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Official Home Gym Building Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Psycho Sonny, May 1, 2011.

  1. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,983

    Location: Falling...

    A bench and a cable assembly will be my next purchase. But I'm doing okay for now for when I actually get the time to train (only about 3x a week at the moment).
     
  2. Syla5

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2012

    Posts: 4,630

    5' 7.5" and still have a couple of inches left when doing OH work in my 475 although I have T-rex arms to go with my shortness.

    CF820 rather than pulley accessories for your rack for sure!
     
  3. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,983

    Location: Falling...

    I do want to use my garage for other stuff than just the gym :p

    edit: short arse :p
     
  4. Psymonkee

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 13,527

    Location: St.Andrews

    Anyone here got the CF475 Rack with the pulley and still got the instructions to put it together?

    Mine got lost in the garage and we found them the other day but I think I might be missing a page and want to check! :)
     
  5. Street

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 6,971

    Location: Liverpool

    My home gym has taken shape so thought I'd stick a pic on here. It's not a patch on some of the gyms you guys have but it does for me! :D

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    I've got a finger board for climbing training mounted above the doorway but it's a bit high up so need to remount it elsewhere when I get a chance.
     
  6. Snow-Munki

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,022

    Location: At home

    Hi,

    Seen on gumtree there is :

    Olympic bar 7ft
    Various weights up to 165kg ( power max ones )
    Weight tree

    All for £250. Is that a good price for the above, seems in pretty good condition.

    Thanks,
     
  7. Rikki

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 2,088

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    Depends on area probably but I was told £1 per KG is good so not sure on that one with the tree ... bars sounds massive too
     
  8. Roar87

    Mobster

    Joined: May 10, 2012

    Posts: 4,212

    Location: Leeds

    Yeah that's a pretty good price, similar to what I paid for my Olympic standard weight set
     
  9. Moothead2

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 23, 2011

    Posts: 9,145

    Location: Isle of Man

    What's the general consensus on something like this? I know I could probably do it cheaper second hand but it's a bit more difficult living where I do. Is it expensive, low quailty etc?
     
  10. Psymonkee

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 13,527

    Location: St.Andrews

    That's the exact kit I've got - highly recommended! The rack is built to last and due to injury I've still not hit the top end of the weights yet!

    My bar isn't brilliant as one end is harder to load weights on than the other, not sure why though.
     
  11. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 27,775

    Try living in Scotland.

    I will need to do a full on conversion to the garage at some point. It's just too cold to do anything but cardio at times. Converting a garage costs pennies as most of the work has been done for you. All you need is a frame. Add insulation. Plasterboard. Level the floor (garages aren't built to the same spec). Put a window or door where the garage door was. It's a £5K job tops and you can do it yourself apart from fitting a window or patio doors, etc.

    -3 degrees celcius today atm for instance. I'll probably need 2 large radiators too in there hooked up to the Gas CH.
     
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  12. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,983

    Location: Falling...

    I just need to make the garage slightly better insulated - but I want to increase its size slightly so not going to throw money at it. There are large gaps on the shutter that could do with being reduced. I've put a heater in there, and whilst it doesn't make the garage warm it takes the edge off.

    I live in the countryside so pretty much the whole of winter is -C as soon as the sun sets.
     
  13. hambo1974

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 19, 2016

    Posts: 19

    I train in a garage as well, sometimes in temperatures below minus figures. I find that putting on a few layers and then removing as I start to work out, works as I start getting hot (sometimes even need to open the window) can remove layers as need be. The only thing I feel is absolutely essential are some gloves. I use cycle gloves as it's not fun gripping a freezing cold bar.
     
  14. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,983

    Location: Falling...

    I can't bring myself round to wearing gloves...
     
  15. spluff

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 1,964

    Thinking of getting the CF470 half rack from powerhouse?

    http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/bodymax-cf470-heavy-half-rack.php

    Its going in spare bedroom and don't want the cage to overpower the room. It looks quite neat and has storage for weights. I understand the full cage is a bit more safe incase of falling forward.

    Also the room is carpeted, will I need to get flooring? (if so can it be put onto the carpet?)

    Opinions welcome :)

    Cheers
    SpLuFF
     
  16. hambo1974

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 19, 2016

    Posts: 19

    Squat stands are more compact and can be put out of the way if necessary. Although if your set on the rack which looks okay, I would see if you could put down some plywood. I once had something similar in an upstairs room mounted on some rubber tiles which you could put on carpet if you wanted to. A few years later when moving, found that I had warped laminate flooring when dismantling it lol, and I wasn't lifting that heavy.
     
  17. jdderbys

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 26, 2006

    Posts: 395

    Location: Leicester

    As a competitive crossfitter and someone who does a fair bit of oly lifting these setups are like a wetdream!

    I'd loved to have picked up up a set of the Klokov plates in the AF black friday sale but didnt have anywhere to store them at the time. Still have my eye on a set of the 25's they still have as sale stock

    Moving into our new house towards the end of the month and will be converting the garage into a gym so seeing these setups in roughly the same space has me really excited.

    I've already got an assault bike from wolverson, rogue pull up bar, bench, freestanding squat rack, 150kg of bumpers, along with a 24kg and 32kg dumbell. First additions will be GHD, Ski Erg and flooring.

    @Mike1983 where is the flecked flooring from?
     
  18. Mike1983

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 16, 2007

    Posts: 714

    Hi there

    Thanks for the feedback and sorry for the late reply.

    I got my flooring from Polymax. It's actually 2x layers of rubber. The first is a layer of 15mm thick rubber "underlay" glued to the concrete floor. The next layer is a 10mm thick layer of "Galaxy" fleck rubber. In the centre of the gym is a 25mm thick plywood panel at the same height as the rubber. This acts as a lifting platform with the ability to dump overhead loads / heavy deadlifts with no damage to the flooring.

    ** edit - flooring product links below **

    https://www.polymax.co.uk/sports-underlay
    https://www.polymax.co.uk/polymax-galaxy-1-25m-wide-x-10mm-thick-black-white

    Note they do different thicknesses and colours
    https://www.polymax.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Galaxy


    Hope that helps and good luck with your project.

    Mike
     
  19. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,983

    Location: Falling...

    Competitive crossfit :D :D
     
  20. AssaTM

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 9, 2006

    Posts: 763

    All of the pictures and setups in here are really impressive, but I just dont have the space to have even half of the equipment :( whats the feasibility of having a modest collection of weights/work out equipment at home and still noticing a solid health and fitness improvement from it? I'm literally clueless when it comes to the basic essentials of starting to work out at home, but i'm eager to learn so if anyone has any advice, that would be greatly appreciated :) thank you!