Thompson Fat Pad

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  1. uphillclimb

    uphillclimb TID Board Of Directors

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    As the pursuit of building my home gym continues, I'm about to purchase a Thompson fat pad with the rogue "monster utility" bench (as I can't see the point of buying a cheap ass bench then throwing another 200 to have the pad shipped), but is there any other place than rogue to buy this setup at?
    Furthermore, Rogue says that they cannot put the fat pad on their 2.0 or any other bench if I order directly.

    It looks like Donnie Thompson has an exclusive deal with Rogue....just weighing options before I pull the trigger.

    Thanks
     
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  2. porky little keg

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    Rogue is where it's at...... We actually just got a new Fat Pad for my bench. A teammate had an old Fat Pad on his but when he moved he took it with him. The new one is definitely firmer - which I really like. The old one was so soft I couldn't feel if I was centered on it. The new one feels more stable.

    Either way, get it. It took 9 months of benching without it for my shoulders to start hurting again. After 2 weeks back on it ( we use it 3 out of 4 weeks in training) my shoulders feel a lot better.
     
  3. monsoon

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    Fat pad is next on my list. I was hoping for my birthday, but financial forecast looks more like Christmas.
     
  4. monsoon

    monsoon Senior Bacon VIP

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    UHC you get it or what?
     
  5. uphillclimb

    uphillclimb TID Board Of Directors

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    Actually I didn't. My 24 hour gym bought one about a week prior to me pulling the trigger so I grabbed a commercial bench set up for 140 bucks that I put a tack sheet on it for grip.

    I do love the fat pad at the gym though. The thing is mint
     
  6. schultz1

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    What is the purpose behind the fat pad, helps lock the shoulders in?
     
  7. uphillclimb

    uphillclimb TID Board Of Directors

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    Yeah, saves the shoulders in many cases, along with better support, grip and stability for leg drive.
     
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  8. schultz1

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    Thank you sir. Pretty much what I was thinking. Im just out of the loop with that stuff anymore.
     

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