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  • Sad update time. After a month+ of use and...

    Sad update time.

    After a month+ of use and maybe a dozen drops from <6" height (end of a DB incline set), the threads on these collars are wearing out.

    In hindsight, I should've set up pads to...
  • Anyone (with a decent chest) swear by DB chest fly?

    The internet seems mostly in agreement that DB flys are not good because 1) shoulder injury risk 2) strength curve

    #1 should be manageable if you keep some bend in the elbow and use controlled...
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    As mentioned above, this happens to the best. ...

    As mentioned above, this happens to the best. Shippers probably have strongman javelin contests with all the bars coming through.

    I received a REP bar a month ago. End caps were solidly nailed,...
  • I love walking lunges with dumbbells. Don't...

    I love walking lunges with dumbbells. Don't speed through it, walk slowly and controlled, really emphasis each step and lunge. Your legs will be on absolute fire.

    Depending on how heavy your...
  • Very intrigued. What is the grip diameter? ...

    Very intrigued.

    What is the grip diameter? How is the knurl?

    What is the handle width?

    Sort of like an ironmaster.

    Garbage website.
  • Are new Ivanko OM still worth it? online posts said they've gone downhill?

    Having upgraded my CAP bar to REP EX stainless power bar, my old rusty cap plates kill me each time I load the bar.

    So I gotta upgrade.

    Gym i used to work out had ivanko OM. Likely older...
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    It's been a few years now since you've had the...

    It's been a few years now since you've had the plates. Would love an updated review on how they held up.

    I bought the REP Stainless EX Power Bar off your recommendation and I absolutely love it,...
  • Not familiar with metal work. That's a RIP off...

    Not familiar with metal work. That's a RIP off for welding four steel plates to the spinlock collars?
  • 100% agree. I'm skeptical of a lot, esp along...

    100% agree. I'm skeptical of a lot, esp along the stretching / mobility crowd. But I do think pinched nerve is exactly what I'm dealing with, so will look for proper treatments for that.
  • A must-do upgrade for my fellow spinlock dumbbell users

    I've been using spinlocks for almost a year now. I planned to upgrade to Ironmasters, but now I'm stuck with everyone else waiting who knows how long for supply to return.

    In the meantime, I...
  • Was just googling this and I think you might be...

    Was just googling this and I think you might be on to something. Thanks. Going to dig further and work on some treatments like you mention and see how it goes.
  • Sudden forearm weakness mid-workout, any thoughts?

    A couple weeks ago I did a strength block for barbell bench press, going for 5 sets of 3 at 13% higher weight than my normal 3 sets of 8.

    The prior week was my first week of such a "strength...
  • Lol. You slow, bro? Sorry you cant follow...

    Lol. You slow, bro?

    Sorry you cant follow elementary math and supply vs demand.
  • Any insiders have a clue when supply (bars, plates,etc..) will start to catch up?

    Obviously demand has skyrocketed since March for all things gym-equipment related.

    But how can we still be sitting in August and there are NO signs of light regarding dumbbells, plates, barbells,...
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    Poll: Had no idea these existed. Can you use these...

    Had no idea these existed.

    Can you use these directly on a barbell for T-bar rows or do you need another attachment? It looks like there is a little indent that the barbell would rest on and you...
  • Looking for input from hex / trap bar users. Likes / Dislikes, exercises performed

    I'm considering adding trap bar deadlifts to my routine as a low-back friendly deadlift alternative (I no longer conventional DL). I won't be pulling 500, so I think that makes all bars available to...
  • Set up search e-mail alerts on craigslist for...

    Set up search e-mail alerts on craigslist for terms like olympic, weights, plates, etc... that way you don't have to check craigslist continually and once you get a hit respond immediately.

    Also...
  • The first 24 hours were a bit tough. Midday...

    The first 24 hours were a bit tough. Midday headaches for a few hours and really couldn't focus on anything. Literally just sat at my computer staring at the screen. But compared to the horror...
  • Just a final update. Second day of lifting...

    Just a final update.

    Second day of lifting caffeine-free (72 hours no caffeine) was back / posterior and next day was shoulder / quads.

    I met or exceeded all prior workout weights and/or...
  • My sleep has sucked for months now (not sure if...

    My sleep has sucked for months now (not sure if caffeine or other) and I got sick of the energy and mood peaks & valleys from coffee. Without my coffee I was miserable. And then I always seemed to...
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