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Old 09-07-2009, 01:10 PM   #4
Lars Tore
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Note that 90kg of bumpers will get you up to 110kg total with the bar.
Thanks. Shame on me.
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First question: What are you going to do about strength work (squats and such)? 110kg will run out relatively quickly. Do you have metal plates or other options for squats and deadlifts?
My focus will be at the olympic lifts, but I think I have read that squat are recommended in the learning process. I don't have any metal plates either nor a squat stand.

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Second question: Why not the black bumpers instead of the colored bumpers?

If it were I, I'd consider the black bumper kilo set and add in the hi-temp 10lb (discontinued) bumper plates. Other options are:
The only kg black set I can find now at the pendlay site is 90 kg Kraiburg Bumper at $419. Then add a barbell at $299 and I end at $718. The color set with bumper are $719, so yes I can save a dollar.

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1) plywood plates as Garrett notes above
2) Use metal plates up to 40kg, and use blocks to start from the right height
3) Use metal plates and lift from the hang
Thanks to both of you. So it so not important to "bump" the barbell as part of the learning process?
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