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    The training and competition bumpers will smell...

    The training and competition bumpers will smell least, hi-temp and other econo bumpers will smell more. Eleiko XF is just an attempt to get into the crossfit market with the same cheap smelly crap as...
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    These weights aren't made for dropping repeatedly...

    These weights aren't made for dropping repeatedly but your bar will get ruined first. Bumper plates are meant for dropping. Just FYI. Normal use it will not matter unless the weights are defective....
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    Yea that's a bummer. And dead thread reviver,...

    Yea that's a bummer.

    And dead thread reviver, you don't have to do the same exact stuff at home as you do in the gym, especially to maintain 200lb maxes.
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    You definitely don't need a $500 bench. There are...

    You definitely don't need a $500 bench. There are $300 benches that do the job. Ironmaster and Pendlay.

    You can also skip the bench entirely at first, do floor press, or elevate yourself on the...
  • Shermworks doesn't have a system where if it...

    Shermworks doesn't have a system where if it reaches a certain point on the rope, it automatically locks. If you're pressing the clamp, it will keep going. So you need automatic safeties with it...
  • There aren't any detailed statistics on workout...

    There aren't any detailed statistics on workout accidents available. There is one about 40 people a year dying from bench press. And some other about 1 million people over 10 years getting injuries...
  • Rogue's SML line has 24" spotters compared to...

    Rogue's SML line has 24" spotters compared to their S-1, S-2 squat stands.

    http://www.roguefitness.com/sml-2-rogue-90-monster-lite-squat-stand

    Can also be upgraded to this full power rack...
  • Powerlifters use the same spud straps with...

    Powerlifters use the same spud straps with monolifts to catch serious weight. So the nylon strap safeties should be solid. The pull up bar on thin uprights may be less so. But should probably prevent...
  • If it's tall enough with a pullup bar can do this...

    If it's tall enough with a pullup bar can do this


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX0E-wa1Exw

    It's a bit iffy but even tiny spotters don't have to make the whole rack useless.
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    You can do something like this with a half rack...

    You can do something like this with a half rack to make it almost a power rack when you need to


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX0E-wa1Exw

    Although the demo there is a bit iffy. With a Rogue...
  • You might find a used machine for under $1000 but...

    You might find a used machine for under $1000 but that takes some effort in the equipment purchasing game.

    You'll sooner find single purpose machines that take up a lot more space. Because that's...
  • I don't know how that Gold's Gym machine could...

    I don't know how that Gold's Gym machine could look good. Is your eyesight good? Did you get to touch the machine? I bet if you did, you'd feel it wobble.

    If you want a home gym maybe get stuff...
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    I'm betting your form problem is lack of hip...

    I'm betting your form problem is lack of hip drive, then knee sleeves won't help. Last week I wore slingshot multipurpose wraps, pushed knees too far forward, didn't have proper hip drive and had a...
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    Read this thread...

    Read this thread http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161954423

    It sounds like you need a real belt for lifting. Velcro held belts won't really work because you can't breathe into your...
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    Yes I've tried both thumbless and not thumbless....

    Yes I've tried both thumbless and not thumbless. Same tightness.
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    The most compact GHR setup I saw was bench with a...

    The most compact GHR setup I saw was bench with a heavy bag on it used as thigh support and some DIY thing on the rack to hook your feet into. You probably have a bench, just need to throw some soft...
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    Sticky: Ordered a...

    Ordered a http://www.titansupport.com/products/powerlifting-belts/texas-powerlifting-belts/longhorn-suede-quick-release-belt-4-10mm-thickness.html Quick release from Titan Support. When I emailed...
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    I got the slingshot multi purpose wraps. Seem ok,...

    I got the slingshot multi purpose wraps. Seem ok, pretty bouncy for knees, they're supposed to give more support than Rehband sleeves but less than serious knee wraps.

    For wrists they can't miss,...
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    Elbow and Forearm Pain from Low Bar Squats

    Elbow and Forearm Pain from Low Bar Squats

    Developed some pain in the right side of forearm near the elbow from low bar squats. On left arm only.

    I was trying to do the Starting Strength...
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    A longer handle or a special rowing handle.

    A longer handle or a special rowing handle.
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