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Gym floor too soft?

Drifter

New member
My garage gym currently uses 20mm thick tatami rubber floor mats, much like the ones used in a Judo or BJJ class. I'm thinking they are too soft and I'm just lucky I haven't injured myself.

I squat barefoot and am fine, but my mates wearing shoes have commented on it.

Should I buy proper gym flooring?
 

Brick

Well-known member
I have the rubber gym mats and they are good but very pricey. Other people I know just put ply or chipboard down (to save the plates) and cheap carpet over that provides a good surface.
 
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