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Chris255
09-04-2007, 04:42 PM
What lengths are your guys' boards, and the base board?

I was thinking about making the base board 2 feet and the added boards 1 foot, maybe less.

nhlfan
09-04-2007, 04:57 PM
i might as well add this in here: are the boards just regular 2x4s?

Chris255
09-04-2007, 05:01 PM
i might as well add this in here: are the boards just regular 2x4s?

It differs on what the people want/use. The bottom board is usually longer so they dont disturb the person benching.

IZich
09-04-2007, 05:32 PM
i might as well add this in here: are the boards just regular 2x4s?

People usually use 2x6's, which are wider and give more stability on your chest.

waynedang
09-04-2007, 06:15 PM
It has been so long since I made mine. I think the bottom/longer board is 3' and the top/shorter boards are 2'. They are also made of 2x6's.

Chris255
09-04-2007, 06:18 PM
It has been so long since I made mine. I think the bottom/longer board is 3' and the top/shorter boards are 2'. They are also made of 2x6's.

Thanks wayne. I'll use that as my base and then just work from there.

Taylorville eh? I might just have to make a trip up there and train with you guys sometime:thumbup:

waynedang
09-04-2007, 06:29 PM
Where you at Chris? We train bench on Thursdays you are always welcome.

Chris255
09-04-2007, 06:32 PM
Where you at Chris? We train bench on Thursdays you are always welcome.

Brighton, near Piasa/Alton/Godfrey.

What about deadlift and squat? I'm thinking about using gear soon, and I'm sure you guys could help ALOT with that.

waynedang
09-04-2007, 06:37 PM
We mostly bench in gear. I'm sure we could help with that. There are a few guys that train in gear for Squat and Dead not sure when they will start back again.

Chris255
09-04-2007, 06:46 PM
We mostly bench in gear. I'm sure we could help with that. There are a few guys that train in gear for Squat and Dead not sure when they will start back again.

Alright, I've coached myself everything I know in powerlifting, looks like I'm gonna have to keep doing it. I'm ready for the challenge.

waynedang
09-04-2007, 06:50 PM
T.C. Roesch in Sprigfield has a really good group of guys that have some solid squats and pulls. That would be about the same distance for you to drive. If you want I can hook you up with him and his crew. When you are ready to bench come to Taylorville.

redFury
09-04-2007, 06:50 PM
Brighton, near Piasa/Alton/Godfrey.

What about deadlift and squat? I'm thinking about using gear soon, and I'm sure you guys could help ALOT with that.

They certainly know what they're talking about... once my shoulder gets a bit better I may head down there myself.

Chris255
09-04-2007, 07:00 PM
T.C. Roesch in Sprigfield has a really good group of guys that have some solid squats and pulls. That would be about the same distance for you to drive. If you want I can hook you up with him and his crew. When you are ready to bench come to Taylorville.

Any numbers, email, etc?


They certainly know what they're talking about... once my shoulder gets a bit better I may head down there myself.

Sweet.

waynedang
09-04-2007, 07:17 PM
I took this from PL watch



Gym Name: Roesch's Gym
Owner/Manager: T.C. & Erin Roesch
Address: 1120 W. Reynolds
City: Springfield
State/Province/Country: IL
Zip: 62702
Phone Number: 217/553-4665
Email: roesch@insightbb.com
Website:
Notes: 24/7 Key club-

Detard
09-04-2007, 08:47 PM
If you get regular lumber the boards are actually 1.5'' thick.

My bottom board is about 5'' longer than the top 2. I used 2x4's for mine.

sean140
09-04-2007, 10:19 PM
i was reading through this i was wondering what it is that u guys r talking about can someone show a pic please.

nhlfan
09-04-2007, 10:33 PM
i was reading through this i was wondering what it is that u guys r talking about can someone show a pic please.

http://www.bench-press.net/images/bench_board1.jpg

Chris255
09-05-2007, 05:32 AM
http://www.bench-press.net/images/bench_board1.jpg

owned.

http://asp.elitefts.com/images/upload/qa/3%20Board%20Press.jpg

Guido
09-05-2007, 07:55 AM
In that pick it looks like the end of the boards are sitting on that guy's face. Not cool!