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Old 01-24-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
Andrew Norelli
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bumper plates/mats/garage floor

So i'm looking at buying a rubber bumper plate set and I was curious on a few things

would it be bad to drop these weights on my garage floor which is concrete

and if so

what's the best place to buy rubber mats because i've noticed they're pretty pricey.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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Andrew, that's no problem - that's what they're made for. Dropping your bumper plates from shoulder height is totally okay.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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Re: bumper plates/mats/garage floor

I was looking to buy a bumper set for the summer time to work out on the grass outside or cement. How pricey are these sets? is there a decent quality set thats not overly expensive?
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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Re: bumper plates/mats/garage floor

David- Thanks a lot for the advice.. that will definitely save me money on mats

Chris- I'm not to sure exactly how much the sets cost because i'm looking at a total package to buy for my garage. heres the link to a great website i found, you may know of it though

http://www.nuerafitness.com/products/The-Elite.html (WFS)
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:29 AM   #5
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:10 AM   #6
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Re: bumper plates/mats/garage floor

There are numerous threads on prefered vendors around here. Go with Rogue Fitness, Christian's Fitness Factory, Again Faster, etc. and you can't go wrong.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:18 AM   #7
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what's the best place to buy rubber mats because i've noticed they're pretty pricey.
Horse supply type stores. What you want are horse stall mats. They are usually 4' x 6' and 3/4" thick heavy duty rubber. The pricing varies, but $40 per 4x6 mat is common. These mats are made for 1,500+ lbs horses and you can be sure they can take bumpers dropping on them.

Tractor Supply Co. (WFS) is one example. They have quite a few stores around the US. If none are near you, try searching for "Horse supplies" or "tack store" in your area.

Most will say that it is fine to drop bumpers on concrete, and they are probably right. If you are worried about your foundation, then get a pair of horse stall mats and you should have no worries.
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I hate to do this because I don't want to come off as defamatory, but I have to say be careful ordering from Bert and Kettlebellking.com. Although I personally received the order I placed 7 months ago (a little delayed) I have had several people tell me that they are still waiting on their orders months later and are having to dispute charges with their CC companies as Bert is not returning calls or e-mails.

I remember not too long ago there was a thread where he came in and mentioned he had just had his first baby and was in the process of moving his facility etc. etc. but that was awhile ago and up until 2 weeks ago I know at least one person was still having serious issues with him and hadn't yet received their order.
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