Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

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Blindc1rca
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Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby Blindc1rca » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:18 pm

Seriously though, which schools have good gymnasiums accessible to the students? I've heard good things about Georgetown and Duke; anyone care to elaborate? Any others?


I went to a large state school for undergrad, and there were four gyms, 10 indoor basketball courts, an NCAA track, three olympic pools, numerous racketball courts and even a huge rock wall and a lake for kayaking. I've been jaded to say the least. Before I left the states I used to maintain a 50 mile/week running habit plus 50 mile/week bicycling 4000 meters/week swimming and 3 lifting sessions.

For nearly two years I've been in a developing nation in a situation where I can only do plyometrics and run. I'm itching for an athletic playground, and while it will play no role whatsoever in the law school that I choose, I'd be interested in hearing what people have to say about the set-up at various top schools.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby dextermorgan » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:21 pm

Most schools with law schools will have multiple gyms across campus. The real issue is that the vast majority of law/professional school students avoid the undergrad areas like the plague (who can blame them). If you can stand frat boys grunting as they lift weights they shouldn't be touching in a million years then you will be all set.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby Blindc1rca » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:26 pm

dextermorgan wrote:Most schools with law schools will have multiple gyms across campus. The real issue is that the vast majority of law/professional school students avoid the undergrad areas like the plague (who can blame them). If you can stand frat boys grunting as they lift weights they shouldn't be touching in a million years then you will be all set.


Again, I went to a big (southern) state school. I couldn't care less about the d-bags over by the mirrors. I got used to them a long time ago. That said I think some have crappy setups (I've heard Vandy's gym is downright awful).

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby re-applicant » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:27 pm

Georgetown has a gym just for the law school. Weight room, two basketball courts, olympic size swimming pool.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby BrownBears09 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:28 pm

dextermorgan wrote:Most schools with law schools will have multiple gyms across campus. The real issue is that the vast majority of law/professional school students avoid the undergrad areas like the plague (who can blame them). If you can stand frat boys grunting as they lift weights they shouldn't be touching in a million years then you will be all set.


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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby BlakcMajikc » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:00 pm

(reposted and updated)

Good Gyms:
Duke, Georgetown, UChicago, BU, Yale, South Carolina (LinkRemoved), UIUC, Cincinnati, GW, Northwestern (non-university), Ohio State, Maryland (LinkRemoved), Penn (LinkRemoved), UGA, UC-Irvine, Iowa, UCLA (LinkRemoved), Texas (LinkRemoved), University of Washington, Cincinnati, FIU, Texas Tech, U of Florida, Cornell, USC (LinkRemoved), ASU, SMU, Mizzou, SLU, Emory, Case Western, UVA

Bad Gyms:
WUSTL, NYU, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, Michigan, Columbia, Wisconsin, Fordham

Anyone want to add to the list?
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Postby langdonbadger » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:15 pm

re-applicant wrote:Georgetown has a gym just for the law school. Weight room, two basketball courts, olympic size swimming pool.


Everything at Georgetown was also state of the art.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby chrissyc » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:27 pm

UCLA has a decent gym but there's only 1 on campus. There are 2 pools for student use though, 1 inside and 1 outside near the dorms. There is a basketball court inside, rock climbing wall, and fitness classes, it gets pretty packed though.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby FuManChusco » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:57 pm

BU has the most incredible gym evar.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby Blindmelon » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:02 pm

FuManChusco wrote:BU has the most incredible gym evar.


This. Its ridiculous.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby Bajuda » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:07 pm

Berkeley is notorious for having one of the worst gyms on the planet. Out of date/not enough equipment, terrible layout, and unattractive girls around every corner :(

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby Capitol A » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:10 pm

Bajuda wrote:Berkeley is notorious for having one of the worst gyms on the planet. Out of date/not enough equipment, terrible layout, and unattractive girls around every corner :(

Hippies don't work out.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby Shooter » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:11 pm

http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/index.shtml

Boston University - a boathouse, a dance theatre, and a swimming pool that looks like an "S" curve?! Whoah.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:27 pm

OP i'm going out on a limb here and guessing you went to the University of South Carolina.. if so it doesnt get better than the strom thurmond center

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby BlakcMajikc » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:54 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79176


Im compiling, so ill add info from that thread.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby AreJay711 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:02 pm

One thing you need to consider is how crowded it is. My undergrad has a very nice gym but is so damn crowded that you can't go at a convenient time.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby D. H2Oman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:02 pm

Georgetown

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby ksimon2007 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:05 pm

I don't work out. Toured G'Town and saw their gym. I want to work out, now.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby HowdyYall » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:16 pm

cornell has 4-5 gyms, the nicest of which is within 200 meters of the LS

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby mpj_3050 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:18 pm

Ohio State has I believe the biggest recreation center in the country, and it has absolutely every amenity you could ask for.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:53 pm

mpj_3050 wrote:Ohio State has I believe the biggest recreation center in the country, and it has absolutely every amenity you could ask for.


The RPAC dominates.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby chicoalto0649 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:55 pm

Fordham

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby 20160810 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:58 pm

Blindc1rca wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:Most schools with law schools will have multiple gyms across campus. The real issue is that the vast majority of law/professional school students avoid the undergrad areas like the plague (who can blame them). If you can stand frat boys grunting as they lift weights they shouldn't be touching in a million years then you will be all set.


Again, I went to a big (southern) state school. I couldn't care less about the d-bags over by the mirrors. I got used to them a long time ago. That said I think some have crappy setups (I've heard Vandy's gym is downright awful).

Assholes can make a good gym not worth using.

Want to do straight bar bicep curls? Fine, but get the fuck out of my squat rack.
Want to do concentration curls? Fine, but get the fuck off the bench for the lat pulldown machine.
Want to grunt and throw down your 25-lb dumbbells after a set of curls? Not fine, kill yourself immediately.

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Re: Bro, which law schools have wicked gyms?

Postby wackyjack22 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:23 pm

I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one making decisions with a gym being part of the consideration. I've recently started scouring the Penn thread and at least one consistent contributer mentioned that she liked going to an off-campus gym. I'm personally planning on using the campus gym for the swimming pool and then joining a Crossfit gym so I can throw around weights and not worry that it bothers people. But then again, I'm not your average person as lifting is on my top 5 list for best things EVER!




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