Poor Man looking to purchase home gym equipment...

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  1. Neighk

    Neighk Red Sox/Patriots >*

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    Bear in mind, this fat ass is poor, getting married, in debt and of course fat. My fiancee would have a hard time doing anything with free weights or a weight bench so I've been looking at the bow flex's and even the cross bow's. They both seem to do about the same thing, except the crossbow ( http://www.weiderfitness.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2_12901_10201_17901_-1_20555
    ) is about half of the price, locally it's 399. Any pro's and or con's that anyone could enlighten me to? :x:
     
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    you'll gain nothing but a place to hang your towels or coats.
     
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    join a gym
     
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    and the next person that thinks a bowflex will make them look like the UFC guys is gunna get his shit beat in with a bow from the piece of shit bowflex they'll never even use.
     
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    in all seriousness, it's a waste of money. How many people that look good or have lost a ton of weight have ever claimed it was because of a bowflex? If you just wanna lose weight, you can do that cheaper than being fat. Invest in some running shoes, jog 1 mile before work, then eat a good breakfast followed by good meals the rest of the day.
     
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    hahah, i'm not looking to get big at all. I know that all of the commercial models are all fake, on roids, at a gym.

    I have been with world gym for 4+ years, but just simple can't afford the 900$ to rejoin.
     
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    die in a freak flexing of retarded bows related accident.


    lol
     
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    the path to "big" and the path to "tone" is the same. You're just going to be throwing your money away.
     
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    Words of wisdom.
     
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    It's kinda silly to say that a woman can't use free weights.

    My wife was a little scared of em at first, but she loves them now.

    bottom line is that those rubber band systems are complete crap. I honestly don't know a single person that has stuck with them, because they are terrible and unnatural to use.

    Whatever your budget is, It can be much better spent on free weights. If you want help with designing a proper home gym, let us know. I'll help.

    But really... don't waste your money.

    Oh, and toning = building muscle. It's not like you're gonna pick up a barbell and suddenly turn into Arnold. It's not that easy.
     
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    $900?!??!?! :eek: WTF dude, $900 for what? A years membership?
     
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    900$ for 2 people, "family plan"
     
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    well aware of not turning into arnold. i'd be willing to spend up to 500$ if you want to see what's out there that we could use. :bowdown:
     
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    word...


    look in the classifieds/craigslist
     
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    craigslist and check newyorkbarbell.com

    Get some price ideas for equipment from newyork then contact a few people on craigslist. If someone is trying to sell a cage and bench for $300 it is easier to talk them down a bit if you have ammunition ("I can get Brand New for nearly that much from NYbarbell" etc, etc).
     
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    Find a reasonable gym, you'll accompish much more. Don't pay more than $20-30/mo.
     
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    When I was working out at home I got something like this: http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2437324

    That way I could do everything I needed: squats, bench, incline bench, and good mornings. Then of course all you need is a bar and weights for deadlifts and bent over rows.

    It's a pos no doubt, but it got the job done. Some people suck at being motivated to work out, so a gym is their best bet. But for me a home gym has always worked best. So take that into account as well.
     
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    This is probably very true.


    If you're really hurting for funds to spend on workout equipment, try and put together a simple body weight exercise routine. Do some push-ups, sit-ups, crunches, jump some rope, maybe get a chinup bar, bodyweight lunges. See if you can stick to a routine before you drop a bunch of cash on something you may not use for more than a couple of months.
     
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    I could get a sick home gym for 900
     
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    Agreed.. $900 would get me damn close to everything I would need.
     
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    http://newyorkbarbells.com/92552.html
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    rack 399
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    Bench 159
    get some DB handles and 300 pounds of weight at the local sporting goods store, and you should be good.

    All of this stuff is top quality, I abused the shit out of mine, rack pulls pin presses and Chain suspended good mornings, and never had a problem. There customer service is good too, I had a piece with a coatings problem, and they sent me out a new one.
     
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