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Powerlifting Gyms In Los Angeles

hi everyone, does anyone know of / recommend any powerlifting gyms in los angeles?

Good question… if you find any let me know. Meanwhile, I fired off an email to someone who might know. I’ll post if I find out anything. I was told there’s a gym called Raw something or other in El Segundo. But when I checked out their website it looked like an MMA deal.

yea raw (or r-1 as its called now i think) is mma oriented.

Here’s the response I got from my source. Make of it what you will:

[i]LA Lifting Club went dead. Scott Mendelson, the bench press
record holder, has a gym in the valley…

If you wanna learn Olympic Lifting Sean Waxman is a great coach
(www.shutupandlift.com). Used to train folks at Raw, Rico
Chiaparelli’s MMA gym in El Segundo but now is opening up something
in Santa Monica I think. He’s an ex NY Jet, has a degree in
biomechanics, but really likes to work with athletes and mostly
teaching the Olympic Lifts.

Ken Vick is a good all round coach I hear. He’s at Velocity, but the
one in Torrance.[/i]

Scot Mendleson’s gym F.I.T, which is over at 13752 Ventura in Sherman Oaks in the valley. Never been there, just drive past all the time. I have no idea if what the guy above said about him being a jerk is true.

[quote]thesixteenth wrote:
Scot Mendleson’s gym F.I.T, which is over at 13752 Ventura in Sherman Oaks in the valley. Never been there, just drive past all the time. I have no idea if what the guy above said about him being a jerk is true.[/quote]

I don’t know either. Maybe just a bad experience they had, but I’m editing it out because it’s just hearsay.

Hey, I don’t mean to hi-jack the OP’s thread, but since we’ve got some LA people in already…

Could anyone who’s recommending a gym in the area also say what it costs to go there?

THanks

[quote]thesixteenth wrote:
Hey, I don’t mean to hi-jack the OP’s thread, but since we’ve got some LA people in already…

Could anyone who’s recommending a gym in the area also say what it costs to go there?

THanks[/quote]

I usually work out at the company gym, but I had a gym membership at Ballys in Culver City. I paid about $40 a month.

I did a google search before posting here, this is what I had found:

usaplforum.com/cgi-bin/usapl.pl?noframes;read=830