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Old 07-16-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

As we get more feedback from people using them in our gym, I'll post them up. But for now, I thought I'd leave you with these videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F6ow7MuPaA (WFS)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD8I0yMnOxg (WFS)

Initial impressions:
These blocks are rock solid as they are HEAVY. As of right now, they're bolted into the ground just to keep them more stable. Though honestly, they don't really move much as long as they're on a flat, hard surface. If they're not bolted down, it's actually not too hard to adjust the legs for height with only one person.

They're a little loud as any jerk blocks would be. We put a 3/8" layer of rubber mats on them and it reduced the sound quite a bit. Regardless, this is one solid piece of equipment. As you saw in the (2nd) video. We had 170kg (374lb) jerks done on them with zero issues.

We'll get more videos posted with heavier weights as time goes by throughout our training cycles. Huge thanks to Rogue.

Please post up questions if you have any.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #2
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Re: Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

How easily do they go from a jerk height to say a hip height for working on snatch or clean?
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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Re: Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

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How easily do they go from a jerk height to say a hip height for working on snatch or clean?
They don't drop that low. I believe they're making separate pulling blocks for that purpose but I'll let Bill chime in on that.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Re: Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

Jeremy

1) Yes there will be pulling blocks as a separate unit.

I don't think we could make it so you could pop the top off and have that as the pulling block but we will certainly try it.

2) The original blocks we made had the rubber tiles in them and they were pretty quiet. Having to buy tiles is a pain so we tried this. I agree with you they make some noise, we can probably toss in the rubber tops

Great feedback thanks!

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:27 PM   #5
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Re: Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

OK, heres my situation. I train firemen, nurses, cops and kids. I would love to have a set of jerk blocks, but the price is so high. I understand material costs are high, just the wood alone is well over $500 to build them yourself. I guess my question in the end, is would an Econ version in metal be reasonable? I have learned to never go CHEAP, I have also learned Rogue never under engineers, so if its possible I am in!!!
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:55 AM   #6
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Re: Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

Any update on these? I know with the Arnold and the Games not too far off that Rogue is working on that stuff, but just curious if these were going to happen anytime soon.

I have been thinking of ways to make a modular set for pull/jerk in one if I end up building myself since I have limited space at home.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:56 PM   #7
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Re: Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

We finally finished them up. The final weight of each jerk block was 265LBS.

Every time we tested them we added a support to address some of the issues Jeremy brought up.

Changes made from OG to Current:

1) Rubber added to top

2) Supports welded under formed top

3) Holes added so that plate storage could be put on base

4) Moved to heavy gauge steel

Basically we made mods for every issue Jeremy had.

All that meant we went from 200 to 265LBS of steel per block. The cost to make them was higher than I would have liked but they are a tank for sure.

Pretty sure if you get a set they will last for a very very long time

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Old 02-07-2014, 07:58 PM   #8
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Re: Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

Do you guys have an anticipated release date yet?
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:24 AM   #9
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Re: Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

Will

We launched them this week: http://www.roguefitness.com/metal-jerk-blocks.php wfs

After using metal vs wood, my personal preference are the wood for ease of moving around, changing height etc.

Let me know if you have any other questions

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Old 02-08-2014, 08:41 AM   #10
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Re: Rogue Prototype Metal Jerk Blocks

Are the wood blocks sealed in anyway? I'm working out in my garage in columbia, south carolina, and during the summer humidity is our chief natural resources, so i don't want to spend money on wooden jerk blocks just to have them warp.
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