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 Post subject: New gym! Huzzah!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:29 pm 
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I'm excited by my new gym. I've been going to a pretty traditional commercial gym for the last four years or so. Yesterday I tried out the local university gym. It has:

4 squat racks.
3 or 4 lifting platforms.
Bumper plates.
Chalk!
Dedicated stands, near a step (for step-ups).
Plus all the usual machines, barbells, dumbells, etc.

All this for half the price of my current gym (although I have to drive there, I can't go on my way home from work).

So if anyone's ever in Brisbane, Australia (Doc, I know you've been here), try the University of Queensland gym.

I was, however, humilated by the (I presume) high jumper who was doing step-ups next to my deads. He was stepping up my dead lift weight. And was about 6'4" and about the same weight as me at 5'6".

Han


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:32 pm 
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Lucky, I wish there was such a gym in my town. there probably is but not as clsoe as I would like it to be.

I hope theres a gym like that wher I'm moving to, Victoria BC.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:25 pm 
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Jebus, if you join the reserves, you'll have free access to the military gym. I would expect the gym in Esquimalt is pretty well equipped.
http://www.pspesquimalt.ca/

The University of Victoria has the largest weight room in Western Canada.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Sick!! Yes! Thank you Stu.

Yea I'm really looking forward to joining, I should be heading there Sept 10.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:45 pm 
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If the Canadian military basic training is anything like the United States army's, be prepared for it to suck. It wasn't at all like I expected. The worst aspect wasn't getting yelled at by drill sergeants, but the old adage "hurry up and wait", which basically means you must have ALOT of patience, or be so stupid that you don't stop to think about all the waiting on crap you have to wait. I'm sure all military bureaucracies are somewhat similar!


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Rucifer, yeah, I'm sure there similar. But I know that its not forever and I have a lot of patience.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:34 am 
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My Drill Instructors weren't much for waiting .. so during the "Hurry Up and Wait" periods .. we were doing push-ups. The only thing I think I didn't like about boot was the 25 mile road march.

edit: Otherwise I thought it was a great experience.


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