Designing a Home Gym

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  1. dka

    dka Go Big or Go Home

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    Hey Guys

    I am designing a new home gym for one of the rooms in our new daylight basement (~13x13). Does anyone have pictures of their home gym setup that they could share? So far I am thinking about the following:

    Power Rack or Smith Machine (Costco has/had a nice nautilus one for $~600 that included everything)
    Adjustable bench
    Olympic weight set (~300lb)
    Dumbbells + station
    Elliptical machine (costco has a couple of these for ~$700)
    Calf block?
    Curl bar
    Full length mirror (going to check out home depot for this)
    Rubber mat (open to suggestions here)
    Television with TV arm crate (whatever those things are called)

    Other suggestions?
     
  2. Damn it Bobby

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    Glute ham raise, maybe a decline bench

    some mats, maybe a aerobic and medicine ball

    bands

    drop the smith machine.
     
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    300lb standard weight set + 4 more 45's
    squat cage
    incline+flat adjustable dumbell bench - so you can put it in the cage to bench or just use dumbells
    nice range of dumbells - i'd want sets of 20's up to about 100's.
    rubber mats optional, depends on the floor you have already
    mirror optional (my form feels better when my eyes are closed :eek3d:
     
  5. MiseryIndex

    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    i did mine a few months ago

    power rack, weight tree, db handles, rubber flooring 300lb weight set, adj bench with leg attachments. & that's about it. a few misc bar's (smaller straight bar, curl bar)
     
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    Drop the TV, You don't need the distraction unless you're doing cardio.

    edit: on second thought, i guess if you were going to buy the videos put out by elitefts for instruction/form.

    edit 2: how did i not notice the elliptical machine. I need to go to bed I can't thinks traight.
     
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  7. Mugwump

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    I'd be interested to know the final price of this.
     
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    This summer:
    Rack, GHR, Reverse hyper, bench, and like 700 pounds of weight and two bars. I'll build anythign else i need ATM
     
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    good ideas

    Any reason why NOT to go with the smith machine?
     
  11. dka

    dka Go Big or Go Home

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    pics? I searched and they are broken links
     
  12. dka

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    my goal is to keep it under $2,000
     
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    PM chrislehr and see how much his cost and what he had.
     
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    pretty much what you have there is what i am doing this summer chris, but that elite stuff is verry pricey, over 1000 dollars for the rack bars & bench... The GHR and reverse hyper are just as exspensive too :(
     
  16. k9style

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    I have everything on Chris's list except the last two bars (my rack is different, but whatever). Elite's stuff is very expensive but it's so much better then the other brands out there. I have a lat station from New York Barbell that's broken on me twice and it's a bitch to get it fixed.

    With Elite if something isn't right you call them up and deal with problem right away, then end up on the phone for 2 hours talking about how to improve your squat/bench/dead/whatever. Well worth paying the extra money. Plus should you ever decide to sell any of the equipment you'll end up getting more for the better equipment.
     
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    well, maybee i will just buy the stuff from elite... :hs:
     
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    the SSB is on sale at elite for 299
     
  19. grampositivecocci

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    the bars we bought at our gym cost upwards of $aud 2000
     
  20. Blip

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    I have this combo gym-a-ma-thingy. Yeah, it's no Elite pice of gear, that's for sure, but for my space/budget requirements it works perfect. The cage itself is solid, it'll handle whatever weight I'll be using in the near future, the bench is also decent. Incline/decline, etc. The smith machine part is not bad. It doesn't use bearings so you have to keep it lubed good for smooth operation, just like a woman.:mamoru: It has a lat pulldown/low pull/pec deck. I paid $450 delivered.
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    We also have this elliptical.
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    Total for both plus a 300lb olympic set was just a bit over $2K.:bigthumb:
     
  21. Grouch

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    I don’t think that anyone outside of the people planning on powerlifting competitively needs a GHR and reverse hyper.

    having a thick bar would be nice. but you can make one for pretty cheap. Im not sure if name brand ones have rotating ends
     
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    competitive athletes? Hamstrings are the most important muscle group when it comes to sprinting and jumping
     
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    ::tag for later::
     
  25. DoublasM2

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    clearly you need this:

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    $695 + $150 Shipping
     
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