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Elevated Platform for Trap Bar Deadlifts

Yesterday at my gym, I was doing trap bar deadlifts on an elevated platform used for jumps. One of the gym trainers stated that I couldn’t use the platform since it wasn’t strong enough to support the weight. He’s right - I could see myself falling through.

Any suggestions on buying, or making a platform? I’m looking for an item for trap-bar deadlifts.

Um…solid wood maybe? I dunno, just a thought.

[quote]hungry4more wrote:
Um…solid wood maybe? I dunno, just a thought. [/quote]

What’s the other kind, liquid wood?

[quote]humanimal wrote:
hungry4more wrote:
Um…solid wood maybe? I dunno, just a thought.

What’s the other kind, liquid wood?[/quote]

No no no, hollow wood, as in a box.

I mean, I’m assuming the only reason he’s asking this is because he wants to be sure whatever he uses can hold the kind of weight he’ll be using.

Whatever.