Hammer Strength Pin Select
Hammer Strength Plate Loaded...
I'm using machines mostly, do to several shoulder injuries.
I'm using pin select where available as I work out with my 14 year old and I don't want to take the time to switch plates as we alternate.
The Golds where I'm at has many of both and the Lifestyle's...
I really like the feel of the Hammer Strength. Except the decline bench and flat bench where the handles are are really low (outer edge just below the end of my chest) and you can't set the seat back. The range of motion is more then I can do with pronated DB's. It's working so I'll stick with them until I run out of stack for working sets.
My biggest struggles are with discipline. I need to cut fat, last measurement a couple months ago I was just shy of 30%. I also need to be very careful about sleep.
Thanks for pointing out that most here are on the PL side. I've never thought of it that way. I've just thought of it as some competing, and are supported by good people.
I stick with lower volumes, I keep getting hurt, or have recovery issues when I try volume workouts. I get conflicted because I grow the best under 10x10. SO I keep "learning" the same lesson over and over.
I've been trying to keep my son away from the Dark Side (not that there's anything wrong with it). It just that he's young, and has a rather good structure for BB type workouts. I also think he would put on size better with 10x10 and should be able to recover. He's a bunch of contradictions: He wants abz and low body fat. But is a real PR whore.