Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: Home Gym

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    756

    Home Gym

    I really need some help on what equipment I would need to buy and where to find it cheapest. I would like to build a small home gym where I can have a good, intense workout. The gym thats nearest to me is to much money and I just can't afford it in the long term I would save alot money with a home gym. Anyone can help me by telling me what equipment I should get?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Canadian Crippler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Pavilion
    Posts
    6,775
    Power rack, bench, olympic bar, 300lbs in weight.
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

    "most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx

    "We have a lot of people like that on our campus, all hippies and things, that go around preaching against corporations, jocks, preps, accountants, and anyone else that feels the need to shower more than occasionally." - Shankerr

    "Damn man why are some women just so demonic and evil.. its like you wanna get a stake and mallet and an erection at the same time." - WBBIRL

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    756
    hmm doesnt seem lik much. I think I can afford that

  4. #4
    Senior Member pinky8713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,331
    If it were me, i'd ditch the power rack and get some cheap dumbbells instead.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    365
    no... get a power rack
    age: 19
    MY RAW LIFTS
    OLD.........................................Current
    weight: 190..............................206
    Bench Press: 300lbs.......................?????
    Squat: 450lbs...............................?????
    Deadlift: 475..................................????
    Power Clean: 285lbs.......................?????

  6. #6
    Senior Member pinky8713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,331
    Why?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    756
    safty

  8. #8
    Senior Member pinky8713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,331
    I was saying that, assuming you'd buy a bench with a squat rack. I, personally, would rather have my set of dumbbells like i have, instead of a power rack. I do fine with my squats on my squat rack...I'd rather keep my dumbbells than sell them and get a power rack. That's just me.

    Not to mention a power rack is gonna cost you 80 times more.

    IMO, my dumbbells > safety of a power rack. lol
    Last edited by pinky8713; 06-20-2005 at 01:10 PM.

  9. #9
    HS Football D Breyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Mlps, MN
    Posts
    1,311
    i too am thinking about investing in a home gym... how much $ do you think a good home gym will cost? (Power rack, bench, olympic bar, 300lbs in weight.)
    6'1 - 195
    Crossfit Total: Press: 135 - Squat: 315 - Deadlift: 365
    Competition Lifts: Clean: 205 - Bench: 205

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    756
    So what do you have pinky? bench,DB's,olympic bar,and squat rack?

  11. #11
    Senior Member pinky8713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,331
    I have a bench (with squat rack on it), olympic bar, 300lbs in weights, olympic size EZ curl bar, and two dumbbell things with a lot of dumbbell weights. Oh, i also have a cheap chin up bar in my doorway so i can do chin ups.
    Last edited by pinky8713; 06-20-2005 at 01:26 PM.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    756
    how much did you pay for your bench?

  13. #13
    Senior Member pinky8713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,331
    Umm, trying to remember. I know i got mine on sale, a good sale. It was like 40% off or something and i got it for like $120 or something like that. It's not top of the line, but it's not a POS. It's doin good. My 300lb weight set (includes olympic bar) cost either $89 or $99, one of those lol.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Canadian Crippler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Pavilion
    Posts
    6,775
    ROTLAFMO!M!! ahahah

    Bwahahaha. Man, this is some funny stuff.


    Hey yunglifter, I personally would go with the powerack but if money is a big concern pinky's idea is good.
    Last edited by Canadian Crippler; 06-20-2005 at 01:42 PM.
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

    "most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx

    "We have a lot of people like that on our campus, all hippies and things, that go around preaching against corporations, jocks, preps, accountants, and anyone else that feels the need to shower more than occasionally." - Shankerr

    "Damn man why are some women just so demonic and evil.. its like you wanna get a stake and mallet and an erection at the same time." - WBBIRL

  15. #15
    Senior Member pinky8713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,331
    Great contribution to the thread.

  16. #16
    Grammar Nazi BG5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    3,977
    Check the classified ads. You may be able to find some good used stuff there, such as weights or a bench, etc...
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
    Are you eating while you are reading this? You should be... --hrdgain81
    Remember, kids, if you type well the Grammar Fairy will leave a quarter under your pillow. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

    Well, the Blog's (finally) back (again!): Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams Feel free to stop by and comment.
    Here is my newly-created World of Warcraft Blog: BG's WoW Blog. Once again, feel free to stop by and comment.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,175
    go with power rack, bench, oly set. even if money is a factor it will pay off. a power rack is also MUCH safer and more effective than using dumbells for everything. you cant get crushed in a power rack (unless you fail on a bench of 1000+ lbs) dumbells however are hard to control by nature, and if you DO lose control, nothing can stop them from hitting you wherever they want to, even your head.

    at the very least, you need some sort of rack with some type of weights and a bench.

  18. #18
    Senior Member pinky8713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,331
    I am NOT saying a power rack is no good. lol...You guys just make it sound like if you're going to use a squat rack to squat, then you're gonna kill yourself. I've never had any kind of problem and never crushed myself so i just don't see why a squat rack is THAT bad. That's all..

    "you can't get crushed" lol...How am i gonna get crushed squatting in my squat rack? Unless i'm a complete moron...
    Last edited by pinky8713; 06-20-2005 at 03:15 PM.

  19. #19
    Back in business WBBIRL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    The Fridge
    Posts
    5,604
    I remember my first "power rack"... it was nothing more then 24" sections of oak logs, about 10" radius heh. I had a bar, not oly mind you but wrather one that was fabricated by my pap (he was a steel engineer all his life). Had no idea what it weighed... he said it was 33lbs but I doubt it was that light.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    756
    Lol I had the ghettoest gym set. Listen to this. I used a Total Gym machine as my flat bench for benching and that was pretty low to the ground. I would line that up with my bed and put the BB on the edge of my bed. Then I would lift the BB from their and do my flat bench presses like that. Then I had a set of DB's and that was pretty much it lol. Defintanly not the safest way to bench press.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    756

  22. #22
    permanently bulking Titanium_Jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    1,777
    "I would have had sex with a pornstar, slapped a bitch and stole someone's dog." - deeder
    "Ever heard the term "screwing like rabbits? There's a reason it came about, and it has nothing to do with putting up drywall." - mrelwooddowd
    "If you are looking for a workout that will make you sore, you need to reassess your priorities, and perhaps look for an S&M club in your area." - Paul Stagg
    "I do encourage that people laugh at the fact I've put ass creme on my face." - Rock Steady
    "I look like a condom full of walnuts." - Risk10k
    "...the mothers would hang out of the window to get a piece of my little peanut ass and my bronzelike skin." - Rock

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •