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2003/10/24 06:07:17 (permalink)
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Training outside, in the back garden...

...What are your views on this?

My house is very small with no real room to put a squat rack or anything in, so I was thinking of investing in some Oly Plates, getting my old man to get me a 2" thick piece of tubing from his work and cut it to the right length to make me a barbell and some dumbells, and also some rubber mats to protect my mum's precious grass
I also have a car park just outside my back door that's empty in the mornings, evenings, and w.ends, which'll be handy if I want my dad to make me up some farmers walk implements or dragging sled.

So lads, what do you think? Who does deadlifts in their backgarden? lol...I'll still use the gym for the squat rack, but I don't think they'll like my 2" tubing/bar!
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    Vetzak
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/24 09:33:14 (permalink)
    I did farmers walk in my back garden while the weather was good. I covered up the plates and DB's really well but they still got covered in rust :(
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/24 10:04:16 (permalink)
    I do my oly lifts in the back garden. its fine but its getting ****ing cold, and the footing can become a litle treacherous if it been raining. Gotta look after the weights as well really.
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/24 11:21:26 (permalink)
    Yeh its probably gonna be a lot of hassle with winter coming up, but i guess the best thing to do is go for it and see how u get on. I wonder wot the neighbours will think. :-)
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/25 01:19:06 (permalink)
    It's busy outside my house at times but i'm still going to start some sledgehammer work outdoors. Feck what people think lol

    Knighty I think you should train indoors if possible mate with some lifts performed outside if you wish.
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/27 11:09:13 (permalink)
    I train outside all year, it's not really the cold that gets you it's the wet, especially when the snow comes.

    Knighty if you are gonna do weights on the grass then get ready for your Ma not speaking to you again lol, you can get high density rubber mats from the Airport - they use them for conveyor belts and have to replace them every now and again.

    I have some rocks down the local playing fields and they are still there basically because no-one would want to steal them besides they are too heavy to steal, if they go then I'll know it was a bro from MT lol...... Do you have access to a field where you could keep your heavy stuff?
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/27 13:32:13 (permalink)
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    I train outside all year, it's not really the cold that gets you it's the wet, especially when the snow comes.

    Knighty if you are gonna do weights on the grass then get ready for your Ma not speaking to you again lol, you can get high density rubber mats from the Airport - they use them for conveyor belts and have to replace them every now and again.

    I have some rocks down the local playing fields and they are still there basically because no-one would want to steal them besides they are too heavy to steal, if they go then I'll know it was a bro from MT lol...... Do you have access to a field where you could keep your heavy stuff?



    Nice to know there are like minded people on MT
    My dad can get me a big piece of metal sheeting from work, and there's a rubber mat place not too far from me, which is handy to protect the grass (Lay down metal sheeting, then rubber over the top)

    There's a car park right outside my back door which is empty in the mornings, evenings, and weekends which would be perfect for sled dragging, farmers walks, etc.
    Also leading straight off the from the car park there's a grassy hill with a footpath leading up the side and a park when it flattens off, but I'll have quite a bit of trouble getting heavy stuff up there! There's also a little bit of woodland further along the park which often has dumped trollies, bikes, etc. which could come in handly one day.

    Just out of interest, what sort of equipment do you have to train at home with? This is the gear that I had in mind:


    • Get my dad to make some 2" thick DBs and Barbell

    • Some plates (Seen an offer for 140kg @ £130)

    • Get my dad to make me up a squat rack which can be taken apart (Note to self - find some diagrams!)

    • A bench(Again, could get my dad to make me one up, but will need diagrams)

    • All sorts of other goodies, such as sledge hammer, beer barrel, sand bags, etc.


    This lot will probably set me back a fair bit, but I think it would make an excellent investment.

    What do you think?
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/28 23:50:32 (permalink)
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    Just out of interest, what sort of equipment do you have to train at home with?

    Jeez I'll be here all nighty answering this one,

    I av at home
    10kg, 8kg, 6kg and 5kg rubber med balls.
    14" round stone for throwing, 22lb steel ball, 20lb steel ball, 18lb steel ball,16lb steel ball and 14lb steel ball
    170Kg of Oly weights, Squat racks, bench, chin bar, 18in cube wooden blocks (very handy).
    Also a set of regular weights my wife uses, step machines and other girly stuff.

    At the field
    16lb hammer, 18lb hammer, 22lb hammer.
    40Kg steel sled with rope and attached to my Oly weights belt
    I have 6 x 56lb weights I can load on four to the sled
    There are 4 x 28lb weights.
    12 different stones weighing roughly 12lbs, 16lbs, 18lbs, 22lbs, 28lbs, 32lbs, 44lbs, 56lbs, 100lbs, 140lbs, 180lbs and 220lbs.
    4 tree trunks (cabers) 14feet, 17feet, 18feet and 21feet I use the biggest one just to push up and over.....
    Racks which go up to 18 feet for throwing the 56lbers over, ok I have not reached 18feet,
    Old oxy tanks with handles for farmers walk.
    I think that's about it, I also take the car sometimes and give it apush around the field (if no-one is watching)
    Good luck Kinghty if you get locked up I'll come and bail you...
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/29 10:40:36 (permalink)
    what are the wooden blocks for? how much were the medecine balls?
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/29 10:46:43 (permalink)
    caberman, you have just described my dream home...
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/29 13:17:56 (permalink)
    Caberman - your gym/playing field sounds excellent!
    I don't know if I'll be able to get a good set up for a reasonable price, and most of the scallies around my area would steal or vandalise any equipment I left down the park, especially the hammer, sled, etc. anything that could be dragged a few yards for someone to have a sh!t on!

    Cheers mate, I'm keeping my options open at the moment so I'll let you know what I decide.
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/30 00:02:21 (permalink)
    Hey Guys you are welcome round anytime.....
    The med balls I got from a co called TST leisure in Glesga view at
    www.tstleisure.co.uk
    they offered free postal and I think it is UK wide
    They cost £100 for 3 (I already had one from years ago) other sites offered cheaper but the postage on top made it more expensive so I ordered from these guys - good and speedy service... They also stock heaps and heaps of other stuff have a look, free delivery on Olympic weights sets lol......

    Suggy - My mrs and I both use the blocks for various stuff, me - partial deads, box squats, one leg squats, step ups, depth jumps etc they are made up from cut up 4x2's I can get a pic if you are interested lol......The Mrs uses them to sit on and watch me be strong as fuc* ha only joking, hope she doesn't read this.
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/10/30 10:08:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by caberman
    Hey Guys you are welcome round anytime.....



    ...you might regret that offer some day when the horde of MT members knock on your door
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/11/02 15:35:43 (permalink)
    go for it mate
    plus like my early morinin' runs and training come rain or snow it adds a difrent factor a resolve
    good luck
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    RE: Training outside, in the back garden... 2003/11/03 07:28:06 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Knighty

    quote:
    Originally posted by caberman

    I train outside all year, it's not really the cold that gets you it's the wet, especially when the snow comes.

    Knighty if you are gonna do weights on the grass then get ready for your Ma not speaking to you again lol, you can get high density rubber mats from the Airport - they use them for conveyor belts and have to replace them every now and again.

    I have some rocks down the local playing fields and they are still there basically because no-one would want to steal them besides they are too heavy to steal, if they go then I'll know it was a bro from MT lol...... Do you have access to a field where you could keep your heavy stuff?



    Nice to know there are like minded people on MT
    My dad can get me a big piece of metal sheeting from work, and there's a rubber mat place not too far from me, which is handy to protect the grass (Lay down metal sheeting, then rubber over the top)

    There's a car park right outside my back door which is empty in the mornings, evenings, and weekends which would be perfect for sled dragging, farmers walks, etc.
    Also leading straight off the from the car park there's a grassy hill with a footpath leading up the side and a park when it flattens off, but I'll have quite a bit of trouble getting heavy stuff up there! There's also a little bit of woodland further along the park which often has dumped trollies, bikes, etc. which could come in handly one day.

    Just out of interest, what sort of equipment do you have to train at home with? This is the gear that I had in mind:


    • Get my dad to make some 2" thick DBs and Barbell

    • Some plates (Seen an offer for 140kg @ £130)

    • Get my dad to make me up a squat rack which can be taken apart (Note to self - find some diagrams!)

    • A bench(Again, could get my dad to make me one up, but will need diagrams)

    • All sorts of other goodies, such as sledge hammer, beer barrel, sand bags, etc.


    This lot will probably set me back a fair bit, but I think it would make an excellent investment.

    What do you think?



    Send me an email to l_pilk42@hotmail.com and I can give you some specs and a diagram for a power rack I built. It's pretty simple to build with the plans, just requires the right materials, tools, and someone who can weld. It can be seperated into two parts, has a chinning bar, has dipping bars that can be taken on and off, and I came up with a few other things for it. But send me the email so I'll remember to get it for you, cause otherwise I'll forget about it.
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