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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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    The Home Gym Gallery

    As requested, here is the "post your home gym" thread. If your looking to setup a home gym, have a browse through here to get some ideas of what you would need. For the guys that are posting their gym, post some pictures, mabye add a quick description of what equipment you have, an estimate of what it cost you all together, and anything else you would like to add.

    I'll start.

    Started getting stuff for my gym in september 06 and this is what i have up until now (february 07):

    -Body Solid Power Rack
    -Flat/Incline Freestanding bench
    -Olympic Style Bench w/ Plate holders
    -2 OLY bars, 1 OLY curl bar
    -435lbs of olympic plates
    -Adjustable Thick handle dumbells
    -Few accessories such as spring collars, plate tree, t-bar handle, flooring, chalk
    -cost about $1100
    -got most equipment used off craigslist, buysell, newspaper...etc

    here are some pics












    Post your gym!
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    My Gym

    pic no 1
    -New york barbell power rack
    -texas power bar (centerpiece of the gym)

    pic no 2
    -new york barbell flat bench

    pic no 3
    -homemade 1.9" axle
    -deadlifting "platform"

    pic no 4
    -homemade sled

    Other equipment not in pics
    -1 and 2 boards (I am making 3 and 4 boards soon)
    -box for box squats
    -480lbs in olympic plates
    -CoC grippers
    -pinch blocks
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    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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    ANVIL POWER Detard's Avatar
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    awesome man. that rack looks sweet with the holes that close together.
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    "im ready for the ladies too, my stomach has never been bigger and ive never been hairier." - Stumprrp

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    Thanks detard. Your setup is nice. Everything you need to get strong.
    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by detard View Post
    As requested, here is the "post your home gym" thread. If your looking to setup a home gym, have a browse through here to get some ideas of what you would need. For the guys that are posting their gym, post some pictures, mabye add a quick description of what equipment you have, an estimate of what it cost you all together, and anything else you would like to add.



    Post your gym!
    Lovin the fat bar oly handles

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    Detard wanted me to post these in here so here goes. Overall my "gym" has the following:

    Powerrack
    2 Olympic Bars
    Homemade Fat DB Handle
    Bench
    Complete Band Set
    Homemade Olympic Platform
    Homemade DL Platform
    54" Sandbag Stand
    3 Sandbags (80lbs, 60lbs, 20lbs)
    Homemade Box
    True Oly Bar
    2 45lbs Bumper Plates
    ~1200lbs Steel Weight


    My Pride and Joy:





    My Platforms (Oly and DL, homemade fat DB handle):





    My Bench and Bands:


    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    My State of the Art Weight Storage Area:






    My Sandbag Stand (54"):




    Last but not least, My Top of the Line Sled:


    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Mine is a work in progress. It is like this at the moment until i get my new house which will have a dedicated room built as a gym.







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    Age: 25 Height:5/9" Weight: 180lbs/ 80kgs


    Current PR's (updated 19th March.)

    Bench: 325lbs/ 145kgs
    Dead: 395lbs/ 180kgs
    Squat: 370lbs/ 165kgs x 1 parallel.

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    I would have a platform, but my standing presses just miss the roof as it is.
    I've also got a boxing area, and a room inside has my wrestling mats setup.
    Last edited by 1mmort4l; 02-04-2007 at 01:21 AM.
    Age: 25 Height:5/9" Weight: 180lbs/ 80kgs


    Current PR's (updated 19th March.)

    Bench: 325lbs/ 145kgs
    Dead: 395lbs/ 180kgs
    Squat: 370lbs/ 165kgs x 1 parallel.

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    Bah, thats the real reason you cleaned it! It looks so much more brutal in real life.

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    manowar669's gym. (link to full post)





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    TJW

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    the keg-erator is key. makes the whole home gym.
    Status: Cutting...Heavily

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    My home gym. I would like to get more DB's and a pull up dip station.












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    I moved my weights aside for now and don't really lift at my apt anymore. I'm going to try and recomp a little so I'm going to be doing a lot of work in here.

    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Pics of my new setup.






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    "im ready for the ladies too, my stomach has never been bigger and ive never been hairier." - Stumprrp

    TJW

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    What kind of matting do you guys use? I just ordered 2 pieces of this stuff
    (in the link below) to put under my heavy bag stand. It should solve the problem, a 4' x 6' piece weighs 100lbs so it's gotta be heavy duty.

    http://www.rubbercal.com/Shark_Tooth_Mat.html
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    holy ****!!

    im so jelous of you guys. All your home gyms are so freakin nice. All I have is this ---> http://www.ironcompany.com/index.asp...PROD&ProdID=25

    it was 200$ and its a plastic piece of ****, i guess it gets the job done tough, i would kill for you guys setupoutnumber
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    Jesus Christ those setups are awesome!
    How do you guys find squatting on carpet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB View Post
    What kind of matting do you guys use? I just ordered 2 pieces of this stuff
    (in the link below) to put under my heavy bag stand. It should solve the problem, a 4' x 6' piece weighs 100lbs so it's gotta be heavy duty.

    http://www.rubbercal.com/Shark_Tooth_Mat.html
    Go find a Tack store (sells horse supplies) or a farm equipment store. They should sell 3/4" 4'x6' rubber mats that are used to put inside horse stalls. They are actually called horse stall mats, or just stall mats.
    The one closest to my house sells them for $35-$40 a sheet.
    Even if you have to drive a little ways out of town to pick them up, it will still probably be cheaper than buying pro-mats online and paying for shipping.

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    You guys have some sweet set ups, I hope I can get a place like one of your guys'! I do have a few things though... behold, the WAVEMASTER!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...n/100_1656.jpg

    and my Bello©

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    P Clean 98 KG | Jerk 106 | Full Clean 106 |
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    Quote Originally Posted by muscleup View Post
    Go find a Tack store (sells horse supplies) or a farm equipment store. They should sell 3/4" 4'x6' rubber mats that are used to put inside horse stalls. They are actually called horse stall mats, or just stall mats.
    The one closest to my house sells them for $35-$40 a sheet.
    Even if you have to drive a little ways out of town to pick them up, it will still probably be cheaper than buying pro-mats online and paying for shipping.
    I was actually surprised that shipping was only 16 bucks a sheet, but I ordered 2 pieces that are 3' x 4'. I never thought to look at a tack store.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Is this a contest?
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    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

    People need to quit ****ing asking what they need to do, exercise wise, until they reinforce their technique - Dave Tate

    The never-ending pursuit of becoming Strong(er) - My Westside journal

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    TJW Keith's Avatar
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    Why not a few more...
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    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

    People need to quit ****ing asking what they need to do, exercise wise, until they reinforce their technique - Dave Tate

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    ANVIL POWER Detard's Avatar
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    I have the same plates as you. Fitness Source? $.39/lb? You work there dont you? Do you get an even better deal then?
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    *twitch* Fitness Source?! No, Fitness Depot. Sorry, I get that alot from customers. We sell them for $.34/lb, we always guarantee our pricing for everything even if it's by $5 lol. But I bought everything at cost so yeah, I got one hell of a deal for everything in my gym.
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

    People need to quit ****ing asking what they need to do, exercise wise, until they reinforce their technique - Dave Tate

    The never-ending pursuit of becoming Strong(er) - My Westside journal

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