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    Gym equipment

    I am moving houses and there is a chance that we will have a basement to workout in. I wanted to know how much a good bar, squat rack, weighs, bench, and some accessories would cost. That would include a deadlift platform. I never really looked in to it much but I assume some of you guys have your own gym.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    Here's a good thread to look over:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...-Weight-Plates
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    I bought a rack, flat bench, incline bench, bar, 2-100lb plates, 8-45lb plates, 4-25lb plates and 2-10lb plates, 4-4x6 rubber mats and 3 pieces of 19/32" OSB board for about $470 off of craigslist, home depot and the local play-it-again sports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSully View Post
    I bought a rack, flat bench, incline bench, bar, 2-100lb plates, 8-45lb plates, 4-25lb plates and 2-10lb plates, 4-4x6 rubber mats and 3 pieces of 19/32" OSB board for about $470 off of craigslist, home depot and the local play-it-again sports.
    That's not bad at all!
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    Craigslist is definitely your friend for this. I got lucky, I ordered my PowerTec rack before they hiked the prices up and had a 10% off coupon for BB.com, so I ended up getting it for about $300 brand new. Then my 300lb olympic set from Dick's was about $130, bench was $99, and that pretty much got me started. Of course eventually I got a Texas Power Bar and will be getting all new plates and the IronMaster combo, but you can easily get a complete home gym for well under $1000.
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    Don't get a cheap rack. They don't seem too safe..lol

    You can count on about $150 for a 300lb olympic set. As said before, try Craigslist. In my area, we don't get much action like that though.
    I spent $450 on a good rack, new.
    I spent about $70 on 4 pieces of 3/4" plywood that i layered to make a 7x6 platform, and an outdoor rug that I stapled down on the platform.
    I bought a new adjustable bench from Powerblock.com and it ran about $225.

    I was in Lexington, KY a couple weeks ago and went in a used sports equipment store. They had THREE well-worn racks. One of them was the most hardcore, huge, strong, abused thing I've ever seen. They also had lots of used plates and such. There's a chain of places called Play It Again that sells used stuff like that. You might see if you have something like that locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd View Post
    Don't get a cheap rack. They don't seem too safe..lol
    agreed.
    Also if you know a welder in the area (or maybe a company that contracts welding services) they may be able to build you a super sturdy rack for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzk464s View Post
    agreed.
    Also if you know a welder in the area (or maybe a company that contracts welding services) they may be able to build you a super sturdy rack for cheap.
    hah funny you mention. I know one.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    Just to note..raw steel like you'd need for the rack is pretty expensive. Between the 40 some odd feet of 2 inch steel and cost of a welder, you probably aren't saving too much.
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    ^Agreed. You won't save much if anything by the time it's all said and done.

    Don't get a crappy rack. You will really regret it down the road. When I was first getting equipment I spent the extra cash and got a really top notch rack. Best thing I ever spent money on.

    Used, rusty weights, used rusty dumbbells, used mats, saved big time on that stuff. if you want to set up a pretty complete gym though - good rack, lat pulldown/low row, dumbbells, few bars, bands, that sorta stuff - $2500-3000 is going to get you where you need to be. Weights alone have sky rocketed in price lately


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    First and foremost, get a good bar. I can't even begin to tell you how many crappy bars I've wasted money on, only to bend and trash within a few weeks. Invest in a good solid power bar, Texas Power Bar or Jesup Bar.

    A TPB will run you around $230ish, but it's worth it.

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    That's the bar I have, I love it.
    22 - 5'10@236lbs!
    Bench - 325 (old)
    Squat - 455x2 (old)
    Deadlift - 500(old)

    Total: 1280lbs 100% raw




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    Buy a good new bar like stated above. If you're patient you can find used Olympic plates on craigslist for as low as $0.30/lb. Most average around $0.40-0.60 though. The bar, rack and bench are the three things you shouldn't skimp on. Body Solid makes a nice full incline/decline that is solid and guaranteed for life that you can get at Jesupgym.com for like $200 shipped.
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