Outfitting my Home Gym?

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  • #105724
    firedepot
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    Ok, guys, I have pretty much come to the realization that I can do most, if not all, of any workout that I choose to do at home instead of a gym.

    The Door Gym is scheduled to arrive this week, and I already have the outdoor pull-up station in the works. I live in a quiet neighborhood that is basically a D-shaped grid, which is great for walking/running.

    If I chose to add equipment, what would you recommend?

    Please keep in mind that I want to keep this low-budget.

    #114697
    agoodlysize
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    I’d recommend an ab wheel and some kettle bells, and maybe a sandbag. I bought some resistance bands to help me with pullups and Evil Wheel training, but for a home gym, I think the kettle bells would be where its at.

    #114698
    tkbslc
    Participant

    I really want to build a little home gym when I get some more space/money. If I were building one I’d have:

    Minimum:

    Pull up bar

    Dip Station

    Olympic weight set with 2-300lbs of weight

    Adjustable Dumbell set

    Belt to hang weights from for dips/pullups

    Additional like to have:

    Treadmill (We have really cold winters here)

    Rower

    Rubber flooring

    Power rack or Squat rack

    Bench

    Something to organize weight plates

    TV/Stereo

    #114699
    splint
    Participant

    Here’s what I have:

    Heavy Bag

    Pull-up bar

    16kg Kettlebell

    80 pound sand bag

    12 pound medicine ball

    Jump Rope

    Here’s what I want to add eventually:

    Rings

    Weight Vest

    Flooring

    I think I’d be content with that stuff. But I’m biased because I have a gym at work that is quite good and that is free so I don’t need much else at home.

    #114700
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    If I had the room I would make a campus board!

    http://www.cbass.com/IMAGES/Jurgen_Campus.gif

    #114701
    riot
    Participant

    Admin wrote:

    If I had the room I would make a campus board!

    http://www.cbass.com/IMAGES/Jurgen_Campus.gif

    That’s cool. Get me one of those, too, while you’re at it.

    #114702
    firedepot
    Participant

    Finally decided on the Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill, and ordered it today. I ordered it from the company, and they gave me free shipping. From the reviews online, I felt like it was a good buy. I’ll post a review once I get a chance to try it out.

    #114703
    rob
    Participant

    splint wrote:

    Here’s what I have:

    Heavy Bag

    Pull-up bar

    16kg Kettlebell

    80 pound sand bag

    12 pound medicine ball

    Jump Rope

    Here’s what I want to add eventually:

    Rings

    Weight Vest

    Flooring

    I think I’d be content with that stuff. But I’m biased because I have a gym at work that is quite good and that is free so I don’t need much else at home.

    what the 80#sand bag for. a heavy punching bag?

    #114704
    rob
    Participant

    i have at my disposal

    pull up bar

    adjustable dumbells

    bar bell-currently hanging from rafters

    incline decline bench

    incline decline bench with leg ext and curl. got this at goodwill for $7.00

    tread mill

    jumprope

    would like to add

    padded floor

    more dumbells

    bike trainer

    heater

    tv and stereo

    i also need to clean the garage reaallllllly bad. right now i have just enough room to do my SF routine the rest is in the house tucked in a corner

    #114705
    splint
    Participant

    rob wrote:

    what the 80#sand bag for. a heavy punching bag?

    Sand bag drills

    #114706
    Matthew.percussion
    Participant

    For the cheapest and most useful:

    Pull-up Bar

    Paraletes

    Still Rings

    You can build the Parallettes for a small price

    Parallette Guide

    I made a Pull-up bar, not the best but its functional and I have a few Ideas to make it better. I’m going to get a picture on my blog and I will probably put up some instructions.

    Tofu Gymnast

    The rings have the most uses. Also the most expensive part of my gym. They make every exercise harder, but you have more flexibility with them. The push ups at normal height are much more difficult, I can do 38 normal push ups but on the rings, i could only do 3. Ring flys are great for shoulders, you can do dips, pull ups, bodyweight rows. Possibilities are endless… Search Google and you can find tons of exercises and different rings. I suggest:

    Xtreme Rings

    If you have more money and want more I suggest:

    Kettle Bells

    Resistance bands

    Interlocking Rubber Tiles

    Stereo

    Good Luck

    #114707
    splint
    Participant

    Matthew.percussion wrote:


    The rings have the most uses. Also the most expensive part of my gym. They make every exercise harder, but you have more flexibility with them. The push ups at normal height are much more difficult, I can do 38 normal push ups but on the rings, i could only do 3. Ring flys are great for shoulders, you can do dips, pull ups, bodyweight rows. Possibilities are endless… Search Google and you can find tons of exercises and different rings. I suggest:

    Xtreme Rings

    As an alternative, I made my rings out of $4 worth of 1″ PVC pipe. Heat then up and bend them around a paint can and glue them together. So if you’re not sure if you’d use rings, you can always make a pair to try them out. There’s a thread somewhere here where I posted photos and instructions.

    #114708
    Matthew.percussion
    Participant

    Yeah, Thats a much cheaper alternative. I had been considering doing something like that but couldn’t access the things needed. When I found the Xtreme rings for only $50 I snatched up the opportunity though because the next lowest price I had ever seen was like $80.

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