I go to a foo foo gym. The kind where all anybody works is bis and tris and on the rare occasion they do squats is isolation version for the quads in the smith machine (the one where the legs are far out in front of the body and the back is straight). I want to get as powerful as possible in the next few years since they are supposed to be the physical prime years.
I feel like I’m wasting my time at the gym I go to. The music sucks. I probably have the highest squat and deadlift in the whole place because nobody tries or is a better lifter in these areas than I am. The music sucks too. It makes me want to blow my head off every time I’m there.
They only have one squat rack(the 2nd rack was traded for some kind of upright rowing machine that uses a barbell and has a hinge attached to the floor) and some douchebag doing shrugs or barbell curls is always on it. It’s idiotic to get rid of a squat rack for something you can only perform 3 or 4 lifts on.
The power rack has to be one of the most versatile things in a gym. There are no hardcore gyms in my area either. Well, I don’t know if there are any hardcore gyms in the area. I live in a relatively small town in Alabama so probably not.