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    Show Me Your Home Gyms!


    I am in the process of designing a home gym for the extra room in my basement, and I want to see what other AM home lifters do/have done. I have about 350 sf to work with...

    Whatcha got?

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    Cool thread idea. I'm finishing mine up now. It's actually a gym we have at our company. I'll post some pics once it gets finished.
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    It's sad really.
    But it gets the job done.
    About the most I can get on that bench is 205 lbs.
    That takes 18 plates/disks to do.
    I will upgrade soon. "I hope"

    JP.
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    That is the most sad looking bench ever. Why don't you use the white one.
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    I would use the floor...
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    Is that a frog sandbox in the corner? I had one of those when I was a kid!
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    That is the most sad looking bench ever. Why don't you use the white one.
    Yea. I know it's bad. lol. The bench in the back I plan to use as soon as I get a 84" bar.
    Hopefully soon.


    I would use the floor...
    Sadly I have ended up there once or twice. With 205 lbs on it there has been times I pushed for that extra rep and had to arch my back to get it. Well, the bench likes to pull wheelies.. Sucks. Big time!

    Is that a frog sandbox in the corner? I had one of those when I was a kid!
    Yes it is. I have to get it outside this weekend, the kids have been asking about it for awhile,

    Man I need a new set up...

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    lol that's awful
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    I have a Bench with 116lbs, and one dumbell...
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    All you really need is a stairmaster to get jacked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Droppingloads View Post
    All you really need is a stairmaster to get jacked.
    Bow to the Cardio Queens!
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    I have some stuff coming!!!
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    What did you get Liquid!? Share for those of us who have not the money for our own...
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3vildog View Post
    What did you get Liquid!? Share for those of us who have not the money for our own...
    I'll post pics when the time is right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Droppingloads View Post
    All you really need is a stairmaster to get jacked.
    I heard that!
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    no pics... but main thing you need is a bench you can move around..... incline/decline it... and a power cage... adjustable pins... perfect for squats, deads, etc.. and you can throw your bench in, and hopefully set the pins just right so if you do **** it up it wont crush you but you can go low enough to just touch your chest or so...

    so many things you can do with a power cage... pull ups... heaps with unloading for military presses... just get some type of bar extensions for dips... a few dumbells + weights + barbell and its about 95% of the equipment you will ever ever need
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp17815 View Post
    It's sad really.
    But it gets the job done.
    About the most I can get on that bench is 205 lbs.
    That takes 18 plates/disks to do.
    I will upgrade soon. "I hope"

    JP.
    it looks like a dungeon in there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Gimpy! View Post
    it looks like a dungeon in there!
    Yea.. sigh..
    Sad... but it works. lol.

    JP.
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    Picked up some used dumbbells yesterday at Play It Again Sports (.25 per pound!), and a flat/incline/decline bench. My neighbor is building me a power rack. Slowly but surely...

    My plan is to get dumbbells from 5# to 90 or 100#, and of course the obligatory olympic weight setup. Finding the stuff I need is proving to be the biggest obstacle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Picked up some used dumbbells yesterday at Play It Again Sports (.25 per pound!), and a flat/incline/decline bench. My neighbor is building me a power rack. Slowly but surely...

    My plan is to get dumbbells from 5# to 90 or 100#, and of course the obligatory olympic weight setup. Finding the stuff I need is proving to be the biggest obstacle.
    You should look at Ivanko website
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp17815 View Post
    Yea.. sigh..
    Sad... but it works. lol.

    JP.
    hey your "dungeon" is probably as big as my entire apartment! now that my friend is even sadder
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp17815 View Post
    It's sad really.
    But it gets the job done.
    About the most I can get on that bench is 205 lbs.
    That takes 18 plates/disks to do.
    I will upgrade soon. "I hope"

    JP.
    JP i swear I lifted for the first time ever with that same set up, one of my older brothers saw pumping iron and begged my parents to buy it for him that was in the late 70s. That takes me back man, I used to go in the basement and do bench presses and arm curls EVERY day, those were the only 2 lifts I knew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Picked up some used dumbbells yesterday at Play It Again Sports (.25 per pound!), and a flat/incline/decline bench. My neighbor is building me a power rack. Slowly but surely...

    My plan is to get dumbbells from 5# to 90 or 100#, and of course the obligatory olympic weight setup. Finding the stuff I need is proving to be the biggest obstacle.
    Powerblocks take up a lot less space than all those dbs and would probably cost less as well. They have them going up to like 130 lbs, and you can buy a stand for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Picked up some used dumbbells yesterday at Play It Again Sports (.25 per pound!), and a flat/incline/decline bench. My neighbor is building me a power rack. Slowly but surely...

    My plan is to get dumbbells from 5# to 90 or 100#, and of course the obligatory olympic weight setup. Finding the stuff I need is proving to be the biggest obstacle.
    .25 cents per lb? Nice!!
    Can't beat that.

    JP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUCKNUTS View Post
    JP i swear I lifted for the first time ever with that same set up, one of my older brothers saw pumping iron and begged my parents to buy it for him that was in the late 70s. That takes me back man, I used to go in the basement and do bench presses and arm curls EVERY day, those were the only 2 lifts I knew.
    Nice!
    But did they really need to sell it to my step dad? LOl.

    Nah, I got this set up from my step dad like 12 years ago. I just brought it up to my house last summer.
    It looks like crap but it gets the job done.

    hey your "dungeon" is probably as big as my entire apartment! now that my friend is even sadder
    It's all good. btw, the house is like, IDK 200 years old. I live in a historic town. Thus the "dungeon" fx.

    Also the sock hanging from the pipe has been there since I moved in about 5 years ago.
    Figured it warded off evil spirits, so I just left it there. lol.

    JP.
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    i have a pretty decent home gym.. Me and my father have been working hard on getting everything we need for years.. even way before i started working out.

    i'll have to make a video, maybe even with a lady freind in it for decent AP story lol
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    I think i need 50 posts to upload pictures or something


    sooo
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    I'm charging my phone and i'm gonna take a video and show ya'll what i'm working with
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    My lady friend is on her way over because she needs "assistance" in the shower this evening.. I didn't ask why, but i'm just going with the flow
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    my wife's workout area

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    and mine

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    me again

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    There's a treadmill and proform multistation gym down there as well, sad part is since i stopped working out at home about a year ago none of that stuff gets used. It's cold and damp and a bit dungeon like down there as well. I would finish it except i live in the country and the power goes out all the and the basement has flooded several times.
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    the garage, its a multi station free weight with 440lbs of free weights, a machine to do high reps with(on left) and as of now only 35, 55, and 1 45lbs dumbell. Does the job though
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    I took this video tonight. Never shown anyone what i have exactly, and my basement isn't very organized.. kinda messy, but here it is


    http://s478.photobucket.com/albums/r...nt=HomeGym.flv
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanesloot View Post
    I took this video tonight. Never shown anyone what i have exactly, and my basement isn't very organized.. kinda messy, but here it is

    Now that is a set up that I envy!!! Good stuff bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanesloot View Post
    I took this video tonight. Never shown anyone what i have exactly, and my basement isn't very organized.. kinda messy, but here it is


    http://s478.photobucket.com/albums/r...nt=HomeGym.flv
    Wow that's an awesome home gym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanesloot View Post
    My lady friend is on her way over because she needs "assistance" in the shower this evening.. I didn't ask why, but i'm just going with the flow

    What kind of assistance? Is she that big that she needs help reaching her back? LOL
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    YouTube - New Garage Setup


    Since then I've add a Bow Bar (buffalo bar), Safety Squat Yoke Bar, and a Bench machine I use for shoulder press and shrugs.

    Platform (plywood/rubber mat)
    EFS Rack with pullup/monkey bar and band attachments.
    decline/flat/incline bench
    flat bench
    jessup bar
    bow bar
    ss yoke bar
    westside front squat/zercher harness
    bench machine
    arm cuffs for hanging leg raises
    anti-gravity boots
    full set of bands
    3 sets of chains with leader chains
    45degree hyper/roman chair/ghr
    weight stack with over 500lbs in plates
    pair of 90lbs DBs w/ power hooks
    adjustable box for box squats
    several mats for small increments on box or deficit deadlifts
    Straps for bodyweight movements and suspended barbell work
    dragging sled
    several sandbags
    misc. belts/ammonia caps/chalk/tunes/puke bucket
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    Quote Originally Posted by Droppingloads View Post
    What kind of assistance? Is she that big that she needs help reaching her back? LOL
    She wanted to most likely practice the act of reproduction, but we never got in the shower. We just laid in bed and cuddled, kiss a little, and we touched each other's "No No Place" some,, then she went home.

    Not a bad night... unfortunately, i only got like 6 hours of sleep and had a crappy workout today (Chest).

    I need to fix my poor sleeping routine before i can really advance any.. I need to get big!!!
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    Decent setup Jason
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