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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,442
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Source for heavier dumbbells??

Hi Brendan,

Start searching locally through Craigslist then google based on your location. I've been sellin equipment since the 90's and the number of used equipment providers in the Northeast...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,981
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Using Bands for Doorway Pullup bar, safe?

Mauricio,

Thank you for saving me much typing. While the band does increase the force/velocity of the assent this is counterbalanced by the users weight. I have used this exact set up for years...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-31-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,702
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Tips on making horse stall mats stay...

What type of flooring is under the mats? Also what size are they and how thick?

Tom
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-31-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,340
Posted By Tom Taylor
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-24-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,170
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Opening a Box Opportunity

HA! Now that's funny! :rofl:
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,765
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Vest

James,

That looks like a solid pack. The friction and impact from the plates moving around are what wear out backpackes more than the weight, assuming it's a decent quality pack. I used to wrap...
Forum: Starting 04-17-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,655
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Just an introduction!

Hi Viola,

First of all welcome and congratulations on getting started with your program.

Set reasonable goals for yourself, don't overdo it, read a lot and ask a lot of questions. The keys to...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,765
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Vest

Hey Ryan,

My experience has been that if you're looking for a weight vest in the 50-65lb range and you're going to be moving around a lot and want it to fit well you are looking at $250+. If...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,898
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Rogue spotter arm modification

Great idea Dan! I just did something similar with my kettle bell rack.

Tom
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,553
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Bump belt- Strap on bumpers for iron plates

Sherm,

Love the idea! I have a couple thoughts if your interested in hearing them send me a private message.

Tom
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,984
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Force USA Squat Stands

James,

There are a few adjustable squat stands on the market that are available in the USA, including the adjustable width. What is it about the Force USA brand that you like?
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-24-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,933
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Rough Floor and Rubber Mats

JV,

Depending on the size of the space and lease terms you may want to consider rolled rubber flooring. If the lease allows for it I would see if you could get an estimate from a local installer....
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,703
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Seams between stall mats & stall mats moving

Hi Ken,

I second the double sided carpet/flooring tape as mentioned above. This is what we use when not glueing the flooring down. It works best with rolled rubber flooring but will work with...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,065
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Competition Kettle bells

Hi Mark,

We stock the Muscle Drive Competition Kettlebells in CT & Western MA. Shoot me a PM with the sizes you're looking for and if you'd like to set up a time to try them out in our West...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,952
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Lifting on uneven ground

Yes, I was thinking either a frame of 2x4's or 2x6's. 2x6's might make it easier to come out level depending on the size of the platform 8'x6' or 8'x8' and amount of the drop off. Hard to tell from...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,952
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Lifting on uneven ground

First question: Are you looking to build a semi-permanent structure or does it have to be portable since you're in an appartment. Meaning do you have to take the platform inside after every workout?...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,382
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Weighted PVC for Oly Technique

+1 for this idea.

Although, here's a little lesson I learned the hard way. Way back when we first started our affiliate we were running classes out of a local park. Picture this: I've got some...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,664
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Would you trust this power rack?

Mike,

Your dad was right on the money! I have been selling fitness equipment for over 15 years and training clients for a few years longer than that, and I can tell you that you get what you pay...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,664
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Would you trust this power rack?

Mike,

What's your overall budget? I always tell people if you have a "I need blank today" budget make a list then revise it a couple times. If you have a list of "must have over time" things go...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 25,465
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: "Battle" ropes

Regarding what Nalin just said, it is way worse with the battling/conditioning rope drills. We used to anchor the manilla ropes to either the octagon or the bag stand and the friction made a HUGE...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,040
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Similar affiliate name?

I would email affiliate support and asks them how they are handling this situation. I'm sure with the growth of CF this is a fairly common situation. I know when we first affiliated using state names...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,664
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Would you trust this power rack?

Mike,

Based on the package price it may look like a good deal but looking at the quality I'd say it's overpriced. It's not a c channel frame like suggested but it's definitely a low quality(thin...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 25,465
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: "Battle" ropes

1 1/2 inches and 45 to 50 feet is a great place to start. I'd look at Poly ropes with Poly ends like we have here...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,760
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Top priority items for home gym next

If you're asking to have the list put in order of importance I have a couple questions...
What is your budget?
What type of training are you doings?
By rope, do you mean jump rope?

Tom
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,825
Posted By Tom Taylor
Re: Rolling whiteboard

Check out these chalkboard plans (http://http://www.ehow.com/how_8661333_make-rollaway-chalkboard.html). Link is WFS

Just replace the chalkboard with melamine board from Lowes or Home Depot or...
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