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Old 08-10-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
John de la Garza
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check this out:

http://quickgym.com/

I rented one for 30 days...then 6 months later after thinking about it bought one. 40 days later I returned it, because I though for $14000 I could get a better setup for a more strength based workout.

The machine is awesome and sometimes I think about getting one again later in life...

Any opionions?
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:53 PM   #2
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For $14,000, I could buy a gold-plated Eleiko barbell and competition plates and use the other $10,000 to convince any number of famous strength & conditioning coaches to come live at my house for a month.
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:58 PM   #3
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Holy #$$#$^#&, 14,000. I could do alot of damage to my home gym with that kind of money!!! John, if you haven't already check out the CFJ issue regarding the garage gym. You really could set up an elite CF type gym and have some cash left over to fly to CF Central for certification.
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Old 08-10-2004, 02:20 PM   #4
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I wasn't asking if you thought the price was high. It is not a mass produced device. They are made by hand, one at a time. Some people pay $5000 for a leg curl machine...Some pay $600,000 for a ferrari

I'm asking for your opionion on what you think of it.

When you pull you start in a position like a rowing machine. When you get to the back, you push the whole way foward and at the end curl your torso working your abs.

it seems like it hits a lot of muscle at a lot of angles

if it was free...what would you think about it?
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Old 08-10-2004, 02:40 PM   #5
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Even for free, I think I can get the same or better results out of doing the clean & press.
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Old 08-10-2004, 04:32 PM   #6
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the clean and press is just half the move

not to mention that this machine changes the angle

I mean you push from a decline bench a bit...to bench..and finsih with almost a military press

then you have the pulling side...

the legs are just like a stair machine, except you go through a bigger range

your thigh comes up to your chest


I don't know...I think it is an awesome machine and woudl be curious to see what would happen to me if I did it exclusivly for a year

I'd do more than the 4 minutes a day they recommend

When I had mine, I did upper, lower, upper, lower so it was like intervals

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Old 08-11-2004, 05:10 AM   #7
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I hope this does not sound like I am an a##h***, but I HOPE that all of my athletes compete against people who use this device.
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:58 AM   #8
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Maybe I'm a little slow (well not maybe), but that machine looks WAY beyond my ability to figure out how to use. I mean I get confused by a squat rack. And $14,000 ? I cannot imagine . . .
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Old 08-11-2004, 07:26 AM   #9
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LOL!!!! John for $14,000, I'll chase you around the house with a baseball bat for 4 minutes a day. Dude, THAT will get your heart pumping. Seriously, save your money, or send it to me, but do NOT buy that monstrosity.
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Old 08-11-2004, 10:45 AM   #10
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I"m kind of surprised that you are all so shocked at the price

I guess you guys arn't familure with the prices for commercial equipment

You could easily spend that much on a few gym quatity machines

this is a high quality machine and they are hand made not mass produced

I'm not trying to promote it

my question wasn't ever "do you think it is expensive?" it doesn't take a genious to point that out to me...as a matter of fact it has alread been pointed out (many times) my question is

did anyone actually read the website and if so, what do you think about the concept of working out large amounts of muscle over a lonog range of motion...

seems wierd that I get the same responose to that quest over and over...something "whoa, dude...that is toootally expensive"

anyone have anything to say about the concept of it ? (pleae don't don't tell me that you think it is expensive again...I already saw that)

you can actually get a used one for $9000, that is as good as new...

Potentially you can save time getting a very effecient workout therefore saving you money (if you time has value to you)
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