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2015/03/03 16:13:27 (permalink)
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Is this good enough for setting up a home gym?

I am planning to set up a home gym. All I am getting for now is:

2 Adjustable Dumbbell Rods
1 Barbell Rod
1 Bicep Curls Rod
1 EZ-Curl Rod

Lock Clips for rods

Pairs of barbells (1kg, 2kg, 4kg, 6kg)

1 Bench (Flat/Incline adjustable)

I am a little worried about missing out on few exercises (like chest decline, lat pulldowns, tricep pushdowns, leg extensions, lying leg curls) due to lack of equipment, but there must be an alternative to that.

I will get a seat for sitting exercises soon too.
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:29:53 (permalink)
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"Pairs" of barbells?
And a seat? With those 6kg max 'barbells', would you be looking at an armchair?
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:35:10 (permalink)
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"Pairs" of barbells?
And a seat? With those 6kg max 'barbells', would you be looking at an armchair?




2x2 kg barbells
2x4 kg barbells
 
and so on.
 
LOL, I was talking about the regular seat we use for dumbbell shoulder press and double arm overhead tricep extensions.
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:37:34 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby faipdeooiad 2015/03/04 10:33:36
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could do with an ab machine for when you're cutting

  




 
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:39:11 (permalink)
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could do with an ab machine for when you're cutting



Thanks for advice.
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:39:46 (permalink)
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Anyone else wanna input something? I'm losing my patience.
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:44:57 (permalink)
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Floydy
Anyone else wanna input something? I'm losing my patience.


get with it bro, we're all about the gains in here

  




 
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:49:34 (permalink)
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dazzz
could do with an ab machine for when you're cutting



Thanks for advice.


 
Sorry dude it does tend to be a bunch of jokers around here...
 
The straight answer nobody's given you is that you need a LOT more weight. 
 
I personally have about 8 x 20Kg discs, about half a dozen 10Kgs, and a few 5Kg's.  Add that up, that's a good start. 
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:53:00 (permalink)
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could do with an ab machine for when you're cutting


Lol
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:54:07 (permalink)
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dazzz
could do with an ab machine for when you're cutting



Thanks for advice.


 
Sorry dude it does tend to be a bunch of jokers around here...
 
The straight answer nobody's given you is that you need a LOT more weight. 
 
I personally have about 8 x 20Kg discs, about half a dozen 10Kgs, and a few 5Kg's.  Add that up, that's a good start. 




I will definitely add more weights as I progress. I have kept a few light weights for isolation exercises like lateral raises and single arm tricep extensions.
 
When I train I progress very slowly, like from 20 kg to 22 kg on bench. That's like adding 1 kg each side.
 
But 5 kgs to start is a good way of looking at things provided I reach 10 kg (per side) landmark on all my isolation exercises in the gym before I think of keeping weights in my room.
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:56:22 (permalink)
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:56:45 (permalink)
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You don`t need a seat, just sit on the end of the bench. 
You will need some more bigger plates than that as well.
You don`t need a lot of equipment to start with as you can improvise.
Some stands for setting up a squatting station would be a good idea and more versatile than any leg extension machine. Instead of leg curls try and set the bench up so you can do Glute raises .
There are plenty of videos on You tube and similar channels showing alternative ways of doing common exercises without the exact equipment. 
Have you got a dedicated area/room where you can leave things set up?

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Re: Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:58:36 (permalink)
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Floydy
Anyone else wanna input something? I'm losing my patience.


get with it bro, we're all about the gains in here

I'm on your wavelength mate
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:59:20 (permalink)
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My "gym" is set up in my cellar, just a load of old rusty weights that I have slowly bought over the years.
A Power rack made from scaffolding and few improvised set ups along with an inversion rack. 

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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 16:59:25 (permalink)
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Dumbat
You don`t need a seat, just sit on the end of the bench. 
You will need some more bigger plates than that as well.
You don`t need a lot of equipment to start with as you can improvise.
Some stands for setting up a squatting station would be a good idea and more versatile than any leg extension machine. Instead of leg curls try and set the bench up so you can do Glute raises .
There are plenty of videos on You tube and similar channels showing alternative ways of doing common exercises without the exact equipment. 
Have you got a dedicated area/room where you can leave things set up?




I was thinking of a seat as it has proper back support/like its straighter then a regular inclined bench.
 
Good advice for leg curls.
 
I don't have a dedicated room for gym, I am just setting it up in my bedroom.
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 17:01:32 (permalink)
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RR, looks good. Agreed you need the ab machine for cutting. Probably also worth considering getting some Captains of crush for working inner thighs.

Blubs is taking crud again regarding the weight. For a home gym you need to consider the following...
Unlike a gym, at home no one can hear you scream. So keep weights down so you don't get hurt. Also
Section 3.2.12 of the residential buildings codes and design standards state that "At any point in time a property flooring of concrete or wooden construction shall not be subject to loads in excess of 12 newtons per square foot. "This equates to approx 115kg which would mean that heavy benching or squatting could risk destroying the foundations of your house or flat.


...that's all folks
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 17:03:21 (permalink)
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keep in mind that you need to keep the area organised , I would just buy stuff as you progress.
Keep an eye on ebay and similar sites, there are always people who have given up selling stuff off. 

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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 17:03:44 (permalink)
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RR, looks good. Agreed you need the ab machine for cutting. Probably also worth considering getting some Captains of crush for working inner thighs.

Blubs is taking crud again regarding the weight. For a home gym you need to consider the following...
Unlike a gym, at home no one can hear you scream. So keep weights down so you don't get hurt. Also
Section 3.2.12 of the residential buildings codes and design standards state that "At any point in time a property flooring of concrete or wooden construction shall not be subject to loads in excess of 12 newtons per square foot. "This equates to approx 115kg which would mean that heavy benching or squatting could risk destroying the foundations of your house or flat.


...that's all folks




Serious or joking, you are really scaring me.
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 17:05:01 (permalink)
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Dumbat
keep in mind that you need to keep the area organised , I would just buy stuff as you progress.
Keep an eye on ebay and similar sites, there are always people who have given up selling stuff off. 




Very cheap deals on the internet. But I don't think they would do home delivery unlike a proper sports store.
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Re: Is this good enough for setting up a home gym? 2015/03/03 17:09:06 (permalink)
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RR, looks good. Agreed you need the ab machine for cutting. Probably also worth considering getting some Captains of crush for working inner thighs.



Blubs is taking crud again regarding the weight. For a home gym you need to consider the following...

Unlike a gym, at home no one can hear you scream. So keep weights down so you don't get hurt. Also

Section 3.2.12 of the residential buildings codes and design standards state that "At any point in time a property flooring of concrete or wooden construction shall not be subject to loads in excess of 12 newtons per square foot. "This equates to approx 115kg which would mean that heavy benching or squatting could risk destroying the foundations of your house or flat.





...that's all folks









Serious or joking, you are really scaring me.



Serious.
I worked in the construction industry for 8 years on building standards and codes. Housing and other residential properties are not built to the same standard as commercial or industrial. Same goes for wiring.
Stewart Milne built flats in Aberdeen and they had a limit to the number of people allowed in them.


...that's all folks
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