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    Philadelphia Gyms for powerlifters

    I'm currently at a gym, like most, with only one Squat Rack. Does anyone here know of a gym in Philly that caters a little more to the powerlifting population? Search engines haven't been all that much help.
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    Isn't Ironsport in Philadelphia? I'm sure HHF mentioned that one.
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    Originally Posted by Fluster View Post
    Isn't Ironsport in Philadelphia? I'm sure HHF mentioned that one.
    Its in a sububrb.

    Its a great gym, I visited it once.

    I actually lived 15 min away from it for a few months but never went, then a year later I just went to visit and I was like **** my life I should have been going here

    Its in glenolden which is near norwood ect. Fairly close to the airport.

    Best gym anywhere near that city
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    Thanks guys. It's a little far from me but looks like a great gym.

    For any lurkers who may live in the area, here's the site: http://www.ironsport.com/
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    Not many gyms in the Philly that cater to powerlifters, I've been look for one for 3 years now. I found a power Team in Jersey but then they go to a guys basement and train one day and then at a commerical gym for 2 days and then travel to Maryland on the weekend to squat with other great squatters.
    I trained for almost 2 years at Allentown, Pa at Rychlak's gym.
    The thing is if you got a partner then that is good but if you train in equipment then you need a team, it is tough and Philly/suburbs sucks for power gyms.
    you just got to travel if you want to lift heavy.
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    there's a place in exton as well. If it's still open.
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    Temple has a powerlifting club, so they probably have equipment. Unsure on if you could get a membership or access to the equipment though.
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    Originally Posted by skiboy1955 View Post
    Not many gyms in the Philly that cater to powerlifters, I've been look for one for 3 years now. I found a power Team in Jersey but then they go to a guys basement and train one day and then at a commerical gym for 2 days and then travel to Maryland on the weekend to squat with other great squatters.
    I trained for almost 2 years at Allentown, Pa at Rychlak's gym.
    The thing is if you got a partner then that is good but if you train in equipment then you need a team, it is tough and Philly/suburbs sucks for power gyms.
    you just got to travel if you want to lift heavy.
    Where in Maryland do these guys go?
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    I haven't seen many good gyms in the area. BTw I am about 34 miles from Ironsport which is roughly a 45 minute drive.
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    Iron Sport would be my recommendation; one of the best gyms that I have been to.

    If you are looking for powerlifters you might also want to check out Nazareth Barbell (Mike Miller) but it would be a bit of a ride from Philly I believe.
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    Originally Posted by TomMutaffis View Post
    Iron Sport would be my recommendation; one of the best gyms that I have been to.

    If you are looking for powerlifters you might also want to check out Nazareth Barbell (Mike Miller) but it would be a bit of a ride from Philly I believe.
    I think Nazareth Barbell folded up, not sure but it would be best to try to call the place if you can find a number.
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    Originally Posted by skiboy1955 View Post
    I think Nazareth Barbell folded up, not sure but it would be best to try to call the place if you can find a number.
    Here is the info for Nazareth Barbell:

    Gym Name: Nazareth Barbell
    Owner/Manager: Mike Miller
    Address: P.O. Box 444
    City: Tatamy
    State/Province/Country: PA
    Zip: 18085
    Phone Number: 610-438-2902
    Email: info@nazbar.com
    Website: www.nazbar.com

    Mike Miller still posts about working at a gym on Facebook, so he is still in the game but might be someplace different now.
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    there's a place in exton as well. If it's still open.
    Where? I'm from Downingtown. I'll actually just pm you.
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