Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 31 to 41 of 41
  1. #31
    Registered User supmannn's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2010
    Age: 22
    Posts: 2,384
    Rep Power: 611
    supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) supmannn has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    supmannn is offline
    Weigh random **** with food scale until you get 1.25 pounds, tie/tape said random **** to bar when needed.
    Log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=146757493
    Reply With Quote

  2. #32
    Registered User boxertim's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2006
    Location: Canada
    Age: 41
    Stats: 5'11", 208 lbs
    Posts: 2,169
    BodyPoints: 1067
    Rep Power: 2146
    boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boxertim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit boxertim's BodySpace
    boxertim is offline
    Originally Posted by jgmack1 View Post
    You can buy 1.25 Olympic plates, or the even smaller .5 kg plates.

    this is what i bought....store by me had them for 68 cents a pound. not big cost
    []---[] Equipment Crew Member No. 12


    *****://www.youtube.com/user/solvedphysicsproblem

    117 videos showing the solutions to all highschool physics problems that could possibly come up.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #33
    Green Mountain Boy Vermonter's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Age: 41
    Stats: 6'1", 215 lbs
    Posts: 719
    Rep Power: 898
    Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Vermonter's BodySpace
    Vermonter is offline
    Two year old thread resurrection!

    I'm surprised nobody mentioned doing what I do; simply put an ankle/wrist weight on the middle of the bar.
    Adjust the weight by adding/removing inserts as needed.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #34
    Registered User bbesr's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2011
    Age: 64
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    bbesr is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    bbesr is offline
    Originally Posted by fightnut View Post
    While I admit, I probably wouldn't stick 10 lbers on there and do exercises with it over my face, I think you'd be surprised at how secure they are, and I have no worries about using them overhead with the 2.5 and 5 lbers.

    I'm tellin' ya, I can't even get them to budge when I shake the heck out of them.

    Plenty of people use Platemates on their dumbbells, no difference. Actually, since I can put as many magnets on as I want, my set up may be safer.

    And even if you didn't use them for overhead/overface moves, they can still be used for other moves: DB rows, shrugs, curls, etc.

    Thanks for the idea. I have the same Power Blocks and couldn't figure how to add fractionals. This solves the problem, I hope. And btw, for overhead presses I may just put on my bicycle helmet for insurance.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #35
    Registered User cthulhupun's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States
    Age: 36
    Stats: 5'9", 195 lbs
    Posts: 464
    Rep Power: 422
    cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) cthulhupun has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit cthulhupun's BodySpace
    cthulhupun is offline
    Originally Posted by fightnut View Post
    I know this is an OLD thread, but I'll take a shot in the dark that you're still here and see this.

    Where did you get 2" washers? I've been looking and haven't found anything that big.
    By the way, you do mean washers with a 2" diameter hole in the middle to fit on an Olympic bar, right??
    I got mine from Fastenal. Check the locations, you might find one close to you and save the shipping costs.
    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...l.ex?sku=33038
    You'll notice that the interior diameter is a hair bigger than 2", which is perfect for an Olympic bar. They weigh about .63lb, so two give you around 1.25lb.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #36
    Registered User davesdomain's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Posts: 26
    Rep Power: 0
    davesdomain is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit davesdomain's BodySpace
    davesdomain is offline
    Originally Posted by cthulhupun View Post
    I got mine from Fastenal. Check the locations, you might find one close to you and save the shipping costs.

    You'll notice that the interior diameter is a hair bigger than 2", which is perfect for an Olympic bar. They weigh about .63lb, so two give you around 1.25lb.
    Thanks for the link. I was thinking about this the other day. Throw some JB Weld on a pair and I'm set.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #37
    Banned sherman's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2002
    Posts: 789
    BodyPoints: 558
    Rep Power: 0
    sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) sherman has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit sherman's BodySpace
    sherman is offline
    Originally Posted by davesdomain View Post
    Thanks for the link. I was thinking about this the other day. Throw some JB Weld on a pair and I'm set.
    It's a good idea to keep in mind that the USS washers you buy are not speced to a precise thickness, therefore the weight of one 2" washer can be quite different from the weight of another. The thickness spec for a USS 2" flat washer is .153" to .213". The thickest washer meeting the spec can be 40% thicker than the thinnest meeting the spec.

    Fastenal's procurement spec for USS 2" washers is the same - .153" to .213" thick. If it falls within that range, it's OK.

    Per Fastenal's data sheet, the weight of a .180" thick 2" washer is .63 lb. Then a .153" thick washer would weigh .53 lb and a .213" thick would weigh .74 lb. And when you buy a 2" USS washer from Fastenal, or any other supplier, the only thing you can count on is that its weight is within that range. (You can always bring a caliper or a scale to the store.)
    Reply With Quote

  8. #38
    Registered User twodog's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: North Carolina, United States
    Posts: 2,966
    Rep Power: 6558
    twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) twodog has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit twodog's BodySpace
    twodog is offline
    Originally Posted by sherman View Post
    It's a good idea to keep in mind that the USS washers you buy are not speced to a precise thickness, therefore the weight of one 2" washer can be quite different from the weight of another. The thickness spec for a USS 2" flat washer is .153" to .213". The thickest washer meeting the spec can be 40% thicker than the thinnest meeting the spec.

    Fastenal's procurement spec for USS 2" washers is the same - .153" to .213" thick. If it falls within that range, it's OK.

    Per Fastenal's data sheet, the weight of a .180" thick 2" washer is .63 lb. Then a .153" thick washer would weigh .53 lb and a .213" thick would weigh .74 lb. And when you buy a 2" USS washer from Fastenal, or any other supplier, the only thing you can count on is that its weight is within that range. (You can always bring a caliper or a scale to the store.)
    I understand your point Sherman, but I didn't have a problem when ordering the washers, from Fastenal, through the mail. When working in an industrial environment I noticed the difference in thicknesses, but usually washers from the same box (batch) were consistent.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do, than by the ones you did" Mark Twain

    "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats" H. L. Mencken

    []---[] Equipment Crew #42 []---[] ()---() York Barbell Club #18 ()---()
    Reply With Quote

  9. #39
    Registered User davesdomain's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Posts: 26
    Rep Power: 0
    davesdomain is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit davesdomain's BodySpace
    davesdomain is offline
    Originally Posted by sherman View Post
    It's a good idea to keep in mind that the USS washers you buy are not speced to a precise thickness, therefore the weight of one 2" washer can be quite different from the weight of another. The thickness spec for a USS 2" flat washer is .153" to .213". The thickest washer meeting the spec can be 40% thicker than the thinnest meeting the spec.

    Fastenal's procurement spec for USS 2" washers is the same - .153" to .213" thick. If it falls within that range, it's OK.

    Per Fastenal's data sheet, the weight of a .180" thick 2" washer is .63 lb. Then a .153" thick washer would weigh .53 lb and a .213" thick would weigh .74 lb. And when you buy a 2" USS washer from Fastenal, or any other supplier, the only thing you can count on is that its weight is within that range. (You can always bring a caliper or a scale to the store.)
    Thanks for the heads up. I have a scale that I can check them on. If I glue two together I can always sandwich some small washers or pennies to compensate.
    Reply With Quote

  10. #40
    Registered User kurtb2080's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2011
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'7", 168 lbs
    Posts: 222
    Rep Power: 15
    kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) kurtb2080 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit kurtb2080's BodySpace
    kurtb2080 is offline
    Awesome stuff OP! Very intuitive!
    Reply With Quote

  11. #41
    Registered User wetweva's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2012
    Stats: 6'0", 240 lbs
    Posts: 11
    Rep Power: 0
    wetweva is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit wetweva's BodySpace
    wetweva is offline
    Originally Posted by kurtb2080 View Post
    Awesome stuff OP! Very intuitive!
    My 1st post:


    1st method:
    I used to use a couple links of 3/8" or 1/2" chain, one hooked onto the loop on the spring clip on either side of the bar to add weight. I had several pairs of chain 4 links each, 8 links each....

    2nd method:
    My spare spring clips weigh .6 Lbs/each.

    An extra one on each side is my 1 pound.

    I weighed all my weight plates when I got them, and painted the weight on the top of the rim. It's not uncommon to have to shuffle weights around from side to side to balance the bar anyway, and sometimes they take an extra clip or two just to zero them. If I shuffle them a different way I can add an extra 1.25Lb plate, or a 2.5Lb plate to one side to balance them again at a heavier total weight.

    Don't overlook using any spare clips you have, if you've got them anyway.
    Reply With Quote

Reply
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout