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Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:12 pm
by ironmaiden708
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZldpR_foSk

Nasty bench press accident, have the volume up when you watch it for full effect.

...nvm the moron finally removed it

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:37 pm
by jonbey
As promised, here is my "dip station". Note that this is not the height that I use it at! Just for an idea.

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Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:20 pm
by TimD
Sweet. How do you fasten them? I'm thinking a few C clamps that you can use to set at the desired spacing and keep them from moving while using, yet nothing of a permanent fixture.
Tim

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:22 pm
by jonbey
After watching some more real bench press accidents (not just amusing farts) it is shocking that people do not use racks all the time. There was one with a spotter, and another with two spotters, and on both of them the guy dropped the bar but the spotters reacted too late. Crazy. Get a rack, stay safe!

Merry Christmas!

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:23 pm
by jonbey
Oh, I do not fasten them. I guess that there is a slight outwards force, so they stay pressed against the edge. Maybe it is not the best positioning, but it does the trick for me!

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:08 pm
by ironmaiden708
I meant the video as a joke, its ridiculous what people will post on youtube to get attention. Maybe one of these days Ill post a pic of my setup.

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:14 pm
by ironmaiden708
Well heres an update relating to my equiptment. Looks like I will be buying that texas power bar. My Dicks sporting goods O-bar decided it wanted to strip out the bolts and threads in the bar (I had it less than a year!!! My other one has held up for over 10 years.) and now the ends won't stay on and now I don't have a bar I can abuse anymore, fun. If you are a serious lifter, don't buy Dicks equiptment.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:02 pm
by ironmaiden708
I found out from my dealer that the dicks sporting goods olympic weight sets o-bar capacity was in the range of 250-400lbs. That bar will now be strictly used for t-bar rows.

This new bar I got today is a 1500lb capacity spring steel bar. Very interesting peice fo equiptment. I used it on a set of 225lbs bp to see how many times I could rep it. I got it six times which thats 2 more than I ever could do before and I havn't hit the weights solidly for months now. I don't know how to describe it but it was different lifting the weight. The sticking point wasn't as bad as usual. If you are experienced at benching then you can feel the difference. I recommend it if you are a serious lifter and have a home gym.

Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:01 pm
by ironmaiden708
Time to bump this thread with an update. Got a multi adjustable bench added to my arsenal of lifting equiptment. Very high quality peice of equiptment, never will have to replace it.
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Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 12:13 pm
by jeffrerr
This is my home gym which is semi-home made and 95% complete!

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I have:
Lifting Chalk (number one thing on my list now that I've used it!!!)
6 foot Gold's Gym standard bar with collars, total weight 10kg
Spin-lock DB's (not currently using them, doing Starting Strength)
Plates are:
3 x 1.5kg
4 x 2.5kg
4 x 5kg
2 x 10kg
2 x 20kg

Will add plates WHEN I surpass 103kg on one of my lifts! The 1.5kg plates were given to me by a mate with the 2.5's and Db's, he's still searching for the 4th one, why they're 1.5 not 1.25 I'm not sure!

http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p142 ... all033.jpg

This one is me doing a practice decent before abseiling a 100m waterfall (2 x 50m drops) in Vanuatu! Just thought I'd let people see what I look like! I weighed in at 127kg in that pic, I'm 110kg now!

Cheers,

John

Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:52 pm
by ironmaiden708
Ah very ghetto but it as long it does the job. :)

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 1:45 am
by jeffrerr
Yeah so far the whole set up has only cost me around $400 Australian, probably have another $50 outlay to finish off the cage and it's done! Oh and adding plates of course! Once I have all the bits and pieces attached to the cage I'll throw on a coat or two of paint too, just ot "pretty it up" so to speak!

John

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:55 am
by ironmaiden708
$400? Damn, one of my bars alone set me back $200...

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:44 pm
by Extremistpullup
I bought most of my stuff on CL, live auctions, and online state surplus auctions.

the only thing not pictured are the rings I just bought.

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Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:47 pm
by ironmaiden708
Nice setup, especially like the power rack. It's obvious you need to expand your assortment of plates and dumbells. Maybe If I can remember I will post a pic of my setup.