question about gyms in general

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  1. romostud22

    romostud22 New Member

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    So I have a bro who currently goes to Golds Gym and keeps on telling me that it's the best gym in the world and that they have a "cold pool" that you go in after you workout that opens up your veins and lets blood go to your muscles and it gets you buff faster. I don't really know whether or not to call BS on that or not. And I'm not about to switch from 24 to Golds just because of that, unless I really need to. ... I guess my question is, Is Golds Gym really all that great?

    Cliffs: Is Golds the shit for gyms, or is 24 ok?
     
  2. BarbaraWaltersPegleg

    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    You have a bro?
     
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    romostud22 New Member

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    yeah. he's more of a broski than a bro, but still. a bro is a bro is a bro.
     
  4. Mr. Pelham

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    most gyms will have what the average person needs. Find a gym you can tolerate for a year +
     
  5. Less fucktards I would assume would be at Gold's compared to 24. Probably more weight lifting equipment too and less cardio shit. People seem to be more noobish/less serious at 24 overall. :dunno:
     
  6. Spaceering

    Spaceering I bite.

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    never been to 24 hr fitness , but have been to 4-5 different chains of gym.


    so far golds has been the best. just because they have more machines, more free weights, more cardio equipment, and they keep it all in pristine shape. maybe just the local owners of each chain varied, but that is my word.


    and, i liked knowing that I could use my little barcode card to workout at any gold's in the world!
     
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    hold on brahs, goin' in the cold pool
     
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    I never been to 24 but the golds I have been to have been pretty badass. I would def recommend golds but I cant really say its the best gym out there, World's was pretty sweet too.

    Just go to a couple get a week pass and see which you liked the best then sign up.
     
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    A "cold pool"? Heat increases circulation :hsughno:
     
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    yeah. I don't know what this guy was talking about. He was just raving on about how great it is. I think I'll stick with 24.
     
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    Your bro is prolly retarded and doesnt know why cold temp helps.

    But anyway, the idea is that the cold therapy helps in muscle recovery and keeping down inflamation in your muscles. You can alternate also with very hot water or sauna, its supposed to help blood flow by contracting and expanding blood vessels rapidly from the tempature change.

    I did the alternating for a while a few months back and it SEEMED to work minimizing soreness, altho it may have been in my head.
     
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    contrast showers...

    Alternate between as hot as you can stand and as cold as you can stand for 1-2min per temp and do that for about 10 min. It sucks but seems to help.
     
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