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The Mardyke Arena Discussion Thread

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭shane9689


    _meehan_ wrote: »
    Thanks :) I know once I start going regularly I'll like it, I'm always bad when it comes to starting things!:p

    have you went yet? it has been awhile since you posted this. let us know how you get on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,116 ✭✭✭Salty


    shane9689 wrote: »
    have you went yet? it has been awhile since you posted this. let us know how you get on.

    I've had to go to the physio with my back since I posted and have some stuff realigned :( So I won't be going next week either I'd say, definitely the week after though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭keepkeyyellow


    What's the deal with the athletics track? Can you just go and yano run any time? Cause that seems so much more fun than just going on a treadmill


  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭Palytoxin


    What's the deal with the athletics track? Can you just go and yano run any time? Cause that seems so much more fun than just going on a treadmill
    As far as I know it's open all the time, the sprinting track inside is open most of the time too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭shane9689


    just dont be a douche and act stupid on the track. its really annoying when youre trying to do sprints and theres idiots who think "anyone can run" and just stand half way between 2 tracks stretching doing nothing for ages


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  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭keepkeyyellow


    shane9689 wrote: »
    just dont be a douche and act stupid on the track. its really annoying when youre trying to do sprints and theres idiots who think "anyone can run" and just stand half way between 2 tracks stretching doing nothing for ages

    I wasn't planning on doing that no but I think I will now just to annoy you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭shane9689


    I wasn't planning on doing that no but I think I will now just to annoy you.

    go ahead, but you might want to move when someone shouts "track".


  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭123 LC


    what are the gym opening hours?? can't find them anywhere :/


  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭Palytoxin


    123 LC wrote: »
    what are the gym opening hours?? can't find them anywhere :/
    Think it's 7am to 10:30pm, not 100% sure though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭123 LC


    thanks, is it open sundays?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭shane9689


    it closes early on weekends. at 7 or 8pm i think


  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭Palytoxin


    Don't think it opens as early either, could be 9/10 maybe!


  • Registered Users Posts: 659 ✭✭✭yenom


    The swimming pool closes at seven on the weekends so the Gym will likely be around that time.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,281 ✭✭✭Ricky91t


    Monday to Friday 7.00am - 10.30pm
    Saturday 9.00am - 7.00pm
    Sunday 10.00am - 7.00pm


  • Registered Users Posts: 287 ✭✭Ri na hEireann


    Is there anything stopping a non-member (but UCC graduate :)) from using the track?


  • Registered Users Posts: 659 ✭✭✭yenom


    Is there anything stopping a non-member (but UCC graduate :)) from using the track?

    Na, the gate is always open.


  • Registered Users Posts: 659 ✭✭✭yenom


    Do they do guest passes?


  • Registered Users Posts: 25 Slow And One Sided


    Only thing the place is missing is a jacuzzi


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,183 ✭✭✭UnknownSpecies


    Is it just me or is the weights room constantly busy this year so far? The wait for the racks can be ridiculous. What times do ye find are the quietest?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭shane9689


    its always like that. try go at odd times such as 10pm, 7am or 3pm. other times are really busy.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭shane9689


    also train weekends more so than weekdays, usually quieter


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,116 ✭✭✭Salty


    What's the male to female ratio like in the weights room roughly speaking? Just out of interest!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,183 ✭✭✭UnknownSpecies


    _meehan_ wrote: »
    What's the male to female ratio like in the weights room roughly speaking? Just out of interest!

    Very male dominated. From my own observations, you're looking at 85:15.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭shane9689


    dorgasm wrote: »
    Very male dominated. From my own observations, you're looking at 85:15.

    more like 90:10


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,268 ✭✭✭✭SteelyDanJalapeno


    91 - 9 I'd say


  • Registered Users Posts: 151 ✭✭Dave47


    dorgasm wrote: »
    Is it just me or is the weights room constantly busy this year so far? The wait for the racks can be ridiculous. What times do ye find are the quietest?

    everyone I`ve talked to about it has been giving out about the wait- just today saw a guy finish his rep on the chin-ups then hold the machine for 5 mins while he rested- they`ve made a total joke of things with that squad training section and throwing machines up in the cardio section as well. Probably the worst run 10 million euro building in Ireland lol.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,183 ✭✭✭UnknownSpecies


    Dave47 wrote: »
    everyone I`ve talked to about it has been giving out about the wait- just today saw a guy finish his rep on the chin-ups then hold the machine for 5 mins while he rested- they`ve made a total joke of things with that squad training section and throwing machines up in the cardio section as well. Probably the worst run 10 million euro building in Ireland lol.

    I see stuff like that there too often. I'll always ask to work in with other guys but even that's not an option sometimes as there's people waiting in front of me. I think a lot of people are afraid to ask if they can work in with someone they don't know. Maybe some signs instructing people to do so would be a good idea. It's not an ideal solution but it'd speed things up anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 151 ✭✭Dave47


    dorgasm wrote: »
    I see stuff like that there too often. I'll always ask to work in with other guys but even that's not an option sometimes as there's people waiting in front of me. I think a lot of people are afraid to ask if they can work in with someone they don't know. Maybe some signs instructing people to do so would be a good idea. It's not an ideal solution but it'd speed things up anyway.

    yea- also im talkin about the machines even, i know the weights room is much worse. Theres a lot of big guys doing the machines whom id assume would much prefer the weights.


  • Registered Users Posts: 151 ✭✭Dave47


    jaysus some shocking form on the weights this month- you'd think the instructors would step in before one of the noobs has a serious injury- that's january for ya


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26 KingaC1401


    can a person that's not in UCC use the mardyke gym without having a membership? like just by paying for the day or something


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