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Powerlifting Zürich/other

Hi
I'm looking for a gym and trainer for powerlifting.
It seems this sport isn't really common here in Switzerland.
Suggestions?
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Re: Powerlifting Zürich/other

Reebok CrossFit Zurich sometimes run specialist Oly lifting courses.

My trainer at Ghetto Gym in Langstrasse also does some Oly lifting work with me, although we need to get more weight increments, but if several people wanted to do Oly lifting training then this can be arranged.

Also a former colleague of mine at UBS is into powerlifts so I can ask him for advice if you like.
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My trainer at Ghetto Gym in Langstrasse.
where is it?
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Re: Powerlifting Zürich/other

langstrasse 113a www.ghettogym.ch
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Re: Powerlifting Zürich/other

You can reserve his classes now directly via the MindBody connect app. I set him up with online reservation a few days back.
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Re: Powerlifting Zürich/other

Just to be clear, is this powerlifting training, or olympic weightlifting? In particular, does the gym have bumper plates and a proper platform to drop them? (I realize that the OP was asking about powerlifting, but since the answer claimed the other sort....)
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Re: Powerlifting Zürich/other

You can do them both but if you want the bumper plates and the rack etc then Angel will train you at Balboa gym which is in Zollstrasse. In Ghetto gym there is no rack at the moment. I like the Olympic lifts but I dont lift anywhere near my limits so I dont need the rack. I normally just lift 55kg as a supplement to my main sport which is running and I have no desire to get big like in the past. The next step up with his weight increments would be 75kg so its a bit of a jump. But in Balboa they have more equipment for lifts, more weights etc
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Re: Powerlifting Zürich/other

the ghetto gym is quite close to my office so i could go there easily.

i asked for powerlifting just because otherwise people confuse my request with normal gym with tons of stupid machines and no lifting stuff.

i'd like to do strenght training with squat rack, deadlift, bench. and of course i'd like to learn clean and maybe other kind of lifting.

in my current gym i can do more or less some lifting but i don't have a squat rack so i have to use a smith machine, but you know is totally different.
and most important in my current gym there isn't trainer so nobody can help me to learn.

going in a gym with other lifters is useful, just watching other guys is helpful to learn something. and if there is a good trainer it's awesome.

do i have to take an appointment for the ghetto gym?

other ones near wiedikon?
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Re: Powerlifting Zürich/other

I have seen other suggestions too on this thread Zurich weightlifting

They mention Davids Gym on that thread but I have never been there so cannot confirm what is there.

If you want to try out Ghetto Gym or to see if Angel can offer training at Balboa which has the rack etc then you can contact [email removed]. Ghetto Gym and Balboa are more class based but I am sure they would let you just go there and train outside of class times if you coordinate it with them. Rather than big chains like Holmes Place or Silhouette these are independent places run by trainers themselves.

Reebok Crossfit Club Zurich also has the concept of open gym where you can just go along and train by yourself if you are a member, or you can pay per session. And they have a lot of free weights etc. Their site is http://www.crossfitzuerich.ch.

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