I'm thinking of buying this gym and wanted to ask your opinions on this.
Please let me know what you think and if you know of a better deal.
Last edited by Galosat; 04-29-2009 at 08:28 PM. Reason: link to gym
If you have the money for that, use it and get a power rack, bench, and 300lb starter olympic weight set. Smith machines are fine for accessory stuff, but suck if that's all you use for your main lifts.
22 - 5'10@236lbs!
Bench - 325 (old)
Squat - 455x2 (old)
Deadlift - 500(old)
Total: 1280lbs 100% raw
The key to my exercise program is this one simple truth: I hate my body.
I suggest you save your money and get yourself a power rack, a decent bar, some used weights, and a flat utility bench You could add stuff like dumbbells and other specialty equipment later, but the above mentioned are the foundation for a good home gym.
Here's a rack: http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/92563.html - $299
Bench: http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/5900.html - $99
Indestructible bar (7ft Power Bar): http://www.jesupgym.com/products.htm?cid=12 - $165
Used Weights: Look on your local craigslist or Play-it-again-sports
For the price of that Costco crap, I just built you a nice setup for less money.
My Training Log
You want science and studies? **** you. I've got scars and blood and vomit. - Jim Wendler
what others have said is good advice. Search craigs list, I never saw any reason to purchase new lifting equipment other then the obvious stuff, but thats me. I built a great gym for 400 from craigs list with a little patience. Good Luck