So if you attempt to DL or perform oly lifts they stop you straight away?
Most of the people that work there are completely unskilled. They would not recognize a lot of lifts if they had too. So I could just try to get away with things but there is a larger issue here.
I know in my gym there is an team gym which only team members of sports such as rugby can use. Now this is a state of the art gym and is used for roughly 2 hours a day!! during the rest of the day it lies in waste. And the gyms excuse when i asked them what the fuck!..legal purposes!
It seems that w/o a trainer you’re not allowed to perform anything which might remotely stimulate muscle!
It’s fucking nuts…the law fucks ppl over in so many respects in this area.
Because ya if I clean and press a weight over my head tomorrow, position it over my skull, and drop…once I get out of the coma I can sue the shit out of the gym, which is insane…
Now these type of things are very hard to protect against so a blanket statement like the one your gym seems to use is the ba-all and end-all it seems.
However if you make the point to them that this is a GYM, with installed oly platforms and whatnot I can’t see how they ban the movements(apologies if this is not true and I misread your post)…it just does not make sense[/quote]
No they did install a couple of oly platforms (grrr with no vertical clearance until it was pointed out to them that they were going to lose the ceiling quickly.) Then they had their change of heart and starting banning things.
The big issue is that they, as I indicted in another post, coughed up a ton of money for an overhaul but went totally in the direction of fitness. It’s just plain wrong to have a large facility with all sorts of state of the art equipment where you can’t actually do anything athletic.
Sigh one other facet of this is, I fear, the arrival of Therapism into the gym. By that I mean that they want to promote fitness as healthful (ok) and pseudo-medicalize it (um, nooooo). For instance, they have these really snazzy machines with all digital readouts. You plug in your little usb stick with your pre-approved training routine (you have to purchase this from them) and it monitors you as you lift. It beeps at you if you move too fast or try to move too much weight. Now for someone who has a real health issue that is probably a good idea, but making everyone do this sort of training is flat out creepy. This lets them keep an almost completely ignorant staff and sell workout plans.
There is a distinctly Orwellian air to this, compounded by the distinctly cheerful, healpful air they exude as they prohibit thing after thing. They are indeed winning the War on Fun.