planet shitness

how do i work legs here? every barbell is in a smith cage and i cant do real squats

please help. this is my only option for 3 months

  1. 2 months ago
    BraveLemon

    Squat in the Smith machine and be grateful you stupid moron

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      /thread

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i needed to hear this. thanks anon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Smith machine squats are really fucking good.

      Barbarian

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    By Allah, may everyone who frequents these evil places die a thousand deaths!

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Planet Fitness' business model is designed to extract money from subscribers who never show up. That's why they recruit fatties and shun actual bodybuilders. If a gym gets too many members who use the facilities it is more cost effective to shut the place down.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can't a gym just charge for the actual facilities being used and compete by not being shit?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Too saturated. Need a new strategy. Something no one else is doing that will attract the people least likely to use the other gyms.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >gym subsidizes people who show up to work out by charging fat people for nothing
        >IST still complains

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Sort of. The problem is they're dependent on maintenance, employee, and repair costs being low and resale value being high. If too many people from their subscriber pool actually show up to the gym they have to shut it down because it costs them more money than $10/m is worth. They have something like 4500 members per location. If just 25% took a 5 minute hot shower at their gym once per week their profits would be in the red.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Leg press. Split squats w.dumbbells.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They have a leg press, stair steppers, resistance bikes, and dumbbells. You may not get to super overload your weights but you can absolutely do more reps. It is fun to shit on planet fitness but when it is all you have you can absolutely make do. Like turning down water in the desert because it is in a plastic cup and you are afraid of microplastics.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bout how heavy do the leg presses and regular machines go? i have been on the fence about a membership for a few months for a little bit.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Plate stack goes to 300.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          like on pulleys n shit? that's not bad.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Like I said it is fun to meme on the place but it has a lot of good shit. You just have to be able to control your shit without grunting like a bull getting raped by a gorilla and smacking the metal too loud.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              that screamy shit for me is only for compound lifts anyway so i doubt i'd be doing anything like that with machine shit.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              saw/heard a DYEL grunting on sub 200lb smith machine deadlifts, could hear him from the other side of the gym for ~20 minutes
              no lunk alarm was heard

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                is it okay to grunt loudly if your on your last set of high rep squats? i know im not lifting much weight but by 20 reps i physically need to let out a grunt. and its loud, like i echo through the whole gym which is pretty small. is that okay?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                all good by me, do what you gotta do
                but I'm going to laugh at any gruntoorz who have to grunt just to get through warmups

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm going to laugh at any gruntoorz who have to grunt just to get through warmups
                And I’m going to grunt while I’m fucking your wife after making a scene lifting my 50 lb girl weights. Fuck you.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Like turning down water in the desert because it is in a plastic cup and you are afraid of microplastics.
      I would do this and if you wouldn’t I question your ability to perform sexually.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Leg press, leg extension and hack squat machines are plenty for legs. Not sure if they have the latter, but you don’t NEED to squat for big legs, most bodybuilders focus more on machines because you can work with higher volumes with less CNS fatigue.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I miss having a hacksquat machine

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Smith machine squats are really fucking good.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >machine assisted squatting
        yeah bitch. you had it coming.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I thought the point of smith machine is to be safer.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not doing something because there is a risk attached to it? You're never going to make it in life, let alone in the gym. Probably best you stay in your house and wrap yourself in bubble-wrap if you have to go outside.

        ?t=377

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >t. dyel

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah well the thing is, real squatting with a barbell teaches you to know your limits and how to handle the weight. Its unironically safer.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        how the fuck does this work. just put the stopper at the end of your ROM and the weight can't fall on you

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Planet Shitness user here. If you're actually going ATG on your squats, the stoppers are too high, so you (I) can't use them at all. The adrenaline rush from possibly dying is how I complete my lifts.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >just put the stopper at the end of your ROM and the weight can't fall on you
          From what I remember, she did not do this. I think there is a video of her accident somewhere. The majority of people in my gym do not do use the safety stops on the smith machine from what I noticed.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      no they are not. they restrict the motion and your supporting muscles don't get trained. machines should be banned

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmao

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what's the memiest shit you've ever seen in the gym? i've seen monkey curls. these old ladies will literally grab 5lbs to go OOOOH OHHH AHH AHHH
    white ladies btw.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same noises your mom makes when I grab her.
      Small world.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Okay whitey old lady Kek. Keep copying the black man.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm going to laugh at any gruntoorz who have to grunt just to get through warmups
        And I’m going to grunt while I’m fucking your wife after making a scene lifting my 50 lb girl weights. Fuck you.

        You're not as clever as you seem to think, Cletus.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Women at my gym are organized into one of three categories, roughly resembling a pyramid in their distribution.

      At the top are the real lifters who actually use barbells in their workout. They have fully developed bodies and intimidate me sexually and all of them should be my girlfriend.

      In the middle you have girls who go to the gym but never learned to workout. They’ll work legs exclusively and have zero upper body strength. They spend 80% of their time on the treadmill or bike, 15% stretching and doing yoga, and another 5% wandering the gym. Occasionally they will use the leg press machine because it’s idiot proof, but you will never see them use a cable machine or lifting weights.

      At the bottom you have the girls who don’t even use the leg press machine and just do stupid twerking exercises in front of the mirrors. They are by far the most numerous group of women and even if you’re a horndog you will get sick of them.

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