Tuesday, November 26, 2013
|The frame awaits carpet for the sides and plywood|
on the center.
Now you are left with 2- 2'x 8' empty wells on each side of the platform. This is where the rubber weights will be dropped.
I layered 2'x 8' carpet and carpet underlay strips in the wells. to provide cushion. When I got closer to the top I
|Almost finished. Just need to add the 2 floating |
plywood sheets fastened together with carpet in between.
Cap it with a rubber mat and lay it down in the trough.
If you want to take it a step further, you can build this whole platform on top of carpet. Or you can use a carpet on top to drop the weights on. That will dampen the noise a bit more. Here is a video of dropping 150kg on the platform:
Oh yah, don't forget to put your doggy bed in front of the platform so he can watch you train!
This platform will dampen noise and the blow of the weights hitting the concrete. Post any questions of the platform construction in the comments section and I will be happy to answer.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Here are some lifts with the old bar.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I read this great interview on my coach Christine Girard: http://firstpull.net/2013/10/24/interview-with-christine-girard-bronze-medalist-in-london-2012/
There you will read the journey she has went through leading up to herbronze medal finish and what coming home was like. You will also read about how she started coaching athletes and how the birth of her weightlifting club Kilophile was started.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
|The end view of a Pendlay Bushing Bar.|
|Top view of a Pendlay HD Nexgen Bushing Barbell.|
The Pendlay Bearing bar does have better spin than the bushing bar and is worth the extra $200 if you are a serious Olympic Weightlifter. Unfortunately, you can no longer buy Pendlay barbells as they were acquired by Rogue. There is a barbell company that makes a decent product for the budget conscious lifter though. Bells of Steel has a decent barbell and bumpers.