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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:09 am 
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Christianiron.com wrote:
Very nice setup, but dumb question; looks like a chin bar at top of cage, so why the need for a stand-alone one?


Actually bought the chin up bar first.
At the time, Vertical Pulling was the most difficult for me to do with just dumbells. So seemed like a good idea. I never use it though because I have to go with Band Asisted for now, and I use the one on the cage. It feels mroe stable. As braced as the one on the wall is, at 280 lbs, eh, I'm holding off. It will be my go to bar though eventually. On that one, I dont have to bend my legs, the rack bar is too low, - which works well for putting bands under my feet and around the bar.


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:11 am 
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jms wrote:
You'll have a great time with that setup.

I think I've said before that I have some worries about the lat thing. The low pulley on mine keeps shaving bits of plastic coating from the cable, which I'm sure is going to screw things up eventually, and it just seems to be a consequence of how they designed it...

Still, looking good!


Ah, something to watch for.
The whole rack flakes a lot [edit: no, just the safety rods actually]; but I will be more concerned about the coating off the cable than just some paint.
Thanks for heads up again.


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:27 am 
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Oscar, you have a bodysolid, right? I've never had a problem when I had the rack inside with paint flaking. As a matter of fact, when I moved my Dad in, I had to move the rack outside to the back porch, and while it started to flake a bit after about 6-7 months, not really very much. I hit it with WD 40 and naval jelly, and now throw a tarp over it. Seems to stand up just fine. BTW, I have a lat attachment to the rack that I got with the rack, looks identical to the one Mrs Santa is going to get you, and it works just fine. It will require a bit more depth room on your floor plan, but not a great deal.


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Yeah, it's the PowerLine line from BodySolid.
I made it sound worse; actually, the flaking is occurring on the support arms and hooks, not the rack itself.

Really not sure why I put that..I"ll edit it.. heh... I may troll presumedly, but honesty is not usually a problem

Actually must of the flakes and off the bar/rust, when sliding on the clips, that mess is what was probably confusing me in above post

And it was from discussion earlier with you that lead me to get lat attach.


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:08 pm 
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Hey, Clint (I'll use the real name). One thing that can happen in the lat unit, it happened to me, is that when putting it together, you will have plastic sleeves fitting inside the steel post where the weight holding bar fits into the bottom steel post. My sleeves used to slip out, so I had to pound them in and add a bit of some goop to keep them on the posts. Also, because the plastic is where the sliding occurs, you may want to use some graphite inside the plastic sleeve to keep the action smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:02 am 
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Thanks Sir!
We will keep that in mind

(presuming we get it! )


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:59 pm 
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:sad:
no lat attachment for b-day

Will put it back on list for Christmas

then, take matters into my own hands
you know, i'd just like to give others the opportunity to make me happy :cheers:

My wife did buy me some more big plates though.
So that was very cool. She heard me saying I was about to outgrow the current number.

meanwhile, it's assisted chins/pulls ups, high pulls, and resistance band pulls downs and holds, ad inverted rows (which I consider more horizontal) The lat pull downs would give me a good progressive way towards real chins. Plus all the other cool moves I could add, or do better than I can without it.


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Will put it back on list for Christmas
You know you have to be good all year in order to get a gift:-)

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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:17 pm 
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happy birthday Clint


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
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ah gee shucks.


It was 10/25
But tomorrow night is the celebration pigout after a month of logging food. Not that I've been toally strict, but I haven't blown it out in a while. A long while for me.


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nygmen wrote:
why did I think you were some 20 something asian guy?

lol

Nice set up dude.




funny things is I think I thought the same thing... wtf... I wonder what you guys think of me hahaha

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CorlessJohnJ wrote:
funny things is I think I thought the same thing... wtf... I wonder what you guys think of me hahaha


I don't.

no ,srs, you look about what I would think

Why do I come off as Asian?

young, I get that part.


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
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I guess Erick missed that video.

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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
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yeah, the lat attachement came this week and I hooked it up and used it last night.

Even though it appears strong and the cables I'm sure are quite capable, I'm still a bit apprehensive. This will go away with time. The pulleys just seem so light. I need to go recall my simple machine math and determine if 100# is 100#?

by the way, it's awesome, and all I've done so far is underhand pull downs. There is a low bar too.


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 Post subject: Re: Clint's garage gym
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:27 am 
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I'm quite jealous, I'd love a home gym. What sort of dumbells have you got?


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