Newest piece of weightlifting equipment acquired. A folding step stool?http://www.amazon.com/Plastics-101-6-Wh ... m_sbs_hg_4
I am a minimalist in a lot of aspects of my life. Weightlifting is no different. I don't own a lot of expensive designer equipment and the equipment I do own has multiple functions. I already own one of these step stools and use it a lot of DB chest press on the floor, I rest my dumbbell on top of one stool and a milk crate (which this new stool is replacing) and then roll the DBs off and start my lift. They are the perfect height off the ground for my short forearms, and they cup ever so slightly in the middle to hold the DB in place before I roll it off to start the lift, they are also tough as nails as when I dump the weight the stool usually gets slammed, hard; the little guy doesn't have a scratch! The crate I am using along side my current single stool has a lip on the bottom and often gets caught on the DB so I have to wiggle it free risking injury to myself and taking energy away from the lift; not so with the step stool, the weight rolls smoothly right off with little effort.
Other uses for one of these stools, or two? One arm bent over rows, 1 leg squats, step ups, jump squats, and reaching treats on the top shelf. (;
I also purchased 4x spring collars for added security when dealing with heavy loads.
You really don't need a ton of equipment or money to lift at home and get built. I have spent around 375 on ALL this equipment, and I could have paid less if I bought my iron used on Craigslist.
2x Olympic DB Collars
4x Spring Lock Collars and 4x Screw Down Collars
4x 2.5lb Olympic Weights
4x 5lb Olympic Plates
4x 10lb Olympic Plates
4x 25lb Olympic Plates
Door-jam Pullup Bar
2x 9"x11" E-Z Fold Stools
This is my wish list, I will work on this as I get free of debt.
4x 35lb Olympic Plates
47" Champion Olympic EZ Curl Bar