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451  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 29, 2013, 03:28:13 AM
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Old school Cybex... love that stuff! With a small foot print, heavy stack because of ratio/placement of pulleys...great equipment.  I have the Cybex Eagle tricep ext machine, bicep preacher machine cable x-over and their plate loaded leg press (same one Dorian has in his Temple gym in England)...in my home-basement gym.

Wishing you the best with your gym, was just up in Morgantown today, Shady Maple.  I am guessing you are up a ways from there> ? !
i have a ton of stuff at my house n in the barn to. That old cybex stuff is under rated man. Had a guy say its only got a 150 lb stack. I smiled n put the pin in 150 n he couldn't lift it. It's geared, I say geared but I know it not right, heavy.  I have the eagle seated row selectorxed at home from back in the late 80s. That thing kicks ass! Also have two seated military cybex. I still to this day have not found a better military press.
I'm about 1 1/2 from Morgantown but I drive fast so two hours normal driving.  Love their plate loaded leg press but I don't have it. Hoping of expansion n bringing all that n more down. Thanks for your encouragement.

Also if u look close u can see the steel peg I welded otop in case anyone wats to add plates

Oh yeah. One more thing. The way that thing is geared heavy, and the angle of the shoulder rests always put a tremendous amnt of pressure on the shoulder jts. Look in to thinsulite high density foam if u ever have to recover any padding. It's amazing. Thinsulite 1 1/2 inch foam the more pressure u put in it the more it seems to push back. U can get rolls on line pretty cheap. It made the machine so much better too.
452  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: some jackass afro head tried to steal my hvac unit on: June 29, 2013, 03:17:54 AM
they took half the screws out so what i did is i took my grider and flattend the screws enough so that they can get in a screw driver the fucking jackasses, theres no white people around here either so dont go there

Thatís because for many marginalized Blacks, a nice white person is an anomaly, just like a nice slave master. Thatís why peer whites who they really like, will get the highest hood badge of honor of being called ďMy n=gga!Ē Donít get me started
how will u get the screws out? Or r u thinking yu will never have to?  I guess u could grind the bolt head all the way off if its nit recessed
453  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: some jackass afro head tried to steal my hvac unit on: June 29, 2013, 03:15:59 AM
Haha, neither can you!

They make these things now.  They're called security screws.  Come with their own special driver and everything.


those make it harder but ez to get the screw drivers if they really want it. Unless they r just that unmotivated correct?
454  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Expanding to more of the general population on: June 28, 2013, 08:32:50 PM
Just out of curiosity what is your guarantee?
455  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 28, 2013, 05:33:10 PM
do you have day rates for travelling getbiggers, who might find themselves in that neck of the pa woods?
I know u r in to history n u r about 4 hours away.  Wait till I get Big Z up.  He's a worth the trip. One of the coolest things I ever saw.
456  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 28, 2013, 03:17:04 PM
do you have day rates for travelling getbiggers, who might find themselves in that neck of the pa woods?
a daily's ten bucks. Would love to have u!
457  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 28, 2013, 09:03:08 AM
One thing I will say bro, is that don't limit yourself to a 'comfortable slice of the local gym market'. Why can't your gym be the best 'hardcore' gym ever, why can't slik's gym be remembered alongside the greats in years to come. Sky's the limit bro.
Already in the back of my mind but I don't want to get cocky.  Thanks.  Memberships are selling well and like I said just big word of mouth.  No real ads or events yet but that's to come. 
458  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 28, 2013, 04:58:38 AM
Really is looking great Slik, you've done a great job in the locker room also (considering this is not your trade I presume)!!! I', bummed (no homo) that I'm across the pond as I'd definitely come and train there buddy
thanks. Yeah not my trade but my dad escaped comm china n came w twenty dollars in his pocket. He taught us everything. He had to learn everything to survive here. No g4pay tho.  Carpentry, building shit etc so it comes in real handy. We're off to a great start. Already vision the expansion. Anyway. I don't want to be an attention whore. Ill wait now for anything real cool to update pix or info.
459  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 28, 2013, 04:49:58 AM
Even my bowling buddy is on the wall Cheesy
I love those terracotta walls, place is well decorated!


one of the funniest movies ever made.
460  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: "Off Season" - Short film about bodybuilding now available to view! on: June 27, 2013, 09:52:42 PM
Why do some bb bounce when they pose like in the first ten seconds of the preview?  its like contracting they're muscles suddenly adds hundreds of muscles of pounds and their joints are recoiling from the weight.
461  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 27, 2013, 07:09:48 PM
I have some Palmer buddies who are practicing in PA now, I'm gonna tell em to look your gym up!

Do you know any of the Casteele's?
No..I don't but if they r far away tell them to wait till I put up the big Zuverman out front.  In person he is incredible.
462  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 27, 2013, 07:08:38 PM
few more...unfinished Lunker Alarm..I still have to add the fake alarm horns and the sign...oh...that cybex calf weight stack looks wimpy huh. Anyone ever use that dam thing? The way they have it pulleyed its hard as shit!  I welded a peg on top either way if anyone wants to throw weights on top.
463  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 27, 2013, 07:05:06 PM
Awesome gym, Doc!
Thx man!  I'm still recovering so my docs are keeping the practice going and I have been hanging out in the gym since we opened.  I don't want to leave!  People r loving it!
464  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 27, 2013, 07:01:47 PM
some more...that's mentzer btw I put in superhero comic book
465  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 27, 2013, 06:59:53 PM
some update pix

I thought id add a pic of myself...be kind...recovering from bicep reattachment surgery which left me w some nerve damage which i hope will repair.  even my tricep and hand was uncoordinated and numb and weak but coming back.

Anyway im 49 and natural.  will rarely even drink caffeine

just some shots of the vintage display.  some paraphernalia i got way back in the early 80s from my two visits to vinces.  my original pumping iron calander my dam book is around here somewhere..i'll find it...

I know Gal was worried about where he was going to pleasure himself so i will include some locker pix.  everything...tile...rubb er flooring...electric...pl umbing...all done by me my friend dan...my wife and nephew..from that shot the locker room looks really small but on the other wall theres anothr bank of like 15-20 lockers..all vintage all redone and heavy duty grey paint inside very very clean.
466  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: "Off Season" - Short film about bodybuilding now available to view! on: June 27, 2013, 05:55:20 PM
Get this thing on Youtube
link?  I put off season in your tube but can't find it.
467  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Whole grain or refined pasta? on: June 27, 2013, 09:18:17 AM
Ha. As soon as I clicked post I knew the pasta q on getbig was a bad idea.
468  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Whole grain or refined pasta? on: June 27, 2013, 09:11:20 AM
Do u guys eat pasta or rice as a staple?
Refined pasta n rice is supposed to be horrible for your cardiovascular system in regards to plaque buildup. But brown rice n whole grain pasta can actually prevent plaque buildup.
469  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 27, 2013, 04:59:11 AM
Richards a great guy, and still as strong as an Ox.
He showed me tons of pics at last years AOBS of when he visited Bob Z.

The 1977 WSM was on last night with Patera, Ferrigno, Franco, etc.
Lots of Zuvers (and Zuver stuff) constantly on screen. Zuver Man was shown a ton of times.
I have an old VHS (bad quality) of that contest, glad I got to DVR a nice version of it last night.
(Some new NBC Sports channel I guess I get now).
dam I wish I knew that. I get nbcsports too.
470  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym... on: June 26, 2013, 05:22:51 PM
40 people x $100 per year = $4,000 for the year. That's not good at all. That's only $333 per month and the utilities and everything else has not been paid for yet. Always wondered how these little gyms survive.

Some Powerhouse gyms have 1000 plus members paying over $30 per month. And people still don't mind paying that.
agreed.  I put a lot of money blood sweat n tears in to this place.  The nice thing is im not desperate.  I already am doing pretty well.  So worst case it fails but it wont...haha..just had to stop typing to sign up a husband n wife.  its 49 a month cash or check...39 a month recurring cc or bank account quit anytime u want no contract or 420 a year. we r currently having no problem selling memberships.  its worth it.  i wouldnt even think of that business model ten bucks a month. I recently was talking to a gym big wig who was laffing in his car that he sells 10 dollar memberships to and makes a killing cuz he knows that at that price people dont cancel cuz its so small but only about 15 percent of his members actually come to the gym and he loves taking peoples money.  he said if they all ever really showed up he'd be fucked cuz no room.

That ain't the kind of gym I want to be involved in my getbig brothers!
471  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 26, 2013, 12:43:21 PM
Gotta luv getbig!  After all this hard work it sure is good to belly laff!
472  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym... on: June 26, 2013, 10:03:09 AM
This local guy has a gym and he's really increased his membership big time through facebook (not sure if that's your thing).  He somehow made liking his gym or being associated with it a cool thing (among twinks and girls that is). 
yes. I have a Facebook account but limit my time on it. I put an announcement about the opening n that's how some new members saw it so thanks. Every little angle helps. I'm gonna have my wife, she's on the dam thing all the time when not on candy crush haha..I'm gonna have her make me a page for the gym on FB. Ill take a bunch of pix n put a link here
473  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym - Brickyard Gym on: June 26, 2013, 09:59:17 AM
this was hilarious Grin

yeah ,its not like we havent let ourself go out of shape too, the difference, we shut up, and came back with vengeance

i would be ashamed if i had to say things like "i used to be" good at this and that.

still in this shape in my 50s or dead.thats the spirit.

 Cool

@slik, you know were just having some fun here Grin

the guy jumped into nettle garden facefirst and thought it would be all good Grin
ok. Here's the deal. Bob is a good friend of mine. That's why I can't comment on how funny this shit is cuz I'm not sure if he knows its all in good fun. I mean the cross dressing comment almost made me fall out of my chair. If it were aimed at me I could tell u how hilarious n quick witted that was. But it was aimed at a friend so I hope he knows that its just get biggers voicing opposing views in a fun way. Bob really is one cool dude n he was right in the mix of the golden age and has seen some very cool things growing up as a kid in that gym. But yes things do evolve.
474  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym... on: June 26, 2013, 09:49:29 AM
Meltdown.
on the one hand u r wrong if by meltdown u think I'm emotionally distraught in some way. On the other I just wrote a whole fucking paragraph on chalk. Yup. Meltdown for sure!
475  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: My New Gym... on: June 26, 2013, 06:45:39 AM
X2
thanks man. This chalk discussion has gotten out of control. I always describe those old Manion's gym day as the Wild West. U had to have guts just to walk in to that place. Legendary for sure. I've also spent the last 25 years training at Venice golds and I've visited and worked out in gyms all over the US and many in other countries. I spent my young life behind the counter in those gyms as well. If chalk made a gym good I would just open an empty space n throw chalk and a power cage in it. But obviously its not the chalk. Some gyms u just walk in to n they have that atmosphere. That aura. Manion's was like that. Venice was and IMO is still like that. I've seen the evolution of Venice and I know old timers bitch but I am am old timer n its till badass. In all those years I've seen about 5 percent of those people use chalk a d need it for lifts. I assumes many more could use n be benefit from it as no one can argue that dry hands and a higher friction coefficient just common snse says it will help. But if u are not for record weights and want to lift n increase size n strength there's also something to be said for overcoming sweaty hands on the bar. Its like more difficulty u have to deal with. U have to hold on tighter. Now keep in mind Zuvers was a powe lifting gym. I have little to no experience training in a predominantly power lifting gym so that skews this subject as I assume that Chalk to a powerlifter is like a glove to a baseball player. Having said that one shouldn't equate intensity or hard coreness or strength with just chalk, tvs wutever. I've said it before one of the strongest men I've ever witnessed and I've seen a lot is big mike ohearn strolling in to golds on a daily basis looking like a pretty boy putting up poundages in all his lifts that would astound anyone.  All this while the TVs r on in the background silent of course, no chalk, no belt on deads or squats. Its all relative guys. Bottom line is u pretty much get a sense of a place when u walk in.
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