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2005/07/31 21:30:21 (permalink)
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home gym - advice needed!

i posted this earlier but in the wrong section...

im looking to setup a home gym. i came up with the following equipment and wondered if others had good/bad experiences with any of it or anybody who's set up their own home gym has any tips.

obviously what i want to do with it is important - i train WSB style so a good bench and a good squat rack are vital. im 21 so id like to future proof it just in case i gain strength (not happening at the moment :/ ).

my bread and butter lifts are box squat; bench; dead; incline bench; bent over row; close grip; wide grip pull ups; dips;

my all time bests are bench 150kg (TnG), parallel squat 180kg x 3, and dead 250kg (with straps).

the rubber plates increases the cost a fair bit but cant skimp on it cos i need to minimise noise and vibration.

PowerTec Power Rack (123L x 123W x 208H cm)	www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk	289.00	1	289
PowerTec Workbench Olympic (153L x 122W cm) www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk 200.00 1 200
Rubber Plate 190 Kg Olympic Weight + Bar www.bodysolid.co.uk 306 1 306
Rubber Encased Olympic Weight 2 x 25kg www.bodysolid.co.uk 103 1 103
Powerhouse Olympic Disc Rack www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk 39.99 1 39.99
Protective Rubber Mat, (183cm x 122cm) www.bodysolid.co.uk 65 1 65

total £1003


links to equipment
http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/store/product.asp?dept%5Fid=10&pf%5Fid=PowerTec%5FWorkbench%5FOlympic%5FNarrowWide%5FBench%5FYellow
http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/store/product.asp?dept%5Fid=10&pf%5Fid=PowerTec%5FPower%5FRack
http://www.bodysolid.co.uk/asp/product.asp?recorprod=1&product=392

the next buy after this would be some more 20kg or 25kg plates and a pair of olympic dumbell handles, which should cover everything.

cheers,

john
post edited by jyeo - 2005/07/31 21:33:30
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    RE: home gym - advice needed! 2005/07/31 21:57:00 (permalink)
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    No point buying that bench when your also buying a power rack. Get a bench you can use with the rack. Also, powerhouse do rubber plate barbell sets too. Not as fancey pants as the Bodysolid one's, but much cheaper.

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    RE: home gym - advice needed! 2005/08/01 11:58:40 (permalink)
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    thanks wheels, i was set on getting a separate bench but it does make much more sense getting one i can use within the power rack.

    thanks for the advice about powerhouse's weight sets too, i saw them when i first started planning it out but had forgotten about them, and it does mean my money stretches further, so here's the revised set up:

    Power Rack	PowerTec Power Rack (123L x 123W x 208H cm)	www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk	 £289.00 	1	 £289.00 
    Bench PowerTec Flat Bench Plus www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk £129.00 1 £129.00
    Plate Tree Powerhouse Olympic Disc Rack www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk £39.99 1 £39.99
    Weights Set Rubber Olympic Disc Set 4 - 255K www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk £299.00 1 £299.00
    Add Weights Rubber Olympic Disc - 2 x 20Kg www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk £49.95 1 £49.95
    Rubber Flooring Powerhouse High Impact Protective Matting www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk £39.00 2 £78.00
    Accessories Powerhouse Dipping Belt www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk £19.99 1 £19.99
    Accessories Powerhouse Powerlifting Belt www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk £24.99 1 £24.99
    Accessories Powerhouse Wrist Wraps www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk £9.99 1 £9.99

    Total £939.91

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    RE: home gym - advice needed! 2005/08/01 12:05:54 (permalink)
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    As stated no point in buying the bench aswel as a rack. But the bench is excellent. Thats the very one I use. I can do everything I need to on it. I never use it in the narrow bench mode though, I always have it set up in the olympic width bench.
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    RE: home gym - advice needed! 2005/08/03 01:43:04 (permalink)
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    thanks for the input, i went ahead and ordered this morning..

    from powerhouse fitness (www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk):
    PowerTec Utility Bench
    Powerhouse Olympic Disc Rack
    Powerhouse Dipping Belt
    Powerhouse Powerlifting Belt

    from fitness superstore (www.fitness-superstore.co.uk)
    Body-Solid Pro Power Rack
    Dip Station Handles (for WPPR82)
    Polygonal Rubber Encased Olympic Set 140kg
    Polygonal Rubber Encased Olympic Discs 25Kg (x1)

    total cost : £925 inc VAT and Delivery.

    i was able to talk fitness superstore into giving me a £90 discount on the order from them so it saved a bit of cash and meant i could get some nice rubber plates and a decent amount of weight [ no DL maxes though ;) ]. dunno what im going to do about rubber matting/flooring yet but will sort something out over the next couple of days (still looking at 0.66inch rubber mats from IXL Barbell). first batch is being delivered this friday... feel like a kid at christmas!
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