Category: Equipment

Training Equipment

To Glove or Not to Glove

To Glove or Not to Glove?

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So what’s the deal about gloves?

Some powerlifters and bodybuilders, etc. believe that gloves protect the hands from getting callouses that are needed to protect them from the bar. If that’s true then you should never wear gloves, and instead should build up your callouses and earn them.

Others believe that a normal person working a normal job who will never ever bench 400 pounds should just wear gloves and not worry about it. If you want to troll bodybuilding and powerlifting message boards just post that gloves are essential and watch the flames grow into an inferno.

Gloves - so I don't lose my sweaty grip on the ice tools and hit the concrete floor hard
Gloves – so I don’t lose my sweaty grip on the ice tools and hit the concrete floor hard.

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Basement Training Room Updated

Finished the floor for my basement training room. This is the room where my weight equipment gets used. I bought a few boxes of the plastic garage flooring at Costco (they have it every summer) and staggered the black and white tiles in a checkerboard pattern. It’s pretty fast and simple to do. I had to cut the tiles around the edges on two walls. The space I left is for the framing for insulated walls with electric outlets – that should be later in the year, maybe summer.

I started at the most difficult place – an “L” and worked my way outward to the right and back (facing the L) then the left and front. I had just the right gap to the right and back, but to the front and right I had to cut tiles. To the front it was just the little extended locking teeth that had to come off, but to the left I had to split the tiles almost in half (5-3/4″ of 12″ tiles). I used a small crosscut saw for cutting after marking a line with pencil, and I used a 2 lb rubber mallet to knock the tiles in place.

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I took a few pictures of how I arranged the equipment for the best most efficient use based on a few years of experience with it. I’ll put up more pics and maybe some vid as I go along. I’m working on a companion volume to my ebook Planning Your Home Cardio Theater, sadly, no longer available for Amazon Kindle.

Remember, the single most important success factor in my transformation has been training at home. It could work for you.