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2011/04/06 22:47:19 (permalink)
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Home gyms..

The love of my life has made me move my gym to the garage. I see this as a time to improve my gym :-). I am in the navy so I only use home gym at weekends.

Iv boarded and insulated my garage as it was freezing. Iv 'sourced' some large foam jigsaw pieces for the deck. Iv scrapped my medieval York bench and am looking for a reacement. Will keep the weights and bars. My pull up bar is door mounted, I need to change this to a wall mounted. Also I have a heavy bag. I am looking for bench and maybe kettle bells I would love a squat rack butmy budget of 500 probs won't allow. What would you guys get? Any pics of your own home gyms for ideas?
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    Dylanpumped
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/06 22:58:08 (permalink)
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    No pics, sorry, but your set-up sounds very similar to mine. It's excellent having a dedicated space.
    I also insulated and boarded my garage. I put a window in too and laid a floating floor which I carpeted, so the garage has basically been renovated in a room which is used exclusively to house my gym (and washing machine). With my treadmill, exercise bike, and bench and leg extensions I've managed to fill the space without making it seemed cramped.
    I also want to upgrade to a wall-mounted pull up bar. That's be a little Sun morning job when I get a chance!
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/06 23:28:46 (permalink)
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    Old pic so changed a bit now, half gym is weights and other half has running machine, cross trainer and exercise bike. Does me.
     

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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/06 23:32:25 (permalink)
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    always love seeing pictures of peoples home gyms!
     
    theres no way i could train at home, i just love the atmosphere of being in a gym!  but then i guess thats the very reason why alot train at home!  i suppose you never have to wait for anything!
     
    dont you sometimes sit resting between sets and think it would be nice to chat to other gym users? id miss the banter!
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 09:15:34 (permalink)
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    I only train at home cos I work away. So a gym membership is expensive if ur only using gym at weekends. I train with my brother so I normally just laugh at him :-)
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 09:25:57 (permalink)
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    Man I would love a home gym.
     
    Only need the space to put it and the £2000 I'd need to kit it out :(
     
    Check on ebay and shop around for benches. They are real expensive to buy new. You may be able to pick up some sort of rack for 500. Although doubt it would have any saftey supports. Off course you can get inventive and make your own supports.
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 09:32:30 (permalink)
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    Iv just seen a one made of scaffding bars. Iv just priced it up and I could get the bars for 100... Might be worth ago. Reckons put together properly it will hold upto 150 which is alot more than i squat.... Alot more lol
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 09:32:59 (permalink)
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    iaink

    Man I would love a home gym.

    Only need the space to put it and the £2000 I'd need to kit it out :(

    Check on ebay and shop around for benches. They are real expensive to buy new. You may be able to pick up some sort of rack for 500. Although doubt it would have any saftey supports. Off course you can get inventive and make your own supports.

     
    You can buy them new a lot cheaper than that mate and if you search around on ebay you can get them used at a fraction of that price.

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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 09:40:44 (permalink)
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    Probably right BBC. Its getting 1 with decent supports that may be tricky. However tbh I havn't priced any out in an age?
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 09:45:58 (permalink)
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    iaink

    Probably right BBC. Its getting 1 with decent supports that may be tricky. However tbh I havn't priced any out in an age?

    This is an example:
     
    http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/bodymax-cf475-heavy-power-rack.php
     
    £225 delivered and a 800lbs capacity, this is the one Tony uses I believe and I'm sure it would be adequate for 99% of the members on here. When they're that price new and even cheaper used I really couldn't be bothered messing around with scaffolding.
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 09:47:02 (permalink)
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    I have this one and will never go anywhere near the 180kg weight limit, great piece of kit.
     
    http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/bodymax-cf375-power-rack.php
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 10:02:50 (permalink)
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    BBC
    This is an example:

    http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/bodymax-cf475-heavy-power-rack.php

    £225 delivered and a 800lbs capacity, this is the one Tony uses I believe and I'm sure it would be adequate for 99% of the members on here. When they're that price new and even cheaper used I really couldn't be bothered messing around with scaffolding.

    Thats pretty cool for the price. Good shout for the OP.
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 11:14:23 (permalink)
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    That rack you mentioned is class bbc, can add dips bars for an extra £25 which just clip onto the side.
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 11:16:06 (permalink)
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    I like that alot. The site I was looking at was well expensive.
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 11:18:22 (permalink)
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    Excellent set up, BBC.
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 12:31:15 (permalink)
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    How much did it cost you guys to insulate, board, and floor your garages if you don't mind me asking?

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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 12:54:27 (permalink)
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    The cheapest I found was uses polysheeting like u wud use under laminate flooring I put 5 layers of this then I got Chip board went round all the local dealers getting of cuts. Layer that then varnished over the top. Cheap carpet/foam peices. Do the lot for 100 if u shop around. Tounge and grove is easier but twice the price.

    Loft insertion is a good one if it's cheap enough.
    post edited by Smokey87 - 2011/04/07 12:56:03
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 12:59:13 (permalink)
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    Smokey87

    The cheapest I found was uses polysheeting like u wud use under laminate flooring I put 5 layers of this then I got Chip board went round all the local dealers getting of cuts. Layer that then varnished over the top. Cheap carpet/foam peices. Do the lot for 100 if u shop around. Tounge and grove is easier but twice the price.

    Loft insertion is a good one if it's cheap enough.


    Cheers mate.  Sounds far too technical for my non-technical brain.  breaking things - yes I can do.  Fixing/building things - no chance in hell!
     

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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 13:36:42 (permalink)
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    Lol its like a bug jigsaw
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    Re:Home gyms.. 2011/04/07 17:43:51 (permalink)
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    Smokey87

    Lol its like a bug jigsaw



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