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    PTP4Dave is offline Member
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    Default Preventing floor damage for Deadlifts?

    I realise this question must have been discussed many times since the beginning of this forum and the release of PTTP but having done searches and read through loads of posts I can't find any answers so......

    I am looking to start Deadlifting in my garage but am concerned that using significant poundages will damage the concrete floor especially if I use the protocol of droppping the bar to the floor after completing the Deadlift as stated in PTTP. I have noticed on pictures a lot of people have a similar training spot of the garage and use what looks like rubber matting? Is this effective? Is there a particular type of rubber matting that people have found is good for absorbing the forces of a heavy dropped barbell? Anybody have any other CHEAP suggestions from experience of how to effectively reduce the impact on the floor?

    Thanks,

    Dave.

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    Rutherford is offline Member
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    Default I put the stall mat over 3/4 inch plywood

    Only been at it a week but it seems to be effective.

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    Pavel Tsatsouline Guest

    Default Com. Dave, the perfect garage setup is described in PTP. If tires are smaller get 6.

    Com. Dave, the perfect garage setup is described in PTP. If tires are smaller get 6. n/m

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    junky grip is offline Senior Member
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    Default I have about 2 skids worth

    of crepe rubber sheet stock 1/4" 18x36 some hve diamond pattern some are smooth. I used this on my platform by putting them down double to get 1/2".
    I will sell them $3.00 a sheet or buy 10 at $2.00 a sheet.If anyone would like to buy some post your email and i will get back to you.

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    Big AL is offline Member
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    Default Preventing floor damage for Deadlifts?

    I bought some rubber excerise mats at KMart and cheap sheet of plywood at Home Depot for my garage. Hope that helps.

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