Weight Lifting In Japan?

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Weight Lifting In Japan?

Post by Flik » Sun 03.22.2009 8:59 am

I'm thinking about spending a semester in Japan, but I'm a little concerned about keeping my muscle mass in good shape. If I studied abroad, do Japanese universities generally have weight lifting facilties? If not, are gyms plentiful in Japan?

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Re: Weight Lifting In Japan?

Post by keatonatron » Sun 03.22.2009 10:29 am

Yes.

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Re: Weight Lifting In Japan?

Post by welldone101 » Tue 03.24.2009 6:23 pm

keatonatron wrote:Yes.
What he said.

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Re: Weight Lifting In Japan?

Post by Flik » Wed 03.25.2009 1:06 pm

Well...I certainly couldn't ask for a more straight-forward reply. :lol:

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Re: Weight Lifting In Japan?

Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 03.26.2009 8:26 am

Flik wrote:Well...I certainly couldn't ask for a more straight-forward reply. :lol:

well, the only more straight-forward answer would have been a yes followed by an explitive.. lol

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Re: Weight Lifting In Japan?

Post by Flik » Thu 03.26.2009 10:45 am

An expletive just because I did not know how much emphasis the Japanese culture places on physical strength and therefore how far apart gyms are generally distributed?

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Re: Weight Lifting In Japan?

Post by astaroth » Thu 03.26.2009 10:54 am

Flik wrote:An expletive just because I did not know how much emphasis the Japanese culture places on physical strength and therefore how far apart gyms are generally distributed?
I take you never read "Kafka on the Shore" by Murakami ... :)
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Re: Weight Lifting In Japan?

Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 03.26.2009 1:43 pm

Flik wrote:An expletive just because I did not know how much emphasis the Japanese culture places on physical strength and therefore how far apart gyms are generally distributed?
I'll have to defer that question to someone who lives there now.

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Re: Weight Lifting In Japan?

Post by becki_kanou » Thu 03.26.2009 11:13 pm

I live in a medium sized town (pop. 111,000) and we have several gyms, most conveniently located near railway stations.

This may or may not apply to you, but one thing to be aware of is that most gyms will not let you join if you have visible tattoos. If you have some that are not visible under normal workout clothes you should just say "no" when they ask you if you have any.
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