Home   |   Contact   |   Help   |   Mobile
olympic weightlifting, weightlifting, snatch, clean, jerk

Program Help | Exercise Demos | Programs

weight lifting, Olympic weightlifting, strength and conditioning, fitness, crossfit, Workout, training program - Catalyst Athletics
Kara back squat
Friday December 17 2010

Rest Day

Questions? Get answers here or post in comments.
Print Friendly and PDF

keith fine 1 | 2010-12-17
Looking to purchase a lifting platform for my gym.I need a good source that won't break the bank,any help would be greatly appreciated
Greg Everett 2 | 2010-12-17
Keith - Your local hardware/lumber store. Don't buy a platform. Get 4 1/2" or 3/4" sheets of plywood (4x8'), one 4x8' sheet of 3/4" MDF (these actually come in 49 x 97", so you'll need to trim an inch off each dimension). Then get a 4x8 sheet of 3/4" rubber horse stall matting from a ranch supply store. Lay down 2 sheets of plywood to create an 8x8' square, then lay the next two on top perpendicular to the first layer. Screw all together. Cut the rubber mat in half length-wise (i.e. create two 2'x8' strips) and screw them into the plywood on either side - I suggest only screwing in the corners. Then stick the MDF in the middle and screw it down. Should be able to get this done for no more than $150 or so.
Leave a Comment


Shop Catalyst Athletics Store: Weightlifting books, dvds, articles, equipment

Books  |  Video & DVDs  |  Posters  |  Equipment  |  Product Packages  |  Clothing & Merchandise  |  Supplements  |  Digital Products  |  American Weightlifting  |  Seminars & Certifications

Werksan Training Set
Werksan Training Set
The Kono Project DVD - Men & Women
The Kono Project DVD - Men & Women
Cooking for Health & Performance Volume 2 [E-Book]
Cooking for Health & Performance Volume 2 [E-Book]
Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections
Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections
Get Our Newsletter

Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics AND get a free issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Search Workouts

Workouts Menu

Training Home
Program Help
Tomorrow's Workout
Exercise Demos
Training Cycles
Text Only
Starter Program
Training Cycles

View Training by Date

Get Our Newsletter

Funny Crossfit Shirts
The largest variety of funny crossfit shirts for guys and girls.

Advertise With Us
Subscribe to the Performance Menu Magazine
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get training tips and Catalyst news AND get a free issue of the Performance Menu journal.


Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Weightlifting Programming: A Winning Coach's guide by Bob Takano
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
Products & Services
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator