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    StrongBear is offline Member
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    Default TGU Logistics Question

    Hello!

    The TGU has always been a favorite exercise of mine, but there are certain logistical difficulties that have prevented me from really using it well.

    The main issue is that the ony space I have to exercise is my garage, which is concrete.

    How do you all get around this?

    I cannot lay anything permanent down.

    The few mats and boards I have don't really work because they tend to slide. Fine for deadlifting or pressing, but not so much for a moving exercise like the TGU.

    Now....I am assuming I should not do these on concrete......but that is jut an assumption.

    So do a y of you guys and gals have a good system?

    It has to be something that can be put aside....

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    knee pads, I've had the same problem and used them before and they work well. I then bought four foam tiles that 1m2 each. |So when put together is a nice area to do TGU's.

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    StrongBear is offline Member
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    Do you use the knee pads and foam tiles? Do you think just foam knee pads on concrete would work well? What kind of knee pads do you use?

    Thanks!!!

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    I got some 1" Puzzle Mats. Lay em down when I need 'em and store them when I don't

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    The pads i got sort of looked like the one on the right when they're all lined up (a few pics down). It had a lot of cushioning

    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f67/kn...ubble-1096460/

    But when I got the four foam tiles I stopped using the pads, no need to anymore. Foam tiles are the way to go if doing TGU's on a hard surface.

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    Interlocking foam pads work, soft knee pads (similar to volleyball players use). Do you have access to grass?
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    If you live within a 5 minute walk of some grass, take you kettlebell for a walk and you can do the workout there. Loaded carries are a nice warmup, and it's always a bonus to lift outside.

    Edit: Also, there's nothing inherently wrong with doing getups on cement unless it's gritty or dirty. (Those little particles can really dig into your skin!) If that's the problem, a picnic blanket or something similar might work well. If you want to get interlocking pads, I'd stick with the rubber stuff over foam because IMO the foam stuff has too much give.

    Cheers,
    Josh
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    I've got three 3 foot X 3 foot rubber mats that I slide out on my concrete garage floor when I deadlift or TGU or most other working out. They are somewhat harder rubber than I'd like but softer than concrete :]

    I've done probably at least 1,000 TGU's on them and have had very few problems because of them with my knees, elbows, wrists, etc.

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    I use these mats. Come in corner, center and edge pieces. Mine have been in extreme hot and cold of Nevada for four years, and are still in great shape. Perfect for TGUs: not too soft, just enough give.

    http://www.amazon.com/RB-Rubber-Prod.../dp/B0006MKN9A

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    Thanks everyone!

    I am thinking I may invest in some knee pads.

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