I take it you are on the east side of Tokyo??
Unfortunately there aren’t a whole lot of private gyms in Tokyo that are geared towards the hardcore. In fact, if you are more interested in bodybuilding, getting a Gold’s Gym all pass (so you can go to any gold’s) IS probably your best bet. Most gold’s will have strong people around evening and night time, and it varies a little per location. Most of them tend to be OK with deadlifts as long as you are not slamming the weights down and have a reasonable amount of control on the descent.
Team X-Treme Power is reasonably priced (for Japan) and geared towards Powerlifting. Try googling them – they actually have a good website (unfortunately most of Japan has not really learned how to make efficient and easy to view webpages yet).
Actually, the Tokyo Powerlifting meet is being held at their gym on April 4th, so you can check out the gym and try to network some.
edit: also look for a nearby city/district gymnasium. Some of them have lifting equipment. It can range from abysmal to quite good, and it’s fairly cheap.[/quote]
Thanks for the informative post!
There’s a good chance I will end over in Meijiro area in the next couple of months, so Team X-Treme Power looks like it will be a great option for me.
Gold’s seems to be the go to gym for Bodybuilding here, I have walked by a couple of their locations but I haven’t given it a shot due to my location.
I’m not a weight slammer but there are times that I make noise if I fail on a max.
I found another lifter on here that has been living in Japan for the last decade or so named Cortes, but I can’t seem to send PM’s on here as of yet.
Thanks for the help guys and I will be sure to fill in the blanks on this thread with more relevant information as time goes on out here.[/quote]
Cortes is my friend.
I’ll let him know you’re looking to get hold of him.
He lives very far away from Kanto, however.[/quote]
Thanks for the mention, I just noticed that he was interested in chemical analysis which the area that I work in.