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What are Olympic Weight Plates Made Of?

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Basic Cast Iron Plates Most weight plates are made of cast iron. Cast iron is shaped by pouring molten iron into a sand mold to shape it, and letting it cool to harden. The type of iron used is referred to as cast iron, formulated specifically for this purpose because of its low melting point, ie: you don't need to heat it [...]

Why and When to Use an Olympic Lifting Platform

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Why Do You Need a Lifting Platform? Reason #1: Protect Your Floor Rubber flooring protects your concrete garage floor, but even 3/4" rubber might not be enough. Not all concrete is created equal. If the builder cheaped out, dropped olympic lifts will start pulverizing the concrete or create cracks. Dropping weights is significantly harder on concrete than your car rolling into the [...]

A Tour of Kyle’s New Garage Gym in Urbandale, Iowa

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

The garage gym we featured in March took up an entire 2-car garage. All the normal garage tools were moved out into Benjamin's second garage. We don't all have a 2-car garage asking for a gym. So this time, I want to show you an example of a fantastic setup that only takes up half of a 2-car garage, the other half [...]

Contest: Create a New Name for Our Blog

April 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Give our blog a new name and win some nice stuff! The name "Adamant Barbell Blog" has served us well, but this blog needs its own name and new website instead of being only an offshoot of our store site at   PRIZES The winner who submits the name we like the best will receive all of the following: 4 Heavy [...]

Benjamin’s 5 Year Garage Gym Evolution

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Benjamin's garage gym in Prosper, TX has been a 5 year process of incrementally adding equipment. It's a nice example of what you can do in a 2-car garage. Contents: Beginning Setup Current Setup List of Equipment Beginning Setup Here's how it started 5 years ago. A bare garage floor, VTX bumpers, and a Troy bar.  Rogue S-2, rings, and a [...]

Top 3 Freestanding Squat Racks will Kipping Pull Up Bars

March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Traditionally, knurling on a pull up bar was a good thing. Any manufacturer who didn't put knurling on it was cheaping out big time. It was just as important as the knurling on barbells and dumbbells.  Now there's a mix of pull up bars that are intentionally not knurled. Kipping pull ups, or the more popular variation in the Crossfit Games, butterfly [...]

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