Working out at a hot ass gym!!!

  • MadeinMich

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    Aug 14, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    Has anyone out there experienced working out at a hot ass gym this summer? Of course we all know that temperatures are at a record high this year. Currently at my cheap ass gym this summer the AC is very low and to quote Nelly "its gettin hot in herrr". Its difficult for me to really push myself to the max because of the lack of air and overabundance of heat. I haven't done any cardio in three months, which doesn't hurt too much cuz I'm bulking up. So I've opted to take out seven day passes at other gyms to work out at.

    I guess apparantly "real" bodybuilders don't mind the heat cuz I hear there's a hot ass gym in Plano Texas thats very famous for having some of the best bodybuilders there. Its called Metroflex gym. And if you look at the videos all the guys brag about how hot it is, and how much its a "real" gym.

    Has anyone else experienced this this summer? If so how did you deal with it?




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    Aug 14, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    I LOVE the hard core gym atmosphere. I go to the YMCA here and trying to battle between all the women, kids and etc gets on my damn nerves.

    I would love to be able to go to a hardcore gym like this where its just a bunch of guys all hot n sweaty, working their asses off. I think its motivational and brings out the animal in you that is awesome for a great workout!!

    Gyms now a days are to mainstream and etc. If I had the money I would take an old building downtown here and put some equipment in there for this type of gym, I LOVE it!!

    I am planning a trip to texas the end of september and would love to be able to see this place.

    Metroflex gym is where Ronnie Coleman, Mr Olympia, worked out at for years. They said it was nothing for him to be outside with a barbell on his back and all kinds of weight doing lunges across the parking lot, I think that is so fricking awesome man!!! LOVE IT!!!
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    Aug 14, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    My best friend used to workout at Metroflex several years ago. Even to this day he still prefers a hot gym to an air conditioned gym with lots of fans.
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    Aug 14, 2010 6:06 PM GMT





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    Not a fan of hot temperatures at all. In fact, this is the first year I am looking forward to fall in a long time. I would not be good about doing anything in a poorly air conditioned space, especially working out. Heat just zaps the energy out of me.

    On an unrelated note, if this guy is so hardcore, why does he have to have such terrible form to do those curls. Good god, momentum anyone? Maybe that's how he revisits high school, too.
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    Aug 14, 2010 6:08 PM GMT
    redbull saidMetroflex gym is where Ronnie Coleman, Mr Olympia, worked out at for years. They said it was nothing for him to be outside with a barbell on his back and all kinds of weight doing lunges across the parking lot, I think that is so fricking awesome man!!! LOVE IT!!!

  • rafiki87

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    Aug 14, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    Isn't that a heat exhaustion based injury waiting to happen?

    There's a reason why outdoor sports avoid training from 10 am to 3 pm and cancel practices if the temperature is way over 35 degrees Celsius over the summer.

    It causes you to have difficulties regulating your body temperature as well as maintaining hydration.

    With the beach volleyball team that I worked on for the hot days say 33 degrees and over we soak the players with a hose every 10 to 15 mins with cold water.

    I'd say pick clothes that don't let sweat stay on your body too long.

    Frequent water breaks, and I mean FREQUENT like every 3 mins depending on the day.

    Keep an eye too on how much you sweat, cuz if it's more than normal, chances are your body's struggling at keeping your body temp.

    Also humid rooms affect the amount of oxygen entering into your lungs.

    All in all, there's only so much you can do training in a hot environment; however, putting yourself at risk of injury for the sake of appearing macho is plain stupidity in my book.

    There's a ton of potential injuries associated with training in hotter conditions. Question is is it worth the injury?

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    Aug 14, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
    MadeinMich saidHas anyone out there experienced working out at a hot ass gym this summer? Of course we all know that temperatures are at a record high this year. Currently at my cheap ass gym this summer the AC is very low and to quote Nelly "its gettin hot in herrr". Its difficult for me to really push myself to the max because of the lack of air and overabundance of heat. I haven't done any cardio in three months, which doesn't hurt too much cuz I'm bulking up. So I've opted to take out seven day passes at other gyms to work out at.

    I guess apparantly "real" bodybuilders don't mind the heat cuz I hear there's a hot ass gym in Plano Texas thats very famous for having some of the best bodybuilders there. Its called Metroflex gym. And if you look at the videos all the guys brag about how hot it is, and how much its a "real" gym.

    Has anyone else experienced this this summer? If so how did you deal with it?




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    Beastly looking guy

    I like working out in the heat, it's more hardcore to lift until you puke
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    Aug 14, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    I used to work out at the Golds in PB, San Diego. They used to do alot of photo shoots for muscle magazines there and you had a lot of competitive bodybuilders... it was awesome
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    Aug 14, 2010 6:33 PM GMT
    diverboi saidIsn't that a heat exhaustion based injury waiting to happen?
    Not at all. You can train your body to acclimate to heat and humidity.

    When I used to do century rides, my best rides were on days when the heat index was well over 100 degrees F. And my best ride of all time was in 155 degree heat with over 90% humidity.

    Heat = Win icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 14, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    MsclDrew said

    I like working out in the heat, it's more hardcore to lift until you puke


    Nawwww that's kids stuff. Real men lift until they reach the thermoregulatory failure of heat stroke and die right there on the work out floor, 100 lb dumbbell still clutched in each hand.
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    Aug 14, 2010 9:31 PM GMT
    Metroflex is fucking stupid lol
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    Aug 14, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    With heat indexes of 120F and more, training in an overheated facility is SURE to make exercise performance suffer. There is ZERO value added to that sort of environment. Can you say STUPID? Even if you are acclimated to a warm / hot environment, you will ALWAYS do better when cooler. It's a FACT.

    Many subcultures have stupid ritual and, I suppose, training as an idiot is one of them. However, if you're interested in exercise performance and gains (buckets of juice aside), you'll want to train in shorts that are shorts, without a hat, an A-shirt, and keep your body cool.

    It's as stupid as wearing capris / knickers / long shorts in the summer heat, and as stupid as wearing a heavy black shirt in the summer. Yes, Virginia, Americans ARE getting dumber.
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    Aug 14, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    Its stuipd hot this year in Michigan. Never before had I wished the summer would end just so that it would cool off a bit. the heat at most days is keeping me out of the gym. People have been looking at me at the gym like im melting. my shirt, towl i bring to dry myself off with is soaked by the time I get home
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    Aug 14, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    I think working out at a warm-like gym is terrific!! Of course, as long as you're hydrated all the time during your work-outs, I think there's no better work-out than when the temps go up, but not to the level of really hot temps (over 100 degrees).

    Also, I LOVE the whole gritty, hardcore muscle gym environment! It definitely helps weeds out those potential members who would otherwise take up and waste space while more dedicated members get their work-outs done. As Mar Alvisi states in the video about this gym he visits, there's only true builders at that gym and it shows! You don't need "brand new, neat looking designed gear" for your equipment. The old, rustic kind like you see Mark using is sufficient and practical.

    Unfortunately, the hardcore gym I used to go to had to shutdown. It couldn't compete with the $10 a month "fitness centers" springing up around the vicinity, and I totally miss my old gym. Now I have to go to one of those other fitness centers and deal with wasting-space little f*ckers with their needless "badass" attitudes.
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    Aug 14, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
    I can't work out in hot conditions, even like, 73+ degrees. Being in the heat just saps my strength and makes me feel like utter shit. I will ask the gym staff to turn on AC if the gym is too hot, because I know for a fact I'm not the only person who feels this way. Plus, not only is it uncomfortable, scientific evidence has shown hot environments to decrease physical capacity, performance, and neural capacity.

    There's a reason my capoeira name is "Urso Polar."
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    Aug 14, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
    I have the opposite problem at my gym. It is usually too cold. My friend that I work out with sometimes also thinks it is way too cold. It means having to really warm up to loosen the muscles before tacking heavier weights. I guess management figures it is easier to tell people that complain about it being too cold to layer clothing for the workouts than to have people complaining its too hot.
  • MadeinMich

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    Aug 15, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    DetroitDan saidIts stuipd hot this year in Michigan. Never before had I wished the summer would end just so that it would cool off a bit. the heat at most days is keeping me out of the gym. People have been looking at me at the gym like im melting. my shirt, towl i bring to dry myself off with is soaked by the time I get home


    I completely agree. The same thing is happening to me
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    Aug 29, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    Yep, I go to the ASU gym and during the summer, for 3 weeks they were doing major improvements to the gym and we had to use the outside gym...now this is 115-120 degree weather here in Tempe...I got used to it, but I sweated SO SO SO SO SO much lol.