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    Today I am finally going to the gym for the 1st time since March. I am practically jumping up and down like a child on Christmas morning. Sure I'll have to drive an hour to get 2 counties over to find an open gym but phuk it. I will probably over do it and cripple myself. I have lost so much muscle it's pathetic, god knows how far back I'll have to dial the weights.
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    Originally Posted by sy2502 View Post
    Today I am finally going to the gym for the 1st time since March. I am practically jumping up and down like a child on Christmas morning. Sure I'll have to drive an hour to get 2 counties over to find an open gym but phuk it. I will probably over do it and cripple myself. I have lost so much muscle it's pathetic, god knows how far back I'll have to dial the weights.
    Sy, they are closing gyms in Cali again..just FYI.
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    Sy, they are closing gyms in Cali again..just FYI.
    It's depressing really
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    https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/l...alons/2395405/

    Wow, hadn't been keeping up with the news, that was a shock to me, didn't realize gyms closing again. It also said in LA they're planning for the kids Not going back to School in the fall. Things must be bad
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    Originally Posted by Cass40 View Post
    Sy, they are closing gyms in Cali again..just FYI.
    Not in all counties.

    "Newsom said he would also close indoor operations for fitness centers, worship services, personal care services, malls, offices, hair salons and barbershops for 30 counties on California’s monitoring list". Not saying the county where the gym is won't eventually be put back into the chit list, but I'll go while it lasts.
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    Indoor Gyms reopening in England today (not sure about other UK regions). Not been yet but I know that they don't want me staying more than an hour, only allowed once a day, no changing rooms and reduced facilities (but no membership reduction)

    I plan to go before work a few times next week to my normal gym, and a few times before work to a different gym and start using whichever one is better for getting access to racks etc.

    Probably I'll do something like a higher rep more back version of Stronglifts (Stronglifts gone wrong, "Strangelifts" maybe?), Just while I'm getting used to it again.

    Very much missed the gym, but not sure what I'll be going back to?

    Any folks from England been back to the gym yet?

    Edit: probably a more suitable name for anything I devise would be "WrongLifts"
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    Originally Posted by OldFartTom View Post
    Probably I'll do something like a higher rep more back version of Stronglifts (Stronglifts gone wrong, "Strangelifts" maybe?), Just while I'm getting used to it again.

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    First time back in gym, running WrongLifts 5*10 (5 sets 10).

    Wow fkn wow!!! Even on the squats empty bar, going below parallel, fast as I can (although short pause top& bottom so I don't pogo on elasticity) I can really feel that I've done exercise on the inside top thigh. I mean I can feel a workout and it was empty bar.

    I am so detrained! I was expecting some, but **** this is more than I'd imagined possible.
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    I went to my local David Lloyd on Saturday, its good to be back.

    I think people are being fairly reticent about returning as it was very quiet considering it was the first day open after 4 months!
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    Santa Clara County closed the gyms 36 hours after opening them, phuking clown.
    San Mateo County still open, so I'm driving 45 mins over the bridge for my gym fix. I have lost so much muscle it's pathetic and the DOMS are crippling. I have been able to do some pullups, biceps curls, triceps dips, and body weight pushups this whole time, so some muscle groups feel less crippled than others. But having to dial down those weights has been soul sucking.
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    Originally Posted by sy2502 View Post
    Santa Clara County closed the gyms 36 hours after opening them, phuking clown.
    San Mateo County still open, so I'm driving 45 mins over the bridge for my gym fix. I have lost so much muscle it's pathetic and the DOMS are crippling. I have been able to do some pullups, biceps curls, triceps dips, and body weight pushups this whole time, so some muscle groups feel less crippled than others. But having to dial down those weights has been soul sucking.
    I hear ya. I'm so bored doing the same damn exercises here at home.

    My gym was open a month, and I got to do some real deadlifts yay but now they are closed again.
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    Cuomo announced that gyms will remain closed indefinitely here in NY. Imagine that....bankrupting thousands....just like that POOF. Of course it will spike again come fall. The way it looks gyms will remain closed here until next year. I don’t see how any gym no matter how financially sound can withstand this.
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    Terrible... People will go bankrupt, how so many businesses survived so long is astonishing, but to remain closed longer?

    Any treatment -- the benefits must outweigh the negative side effects. Not sure if that's the case here, but I'll leave that alone because it's off topic and we've already got a bunch of COVID/political threads on the go. Please can we keep this one on topic of gyms, although I sympathize greatly with those people losing their livelihoods
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    Originally Posted by meloncap78 View Post
    Cuomo announced that gyms will remain closed indefinitely here in NY. Imagine that....bankrupting thousands....just like that POOF. Of course it will spike again come fall. The way it looks gyms will remain closed here until next year. I don’t see how any gym no matter how financially sound can withstand this.
    Interesting, gyms closed by governor, yet perfectly ok to protest, if walks and talks like a commie, it must be? So much for the great knowledge of Father Pockets. Every commie wants to be your daddy!

    Have a another nice day NY, enjoy your pot, cause that’s all ya can do, thanks to the COMMIE!!!
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    Imagine that....bankrupting thousands....just like that POOF.
    That's what I think when I hear "freedom is not freedom to make other people sick". Right, but making them broke is ok.
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    That's what I think when I hear "freedom is not freedom to make other people sick". Right, but making them broke is ok.
    Yes, the freedom is not freedom to make others sick is the machine that puts a commie at the top.

    Chaz is from Canada I see, for some reason I thought he wasn’t, now I know why he don’t seem to understand.

    Its perfectly ok to starve folks in commie land, they say they are saving everyone from obesity along with the medical system, just think about JC 40 days of fasting, LOL, I’ll choose death, but let me take out a commie and I die with smile on face!

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    People saying they have been to the gym for months - well try 7 years for me. I used be a gym nut twice a day 7 days a week. But deaths in the family, loss of income took my love away. Its going to be a long road back. I know I can never be obsessed or love the gym like I did before. But if I can just have 30% of passion I had I will be happy.
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    Originally Posted by LWW View Post
    Yes, the freedom is not freedom to make others sick is the machine that puts a commie at the top.
    Yeah! Maybe they could ban voting, so people couldn't have elected your current and clearly communist president, that would increase freedom.

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    Yeah! Maybe they could ban voting, so people couldn't have elected your current and clearly communist president, that would increase freedom.

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    Tom we need a new thread. 'uk gyms reshutting September? '
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    Gyms here in NJ will be closed forever or at least until the DNC tells Murphy and Cuomo that it's ok. Our levels are back to early March levels - amazing what happens when people stay locked down for 5 months. Can't eat indoors or go to gyms but they are opening schools with a modified schedule. Seems to me opening indoor dining and gyms first would have been a great "test run" for indoor activities. But then again I'm no "expert"

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    Tom we need a new thread. 'uk gyms reshutting September? '
    Really?? No, I hope not... have I missed out on news? The new daily cases are slowly growing again not dropping which they want for schools to go back (for example)
    I've only just started to return to the gym, still doing linear progression on tiny weights (will take me time to build back to my usual small weights ). Really don't want to stop training again before I've even properly restarted
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    Yeah! Maybe they could ban voting, so people couldn't have elected your current and clearly communist president, that would increase freedom.

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    Let me tell you something else, when my city was rioted, right before the riots, the Democrat mayor made a call to Obama, after that call she told the police to “make room for the rioters to destroy”. This was several years ago and the beginning of police being told to “stand down”.
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    Was in the gym yesterday, it wasn't a bench day but for some reason was thinking about bench. I'm linear progressing back up from nothing, so this isn't going to be a problem for some time.
    But it occurred to me that asking a stranger in the gym if they could quickly spot me on a set, is going to be a problem! It already used to be a little tricky at times, some people are antisocial and decline (it's not like I'm Julius Maddox! Nobody's going to be scared to spot my weights). But with Covid, working in or spotting - a stranger just ain't going to happen any more
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    Originally Posted by OldFartTom View Post
    Was in the gym yesterday, it wasn't a bench day but for some reason was thinking about bench. I'm linear progressing back up from nothing, so this isn't going to be a problem for some time.
    But it occurred to me that asking a stranger in the gym if they could quickly spot me on a set, is going to be a problem! It already used to be a little tricky at times, some people are antisocial and decline (it's not like I'm Julius Maddox! Nobody's going to be scared to spot my weights). But with Covid, working in or spotting - a stranger just ain't going to happen any more


    What? So no one has ever heard of one spotter on each side of the bar.

    Don’t use collars, if ya get stuck tilt the bar, plates come off one side, the other side flys away!
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    What? So no one has ever heard of one spotter on each side of the bar.

    Don’t use collars, if ya get stuck tilt the bar, plates come off one side, the other side flys away!
    Then you need to persuade 2 people to help and I find getting 1 has often been a big challenge so this makes it worse.

    Also those 2 people still need to step inside the social distance square taped on floor around the bench so the gym wouldn't be happy. That said they're not really strict and the gym goers seem less strict about this stuff than average Joe.

    When I get to that point... definitely no collars (who wants to roll a loaded bar over their guts/nuts/thighs?), probably will end up testing my escape technique at some point
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    Originally Posted by OldFartTom View Post
    Then you need to persuade 2 people to help and I find getting 1 has often been a big challenge so this makes it worse.

    Also those 2 people still need to step inside the social distance square taped on floor around the bench so the gym wouldn't be happy. That said they're not really strict and the gym goers seem less strict about this stuff than average Joe.

    When I get to that point... definitely no collars (who wants to roll a loaded bar over their guts/nuts/thighs?), probably will end up testing my escape technique at some point

    I wasn’t being 100percent serious with tilting the bar off, however I know benchers who do it because well, you gotta do what you gotta do.

    I find absolutely insane that a gym takes this SDing stuff over the safety of getting murdered by a barbell on the bench, the world has totally cashed out.
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    Tom,

    For some serious advice, just do pin presses, if the gym has a power rack there. It's just as good as benching, as long as your not training for a power meet, I don't think you'll miss out on much just doing them.
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