So, I am now training specifically for Olympic Lifts.
And although I have a coach/club to train at 1day/week, I need to do my supplemental workouts at my local Golds Gym.
I am VERY lucky to have a gym that:
- Has bumper plates (Olympic weights)
- allows chalk
- the have chains/bands
- they have safety bars/cambered bars
- and is cool in general about lifting heavy
(I have been to the other Golds in my area, and they all suck - standard commercial gyms)
So I walk in this morning and tell the owner that I have a Olympic weight training coach, and is it "cool" to drop the weights from overhead...like you see all the time.
I had never done it, usually catching it on the way down....risking injury.
He said, "sure, as long as it's in control, no problem. Just make sure you use the Olympic weight collars"
I asked which ones were those....he said they were in the back, he bought them months ago, but forgot to put them out. He grabbed them from the back, gave them to me, and said good luck with your training.
I love my gym....as long as it's in the early morning. I am sure I would feel different if I went in the evening.