 UTC  
2017-12-08 04:02:21 UTC  

@ThisIsChris I mean like can you do power cleans and dead lifts or is it like planet fitness where they don't allow free weights?

2017-12-08 04:02:47 UTC  

@Deleted User I think what you call free weights I call barbells

2017-12-08 04:03:30 UTC  

Yeah, I think so.

2017-12-08 04:03:55 UTC  

If you can't move weight and make noise, then you aren't in a gym.

2017-12-08 04:04:12 UTC  

You are in a "fitness center".

2017-12-08 04:04:15 UTC  

Where's my Chad reaction

2017-12-08 04:04:33 UTC  

Cross fit gym

2017-12-08 04:04:48 UTC  

Yeah that's what I'm taking about, free weights.

2017-12-08 04:05:03 UTC  

ah ok cool, yeah that's what I'm talking about

2017-12-08 04:05:11 UTC  

@ThisIsChris thays a sexy gym

2017-12-08 04:05:25 UTC  

Good optics

2017-12-08 04:05:27 UTC  

What are you overhead pressing that?

2017-12-08 04:05:39 UTC  

yeah it's great I'm like the only novice there. everyone else is either a competitive weight lifter or pro trainer

2017-12-08 04:05:42 UTC  

you can squat without the bars

2017-12-08 04:05:47 UTC  

Flag could be a bit bigger tho

2017-12-08 04:05:51 UTC  

haha

2017-12-08 04:06:14 UTC  

@Deleted User you haven't seen what I'm talking about

2017-12-08 04:06:28 UTC  

?

2017-12-08 04:06:39 UTC  

I'll pm you

2017-12-08 04:06:41 UTC  

@Fox I happened to be learning squat that day, that was a few months ago

2017-12-08 04:07:15 UTC  

@ThisIsChris squat is king. I hit a 5x5 today with some back squat actually.

2017-12-08 04:07:22 UTC  

that's so nice

2017-12-08 04:07:32 UTC  

god I love squats

2017-12-08 04:07:35 UTC  

I wish I was at the gym right now

2017-12-08 04:07:54 UTC  

24 hour gym brah

2017-12-08 04:08:01 UTC  

yeah actually this gym is 24 hours

2017-12-08 04:08:04 UTC  

@ThisIsChris are you new to lifting?

2017-12-08 04:08:34 UTC  

@Fox yeah a lot newer than anyone else at that gym and probably a lot of the guys in IE

2017-12-08 04:08:47 UTC  

actually I got into lifting because I was reading through the (old) IE fitness server

2017-12-08 04:09:06 UTC  

saw a lot of people recommend Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe

2017-12-08 04:09:17 UTC  

I only have a couple years under my belt but it is very addictive.

2017-12-08 04:09:17 UTC  

bought it, read through it, then went to this gym

2017-12-08 04:09:35 UTC  

Smart move. That's a good program.

2017-12-08 04:09:40 UTC  

yeah I am very fortunate that I am a novice, I love being able to linearly progress

2017-12-08 04:09:48 UTC  

adding 5kg to my squat each time

2017-12-08 04:09:53 UTC  

I'm going to start 531 when I finish what I am working with now.