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    Zwift is good and you can use an inexpensive bike...

    Zwift is good and you can use an inexpensive bike on an inexpensive trainer if you want to. The bike can be used outside too so its more than just an exercise machine.
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    I had a DIY dipstand a few years ago, it was...

    I had a DIY dipstand a few years ago, it was quite sturdy. I used 2x6" wood framing stud in a stack of three to form a nominal 6x6 column for the uprights, the center of the three studs was 6"...
  • Use a moderate pullup assist rubber band and aim...

    Use a moderate pullup assist rubber band and aim for 30+ reps. Do it a few times a week. After doing that a few weeks use a lesser assist band and aim for 30+ reps. Then eventually phase out the...
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    I definitely wouldn't go any lighter than that...

    I definitely wouldn't go any lighter than that for a starting weight unless you have users under age 15 or over age 65 using it.

    You are right about eventually swinging heavy, I progressed to...
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    I would get one of the older Airdynes, especially...

    I would get one of the older Airdynes, especially if you see them for sale at only $50. It can be used for LISS, I used to use these as a warmup before lifting in the winter, it has a nice smooth...
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    When I was in my early 20s, I went to a mall...

    When I was in my early 20s, I went to a mall sporting goods store to kill time, while waiting for a movie with some friends. One of the people I was with was a small 19 year old female, she maxed...
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    These are good for high volume swings that's...

    These are good for high volume swings that's mainly what I use them for. They are back in stock on Walmart's site if you want to try that out. If you don't like them, return is pretty easy if you...
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    Here are my two Diamond Pros. ...

    Here are my two Diamond Pros.
    https://i.imgur.com/Bvd75Bl.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/POKe7LY.jpg
    $1 a pound can't be beat. As far as accuracy, IIRC, the "16KG/35Lb" is actually 34 lbs and the...
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    Poor man's method is to roll the middle of the...

    Poor man's method is to roll the middle of the barbell's weight stack over a change plate.
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    Could also do 4x2.5 platemate donuts and the "old...

    Could also do 4x2.5 platemate donuts and the "old school" metal SDH prostyle dumbbells that have the 10lb pancakes, screw + washer end, or the smooth flat chrome or painted metal endcaps.
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    They work best on bare or painted metal.

    They work best on bare or painted metal.
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    Diamond Pro are fantastic for the price. I have...

    Diamond Pro are fantastic for the price. I have the 28KG and 16KG. Out of stock as mentioned, this is the link where they would be...
  • I'd probably paint a thin strip on the floor dead...

    I'd probably paint a thin strip on the floor dead center.
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    In addition to the excellent Beastskills site,...

    In addition to the excellent Beastskills site, check out Ross Enamait's guides
    http://rosstraining.com/blog/2018/03/standing-ab-wheel-rollout-progression/...
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    It really depends on your available space. I have...

    It really depends on your available space. I have a similar setup to you with a lot of standard plates. Right now I have the plates on SDH handles preset to 25, 40, 50, 60, and 75, I don't like to...
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    Ab wheel rollouts are harder than they appear. If...

    Ab wheel rollouts are harder than they appear. If you find them too difficult to perform at first, a progression towards them could involve long lever planks.
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    Looks like a good turn key system. Could get...

    Looks like a good turn key system. Could get some more change plates, more dumbbells (powerblocks, ironmaster), and a cardio device of your choosing and you'd be set for a long time.
  • Nice deal.

    Nice deal.
  • Could always buy a used pair or two of heavy...

    Could always buy a used pair or two of heavy prostyles, usually are based on either 10lb or 7.5lb standard hole cast iron pancake plates, and take them apart for the plates. Would get em around...
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    Sticky: Looks like it would be an appropriate machine for...

    Looks like it would be an appropriate machine for training high school and college athletes rather than for training bodybuilding. Still looked interesting due to the opposing push/pull dynamic.
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