​STRONGEST gym in tallahassee

  1. Why CCB?  Our members understand the value in the time spent under the bar. At CCB we strive to help our members train consistently and make continuous progress. Unlike commercial gyms, our priority is to cultivate a community of like-minded lifters and to give them a gym to call home. All lifters willing to work hard are welcome, from the inexperienced to the seasoned vet. Though we are a bare essentials gym, outfitted almost entirely with free weights, we provide only highest quality barbells, plates, squat racks, benches, and platforms (and chalk!) to aide you in achieving your goals. 
  2. Why do you predominantly use free weights?  Free weight movements are traditionally more functional than machine training. They allow for a greater range of motion and activation of stabilizer muscles. Free weights appropriately increase the work done by your body, and are more effective for your time spent lifting. Additionally, certain barbell movements, like the squat, can be standardized and used as measurements of progress. This is not so easy to do with machines, because you can't carry a multi-station cable crossover unit with you wherever you go. You can squat, bench, and deadlift just about anywhere...in case you feel inclined to prove "Do you even lift?"

  3. I just want to be toned. Why do I need to do resistance training? The concept of "toned" is, in itself, a misnomer. To be toned simply means to have a greater ratio of muscle to fat. Inducing lean muscle mass growth through resistance training is the most effective way to improve your muscle to fat ratio.

  4. What is powerlifting?  Powerlifting is a competitive sport wherein the main objective is to amass the greatest total in all three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. In competition, a lifter gets three attempts at each lift. The single heaviest weight successfully lifted goes towards the total. The lifter competes in weight classes, so the highest total in a weight class determines the winner of that weight class. 

  5. What is olympic lifting? Olympic weightlifting is a competitive sport wherein the main objective is to lift the single heaviest weights in the snatch and clean & jerk. As in powerlifting, lifters get three attempts at each lift; the highest total for both of the lifts determines the winner. Olympic weightlifting is also divided according to weight classes.

  6. What is the goal of CCB? Our goal is to offer a training environment like no other in Tallahassee. At CCB, we want to provide a place where lifting enthusiasts feel welcomed and at home. We cater to a specific type of individual: one who is willing to put in the time and hard work to achieve his or her goals.​​