Plates?

Discussion in 'Training Forum' started by LeoTC, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    I keep seeing that they are hiring for alot of different positions, I wonder if they lost a bunch of staff in this process
     
  2. Jankauskas

    Jankauskas Member

    Are these positions related to the stupid mask making endeavour they are doing now?

    Cant see why they would lose workers in a time like this unless they were firing them...
     
  3. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    Looked like laborers, robotic techs, etc
     
  4. LeoTC

    LeoTC Member

    Why I won't buy Rogue, literally just paying for the name.

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    Went cheap, but it's got around a 300lb capacity. Really only picked it up because I didn't want to build a cable system off the garage.

    Rack is moderately priced and expandable with crossover. Figure a $500 add on beats $1k+ for a dedicated crossover.

    Whole garage is dedicated to gym fort, but I'd like to keep enough space for some leg machines too.

    Been thinking about it, company I came across sounds promising. They're a home business and working on ramping production.

    Plates seem way more durable than straight crate plates.
     
  5. Jankauskas

    Jankauskas Member

    Thanks for sharing your equipment.


    Ironmaster has great products too, it seems to me, but everything out of stock and not exactly cheap.
     
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  6. flenser

    flenser Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    I have that same HulkFit rack, but not the cable part. I ended up cutting off those foot plates and moving the cross member out further so I could squat inside the rack. I tried squatting facing the other way, but would occasionally bump those foot plates.
     
  7. LeoTC

    LeoTC Member

    Foot plates?

    Think I see what you're talking about. On the back edge of the rack?

    Oh shit, I do see what you mean on second look. I might need to modify myself, we'll have to see how it feels.

    I used to squat out of a half rack without much issue though.
     
  8. flenser

    flenser Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Yea, I'm used to a half rack too. Trying to get under the bar facing the back is pretty awkward with those plates and the cross member right under the bar.
     
  9. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    I bolted my rack down to the platform I built. Gives me the option to remove that piece. I seen a video where the guy also screwed down some blocks of wood to prevent the rack moving side to side and front to back.

    Another point, if you leave it attached, I squat at the front of the rack facing out. You are still inside the cage, and your not staring at a wall a foot or so away, letting you chose a spot to look when squatting.
     
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  10. jJjburton

    jJjburton Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Just grabbed barbell off amazon finally. Looking for plates now. I need to deadlift again! Deadlifting and squats made my whole body so much bigger.
     
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  11. jJjburton

    jJjburton Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Then barbell landmine press and rows. I find barbell stuff much better then dumbells, but dumbells do have there place.
     
  12. LiftBigBro

    LiftBigBro Member

    Welcome to Covid pricing, it's everywhere. Prices for weights in my area hit $4-$5 a pound. It was insane.

    It's come down a bit now, but a great deal is hard to find.
     
  13. flenser

    flenser Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    givhonyfitness.com has some plates for a little under $2/lb
     
  14. sinewave3

    sinewave3 Member

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  15. PescaPump

    PescaPump Member

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  16. sinewave3

    sinewave3 Member

    These just arrived!

    Initial inspection quality seems great. The 45s look to be a bit smaller in diameter than my old rubber framed Weider weights, but going to sell those locally so no big deal. They do have some stank to them, need to unpack and hose them off tonight.

    Might make another order for some more 45s and 2.5s
     
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  17. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    Funny you mention the size of your 45s. My 45s are exact same diameter as my 35s m, weighed them though and they are 45s
     
  18. Ozzy619

    Ozzy619 Member

    My buddy has a good hook on plates right now if you haven’t found any. They are manufactured in Tijuana but are going for a good price. We use them in our home gym.
     
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  19. Avies48

    Avies48 Member

    Like rubber coated? Or bumper or? Would love some info
     
  20. Ozzy619

    Ozzy619 Member

    steel plates. Shoot me a pm

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