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-TAL-
01-29-2006, 07:31 PM
Basically, i'm scrawny and i'm tired of it.

I'm 20yo, 6'3" - 140lb.

I have basically no bodyfat. I'm looking for a home setup which isn't too large, that i can use instead of going to a gym.

I'm looking into getting into law enforcement, and need to get bigger and stronger.

I have limited space, but what should i go about buying equipment wise? Thanks in advance

cosmicdebree88
01-29-2006, 07:40 PM
I'm not sure how much space you have available, but for a nice setup that will last I would buy:

-A power rack
-An adjustable bench
-An olympic weight set (300lbs with barbell)
-Olympic dumbell handles
-Extra weight if necessary

If you can fit this in your home, it will last you a very long time and serve as a nice replacement for a gym membership.

MixmasterNash
01-29-2006, 07:53 PM
A 300lb olympic set and some lawn are a much cheaper alternative to what cosmic posted. His solution is ideal, but expensive.

-TAL-
01-29-2006, 08:07 PM
well i was looking at buying something like a bowflex etc., but after some reading, realized free weights seem to be the way to go.

I could fit a bench, but i think fitting a Power Rack is going to be a problem.

-TAL-
01-29-2006, 08:17 PM
Also, what am i looking for in a bench? Besides being sturdy, what kind of features?

Anyone possibly have any suggestions? Something that folds up would be ideal, but not 100% necessary

cosmicdebree88
01-29-2006, 09:23 PM
well i was looking at buying something like a bowflex etc., but after some reading, realized free weights seem to be the way to go.

I could fit a bench, but i think fitting a Power Rack is going to be a problem.

Ya, definitely go with the weights over a bowflex. Space can be a factor, so I can see why the power rack could be a problem.



Also, what am i looking for in a bench? Besides being sturdy, what kind of features?

Anyone possibly have any suggestions? Something that folds up would be ideal, but not 100% necessary

As you mentioned, sturdy is the #1 most important factor. Again, only if it can fit, but I used to have something built like this:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?dest=9999999997&product_id=4303563&sourceid=0100000030660805102498

The advantage being that you can squat with it. I don't really know of anything that folds up...

cts122
01-29-2006, 09:43 PM
This may kind of be stealing the thread but I think you might find the answer to this useful too. I generally lift at a gym but would not mind getting a few things for home for convience. Especially since i already have an olympic set, bench, curl bar and dumbells.

What I would like is a incline/flat/decline bench but from everything ive seen before the ones that do all this generally are not capable of adjusting the angle on the seat, does anyone know of something that can do this?