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2007/06/13 00:01:32 (permalink)

Home gym set-up

Hi guys and girls,
Looking to set up a home gym for convenience. Based on what I already know and a few articles i've read, I am looking at purchasing the following as a general weightlifting set up (just need some advice on the bench and power rack and if theres any other piece of major equipment that would be wrothwhile purchasing, or a better type of bench or power rack available for the money) Can afford to spend up to around £700. if anyones got any advice on what they would buy, it would be much appreciated as my knowledge on specific equipment is limited:

power rack:


7ft Olympic Barbell and 140kg Olympic Weights (£190)
Dumbell bars (£30)
EZ curl bar (£30)

Thanks for your time,


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    RE: Home gym set-up 2007/06/13 04:44:59 (permalink)
    Welcome to Muscletalk!

    The Power Rack in your link is decent enough. I have the same one myself.

    The bench would'nt be my personal choice though. Although i'm sure it will be up to the job for most people i would still rather a more basic model.

    As for the 140k weights set at £190!?!? This is far cheaper: CLICK HERE!
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    RE: Home gym set-up 2007/06/14 11:43:17 (permalink)
    this is the rack im going for as its cheaper

    I agree with noname i would go for a more simple bench
    the weight link is good i got those weights plus 4 extra 20kgs yesterday
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    RE: Home gym set-up 2007/06/17 20:31:10 (permalink)

    i have recently brought a cage and bench for home use. After my experiences i would advise on a visit to a showroom before buying your bench. I would go for a simple bench, the more moving parts on a bench the less stable they are. You cant really get an idea of its size, stability, comfort without testing them out. go for one with a high max weight rating.

    fittness superstore has a good showroom if you can get there.

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