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  • Try to find a type of exercise you enjoy and...

    Try to find a type of exercise you enjoy and really focus on the enjoyment of it, rather than superficial goals. I think a passion for an activity will give more confidence and achieve physique...
  • You can buy similar handles without collars from...

    You can buy similar handles without collars from Cap brand for $5 each on Walmart's website (part SDA-14), you would need two, $10.

    For collars, 1" single split shaft collars (1SC-100) are about...
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    Poll: Might be worth a trek to Dicks Sporting Goods or...

    Might be worth a trek to Dicks Sporting Goods or Gym Source or similar store. They usually have these on display and you can get a feel for how they operate.
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    Try doing a few hours of cardio each week, zone 2...

    Try doing a few hours of cardio each week, zone 2 use a HR band to make sure its not too intense.
  • 2x4 wood stud and cut the ends at a 45 degree...

    2x4 wood stud and cut the ends at a 45 degree angle, can be easily done with a handheld electric jigsaw and use a pencil to mark the angle. Drill a hole in the end so it lines up with existing...
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    If I was looking to buy one, I'd get a used York...

    If I was looking to buy one, I'd get a used York off craigslist, see them around $50-150 occasionally in this area.
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    If it needs to be a portable system, build a calf...

    If it needs to be a portable system, build a calf raise block as described above, and then put heavy dumbbells on your thighs and sit on the end of a bench....
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    Dip stand or parallel bars.

    Dip stand or parallel bars.
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    Automotive touch up paint can work in some cases....

    Automotive touch up paint can work in some cases. The picture didn't appear for me but if powdercoat is flaking off, not much you can do except don't think about it, it means it didn't bond properly...
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    If you are going to use a machine for it you...

    If you are going to use a machine for it you should use a seated calf raise machine, which also avoids the problems of compressive spinal forces.
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    I ordered myself a 28KG kettlebell a few days ago...

    I ordered myself a 28KG kettlebell a few days ago off Walmart's online marketplace, my second from the Diamond Pro brand, they are about $1/lb with free shipping, that is not a Black Friday sales...
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    Its a classic design and functional antique. I...

    Its a classic design and functional antique. I don't personally like the feel of the handles on them, but they have a visually appealing design. About 10 years ago I tried some heavy globes, I...
  • Good stuff! I'd think that adding more layers...

    Good stuff! I'd think that adding more layers will work if you can get it on there tight and compressed so it doesn't become a squishy tape ball. You could try if and if you don't like it, remove...
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    Take a ruler and measure the hole of your plates....

    Take a ruler and measure the hole of your plates. If its 1" or bigger you will likely be okay.

    I have a Deltech DF7200 standard plate tree works really well takes 1" plates, I don't have...
  • Looks like it gives a handle length like those...

    Looks like it gives a handle length like those York Medial dumbbells.
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51e%2BofM-rxL._SX425_.jpg
  • We have a commercial grade Cybex 530R, its...

    We have a commercial grade Cybex 530R, its recumbent however they have upright versions of these, the 530C. The recumbent is nice for a casual workout if you want to watch some Netflix and burn some...
  • Do some dumbbell hammer curls.

    Do some dumbbell hammer curls.
  • I'd start with a single layer, starting at one...

    I'd start with a single layer, starting at one end and wrapping around in a spiral to the other end with a slight overlap, and just see how it goes, it can get thick fast. If its not thick enough do...
  • You could try hockey stick tape, generally works...

    You could try hockey stick tape, generally works well but it takes awhile for the excess adhesive to come off on your hands, really sticky for a few weeks. I've used Howies brand on a pullup bar...
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    Personally as a patient, I've experienced a lot...

    Personally as a patient, I've experienced a lot of quackery in PT, the goal of PT is to get patients moving again, if a placebo gets that goal then they will use it, even if its deceptive or...
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