Not being able to do deads/cleans a dealbreaker?

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  1. Daveee

    Daveee New Member

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    I can't do deadlifts, cleans, etc. with the olympic bar at my gym because it's one of these "everyone is accepted" bullshit environments and they don't want to scare anybody with the sound of a heavy weight dropping. Or something. In any case, until I can get to a gym which allows this sort of shit, how badly am I screwing myself over by doing my current 5x5 routine 4 days per week without the addition of deads or cleans? Am I going to be in bad shape in terms of muscular development when I eventually do get access to a good gym and try to start doing these particular lifts?
     
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    Simple Sexy Beatch

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    minus whale eat a cheeseburger
     
  3. Daveee

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    werd
     
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    Depending on your goals, otherwise just do pendlay rows if they allow it.
    Can you do rack pulls?
     
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    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Can't you just set the weight down carefully when doing deads? Or do they specifically say you can't do them?
     
  6. Daveee

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    the rule is that the olympic bar can't touch the floor, so nope
     
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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (BlackBerry8310/4.5.0.69 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

    Sounds like planet fitness, they had gay rules like that and "no grunting" :mamoru:
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    "Everyone is accepted" at this gym, except for the people who actually lift real weights. :hsugh:
     
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    Rack pulls don't technically touch the floor.
     
  10. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    single leg deadlift
    RDL's
    kb or db snatches
    kb or db swings
     
  11. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    neither do hang cleans
     
  12. solarian

    solarian ya heard

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    leave that health club and join a gym!
     
  13. Daveee

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    it is planet fitness :rofl:
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    Time to cancel the membership
     
  15. Daveee

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    I'm not in my new house yet so I don't want to cancel and then be stuck without anything at all for weeks or months. There are literally no other gyms in this area with what I need except for one that is $120 per month, an expense I can't justify at the current time

    There isn't even a fucking real pull-up bar in the entire establishment. I asked the owner if I could do a chin-up on the smith machine bar and was rejected :rofl:
     
  16. Daveee

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    this one actually has some fairly jacked employees at the counter, the men anyways
     
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    does yours have squat/power racks?
     
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    thing is there are people in there who bitch and will rat you out, the old grandmas in the corner at the 30 minute weight station and then the soccer moms on the treadmills and ellipticals. Somebody narced out the dude next to me for dropping his dumbbell from bench-height onto the (padded) floor :rofl: small towns suck
     
  19. Daveee

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    nope, only smith machines
     
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    Everyone accepted...interesting.
     
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    Get some deadlift mats
     
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    They still wouldn't let me deadlift with mats, I'm sure :hsugh:
     
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    Wait until your last week and go in there one day grunting and screaming and dead lift your max and drop it as hard as you can.

    Get your moneys worth.
     
  24. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    I'd rather get kicked out for doing deadlifts than not doing them at all
     
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    :rofl:
     
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