What they GAY!!!!!

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  1. GreyRS

    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    Today was leg day. Decided to do leg-sled since I haven't done it in a while. Only find two 100LB plates. Look all over for the others, go by the office and ask about them. Staffs says they are no longer authorized to have any weights of 100LBs or more available for use unless they are rubber coated......
    Seriously, can anyone explain to me what possible benefit (safety or otherwise) can come from having rubber coated 100LB plates?
    (This is an AF Base gym btw. Probably most of the problem right there.)
     
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    probably fuck the floor up from people dropping deads or some shit
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    or stupid insurance shit
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    They don't have any 45lb plates either? Or just two 100lb plates in the whole gym ...
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    Rubber coated for grip
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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  7. GreyRS

    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    Entire floor covered with rubber matting. Deads area set-up in a room with a reinforced concrete floor under matting and very few people here would use 100lb plates for deads.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    They probably have to requisition them from the Army or Marines ;)
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    Yeah, plenty of 45s. It is just annoying as hell to go from only having to load four to eight plates to get to the weight I want, to having to load eight to sixteen 45s.

    I suspect that they missed the pair of 100s I used yesterday and they will be gone soon too.:squint:
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    Had them for the past four+ years. Took them out earlier this week. Said they are trying to get the ones they have coated or put together a letter requesting a waiver.

    We do get a lot of Army EOD in there, but few Marines. Those guys mainly do cross-fit type stuff though.....
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    With the exception of one pair, all of the 100lb plates have hand holes. Not sure rubber coating would make them any easier to grip, especially when hands are sweaty. I notice that all rubber coated heavy DBs leave the grip part free of coating. Hmm?????
     
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    it hurts less if rubber falls on you, duh
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    :rofl: Funny guy.
     
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    they don't let me wear flip flops for this reason. I get a kick out of it. If a 125 lb DB falls on my foot, with or without shoes, it's gonna hurt the same.
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    Yeah, we had that conversation when I got caught doing deads and squats in socks.
     
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    I dropped a 45lb plate on my toe with shoes on and the toe was fucked.
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    maybe you're just spoilt :p I've never seen anything higher than a 25kg plate at any gym I've been too .. ever :) With most having the 20kg/~44lb plates.

    Suck it up, I'm sure the extra cardio and lifting from racking the 2 plates instead of 1 will benefit ya!

    How many 100lb plates you normally use?
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    6-8 on the leg sled 6-10 on the leaper/hack machine and 4 on deads.

    And I HATE cardio, get enough of that during my 10 min warm-up.
     
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    We have 45kg plates in our PL gym, no one uses them though because they are a pain to load.

    It's probably just some OHS safety bullshit dude.
     
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    did the same thing with a 25lb from about 3 foot high and broke mine.
     
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    we have 50kg plates! :eek3:
     
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