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Old 07-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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I am just starting out with lifting and do not really know a lot about equipment. I want to know what everyone's favorite equipment is so I can get an idea about what things are.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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Barbell and plates. After that, a nice squat rack to keep my from getting squished if I do something stupid with the bar on my back.
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depending on what your looking to do it varies. Army Basic taught me that you can accomplish a lot with just the body your born with and some running shoes. If your looking to build muscles start with an olympic set and work on the basics. Also having a computer as you obviously have is an awesome training tool, when I started in the 80's you got info from your dad, friends, coaches , etc. and books. Now you have info galore and the ability to bounce your ideas, questions, off a wide audience and find what is best for you saving you a whole lot of pain, suffering, and wasted effort. With that in mind you might want to start out with Starting Strength, by Rippetoe. Great website and great book.
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No particular favourite, I like them all, freestanding training equipment, that is.
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my barbell and the weights i load on to it and my bench and squat stands
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If we're talking specialty equipment....i ****ing love my neck harness and prowler.
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Power rack and my elieko bar which I'm still in the dog house for buying.
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