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    I'm moving into a ground floor flat and would like to have a bench and weights there.

    There's room there for it. However, the floors are standard (i.e. floorboards I presume) so I'm concerned about dropping the barbell on the floor and doing damage.

    There's also the logistical problem of getting it there as I don't drive. Although my dad could help me with that or I could use home delivery if the company I buy them from provides that (if I get them new).

    Any advice? Or should I use the facilities at the gymn local to where I'm moving?

    Thanks in advance.

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    (Original post by Gaishan)
    I'm moving into a ground floor flat and would like to have a bench and weights there.

    There's room there for it. However, the floors are standard (i.e. floorboards I presume) so I'm concerned about dropping the big two hand lifter on the floor and doing damage.

    There's also the logistical problem of getting it there as I don't drive. Although my dad could help me with that or I could use home delivery if the company I buy them from provides that (if I get them new).

    Any advice? Or should I use the facilities at the gymn local to where I'm moving?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Would that be a barbell?
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    (Original post by SMed)
    Would that be a barbell?
    Sorry, out of laziness I didn't confirm what I thought it was (a barbell) - which would have merely required a google search - and just posted it used colloquial language. Sorry, about that, however I didn't think it would present a problem in giving me advice.

    With that misunderstanding cleared up - would you mind deleting the post as it isn't helping my thread - I'll then delete this one. Thanks.
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    http://www.erhard-sport.com/weight-l...at.html?lang=1

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    http://www.erhard-sport.com/weight-l...me.html?lang=1


    the last one is a bit ott, but the first one is a viable option. Any rubber mat will Do I guess. Even those big rubber puzzles for babies (aka. ) should do. Just stack 2 or 3 of the on top of each other. That should be enough.
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    Thanks that's really helpful. I'll +rep you tommorow.

    Is there anymore advice you can give on mats? E.g. the width or combined width/material I need? The ones you've linked to seem fine though.

    Any thoughts on the logistical issue? As I said my father can obviously help me to transport them if necessary, but are there any viable options for me to purchase the bench and weights without having a car? Would you recommend any brands and suppliers?

    Thanks in advance.

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    http://www.erhard-sport.com/weight-l...at.html?lang=1

    or

    http://www.erhard-sport.com/weight-l...me.html?lang=1


    the last one is a bit ott, but the first one is a viable option. Any rubber mat will Do I guess. Even those big rubber puzzles for babies (aka. ) should do. Just stack 2 or 3 of the on top of each other. That should be enough.
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    If you are dropping weights, you are not in control. That is bad form and is just lazy - so just get more control and don't drop weights.
 
 
 

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