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Kiaran
03-24-2007, 06:16 PM
Hey, just wanted to share what you can build for about $4K. I've overcome a few obsticals along the way and I must admit, I love the final product. Enjoy!

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u161/kephman/MyHomeGym.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u161/kephman/MyHomeGym2.jpg

ValleyFR
03-24-2007, 06:17 PM
nice i like it...what do you use the tire for?

Kiaran
03-24-2007, 06:25 PM
nice i like it...what do you use the tire for?

I drag that around with the sand bags behind it on GPP day.

Anthony
03-24-2007, 06:29 PM
If more gyms looked like this, you'd see A LOT more fit people walking around.

EXCELLENT JOB!!

mike831
03-24-2007, 06:29 PM
Nice setup.

Built
03-24-2007, 06:30 PM
I'm jealous!

BlaXXXima
03-24-2007, 06:44 PM
Looks pretty awesome. Mine looks a little ghetto compared to that, but comparable in terms of equipment :)

Munky
03-24-2007, 06:44 PM
Nice gym. It looks like you got some tall ass ceilings.

ValleyFR
03-24-2007, 06:52 PM
I drag that around with the sand bags behind it on GPP day.

i have been trying to find a way to get something like that...but the only thing i can think of is grab a few 100 lb dumbbells and do a farmers walk for 1oo yards, but i really want a big tire to drag or at least a sled for this summer so i can work on power running and getting quicker.

Anthony
03-24-2007, 06:56 PM
PS - Huge pet peeve - put the C2 handle back in its cradle!!!!!

Clifford Gillmore
03-24-2007, 06:58 PM
I like everything apart from the tv LOL!

Build yourself a reverse hyper too!

Unholy
03-24-2007, 06:59 PM
Looks like a very nice gym! I like the Urg!!!

Clifford Gillmore
03-24-2007, 07:01 PM
PS - Huge pet peeve - put the C2 handle back in its cradle!!!!!

Silly gym owners and their pet peeves' :)

getfit
03-24-2007, 07:49 PM
If more gyms looked like this, you'd see A LOT more fit people walking around.

EXCELLENT JOB!!

I couldn't agree more.This is what my bf and I WANT

LevesqueIsKing
03-24-2007, 07:50 PM
Wow, I am truly jealous dude...although, my gym is about .3 miles from my house, which is convenient. Thats beside the point tho, props to you dude! Still cant believe you bought all that **** for 4k tho, thats just as amazing as your setup.

Ammotroop
03-24-2007, 08:45 PM
Very nice. Like I said in your journal, I am int he proccess of building up mine similar to yours. The only difference is I want a tredmill instead of the row machine. My wifey would love that. We go to the gym on base now. VERY NICE GYM BRO!!!!

Kiaran
03-24-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks for all the compliments, guys and gals. The reason it was so cheap is because I built most of the crap from Home Depot supplies. Most expensive pieces were the rower, rack, bench, bars and plates.


PS - Huge pet peeve - put the C2 handle back in its cradle!!!!!

Someone didn't read their owners manual :nod: It says on page 6, that "It is best to let the handle rest against the fan cage rather than in the handle hooks when the machine is not in constant use....This will prolong the life of the shock cord."


I like everything apart from the tv LOL! Build yourself a reverse hyper too!

That ain't a TV, lol! It's a pos 17" monitor that I aquired for free. I have a computer jammed down in the corner there with a wireless card on it so I can listen to music and record my workouts. A flat pannel would be nice.

Do share how to build a reverse hyper?

Clifford Gillmore
03-24-2007, 09:21 PM
Reverse hyper is easy, just needs to be a;

bench higher than waist high by about a foot (I'm thinking boards and saw tressles on the cheap, maybe stick it on bricks for height?)
something to hold onto, just some handles or a bar of some description out in front of you
Chain/strap to attach to the bottom of the contraption
strap to attach to your ankles.

Done! Aint no need to spend 2k at EFS on one of them bad boys :)

Can'tstopnow
03-24-2007, 09:28 PM
That is a thing of beauty, very nice work. All the possibe excercises in the given space.

Anthony
03-25-2007, 07:36 AM
Someone didn't read their owners manual :nod: It says on page 6, that "It is best to let the handle rest against the fan cage rather than in the handle hooks when the machine is not in constant use....This will prolong the life of the shock cord.

Learn something new every day! Although we don't have a manual since we haven't ordered our equipment yet. :(

ddegroff
03-25-2007, 01:25 PM
That's some nice work bro!

How long did it take to complete?

Fcancel
03-25-2007, 03:11 PM
Where do u put ur cars?!?

bjohnso
03-25-2007, 05:04 PM
That ain't a TV, lol! It's a pos 17" monitor that I aquired for free. I have a computer jammed down in the corner there with a wireless card on it so I can listen to music and record my workouts. A flat pannel would be nice.



Damn dude, you are hooked up. Nice gym!

Profit
03-27-2007, 10:51 PM
Thats nice what about the winter? Is it heated?

manowar669
03-28-2007, 12:08 PM
What's the bar bolted to the floor for? 2nd pic, lower right, next to the bumper plates.

Roddy
03-28-2007, 12:50 PM
Intense! my basement used to look like that (minues the power rack, replace with multi bench) its how i got started.

Cirino83
03-28-2007, 01:05 PM
Awesome setup. Very big garage too. Only thing I don't see is a place for dips...unless you just use the bench?

Keith
03-28-2007, 10:35 PM
Great set up!

Awesome choice for cardio...Concept 2, best rower out there!

soul71
03-29-2007, 09:47 AM
thats a concept 2, your my god, but FOR CHRISTS SAKE PUT THE HANDLE IN THE HANDLE THING OMFG

Mik
03-29-2007, 09:53 AM
thats a concept 2, your my god, but FOR CHRISTS SAKE PUT THE HANDLE IN THE HANDLE THING OMFG

See post 17

muscleup
03-29-2007, 10:26 AM
Great Set-up. What's your chin bar made of? Looks like PVC?

I'd rather pay $30/month to train in a gym that looks like that rather than give it to Golds

Progress
03-29-2007, 11:20 AM
What's the bar bolted to the floor for? 2nd pic, lower right, next to the bumper plates.

Looks like some pipes in some boards to keep the bar off the floor when mounting plates. :gotme:

Nice garage gym. I'm also jealous.

TommyBoy
03-29-2007, 03:18 PM
I'm jealous!
Yeah no kidding, it's better than the commercial gym we train at.

Kiaran
03-29-2007, 11:47 PM
Wow, guys. Thanks for all the comments. Hopefully you can all use these ideas for your own gyms. Just takes a little work, some creative thinking and of course, some cash.


Thats nice what about the winter? Is it heated?

The guy that lived here before me actually had a gas heater installed. I slapped a new thermostat on it and hell yeah, it's heated :thumbup: Used that **** all winter long. Thought it was useless before I bulit my gym, but not anymore.


What's the bar bolted to the floor for? 2nd pic, lower right, next to the bumper plates.

They actually aren't bolted to the floor. They are just homemade bar-jacks to load my plates on. So that I don't have to do the "loading-plate and lifting bar" dance. Real deadlift jacks cost like $200. Those two little babies cost me about $10 at Home Depot.


Awesome setup. Very big garage too. Only thing I don't see is a place for dips...unless you just use the bench?

No place for dips, yet. I'll probably build some bars some day. It's on my list.


Great Set-up. What's your chin bar made of? Looks like PVC?

The chin bar is made of 1" galvanized pipe from Home Depot. I wrapped it with athletic tape to keep it from getting too cold and to provide a better grip.

Kiaran
03-29-2007, 11:53 PM
That's some nice work bro! How long did it take to complete?

It's sort of a work in progress. Took me about 2 full months to really get it to where it's at though. Did it while I was laid off for 6 weeks in December and January. Worst part was tearing down all the old **** in the garage, doing some electrical for the lighting (which was actually really cheap), and ripping the 8' boards.

Kiaran
03-29-2007, 11:54 PM
Where do u put ur cars?!?

Lol, the wife still has her spot in the garage. I sacrificed my spot and park in the driveway now. Small price to pay, IMO.