• Keep up to date with Ausbb via Twitter and Facebook. Please add us!
  • Join the Ausbb - Australian BodyBuilding forum

    If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

    The Ausbb - Australian BodyBuilding forum is dedicated to no nonsense muscle and strength building. If you need advice that works, you have come to the right place. This forum focuses on building strength and muscle using the basics. You will also find that the Ausbb- Australian Bodybuilding Forum stresses encouragement and respect. Trolls and name calling are not allowed here. No matter what your personal goals are, you will be given effective advice that produces results.

    Please consider registering. It takes 30 seconds, and will allow you to get the most out of the forum.

Gym floor too soft?


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?


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.