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Old 20th August 2017, 12:09   #4561
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I don't think steroids and supplements were widely available in the past century.
You are mistaken. May be not in India, but it was highly popular in USA. I used to workout in gyms in USA in the early 90s, and all kinds of supplements were available even then. BTW, my neighbor worked for a large American oil company in Saudi, where the facilities were similar to USA. I used to share experience with him after my first US visit, and I was surprised that he had access to pretty much every kind of equipment, some even better than I had used in US.

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Old 20th August 2017, 13:05   #4562
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Learning something new everyday.

But I would just like to point that even if he took something that caused a heart attack, it is impossible to know if he over dosed or took with proper guidance and knowledge.
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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/15/he...kes/index.html

High protein diet in someone who has a urea cycle disorder could prove fatal.
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Old 31st August 2017, 21:31   #4564
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I was watching this snippet from Joe Rogan and Michael Shermer about workout cults.



That reminded me of an home gym equipment I owned between 1999-2003. It was Bowflex, did anyone use it? Frankly, it was ineffective compared to pushup/chinup/squats workout. But having an equipment like that gave you the feeling that you are actually doing something serious.

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New trend these days to intentionally dope yourself in the name of journalism:
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Dear All - Need help on the below

I am aware of schultz fitness from Thrissur - looks very good - not sure of cost - have just written to them.

I am looking for a power cage - has to be durable and well finished - and if possible the best deal - with the following


1. 4 Adjustable weight hooks

2. Height adjustable full length safety bars

3. Pull up bar attachment - Prefer to have in line and perpendicular grips too

4. Adjustable Dip / Parallel bar attachment - Height Adjustable if possible

5. Power cage weight bearing capacity of at least 300 -KGs

6. Removable Bench / flat / incline capable to use for bench press within the power cage

7. Power lifting bar

8. Weights - Synthetic / Rubber / Steel

9. Also any idea on heavy duty 1" or thicker mats for the floor to cover ~ an area of 6' x 8'

Can / May look like this
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I am looking for a power cage - has to be durable and well finished - and if possible the best deal - with the following
If you need it to be as wicked looking (with super fine finishing) as Schultz then just buy it. I don't think anything else in India comes close to their quality. Of course, getting it fabricated locally would be much cheaper. Fellow bhpian got it done, you may want to search this thread.

I was looking at getting one fabricated locally but I when I realized that I can safely & easily get out of a heavy squat or bench failure I didn't feel the need anymore. I have a regular cum bench rack without safety bars and I never do single rep max PRs so haven't had the need to drop off any weight but I learnt the technique just in case.

If dropping heavy weight on the floor is an issue then by all means get a power rack. Also, bumper plates can take a beating but if you drop those rubber plates too often they'll just break and iron plates would break the floor instead.

Question to others - After getting bored with 5x5 I wish to take up olympic weightlifting and was looking for an olympic style barbell with rolling sleeves, any known brands that I could order off amazon or should I pay a visit to Ghulati's again?
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Of course, getting it fabricated locally would be much cheaper.
Thank you fine69 - I did not know / realise that Schultz is possibly the best in terms of finish. I have got a quotation from them - Yes they look nice - I did speak to a friend and he knows of an area in Bangalore where stores exist where customized stuff is possible - for the power cage - will visit and have a look


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I realized that I can safely & easily get out of a heavy squat or bench failure
I will be starting with 5x5 as the regimen - and the last time I completed a run cleanly I was squatting 145 kg and bench 100 kg - Initially it was more of a psychological barrier with the weight - and I did buckle once at around 120 kg - and not getting any younger, plus I train alone - so today I would prefer to go for the safety bars.
And hopefully if all goes well - I am looking at moving to and beyond at least 2 - 2.5x bodyweight.



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but I learnt the technique just in case.
I have gone through how to come out of a bench lift failure. Though its not very comfortable

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If dropping heavy weight on the floor is an issue then by all means get a power rack. Also, bumper plates can take a beating but if you drop those rubber plates too often they'll just break and iron plates would break the floor instead.
Yes, I dont want to drop weight on the concrete floor - hence I am thinking of some heavy mat and will go for regular iron weights. Thank you - I did not realise that bumper plates would break.


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Question to others - After getting bored with 5x5 I wish to take up olympic weightlifting
If you are done with 5x5 - and you are looking at progressing - have you had a look at madcow or some other intermediate training program.

I am also looking at a olympic power lifting bar - do share your research on the same.
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I have gone through how to come out of a bench lift failure. Though its not very comfortable
I guess you use collars on weight then? I don't use for any of the lifts which is why getting out of a failure is piece of cake.
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Yes, I dont want to drop weight on the concrete floor - hence I am thinking of some heavy mat and will go for regular iron weights. Thank you - I did not realise that bumper plates would break.
Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. I meant that bumper plates can take a beating as they are designed to. Other rubber coated plates would break if dropped frequently.

There are so many types of protective mats available that you can pick the one that suits your needs. However, olympic weightlifting doesn't work with mats. You'd need wooden boards + mats and that setup is not recommended for higher floors, its best to do so on the ground floor.

As you go heavy you'd also need bumper plates, its going to be a little expensive initially compared to a regular setup.
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I am also looking at a olympic power lifting bar - do share your research on the same.
Sure, will keep you posted. How I wish decathlon had it though, Domyos is great quality stuff.
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