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Old 01-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #11
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More stuff!






I've just got the mats laid out that like that until I can get around to making an actual platform. The York bar is nice. There are a few small dings in it, but the knurling is mostly intact in the outer edges (where the bench supports are, and where most bars feel slick as ice). Naturally, I've put some athletic tap on the rack to prevent the knurling from wearing down further. Paid $200 for the rack, and while I know I'll have to upgrade eventually, it'll suffice for now. It's about 6.5' tall with 1' spotter bars. I didn't realize it was that small from the ad posted on it, but now I'm sort of glad it was, since anything slightly bigger wouldn't have fit in my car. I jumped around a bit on the spotter bars, and they didn't flex at all (~200lbs bodyweight), so I figure they can hold a 405lb squat, which is all I'll be needing for the next year. It also has the locking saber-style spotter bars and bar-pins I like.

When I go to upgrade, I'll look into buying something from the big-brand names.

The Concept 2 bungee was loose, and still is a bit, even after I cut it down by about 2 feet, but I'll replace it soon. Only costs $5 to do it.


Derek, sorry for the thread hijack. I'm just a bit overenthusiastic.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:25 AM   #12
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Nice.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:57 AM   #13
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No hijack at all. I hoped everyone would share their gyms.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:19 AM   #14
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very nice setup
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #15
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Updates. The platform is 6x8' with a birch cent strip, and still needs to have the mats trimmed to fit, and then have everything screwed in together. 300kg of bumpers, a set of 1kg rule iron plates, a Pendlay 20kg bar, and a Pendlay 15kg Economy bar should be shipping out next week. The bars currently shown are a Pendlay 20kg Economy, York Powerbar, random chrome bar, and 1.9" OD black pipe barbell and dumbbell.




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Old 02-12-2009, 09:35 PM   #16
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awesome setup man. Mine is going to look very similar.

How are you liking the econo bar? Nice C2 rower by the way.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:47 PM   #17
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The bar is great. I've already written a shpeal on it, so feel free to read up.
http://patrickhdonnelly.blogspot.com...ar-review.html
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:39 AM   #18
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Awesome pics of the garage gyms, guys.

Derek, I hate to harsh your mellow, but your sweat angel is weirding me out.

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Old 02-13-2009, 08:53 AM   #19
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That's funny, Gant.

Patrick, just curious, is this an alternative application of student loan $$?

I know that's how I got my first sets of KBs...
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:04 AM   #20
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hmm the comparrison cannot be denied there
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