What piece of equipment should I get next?

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  1. BlaXXXima

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    So one of the local fitness shops is selling the previous model of their line of equipment at 20% off, and I figured I'd snap up a piece for the home gym.

    Here's what I currently have:

    - Custom power rack with 1.5" holes (so I can't buy the commercial dip attachments)
    - Lat pulldown station (plate loaded)
    - Inc/Flat/Dec bench
    - 10-50lb Powerblock weights (would like to go to 90/130 eventually).
    - Ab slings (these work great, btw)

    I can pretty much do anything except specific leg exercises like extensions/curls, and dips with what I have. I can do calves, but it's difficult doing seated calf raises with a bar on the knees.

    I would love a hack squat / leg press combo, but that's $1500 and will come down the road.

    What would you get for the home gym? Bear in mind, I'll buy what I want, not what you poustiennes think.

    Note: Homo posing on machines not included

    Leg Curl / Extension Machine
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    Seated Calf Machine
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    Dip Station
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    Down the road, I want one of these two machines:

    Leg Press / Hack combo:
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    Atlantis Hack Squat / Calf Raise - GREATEST leg machine evar!!!
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  2. dieslow

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    Get a GHR
     
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    A what???

    Ahh, gotcha.

    I thought about that, but with the ability to do deads/SLDs/Good Mornings and a variety of other exercises, I thought it was less useful to me. Good idea though!
     
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    all of those machines look pretty worthless to me....
     
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    Good to know, Superstar. Then make a suggestion/recommendation. It's obvious you're Broly by your Av/User name.
     
  7. dieslow

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    Glute Ham Raise.

    And it will come in 100x as useful as ANY of those.

    Could also consider a reverse hyper or a 45 degree backraise.

    Another option would be to get different bar's to vary up how different movements hit you.
     
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    GHR as its already been said
     
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    ghr - you can use it for all kinds of shit
     
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    I doubt you can do 1 GHR rep, I could SLDL 325, GM 285, and dead around 455, but couldnt do 1 rep on a GHR when I first got mine.

    GHR > All of thosse pieces of crap
     
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    I wouldn't mind a safe squat bar. I tore something in my lower back deadlifting about 13 years ago, and as a result, I am VERY wary of doing deads/squats. But if there is something that might help with that, I'd be more inclined to look at that than another piece of equipment.

    I also don't have $1500 for a sweet GHR machine. I do believe they have a 45 degree backraise on sale. Not sure about a rev. hyper.

    Bear in mind, I'm in Halifax, Canada, so the options are limited.
     
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    Cool. I've never seen one, much less tried one. I've done lower back stuff off a 45 degree station, and a hyperextension machine on the old universal or a standalone, but never a GHR.

    I've seen those mentioned on here before. Links to a moderately priced one?
     
  13. dieslow

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    I hear you can buy anything you want on the interweb.
     
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    of the play-skool pieces of shit you posted, i'd get the dip station
     
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    :rofl:

    When I first tried it, I got 1 rep and ONLY 1 rep before I started needing help with assisted GHR's until I built enough strength to do em.
     
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    Also GHR Ab Crunches are pretty sweet also :coold:
     
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    :werd:

    Adding any weight at all behind your head and they get realllllly hard, realllly quick.
     
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    Yea 45 degree back is for ya your back, a GHR is for year your Glutes and Hamstrings who would have thought Glute Hamstring Raise being for your glutes and hamstrings....
     
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    Ive been doing them for about 3months now and Im up to 4sets of 12 with two mini bands.

    The amount of things you can do on a GHR is endless though. It would be my second piece of equip next to a power rack
     
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    Yup - an absolute essential imo.

    How are you rigging up the mini bands for the ghr situps? This could be a new form of pain that I could really enjoy :naughty:
     
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    Thanks for clarifying smart ass :big grin:


    For the record, I'm not some new to lifting chump. I've been doing this longer than most. I just haven't gotten into it as a lifestyle.

    Lifting for 20 years now.


    This is what I'm working with. Pretty much anything I need to do I can do in the rack.

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