Baby Hercules wrote:
don't plan on deadlifting, overhead pressing, making any grunting sounds, dropping a weight by accident
I'm all for keeping the decibel level down but what's wrong with deads and overhead lifts? Do they consider them unsafe or something?
Yep, Planet Fitness apparently has a list of lifts they do not approve of in their gyms. After all, you could drop an overhead lift and whack yourself in the head! And, god forbid the racket from setting down a deadlift should disturb someone else, so it's obvious why they MUST keep those infernal lifts out of their facility!
But, it's just even just that - they apparently don't even allow the standard "I let out a bit of a grunt due to completing a heavy lift" which happens involuntarily from time to time. We're not talking the "guy who never wears anything but a string tank top who screams during every set" situation, but imagine going all-out on your training as normal while being expected to maintain the level of being quiet as if you were trying not to wake a sleeping baby on the other side of the room. If they think you're being loud enough to break someone else's concentration, they can sound the alarm and force you to pack up and leave.
And, of course, like VS said, no chalk either. Not sure if they've gone so far yet as to measure lifting straps to ensure that they're not so long as to be unsafe