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Old 12-16-2008, 01:38 PM   #11
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Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

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I bring my Kettlebell to an Army gym, no one has said no, "Just Do It"
peter.... your in a whole different world compared to globo gym.
Some of us... are limited to " no bar over the head mentality"
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:55 PM   #12
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Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

I used to cart my box squat box to and from the gym. Some fractional plates should pose no problems to a gym worth lifting at.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:14 PM   #13
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Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

Sometimes it is easier to ask for forgiveness rather than beg for permission.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:27 AM   #14
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Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

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peter.... your in a whole different world compared to globo gym.
Some of us... are limited to " no bar over the head mentality"
I have not been to a “globo” gym since sometime in the 70’s. They sound like a strange place
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:33 AM   #15
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Sometimes it is easier to ask for forgiveness rather than beg for permission.
Sometimes its easier to ask the management for some smaller plates. We did, and they got 'em in.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:23 PM   #16
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peter.... your in a whole different world compared to globo gym. Some of us... are limited to " no bar over the head mentality"
Frank, I hate to say it, but you vastly overrate most Army gyms. In the ones I've been in lately there have been no chin-up bars (seriously), no squat racks or cages, no bumpers or even round plates, no chalk. This may be just a USAREUR phenomenon (Wiesbaden, Stuttgart, Vicenza), but I've never hit an Air Force gym (MacDill, Balad) that didn't have the basics in addition to the toys. Navy, well, that's another matter, but my local Navy gym has been outstanding.

And I carry my fractional plates in a bag with my other gym stuff, and no one ever says a word. If they look like they belong on a bar, no one will say a word about them, ever.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:29 PM   #17
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Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

Dave is right, most Army gyms are lacking in equipment. The one here at Ft Bliss has a room full of bumper plates and O bars. It also has tons of weights, dumbbells, at least 8 squat racks/cages with pull up bars (It has 1 C2 Rower) they just got Med balls up to 20lb. It also has all the hammer strength and other machines. A daily spin class, and lots of cardio machines. It depends on the chain of command; we had a Battalion gym when I was in the 25th that was outstanding
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:29 AM   #18
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Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

I brought my own half-kilo plates to the local Y for years. Only one person asked what they were, and I can't remember if that was a staff member.

If anyone says anything, just tell them it helps you fine-tune the load to avoid injury. Would they rather you put 10 whole pounds on the bar and tore something?
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:10 AM   #19
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Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

No offense, but are we really having this conversation?

Bring your own equipment to wherever you need to use it.

If questioned by mgmt, graciously ask permission.
If thwarted or stopped, make other arrangements.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:50 AM   #20
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Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

Consider How To Get Kicked Out of Your Gym in Ten Days or Less! (W/F/S). If you belong to a gym that won't let you do these things, then it's time to find a new gym or buy your own gear. LOL, seriously though, like others have said, just do it. I honestly don't think they'll even notice. And if they do and object, just tell them that they need to supply them. If they really make a big deal out of it, well, you know your own way out...just do it with a flourish!

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