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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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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.
    "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - John Calvin Coolidge

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    OH and a must is a few large mirrors and proper lighting.
    "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - John Calvin Coolidge

    9 months-20lb gains! (2005 Newbie gains)-A bit of motivation for beginners

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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.
    "Fine, if I'm not allowed to light it on fire, can my imaginary friend?"

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