Wow, thanks for the positive response. Since I now feel more comfortable, and we all know that this site is not just about looking good, but also performing well. I decided to post some before and after lifts. Keep in mind that all these numbers are for sets of 10.
DB Press was 40lbs now 85lbs
DB Shoulder Press was 30lbs now 65lbs
Squat was 155lbs now 225lbs
Lat Pull down was 110lbs now 170lbs
DB Pullover was 50lbs now 100lbs (the dumbbells at my gym only go up to 100lbs)
Leg Extension was 180lbs now 260lbs
Skull Crushers was 50lbs now 95lbs
Dips was body weight now with 45lb plate
Those are just the lifts that improved the most, thought I would post them up. It’s amazing what a little hard work can do.[/quote]
Good job man, but why are you doing things like leg extensions? And where is your deadlift?
My gym is the same with DBs. I picked up a set of Olympic DB handles for heavy presses and deadlifts. The rules say you can’t bring your own equipment but unless they’re gonna buy heavy DBs, I say fuck them!