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PL/O-Lifting Gym in Houston, TX


#1

does anybody know of a good gym where this type of training is encouraged in Houston area?


#2

I've heard costa's gym is PL friendly.

beef


#3

275 pound USAPL National Champion Tony Cardella trains there.

beef


#4

Van's in Baytown is P/L friendly.


#5

where is costa's? Thanks for replaying!


#6

www.costasgym.com


#7

thanks, where do you train? I wanted to find somebody to critique my deadlift form, because as of lately my hip is bothering me and i might be doing it wrong so if you could help drinks are on me!!!


#8

I'm down in Galveston. I lift at the UTMB Fieldhouse.

beef


#9

Hanks in bellaire has some PL'ing equipment. Also the Houstonian has chains,bands,cambered bars and the whole nine, but you have to earn in the 7-figures to have a membership.


#10

I trained at Van's for a couple months last year. Great place. Not a ton of powerlifters there, but the owner is/was one and is super friendly. Really cool about monthly dues too. Lots of days they have the dogs in the gym too. There was one hot female lifter with a great physique there that I used to drool over. Used to wear my HOT-ROX t-shirt sometimes when I trained but never got any comments.


#11

I know, but all I do is deadlifts and overhead presses in my garage. So I was not going to join a gym (too weak):), but was rather trying to find someone to tell me am I dooing it right form-wise since my right hip is really giving me hell not to mention lower back and hamstrings. But I do appreciate all of your input. BTW I am new to this!


#12

HA HA! [think Nelson laugh]


#13

Was she kinda thin with dark hair? Worked in the mornings?


#14

Physical description sounds right. She was a MILF. I would see her in the early evening, she may have worked there in the mornings. I think she was some kind of career woman though.

Van's was a great place, I hadn't been training for a while before I went there, and it helped me get back on track.

And they have a stand up tanning booth!


#15


I have a garage gym in league city, just south of Clear Lake. We train with a westside-ish template.

Have power rack, bands, chains, SSB, ghr, reverse hyper, 1200 lbs plates, 500lbs dumbells, 500lb tire, sled and some fat bald guys.

I think my e-mail is in my profile, if not PM me if you are interested.

I'll attach a pic if it works.


#16

I can help you with your deadlifting technique. Where are you in Houston? I am in Bellaire.


#17

Holy jeebus!

Of course I find this out after I leave Galveston.

[Who's Nelson-laughing now?]