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#1 Jacques

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:33 PM

Guys, anyone of you who've been to one? I can name some gyms with the "hardcore" reputation. FOXX Gym, York (Fitness Stadium) closed na ata), Technofit, etc.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 02:15 PM

Republic of Fitness (M.Reyes Makati)

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:25 PM

Seldome will you see people training with such high intensities on mainstream gyms that has become more of a socializing place. Although I wouldn't deny that these so called "hard core" gyms distributes a lot of "gear" underground. Nevertheless, these are places where many bodybuilding/powerlifting champions were born.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:35 PM

slim & shape, edsa monumento.. locally fabricated weights, all muscled instructors and owners, non-aircon but well ventilated, large space, framed photos of their body building winners displayed all around the gym..

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:08 PM

slim & shape, edsa monumento.. locally fabricated weights, all muscled instructors and owners, non-aircon but well ventilated, large space, framed photos of their body building winners displayed all around the gym..


Most of the hardcore gyms I know doesn't have airconditioning. More over, If I remember correctly, old school hard core gyms never really had the olympic bar. Anyone who can relate to this>? Back then the bar was not as thick and the plate's hole in the middle is only roughly an inch and half in diameter. Talk about old school.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:28 AM

Used to work out in a hardcore gym over at Rizal Memorial--that was way back in 1990, when I was still in college. That place has long been gone, which is too bad. Real hardcore there, no sissy stuff.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:38 AM

^ my dad also worked out there early 90's

is the place still open?

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 12:25 PM

^ my dad also worked out there early 90's

is the place still open?


No, it's gone a very long time ago...

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:46 PM

The olympic weightlifting gym is rizal memoial is still open

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:51 PM

Mr. Suave gym inside st. lukes hospital compound. kumpleto din gamit dito and ayos din mga tao madalas mga doctor and professionals. :)

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:49 PM

The olympic weightlifting gym is rizal memoial is still open


That I think is the other one, which is inside the compound. The one I'm talking about is a small one, around 25x25 ft. I think it's an office or something now. Its location was at the stadium next to the badminton thingy now. It's at the left side of the entrance of that stadium if you're coming from Taft. Too bad it's gone now.

Another hardcore gym is the one near Letran--those who are familiar with the area should know what I'm talking about. I never worked out there though; my bestfriend did. I didn't like the color of their plates (they painted it red), plus I never brought any gym stuff at school.


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Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:16 PM

No mention of Zest here I wonder why

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:18 PM

No mention of Zest here I wonder why


I've never been or tried training at Zest but I heard this is a breeding place for powerlifting champions right? Sa may Cubao ba ito?

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 01:40 PM

I've never been or tried training at Zest but I heard this is a breeding place for powerlifting champions right? Sa may Cubao ba ito?


yeah near the Kamuning area

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 08:47 PM

Mr. Suave gym inside st. lukes hospital compound. kumpleto din gamit dito and ayos din mga tao madalas mga doctor and professionals. :)


Yung Mr. Suave gym, I also heard a lot of bodybuilding champions train there. And if I'm not mistaken, maraming active PBBA (Phil. Bodybuilding Association) members ang naggym dito.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:14 PM

hardcore gym's are too hardcore, even their treadmills are non-motorized..hehehe.. :D

these are gym's where equipments do not need electric power.. the only electrical gadget you see is the ceiling fan..

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 11:37 PM

hardcore gym's are too hardcore, even their treadmills are non-motorized..hehehe.. :D

these are gym's where equipments do not need electric power.. the only electrical gadget you see is the ceiling fan..


Well, I don't really see these guys using the treadmills anyway. It's about old school heavy lifting. Plates, dumbells, bars and etc. Even if they've rusted they still serve their purpose.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:43 AM

Peter's Hardcore Gym along Cubao Edsa, Im not sure if its still open. By appointment basis dito and one on one with the instructor.
Used to go there but it was too far for me.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:20 AM

Aside from mentioning "hard core gyms," it would be great if you guys could actually share workout experiences that were brutal and insane. :boo:

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:01 AM

Aside from mentioning "hard core gyms," it would be great if you guys could actually share workout experiences that were brutal and insane. :boo:


Severl of my GVT workouts were brutal.. So was my last EDT squat workout.. and of course, the 20 rep squat or the 20 rep deadlift workout




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