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Old 09-11-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Cheap, yet nice training plates

I found 18 inch "Pine Rounds" at Home Depot that make great Oly training plates. All I had to do was use a hole saw to cut 2 in holes in the center.

I originally was going to get a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood - yet the Pine Rounds worked perfectly, and look great! Cost was a bit more, at $11.92 a piece.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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Re: Cheap, yet nice training plates

Nice! Good post! Have you weighed them?
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:13 PM   #3
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Nice! Good post! Have you weighed them?
They are about 4.5 pounds apiece.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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Re: Cheap, yet nice training plates

Thanks, great tip!
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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Re: Cheap, yet nice training plates

Wow, that would have saved me a lot of cutting and sanding.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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Excellent Tip!
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:15 AM   #7
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Re: Cheap, yet nice training plates

how do you think they'll do with drops, should someone miss with it (i know it's light but it could happen)
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:19 AM   #8
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Re: Cheap, yet nice training plates

A little off topic sorry... what brand rubber flooring is that? what color and percentage of fleck? How was the rubber smell (faint, overwhelming, etc.)?

I am in the process of turning my living room into my gym so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-13-2010, 01:03 AM   #9
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how do you think they'll do with drops, should someone miss with it (i know it's light but it could happen)
I don't think they would hold up to drops very well at all.
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A little off topic sorry... what brand rubber flooring is that? what color and percentage of fleck? How was the rubber smell (faint, overwhelming, etc.)?

I am in the process of turning my living room into my gym so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The flooring is from Regupol. We got the grey flecks, I'm not sure what the percentage is. The initial rubber smell is very faint.

Here's their link: http://www.regupol.com/aktiv.html (WFS)

I like this flooring better than the horse stall mats we used in our last gym. We haven't had it for long, yet I've done a few barefoot workouts and it feels great underfoot.
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