is this good workout equipment for home?

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  1. above & beyond

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    is this decent home-gym?? i just started working out, but the problem with going to the local gym is that i dont have my own car right now. it's a 30min walk to get there, i dont mind walking but i burn way too many calories considering i have a small appetite. i dont feel i am being time productive doing that (i have tight schedule). should i buy this set for home???

    general question: what's the difference between the "bench press" (pulley system) on this set, and the free weight bench press bar.
     
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    Well I don't know how you're working out on a frog, but please elaborate!
     
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    How much is it? IMO it wouldn't be worth it, it doesn't give you nearly enough variety. You don't have the option to do wide/narrow grip benches, shoulder presses, deadlifts, squats, or anything else useful. Not only that, but since it's a machine with a pulley system you don't be working any of your stabalizer muscles. Bench press, pec fly, leg extension, ham curl. That's about all you can do by the looks of it.

    Just run for 20 minutes to get to the gym. The warmup will be good for you anyway, and it doesn't really burn that many calories.
     
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    And if you really can't take that run, invest in a decent olympic set+bench.
     
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    good point about stabalizer muscles.

    price: $190usd

    ill think about it.
     
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    you could do much more if you just got free weights. these machines are way too limited
     
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    Don't think about it, it's useless. If you can't find one used, save an extra $100 and get a nice adjustable bench + olympic bar + 300lbs oly set. The extra investment is invaluable to making any progress. If you get a half-assed home gym, you'll get a half-assed build. Look into Impex Marcy, their stuff is affordable and can be found at most dick's/MC's sporting goods stores. I have the MWB850 and the crutches go high enough for me to do squats. Don't "think about it" just do it.
     
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