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One with multiple dumbbells as well as a squat rack, bench etc. Basically a permanent setup. Converting part of my garage this summer and was looking for ideas/pointers on where to purchase such items. Tired of waiting in line at the gym

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One with multiple dumbbells as well as a squat rack, bench etc. Basically a permanent setup. Converting part of my garage this summer and was looking for ideas/pointers on where to purchase such items. Tired of waiting in line at the gym

Elitefts is the place to go for your equipment.

 

I priced 2 power racks, 1500lbs of plates(rubber coated), DBs from 45-125lb(rubber coated), 3 Olympic barbells, kettlebells from 10-25lb and stands for DBs and kettlebells and it ran $9200 with shipping.

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One with multiple dumbbells as well as a squat rack, bench etc. Basically a permanent setup. Converting part of my garage this summer and was looking for ideas/pointers on where to purchase such items. Tired of waiting in line at the gym

Elitefts is the place to go for your equipment.

 

I priced 2 power racks, 1500lbs of plates(rubber coated), DBs from 45-125lb(rubber coated), 3 Olympic barbells, kettlebells from 10-25lb and stands for DBs and kettlebells and it ran $9200 with shipping.

Will have to check it out. Wanted a single power rack and DBs from 35-180ish. Am using 110's now for bench but know I would be able to do more weight if my gym had larger DBs

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Take these plans to a local fab shop or do it yourself. Then go to http://www.rogue fitness.com and purchase the bandr bar. A flat bench. And of course a nice set of bumper plates. Crawl craigslist every chance you get to suck up plates for cheap and obviously compare their asking price per pound vs what v eltftns and rogue. It will save you thousands. And if you're wise like myself you know the crossfit bubble will break soon so the pickings will be very good. Build a platform from plywood. 3/4 inch 8x4 x 6 sheets stack and screw to create a indestructible 8x8 platform. Go to tractor supply and buy some horse stall mats 3/4 inch by 8x6 or 8x4 if available at your location. Top the platform off with them they will save the life of your bumpers. Then you'll need some storage I have Creighton university's old weight trees I paid 20 a tree they would sell 140 new off rogue. Don't waste money or space on bells just barbell power lift and do pull ups of your new rack and I'd invest in some chalk and a belt and a great powerlifting book or coach to perfect your form. Have a good day inbox me with any questions as I will not reread the topic

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Take these plans to a local fab shop or do it yourself. Then go to http://www.rogue fitness.com and purchase the bandr bar. A flat bench. And of course a nice set of bumper plates. Crawl craigslist every chance you get to suck up plates for cheap and obviously compare their asking price per pound vs what v eltftns and rogue. It will save you thousands. And if you're wise like myself you know the crossfit bubble will break soon so the pickings will be very good. Build a platform from plywood. 3/4 inch 8x4 x 6 sheets stack and screw to create a indestructible 8x8 platform. Go to tractor supply and buy some horse stall mats 3/4 inch by 8x6 or 8x4 if available at your location. Top the platform off with them they will save the life of your bumpers. Then you'll need some storage I have Creighton university's old weight trees I paid 20 a tree they would sell 140 new off rogue. Don't waste money or space on bells just barbell power lift and do pull ups of your new rack and I'd invest in some chalk and a belt and a great powerlifting book or coach to perfect your form. Have a good day inbox me with any questions as I will not reread the topic

I had a power rack priced to build at a fab shop and it was twice as much as buying one with a weight tree on it. Unless you have a welder, a metal bandsaw and a place to construct it at, you are better off buying one.

 

As far as everything else you mentioned, if you are looking to save money definitely shop on craigslist.

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Why the hate on dumbbells Lux? I use dumbbells for every muscle group. They are great IMO. Obviously barbell is king but dumbbells serve a great purpose and a massive amount of free movement

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Its cheaper to go in with someone due to material waste making only one. I bet you can keep it under 400 per unit doing it yourself. Also you can do everything with a power rack flat bench and barbell. I guess I never saw a use for the bells

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One with multiple dumbbells as well as a squat rack, bench etc. Basically a permanent setup. Converting part of my garage this summer and was looking for ideas/pointers on where to purchase such items. Tired of waiting in line at the gym

I just gave away my bench and weights. I had a weight room in basement with a Gold's Gym bench that separated from the rack which was tall enough to squat from. No safety bars for squatting though. Instead of buying separate dumbbells I had olympic dumbbell bars and just swapped out the weights. I would need 4 of them for my current workouts and only 1 exercise where having hexagonal shaped dumbbells would be helpful but probably not necessary. I thought about welding up my own squat rack but there are probably decent ready-made racks that would be cheaper unless you had a lot of scrap steel laying around. I would definitely search for used equipment.

 

Busy gyms suck when you have to wait a lot to get a workout in. Good luck and keep us posted on your gym.

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If I had the money and the space I would have one.

 

The company I work for pays for the majority of my yearly gym membership. All but 40 bucks I put in on my own dime.

 

I do have a bunch of loose weights and two dumbbell bars, obviously I can change the weight. Then I have an EZ - bar as well. That's all I've got at home. I only really ever use em if I'm feeling crappy for missing a workout and I just want to get the blood flowing, or if I'm pissed off and want to slam someones face into a wall, I'll grab the weights- throw on some music and just but out some quick sets. A punching bag would be even better, but I don't have space to hang one.

 

-Certified Non-Kazinski here. I take my anger out on weights, not women.

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If I had the money and the space I would have one.

 

The company I work for pays for the majority of my yearly gym membership. All but 40 bucks I put in on my own dime.

 

I do have a bunch of loose weights and two dumbbell bars, obviously I can change the weight. Then I have an EZ - bar as well. That's all I've got at home. I only really ever use em if I'm feeling crappy for missing a workout and I just want to get the blood flowing, or if I'm pissed off and want to slam someones face into a wall, I'll grab the weights- throw on some music and just but out some quick sets. A punching bag would be even better, but I don't have space to hang one.

 

-Certified Non-Kazinski here. I take my anger out on weights, not women.

same here. My wife's workplace pays a portion of a family membership to the local Y. Which in Hastings, the Y also owns what is hte former Champions Sports/Rec. with a really nice cardio/cybex weight deck and free weights room. They have everything. She gets it taken out of her paycheck in it's like 15$ a week that we literally dont even notice.

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If I had the money and the space I would have one.

 

The company I work for pays for the majority of my yearly gym membership. All but 40 bucks I put in on my own dime.

 

I do have a bunch of loose weights and two dumbbell bars, obviously I can change the weight. Then I have an EZ - bar as well. That's all I've got at home. I only really ever use em if I'm feeling crappy for missing a workout and I just want to get the blood flowing, or if I'm pissed off and want to slam someones face into a wall, I'll grab the weights- throw on some music and just but out some quick sets. A punching bag would be even better, but I don't have space to hang one.

 

-Certified Non-Kazinski here. I take my anger out on weights, not women.

same here. My wife's workplace pays a portion of a family membership to the local Y. Which in Hastings, the Y also owns what is hte former Champions Sports/Rec. with a really nice cardio/cybex weight deck and free weights room. They have everything. She gets it taken out of her paycheck in it's like 15$ a week that we literally dont even notice.

 

While we were visiting the in-laws in Hastings around Xmas time, we took our kids to play at the Y to kill some time. It was pretty fun for the kids to play at for a couple hours and it seemed like it had a nice workout area.

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If I had the money and the space I would have one.

 

The company I work for pays for the majority of my yearly gym membership. All but 40 bucks I put in on my own dime.

 

I do have a bunch of loose weights and two dumbbell bars, obviously I can change the weight. Then I have an EZ - bar as well. That's all I've got at home. I only really ever use em if I'm feeling crappy for missing a workout and I just want to get the blood flowing, or if I'm pissed off and want to slam someones face into a wall, I'll grab the weights- throw on some music and just but out some quick sets. A punching bag would be even better, but I don't have space to hang one.

 

-Certified Non-Kazinski here. I take my anger out on weights, not women.

same here. My wife's workplace pays a portion of a family membership to the local Y. Which in Hastings, the Y also owns what is hte former Champions Sports/Rec. with a really nice cardio/cybex weight deck and free weights room. They have everything. She gets it taken out of her paycheck in it's like 15$ a week that we literally dont even notice.

 

While we were visiting the in-laws in Hastings around Xmas time, we took our kids to play at the Y to kill some time. It was pretty fun for the kids to play at for a couple hours and it seemed like it had a nice workout area.

 

The Champions building I take it? If so, yes. There's quite a bit there for kids. The old original Y is more of what you think of as far as perception of a typical YMCA goes. Champions was opened and owned by a local doctor up until about 8 years or so I think.

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If I had the money and the space I would have one.

 

The company I work for pays for the majority of my yearly gym membership. All but 40 bucks I put in on my own dime.

 

I do have a bunch of loose weights and two dumbbell bars, obviously I can change the weight. Then I have an EZ - bar as well. That's all I've got at home. I only really ever use em if I'm feeling crappy for missing a workout and I just want to get the blood flowing, or if I'm pissed off and want to slam someones face into a wall, I'll grab the weights- throw on some music and just but out some quick sets. A punching bag would be even better, but I don't have space to hang one.

 

-Certified Non-Kazinski here. I take my anger out on weights, not women.

same here. My wife's workplace pays a portion of a family membership to the local Y. Which in Hastings, the Y also owns what is hte former Champions Sports/Rec. with a really nice cardio/cybex weight deck and free weights room. They have everything. She gets it taken out of her paycheck in it's like 15$ a week that we literally dont even notice.

 

While we were visiting the in-laws in Hastings around Xmas time, we took our kids to play at the Y to kill some time. It was pretty fun for the kids to play at for a couple hours and it seemed like it had a nice workout area.

 

The Champions building I take it? If so, yes. There's quite a bit there for kids. The old original Y is more of what you think of as far as perception of a typical YMCA goes. Champions was opened and owned by a local doctor up until about 8 years or so I think.

 

Yeah, this was this past Christmas, so it was the new Champions building. My father-in-law was telling me how this huge place was opened and one of the reasons was the local teams could do a lot of sports training there. There seemed to be plenty of space there, but I don't know if a town like Hastings can support that big of a rec-center and it's monthly operating costs.

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I'd love to have a home gym with a cage, a bench, some iron and some bumpers. Oh and a platform, probably make it myself. Someday..

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If I had the money and the space I would have one.

 

The company I work for pays for the majority of my yearly gym membership. All but 40 bucks I put in on my own dime.

 

I do have a bunch of loose weights and two dumbbell bars, obviously I can change the weight. Then I have an EZ - bar as well. That's all I've got at home. I only really ever use em if I'm feeling crappy for missing a workout and I just want to get the blood flowing, or if I'm pissed off and want to slam someones face into a wall, I'll grab the weights- throw on some music and just but out some quick sets. A punching bag would be even better, but I don't have space to hang one.

 

-Certified Non-Kazinski here. I take my anger out on weights, not women.

same here. My wife's workplace pays a portion of a family membership to the local Y. Which in Hastings, the Y also owns what is hte former Champions Sports/Rec. with a really nice cardio/cybex weight deck and free weights room. They have everything. She gets it taken out of her paycheck in it's like 15$ a week that we literally dont even notice.

 

While we were visiting the in-laws in Hastings around Xmas time, we took our kids to play at the Y to kill some time. It was pretty fun for the kids to play at for a couple hours and it seemed like it had a nice workout area.

 

The Champions building I take it? If so, yes. There's quite a bit there for kids. The old original Y is more of what you think of as far as perception of a typical YMCA goes. Champions was opened and owned by a local doctor up until about 8 years or so I think.

 

Yeah, this was this past Christmas, so it was the new Champions building. My father-in-law was telling me how this huge place was opened and one of the reasons was the local teams could do a lot of sports training there. There seemed to be plenty of space there, but I don't know if a town like Hastings can support that big of a rec-center and it's monthly operating costs.

 

Well it does. Like I said, both are owned by the Y now. And on any given night, the parking lot at each building is pretty much full. And they do a lot of things like youth and adult leagues for all sorts of sports.

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Got the 100lb DBs on my final set of shoulder press today :-/ thinking I might Just start at 45 lb DBs and go up. Why are weights so f'ing expensive?

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Got the 100lb DBs on my final set of shoulder press today :-/ thinking I might Just start at 45 lb DBs and go up. Why are weights so f'ing expensive?

Because you'll pay for it...

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If your still looking for a home gym set up, there are a many good companies. Some I have dealt with and had great luck are the following:

 

Fringe Sports- great prices and free shipping AND FREE RETURNS

Get RXD- Great customer service as well. Need rack called the guillotine. Great price and allows pull ups, dips etc...

Rogue Fitness- Cadillac equipment

 

I have the Rogue S2 squat rack with spotter arms and dip attachment

Fringe bar and bumpers

Rogue Bench

Lifeline bands (great dumbbell substitute ad much cheaper) Also check out Gorilla Strength bands

Misc DB's from craigslist

KB's from Fringe

Rubber mats from Tractor supply

Craigs list has great stuff. I've gotten REALLY good deals on some stuff

Used tires (free again) for flips, dragging and hitting with sledge

 

Some really good DIY stuff as well.

 

Gave up the gym membership about 3 years ago. Workout anytime. My sweat on the equipment. If I want to yell, scream or pass out, no one to complain. I can drop stuff, leave stuff laying around etc.... Really glad I saved and built one. Little by little and piece by piece.

 

Good luck

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If your still looking for a home gym set up, there are a many good companies. Some I have dealt with and had great luck are the following:

 

Fringe Sports- great prices and free shipping AND FREE RETURNS

Get RXD- Great customer service as well. Need rack called the guillotine. Great price and allows pull ups, dips etc...

Rogue Fitness- Cadillac equipment

 

I have the Rogue S2 squat rack with spotter arms and dip attachment

Fringe bar and bumpers

Rogue Bench

Lifeline bands (great dumbbell substitute ad much cheaper) Also check out Gorilla Strength bands

Misc DB's from craigslist

KB's from Fringe

Rubber mats from Tractor supply

Craigs list has great stuff. I've gotten REALLY good deals on some stuff

Used tires (free again) for flips, dragging and hitting with sledge

 

Some really good DIY stuff as well.

 

Gave up the gym membership about 3 years ago. Workout anytime. My sweat on the equipment. If I want to yell, scream or pass out, no one to complain. I can drop stuff, leave stuff laying around etc.... Really glad I saved and built one. Little by little and piece by piece.

 

Good luck

Got my hands on some bars and a bunch of different lb plates. Got an adjustable bench from a local goodwill for 15 bucks too. Luckily this summer there is a stupid amount of garage sales in my area. The highway 141 garage sale is literally hundreds of sales on the same weekend. Going to save up and grab everything I can find

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If your still looking for a home gym set up, there are a many good companies. Some I have dealt with and had great luck are the following:

 

Fringe Sports- great prices and free shipping AND FREE RETURNS

Get RXD- Great customer service as well. Need rack called the guillotine. Great price and allows pull ups, dips etc...

Rogue Fitness- Cadillac equipment

 

I have the Rogue S2 squat rack with spotter arms and dip attachment

Fringe bar and bumpers

Rogue Bench

Lifeline bands (great dumbbell substitute ad much cheaper) Also check out Gorilla Strength bands

Misc DB's from craigslist

KB's from Fringe

Rubber mats from Tractor supply

Craigs list has great stuff. I've gotten REALLY good deals on some stuff

Used tires (free again) for flips, dragging and hitting with sledge

 

Some really good DIY stuff as well.

 

Gave up the gym membership about 3 years ago. Workout anytime. My sweat on the equipment. If I want to yell, scream or pass out, no one to complain. I can drop stuff, leave stuff laying around etc.... Really glad I saved and built one. Little by little and piece by piece.

 

Good luck

Got my hands on some bars and a bunch of different lb plates. Got an adjustable bench from a local goodwill for 15 bucks too. Luckily this summer there is a stupid amount of garage sales in my area. The highway 141 garage sale is literally hundreds of sales on the same weekend. Going to save up and grab everything I can find

It's amazing what you can find by looking and being patient. Gym equipment is a lot like a new car IMO. The first buyer eats a lot of depreciation. The stuff is metal and made to be abused. Hard to wear it out. I'll have to hit the Goodwills. We have them on like every block it seems.

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If your still looking for a home gym set up, there are a many good companies. Some I have dealt with and had great luck are the following:

 

Fringe Sports- great prices and free shipping AND FREE RETURNS

Get RXD- Great customer service as well. Need rack called the guillotine. Great price and allows pull ups, dips etc...

Rogue Fitness- Cadillac equipment

 

I have the Rogue S2 squat rack with spotter arms and dip attachment

Fringe bar and bumpers

Rogue Bench

Lifeline bands (great dumbbell substitute ad much cheaper) Also check out Gorilla Strength bands

Misc DB's from craigslist

KB's from Fringe

Rubber mats from Tractor supply

Craigs list has great stuff. I've gotten REALLY good deals on some stuff

Used tires (free again) for flips, dragging and hitting with sledge

 

Some really good DIY stuff as well.

 

Gave up the gym membership about 3 years ago. Workout anytime. My sweat on the equipment. If I want to yell, scream or pass out, no one to complain. I can drop stuff, leave stuff laying around etc.... Really glad I saved and built one. Little by little and piece by piece.

 

Good luck

Got my hands on some bars and a bunch of different lb plates. Got an adjustable bench from a local goodwill for 15 bucks too. Luckily this summer there is a stupid amount of garage sales in my area. The highway 141 garage sale is literally hundreds of sales on the same weekend. Going to save up and grab everything I can find
It's amazing what you can find by looking and being patient. Gym equipment is a lot like a new car IMO. The first buyer eats a lot of depreciation. The stuff is metal and made to be abused. Hard to wear it out. I'll have to hit the Goodwills. We have them on like every block it seems.

Or salvation army, you can come across some things occasionally.

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