I’m interested in getting into the sport of weightlifting, with the hopes of competing in meets at some point in the future. I’m a complete beginner in Lincoln Park, Chicago, with some weight training experience in the past, but basically completely deconditioned and green right now.
The only gym in the area that has bumper plates and a platform that I can find is Quad’s Gym. Does anyone on here go there, or know if there are active weightlifters there? Their site just mentions powerlifting as the main activity.
I know from the USA Weightlifting site that there’s a group in Sayre Park, but that’s almost a 45 minute drive away - too difficult to get to before work.
I’d also appreciate it if anyone knows of good online resources for beginning lifters. I’ve read many of the articles on this site, Dan John’s book, “From the Ground Up,” and watched the videos on the Hatchdome site.
I’m more than a little unsure of where to begin, but very excited to start making some positive changes in my physical life through the pursuit of this sport.
Thanks for any help you can offer me!