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  • I agree. Sheep is vital. Professionals recommend...

    I agree. Sheep is vital. Professionals recommend 8 hours. Which for me isn't likely living in a condo. Neighbors. And I've never slept that long even when suck. But getting less than 3.5 his....h has...
  • Yep. I haven't been getting the best consistent...

    Yep. I haven't been getting the best consistent sheep lately. Less than 4 hours a night. Finally caught up to me.

    I also took in less carbs than I normally would on a workout day.

    Diet was...
  • Experiences with Cellucor C4 Ripped Pre-workout

    Has any one used this pre-workout and felt sapped of your strength on a set you NEVER EVER have in over a year?

    I was doing my Incline Bench Press. 5x5. 3 sets at my warm-up weight, then 1 set...
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    Reliable probiotic brand recommendations

    Been hearing a lot about including probiotics in our diets. What brands are from the more respected brands? Dr. Kara? Jamison?
  • Thanks man. That's EXACTLY the bench I was...

    Thanks man. That's EXACTLY the bench I was looking for. Knew it was a Sorinex. Odd I can't find it on their website. Maybe I managed to miss it :P

    Wonder if any one else makes the same "auto spot...
  • Looking for bench with retracting upright arms

    I noticed in an Alexander Kang video about bench pressing he used a bench at some gym who's upright arms would swing back and out of the way for a press...once the barbell was lifted off the J-hooks....
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    Was just going to reply to his comment. And I'd...

    Was just going to reply to his comment. And I'd like to add...Why doesn't ROGUE make chrome plates? Notice how many varieties of bars and plates they sell under their own brand name (plus...
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    That would explain why you don't see chromed...

    That would explain why you don't see chromed plates on either Eleiko's or Ivanko's websites. :P Though, you'd think someone would be making them if not for Eleiko or Ivanko like Watson's in the UK....
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    I think they might have the entire supply for the...

    I think they might have the entire supply for the world. :) So many extremely well outfitted gyms in CA. :) Eleiko. :)) Jealous.

    At least there ARE a few sources for chromed dumbbells. One from...
  • Where did you get them? Ebay? Seems no one makes...

    Where did you get them? Ebay? Seems no one makes them any more. Not Ivanko or Eleiko. Am I wrong? :) I'd love to get a set myself.
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    Chrome Eleiko plates

    Does any one know if Eleiko (and Ivanko) are still making chromed rimmed plates and what product name they are (or were) given?
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    Thanks Jason. That's what I heard about bare...

    Thanks Jason. That's what I heard about bare steel/SS bars. One of the bars I AM actually considering is the Rogue Bare Steel Pwr Bar. :) I just happened to be looking through that one e-retailer and...
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    As mentioned it's $1400 CDN :) Exchange rate and...

    As mentioned it's $1400 CDN :) Exchange rate and maybe a fee the CDN retailers have to pay which CDN buyers end up paying for.

    As for the finishes of IPF approved bars...is there a listing some...
  • Thread: IWF Approval

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    Yes. According to the IPF rule book (2016)...

    Yes. According to the IPF rule book (2016) "..knurling can't be chromed..". So that sort of implies the shaft can't be chromed since no manacturer is going to mix chome/SS on the shaft or sleeve....
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    IPF rules and bars

    Why must bars "not be chromed on the knurling" and why competition PL bars are bare steel (e.g. Eleiko's $1400 CDN PL Comp bar)? Why does it matter to the IPF what kind of coating is on the...
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    IWF Approval

    Can anyone tell me why the IWF specified raw steel bars for competition and not any other materials used in consumer bars (e.g zinc, SS, cerakote. .)?

    Eleiko's competition bar is raw steel..A...
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    When did they go bust? Gym equipment biz...so...

    When did they go bust?

    Gym equipment biz...so touch to stay afloat. Only a handful around now. ROGUE, EliteFTS. REP, Hammer Strength...and some Sears brands like YORK.

    Don't think any of them...
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    Does any one know if Body Master's equipment is...

    Does any one know if Body Master's equipment is being sold in Canada? If so, where? I like their heavy duty benches with the bent back posts behind the J-hook. Been looking for benches built like...
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    Thank guys. I'm definitely a novice. Have only...

    Thank guys. I'm definitely a novice. Have only been doing the 3 for about 2 months. :)

    So, an "intermediate" lifter is someone who's lifting 400-500 pounds? :) Or is that based more on time...
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    The amount of "Whip" in a bar..

    Would it matter for the novice powerlilfter doing deadlifts in the 200-300-lbs range? Or would "good whip" (Rogue's OHIO, Chan bar 2.0) not be noticeable till you're lifting 500+?

    Trying to...
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