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Workout/excercise mat on carpet

Discussion in 'Gym Equipment' started by TeMpTeD, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. TeMpTeD

    TeMpTeD Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm about to embark on Insanity and have read a lot of people's reviews that the athleticism of the exercises favour a hard floor with a mat. All of the suitable rooms for me to carry out these workouts have carpet and so hard floor isn't an option.

    I've had and seen a few of the typical yoga type mats on offer and they ruck, crease and slip around. Are they any mats or techniques for attaching such mats that people have had success with on carpet?

    Thanks in advance

    Andrew
     
  2. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    Get a horse stall mat....4 feet by 8 feet of indestructible surface.
    I use them as the top layer of my lifting platform....

    ...and it will be heavy enough that it will be fine on top of carpet. It won't move.

    A yoga mat is probably going to move around and/or ball up any time you drag your feet.
     
  3. astroguy

    astroguy Active Member

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    What he said. And I got mine at Costco and I think it was around $10.
     
  4. TeMpTeD

    TeMpTeD Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys,

    We don't have Costoco's and other such bargain all in one type stores here in the UK, but the products should be similar. I'll look into it.

    Thanks again
     
  5. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    Any farm/ranch supply place will have them.
    Heck, I'll bet a local veterinarian could get ahold of them as well.

    Cheers.
     
  6. Willieboy

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    In the past, I have simply put down a piece of 3/4 inch plywood beneath my bench and on top of the carpet.

    Pendlay also offers a steel frame that is intended to hold four layers of 4X8 plywood for a lifting platform. In pictures, that looks like a nice, clean deal.
     

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