"Do not do that anymore"~gym owner to yours truly...no more HIIT Cardio!?!
- 09-23-2008, 12:07 PM
"Do not do that anymore"~gym owner to yours truly...no more HIIT Cardio!?!
So today at my gym which is a decently hardcore place, I was told to no longer do HIIT cardio on the eliptical by the gym owner. Yes that's right. I explained the only reason I do it on the elliptical is because the treadmills in the gym only go up to 10mph, which is hardly a sprint. Apparently he said that I personally have damaged 2 elliptical by doing HIIT, which is complete bs considering I use the same one every time i do it (the gym is empty when I go.) This is now the second gym where I have been told I can not do hiit. I am PISSED big time as I hate cardio especially slow steady state cardio. Anyways just felt like ranting.
- 09-23-2008, 02:37 PM
Without proof u damaged their machines it's just harassment. I wouldn't back down.
Either they will back off, or cancel your membership to a gym i don't think i would want to be a member of anyway.
Good luck, sir.
09-23-2008, 02:41 PM
What a bunch of bull S.
If those machines can handle 300lb people at a constant rate, they can tolerate fit people adjusting the speed a few times per session.
That's like cars that aren't meant to be driven, makes no sense.
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
09-23-2008, 02:48 PM
Agreed. All those machines have been tested before being released for sale to far beyond recommend weight tolerances and programmed speed settings.
Go kick some a$$!
09-23-2008, 02:52 PM
I was told at my gym just today by a trainer to, "Stop banging the weights so loudly, as members are complaining". Guess what exercise I was doing: Deadlifts! I was simply doing the exercise, and the weights clanking on the ground was the complaint! You have got to be ****ing kidding ****ing me with that bull****!
09-23-2008, 03:00 PM
It is bs. This guy has watched me to the same goddamn workout for the past 3 months. It is not like the treadmill either where you have to manually adjust the speed, on the elipt. you just GO FASTER. Luckily my membership runs out in another month and I can jump ship.
09-23-2008, 04:54 PM
I feel you, brother. Did you ever try doing HIIT on the treadmill...but at an incline as well?
Something I do...is walk up at the highest incline possible...at about 3.5 mph. On the treadmills at the gym I use atm, the max incline is 15, in increments of .5 . Ever other minute, I alternate with carrying extra weight. 30-50lb dumbells forces you to work REALLY hard and gets that heart rate going FAST. I start sweating bullets.
Anyway, just an idea to get this dude off of your back until you find a new gym to do your thing. Good luck man.
09-23-2008, 05:03 PM
I mean it's not like I'm screaming or anything, just lifting heavy and agressively, makin a grunt here and there.
As the HIIT thing, that is just stupid. You're paying to use their equipment - if it can't handle basic fluctuations in speed, they bought low quality stuff and that is hardly your fault.
09-23-2008, 05:47 PM
Just go break some other equipment and p!ss in the showers, that will show em.....
Seriously just lay off for a week and then just start doing it again. I have been told all kinds of stuff that I can not do in my gym and it usually blows over. If you want to switch it up just do some HIIT with exercises like dumbbell swings, power cleans, jumps, etc. Pretty much anything explosive exercise will give you the same effect and I bet will get you working a lot harder. The change of pace my be a nice break for you and get the gym guys off of your back. If that fails just do what I did, start training at a garage gym and buy your self some GPP stuff like a sled or farmers handles......
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09-23-2008, 06:00 PM
It is a complete joke. Greed, ignorance, whatever causes it...
I have been asked to leave a gym i frequent in Rochester because i deadlift. The next time i came in, the new manager asked for my help to organize a powerlifting comp at their location...
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09-23-2008, 06:29 PM
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09-24-2008, 04:22 AM
I have been told off the same way.
I went to the local sports oval instead. HIIT is much better on a sports oval because you really can give it all you got.
I also bought my own treadmill but it only goes to 16 kmh and thats not fast enough for HIIT.
09-24-2008, 04:35 AM
yeah, if your membership is about to run out, go somewhere else where you don't have to deal with that garbage if somewhere else is reasonably within distance. it sounds cliche, but if you have options your vote is with your dollar.
09-24-2008, 09:36 AM
Why not just do HIIT on a football track somewhere? I have a personal vendetta against ellpitcal machines.
Similar thing happened to me though, i was using one of the stationary bikes for HIIT, it was rocking a little, it didn't fall over though, and the manager told me I had to stop doing it. It's really BS when they target guys that are doing genuine athletic routines but don't go to the guy thats using a machine wrong, or doing bicep curls in the power rack.
09-24-2008, 09:57 AM
09-24-2008, 11:36 AM
Bro if I were you I would wait till my last day of my membership and then go pi ss all over the locker room floor, then go take a shi t on the owners desk when he is sittin there on the phone, and then go do some HITT cardio. When ur done pi ss on the machine. Tht will teach his a$$
09-24-2008, 11:56 AM
I plan to try some HIIT on the rowing machines when i start at my new gym in a few weeks. Not sure how good a rower is for it tho. Anyone tried it?
09-24-2008, 11:57 AM
man that sucks! Give him a good fight! Don't back down
The old manager at the gym i go to was a total ****. He was in the job 2 weeks before he started saying how the free weight bench press was against health and safety. Wtf?! Apparently we needed a spotter everytime incase someone injured themselves.
He even said he didn't know how they had got away with having weights over 22lbs (10kg) They only went up to 55lbs! The gym across the road had weights up to 88lbs though. The guy was a total fud! In the end he got rid of the weights.
We went to the local council and spoke to the health and safety dude and he said it was a load of crap. one guy was tempted to put a 55lbs plate through his car door haha Got the weights back in the end and the manager left.
Now my m8 is sleeping with the new manager and we got ourselves dumbbells up to 110lbs
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09-24-2008, 02:43 PM
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09-24-2008, 03:43 PM
I give them death stares...
If your gym has pre-made bars, and you're not curling over 155... Get the **** out of the power rack.
09-24-2008, 05:09 PM
I love how people looked at me like i was f'in retarded goin all out on the eliptical. Guess its back to high rep squats for cardio.
09-24-2008, 05:26 PM
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09-25-2008, 12:48 AM
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09-25-2008, 05:21 AM
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