Iron vs Concrete

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Old 03-10-03, 09:00 PM
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Iron vs Concrete

I currently have a kind of impressive gym in my basement. I enjoy dead weights and everything I have is iron. Only because it lasts forever and I can get more in a small area. The qeuestion I have is this. I was talking to another guy the other day and he stated that iron builds you up faster than concrete??? Is this just some kind of ego thing or what?? how can 150lbs of iron build you up faster than 150lbs of concrete??? I didn't agree with him and in a friendly guy type manner argued the issue. I know in my onesided mind this is not possible. But is it????
 
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Old 03-10-03, 09:42 PM
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A pound is a pound. Is it not?

Do they make weights from concrete?

If I had concrete weights, I would hate to drop a plate and have to sweep up the pieces.

How close is it to April 1?
 
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Old 03-11-03, 07:30 AM
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they make 'em, they are usually encased in plastic.
 
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Old 03-11-03, 09:28 AM
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aren't the concrete weights just less expensive than the iron weights? that the only difference i could see since as mentioned above, a pound is a pound. unless it has something to do with how much concrete makes a pound compared to iron? then psycosymatically it would make you think you were lifting more weights since the weight would be larger (not heavier) lol?

I agree with the April 1st tactic.

I don't even know which is bigger (size), a pound of iron or concrete. (or how to spell psyco-whatever LOL).

Kay
 
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Old 03-11-03, 11:10 AM
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That's what I thought. I knew it was a dumb question going in but I wanted to hear what other folks thought. A pound is a pound.
 
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Old 03-11-03, 11:23 AM
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Not a dumb questions. Definitely one of those that makes you go hmmmm?

Kay
 
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Old 06-30-04, 08:24 AM
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Cool Your right and he is wrong

i have a weight bench that can take either iron or concrete and i have a little bit of both. I bench, leg curl, etc. with concrete and i do arm workouts with iron because it is smaller. the only things that are different about iron and concrete are:
concrete: bigger, cracks easy, and they usually have like 14.8 or like 17.6
iron: smaller, just as heavy except for the decimal point on concrete, denser atoms are closely packed) usually goes into halves and whole numbers 14.5 20

that is the only major difference between them that i can tell but i have curled both of them on my arms and they make no difference. tell that to the guy who thinks iron builds more.
 
 

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