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    Pretty much my thoughts, grip isn't the issue for...

    Pretty much my thoughts, grip isn't the issue for me, it's about hand placement and the angles, place my thumb in the correct position equals consistency.

    Of course, as always these things are...
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    Agreed, I've seen several different versions of...

    Agreed, I've seen several different versions of Mag knock off's, none of them had the wrap around for the thumb, IMO to get the best out of the Mag's, placing your thumb in the correct position is...
  • All three racks look good, another Legend fan,...

    All three racks look good, another Legend fan, but when it comes down to it all three options are functionally very similar, in this instance I see little point in paying a premium, unless of course...
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    I agree, I'd never be happy with that rack. OP,...

    I agree, I'd never be happy with that rack. OP, you're putting up some big numbers and your head needs to be in the game, if you're not 100% confident in the rack it'll just become a distraction and...
  • My user name is taken from when I entered my...

    My user name is taken from when I entered my first age grade weightlifting competition, on the entry form I had to provide the name of my club/gym, weight category, my date of birth and my full name,...
  • The old guys in the weightlifting club used to...

    The old guys in the weightlifting club used to say the lubricant drained away from the bearings when the bar was stored vertically, I can't say I've seen evidence of this, but it was certainly a...
  • If you have wall space then I like to store my...

    If you have wall space then I like to store my Olympic bars horizontally, coming from a weightlifting background we were always told to store bearing bars horizontally, but I can't say I've had any...
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    , I totally agree, when I built my gym the...

    , I totally agree, when I built my gym the biggest mistake I made was fitting a standard door, at the time I happened to have a new 34"x78" door and decided to use it to save a few bucks, I had some...
  • I'm not looking at those videos, I spent way too...

    I'm not looking at those videos, I spent way too much with Panatta last year :)

    The Panatta Special line is basically the original fully loaded version, they have only launched a basic version of...
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    Possibly?, but the devolved regions have...

    Possibly?, but the devolved regions have jurisdiction on this decision, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have yet to publish their plans.

    Here in Wales the devolved administration appear to...
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    I used to have a Pro half rack, from memory, the...

    I used to have a Pro half rack, from memory, the basic upright is 3x3, plus the bolt on 7 gauge wrap around, so about 3 5/16 wide.

    The depth of the upright, allowing for the gap for the drop...
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    Congrats, I really like the Inspire dual cable...

    Congrats, I really like the Inspire dual cable machines, they're as smooth as anything on the market. Without stepping up to a commercial unit, I think the Inspire FT1 and FT2 offer the best value at...
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    Did you order the Prime bar direct?, or from a...

    Did you order the Prime bar direct?, or from a European distributor?, I know here in the UK Staffs Fitness offer Prime equipment, but damn they're expensive.

    Congrats, it's a great looking trap...
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    I haven't used my Mag's for landmines, but a word...

    I haven't used my Mag's for landmines, but a word of caution, I really don't rate the neutral close grip handle, Imo it's the least effective Mag by some distance. I get far better lat activation...
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    I think you should be okay, a concrete floor will...

    I think you should be okay, a concrete floor will be steel reinforced, generally concrete floors have a greater load capacity than say traditionally constructed timber floors, (joist and strutted).....
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    This would be my choice, so much you can do with...

    This would be my choice, so much you can do with an Olympic bar and plates, especially if the OP learned the Olympic lifts.

    The clean and Jerk/smatch are not easy to master, deadlift, front...
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    It's difficult to give an opinion without knowing...

    It's difficult to give an opinion without knowing the type of floor, the method of construction and material would be useful.

    Generally when placing heavy items on upper storey's it's good...
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    I don't have a pic, I'll try to remember to take...

    I don't have a pic, I'll try to remember to take one over the weekend. It's just a bolt through gate hook, the advantage over a conventional J hook is that it doesn't extend as low, so the SSB sits...
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    I picked up a pair of 1" gate hooks and bolted...

    I picked up a pair of 1" gate hooks and bolted them into the top hole of my Legend 3133, I never use the top holes anyway, they keep the SSB out of the way and at less than $20 it's a relatively...
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    Personally for the base frame I like the more...

    Personally for the base frame I like the more traditional colours, black, white or silver. I think padding/ upholstery is the place to add stronger complimentary colours.

    I also like to add a...
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