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    I workout at home and have a rack, bench, barbell setup in my garage. I'm concerned about deadlifting close to my max mainly because I'm worried that, if I end up dropping the weight, I could crack my concrete floor which would be hella costly to repair.

    Any recommendations on a platform? Needs to be cost-effective (read: cheap) or even a DIY. Really dont give a crap about looks, just need something that could absorb enough of the impact to prevent cracking my concrete floor.

    Edit: found this - http://fitness-rising.com/homemade-lifting-platform - after an extensive google search (jk). Still welcome any opinions...
    Last edited by cbroadd; 12-21-2015 at 02:26 PM. Reason: let me google that for... me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbroadd View Post
    I workout at home and have a rack, bench, barbell setup in my garage. I'm concerned about deadlifting close to my max mainly because I'm worried that, if I end up dropping the weight, I could crack my concrete floor which would be hella costly to repair.

    Any recommendations on a platform? Needs to be cost-effective (read: cheap) or even a DIY. Really dont give a crap about looks, just need something that could absorb enough of the impact to prevent cracking my concrete floor.

    Edit: found this - http://fitness-rising.com/homemade-lifting-platform - after an extensive google search (jk). Still welcome any opinions...
    Second hand rubber conveyor belting is ideal, you should find some around you via google
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