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Here we believe in having the best equipment available so we can produce the best strength athletes possible and also provide the greatest training experience we can for trainees, whatever their goals.

From our small beginnings 4 years ago with only five or six pieces of equipment, not enough plates and only a single barbell to the gym's name.
We have grown continuously and now our 300 square meter facility contains a fully equipped free-weight focused strength gym with all the powercages, speciality bars and a competition specific lifting platform that we need to support our expanding membership.

Furthermore what really seperates Iron Underground is the atmosphere.

Very few gyms have the authentic hard grit that IU does.

Mobile phones are disallowed while training, socializing is kept at a minimum and kept for before and after workouts so that the focus can be kept on your strength progression. Which let's face it should be the point we are here. To become stronger. Period

Here we keep it minimal. "Working out" isn't about being entertained or being nicely air conditioned or looking at yourself in mirrors to see if you are doing it right.

No. You will find yourself so damn focused on moving those weights that you couldnt care for entertainment. The exhilaration of becoming stronger and seeing more weight on the bar becomes more important. And those who seek it are training so lamely they may aswell not even bother.

Mirrors are not required because the lifts are treated as skills that are finely tuned and developed through feeling and knowing and actually developing the motor-skills to become proficient at the lifts and exercises. Feeling is knowing.

You will never rely on a mirror for the perfect deadlift or squat here.

Once inside I.U. you will never want to return to what the fitness industry has sadly become with its DJ's and everything BUT hard training.

This is the training culture we have created by work ethic and not marketing.

Become a part of our crew, become a member or train with one of our strength coach's and experience the benefits of our training culture and atmosphere that's essential to getting the most out of yourself.

 

EQUIPMENT

  • ELEIKO Powerlifting Squat stand & Bench Press

  • 2 lifting platforms made to IPF specifications for Powerlifting

  • Standing Chalk Bowls
  • 3 Powercages

  • 1 Hammerstrength Half Rack

  • Hammerstrength Leg Press

  • Hammerstrength Bench Press

  • Hammerstrength Back Extension

  • Hammerstrength Iso-Leg Curl

  • Hammerstrength Calf-Raise

  • 2 Imported EliteFTS Signature Competition Bench Press's
  • 2 Flat / Adjustable Benches

  • Decline Bench

  • Decline Bench Press

  • Incline Bench Press

  • Seated Shoulder Press

  • Glute Hamstring Developer

  • Reverse Hyper Machine

  • Seated Cable Row

  • Standing T-Bar Row

  • Standing Calf Raise Machine

 

BARBELLS

  • ELEIKO competition grade IPF approved powerlifting bar

  • IVANKO compeition grade IPF approved powerlifting bar

  • Texas Deadlift Bar

  • Texas Power Bar
  • Trap Deadlift Bar

  • Safety Squat Bar

  • EliteFTS Safety Squat / Yoke Bar
  • Watson Strength made Swiss Bar

  • 3 x Australian Barbell Powerlifting Bars

  • 1 x SMAI 1000kg Rated Power Bar
  • 2 ezy bars

 

DUMBBELLS AND PLATES ETC

  • Dumbbells up to 50kgs

  • Full set of IVANKO Chrome competition plates

  • Full set of IVANKO olympic metal plates

  • 1000's of KG's of Iron plates from Australian Barbell company

  • 40, 24 and 16KG pairs of lifting Chains

  • 2 Deadlift bar jacks  

  • Heaps of other gear required for true powerlifting training.

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What Our Members Say

"When I moved to Brisbane, I came as a wreck physically and emotionally, albeit an amateur sportsman and someone who had represented Australia at 2 World Championships, but I let it slip for a few years. I was 30, overweight at 116kg (bodyfat around 32-34), working too much and eating too much of the wrongs things to give my body any chance at improvement. Various elements in my world changed, and I sought to improve myself both emotionally and physically. I did some research, checked out a few gyms and “health clubs” only to find that they catered for the 95 percent of people who are happy to run on a treadmill for 30 minutes while having a chat. Not my style. I found Iron... "
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"When I moved to Brisbane, I came as a wreck physically and emotionally, albeit an amateur sportsman and someone who had represented Australia at 2 World Championships, but I let it slip for a few years. I was 30, overweight at 116kg (bodyfat around 32-34), working too much and eating too much of the wrongs things to give my body any chance at improvement. Various elements in my world changed, and I sought to improve myself both emotionally and physically. I did some research, checked out a few gyms and “health clubs” only to find that they catered for the 95 percent of people who are happy to run on a treadmill for 30 minutes while having a chat. Not my style. I found Iron Underground by chance, called up Paul and booked in for my first free trial session. He immediately came across as knowing his profession, identifying my weak points from years of inactivity and sporting injuries, and developed a plan for achieving my goals on the spot – I wanted to be leaner for summer, to not look out of place in a singlet for the first time in my life. 3 months later, and training with Paul 2-3 times a week, following a nutrition program specifically designed for me and my workout intensity, I was down to 220 bodyfat. Perfect, I thought. My goal was reached, I had dropped to 92 kg (a loss of 22kg of fat) and felt incredible. My physical weaknesses were nearly all fixed through a thorough regimen of work followed by more work. Little did I know, the bug had already bitten. I was becoming an addict and I asked Paul what I could do to drop down to about 150odyfat while increasing strength in the main lifts. I wanted to bench my bodyweight, deadlift 1.5 times my bodyweight and squat my bodyweight. In the following 6 months to July 2012 I have reached 3 out of 4, dropping to 16-17 bodyfat, putting on 8kg of muscle (up to 100kg) with a shoulder injury the only problem left for my benchpress goal to be met. In fact, my deadlift and squat have increased so much that I have already set another set of goals for them. By the time this Christmas comes around, I hope to be able to see an abdominal muscle for the first time ever. Can’t wait! We lift hard, and we lift smart. Every week for the last 9 months I have recorded a new personal best in at least one movement. EVERY WEEK. That, to me, is the sign of great training from a top trainer. Paul has taught me the building blocks of the big 4 power lifts, various elements of bodybuilding (as required for my own vanity), nutrition and supplementation, biomechanics and started me on a path of goal crushing personal development. My mind is clear, my body is clean and my life is unalterably changed. I don’t dread the gym, I look forward to it. I didn’t think I would, but I do. My motivation before every session is knowing that I will see an improvement in my body shape, physical strength and mental grit after every session, and believing that my goals are not only attainable, but a stepping stone to the next set of goals. Without a quality facility like Iron Underground, and a quality trainer like Paul, these results would be totally unattainable. Thanks mate. Aaron"
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- Aaron Machner
[Iron Underground trainee]
Latest Iron Underground Athletes Achievements
I.U Lifters at last comp: SSG Challenge March 2013

Name Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Wilks
1. Robert Barret 83 190 125 260 575 385.480
2. Ashley Dyball 83 BP - 140 - 140 98.590
3. Lauren Phillips 57 BP - 52.5 - 52.5 47.220
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Current I.U Australian Rankings

Ranking Name Class Total Wilks
9th . Robert Barrett 98 635 Elite II 403.352
8th Overall . Sarah Petchell 72 407.5 Elite I 401.673
13 Overall . Natalie Salm 57 325 Elite I 389.220
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