My uncle is moving to Beijing to be a teacher this August, and I’d like to go visit him.
I know China is great at weightlifting, and I think it’d be really cool to go check out some training facility where you could possibly get some tips from good coaches, or even just to lift at a gym you see in Youtube videos of weightlifting highlights, where guys like Lü Xiaojun or Klokov are lifting in - you know, the bare rooms with plain squat racks on platforms where the only other equipement you see is bumper plates? Where I live here in the States, there aren’t any gyms like that.
Anyway, I have no idea how things work in China, and if weightlifting is popular outside of those training for the Olympics, or if any decent facilities are open to outsiders, but if anyone happens to know anything, I’d love to hear it. I googled this but didn’t come up with much.
(And if anyone knows about any good gyms like the one I described above here in the States, let me know where you can find them. I travel sometimes and love going to different gyms.)