As some here know, I'm in the process of investing in my own home gym and I'm hoping to get it done sooner rather than later, but who knows at this point. Right now I'm stuck in a debate with myself.
I am going with a more expensive rack than I originally planned on and I don't have a very big budget. The rack will probably run me $900-1000 with shipping. My budget is around $3,000 at the moment.
Mats won't be more than $200. DBs will be about $800. A good bench will run me about $250. I have bands, need to buy chains (about $130)
That leaves me with around 600 and I still need a bar/plates. I'm actually hoping I can come in way under $3000, even though I know that's pretty cheap. But it's a goal.
I can get the plates and a bar from Dick's for $530 or so. The bar would only be a 500 lb rated bar. No name brand plates.
I was looking at the 500 lb Troy sets. The set comes with a 500 lb rated bar, (6) 45s, (2) 35s, (2) 25s, (4) 10s, (4) 5s, (2) 2.5... That would be like $630 w/ shipping included and a 10 yr warrantee.
I need two more 45s so that would run me an extra $116 or so.
The plates are 3 hole plates. They look pretty good. I'm completely confused as to what to do here. Anyone have a little guidance?
I don't have a ton of money so completely busting my budget isn't really an option...