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    Building Home Gym

    Okay around here the gym is pretty damn expensive. Like $250 for 3 months, and I have to burn quite a bit of gas so I figure I might as well just start buying equipment and getting huge in my basement. I can have my friends come over and get a real lifting atmosphere instead of listening to Britney Spears and all that other gay music. Here is what I was thinking
    Power Rack ($280)
    Adj. Bench -10 to 70 degrees adj. ($109)
    Bar+300lbs Weights ($285)
    Collars ($5)
    Straps (Free yay I have a pair)
    Im probaby going to have to buy another 300+ because im squating 500 now, and I want to start deadlifting. Anything else I should look into getting. Im not rich, but if something is valuable then ill consider it. Thanks alot.

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    Just a note: make sure your bench can handle the amount of weight you're gonna be using - some aren't rated very high.

    Also, I'm not too sure about the other prices...but I'm sure you can get bar+300lbs weights for less than $285.

    And umm...I dunno...other than DBs, I think everything else is pretty much personal preference.

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    Is any of that used? $280 seems like not very much for a power rack, you wanna make sure it can handle whatever you throw at it.

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    dont forget about disco lights and a jukebox to set the mood
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    A dip station? Chin bar?
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    I spent around $1000 on my home gym and I only have the basics, which you listed. Some day I plan to buy a set of PowerBlocks(Dumbells) and a cardio piece. It's worth the investment though, man. Nowhere else can I blast System of a Down, train with my shirt off and pose when I feel like it. Plus, it's right down stairs; I save so much time.

    But like a guy said above, invest in quality equipment it's worth it.
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    OH and a must is a few large mirrors and proper lighting.
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    check craigslist for used items....
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    Get a rubber mat. I messed my weights up by putting them on a cement floor.

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    Yeah, unless you already bought everything, I would check craigslist and try to piece it together off of that. My home gym had everything you listed and the only things I ever really wanted to add was some DBs and a nice GHR/Roman chair thing. I've never seen or used one, but people say its like the ultimate for core/posterior training.
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