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Old 10-06-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
Adam C Lautenschlager
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Before I get flamed for suggesting use of the leg press machine, allow me to explain. I saw in my gym today a rather portly fellow who had one of those HUGE leg press machines loaded up to max capacity. Seriously, that thing holds like 20 plates or so. After stopping to think how much, or *if* this guy deadlifts, I came up with an idea.

For time:
Find weight trees with an endless supply of 45's as far away as possible from your gyms' leg press.
Load the machine
Unload the machine

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Old 10-06-2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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Sounds cool. I think you should add "Leg Press Machine Flips" at the end. Might need to be a team event if it's bolted to the floor.
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:50 AM   #3
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Adam, I've seen that very event before. It is a functional workout...with the added benifit of driving your gym management crazy.
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:53 PM   #4
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and it ties up the machine for ages
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:35 PM   #5
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We had an older guy that did that where I used to work. He's load up 8 or 10 plates (over 10 minutes) and then bang out 1 or 2 reps without releasing the safety stops. Think ROM about 1.5 inches. Then he'd sit for while, load up a few more plates, do another rep, and repeat. Took him about 30 minutes, and of course he wouldn't let anyone work in. Then he'd walk and leave 18 plates on the machine. Drove the members nuts. I'd laugh and show them how to do a squat.

Wow, I sure don't miss 24 hour fitness......
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:21 PM   #6
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Not that it's related, but me and a friend got a medicine ball (homemade of course,) and played hooverball over the roof of my van in front of a 24 Fitness. Got some good looks . Then did some Tabata squats. My friend buckled over with nausea also got looks.
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Old 10-09-2005, 10:20 PM   #7
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Is it a rule that people aren't allowed to exercise at 24HOUR Fitness?
I go to California Fitness here in Taipei (which is the same company just different more-appealing name) and I see some dumb-*** s@#t here.
I don't go crazy with bewilderment if people are not always deadlifting, doing pull-ups and running fast and hard, but one usually expects something at the gym.
I've seen a personal trainer here wear a belt whilst riding the stationary bike.
ugh
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:26 AM   #8
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Hey now, you gotta protect your back, right? I love the guys that wear belts to do crunches...
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:13 PM   #9
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Apparently I wasn't the first one to come up with this idea, here's an article on T-Nation I just found:

http://www.geocities.com/dirtyley/articles.htm

I couldn't link directly to the T-Nation page so go to this one; it's the one titled "GPP ASAP" the last one in the "Conditioning" section

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Old 11-18-2005, 07:44 PM   #10
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While on the bike? That is one place I have never seen a belt being worn. My favorite is the guys wearing it while squatting... in the smith machine...

I think just wandering around carrying 45lb plates for a while would be rather good. Maybe go make a pile on a tread mill on the other side of the gym.
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