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Old 09-17-2008, 10:41 AM   #11
Geoff Pitluck
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Re: Garage Gym equipment for 2

<I have cheap spring clamps which I curse at like a sailor whenever I have to use them and muscle clamps which are like butter to use and I love. I would get more if I had the money.>

Agreed, the muscle clamps are easier to use, but I don't think you want to drop a bar from overhead when using the muscle clamps. Better to use the spring clamps when doing Olympic lifts with bumper plates for intentional (or accidental) drops. Sounds like a great lift. Enjoy!
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oops..a great "list"
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:22 PM   #13
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So are you saying muscle clamps will not hold the weights if I dump them? Haven't had to yet. Nice to know if that is the case, that they cannot withstand that? I will suck it up and use the stupid spring clamps if I have to. Not using anything as some have suggested doesn't seem prudent, too much stuff around to have bumpers potentially flying around on the loose.
Boy for what they cost I would not expect them to fail.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:50 AM   #14
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So are you saying muscle clamps will not hold the weights if I dump them? Haven't had to yet. Nice to know if that is the case, that they cannot withstand that? I will suck it up and use the stupid spring clamps if I have to. Not using anything as some have suggested doesn't seem prudent, too much stuff around to have bumpers potentially flying around on the loose.
Boy for what they cost I would not expect them to fail.
I have the muscle clamps and have never had them fail. That being said, they will slip a little bit (about 1" max is the most I've noticed) if you REPEATEDLY drop/dump the bar. Yeah, its a little obnoxious, especially with how $$ they are, but it hasn't made me go out and get new clamps yet.
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