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re: How much does the bar weigh on a smith machine? - Dixie Normus
I’ve always thought it was 45 pounds, but feels lighter because of its mechanics and the way it is leveraged against a slanted spire. I have no idea the real answer and am now curious though. ETA: [link=(https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tworepcave.com/6100/how-much-does-a-smith-machine-bar-weigh/...
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re: Home gym advice - Dixie Normus
It’s a tight fit, but people have made it work in worse. I’d suggest at least a half rack over a squat stand to add more versatility because versatility is king when it comes to home gyms. Also, make sure you check your ceiling height. The racks and stands are taller than you think....
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts - Dixie Normus
The replies in this thread now have me somewhat glad that I’m just buying Carson’s prebuilt with the 3800X and plugging my 1070 in until I can decide what to do on processor/gpu. Let’s me wait to see how intel does on next gen and let the dust settle on the new cards because all I’ve been getting...
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts - Dixie Normus
Can someone do cliffs on that video? Working and can’t look at it :lol:...
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re: Xbox One or X Series WWYB? - Dixie Normus
I would go Series S ($300) or Series X ($500). S doesn’t have the same hardware as Series X, but games will be optimized for it for the foreseeable future. I know Xbox has said they plan to continue support for the One models, but I just can’t see that happening for this entire console generation g...
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re: Daily Strength Check-In - Dixie Normus
GSLP W6D1 OHP: 105 3x5(15) Chin-ups: BW 3x5(16) Squats: 240 3x5(17) BB curls: 60 3x12(13) Sit-ups: +30 3x12(22) Squats are on a warpath right now....
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re: Creatine and BCAA’s - Dixie Normus
Plenty of research online on creatine. Arguably the most researched supplement in the fitness industry and it flat out works if used consistently. The only recommendation you’ll see online is that you should drink plenty of water when using it as a supplement, but we should all be doing that anyway...
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re: Need Advice- best amino acids and best protein products? - Dixie Normus
Whole foods are best for protein, but MyProtein and True Nutrition are best if you need to supplement (as almost anyone with a 9 to 5 does). MyProtein is the cheaper option and True Nutrition is the flat out best quality you can get IMO....
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re: Current Sources for Weight Plates - Dixie Normus
Echo’s are great. You’ll be happy with them. I have a mix-match of echo’s and HG’s because I just had to get what I could when I could. Definitely prefer the echo’s as the HG’s take up a lot of room on the bar and I’ll probably have to buy a pair or two of iron plates by the middle of next year....
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re: Proper Squat Form - Dixie Normus
A lot of it results in a similar argument that people have between conventional and sumo deadlift. It’s the same exercise, just emphasizes different muscles based on foot/bar placement. As long as someone is getting parallel, it doesn’t matter IMO. Do what feels right for you body and gets you ...
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re: Daily Strength Check-In - Dixie Normus
GSLP W5D3 Bench: 175 3x5(16) BB Row: 115 3x5(23) Squat: 235 3x5(15) Skullcrushers: 62.5 3x12(20) Sit ups: 25 3x12(24)...
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re: Accuracy of workout trackers? - Dixie Normus
Yeah, that’s par for the course. By no means do I think they’re bad nor would I encourage someone not to wear one. It’s actually the opposite because I think they at least give the average person a barometer to know that they are putting in some work and give them that satisfaction of “I’ve burned X...
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts - Dixie Normus
Awesome. Going to hit some golf balls and I’ll hit you up after....
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts - Dixie Normus
Carson, did you end up unloading that cpu? Just scooped a couple Gigabyte 27" 1440p, 170hz, .5 response monitors for a pretty solid deal...
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re: Accuracy of workout trackers? - Dixie Normus
I’m sure someone smarter than me will find a way, but at the moment they seem to use heart rate as the estimator which is not really a good barometer as people from all sizes have varying heart rates....
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re: 401K under Biden - Dixie Normus
Yeah, this is the big change people are glossing over that affects almost everyone at some point or another. Unfortunately, it’s probably completely constitutional for them to remove the step up basis....
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re: Accuracy of workout trackers? - Dixie Normus
You could buy a dart board to estimate your calories burned in a set and it would probably be about as accurate....
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re: 401K under Biden - Dixie Normus
What a cop out post. You specifically said if it’s a 26% credit, then the vast majority will be better off and you’d have to make ~325k to be negatively impacted. That statement simply isn’t true. [quote]it's been floated that the credit will be 26% for every dollar put in. If that's the case, t...
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re: Daily Strength Check-In - Dixie Normus
GSLP W5D2 OHP: 100 3x5(14) (meh) Chins: BW 3x5(15) Deadlift: 255 1x10 BB curl: 57.5 3x12(15) Shrugs: 127.5 3x12(20)...
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re: 401K under Biden - Dixie Normus
[link=(https://taxfoundation.org/bidens-proposal-would-shift-the-distribution-of-retirement-tax-benefits/)]Tax Foundation[/link] This link does a great job of explaining the shift from deduction to credit. Single filers begin to be negatively impacted compared to current deduction at over ~40k a...
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