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    Writing up "Gym Rules" for my condo loft squat zone.

    Here's where I'm at so far. Please add to the list and make suggestions about improvements to my work in progress:
    Quote Originally Posted by my gym rules
    1. Everybody squats.

    2. Chalk is provided. Use it liberally. Cleaning it up is appreciated, but completing your reps takes precedence.

    3. Take a knee after your heavy set of deadlifts. You’ll have a shorter distance far to fall if you pass out.

    4. This is not a judgment free zone. You will be judged on your progress, your effort, and the quality of your
    programming.

    5. Treat the barbell kindly. We only have one, and your strength depends on it.

    6. Dropping weights is prohibited, but a little bit of plate thunder is music to our ears.

    7. Conduct yourself in a safe manner. Do not attempt to use this rule to justify limiting the intensity of your efforts.

    8. Spotters will not touch the barbell until it begins to descend. Liftoffs for the bench press are acceptable.

    9. You may grunt, you may shout, and you may even roar like a lion, but you must justify your guttural utterances by pushing yourself to your limits.
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    3. Take a knee after your heavy set of deadlifts. You’ll have a shorter distance far to fall if you pass out.
    Haha, I have been seeing stars lately after deadlifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    Haha, I have been seeing stars lately after deadlifts.
    Ah. Just noticed the grammatical error. What rules are missing, mags?
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    No kipping pullups.

    No flaming shorts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    No kipping pullups.
    If this doesn't go without saying, what does?

    No flaming shorts.
    One guy literally wears white track pants and a teal turtleneck. I'd prohibit silly outfits, but this provides an endless source of entertainment for the rest of us.

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    No "bro".
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    water must not be drunk from anything smaller than a 32oz Nalgene bottle

    ripped/dirty clothing is not only acceptable, but preferred

    no shoes allowed (unless they are specifically lifting shoes)

    name calling and teasing is allowed

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    Hmm, are girls allowed?

    Women should wear booty shorts and knee socks; as an alternative, Yoga Pants are acceptable, but if Lululemon is worn, we reserve the right to point out your panties at the bottom of a 1RM squat or as you bend over to pick up a heavy DL.

    Everybody Squats should be Everybody Squats to Parallel or Below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    water must not be drunk from anything smaller than a 32oz Nalgene bottle
    Good idea, but we usually just run downstairs and get a drink in the kitchen

    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    ripped/dirty clothing is not only acceptable, but preferred
    Gotta incorporate this into some kind of general attire rule. Maybe I can incorporate Knifey's "no bro" suggestion by prohibiting do-rags, although it smacks of Planet Fitness's rules.

    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    no shoes allowed (unless they are specifically lifting shoes)
    How about "No lifting in squishy-soled sneakers. Dedicated weighlifting shoes are encouraged. Lifting shoeless or in Chuck Taylors is acceptable"?

    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    name calling and teasing is allowed
    Need to add this to the "Judgment allowed" rule!
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    No flaming shorts.
    Unless worn ironically.

    Men with 6 packs are encouraged to work out shirtless.

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    Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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