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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?

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Thread: Buying chains..

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    Wannabebig Member
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    Buying chains..

    I am planning to buy chains for my home gym. My understanding is that I want one set of smaller/long chains to go from the ground to the bar, with clamps, and then I want other sets of chains to tie to the bottom of the first set that are thicker.

    Not sure where to buy these chains. I'm hoping to be around 425/300/560 raw my next (first) meet, and I'm hoping to eventually get to about 460/330/600. I saw the recommendations for weight of chains on the EliteFTS site, but I'm slightly confused on exactly what to buy and where. Looks like I could use about 70lbs of chains. http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...id=194&pid=698

    Do I just need a set like the one from EliteFTS and then another pair of 5/8" chains? Is there anyone cheaper to buy from? (shipping is pretty expensive)

    Thanks.

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    Dr. Subtotal
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    You need some type of smaller chain to wrap around the ends of the barbell for squatting and benching. For pulls, you can drap the 5/8 lengths over the middle of the bar if you pull sumo or find some way to attach them to the ends for conventional. Topper supply has a metal piece that fits nicely over the barbell end and allows for carabiners to attach the 5/8 lengths.

    Suggestions:
    1 - Craigslist
    2 - Local Marinas
    3 - Local Junkyard
    4 - Tractor Supply may have them
    5 - Towing Company may have some

    You're not going to find 5/8 at Home Depot or other big boxes. They typically don't have them. You can find 3/8" for the leader here. Pick up some large carabiners too to attach the 5/8" lengths

    You can always buy cheaper 5/8" from McMaster. You can buy it by the foot and 5 foot lengths typically work well.
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