So I went to this gym today and there were 3 things wrong. Three major things although if the first two were right it could make up for the lack of the third.
Dumbbells only go up to 100 pounds. What the hell? I cant get a heavy workout with those, whether im doing shoulders, chest, or back. At least 125....at least!!! When im bench pressing, 100 pound dbs are my warm up weight. Theyre ok for shoulder presses, I can make it work. For rows, no way jose!
They are very strict against using chalk. Other gyms ive been to had rules against using chalk, but they were never enforced. I deadlifted in my own little corner and used all the chalk I could stand. Not so here. I was immediatley approached about not using chalk and was constantly watched the whole time I was in there to make sure I didnt use any. Apparently they dont have a mop (well go buy one im certain theyre not that expensive) and dont want to clean up the chalk, but I dont even make a mess with the chalk .
The lack of women. Yeah I do enjoy looking at the females while I workout. At the HP gym there usually are alot of females working out there due to the strip club next door. Strippers have to stay in shape. At this particular gym they were nill to none, but a few cute ladies did come in as I was making my exit.
Point is, I would never spend my money to get a membership there. One of the best gyms I ever been to was this little gym in Taylor, MI. For those of you unfamiliar with metro Detroit, Taylor is a little town about 30 minutes south of Detroit. They had dbs up to 150 pounds, although I did see a 180 pound db, I dont know where the other one was. It had a special room for powerlifters. Incline, decline and flat benches. Very hardcore atmosphere. And the membership was excessively cheap. The only reason I dont go there is because its kind of far away from where I stay.
Any one else have a similar story?