Matting needed?
Posted: 01 May 2013 07:38 AM   [ Ignore ]
Puppy Dawg
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Joined  2013-04-27

My husband and I just got our home gym package and have set it up however we don’t have matting underneath I want some especially when I use kettle bells but why is it needed or recommended for everything else?
Thank you

Posted: 01 May 2013 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Top Dawg
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Joined  2009-03-01

Well, for one, it dampens the sound and the impact of dropping weights.

Although, I have seen concrete broken even with matting on top of it, so it’s probably best to build a lifting platform to avoid doing nasty stuff to your garage floor.

The matting is also a little nicer on your joints if you’re doing jumping movements, and much nicer on a jump rope than concrete.


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