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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Senior Member berfles's Avatar
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    Interlocking foam mats

    Who uses them for their home gym? I'm looking for some cheap 3/4" thick ones and can't find them anywhere in stores. They only seem to have 1/2" and that doesn't seem like enough padding.

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    I've never seen any real heavy duty ones that interlock-but I'm sure they're out there. The ones I have are 3/4" thick rubber. A 4 x 6 piece weighs over 50lbs-make sure you're getting the right kind.
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    Drive to a feed mill or farm supply store and buy the mats that they put on the floor of the stalls. They're a hell of a lot cheaper than gym mats, and about an inch thick.
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    Those are too expensive for what I want though, I don't want to spend $100 on padding, I was just thinking of getting some foam because a lot of other people use it and say as long as it's around 3/4" thick it holds up pretty well. I'm not going to be dropped weights or anything, it's just to look better and so I don't make so much noise.

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    check Lowe's or Home Depot, that's where I got mine

    what Rusty is talking about is virtually the same thing though and would probably be cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWilder View Post
    check Lowe's or Home Depot, that's where I got mine

    what Rusty is talking about is virtually the same thing though and would probably be cheaper
    I've been looking at stall mats and every one that I see is over $60 for a 4'x6' area. I checked Lowe's and they only had 1/2" and seems like it would crush very easily under any amount of weight, if I left a plate on it or something. How do yours hold up?

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    hmmm, I'm pretty sure the ones I got were thicker than 1/2"

    in any event they are holding up just fine
    5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf

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    Maybe Home Depot would have thicker ones, I didn't have any of them around me today while I was out.

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    Here's some 7/8" ones I found.

    http://www.allmats.com/site/439205/page/878457

    Not cheap though.
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    I have em. Got them at canadian tire. Flip them over so the grey part is up and not the rainbow side and your good to go.
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    I have a feeling I should have just gotten the 1/2" ones If they were too thin I could have doubled them up or something.

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