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Title: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: AlexanderOmand on September 24, 2013, 02:16:17 PM
So, there's a new Addition to the gym that I go to.  One of the trainers has been a Crossift enthusiast for a while, and she's decided that she didn't particularly like the way they ran it.  So, she's starting her own.  Synergy Functional Fitness.  As I heard the scuttle butt around the gym, one day she stopped me in the middle of a workout and said she'd like to talk to me sometime. Aww... Shucks, Strong, cute blonde liking that I lift heavy. Got me all Bashful and Shit.

Nope, didn't want me, just wants my powerlifters.

She wants to pick my brain about what it would take to recruit powerlifters to her gym.  One word, "Chalk".  Fast forward a few months, gear starts showing up, I start drooling. Chains, GHR, Power Racks, and... A Deadlift platform, with a Deadlift Jack.  And she had a Massive, Fuck-off, sized chalk bowl.  I heard Christmas and Wedding bells.

Turns out, her dad and I have lifted together and he's been giving me Squat and DL tips for the past 4 years.  She's putting all this powerlifting stuff together for her Dad, with a mind to recruit PL'ers as well. 

I'm not arguing, though, here's a look at the platform.

(http://www.omandcorp.com/images/SFF_deadlift.jpg)
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: Get-n-fit on September 24, 2013, 02:29:43 PM
Sweet!!! I'd love access to a gym like that...I really like that squat bar too, that would save some hell on my shoulders.
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: FLEX on September 24, 2013, 03:03:14 PM
I sooooooo wish my gym had a deadlift jack.

Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: TMonkey on September 24, 2013, 07:22:59 PM
try out that safety squat bar and report back

ok  thanks
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: jediokie on September 25, 2013, 08:49:11 AM
I'm curious about the safety bar as well, and also would kill to have a deadlift jack at the gym.
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: Richie71 on September 29, 2013, 04:05:53 PM
What's a deadlift jack?  :S
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: FLEX on September 29, 2013, 04:20:23 PM
What's a deadlift jack?  :S


Lifts the bar off the ground so it's easier to add/remove the plates. 

Deadlift jack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr3jJLyFHoE#ws)
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: Richie71 on September 29, 2013, 04:24:58 PM
Ah...got you. We have some 25kg plates that are just a touch bigger in diameter than the 20kgs, so I always load those first so I can slot the 20s on afterwards. I can see the need for a jack otherwise.
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: PVSampson on September 29, 2013, 07:38:42 PM
There are mini jacks available that fit in a gym bag

http://www.westcarybarbell.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25 (http://www.westcarybarbell.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25)

Just an example and there are other companies that make them.
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: Little Tim on September 29, 2013, 07:57:53 PM
Ah...got you. We have some 25kg plates that are just a touch bigger in diameter than the 20kgs, so I always load those first so I can slot the 20s on afterwards. I can see the need for a jack otherwise.

Same as you richie. That's why my journal on deads goes from 135 to 205 to 275 to... Use the 35's.

Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: Greg on September 29, 2013, 08:53:35 PM
There are mini jacks available that fit in a gym bag

[url]http://www.westcarybarbell.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25[/url] ([url]http://www.westcarybarbell.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25[/url])

Just an example and there are other companies that make them.


Simple enough to make, now I have a project at work.
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: TMonkey on September 29, 2013, 10:14:31 PM
There are mini jacks available that fit in a gym bag

[url]http://www.westcarybarbell.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25[/url] ([url]http://www.westcarybarbell.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25[/url])

Just an example and there are other companies that make them.


Simple enough to make, now I have a project at work.


any chance you want to make 2?  the 2nd one would be easier :D
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: Greg on September 29, 2013, 11:13:24 PM


Just an example and there are other companies that make them.

Simple enough to make, now I have a project at work.
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any chance you want to make 2?  the 2nd one would be easier :D
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I'm thinking of making the handle removable, simple clevis pin setup to keep it in place. Would be very easy to carry in a gym bag. Will post pics when complete, and yes if it works out I will make one for you.
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: PVSampson on September 29, 2013, 11:29:28 PM


I'm thinking of making the handle removable, simple clevis pin setup to keep it in place. Would be very easy to carry in a gym bag. Will post pics when complete, and yes if it works out I will make one for you.


Just a suggestion,a lot of guys that make their own put some sort of rubber in the lifting hook to protect the barbell.
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 14, 2013, 09:25:46 AM
More toys....

(http://www.omandcorp.com/images/DA_boards.jpg)

I'm liking this gym so much more than the last one.  Now, I just need to convince a few more people to train with me....
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: Get-n-fit on November 14, 2013, 03:19:20 PM
dam....looks cool.....however, I have no idea what I'm looking at.
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 14, 2013, 03:26:40 PM
You're looking at Boards.  The Bench and weights have been there since opening in October, but the owner (at my request) purchased the boards.  All of varying thickness, for use in a 1 board, 2 board, 3 board.... Press.  You have someone hold the board on your chest when you bench, thus limiting the range of motion. two things happen.  One, you can use more weight. Two, you are now working your triceps heavily.

Here's an example:

http://youtu.be/iIBp-my013I (http://youtu.be/iIBp-my013I)

Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: BigDaddy on November 14, 2013, 03:29:15 PM
dam....looks cool.....however, I have no idea what I'm looking at.

I had to go look them up last night :)

Rogue looks like they have a lot of nice equipment.  If I ever setup a home gym, I will have to give them a look.
Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 14, 2013, 03:32:39 PM
The new gym that I'm in, is all rogue equipment.  Real nice stuff.

Here's a more in depth explanation.

Equipment Demo - The Board Press (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXE0tit9jrk#ws)

Title: Re: New Gym, New Toys...
Post by: Get-n-fit on November 14, 2013, 04:37:28 PM
You're looking at Boards.  The Bench and weights have been there since opening in October, but the owner (at my request) purchased the boards.  All of varying thickness, for use in a 1 board, 2 board, 3 board.... Press.  You have someone hold the board on your chest when you bench, thus limiting the range of motion. two things happen.  One, you can use more weight. Two, you are now working your triceps heavily.



lmao!!  now it makes sense, to tell you the truth I had no idea that was a bench, I hadn't seen one like that and my brain wasn't processing it right.   And now that I see they are stacked boards with paddles I comprendo! lol
Fancy stuff there, we always used a piece of 2x4 and 4x4 and some A-hole would always smack you in the chest with it when they set it down.