Message from ThisIsChris in Fitness #general
what, like dumbells?
they are there but I stick with barbell
basically doing a starting strength thing
Re: choice of gym, if you're the biggest guy at your gym, you're at the wrong one
@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?
@Deleted User I think what you call free weights I call barbells
Yeah, I think so.
If you can't move weight and make noise, then you aren't in a gym.
You are in a "fitness center".
Where's my Chad reaction
Cross fit gym
Yeah that's what I'm taking about, free weights.
ah ok cool, yeah that's what I'm talking about
What are you overhead pressing that?
yeah it's great I'm like the only novice there. everyone else is either a competitive weight lifter or pro trainer
you can squat without the bars
Flag could be a bit bigger tho
I'll pm you
@Fox I happened to be learning squat that day, that was a few months ago
@ThisIsChris squat is king. I hit a 5x5 today with some back squat actually.
that's so nice
god I love squats
I wish I was at the gym right now
24 hour gym brah
yeah actually this gym is 24 hours
@Fox yeah a lot newer than anyone else at that gym and probably a lot of the guys in IE
actually I got into lifting because I was reading through the (old) IE fitness server
saw a lot of people recommend Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe
I only have a couple years under my belt but it is very addictive.
bought it, read through it, then went to this gym
Smart move. That's a good program.
yeah I am very fortunate that I am a novice, I love being able to linearly progress
adding 5kg to my squat each time
I'm going to start 531 when I finish what I am working with now.