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building up my own home gym
« on: June 24, 2009, 04:28:09 pm »
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looking to build my own home gym, just looking to buy the essentials at least at first

looking to buy
about 350-400 lbs of plates (not sure whether olympic or regular, which is better to get)
20-100 lbs DB's
adjustable bench
power rack
olympic barbell
(possibly trap bar)


I think if i get that stuff i should be pretty set, i already have 5-15 lb db's, jump rope, push up bars that i can use to try gymnastic stuff on, foam roller, and thera cane which i just bought; trying to figure out how to use it

What i need help with is what are the best brands to buy for the plates, db's, bench, power rack

what prices are reasonable, where to look to buy

i'm looking to spend around 1000, just want quality stuff that will last me a long time

appreciate any help

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Re: building up my own home gym
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 04:44:29 pm »
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well, for 1,000 $ you're going to need to buy a cheap rack.. you can find a powertec rack for pretty cheap, new.

the rack you see in all of my videos is a powertec.. its pretty durable and strong as hell.. but its not some advanced elitefts/sorinex one.. it does the job though.

you can find them from 300-500$

as for plates, maybe craigslist.. new they can cost some money.. i got mine at sports authority.

you can buy a 300 lb. weight set at sports authority for 100-150$... includes barbell and plates.. the bar is strong, its olympic..

i'd get a good bench though.. crappy benches are just a waste of money.


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Re: building up my own home gym
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 05:01:01 pm »
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or you could build a sick rack like rj did..

check his youtube.

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Re: building up my own home gym
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 08:19:36 pm »
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well, for 1,000 $ you're going to need to buy a cheap rack.. you can find a powertec rack for pretty cheap, new.

the rack you see in all of my videos is a powertec.. its pretty durable and strong as hell.. but its not some advanced elitefts/sorinex one.. it does the job though.

you can find them from 300-500$

as for plates, maybe craigslist.. new they can cost some money.. i got mine at sports authority.

you can buy a 300 lb. weight set at sports authority for 100-150$... includes barbell and plates.. the bar is strong, its olympic..

i'd get a good bench though.. crappy benches are just a waste of money.


peace man

k i been researching and seems like the 2 quality power racks at a decent price are the basic one from new york barbells and the powertec

i have been searching on craigs list for a while, there were 1 or 2 ok deals but they were sold extremely  fast

What makes a good bench, are there certain brands?

i checked sports authority, they don't have anything like that now, and i think the prices for the 300 lb olympic sets have gone up to like 300 bucks now

What are the differences between the types of plates, and also which brands are good?

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Re: building up my own home gym
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 12:37:15 am »
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well, for 1,000 $ you're going to need to buy a cheap rack.. you can find a powertec rack for pretty cheap, new.

the rack you see in all of my videos is a powertec.. its pretty durable and strong as hell.. but its not some advanced elitefts/sorinex one.. it does the job though.

you can find them from 300-500$

as for plates, maybe craigslist.. new they can cost some money.. i got mine at sports authority.

you can buy a 300 lb. weight set at sports authority for 100-150$... includes barbell and plates.. the bar is strong, its olympic..

i'd get a good bench though.. crappy benches are just a waste of money.


peace man

k i been researching and seems like the 2 quality power racks at a decent price are the basic one from new york barbells and the powertec

i have been searching on craigs list for a while, there were 1 or 2 ok deals but they were sold extremely  fast

What makes a good bench, are there certain brands?

i checked sports authority, they don't have anything like that now, and i think the prices for the 300 lb olympic sets have gone up to like 300 bucks now

What are the differences between the types of plates, and also which brands are good?

well, as for plates, i just got the simple sports authority plates.. if you're doing olympic lifts you're going to want bumper plates - those are more expensive.

sucks about the 300 lb. weight set being $300..

as for benches, i dno maybe newyorkbarbells makes a nice one.. i'd personally go with sorinex/elitefts or something like that, but thats probably more expensive..

a cheaper bench, such as a newyorkbarbells one, will probably be fine.

peace