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2004/01/30 22:07:12 (permalink)
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gym equipment

im building my own gym in the garden, i have a small builing company and so it wont be a shed, brick built, tlied roof, power and heating.
its about 5m x 6m in size and by the time its finnished ill have a budget of around 2-3k to kit it out. Wot would you buy and where from
kinda leaning towards a smith machine with lat & preacher, (as mostly ill be training alone) good selection of plates, d bells and a good inc dec bench
cheers for any nfo
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    GoldenArrow
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/01/30 22:22:43 (permalink)
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    Power cage, bench (possibly inclinable), bar, weights, sandbags. Rubber mat maybe to stop you going through the floor. Thats all you'll need for now, maybe some powerblock dumbells too?
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/01/30 22:27:43 (permalink)
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    Yeah, I agree with Arrow, a power cage is of much more use than the smith machine.

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    RE: gym equipment 2004/01/30 23:30:07 (permalink)
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    Power cage has all the safety benefits of a smith machine but with added freedom of movement, so thats gotta be a good thing.
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/01/31 12:22:34 (permalink)
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    On a side note, anyone know where I can get rubber matting (cheaper than 80 quid for a 6x4')? Currently using plywood and carpet but getting dodgy now!
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/01/31 14:14:35 (permalink)
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    I think someone mentioned farm suppliers
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/01/31 14:22:44 (permalink)
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    Yeah on BB.com, I saw that....but I live in London, probably aren't many around? Never know though..
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/01/31 22:44:19 (permalink)
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    thanx, any particular brand or supplier
    for a reasonable machine
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/01/31 22:52:14 (permalink)
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    Gymratz is quite popular I believe. They'll have everything you need

    http://www.gymratz.co.uk
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/01/31 23:01:31 (permalink)
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    nice 1 m8, cheers
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/02/01 02:20:35 (permalink)
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    Hi,

    I think, you will find this interesting. You can find the power rack, lat attachment, bench, weights, rubber mat and whole lots of other things, for very very cheap prices(£400 for the whole lot). I am planning to buy one.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3657362161

    The website also has a detail discussion of why power rack is better than smith machine.
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/02/01 14:01:24 (permalink)
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    thanx hey ill check it out
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    RE: gym equipment 2004/02/01 14:04:34 (permalink)
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    already seen that 1 m8
    exactly what i was lookin 4 but as my gyms not finnished got nowhere to keep it, another down is that it is in whales.
    but in my opinion with the additiuon of more plates the perfect home set up, id go 4 it if i had some where to store it
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