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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #105 on: August 03, 2017, 08:22:26 PM »
Latest addition but it'll never be in the gym.  Played around a bit pulling and pushing it up and down the driveway with my 6 year old on it.


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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #106 on: October 11, 2017, 06:59:06 PM »
I've been wanting a squat bar since I realized they existed and especially after squatting with one at RPS.  The price tag always held me back so I've been making due with the B&R bar for the last bunch of years.  Problem I have with it though, is its very passive knurling doesn't hold all that well unless I have chalk on my back or I happen to be wearing my bar-grip t-shirt but even that is hit and miss and it tears up my shoulders and elbows sometimes.  Elite FTS was running a sale on all Texas bars so I started getting that itch real bad.  Still, I couldn't justify spending so much for a bar I would only use for squatting. So then what if I just got something with a little more bite?  I read reviews for 2 straight days on power bars for Ohio, Texas, and Westside and then convinced the wife that I had to have one.  I decided on a raw steel Ohio bar since my B&R feels so good and is holding up well with not too much maintenance.  A lot of the reviews for the black zinc complained that it off and fades to an ugly greenish black.  It came in today.



B&R bar on the right, Ohio on the right


To make the wife feel she was getting something out of this deal, I bought her a couple kettlebells to play with 8)



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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2017, 07:02:58 AM »
I was starting to worry that your gym was missing some very crucial equipment and then I scrolled down and there it was, the glorious ab roller. Phew!!!

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Looks awesome Ron. You've got yourself a damn good powerlifting gym right there. You should charge admission.
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #108 on: October 12, 2017, 08:05:04 AM »
A+.  Looks like a great set up.
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #109 on: October 12, 2017, 08:26:30 AM »
Never been so jealous of anything in my whole life.  Fuck.

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #110 on: October 12, 2017, 03:06:48 PM »
Thanks guys. I'd much rather have a good powerlifting gym nearby. Neversate was cool, but they lean towards the strongman stuff a lot and I didn't fully fit. I actually felt in the way as they were training for a comp the last few times I was there. I'll go back to have fun every once in a while though.

As far as admission, anyone willing to work hard is free. I'd love to have company.

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #111 on: October 12, 2017, 05:48:27 PM »
Dayum! Jelly of all your bars!
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #112 on: October 12, 2017, 09:53:00 PM »
Wow very nice!!
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #113 on: October 13, 2017, 07:23:53 PM »
I'm pretty happy with what I have in my gym but dayum that is a sweet setup. Always room for upgrades though.
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #114 on: December 05, 2017, 02:53:13 PM »
Nice set up! I bought the Rogue OPB too, bare steel. Mine has started to rust. I think the factory had some good oil or something on it that lasted several months but then one day the bar started to rust. Since then i've been oiling it a bit. Still a damn good bar
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #115 on: December 06, 2017, 08:16:03 PM »
Nice set up! I bought the Rogue OPB too, bare steel. Mine has started to rust. I think the factory had some good oil or something on it that lasted several months but then one day the bar started to rust. Since then i've been oiling it a bit. Still a damn good bar
I brush mine at the end of every training session if it gets chalk on it (the OPB doesn't need chalk, but my others do). I put a light coat of 3in1 on it about every 2 weeks.  My basement is humid enough to where i put a de-humidifier in it to take it from 70% to 35% but that was after a year living here and none of my bars are rusted.  All are bare steel but the Okie bar has a patina on it.

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #116 on: December 07, 2017, 05:47:51 PM »
Nice set up! I bought the Rogue OPB too, bare steel. Mine has started to rust. I think the factory had some good oil or something on it that lasted several months but then one day the bar started to rust. Since then i've been oiling it a bit. Still a damn good bar
I brush mine at the end of every training session if it gets chalk on it (the OPB doesn't need chalk, but my others do). I put a light coat of 3in1 on it about every 2 weeks.  My basement is humid enough to where i put a de-humidifier in it to take it from 70% to 35% but that was after a year living here and none of my bars are rusted.  All are bare steel but the Okie bar has a patina on it.

It was weird, mine got rust spots everywhere my hands had touched it. It was like finger prints of rust
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #117 on: December 07, 2017, 06:24:10 PM »
Nice set up! I bought the Rogue OPB too, bare steel. Mine has started to rust. I think the factory had some good oil or something on it that lasted several months but then one day the bar started to rust. Since then i've been oiling it a bit. Still a damn good bar
I brush mine at the end of every training session if it gets chalk on it (the OPB doesn't need chalk, but my others do). I put a light coat of 3in1 on it about every 2 weeks.  My basement is humid enough to where i put a de-humidifier in it to take it from 70% to 35% but that was after a year living here and none of my bars are rusted.  All are bare steel but the Okie bar has a patina on it.

It was weird, mine got rust spots everywhere my hands had touched it. It was like finger prints of rust

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #118 on: December 08, 2017, 01:05:28 AM »
I like your style. All top end stuff!
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #119 on: December 08, 2017, 07:09:28 AM »
More good stuff Ron. I am jelly not only of all the nice gym stuff but the fact that you have somewhere to put it all.
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