FIT Any bros ever been to Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan?

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I need a gym with barbells. I have a checked out a few gyms and my apartment complex has one, but they've got wood floors and just a few machines :ugh2: Not surprising for a country of anorexic faggots that starve themselves and do nothing but cardio I guess.

I need a place to buy supplements. Protein powder is a must, but creatine and vitamin d would be nice too. I'm guessing I don't really need fish oil since I'm in the land of the rising seafood.

Also what the fuck is this?

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I thought it was milk, but by the taste and the lack of fat in it, it's clearly not. What does the 46% mean? Is it a mix of soy milk and cow milk or something?
 
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ask the japs.
Japanese people have Aspergers and are anorexic. Even if I did manage to convey that I am looking for a gym with free weights, I doubt many of them would know what a barbell is, let alone know where a gym that has them is.
 
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Looks like I may have found a gym. There's a nice one at the University of Tsukuba where people practice Oly weightlifting, and there happened to be an English-speaking Prof. there. He said that technically non-students can't use it, but he'll talk to the administrator and see if he can make an exception for me :bowdown:

Now I need to try to find a nutrition store and a foam roller.
 
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So whey here is ungodly expensive... anyone ever tried shipping smartpowders abroad?

Just read that they only ship to the U.S., any places that sell cheap supps online ship abroad?
 
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oh yea, just head over to あなたは間抜け黒人です。
This is exactly what living here is like, fuck this shit. Cry me a river about local languages and cultures, a developed country should cater to English-speakers, especially one that is so concerned with being a prominent member of the world community, and failing so hard. I fucking wonder why.
 
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head to the red light district for some pusay
I prefer my vagina vertical

I am fully aware that this post makes it seem like I have a vagina that also happens to be able to switch orientation, deal with it.
 
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So why are you in Japan? Business? School? Pleasure?


oh yea, just head over to あなたは間抜け黒人です。



:rofl: This is my biggest fear when traveling to a country where I know little about the culture or language. Accidentally eating gross ass shit like testicle juice or placenta jerky without realizing it.
 
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So why are you in Japan? Business? School? Pleasure?






:rofl: This is my biggest fear when traveling to a country where I know little about the culture or language. Accidentally eating gross ass shit like testicle juice or placenta jerky without realizing it.
Business/school. I'm doing a short research fellowship for two months. Does it really sound like I'm here for pleasure? :rofl: Found a gym with barbells and a cage, going there right now, supposedly there's an English speaking staff member that's there from 9-5.

And food is really not that much of a problem, besides the cost. It's pretty easy to deduce what most stuff is. You can point at pictures at most restaurants, and I know the basics of Japanese cuisine so if I stick to the staples I'm not really at risk of eating dolphin anus.
 
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Jesus fucking Christ, fuck this place. So I went there just now to talk to the receptionist that speaks English. Saying that she speaks English is definitely being generous. I have to come back with my passport and two passport-sized photos. Fair enough. I also have to do a one hour orientation after I register and pay. OK fine.

Well, orientations are only at certain times of day each day. I keep asking her when I can do the orientation and she keeps repeating to me that I need to register first. I keep fucking telling her that I'm coming to register tomorrow, but I still want to know when I can do the orientation, but she can't get it through her thick fucking skull that I WANT TO KNOW WHEN I CAN ACTUALLY START USING THE GYM AND THAT'S WHY I WANT TO KNOW WHEN ORIENTATION IS. Well she says tomorrow is full, the orientation on Thursday she isn't going to be here for (oh, she's only there 9-5 M-F and she's the only English speaking staff member so I have to take off work to do the stupid orientation), and Friday is maybe full (Japanese people will say maybe a lot and it's impossible to get them to tell you why maybe, what the actual exact situation is). I notice that there's an orientation today during the day, so I ask her if I can come back today and register and do the orientation. Nope, you have to make an appointment for the orientation one day ahead of time :ugh::ugh::ugh:. It's already fucking on the schedule, is it really that hard for you to prepare to tell me how to use all this shit I already know about? Or are you just a typical Japanese drone and your brain can't comprehend operating slightly outside of standard procedure?

Also, the membership is fucking $85/mo and this isn't some baller gym with a pool or anything. They have a bunch of machines, a total of 3 barbells, a few benches and one cage. And from what I gather this is about standard price for a gym membership in Japan.
 
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