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Old 05-29-2007, 06:50 AM   #1
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Does anyone, who is married, take off their wedding band during lifting? I've been married for about a month and my ring is looking like it has been 5 years.

Any other suggestions to prevent further damage?

I've just gotta believe Dan John has an answer to this.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:16 AM   #2
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I don't wear mine to workout either.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:17 AM   #3
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that's a tough one. We have 1-2 wedding sets forgotten at the gym each week...I have though about ransoming them back to the owners but threat of death has prevented that action.

Dont loose the ring!
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:39 AM   #4
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I lifted once with my wedding band on. Scratched the crap out of my ring and it was also uncomfortable. Now I always take it off and throw it on my watch band, my wife only minds if I forget to put the ring back on after I leave the gym (which only happened once).
I do the exact same thing. The knurling on the bars at my gym are pretty aggressive. If I kept my ring on, it would be completely chewed away by now.

A couple of times I've left my watch at home and just left the ring in a locker with everything else, but that makes me a bit nervous.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:12 AM   #5
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I take mine off and hide it in the car. If I forget, I simply put it in my pocket during the workout. If you're worried about it falling out, I suggest pockets with zippers.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:21 AM   #6
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The shorts I wear to workout have a drawstring waist and I tie it to the shorts, if I am wearing board shorts I will tie into one of my shoestrings.

Can't forget to put it back on if it is part of the the required actions to get undressed.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:21 AM   #7
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I take mine off and string it on my shoelaces. Then I double knot.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:39 AM   #8
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The shorts I wear to workout have a drawstring waist and I tie it to the shorts, if I am wearing board shorts I will tie into one of my shoestrings.

Can't forget to put it back on if it is part of the the required actions to get undressed.
This method has also worked for me in the past when I've forgotten my watch.
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Old 05-29-2007, 03:46 PM   #9
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What we did at CCF was to install a valuables shelf in plain view inside the gym.

One shelf for watches
One for wallets
One for weding bands

we have only had someone forget their bands once then we installed the shelves and it didn't happen after that. It worked well! Unfortunately we don't have a gym at this point so now people are on their own.
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:37 PM   #10
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I take mine off. I had the diamond in mine fall out (never found it). Luckily it was really small and my wife is SUPER understanding. I workout at home so loosing it is not really a problem anymore. It did casue a big callus where the ring is when I did leave it on.
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