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Old 03-23-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
Jason Duran
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Hi guys new to this board, I just set up my home garage gym, let me know what you think of it...

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Old 03-23-2007, 11:13 AM   #2
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Simple, effective, looks good. Some may suggest to lose the mirror, does more harm than good, but to each their own.

Welcome to the best forum topic "equipment"
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:34 AM   #3
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I concur. Good work. Yes, some may suggest to lose the mirror. However, there's nothing wrong with ocassionaly checking out the "pipes." :-D

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Old 03-23-2007, 11:36 AM   #4
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thanks guys, I use the mirror more to seee my form on lifts than to flex, LOL
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:50 AM   #5
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Nice setup Jason. I had almost the exact type equipment when I started my garage gym. The mirror is great shadowboxing, throws off my center of gravity lifting but thats just me...
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:12 PM   #6
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Rob,
It's funny that you mention that mirrors through off your center of gravity.

When I competed in power lifting, I had the same problem. I remember going to train at gyms other than I was accustomed and having to put up towels over the squat or power racks to block the mirror so I could concentrate.

Now, I just stare at my red wrinkled forehead. I've grown accustomed to it. Because of that, I may need to add some mirrors to my own gym. But that will be way down the road.

Oh yeah, flexing is not an option for me anymore. One, I'm pretty ugly. Two, I always wear two shirts (tank under a xxxl t-shirt) and sweat pants when I train. Under the sweats I wear my rehband warm pants, tommy kono bands, and a neophrene back support. Rarely do I wear shorts. But when I do, I do give them the ocassional flex. Ya baby.

My muscles aren't pretty. They're just effective. :-D

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Old 03-31-2007, 05:26 PM   #7
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Just finished my platform. Only cost $160 and my time. Open to any constructive criticism. http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/39106.jpg
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:30 PM   #8
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Nate,
Looks like a fine platform. Mine appears to be the same size. Nicely done. I live in upstate NY and have to take mine apart in winter so that we can actually use the garage. They're heavy SOB's, huh? Hang some rings and you're set.
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:51 PM   #9
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Nathan, is that a 36" jump box? Is there anything under the plywood, support-wise (like a frame), or is it just the plywood screwed and glued?
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:55 AM   #10
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Nathan, what all went into the construction of the platform to ring up a $160 bill?
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