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    My Garage Gym

    Hey, just wanted to share what you can build for about $4K. I've overcome a few obsticals along the way and I must admit, I love the final product. Enjoy!



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    nice i like it...what do you use the tire for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFR View Post
    nice i like it...what do you use the tire for?
    I drag that around with the sand bags behind it on GPP day.
    32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
    USAPL Meet PRs (Raw @154 lbs): 347 SQ, 242 BP, 507 DL, 1096 TOTAL
    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

    The Riddle Of Iron - Kiaran's Garage Training Log

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    If more gyms looked like this, you'd see A LOT more fit people walking around.

    EXCELLENT JOB!!
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    Nice setup.

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    Looks pretty awesome. Mine looks a little ghetto compared to that, but comparable in terms of equipment

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    Nice gym. It looks like you got some tall ass ceilings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran View Post
    I drag that around with the sand bags behind it on GPP day.
    i have been trying to find a way to get something like that...but the only thing i can think of is grab a few 100 lb dumbbells and do a farmers walk for 1oo yards, but i really want a big tire to drag or at least a sled for this summer so i can work on power running and getting quicker.

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    PS - Huge pet peeve - put the C2 handle back in its cradle!!!!!
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    I like everything apart from the tv LOL!

    Build yourself a reverse hyper too!

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    Looks like a very nice gym! I like the Urg!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    PS - Huge pet peeve - put the C2 handle back in its cradle!!!!!
    Silly gym owners and their pet peeves'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    If more gyms looked like this, you'd see A LOT more fit people walking around.

    EXCELLENT JOB!!
    I couldn't agree more.This is what my bf and I WANT
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    Wow, I am truly jealous dude...although, my gym is about .3 miles from my house, which is convenient. Thats beside the point tho, props to you dude! Still cant believe you bought all that **** for 4k tho, thats just as amazing as your setup.

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    Very nice. Like I said in your journal, I am int he proccess of building up mine similar to yours. The only difference is I want a tredmill instead of the row machine. My wifey would love that. We go to the gym on base now. VERY NICE GYM BRO!!!!
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    Thanks for all the compliments, guys and gals. The reason it was so cheap is because I built most of the crap from Home Depot supplies. Most expensive pieces were the rower, rack, bench, bars and plates.

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    PS - Huge pet peeve - put the C2 handle back in its cradle!!!!!
    Someone didn't read their owners manual It says on page 6, that "It is best to let the handle rest against the fan cage rather than in the handle hooks when the machine is not in constant use....This will prolong the life of the shock cord."

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    I like everything apart from the tv LOL! Build yourself a reverse hyper too!
    That ain't a TV, lol! It's a pos 17" monitor that I aquired for free. I have a computer jammed down in the corner there with a wireless card on it so I can listen to music and record my workouts. A flat pannel would be nice.

    Do share how to build a reverse hyper?
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    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

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    Reverse hyper is easy, just needs to be a;

    bench higher than waist high by about a foot (I'm thinking boards and saw tressles on the cheap, maybe stick it on bricks for height?)
    something to hold onto, just some handles or a bar of some description out in front of you
    Chain/strap to attach to the bottom of the contraption
    strap to attach to your ankles.

    Done! Aint no need to spend 2k at EFS on one of them bad boys

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    That is a thing of beauty, very nice work. All the possibe excercises in the given space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran View Post
    Someone didn't read their owners manual It says on page 6, that "It is best to let the handle rest against the fan cage rather than in the handle hooks when the machine is not in constant use....This will prolong the life of the shock cord.
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    That's some nice work bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran View Post

    That ain't a TV, lol! It's a pos 17" monitor that I aquired for free. I have a computer jammed down in the corner there with a wireless card on it so I can listen to music and record my workouts. A flat pannel would be nice.
    Damn dude, you are hooked up. Nice gym!

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    Thats nice what about the winter? Is it heated?

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    What's the bar bolted to the floor for? 2nd pic, lower right, next to the bumper plates.
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