*PICS* of my new home gym setup... finally got it together

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  1. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    Here is my "gym for home"

    I cleared out the space in my basement a couple weeks ago, this alone tooks hours because there were PILES of shit all over the place. Once that was done my buddy and I went out and bought everything then hauled it down there. It took a good 5 hours to build the bench and rack.

    What I have and what I paid:

    New York Barbells Power Rack - $279 (free shipping)
    Weider adjustable bench incline/decline - $59
    300lb Olympic weight set + barbell - $129
    10-35lb hex dumbbells - $132 (.49 per pound)
    Olympic EZ-Curl bar + oly DB handles - $29
    interlocking foam mats - $17

    Total cost: $645

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    I know the bench is really crappy... but im just starting out and I dont need huge support right away. I plan on getting a better one when there is a need.

    So what do you guys think?
     
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  2. SteveO

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    it's better than no weights at all
     
  3. Moon

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    Nice setup :cool:
     
  4. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    ok well, I thought it was pretty darn good for someone just starting out.. I can do a full body workout with everything here. I could have just bought some dumbbells for $80 and called it a day but I didnt..

    :dunno:
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    Looks good man :bigthumb:

    I am hoping to have something simular when I buy my own place
     
  6. Grouch

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    I'd say it looks pretty good so far.
     
  7. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    thanks for the comments guys :)

    oh and by the way, its not finished yet... I still need to buy a weight tree and some attachments for the rack later on when I need them.. maybe a few other assorted excerise stations.
     
  8. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    no comments on my spotter mr duck?
     
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    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    looks sweet, I look forward to buying my own set one day and ditch my crappy 24hrs membership
     
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    nice job getting all of that for under $700 :eek:



    also consider getting a pull/cable system... one of the most versitle pieces of equipment. Gives you a lot more options for doing heavy ab work, and great for triceps and upper back too
     
  13. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    It took quite a bit of research and shopping around to accomplish this. :big grin:

    I really want one as I cant do pullups just yet.. so a lat pulldown bar would be nice. One of the biggest reason I got that rack from NYBB is that they make attachements specificly for that rack like a cable/pulldown system. I will be buying that in the near future. :)
     
  14. dank

    dank fuck yeah

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    i would need more dumbbells, all the way up to 100 atleast :dunno:
     
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    Very nice! I made the mistake of getting a Crossbow when I was a noob. :wtc:
     
  16. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    man one day, I hope. right now I weigh 105 lbs and can only curl 15lbs with good form so I'm probably good for now...

    Yeah I was gonna get a total gym or a bowflex until I did some research. :mamoru:
     
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    looks good but needs more 45's
     
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    looks good for starting out. i think it's just the picture and the angle, but the end of the barbell looks pretty close to the wall. how much clearance room do you have at the end of the bb?
     
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    very nice!
     
  20. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    its the angle, there is a huge amount of clearane (feet). :) The end of the BB only sticks out maybe a foot and look at where the mats are in relation the rack.
     
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    nice towel on the barbell
     
  22. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    thanks, its olympic size. (towel)
     
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    I'd go with a standalone unit instead since they cost about the same and is a little more versitile in that they can be moved anywhere. Also, a lot of pulley attachments don't have "leg stoppers" that prevents you from being pulled up if you are lifting above your body weight. Some pulley attachments also don't have both a high and low pulley outlet, which greatly restricts the number of exercises you can use with them.
     
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    that's not bad for a starter :eek3:
     
  25. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    ah I didnt realize that, thanks for the info.
     
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