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  • Those gymnastic bars don't look high enough to do...

    Those gymnastic bars don't look high enough to do weighted dips? I feel like the plates would hit on the floor at the bottom. That station on the right is more of what I'd consider.
  • Can you lean forward a good bit without scraping...

    Can you lean forward a good bit without scraping your head on the uprights? What if you choke up on the handles for a narrower grip, do you still have that clearance?
  • That's really nice but unfortunately outside the...

    That's really nice but unfortunately outside the price range. Probably shouldve mentioned that in my post but would hope to stay around price of the matador.

    Based on comments so far and positive...
  • Missing Dips so need to make purchase; Rogue Matador or alternative?

    I used to do weighted Dips at the gym that had an old bodymasters dip station. I think the bars had a very modest angle and that the width was on the narrower side, which was comfortable and felt...
  • So how often & what days do you perform them? ...

    So how often & what days do you perform them?

    Also, both jade & sooby (a, a bit technical but what pad height do you set? Top of pad at top of pelvic bone to allow full back movement? Or do you...
  • As much as I like McGill, I agree that his paper...

    As much as I like McGill, I agree that his paper clip analogy doesn't make that much sense to me. Spine is made to flex as you point out, but it also adapts over time to get stronger & better able...
  • Back extensions (more isometric, but also in general)- yay or nay?

    I've been strengthening my core / lower back after an injury (poor form DL a few years back, re-aggravated in the summer).

    I've become a Stuart McGill fanboy and doing his Big 3 + suitcase...
  • Why are barbell rows viewed as less important than other compound lifts?

    Maybe i'm misreading the articles, forums and strength programs , but it seems to me that barbell rows (from the floor, pendlay style) play a distant role vs bench and OHP in most programs and...
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    Sticky: Thanks. The design was all the wife as I...

    Thanks. The design was all the wife as I would've just thrown mats down in the concrete basement and called it a day. Though it cost more than the equipment, I love working out down there.
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    Sticky: Here she be: Basement gym with ~90" ceilings...

    Here she be:

    Basement gym with ~90" ceilings with the occasional low-lying pipe. Plywood walls with corrugated metal bottom. Ceilings spray-painted charcoal. Horse stall mat floor.

    Purchased...
  • Never thought this post would trigger so many...

    Never thought this post would trigger so many responses. But appreciate all the input and the lube jokes.

    I think part of the problem is that I have a body solid BFF10 cable machine. This ain't...
  • [QUOTE=ampire;1593326931]Some materials such as...

    [QUOTE=ampire;1593326931]Some materials such as plastics don't respond well to petroleum based lubricants, which can cause premature wear and tear on the cable's exterior liner. Silicon and PTFE...
  • How long have you done this? How long does the...

    How long have you done this? How long does the application last before you need to re-apply? Any negatives?
  • Solid posts gents. Nothing like a good ole...

    Solid posts gents. Nothing like a good ole vaseline topic to get the creative juices flowing...

    But I hadn't really thought about that issue of dirt buildup over time. So can you recommend a...
  • I put vaseline on my cable machine cables, huge improvement

    I read in a few threads about users putting vaseline on their cables to improve smoothness & reduce friction. I just did this and can vouch for a huge improvement.

    I have a body solid BFFT10R...
  • Why don't you use them? What don't you like...

    Why don't you use them? What don't you like about them?

    Separately, after all of the feedback, I think i'm just going to stick with my old spinlocks until I can save up for powerblocks. And like...
  • Really interesting idea. Have you used these...

    Really interesting idea. Have you used these shaft collars personally with heavy weights and never had issue? I've contemplated whether using a longer SDH handle and just forgoing the cap might be...
  • Are regular aches, pains, nags etc... just a fact of lifting?

    I'm mid 30s, been active whole life, eat well and pretty healthy.

    Throughout 20s and early 30s I used to do a mix of cardio, free-weights, plyo and machines (when I lifted, focused on ~15 rep...
  • I agree they're a little expensive, so i'm hoping...

    I agree they're a little expensive, so i'm hoping to buy used. But not exactly a common item.

    Appreciate the link. Worth considering, though hoping to get a little thicker handle to avoid...
  • Anyone have thoughts/experience with Ivanko SDH-U adjustable dumbbell?

    I'm currently using some old 1" spinlock adjustable dumbbells. I wrapped some hockey tap around the grip to thicken it and eliminate the awful aggressive knurling.

    The DBs work fine and I like...
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