where to buy chains?

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  1. evilf22

    evilf22 Blue Belt

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    been looking around, and the hardware stores only carry up to a 3.8" in chain, which isnt very heavy. at all. i have a feeling there are specialty shops that will carry something more heavy duty, but i cant think of anything. maybe a trucker supply store? where did you guys get heavy chains from?
     
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    Chain shop.
     
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    Farm supply?

    Double up 3/8ths?
     
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    there is a uhaul right by my house, perhaps ill jump the fence tonight and see what i can find.

    thanks for the t-nation link, ill look into those options. im sure the yellow pages will have some kind of farming or tow supply store locally.
     
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    find a better hardware store.
    seriously.
    (or just see if the one you went to can order bigger chain... bet you they can, just don't stock it regularly)
     
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    Tractor Supply Company (TSC), i picked up 56lbs of 1/2" chain for about $1/LB
     
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    If you have a tractor/trailer parts house, go there.
     
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    IMO just go for the 5/8" chain. Everything is else is too light and just becomes a pain if you want to go heavy.
     
  14. evilf22

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    Yes, get those. I have never used the strong bands for anything so that package should do you well.
     
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    I have the IW bands (a pair of the #2, #3, and #4). I've been very happy with them.
     
  17. evilf22

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    cool, just wanted to make sure they're a quality product. i figured these would be real good if if im on vacation or out of town. step on them, do deadlifts/squats. put one over back, and you have weighted pushups. and of course they are supposed to be great on DE days and working your entire strength curve on ME days.
     

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