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    I prefer to do "conditioning" workouts, not...

    I prefer to do "conditioning" workouts, not cardio. Kettlebell swings are great, particularly if you do 400 to 500 a day.

    My $80 Schwinn Air Dyne gets a good workout when I do my Tabata sprints. I...
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    I like working out barefoot. Sometimes I wear...

    I like working out barefoot. Sometimes I wear socks and water shoes if it is cold.

    As for shoes saving your toes from a dropped weight . . . LOL

    All shoes will do if you drop a 45 on your foot...
  • I started out making my own lat/pulldown machine....

    I started out making my own lat/pulldown machine. It was not smooth and was a pain to set up and use each time. I did not use it for long.

    I picked up a home gym just for the pulldown feature. It...
  • Do you have a marine or boating store nearby? If...

    Do you have a marine or boating store nearby? If they sell sailboat stuff, they likely have the cable and can swage eyes at the end for whatever length you want.

    I use a lat-mid row machine, so I...
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    I just ordered the Spud Safety Squat Bar Strap at...

    I just ordered the Spud Safety Squat Bar Strap at Black Friday pricing. I have been using an EliteFTS SSB because my shoulders won't let me do straight bar squats. I am looking forward to seeing how...
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    Welcome, youngster. I am 64. BB.com is a great...

    Welcome, youngster. I am 64. BB.com is a great resource. Glad that you are here.
  • Good for him for taking up lifting when he was...

    Good for him for taking up lifting when he was 90.

    I can only imagine what I will be like in 30 years when I am in my 90s: I will either be still lifting weights or pushing up daisies.
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    Lucky you! Does that finish up your set? I know...

    Lucky you! Does that finish up your set? I know you were looking for a 100. :D
  • I used to throw my back out every fall. Seems...

    I used to throw my back out every fall. Seems like the onset of cool weather signaled the onset of back pain. But that was years ago. Someone gave me the book Treat your own Back by Robin McKenzie....
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    Would rep, but on spread. :D I picked up a 70...

    Would rep, but on spread. :D

    I picked up a 70 lb Kettlebell a couple days ago. The seller had several for sale, but the other, lighter ones went quick. I guess the 70 was too heavy for everyone...
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    Where I come from, posting someone's name and...

    Where I come from, posting someone's name and city, state, qualifies as doxxing. That is usually enough info to identify a person. Not cool. If you were a standup guy, you would edit your post above...
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    Sticky: Embedded pic for you....

    Embedded pic for you.
    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9163161&d=1570849126

    Nice and spacious. I am liking your flooring too.
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    Depends if you are buying or selling. If you are...

    Depends if you are buying or selling. If you are buying, a good deal is 50 cents/pound, but I have paid less and other times more than that.

    If you are selling, ...
  • Or maybe this one. You can put one end through...

    Or maybe this one. You can put one end through the loop and a carabiner through the bolt hole:...
  • I would look for a nylon lifting sling or strap....

    I would look for a nylon lifting sling or strap. Wrap it around your bar and attach the carabiner to the strap. The good ones will hold a ton (2000 lbs) or more.

    Here is an example:...
  • Also, read the Sticky: Belts - A Comprehensive...

    Also, read the Sticky: Belts - A Comprehensive Guide



    Good advice, although I disagree about avoiding nylon belts. I use a multiply nylon belt for training and a leather one for competitions....
  • If you have been lifting without a belt, I...

    If you have been lifting without a belt, I suggest continuing without a belt until you can get one that has the right shape. I only wear a belt when I am lifting near my 1RM.

    Cheap, ineffective...
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    I moved up the line with my lat machines. At one...

    I moved up the line with my lat machines. At one point I had the BS one with the square vertical piece that guided the weights. That style sucs. I ended up with the BS Club lat machine with the two...
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    Was it for WMMS...

    Was it for WMMS? I grew up outside Cleveland in the early 70s. That was the radio station to listen to.
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    Where are you located? I have a single 100...

    Where are you located?

    I have a single 100 that is USA marked. I am in Tennessee. Shipping may be prohibitive unless it can hitch a ride somehow.
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