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Kiaran
06-08-2009, 03:29 PM
I threw this together. It has some tips and help on designing your own gym and goes through my gym and what I've done with it over the last 2+ years. Enjoy.

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Painzer
06-08-2009, 03:51 PM
Awesome. When I get back to Colorado in the fall, I'm coming down to workout with you. No question about it.

Joshua_P
06-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Thats awesome! That makes me never want to lift at a gym again...

Cmanuel
06-08-2009, 03:59 PM
Nice vid. I think we need to start training in the fall together, big K, painzer, and myself, I can meet on saturdays or friday evenings.

Painzer
06-08-2009, 04:06 PM
Nice vid. I think we need to start training in the fall together, big K, painzer, and myself, I can meet on saturdays or friday evenings.

If you come from Fort Fun, you can just swing by and pick me up... :)

Whaddaya say K?

mattburns
06-08-2009, 04:06 PM
I am ridiculously jealous of the set-up you have there pal.

Nice to see all the little bits and bobs that I haven't seen in your journal. Well done for doing it all yourself to mate your obviously pretty handy with raw materials.

Cmanuel
06-08-2009, 04:10 PM
If you come from Fort Fun, you can just swing by and pick me up... :)

Whaddaya say K?

i can do that. Send me a PM with some info and we can talk it over.

Yeah, whadya say K?

Kiaran
06-08-2009, 04:33 PM
I'm down with that. The training would get pretty intense with three people. Lots of PRs and high risk for injuries :D Yeah, I'm game.

Painzer
06-08-2009, 04:56 PM
ALright, something to look forward to in the Fall.

CleverName
06-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Really cool... you're a true craftsman :D

slashkills
06-08-2009, 08:50 PM
Dude, thats freakin awesome. You have everything in there.

ehubbard
06-09-2009, 06:21 AM
Awesome. Is that the 2x2 rack from EFS?

borracho
06-09-2009, 12:25 PM
Definitely a sweet setup, dude.

Thanks for the tour..gave me a few ideas.

Kiaran
06-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Awesome. Is that the 2x2 rack from EFS?

Yup. I thought the 3x3 was overkill and the price was much more.

Ben Moore
06-09-2009, 04:12 PM
Great setup - what do you do for work if you don't mind me asking?

I've taken the same approach at adding pieces at a time to our space.

jbrin0tk
06-09-2009, 05:23 PM
Echoing what everyone else has said, that is awesome, man! One question...you showed your "reverse hyper"...how does that work? Is there a pendulum attached to the wood that I didn't see, or do you just grab a dumbbell and put it inbetween your feet? Thanks, man. Again, great setup.

=Travis=
06-09-2009, 05:29 PM
This is so I don't die...

You'll die...

LMAO - Great Set Up

Lones Green
06-09-2009, 05:31 PM
That was a really cool video man, great setup.

CrazyK
06-09-2009, 05:32 PM
Pretty nifty K. That set up took a lot of engenuity and is certainly better then most of the commercial gym set ups you'll find around town and you only paid a fraction of the cost.

Kiaran
06-09-2009, 05:42 PM
Great setup - what do you do for work if you don't mind me asking?

I've taken the same approach at adding pieces at a time to our space.

Thanks man. I'm a software engineer.


Echoing what everyone else has said, that is awesome, man! One question...you showed your "reverse hyper"...how does that work? Is there a pendulum attached to the wood that I didn't see, or do you just grab a dumbbell and put it inbetween your feet? Thanks, man. Again, great setup.

You got it. DB between the feet works best. Med balls aren't too bad and a chain with plates tears up the ankles. Haven't found a good way to rig up the bands yet but that's what I'd like to do for resistance.


Pretty nifty K. That set up took a lot of engenuity and is certainly better then most of the commercial gym set ups you'll find around town and you only paid a fraction of the cost.

Thanks, man. My original budget for the gym was 4K. I've put a lot more into it since the original setup though. Probably put closer to 8-9K total into it now.

Anyhow, I looked at the latest prices of **** and a person should be able to easily get started, with kick-ass equipment, from $3500 to $6000. Prices have jumped a lot in the last couple years.

Pete22
06-09-2009, 07:04 PM
"This makes it especially useful... so I don't die", LOL. Awesome setup man, very well thought out and organized. That black 2x2 rack is on my wishlist down the road.

Kiaran
06-09-2009, 07:15 PM
"This makes it especially useful... so I don't die", LOL. Awesome setup man, very well thought out and organized. That black 2x2 rack is on my wishlist down the road.

Awesome, lol. Make sure you order the extra set of J-Hooks and the extra set of catch-pins. Also toss on the top and bottom band pegs. Those are the only things I wish I added to mine. You'll want them, trust me. Some of the other additions they offer on the build-your-own rack are way overpriced, IMO.

RonnyB
06-09-2009, 08:40 PM
By far the best home gym i've ever seen.... i wish i had half as much space as you have to work with, or even 1/4 the space... i have about a 200 sq foot half basment with 80 inch ceilings, had to break and arm and a leg to find a rack to fit down there.

weasel
06-10-2009, 12:21 PM
very nice set up.

inspired me to go weld and make some more things for mine. Here's a couple things a i slapped togethertoday.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g96/weasel348/Tbarmachine.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g96/weasel348/Rack.jpg

ThomasG
06-10-2009, 02:11 PM
Nice! Buddy lee jump ropes are the shiz!

Drew92
06-10-2009, 03:22 PM
Nice setup.

Brian C
06-11-2009, 02:24 PM
Ummm... can I move into your garage? I take up little room and am ready to train at any time ;)

lil' power
06-12-2009, 04:05 PM
Very thought provoking video...thanks for tour !!! Awesome setup.