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Posted: 1/22/2011 10:05:32 AM EDT
My search is over. I recently took a consulting job in Baton Rouge, LA and moved here a week ago. I did a google search looking for gyms to join when I got down here. I found a few that I wanted to take a look at but after figuring out where I wanted to live I ruled 3 of the 4 out due to distance. So I drove over to the gym to check it out and it's AWESOME. Not a single piece of cardio equipment in sight. Chalk tubs, chains, bands, a row of power racks, deadlifting platforms, bumper plates and compitition benches filled the room. I think I heard harps when I walked in but I can't be sure...

The best part about it is that you get a key and can work out 24/7. I work out at like 5:30-6:45am so it was empty both times I worked out this week. I have control of the stero, no waiting for equipment and everything I need to take my strength training to the next level.

I'm psyched.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 10:58:39 AM EDT
Congradulations! If you think thats great wait till you get to know some of the other people there, maybe you can end up with some training partners out of it.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 5:16:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MrKasab:
Congradulations! If you think thats great wait till you get to know some of the other people there, maybe you can end up with some training partners out of it.


Yeah, I met the owner who happens to be a 2003 World champion lifter (didn't ask what lift or federation) but they have a white board on the wall and there are several 500+ lb bench pressers there.

Having workout partners would be a huge help in getting my strength up but with my work schedule it's tough.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 5:45:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
My search is over. I recently took a consulting job in Baton Rouge, LA and moved here a week ago. I did a google search looking for gyms to join when I got down here. I found a few that I wanted to take a look at but after figuring out where I wanted to live I ruled 3 of the 4 out due to distance. So I drove over to the gym to check it out and it's AWESOME. Not a single piece of cardio equipment in sight. Chalk tubs, chains, bands, a row of power racks, deadlifting platforms, bumper plates and compitition benches filled the room. I think I heard harps when I walked in but I can't be sure...

The best part about it is that you get a key and can work out 24/7. I work out at like 5:30-6:45am so it was empty both times I worked out this week. I have control of the stero, no waiting for equipment and everything I need to take my strength training to the next level.

I'm psyched.


Time for some kick-ass Crossfit WoD's.
Link Posted: 1/23/2011 4:20:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2011 6:20:51 AM EDT
COOL!

Probably a lack of cardio bunnies to look at
Link Posted: 1/24/2011 8:03:10 PM EDT
You will definitely see an improvement in your lifts just from being there. There are several IPF Worlds lifters at the dungeon I train at. Training at places life this is not for the average gym goer, though.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 10:00:23 AM EDT
My gym has the cardio equipment up front, then the machines and dumbell racks, then you go through a doorway into the power section. Smith machines, benches, leg press, dl platform.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:03:02 PM EDT
I'd love to find a gym like that. Some hole in the wall with nasty old rusty equipment designed purely to build muscle.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:27:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 6:20:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2011 6:21:56 AM EDT by GUNGUY148]
Am I Reeding that right?

132 pounder squating 534
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 8:54:01 AM EDT
Here's a pic as you walk in...




Oh and I lied, they do have a cardio section...

Link Posted: 1/28/2011 8:55:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GUNGUY148:
Am I Reeding that right?

132 pounder squating 534


And a 165lb'er squatting 777lbs
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 11:01:55 AM EDT



Wait, you're training where Wade Hooper trains at?
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 12:50:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
Originally Posted By GUNGUY148:
Am I Reeding that right?

132 pounder squating 534


And a 165lb'er squatting 777lbs


now I feel like a pussy
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 3:48:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2011 3:46:28 PM EDT by Bhart89]
Originally Posted By GUNGUY148:
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
Originally Posted By GUNGUY148:
Am I Reeding that right?

132 pounder squating 534


And a 165lb'er squatting 777lbs


now I feel like a pussy


At least I'm stronger than the girls who lift here.

ETA: Holy $#!T, maybe I'm not stronger than the girls who work out here...
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 3:51:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2011 3:58:05 PM EDT by Bhart89]
Originally Posted By randomhero97:



Wait, you're training where Wade Hooper trains at?


Yeah, apparently he's a local guy. I think he operates a supplement company because their are flyers on the wall where he's selling squat shoes and creatine/protein powder, etc.

Aside from my first day when stopped by around noon to check the place out and met the owner Paul Fletcher (2003 world champion) I haven't seen a soul in the place but that's because I work out at 5:30am.

Here's some video of Wade Hopper working out at the gym.
http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/6093
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 8:17:19 AM EDT
Thats an awesome gym
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 9:24:58 AM EDT
Call me crazy but shouldn't you have a partner when doing bench. That or a panic button to the local 911 center.
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 11:13:41 AM EDT
Great looking place. Just be careful when lifting alone.
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 11:15:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GUNGUY148:
Am I Reeding that right?

132 pounder squating 534


No, it looks to me like 435 Lbs
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 11:23:04 AM EDT
Welcome to Louisiana! I'm in Lafayette, if you ever get this way let me know, I'll cook you a gumbo that you will never forget. Just in time for Mardi GRAS season too!
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 11:48:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 12:02:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AGW:

Originally Posted By Castillo:
Originally Posted By GUNGUY148:
Am I Reeding that right?

132 pounder squating 534


No, it looks to me like 435 Lbs

That's the women's PR board, the one in men's is 534.


Ahhhh, good eye
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 3:47:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Castillo:
Originally Posted By AGW:

Originally Posted By Castillo:
Originally Posted By GUNGUY148:
Am I Reeding that right?

132 pounder squating 534


No, it looks to me like 435 Lbs

That's the women's PR board, the one in men's is 534.


Ahhhh, good eye

I
I edited my post above
ETA: Holy $#!T, maybe I'm not stronger than the girls who work out here...
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 3:49:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2011 3:50:56 PM EDT by Bhart89]
Originally Posted By InheritedAnArsenal:
Great looking place. Just be careful when lifting alone.


Yeah, the incline bench is the only excercise that I can't self spot on. For flat bench they have spotter arms that will catch the bar if you miss a rep.
That said, don't underestimate adrenaline from fear of getting stuck at helping to get that last rep up.
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