OT: Ok HOL gym heroes

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  1. jflores

    jflores Offensive Coordinator
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    Cast iron, rubber or urethane weight plates? What do you like to put on the bar before you throw down four fiddy for warm up bench reps?

    My dream has always been Ivanko urethane plates but they are twelve to sixteen weeks out Made To Order due to covid demand of workout gear. Looks like cast iron would be available end of July. Might have to settle.
     
  2. cubsker

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    I do something similar to this

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    bigboxes College Football Hall of Fame
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    Suhrreal Graduate Assistant
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    My gym just got some new Rogue urethane plates. I really can't stand the smell of those things. Weight is weight at the end of the day...
     
  5. drubendall

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    You want those rusty old plates that really clank against the cement. That's how you know you're a dude
     
  6. tpmcg

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    me too. sitting down having a beer...
     
  7. WHCSC

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    If you’re not dropping the bar regular cast iron is fine
     
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    I lift the cement up to meet the cast iron.
     
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    The gym I go to has both. The rubber ones are definitely more popular.
     
  10. PeliniTheCrutch

    PeliniTheCrutch First Team All-Big Ten
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    I try to eat lightning, crap thunder, and catch a chicken before I work out.
     
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    I will say though, if you load up the bar like I do, you’ll need irons. The rubbers are too thick and there isn’t enough room on the bar. You’re only fitting four rubber on a side, five max. So when I decide to bulk up I have to switch to irons.
     
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    I bought a few horse stall mats for the flooring and use iron plates.
     
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    If you're doing olympic lifts where you touch the plates to the floor I can see the rubberized plates being nice. I don't do those so I have metal ones and some metal adjustable dumbbells
     
  14. Husker.Wed.

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    Nothing beats old fashioned York Standard plates. The 45s are 1.5 inches thick. The Ivankos are 2" as are most others and the Rogues are even more. Some machines don't have real long spindles, like 9 inches, so you can get only 4 Ivankos on the spindle, but you can get 6 Yorks on there. If you have trouble lifting them with the narrow lip on the York 45s, then you should probably rethink handling 45s.
     
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  15. jflores

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    Yah I'm just doing a power rack and a deadlift platform...no machines.
     
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    In that case, having the holes in the plates to make them easier to lift makes the whole process of loading the bar easier.
     
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    I only do Pilates and use my shake weight and I can still bench more than anyone on this board. Willing to take on any and all challengers
     
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    Jeezus, yikes and holeeeeeeee sh*t all in one thread

    Congrats fellers.
     
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    It's so cool to go to the gym and have such beautiful results. Personally, I've been going to the gym for a long time, but now with all this coronavirus situation, I practice at home because I have no choice, I don't want to risk going to the gym somewhere. Of course, it's harder but I can handle it, in addition, I am helped by a program that I found by chance on the internet - The Noom food program , where besides the fact that it teaches me how to eat correctly, it also helps me with the exercises I want. Finally, I'm waiting for this pandemic to pass sooner and for me to go to the gym.
     
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    Heeeeey Kim.

    Beep beep.
     
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    Cast iron all day #ironsharpensiron
     
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    so you're full of wind, shit and excitement
     
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    Where are you getting cast iron at right now? I have been looking around and either nothing is available or insanely over-priced.
     
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    Try a few curls with tallboys
     
  25. tpmcg

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    every little bit helps....
     
  26. jflores

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    It's been awhile since i made this thread but at the time ironcompany.com was expecting a shipment of Ivanko cast iron towards the middle of July.

    Ivanko being what it is it's not a cheap option anyway. I ended up ordering urethane coated direct from ivanko so it'll be another few weeks before I get it.
     
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    Go to the gym, they're open just for you:

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  28. TheNewNU

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    Depends on what youre doing. Olympic lifting definitely go with rubber. If youre just doing general strength and conditioning iron is fine. Check out garage gyms on youtube theyve got some really cool ideas on there.
     

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