CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Fitness
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Fitness Theory and Practice. CrossFit's rationale & foundations. Who is fit? What is fitness?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-16-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
Charlie Karnick
Member Charlie Karnick is offline
 
Charlie Karnick's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago  IL
Posts: 478
bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

hey, I'm getting to the point in SS where im going to have to use fractional plates for microloading. I go to a globo-gym but usually whenever im there im one of the only people in the place and ive never seen anyone else using the barbells there.The smallest plates they have are 5lbs. My question is should I just sneak my own plates in and not ask anyone or should I run the risk of asking someone if its OK? If they say no they'll definitely have they're eye on me for a while. Does anyone have any personal experieneces they'd like to share?


Thanks!!!!!!!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
Jamie J. Skibicki
Member Jamie J. Skibicki is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pittsburgh  PA
Posts: 8,841
Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

I and my trainies use them, and our are homemaed with stock steel and a ubolt, so they stand out. THe gym gave me a little bit of hell, but I keep bringing them. Just explain what they are for, and if they say something about not bringing them in, tell them you'll stop as soon as they get some you can use.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
Tom Woodward
Member Tom Woodward is offline
 
Tom Woodward's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: San Francisco  CA
Posts: 603
Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

From my experience, it's very rare for anything less than 2 1/2 to be sold in a fitness shop. So you can either buy them online or go to Home Depot and buy a few giant washers (2" hole). Throw em on a scale after buying to be sure of the weight.

As for bringing them to the globos, never done it but i don't think any rational trainer/owner/employee should have a problem if you explain like Jamie said.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
Charlie Karnick
Member Charlie Karnick is offline
 
Charlie Karnick's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago  IL
Posts: 478
Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

i actually found a bunch of different ones at a Play it Again Sports
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 12:28 PM   #5
John Doyle
Member John Doyle is offline
 
John Doyle's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago  IL
Posts: 368
Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

I find that it's usually best not to ask in situations like this. I was debating the same thing about bringing in ring to hang from the pullup bars. I am also debating purchasing some kettlebells and will have the same problem. So far it hasn't been an issue. Most of the people working at the gym when I go in aren't the ones making the rules, so they don't really question it. I have a feeling that if I asked, they would elevate the question to someone who would not allow them and then it would become an issue.

I can't imagine they would care about 2.5lbs plates though. That seems like something that you should be able to ask them to purchase on their own. That's a pretty standard piece of gym equipment. With rings, I am worried that some manager will fear them snapping and potential for injury/lawsuits. Somehow, I doubt that me explaining that I am not litigious would clear it up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 12:33 PM   #6
Brian Lawyer
Member Brian Lawyer is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dallas  TX
Posts: 564
Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlie Karnick View Post
hey, I'm getting to the point in SS where im going to have to use fractional plates for microloading. I go to a globo-gym but usually whenever im there im one of the only people in the place and ive never seen anyone else using the barbells there.The smallest plates they have are 5lbs. My question is should I just sneak my own plates in and not ask anyone or should I run the risk of asking someone if its OK? If they say no they'll definitely have they're eye on me for a while. Does anyone have any personal experieneces they'd like to share?


Thanks!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, you started a post to ask us permission to bring micro plates into a globo gym. Get some balls dude. Better to beg for forgiveness then ask for permission. Just take the plates in. Is there really some hall monitor at this globo gym, that walks around while people are working out to make sure they don't sneak in any of their own equipment...
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 12:42 PM   #7
Charlie Karnick
Member Charlie Karnick is offline
 
Charlie Karnick's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago  IL
Posts: 478
Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Lawyer View Post
Seriously, you started a post to ask us permission to bring micro plates into a globo gym. Get some balls dude. Better to beg for forgiveness then ask for permission. Just take the plates in. Is there really some hall monitor at this globo gym, that walks around while people are working out to make sure they don't sneak in any of their own equipment...
well i was probably just gonna bring em in anyway but I just wanted to see how big of hassle (if any) it would be.

thanks for the comments everyone!!!!!!!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 12:47 PM   #8
Frank E Morel
Member Frank E Morel is offline
 
Frank E Morel's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Santa Rosa  CA
Posts: 2,328
Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

Brian and I are on the same page.. my globo gym hall monitors are busy trying to pick up *** or are making time with the *** or are busy up front working the new *** that comes in. Its not as if they are walking around the gym picking up weights off the floor or let alone inspecting what people are using. How do I know? the Sauna the other day had 3 sets of dbs, a 10 lb plate and a 35 lb plate inside. I guess working out in the sauna is the newest fitness program out there. And of course the globo staff cant be bothered to keep the place clean let alone preventing outside equipment from coming in.
__________________
Creating heaven on earth: one deadlift session at a time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 12:51 PM   #9
Tom Woodward
Member Tom Woodward is offline
 
Tom Woodward's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: San Francisco  CA
Posts: 603
Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Lawyer View Post
Is there really some hall monitor at this globo gym, that walks around while people are working out to make sure they don't sneak in any of their own equipment...
Possibly. If someone yanks a shoulder out of a socket on a failed MU on their own rings, they could probably sue the gym. It would be a sleazy-*** move and they might not get any money, but it may be a concern in the back of the gym owner's mind.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 01:06 PM   #10
Pete Nadeau
Member Pete Nadeau is offline
 
Pete Nadeau's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: El Paso  TX
Posts: 425
Re: bringing fractional plates to globo-gym

I bring my Kettlebell to an Army gym, no one has said no, "Just Do It"
__________________
Honor Et Fidelite
Ętre pręt
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So I do CrossFit in a Globo Gym... Brian Wahl Community 23 10-05-2008 11:03 PM
Magnetic fractional plates Jamie J. Skibicki Equipment 3 07-27-2008 05:42 AM
Fractional Plates - $29.99 Scott Machalk Equipment 5 06-05-2008 07:11 PM
DIY: Fractional Plates Jerry Hill Equipment 11 08-22-2007 02:55 PM
Can I be more cheap? (Fractional Plates) Paul Findley Equipment 13 04-25-2007 08:46 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.