I knew it was coming for weeks, but today it finally showed up.
My neighborhood fitness center finally installed a Smith machine so now I have a reasonable way to work heavier squats into my workouts once again.
The new Smith Machine
I had been putting off joining a commercial gym since my local Gold’s Gym closed at the end of September and now it looks like I can save myself the monthly fee as the biggest reason I went to Gold’s was for the squat racks and dumbbells that go over 50lbs.
I had explored other gyms and was heavily leaning toward joining Snap Fitness but after I sent them an inquiry through their website link and not getting a response after 10 weeks, (I hate poor customer service and I only imagined if they were that bad before somebody joined it would only get worse after joining) I held off to see what my planned local gym expansion would bring me.
Tonight I had the answer.
The Smith machine has a low pulley in it for seated rows which is an added bonus as I had been using a different piece of equipment that had a 100lb. upper limit which was a bummer.
So now that I have ~85% of everything I need I see no reason to join a commercial gym.
And I can start incorporating squats and legs into just about every workout again.
My legs will hate me for a while but then they will love me.
Tonight’s workout was a bit more balanced
Time to start sneaking additional plates into the gym for “donation.” 😉