IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

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IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

Postby Kalle Beck » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:00 am

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Re: IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

Postby bigzyg » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:02 pm

How much does this log weigh empty? Thanks

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Re: IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

Postby Kalle Beck » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:14 am

bigzyg wrote:How much does this log weigh empty? Thanks

It should be in the upper 100s range use thinner or thicker steel to make it heavier


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Re: IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

Postby Geoff » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:13 pm

I found a 49" piece of 12"sch40 pipe. The IFSA Pipe is 12.44", it must be sch20 or sch30. It has an outside diameter of 12.75" and will weigh about 180lbs when finished and a substantial piece of kit. I plan on following this drawing. I will post a pic when done.

Was your log an IFSA log? I liked you design. Some logs look like the handle is not in the centre of the cutout. Should the cutout be offset to the outside a bit to make sure you have room for the forearms?

I found an expensive piece of pipe for very cheap. It is not ideal, but I think it will make an awesome log. I don't want to screw up the cutouts, but the beauty of working with metal is you can usually weld and grind away your shame.

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Re: IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

Postby Kevin » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:22 am

Geoff, i suggest trying to base the cutout off of a Pitbull or Bigg Dogg log if you can find one. I remember guys saying the IFSA was harder than normal, and while I realize lots of people like the "train hard, so competing is easy" school of thought, the IFSA log reminds me a lot of the rogue log. I attribute a recent back injury i had to the Rogue's larger cutouts, which took my forearms out of the clean and really had me hyperextending to a large degree. Just my two cents


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Re: IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

Postby Kalle Beck » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:25 pm

Used these plans to make this! Made mine 1200 rather than 1400 to keep the weigh down but other than that all spec. ended up being 66.2kg so a heavy 65kg. 145.6lbs

I could only source construction tubing that's 6.3mm thick so it's a bit heavier.
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Re: IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

Postby Geoff » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:53 pm

I weighed my 12"sch40 x 49"lg pipe and it is 221.4lbs. When I cut it and add handles it should be about 18olbs. I will wait until I train with it for a while before I add the end plates and loading pins. I have Keg Pressed quite a bit, but never touched a log.

I was thinking I would take a Justiyfed Singles approach. Start at 5 Singles, adding reps as possible up to 15 reps before adding weight and starting over, training as daily as possible. I have been likeing an Easy Strength approach to lifting this year. My wife and I had twins and I had to adjust my training.

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Re: IFSA 12

Postby Geoff » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:58 pm

Kevin wrote:Geoff, i suggest trying to base the cutout off of a Pitbull or Bigg Dogg log if you can find one. I remember guys saying the IFSA was harder than normal, and while I realize lots of people like the "train hard, so competing is easy" school of thought, the IFSA log reminds me a lot of the rogue log. I attribute a recent back injury i had to the Rogue's larger cutouts, which took my forearms out of the clean and really had me hyperextending to a large degree. Just my two cents


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Thank you Kevin. I will look into the Pitbill and Bigg Dog Logs. I was thinking of making the cutouts a bit smaller because it is easier to go bigger than smaller.

How about the width of the handles? I Bottoms up Clean and Press a 15.5gal Keg a lot and that grip width works well for me.

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Re: IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

Postby Kalle Beck » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:07 am

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Re: IFSA 12" Log Specs (build your own log)

Postby Geoff » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:05 am

Thanks Kalle. The cutouts being not as deep do lifters use their forearms for leverage on heavy cleans? Do you prefer them deeper or shallower? I am copying your log as closely as possible.


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