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    where to train?

    does anyone have any ideas for me? im currently training at a golds gym and i cant stand it. i would love to build a small home gym, but i live in a 3rd floor apartment building and trying to get some ideas. i thought about looking for a storage facility. but im pretty sure they wont allow that since im sure its some sort of insurance liability. so if any has any ideas please send them this way.

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    where are you located at?
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    cant find anything that is within an hour on PLwatch.com either.

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    I would find a group of lifters to train with on the weekends (or on your days off if you work weekends) for one or two workouts and then do your "light" days at the commercial Gold's etc.

    We have several guys at BAG (including me) that only train with the team on the weekend and train at home or in commercial gyms during the week.

    If you have to drive 1-2 hours once a week to train with a good group I think it would be worth it.
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    If there really isn't a powerlifting option in the area, recruit some people and start a storage facility gym. Chances are there are like 6-10 people within an hour drive of you that feel the same way. Maybe try emailing meet directors and state chairs in the area if they know of any lifters or home gyms. You'd be surprised at what's not advertised or on Pwatch.

    Either that, or if the demand is high enough, look into other niche gyms. I went to train at a Crossfit in OBX that had racks, strongman equipment, thick bars, and like 8 Oly platforms.
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    found an independently owned storage place. rented a 10x10 and putting the squat rack in it today. already have some things in there. going to pick up weights this weekend, pretty excited. ill post pictures once its all set up. the only thing i have to do now is figure out a way to heat it when winter comes. im in NC but the winters still get cold enough that clothes arent going to be enough. thinking maybe a portable kerosene heater.

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    Good Luck.

    Propane heaters work great for this type of unit.
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    I may be wrong, buti think at work we use a type of radiation heater to heat the working areas in our Warehouses. They do not emmit heat so the heat cant be lost by draughts or open doors, but more gently cook you in a healthy way it would be perfect for something 10x10 i think.

    Infrared heaters is what i am tyring to get too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    I may be wrong, buti think at work we use a type of radiation heater to heat the working areas in our Warehouses. They do not emmit heat so the heat cant be lost by draughts or open doors, but more gently cook you in a healthy way it would be perfect for something 10x10 i think.

    Infrared heaters is what i am tyring to get too
    that would be great if there was electricity. but there isnt. and i dont trust running something like that off my car battery. i have a power converter but its only for a fan and radio. anything that produces heat will drain my battery too fast.

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    yeah i plan on insulating just dont know how to go about that. the door rolls up so i dont think ill be able to do that. and i dont want to have to spend a ton of money on insulating for the walls, mainly because that will take the 10x10 to 9x9 or even 8x8 and im already cramped in there.

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