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Clint's garage gym

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:34 am
by Oscar_Actuary

Re: Clint's garage gym

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:32 am
by jps
Oscar_Actuary wrote: Yes, I'm a dork
:wink:

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:11 am
by NightFaLL
Very nice setup, good sir.

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:34 am
by Wouter
I thought you were like 35 years old or so.

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:28 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
Wouter wrote:I thought you were like 35 years old or so.
42.

So, you saying I got a lot of gray hair?

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:57 pm
by stuward
Looks good. I'm jealous. My garage is full of junk. I have an old york gym in there that no one uses it. There are are a few kettlebells in the livingroom that do get used, though.

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:08 pm
by jackthestrat
I think your gym is great and I think that hearing the excitement in your voice when you talk about it is even better.

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:02 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
Stu,

It's a geat fit too because it shares the garage with a Nissan Altima, with no problem. I deadlift in the rack, well, basically the oly bar never leaves the cage. I Press with the Standard bar. The rest of the house is a mess.

It will suck (HOT!) in the summer though. Guess it's a good sweat though.
jackthestrat wrote:I think your gym is great and I think that hearing the excitement in your voice when you talk about it is even better.
heh, I sorta think I sound tired. This was primarily made for me, as a video diary of sorts. Like I said, I've never made a video before. Also, boy I sniffle a lot. I am happy with it and thanks for hearing it through the camera!

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Ok, so I'm reading about how to fail a squat and it's got me thinking again about cage orientation. If I face the wall (which you all said was correct direction), I can't go anywhere if the I need to push the weight off my back. Normally, I guess I'll fail at the bottom and the safeties take it, but in case I'm closer to standing. Should I rotate the rack 180 and and squat with back to the wall. This would make it tought to get the bench in and out. Or I could leave it as is and squat with back to the wall, and just be aware of the crosss bar support on floor behind me.. and walk under bar to exit. Hmmm. Again, I feel like I'll fall backwards some day though. I'm trying to hit the core work hard too because I think that is part of the problem. Finally, the cage is has much more support to not fall against the wall (like a wall, but also longer legs extending), so I"ve considered strapping at the top as Stu suggested.
Also, just got Chucks.

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:21 pm
by nygmen
why did I think you were some 20 something asian guy?

lol

Nice set up dude.

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:58 am
by TimD
Great set up. I don't know if you've thought about it or even want one, but I have the same cage you have (Bodysolid) and they do offer an attachment that fits on the back of an upper/lower pulley system.
Tim

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:08 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
TimD wrote:Great set up. I don't know if you've thought about it or even want one, but I have the same cage you have (Bodysolid) and they do offer an attachment that fits on the back of an upper/lower pulley system.
Tim
thanks. Yeah, I especially like the placement of the weight trees

How far off the wall with the lat attachment setr the rack? I have maybe a foot and a half more to sacrifice in front of the rack. I do have some bands. Eventualy I'll probaby get it and have considered. The price is not outrageous but I've spent a lot lately. For me, I need to show dedication commisserate with the financial outlay, then we can spend some more! Also, I'm so out of shape, that I can find plenty of basic barbell/dumbbell/pullupbar/bands moves that give me results.

ps. This just in: Pallof presses really hit the obliques. I like.

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:44 pm
by TimD
Oscar, just eye balled my setup (I keep mine on the back porch). The attachment itself is about 1 1/2 ft in length, but when added to the cage, because the back brace of the cage is inward a bit, it will add somewhat less than 1 1/2 ft to total cage length. You should be able to get specifics from the website.
Tim

Re: Clint's garage gym

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:13 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
I've sent the link for this attachment via email to my wife.

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Birthday!

Re: Clint's garage gym

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:11 am
by jms
You'll have a great time with that setup.

I think I've said before that I have some worries about the lat thing. The low pulley on mine keeps shaving bits of plastic coating from the cable, which I'm sure is going to screw things up eventually, and it just seems to be a consequence of how they designed it...

Still, looking good!

Re: Clint's garage gym

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:37 am
by Christianiron.com
Very nice setup, but dumb question; looks like a chin bar at top of cage, so why the need for a stand-alone one?