Just for fun....post your "courage corner"

Steve Freides

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One can deadlift in less space than that. A single 4' x 6' mat, which is roughly 1.3m x 2m, is sufficient. The bar is about 2.1 m long and will hang off the ends a little but the plates will be on the bar. Deadlift.

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Tobias Wissmueller

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One can deadlift in less space than that. A single 4' x 6' mat, which is roughly 1.3m x 2m, is sufficient. The bar is about 2.1 m long and will hang off the ends a little but the plates will be on the bar. Deadlift.

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@Steve Freides, thank you! Checked the measurements of the Ohio Power Bar in the meantime and also took the length of the loadable sleeves into account. All fine, enough space for deadlifts, floor presses and am sure other exercises as well. Not needing a rack makes things much easier ...

Sorry, for hijacking this thread a little bit ... o_O
 

Bret S.

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Hello all,
CC1.jpg First posting on the forum, had to jump in on this thread.. I must say that I really love my courage corner, can't seem to stay out of it..
I'm a builder and what you see has kind of evolved on it's own, it started much more humbly and as time went on came to life a little bit at a time although it's still a work in progress.
It's in a shared industrial space and I hope to train people here with KB's and martial arts when it's finished. CC2.jpg
 

damogari

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Always thought I needed rack or squat stand as well.
Not needing a rack makes things much easier ...
...and when you learn how to Clean the barbell you will have many more lifts covered. If someday you will want to do back squats you can always buy portable squat racks.

I am still far from building my home gym (living in apartment), but I am thinking very intensively about the need for rack or bench. I can live without the Bench Press, but I am not sure if I can toss out Back Squats and do only Zerchers/Front Squats. Anyway you have a great courage corner there, little jelaous that you will use barbell there!
 

Brookes

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Checked the measurements of the Ohio Power Bar
Phew, hefty price for a bar which is restricted to deadlifts as main usage. If you allow me to express my opinion:
For deadlifts you don´t need the bushings so much and for the price of the bar alone you can purchase a 30mm bar, more weights than you can lift the next five years and a quality rubber floor instead of bumper plates.

I had frequent access to Rogue bars in my local Crossfit box all the time, but decided to go with "cheap amateur bars" and rubber coated plates for my home gym and honestly I don´t miss a thing. If you don´t plan to do fast dynamic lifts like Clean & Jerk you better invest the money in cheaper equipment and get a few hours with a trainer for this money instead. Just a thought. ;)
 
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Adam R Mundorf

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The best part about Strongfirst methods is when people say, "You don't look like you could lift that." I get that allot at the park.
 

Smitty_604

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This is my garage gym courage corner. Since this picture I got a 48 KG bell and a bunch of unnecessary stuff (axle bar, farmers walk handles, straps that can be used to make a ghetto yoke walk). In hindsight all I really needed was the rack/barbell/plates/kettlebells. Then it got way too cold in my un-insulated garage and I started simplifying my training. So now I just bring my bells inside the house and do swings/getups on the carpet (definitely with knee sleeves!)
 

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