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Home Gym

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:38 pm
by ironmaiden708
I've got a pretty nice setup at my house. If anybody else has a setup share it so maybe I can get some ideas of things maybe I'd like to add to mine. I'll add what I paid for products, the ones left blank my dad bought and I currently use.

What I've got:
-Bench from flat to military
-lat pulldown/row attachment
-multiadjustable bench $250
-many lat attachments: Rope - $30, Swivel Stirrup - $15, V Triceps bar - $20, Revolving concave deep pull bar - $50, double rowing handle - $30, lat bar,
-leg extension attachment
-preacher curl attachment - $70
-power cage - $300
-roman chair
-ez curl
-3 olympic bars: 1 - 1500lb cap. power bar - $200, 1 - broken POS dicks sporting goods bar w/ weight set $120, 1 - 700 lb cap. bar
-tricep/hammer curl bar
-olympic dumbell handles
-800lbs in barbells....pair of 100 lb plates, which are a pain to move around - $70 for 2 100lbs, 1/2 of other plates I paid $120 to get
-dumbells set from 5 - 50lbs $.50 per lb
-power cable roller - $40
-ab board - $130
-exercise/therapy ball - $30

-2 - 4' x 6' x 1/2" rubber mats (very dense) - $140 for 2
-bar pad - which I never use - $20
-PDA to record workouts
-gotta have a towel
-ground up chalk - $3
-gloves---for use in winter since this is in my garage - $10
-2 calipers - $20 each
-measuring tape - $7
-lifting belt - $30
-push up handles - $30

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:44 am
by recmatt
Wow, you must have a big garage. I train at home in the yard, I have:

flat bench
two adjustable benches
bench press with leg ext'n
ab-king pro (not used much)
treadmill (haven't used for years, should sell it)
rowing machine
free standing squat rack
6ft barbell
5ft barbell
tricep bar
3 pairs dumbells, 16, 27, 38 pounds each
2 55pound plates
2 22pound plates
2 16.5 pound plates
4 11pound plates
a few other assorted light weight dumbells
training gloves
skipping rope
resistance band with handles(used for kneeling crunches)
punching bag
speed ball
boxing mitts

Need to buy more plates as I don't really have enough weight to really push myself especially with squats and deadlifts. Some gear is in the garage, but all of the weights are outdoors.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:09 am
by ironmaiden708
I like the amount of benches you got, that would be nice to be able to get another one or just a flat bench for bent-over dumbell rows or flyes.

My physiology teacher commented on owning a tredmill, that alot people have them, don't use them, and nobody ever needs them. Squat rack...I had a bad experience with those which is why I got the power rack.

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:50 pm
by recmatt
I agree about the treadmill, I bought it from my cousin. I sometimes worry about the squat rack as the support pins are pointed and at about head high to the kids. I will cover the points with some foam padding just in case. Apower rack would be nice though, might look into it.

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:00 pm
by ironmaiden708
My problem with a squat rack is that it is very dangerous if are alone. Lets say your leg buckles for some reason, when you collapse that bar is going to go on you and that could do some serious damage to you. Also if your alone and you go to heavy that weight is stuck on you and you have to roll it over your neck or find a way to drop it which can do damage as well. With a power rack, neither of those potential injuries will occur since it works as a self spotter.

Injuries like This:

I own this rack, best investment of mine:

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:47 pm
by recmatt
Point taken. I train alone and as I am starting to lift heavier it would be a worthwhile investment.

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:27 am
by recmatt
Just added 2 x 33 pound plates.
Forgot I had them: Chest expander ( 4 springs attached to handles)
Weight shoes

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:39 am
by ironmaiden708
33lb plates....? I've never even heard of those, that can't be olympic plates...standard?

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:41 am
by stuward
15Kg = 33lbs.

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:45 am
by ironmaiden708
umm....but is that a standard plate

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:50 am
by stuward
I just did some poking around the web. Weider sells Oly plates in metric sizes but with lb markings. They have sizes like 2.75, 5.5, 11, 22, 33, 44 lbs.

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:51 am
by ironmaiden708
I just thought about it my school they have some weird plates like that to. Typically though they are 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 35, 45, and the mighty 100 lbs

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:07 pm
by recmatt
They are standard plates. I didn't know they had that size years ago when I bought most of my gear.

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:22 am
by ironmaiden708
olympic plates typically are more expensive but the equiptment it nicer more durable and has more possibilities in terms of accessories and uses.

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:24 pm
by Matt Z
Olympic barbells are nice, but a good standard bar is just as good for most things. Also, if price is an issue, I'd much rather have a sturdy, well-made standard bar than a cheap, poorly constructed Olympic bar.

Standard plates are also better for plate-loaded dumbbells, since they're generally thinner.