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    Home Gym!!!

    Hi Guys,

    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.

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...se=&lang=en-US

    Thank you!!!
    Last edited by Galosat; 04-29-2009 at 07:28 PM. Reason: link to gym
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    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.
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    Age: 26
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    Weight: 231lbs.
    BF: 14%

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    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

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