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manofsteel99
01-27-2007, 07:55 PM
im building a weight room in my barn with limited recources, if any one knows of any cheap weight lifting equipment please let me know. suggestions are also good.

Bohizzle
01-27-2007, 07:59 PM
big rocks, big logs. if you have a barn, tractor tires should be handy as well. do some strongman training.

Andrew

Adam
01-27-2007, 08:35 PM
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Check out the GPP forum. And try Crossfit.com

waynedang
01-27-2007, 09:26 PM
Also local searches on e bay

Sensei
01-27-2007, 09:56 PM
This was brought up at another board: http://www.govdeals.com/eas/itmDisplay.cfm?itemID=4049&acctID=63 (It's in Ohio, but other deals may pop up in your area sometime).

I don't know what your budget is and what you're looking for, but new york barbells has some decent equipment reasonably priced: http://newyorkbarbells.com/

What are you looking for and what are you looking to spend?

manofsteel99
01-28-2007, 07:28 AM
well i have the barbells that i need, but i get the feeling my parents will only spend $100 which proly wont be enough. all i need is more plates cause i only have about 220pounds of weight, which is enough for me now for my upperbody, but i cant do any good deads or sqauts with that.

waynedang
01-28-2007, 07:35 AM
well i have the barbells that i need, but i get the feeling my parents will only spend fifty dollars. all i need is more plates cause i only have about 220pounds of weight, which is enough for me now for my upperbody, but i cant do any good deads or sqauts with that.


$50 wont get you much. Spend it on plates! Try to find cheap used ones

Detard
01-28-2007, 09:04 AM
since you upped it to 100$ spend that on platform then use the rest for plates. once you have a lifting platform you can do cleans, snatches, deadlifts (without ruining the floor)...etc.. go to fitness depot for plates. they have the best prices for oly plates at $.38 per pound.

RedSpikeyThing
01-28-2007, 09:31 AM
Criagslist.com has some crazy deals. It'll be used, but hey it's a chunk of iron ;)

cornholio
01-28-2007, 12:16 PM
Keep an eye on a the classifieds in a few local papers.
A month ago I got a bench/squat rack and olympic weight set w/ bar for $250.
You can get weider or a brand like that much cheaper too.

mickyjune26
01-28-2007, 12:44 PM
since you upped it to 100$ spend that on platform then use the rest for plates. once you have a lifting platform you can do cleans, snatches, deadlifts (without ruining the floor)...etc.. go to fitness depot for plates. they have the best prices for oly plates at $.38 per pound.


agreed. plates, a bar, and a platform. eventually, get a simple rack. you can use the rack to spot you for your bench and squats.

Good luck!

smokinHawk
01-28-2007, 01:21 PM
This was brought up at another board: http://www.govdeals.com/eas/itmDisplay.cfm?itemID=4049&acctID=63 (It's in Ohio, but other deals may pop up in your area sometime).

I don't know what your budget is and what you're looking for, but new york barbells has some decent equipment reasonably priced: http://newyorkbarbells.com/

What are you looking for and what are you looking to spend?

dang, if i would have seen that eariler through the week i would have got that, i tried to register to bid, but they are closed on the week end and bidding ends a couple of hours.
Im local to it:bang:

Questor
02-02-2007, 03:10 PM
well i have the barbells that i need, but i get the feeling my parents will only spend $100 which proly wont be enough. all i need is more plates cause i only have about 220pounds of weight, which is enough for me now for my upperbody, but i cant do any good deads or sqauts with that.

My entire home gym cost not more than about $75. Now given that it's a bunch of cheap, far-less-than-desireable junk, and I would LOVE to upgrade ... well, anyway, it's gotten the job done so far.