Gold’s Gym Myrtle Beach: My Experience

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The fact is, if you want to build more muscle in less time you need to train at a hardcore bodybuilding gym. Click here and receive your own Gold’s Gym membership. 

Gold’s Gym Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:  In this post I will give you a glimpse inside of this resort town’s most reliably hardcore bodybuilding gym.

I first set foot inside of Gold’s Gym Myrtle Beach in early July 2012.  I was vacationing in town with my family and knew instinctively that if I were going to achieve muscle greatness, I couldn’t miss an intense workout.

I did an Internet browse for bodybuilding gyms in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and naturally Gold’s Gym was the first result that was displayed on my computer monitor.

It was settled.  I was going to buy a Red Bull and a gallon of purified water from the local grocery store and hit the weights at Gold’s Gym Myrtle Beach.  I was anxious to crush some serious weights as I hadn’t lifted in a “commercial” gym in a long, long time.  I explain why in the article I’ve Saved a Ton of Money, Time and Energy by Building a Home Gym. 

The sun was cookin’ on that hot July day as I pulled into the small parking lot of 951 Jason Blvd. Myrtle Beach.  I walked into the building with a large, prominent Gold’s Gym sign hanging above the front door and exchanged pleasantries with the lady at the front desk.

After signing in and turning over a crisp ten-dollar bill for my daily visit, I asked if the use of chalk was permitted in the weight room.  I explained that, as a guest, I wished to be respectful of management, the owners and members of the gym and adhere to their policies.  The young lady chuckled and said, “Of course you can use chalk.  This is Gold’s Gym isn’t it?”  Fair enough.

I made my way past the small cardio area and into a weight room that looked like it came right out of the documentary Pumping Iron.  I immediately felt my testosterone levels spike as this gym had all the makings of a hardcore, old school bodybuilding dungeon.

I looked around the weight room in awe and admired the dozens of framed pictures of the world’s best bodybuilders, many of them autographed.

Without wasting any more time, I got right to work.  I selected some eardrum-piercing heavy metal music on my Ipod and jumped right in.  My plan was to do a little bench work along with some heavy triceps movements.

After a half dozen sets of flat bench and incline bench presses, I set off for the dumbbell area for somepicture of troy hammertone dumbbells variety.  There was a pair of 150 lb. dumbbells calling my name so I set up a little area for dumbbell bench presses and got in the zone.  I carried the 150 pounders over to my bench, put on the hardest heavy metal song I had and chalked my hands.

As I took hold of the dumbbells, I could see a man’s shoes on the floor about a foot to the left of the dumbbells.

Knowing that I would likely knock this poor soul out while hoisting those bad boys into position, I glanced up with the intention of suggesting that the man stand aside before his day got ruined.  Before I could utter a word, the man’s finger was in my face and he was obviously speaking very sternly to me.

I pulled the Ipod ear buds out of my ears to hear what this fella was saying.  What I heard was a lot of grief about using chalk in the gym, the mess it makes and how dare I bring that stuff in there.

I stood up and basically told the guy to go fly a kite.  Instead of taking my suggestion, he continued on his rant about the evils of the white powdery substance known as gym chalk.

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Tedd Capp

We exchanged a few heated words and I quickly realized that I was arguing with former Mr. South Carolina bodybuilding champion Tedd Capp, owner of Gold’s Gym Myrtle Beach.

Words of anger turned into story time.  We exchanged personal accounts of bodybuilding and powerlifting competition, the current state of both sports and our relationships with mutual acquaintances.

I’ve visited Gold’s Gym Myrtle Beach on five occasions since then.  Each time I was warmly greeted by Tedd and his wife, Nancy, and enjoyed some truly intense workouts, sans chalk. I never did finish my workout.  Though this was a great conversation that I will always remember and cherish, these kinds of distractions are precisely the reason I built my own gym in my home’s two car garage.

If you happen to be in Myrtle Beach, stop in and visit Ted and Nancy at Gold’s Gym Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

But the fact is, if you want to build more muscle in less time you need to train at a hardcore bodybuilding gym. Click here and receive your own Gold’s Gym membership. 

About Kristoffer Perry

Kris Perry is a former competitive powerlifter and certified personal trainer. He currently works as a police officer in the state of Maryland and is the physical fitness coordinator and consultant for the Annapolis Police Department. He also works as a fitness consultant and health and wellness freelance writer and blogger.

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