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Old 06-16-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
Jason Simpkins
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When building a micro gym, how important is it to have an olympic platform? Would it be sufficient just to bounce the bumpers off of a rubberized floor?

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Old 06-16-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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Oh yeah, one more thing... is a squat rack absolutely necessary since most of the CF workouts seems to involve mainly OLY lifts?

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Old 06-16-2005, 12:10 PM   #3
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in my home gym i just layed the horse stall mats i bought directly on the floor with no plywood below. seems fine for now, but i eventually want to get where i have the 2 layers of plywood. i manage without a rack but i am having one made for my gym.
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Old 06-16-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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At the least, I'd have a power rack and platform (even if it's only plywood covered with rubber mats)
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:13 PM   #5
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I bought a "Keys" half cage. I think thats what its called. It works great!!! Saves me worrying about a spotter. I can go as heavy as I want.
I have located some horse stall mats, but havent gotten around to buying them. I know this wouldn't be cool for any serious lifting, but when a WOD involves Oly lifting and running, I like to go the track. I dont have bumper plates, but I can throw the weights down as hard as I want on the track. Just a thought.
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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http://www.geocities.com/washingtonw...nforaQuiet.htm

I've had that bookmarked for awhile now.
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:42 PM   #7
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Jason, I've done it both ways--real bumpers on a wooden platform and plain old stall mats with composite bumpers-- and prefer the latter. In my opinion, you don't need a plywood platform with composite bumpers.
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Old 06-24-2005, 05:19 PM   #8
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Depends on how serious you get. I've talked to guys who are +120 kilo lifters who used just stall mats and r-c bumpers. They cracked the cement. As most Crossfit workouts are well under 100kg, you're probably fine with just r-c bumpers and stall mats.
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