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    The new clean & jerk video of Tom and Tommy shows Tom on what looks like a 2" thick solid wood or plywood platform. Please forgive my complete ignorance but what is the benefit of such a platform? I understand a rubber platform preserves the bar and discs. I don't understand the benefit of a solid wood platform over the floor.

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    That platform is 3 layers of 3/4" plywood. The benefit is that the platform absorbs the shock of the drop from overhead better than a rubber-covered concrete floor and this saves the equipment. And many lifters prefer the feel of wood under their shoes.

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