Saw a post like this on another board. What is THE best, or some of the best investments you've made in training equipment and accessories?
Mine without a doubt is my power rack. Looking back on it now, I wish I would've ponied up the money for one from Elite. Second would be my Jesup power bar, and then my Inzer forever belt third.
My Training Log
You want science and studies? **** you. I've got scars and blood and vomit. - Jim Wendler
Sled... cost me around $100 shipped for a high quality one that can hold 600+ lbs and has been through some great conditioning workouts. Very useful and great bang for the buck in my opinion.
powertec powerrack. i got mine for 315 dollars shipped. its plenty strong enough for me. tested it once it was able to handle 640 pounds being droopped on it for my quarter squats/lockouts LOL
Last edited by rctriplefresh5; 04-13-2009 at 11:01 AM.
-13mm single prong powerbelt
-texas power bar
The power belt was the first step on the road to me being a gear whore.
Last edited by Sidior; 04-13-2009 at 11:04 AM.
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
for me the single best investment has been the GHR I have on my back porch right now. That and that first set of Spud Inc safety straps. Those straps have been worth every penny.
I was worried about training partners too. There were some workouts in November where it was me and one other person. I was wondering WTF was I thinking, and what was I going to do with all this gym equipment. Now there's 6 other people and we never have less than 5 for a training session. We're out growing my garage and looking at warehouse space in the next 3 months or so.
It was quite awhile ago that I knew I wanted a private gym. At that point, I committed myself to learning as much as possible about getting strong. It helps my own lifting, plus it makes it so I can help others. If you can help other people get strong, then they'll want to train with you. The best progress I've helped someone with is:
380 (which he didn't get and bombed)
5 months later:
Power rack, jump stretch bands, manta ray device, adjustable dumbells, all the stuff I bought from Lowes/Home Depot to make what I didn't have (e.g., sled).