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Forum: Equipment 02-20-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,032
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Need help with my Floor!

There is not, as I'm aware anyway, an easy solution. Living in an apartment, I've had people on the 3rd floor complain. In an unattached garage, the house next door. Vibration travels, apparently...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,482
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: What's a good price for 100 pound plates?

100 pounders can be a tough call. Depending on where you live, they can be hard to find. At the same time, they if you don't find the right person they can be hard to sell. Like said above, try to...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,765
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Garage Gym - Mats

You know the awkwardness of the mats make me think WOD. Maybe roll one up and run 400m. Drag one 100m. It could be interesting...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,787
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Opensource software for bar path tracking

THANKS... really cool stuff...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,731
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: DIY Battling Ropes work/family safe

search for manila rope. they will sell different lengths. synthetic I'm told will cut your hands. length wise the longer will give more resistance. i'm not...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,667
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: My Storage Unit Gym!!!!

I may be losing my garage and need to go that route. How do you handle no electricity? No music, fans, light? I'm most concerned about winter, I normally use lp heat, but need the door closed, and...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,575
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

The cheapest everclear type pure alcohol works great. Rubbing alcohol etc also works. It is in expo cleaner.
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 42,935
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Heavier than Sand for Sandbags?

This is what you want. Drive there in a nice car (so they don't think your going to sell it as scrap) and tell them what you need it for. They will either give it to you, or sell it cheap. Everything...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 27,682
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Weightlifting Shoe Sizes

I'm also curious as to how a weightlifting shoe should fit. Skin tight, like a wrestling shoe, or looser like a casual shoe? Some room at the toe, or no room?
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,755
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Any type of coating to place on tires to prevents black hands??

Actually, grip people sometimes use gloves to build grip strength. Try pinching lifting a couple plates with winter gloves on. A lot harder, and a different feel to it.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,196
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Looking for info on maintaining and purchasing spare parts for an Airdyne.

Personally, if the old monitor works, I'd stick with it. The digitals are nice, but they seem to go bad. Mine you can't see the whole number. I've noticed the same problem in various gyms. The old...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,755
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Any type of coating to place on tires to prevents black hands??

Not exactly what you may want, but....

Wash the tire at high pressure at the car wash and then scrub it down by hand using a high-powered cleaner containing bleach. You’ll never make a tire swing...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,156
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: horse stall mat question

People lifted for years with metal plates, before bumpers were developed. I guess they started by cutting up tires and glueing them to metal. A good bar will hold up fine. The reason for the...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,036
Posted By Roger Smith
the versatility of a tire

really cool video i saw on another forum...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,324
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Doubling up 1/2" stall mats

I don't know how much is needed. A lot depends on the amount of weight and how far you plan to drop, or don't plan and it just happens...

I will say, based totally on personal experience, 3/4 inch...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,746
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: homemade 40 lb med balls?

You can get lead tire weights at a tire store for free or really cheap. Drive there in a nice car and tell them what you want them for. If you drive a beater, they'll assume you are going to sell...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,690
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Please recommend a bed!

Well...if your short cash...

frame...wooden futon, found on move out day( however, I had the below on the floor for a year before I found it. Metal ones were a dime a dozen, but I needed to cut a...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,160
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Rotational training with olympic set

I've had pretty good luck just putting a couple 45 bumpers side by side, flat on the ground. Put the bar in the area where the 2 meet. If I'm doing high rep, I'll put a heavy dumbell on them, though...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,540
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: How to adjust the GHD machine?

This download would be a good start:

It's work safe and all..
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,022
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: wall/slam ball troubleshooting

The only thing I've found that is indestructible is a old tire. You can get them free at tire store, in various sizes and weights. Several companies are working on a ball that won't break, but I...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,987
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Dynamax Bitter at CrossFit?

IMO the best "ball" for slamming is a tire. I have one that's 11 pounds, one at 18 and one at 20. The heavier 2 are car tires. I think the smaller one is off one of those ?utility? vehicles, kind of...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,595
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Pullup bar/ring mount in apartment hallway?

I would run a 2X4 or 4X4 downward from under your 2X4 going to the ground.

Are you SURE this is going to be OK with the apt manager? Most if not all the places I've lived would be very very upset...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,501
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Tire Drag Sled - What's a good weight for it?

Like everyone said, I wouldn't cement it. Attach a board to it, so you can add stuff. I've heard you can even put upright pipes on it and use it as a Prowler.

The friction of the surface makes a...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,106
Posted By Roger Smith
Re: Homemade Peg Board

It's been on my project list for a LONG time. Anyway, sounds like a good plan. You do if possible, want to angle the holes about 10 degrees downward, so the peg won't slip out and make for a bad day....
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,973
Posted By Roger Smith
slam ball with a tire

Interesting idea. A tire would be nearly impossible to break, unlike med balls...
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