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Old 05-13-2008, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default $50 at Sports Authority... WWGED?

Okay, I managed to score a $50 gift card to Sports Authority. Drove down, asked them if they had abmats, no go. Asked them if they had rings, no go. Asked them if they had bands for pullup assistance, nada. Looked for Nike Frees, nope. So all they had that I was mildly interested in was a pullup bar (but I think I'd rather save up for rings since I can't even do a pullup yet), some special pullup handle thingies (not sure how necessary this is) and some watches. Then I started looking at Timex but of course they were expensive.

I do grappling and sometimes Muay Thai at this great MMA gym I go to, and they have all the equipment I need for my regular weight training too (which is from the New Rules of Lifting For Women), and I already have a med ball etc. so can't think of anything I really need/want other than the things they don't have. (They do have hex dumbbells and kettlebells, but I'd rather wait and get more and better elsewhere.)

Any suggestions? Anyone familiar with their wares?

Let me know if you have ideas before I spend all my money on pink Under Armour shirts.
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:32 AM   #2
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Ha, the first thing I thought was clothes?

I haven't been to a Sports Authority in a long time and looking at how I workout now I can't think of what I'd get there other than workout clothes. Most of the stuff I'd want you can only get online.

Sorry this isn't much help!
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:14 AM   #3
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Allen is dead on in regards to workout stuff. I would use it for fishing or camping gear.

How do you like the NROL for Women? I bought it for my wife and she has started reading it and using some of the stuff.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:47 AM   #4
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Gant will kick my ass for saying this:

I'd buy me some board shorts!
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:38 AM   #5
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Gant will kick my ass for saying this:

I'd buy me some board shorts!
Dammit! I was going to suggest grabbing a handful of the $5.99 cotton shorts and some 3/$10 t-shirts.

On a sadder note, the elastic and lining is coming out of my 9-year old swim trunks. I'm going to have to do something about it. I went to the store the other day and all they had was f'n board shorts. I thought about you when I tried the damn things on (which was even more upsetting). If they fat in the ass and thighs, they're too loose in the waist (no elastic band). If they fit in the waist...well, I couldn't get them over my legs. You're a lot bigger than I am; how do you wear these damn things?

I hate style.
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Dammit! I was going to suggest grabbing a handful of the $5.99 cotton shorts and some 3/$10 t-shirts.

On a sadder note, the elastic and lining is coming out of my 9-year old swim trunks. I'm going to have to do something about it. I went to the store the other day and all they had was f'n board shorts. I thought about you when I tried the damn things on (which was even more upsetting). If they fat in the ass and thighs, they're too loose in the waist (no elastic band). If they fit in the waist...well, I couldn't get them over my legs. You're a lot bigger than I am; how do you wear these damn things?

I hate style.
Am I the only person that thinks it's mildly disturbing that you thought about Leo while trying on shorts?

I too have this problem with board shorts though, if they fit in the waist I'm practically immobile, forget about swimming. If they are loose on my legs then waist is huge.
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How do you like the NROL for Women? I bought it for my wife and she has started reading it and using some of the stuff.
I like it because it starts off super easy and I'm going to be really ramping up my MMA over the summer, so it's perfect.
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:28 AM   #8
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yoga/stretch mat, athletic tape, ab wheel, resistance bands, pullup bar (how better to learn to do one than when you have it in your face at home every day?)... that's all I can think of besides apparel, which can be fun.
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Get some UA sandals....most comfortable things I wear all day during the summers....
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They did have chalk, which is cool. I already have an ab wheel, but I'm weak!! lol. I looked at the resistance bands but put 'em back on the shelf...
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