Work out at home crew v.sign in and need suggestions

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  1. Discovery44

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    Hey guys,

    So I'm looking forward to the long road and I'm really starting to think about slowly gathering the pieces to start working out at home.

    I am figuring, use craigslist to find dumbbells and slowly biuld up a collection. And I'm going to buy an eliptical machine for cardio

    I figure I could end up spending like $500 if I really shop for deals and that would really be worth it.


    For those of you who already have all this equipment at your homes, what advice to you have?


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  2. Memor

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    power rack in the garage
     
  3. Discovery44

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    pics?
     
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    basically, if you get a power rack and a bench, and then start building up a collection of plates and a bar, you can perform nearly every exercise in your garage alone too, sicne a power rack uses pins as a spotter of sorts.

    http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=167&pid=681

    sort of like a power rack

    you'd have to spend more than you're looking at right now, but ideally that'd have nearly everything you'd need for lifting...i think a few guys on here have similar things set up in their basements/garages
     
  5. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    my home gym consists of:

    power wrack
    olympic bar and plates
    adjustable bench
    adjustable dumbells

    that's it.

    It's brought me to a 405x5 squat, 435x5 deadlift, and a 265x5 bench as of today. Although I'm cutting so blah...
     
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    hit up teh craigslist everyday. btw im trying to get rid of my oly db handles as i find they are just too hard to get into position when going heavy for certain exercises. so far i've found a 55lb pair and 60lb pair for 25 bucks total!
     
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    I think a power rack would be later on my list. I can perform most of my weight lifting with a simple bench that allows for incline and decline. The two huge pluses for me and having a powerrack would be to use it for pull-ups and squats

    Thanks for the info
     
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    Nice nice. What kind of adjustable dumbbells do you have? How much were they?
     
  9. Discovery44

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    Yeah, thats exactly my plan. I'm in no particular rush to do this as my gym is across the street from work and I go on my lunch break. I'm just looking for a better investment than a monthly cost.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    they're just adjustable dumbells and i buy standard plates for them.

    They pretty much looks like this:
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    I bought em at Dicks.
     
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    find a nice cheap powerrack on craigslist to start off.
     
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    they suck, and are flimsy pieces of crap.
    I'll post pictures of my home gym soon
     
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    I have a NYbb power cage, adjustable bench, olympic bar, olympic db handles (no need for two sets of plates), 20 - 10lb plates for the db handles (plus some 5's and 2.5's), dip handles for my cage, 410lbs olympic plates (45's, 35's, and 25's).

    I use both a commercial gym and my home gym. I just need a plate loaded adjustable cable lat tower/low row type machine and I will have little need to go to the commercial gym anymore.

    I have more confidence benching in my cage than I do at the gym with a spotter. I know that the cage won't try to lift the weight off of me too soon and if I fail the safety bars are only about 1/4 inch lower than my chest so I just set it down on the bars, roll it down towards my abs and slide right out.
     
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    power rack
    adj bench
    300-whatever olympic weight set
    olympic db handles
    dip station
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    flimsy? I have 100lbs on mine and they're rock solid. WTF did you buy!?
     
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    In the bedroom. :o
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    Just need to pick up another 300lb set at Dicks, a tree, some more 10lb plates and a mirror. Maybe something for the floor, but the carpet is shit anyway.
    Not pictured, the $110 300lb olympic weight set/bar from dicks and two adjustable oly dumbbells.
    Ordered from http://www.jesupgym.com/ I couldn't get a better price anywhere else and they had only good reviews on bb.com. Ordered right from their site, but they're on ebay too.
    Bench only supports ~400lbs, but that will last me a while. :mamoru:
     
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    Ah, yes, you just reminded me: I have rubber mats too. I thought to consider that as part of my home gym.

    I am also using a bedroom (my spare bedroom...workout room and kids play room).
     
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    no way in hell am i doing deadlifts in my bedroom
     
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    I typically do them at the commercial gym but I've done as much as 455 at home [in the bedroom] without breaking anything. I tend to dead less weight at home though as I try to set it down as softly and controlled as possible.
     
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    Why? Do you just drop the weight instead of setting it down?
     
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    I had some exactly like that and the middles blew, came apart, and don't work. They are flimzy.
     
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    well if i cant lockout it usually comes down pretty hard. it just wouldnt feel comfortable inside a house
     
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    There are no Dick's nearby, anywhere else I can get a db set like that
     
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    Ebay has oly DB handles that are good, except the clips they come with are not good.
     
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