The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    power rack purchase

    i'm thinking about ditching my YMCA gym membership, and just putting the money towards a... BOW FLEX!!! just kiddin. i want to put the money towards a power rack, barbell, and plates. any brands/makes/models i should steer clear of? and who are the best companies, my budget is relatively cheap, so it doesnt have to be amazing, my lifts are relatively light (at the moment), so it doesnt have to be an out standing rack.
    all advice is appreciated.
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    I picked up this one http://www.bodysolid.com/Item.aspx?I...Pro+Power+Rack used for $300 with an OLY bar + v-bar handle from a guy who needed the space for his child. I love it. It's really sturdy.

    www.newyorkbarbells.com sells a good rack, so does www.elitefts.com if money isn't an issue. Check www.craigslist.com every day and hopefully you'll find something.
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    I'm partial to these guys. They're only 2 hours from me.

    http://www.jesupgym.com/

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    I love the guy on the front page of your link hoot. Loaded up for squats with a pad, gloves and sweatbands. Stylin'
    "Fine, if I'm not allowed to light it on fire, can my imaginary friend?"

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    I got a basic rack from Yukon.

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    Check Craigslist before you buy anything. You can usually find something for cheap (and sometimes free).

    I bought my rack from newyorkbarbells.com and plates I just buy wherever I can find them cheap.

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    Yeah check craigslist. There was a guy in my area selling a huge rack, 400+ lbs of weights and two oly bars for about $500. If I'd had room for it I would've bought it myself, someone got a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runty View Post
    I love the guy on the front page of your link hoot. Loaded up for squats with a pad, gloves and sweatbands. Stylin'
    I know, it cracked me up too. I see enough of guys like him at the gym. Can't crack on them too bad, at least they're there. Jesup has to appeal to the masses and show all the accessory crap they have. They do have some decent equipment though and it's moderately priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoot View Post
    I'm partial to these guys. They're only 2 hours from me.

    http://www.jesupgym.com/
    Diggin' the deals on the shrug cages, was thinkin' of getting one of them.

    In response to the OP, the best deals are usually used if your lucky enough to come across them. I got a decent rack from newyorkbarbells for an excellent price so I can recommend them as well. At the time that I was shopping I remember looking at the Yukon and Body Solid models along with Powertec's as all high on my list. Ultimately, it came down to the best bang for the buck. Look for a model that you can add features to later if you can't afford the space or dough for "the dream set-up" at this time. You will be glad you did.
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