Building a simple but effective home gym v. big pics

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  1. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    It's nothing special but I've had several PMs for a thread with instructions so here it is! :wiggle:

    Prep
    I set my gym up in my basement. There is a carpet on the floor and a few mats from walmart for 19.99 a piece. Remember to measure the ceiling to make sure it's high enough for the squat rack.

    The equipment
    Everything is from newyorkbarbells.com. They shipped for free and everything only took an hour to put together. Very solid feeling pieces.

    squat rack:http://newyorkbarbells.com/92563.html
    bench: http://newyorkbarbells.com/90655.html

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    The weights
    250lb set from MC Sports for 99 dollars. Prob not enough weight for most folks but double it and it's 500 lbs for 200 dollars. You can probably sell the extra bar for 30 bucks making it a good deal at 500 lbs for 170 dollars or so. Maybe someone can link a better deal online.

    There is also a pair of OLY dumbbells at dicks for 29.99. And finally some random 1inch dumbbell bars from walmart for cheap (had gotten these a long time ago)

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  2. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    looks very nice and clean.
    I wouldn't be scared of getting superaids from your bench like I am from the YMCA im currently forced to work out at.
     
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    load up those oly db's I wanta see how much they can hold and how big they get.
     
  4. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I can easily get 6 25s on the OLY dumbbells. So that's 162.5lbs.

     
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    kamiraa OT Supporter

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    Just make sure you have some niceee cuffs. Just in case . That always worried me about picking up a set.
     
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    need some pins on the safety side. other than that, it'll work well.
     
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    Thought it came with them. Nice to know.

    You got a great deal on the weights. Also on the dumbbells and flooring.

    The mats from WlMart - were those the usual 4'x6' 1/2" thick rubber mats?

    Thanks for making this thread. Even though it seems like a small thing, I picked up 2 or 3 useful things from looking at it that will ultimately make my home gym better. :bigthumb:


    Edit: NM. I think I see the safety spotter bars on the ground next to the rack.
     
  8. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Yah the safety spotter bars are on the ground. I took them off yesterday.
     
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    how much is membership and what's the bench press requirement to join?
     
  10. KingGargantuan

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    i'd bench inside the rack and set the pins at a decent level, if i was you. especially after that thread yesterday :noes:
     
  11. Sims.0

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    Looks basic and really effective but is there a pull-up bar on the top of that squat rack?
     
  12. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    it's currently set to 95lbs :rofl:

    I showed these pics to a guy at my work and he said i should've spend the 600 dollars on a new camera then proceeded to lecture me on why his gym is better:

    • they got assisted squat machines
    • they got a whole wall of curl bars from 40 - 100 lbs!
    • They have machines AND dumbbells
    • treadmill, bball, pool, sauna, classes, and raquetball

    I wasn't convinced. :squint:

     
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    your gym > his gym :bowdown:
     
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    damn i just noticed the bench. that looks heavy duty :bowdown:
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    newyorkbarbell says it can handle 1000 lbs total. Not that I will ever need that :rofl:

     
  17. Anabolic Pop-Tarts

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    Unless you bang a really fat chick on it.


    :h5:
     
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    wow
     
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