Hello question about a home gym

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  1. TwistedMind

    TwistedMind New Member

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    I was wondering what would be a better purchase.

    A free weight adjustable bench and squat rack.

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    Something like a bowflex?

    Sorry I dont know how much better or worse one or the other would work.
     
  2. khari

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    Option A. With the 1000$ you save you can buy bumper plates or something.
     
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    I already own a 45 # bar and about 300 # worth of plates. I just always see these resistance machines advertised and didnt know if they would work any better than good old Iron.

    How much should a decent bench cost? I may build my own rack but a Bench I am going to purchase.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    a power rack (not a squat rack) and a 0-90° adjustable bench
     
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    The weight resistence on those bowflex machines is not always consistent. Sure you will get 20lbs of resistence from the bow but that is when the bow is being flexed all the way. At the beginning of the flex it may only be something like 12lbs.
     
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    whats a power rack?

    0 - 90 would only give me incline though right? I would like decline as well.
     
  7. Skeletor

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    Don't do the bowflex.


    Bench and squat rack sound great, also invest in a pullup bar.
     
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    a safety cage.
     
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    i second that but I live in Canada
     
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