Old pic of my setup, kinda messy. R3 rack on 2 sheets of plywood and horsestall mat with a beater bar, dip bar, punchin bag, ironmaster adjustable dumbell set up to 75lb each, a bench from dicks, a few other goodies
I have a home gym in my garage, I have an oly bar, iron weights, adjustable squat rack and adjustable bench which covers most lifts, built two pads for deadlifting with old ply and carpet layered together. Roof is too low for OHP so I have to do seated OHP. Dad already had a cable machine with a couple of different functions like pec dec, bench, face pull, lat pulldown, ham curls etc and we have adjustable dumbells too. A smaller barbell for playing around with also.
>>35749051 Definitely, I think because it's always free and accessible you don't have the travel or financial incentives to go religiously. Can blast own music and no queuing though so many pros
>>35751420 This is exactly what you would need to get started. Padding for your floor would be kind of important if you want to do deadlifts and don't want to fuck up your floor. If you can swing it, an ez bar would be a great addition.
>affordable bars can only support 300lbs at most, probably less without bending to fuck >Oly bars cost more than brand new gaymen PC What the fuck, why do I gotta pay so much for a chunk of metal alloy
Power rack Barbell 500 lb worth of plates 3 foam rollers 2 ab rollers Ab slings Gym Rings Pullup bar Bench Pushup bars Yoga Mat Yoga Block Yoga Towels Yoga Sling Punching bag and mitts Chalk Hand Gripper Forearm gripper Trap bar EZ curl bar Adjustable dumbbell bar Adjustable bowflex dumbbell 190 lbs Tricep bar Dead lift jack Tbar row jack Tbar handle Perfect Pushups Resistance Bands Resistance Loops inzer belt dip belt two weightlifting belts knee wraps elbow sleeves gloves wrist wraps bench slingshot bowflex eliptical treadmill pool hottub home gaming computer for music and game during rest sets flatscreen tv 1080 p to watch movies during lifting surround sound system medicine balls jump ropes excercise cards gym bag gym bottle full bar to mix drinks and whey shakes pool table arcade cabinent projector tv dip stand power tower excercise bike portable
and im sure im forgetting more stuff but thats the gist of it
When I was signed up in a 20€ Gym that was 20 minutes away from me every week I went all 3/4 times was a huge occasion.
I'd skip workouts constantly "it's too cold" "it's raining" "you're sick" "it's too late" "all the gym bros are there, go later (protip: I didnt go later)" "I dont feel like driving there" ...
List of excuses was endless. After a year when I could cancel my membership I did instantly. Ok I just paid 240€+some small fees for a year in a gym, but I missed like 1/3rd of my workouts. For 500€ I got a homegym together, that has everything you need.
No matter how much of a lazy ass you are, if your shit is in your room and you look at it everytime you look sideways, there is literally no way to find an excuse for yourself, unless you're bound to the bed with a fever or have explosive diarhea.
Then again a friend of mine bought some basic equip and barely ever worked out before he joined a gym, because he felt like it would be a waste to not go because he's paying money monthly.
>>35754819 >>35754837 thanks. Just wondering because my back day is usually on machines that aren't represented itt. I'll be saving up to become homegym masterrace as soon as i find a place big enough.
>>35748615 Okay, I'm going to say this as sober as I can. That setup is so fucking pathetic. Oh my fucking god - I'm lmaoing at your shitty little life. Get a "job", actually make some fuckong money, buy a house and get an actual home gym. If this shit is what you come up with then don't even try. Just kill yourself instead bro.
>>35756403 Floor presses don't give you the stretch that an off-the-chest press does. If you have a bench, I recommend deadlifting the bar, sitting on the bench, laying back and reverse roll of shame to do normal bench presses.
I personally suck at powercleans, they are only 50% of my deadlift. Most people aim for about 70% of their deadlift for squats.
>>35756484 >wahhh what do i do if i dont have a power rack?
>oh wait i got better ways to do it brah and i cant powerclean because im a fat fucking retard also shouldnt i hit maxes every time even though i dont own a rack >ay do this overly complicated bench method thats gonna result in you snapping your shit brah instead of buying a rack
>>35749220 I wouldn't be setting it up on a second storey wooden floor, but ground floor should be fine, under the wooden floor is concrete anyway. You will want to put some rubber down or something so you don't wreck the finish and I wouldn't be dropping snatches or slamming deadlifts either
I made a thread last night as I'm looking to get a home gym, but fell asleep and it was pruned before I woke up.
Looking at getting a garden shed setup. Needs to be tall enough to press in (I could just press outside, but shitty UK weather). I'm 6ft with pretty long arms, so I'm guessing something around 8ft tall?
Needs to be big enough for a powerrack, bench, and olympic bar, but that's it. I don't have a lot of room to play with.
I'm trying to start a home gym. Super fucking poor, like crazy poor though.
Don't have much yet, ~350lb of weights with bar that i got stupid cheap. Really shitty weights and stuff, but they seem to be accurate give or take a few pounds overall.
Just ordered a cheap as fuck bench last night, 600lb weight limit. Will do for now, then next on my list is a "power tower". That stuff combined should do me for a little while until i really need to invest in some sort of safeties for squatting.
Had a gym membership for a while, but the gyms in my area suck. There's two gyms, one is the YMCA which has only one squat rack which is pretty much always in use. The other is some small time gym without a squat rack or even any olympic bars.
That being said, so far i haven't missed a workout yet at home. I'm really just beginning so far, only on my second month so still lifting really damn light. Been doing OHP, Deadlifts, Squats and barbell curls. Combined with some sets of pushups and situps each workout. I've emptied out a room just for it, and put a TV in to watch Star Trek, which actually is great motivation for me. I look forward to each workout, and really miss the days that i'm off.
>>35757829 Any tips on keeping a schedule and motivation? I have a good set up in an extra bedroom and just bought a treadmill but I work in a lab all day and by the time I get home I have lost all ambition to work out. Ideally I would work out in the morning but I am usually lucky to get out if bed on time. I figured that would get better once I start working out but it's hard to get into a routine.
I rent a council garage, one of them rows of garages on council estates for my garage. If you don't know someone, ask a friend or whatever if they can rent a garage near them and put your gym inside of there. It's only £5 a week here. I keep my motorbike and stuff in mine too so it's more than worth it.
>>35759505 Mine too, but I've had the garage with expensive stuff in it for a couple of years now and nobody has even touched it. It has big wooden doors and the first thing I did was double the floor and ceiling bolts, as well as put the floor one further in to the floor, rounded off all of the screws and replaced some with coach bolts and threw 2 nice big hasps on it.
>>35759381 I'm seeing metal sheds that are big enough for a power rack. A power rack isn't that big.
Obviously as we've both said, I'd struggle with OHP. Like you pointed out, it is more than two feet. I'm looking at around 8-9 feet clearance, especially with larger plates. So I'll just have to suck it up and do OHP outside - no big deal. Unless it's absolutely cunting it down with rain, in which case I can do seated presses for a day.
I'm thinking something like this - http://www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk/metal-sheds/billyoh-clifton-10-x-8-steel-shed/14655
Not too expensive, and more than enough room for a rack, bar, and bench.
>>35762125 >craigslist incline treadmill careful on those. sears was running a special on fitness equipment and I found a NordicTrack C910i for $700 ($800 of list price). good deals come around every once in a while. It would suck ass to have to pay $500 for a new motor on a used treadmill
>>35748481 I never understood benching with safeties. If you're touching the bar to your chest, it's either going to hit the safeties or the safeties will be lower than your chest and thus do nothing to catch the bar.
>>35764749 >If you're touching the bar to your chest, it's either going to hit the safeties or the safeties will be lower than your chest and thus do nothing to catch the bar.
Your ribs compress over a fair distance before snapping, so even if you dropped the bar and hit your chest, the safeties will - if properly adjusted - prevent your rib cage from breaking and having bits of rib puncture the soft parts inside.
More importantly, the safeties are above your throat and face. Your throat has no protective tissue and a bar can do extensive (sometimes fatal) damage to it. Dropping the bar on one's face is too unpleasant to consider.
There's nothing shameful about the roll of shame considering the alternatives.
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