Eseentials for home gym?

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  1. b00ts

    b00ts Coonass
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    Finally turning the garage into a home gym and trying to jot down what to start shopping for. I mostly do a 5x5 and kettlebells.

    I’m going to start with rubber floor sections, a bench/squat rack w/pull-up bars, bench, Olympic bar, weights @ 4x45, 2x35, 2x25, 2x10, 4x5, And 2x2.5, a kettlebell rack, and probably a speed bag in the corner.

    Was thinking of installing a water machine, recessed speakers in the ceiling, and mirrors, but then I decided that would be douchey.

    Any other tips from others that have done this?

    I was going to do a home golf simulator, but don’t have the ceiling height I would like in the garage.
     
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  2. Outlaw Shit

    Outlaw Shit Positive Energy
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    I just have a pull up rack with squats and bench capability...only doing squats and pull ups right now...I do dumbbell bench on the mobile bench
    Got ton of barbells...I collect old strongman looking dumbbells, I find a few each summer at old people estate sales...Old dumbbells feel so much better in the hand
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    I have heavy bag also...need to get back to giving some work(gotta clear out the garage a little more first)

    Of course it really depends on what you like to do, sounds like you got that dialed in.

    Check your Craiglist and stuff...Tons of great deals as people upgrade or sell off their shit...I am about to put a great Bench/multi purpose thing on craigslist for a screaming deal because I need the space so I can re-hang the heavy bag to practice my CroCop southpaw shit again

    Mine Gym is Ghetto though...concrete floors and padding only in a square around the heavy bag...non heated area because it is part carport part garage...have boxed and pumped Iron in 25ish degree temps with many layers on
     
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  3. b00ts

    b00ts Coonass
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    I’ve got about $300 in Academy Sports gift cards I’ve saved up from Christmas and birthdays, so I’ll probably get a quality rack from there and then check sales there or Craigslist, Amazon, etc. after
     
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  4. Yossarian

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    I do a lot with dumbbells as well. Takes a lot more work, stabilizing, etc.
     
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  5. Tuc Ouiner

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    ab wheels are good/cheap
     
  6. Tuc Ouiner

    Tuc Ouiner Active Member

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    jump rope, chin up bar, wrist roller-- a broomstick w/a hole drilled in it. stick about 1ft long. 550 cord about 3ft long with a plate10lb+.Roll it both ways. grip tape is good. great for forearms. foam on floor-- gotta do neck bridges.
     
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  7. RaginCajun

    RaginCajun Captain Vague

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    Here's some good equipment...
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  8. Thunderhead

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    You can't go wrong with a pair of these Olympic dumbbell handles: [​IMG]

    Beats buying a full rack of dumbbells if you're on a budget.
     
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  9. ENOCK

    ENOCK Underneath Denver International Airport

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    Jump Rope
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    Wooden Dummy!!!
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  10. sparkuri

    sparkuri Big-boned Thor
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    For guys like us, I feel an inversion table is necessary.
    Also physical therapy colored bands & gym rings w/straps.
    I just started setting up my morning studio, got some puzzle mats(3-layers then some) & about to mount a 55"tv for meditation or music on that osb.
    Got the perfect pushup swivels, you can see the one by the base of the inversion table.
    I'm gonna build a small bench for flies and gravity presses, tricep extensions, dips and whatnot.
    The rings will mount to ceiling pulleys which will cover rows at all angles, and bands will tie off on some some eye lags on that wall.
    I'm a firm believer in balanced, practical exercise, so I've pretty much got all I need, except the big wall-mount mirror, which imo is actually truly important.
    In the beginning stages...

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