February 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm #1660197
hahahahaha I wouldn’t know – I have never personally met him.However – one of his first starting strength coaches – Andy Baker – who co-authored Practical Programming for strength training is here in Houston and I actually did my strength and conditioning with him for my last full competition season back in 2011. He’s awesome.February 13, 2017 at 10:56 pm #1660198
That’s awesome. I was 265 at my heaviest. Even had a 4 pack when flexing. I was huge but getting no attention from the women. My face gets chubby at that bodyfat level.
Though my knees would hurt sprinting at 265, couldn’t do it. 210 I can run my heart out.February 17, 2017 at 1:59 pm #1660199
Here’s some bar porn for you…February 17, 2017 at 3:11 pm #1660200
<3February 17, 2017 at 6:14 pm #1660201
hahahahaha I wouldn’t know – I have never personally met him.However – one of his first starting strength coaches – Andy Baker – who co-authored Practical Programming for strength training is here in Houston and I actually did my strength and conditioning with him for my last full competition season back in 2011. He’s awesome.
Want to come visit!!February 17, 2017 at 6:42 pm #1660202
Whenever you happen to be passing through Houston – you guys are always welcome! Maybe I’ll even have a JJF discount code done up hahahahahFebruary 17, 2017 at 10:45 pm #1660203
Love love love Mark Rippetoe. He cracks me up.February 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm #1660204
Love love love Mark Rippetoe. He cracks me up.
I’d enjoy having a beer with you!February 18, 2017 at 3:51 am #1660205
That looks like a really nice gym. Good luck!February 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm #1660206
Thanks guys – we are putting in a lot of effort right now in the beginning. The goal was to build a place that sells itself. Basically if you enjoy lifting either casually OR to be competitive in either Powerlifting or other strength sports – then we would be the premier gym in Houston to do so. There are a few other gyms in the greater Houston area that are similar to us – but none of them are on our level in terms of overall quality and feel is what our goal was.Hopefully we will meet our goal!February 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm #1660207
You mind asking a rough estimate of the cost of all the equipment (not rent, etc, just equipment itself)?February 20, 2017 at 7:51 pm #1660208
Some of it we have leased (with a buyout basically a finance), and the rest of it we have bought… I would say overall equipment only right now we are somewhere in the $25K range. The best equipment is expensive… #:-SBut to be honest its not the equipment – its all the little things that add up that are annoying.We knew going into it we had 2 options – either find cheap equipment we can make do with and then attempt to sell the gym on us and our training to people and then upgrade later – OR – spend the money upfront and the time and effort to make the place as you can see – and have the gym sell itself. We are confident that once you step into our place and get a training session in – you will never look at another gym (commercial or otherwise) the same – because you will know what it SHOULD be.March 13, 2017 at 11:15 pm #1660209
Beautiful facility! I am very happy & proud of both you and your girlfriend, best wishes for success!March 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm #1660210
Thank you sir! We are doing our best!
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