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  • What I did before I had the welded plates was...

    What I did before I had the welded plates was just use an extra set of collars and loosely attach them to the end so they were flush with the threaded end and thus gained a bit more surface area. It...
  • Check what I did boyo. Go to local metal shop...

    Check what I did boyo. Go to local metal shop and weld on some plates.

    Was amazing until I dropped them too many times and the threads started loosening. So if you go this route just dont drop...
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    Thanks. Lucked out building it pre COVID. Now I...

    Thanks. Lucked out building it pre COVID. Now I just gotta stick to the process so I can look like your avi.



    My goal is hypertrophy. I hit back 2x per week. My other two back exercises at...
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    Deficit deadstop T-bar rows (pic)

    I started programming some deficit deadstop T-bar rows using the landmine. Loving them and highly recommend.

    I have cut up horse stall mats and use three on each side, which is 2.25". This...
  • Glad to hear you all are having no problems with...

    Glad to hear you all are having no problems with the REP Stainless bars. I was admittedly worried they used a cheap stainless to get the price down and that it would begin to show after regular use....
  • Hows your stainless barbell holding up? What/if any maintenance? Passivate?

    I recently purchased a REP Stainless deep knurl power bar. I love it and it's my only bar.

    I'm not looking to do much maintenance (hence why I paid up for stainless) but would like to keep it...
  • Nah. Much rather replace the $50 piece than ruin...

    Nah. Much rather replace the $50 piece than ruin my arm/shoulder trying to get the DB back on my thigh after I've exhausted on reps.
  • 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.
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