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ideas to 'make' a thick bar for deadlifts etc

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2004/02/06 19:46:54 (permalink)
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ideas to 'make' a thick bar for deadlifts etc

My gym has only tradition 1" olympic bar and is unlikely to want to purchase a 2". Anyone any ides how to modify an ordinary bar? I've tried central heating pipe insulator, but it tends to split easily, and towels/ flannels don't work well.
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    cougarman
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    RE: ideas to 'make' a thick bar for deadlifts etc 2004/02/06 20:32:28 (permalink)
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    USE A SCOFOLD POLE you will find one almost any wear ofr just role up to a building site and ask the forman is you can have a 7 foot length 9 times out of ten he will say help your self. i just got two 9 gallon kegs for a whole salers just by asking,

    Good luck with your quest
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    GoldenArrow
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    RE: ideas to 'make' a thick bar for deadlifts etc 2004/02/06 20:37:31 (permalink)
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    I was going to suggest this, but I would imagine the problem is that his gym doesn't let him bring a scaffold pole in!
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    RE: ideas to 'make' a thick bar for deadlifts etc 2004/02/06 20:42:50 (permalink)
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    well that could be a problem so ask the gym owner and if he/she say's NO move gym's to some where that needs your money more or bulid a 5m by 3m shed in you garden just like mine.

    1.ask the gym owner
    2.beg gym owner
    3. explain why you need the thick bar
    4. move gyms
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    RE: ideas to 'make' a thick bar for deadlifts etc 2004/02/07 10:03:36 (permalink)
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    Grab 2 bars, load the weight you need on one end of each bar then lift and hold them from the 'fat' bar loaded end.... like a wheel barrow hold.

    Dirty
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    RE: ideas to 'make' a thick bar for deadlifts etc 2004/02/07 10:32:59 (permalink)
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    My gym didn't the pedatic little fcukers! On grounds of health and safety..... while they have broken welds on benches, broken DBs, cracked mirrors and shattered windows - they're fine!
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    RE: ideas to 'make' a thick bar for deadlifts etc 2004/02/07 11:35:47 (permalink)
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    Whats a scofold pole?

    (english is not my main language, please explain)
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    RE: ideas to 'make' a thick bar for deadlifts etc 2004/02/07 11:40:42 (permalink)
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    Those big poles they use on building sites to construct the framework which they work on.
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