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Old 09-06-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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kg vs. lbs? G2S Kilo Bumpers (IWF colors) vs. Rogue Hi-Temps, etc...

I am interested in any experience or opinions on the Garage Gym Store bumpers, particularly the kilo olympic bumper set in IWF colors:

http://www.theg2scart.com/140KG_G2S_...s-140kgset.htm (wfs)

I use Rouge Hi-Temps at my affiliate and like them for all the reasons discussed in other threads. For use in my home, though, I am leaning towards colored bumpers.

Any thoughts on kg vs. lbs.?
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:04 AM   #2
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Re: kg vs. lbs? G2S Kilo Bumpers (IWF colors) vs. Rogue Hi-Temps, etc...

If you ever want to compete in weightlifting, buy KGs.

It is also much easier to work out in KGs. It is very easy to make 10kg changes, the numbers are just easier to work with. I like the colored plates to because if you ever video the lift, you can easily tell what is on the bar. It is even easier if the plates are in KGs.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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Angry Re: kg vs. lbs? G2S Kilo Bumpers (IWF colors) vs. Rogue Hi-Temps, etc...

I purchased the 140KG G2S in March of this year. I figured it was a deal but only after I did MchGee did I realize that the 25kg bumpers were warped, one much more then the other so my advance is go with Rogue. My next purchase will be with them, you won't beat the quality of their products for the price its worth it.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:30 AM   #4
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Re: kg vs. lbs? G2S Kilo Bumpers (IWF colors) vs. Rogue Hi-Temps, etc...

Thank you, Paul, great points.

Chris, sorry to hear. Did you contact the company about this? Could it have been just an isolated problem?
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:09 PM   #5
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Re: kg vs. lbs? G2S Kilo Bumpers (IWF colors) vs. Rogue Hi-Temps, etc...

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Any thoughts on kg vs. lbs.?
Strong thoughts, yes.

Kilo weight come in nice, round numbers. The international standard for color coding is also for kilos - green means 1x, yellow means 15x, blue means 2x, red means 25x, white means 5x. This means that a gym that uses color coded weights in kilos has much much much fewer misloads.

Pound plates come in a bizarre mix of kilo and pounds anyway so even if you want to by pounds you're going to get kilos, i.e. 45 lb. bars and plates are really just relabeled 20 kilo bars and plates. So why not just go all metric?

The very best equipment comes in kilos, because that's the international standard. Once you start buying bars and plates in pounds, you'll find it financially impossible to ever upgrade to kilos.

Oly meets are in kilos, as are almost all international powerlifting meets (even though they report the results in pounds the the weights are in increments of 2.5 kilos. For example, Shane Hamman's 1,008.61 lb. squat was really a 457.5kg. squat) Lifters who want to dabble in competing get totally thrown off by the kilo weights come meet day.

If you are used to lifting in kilos at home you'll have little trouble converting your prs to pounds. Double the number and add 10 percent. Easy, you can do that in your head. If you only know your prs in pounds, you'll need a calculator to figure out how much that is in kilos.

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Old 09-07-2010, 01:27 PM   #6
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Re: kg vs. lbs? G2S Kilo Bumpers (IWF colors) vs. Rogue Hi-Temps, etc...

Americans and their silly units of measurement...
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:43 PM   #7
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Re: kg vs. lbs? G2S Kilo Bumpers (IWF colors) vs. Rogue Hi-Temps, etc...

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Americans and their silly units of measurement...


we use both metric and standard... it is the rest of the world being obstinate - refusing to recognize/use ounces and pounds!

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I know, huh?

When I was in elementary school they told all the kids the U.S. is committed to going totally metric. That was 1969. I was ready then. I'm still waiting.

If the U.S. Army can teach a bunch of know-nothing grunts in boot camp how to use the metric system HOW HARD CAN IT BE???? EVEN OUR DRUG DEALERS HAVE FIGURED OUT METRIC IS BETTER!!!!

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Re: kg vs. lbs? G2S Kilo Bumpers (IWF colors) vs. Rogue Hi-Temps, etc...

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we use both metric and standard...
Hey Sean, how many grams of fat are there in a pound of bacon? :stir:
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Hey Sean, how many grams of fat are there in a pound of bacon? :stir:
Good question, but you should ask Skibicki or Renee Lee - they are better versed in the Bacon Arts than I am.

I'd have to give you a dumb guess like 90% of the grams by total weight are fat grams. 452.8 grams in a pound, so 407.52 grams of fat in a pound of bacon.
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