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Old 12-14-2008, 07:09 PM   #11
Michael Manisca
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Re: dropping iron plates? on sand and mat

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Bumper plates are just too damn expensive. I know I have better things to buy than designer weight lifting equipment.
Bumper plates are designer weight lifting equipment now?
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:52 PM   #12
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Re: dropping iron plates? on sand and mat

Rehash: lift using what you have, try to control the bar as much as possible, do whatever you have to do to make it work, but eventually get some bumpers. Niiiiicccceeeee.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:59 AM   #13
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Re: dropping iron plates? on sand and mat

Dropping anything heavy on something that can move in any way will result in the moveable moving...
I tried slam-ball on packed gravel (3 years with a school bus parked on it) with a 3/4" stall mat over top and ended up with a 5" deep dent in the gravel after a mere 100-200 slams with a 20# sand-filled DIY med-ball.
I did my outside platform with the standard construction (2 layers 3/4" plywood with 3/4" stall mat/plywood top sheets), overtop pallets. The pallets seem to even out the ground by averaging it out, and keeps it off the ground so it doesn't rot. I have york bumpers and bars...
It make lots of noise
The neighbours have yet to say anything directly to me...
But it's a small town, and people talk. Especially when the half naked dude is slamming ****. Basicly, i couldn't have make a louder set up...
I like the bolted-carpet with rubber top set-up mentioned in the thread...might be a nice portable pseudo-platform for travel (to the track or something).
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