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  1. Jimbo

    The Training Yard: Where We Get Our Learn On

    A bunch of us do barbell strength training at home. I turned my garage into a home gym, built around a short power rack. If you do the big multi-joint barbell lifts like the squat, deadlift, bench press, and overhead press at home, you don't need a gym membership.
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    The Mead Hall: The Warrior Water Cooler

    Somehow, I can't. Where other than a gym could one reasonably expect to have enough people interested in using a power rack to justify the expense and space? How could one protect against theft of the bar and weights without turning it into a smith machine -- indeed, a super-smith machine where not even the weights are free to move outside a restricted path on, off in storage, and while moving, and the bar is somehow fastened so that no one can walk off with it? Would someone who wants to use a power rack consider that to be a real power rack, let alone pay for it separately? Unlikely. As for whether any butcher would want to incur the expense and use all that space so that a few customers a day - one, two, maybe three? - would drop a quarter in it? Gumball and peanut machines would be more profitable.
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    The Mead Hall: The Warrior Water Cooler

    Imagine what a PITA it would be if you had to pay to join a gym, then you had to pay for and schedule separately your use of each piece of exercise equipment. What a joke. That gym would go out of business quickly. Better to join a gym that has more than one power rack and, if they are always busy, to ask management to get another one because you can never find one available. If management wants your business, they will provide enough power racks to accommodate all customers who want to use them. Let's face it; most customers never go anywhere near them. I don't like the basic premise.
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    The Mead Hall: The Warrior Water Cooler

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    The Training Yard: Where We Get Our Learn On

    I don't know about turmeric, but Trader Joe's has a nice, relatively inexpensive, pear and ginger white tea. The Yogi ginger tea is more expensive and contains a lot of black pepper, which is not my favorite taste in tea.
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    The Training Yard: Where We Get Our Learn On

    Definitely the hot pink!