bacchus wrote:i realize this is very off-topic, but i'm wondering if there's anyone posting in this thread who's spent significant time working out at the ramsey center. specifically i guess i just want to know if it's usually really crowded, because i'm considering a membership at a local private gym if ramsey is always swamped by frat boys curling in the squat racks.
What time are you going to work out bacchus? That is largely going to be the factor that decides how crowded it is. And what private gym are you looking at? Omni? I've thought about becoming a member at Omni for the same reasons you're thinking.
Also? guy or girl? cardio or lifting? Sorry for the 3rd degree but I'm looking for a workout buddy.
haha no, i'm glad you asked TBM! i'm a guy, and i've been lifting 3x/week. i usually do big compound lifts - a squat, push and a pull each time in the gym... i roughly follow Stronglifts.com's version of the 5x5. i was thinking about training at The Hardcore Gym, but it's pretty expensive, and probably not in the budget at least for the fall.
as far as when i'm going to work out, it really doesn't matter to me too much. as long as i can get there at a time that fits my schedule and that won't be exceedingly busy, i'm usually pretty flexible. during undergrad i worked out late at night a lot, which was nice because it was a lot less crowded.
if our workout styles seem compatible to you, we should definitely hit the gym together!