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Old 01-03-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Garage Gym Flooring

I am in the process of putting together my garage gym and picked up the 4'x6' rubber horse stall mats from Tractor Supply Co. Do you think I need any reinforcement (such as plywood) under the mats to protect the concrete floor of my garage or will the rubber mats work? I will be using bumper plates and dropping as much as 185-205 at times from overhead.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: Garage Gym Flooring

Even if just for the fun and coolness factor, I'll most likely end up building one of these (wfs) when I finally get around to outfitting my own garage.

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:51 PM   #3
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well, it wouldnt hurt. You could always go with some 4'/8' OSB board, its pretty cheap.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:55 AM   #4
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I am in the process of putting together my garage gym and picked up the 4'x6' rubber horse stall mats from Tractor Supply Co. Do you think I need any reinforcement (such as plywood) under the mats to protect the concrete floor of my garage or will the rubber mats work? I will be using bumper plates and dropping as much as 185-205 at times from overhead.
Why would you ever drop anything from overhead instead of bringing it down to the floor in a controlled manner?
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Why would you ever drop anything from overhead instead of bringing it down to the floor in a controlled manner?
I hope this was a joke....
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:29 AM   #6
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Re: Garage Gym Flooring

I have been using just the 4x6 stall mats from tractor supply for a while now, directly on concrete, no plywood, etc. No issues at all with plenty of dumping 200+. Don't waste your time or money.
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Why would you ever drop anything from overhead instead of bringing it down to the floor in a controlled manner?
seriously???
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seriously???

There seems to be some confusion over my post so let me rephrase.

By "drop anything overhead", I mean basically letting go of a bar that is chest high or higher and letting it freefall and hit the ground without controlling the bar on the descent.
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There seems to be some confusion over my post so let me rephrase.

By "drop anything overhead", I mean basically letting go of a bar that is chest high or higher and letting it freefall and hit the ground without controlling the bar on the descent.
Have you watched any of the WODs? Or seen anyone fail on a lift?
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Have you watched any of the WODs? Or seen anyone fail on a lift?
We are not talking about people failing on a lift. Obviously that is a different scenario Mark.

Yes I've watched the WOD's. I've even done them myself over the last few years. What is your point? Perhaps you should check out the exercise demos on the crossfit website. Most of them do a good job of showing how to lower the bar in a controlled manner. I've also been to Rippetoe's seminar, and know his thoughts on how to control the bar.
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