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Old 09-07-2009, 02:36 PM   #5
Arien Malec
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Originally Posted by Lars Tore View Post
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.
Squatting is vitally important, unless you already have a huge strength base. Without a squat stand, you will be reduced to doing front squats with weights you can clean, or to doing zerchers.

Budget for some squat stands as well.

Given your questions, you should probably consider coaching. Job #1 should be to find yourself a coach, who hopefully comes with a gym you can lift at.


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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.
http://www.pendlaybarbell.com/wesewecbupl.html

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Thanks to both of you. So it so not important to "bump" the barbell as part of the learning process?
I'm not understanding this.
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