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Official Home Gym Building Thread

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

  1. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 18,970

    Location: Oxfordshire

    I heard that over and over again but couldn't be further from the truth in my opinion

    I stopped going to the gym recently after 8 years because I just became jaded with it and knew I wouldn't compete again, and wanted a change, took up cycling. Missed it after 2 months and bought a home gym. Squat rack, bench, 150kg of plates and a 7ft bar and some dumbbells and I'm enjoying my training more than I've done in years.

    If you're lucky and in a decent gym with people who know what they are doing, then fair enough, I used to be but then it closed and had to move to a chain gym. But tbh, every gym is full of idiots now who are more interested in selfies and instagram shots than getting on with training. It couldn't be less motivating

    I love not feeling rushed, I love that I no longer feel rage from watching all the dickheads in the gym film themselves or doing ridiculous exercises/weight collecting at the bench. I can just get on with it now, even curl in the squat rack if I want ;)
     
  2. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2013

    Posts: 2,737

    Location: Edinburgh

    Or take a phone call, sitting on a bench in the squat rack :p
     
  3. spluff

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    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 1,964

    In your undies....!!!
     
  4. kaptainmarc

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    Joined: Jul 19, 2013

    Posts: 2,488

    Location: derby

    on sale at the moment aswell :D
     
  5. spluff

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    i think you will find its often on sale :) there is also a 5% extra off if you put in code STAY usually...
     
  6. lucky13

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 22, 2010

    Posts: 1,002

    Location: Southampton

    I just picked up some extra non rubber coated weights and the trx type system for the gf.
    Does anyone know of a good value weights tree or something I can make? Currently using a few bits of wood but I need some proper storage now.
     
  7. mr tommo

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 13, 2004

    Posts: 5,351

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I've always wanted a big hanging punch bag despite never using one before.
    I'm moving into a new house next week and it has a garage which would be ideal for this.

    Any pointers for a beginner? I mainly want it to keep fit..
     
  8. wallofsound

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 7, 2008

    Posts: 259

    My brother and i are planning on creating a bit of a garage gym. Space is pretty tight and i'm trying to budget around £1000 all in.
    He'll be doing 5x5 and i'll be doing that alongside some Olympic lifting (crossfit) so need a bar with bumpers which affects the price somewhat.
    Would anyone be so kind in doing a bit of a spec check for me?
    Rack - fairly compact which helps
    Bar and weights - 170kg will be more than enough. Will pick some some fractional plates for cheap elsewhere
    Bench - no idea here - seems okay?

    Not sure about, flooring - what thickness/brands do people recommend?

    Thanks for any help!
     
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  9. Darryl_1983

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 20, 2007

    Posts: 1,314

    Location: Nottingham

    Has anybody ordered from bestgymequipment?

    The Powerblock dumbbells I ordered about a year ago have been discontinued, and so are out of stock at all the normal places. I've been looking for the addon kit to take them from 23kg to 41kg. These seemingly have them in stock at the lowest price i can find. But having placed my order, they're telling me they're is delays in the dispatching of my order....order was processed and money taken the same day, but have been waiting for them to be dispatched for 4 days now.

    Maybe i'm too used to quick dispatching and delivery. But i'm concerned, so wondering if anyone else has ordered from them in the past and whether you had issues.
     
  10. Psymonkee

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    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 13,527

    Location: St.Andrews

    A lot of faffing and swearing but we got there in the end:

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    Pulley system finally in place! :)
     
  11. PixieLandGirl

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 13, 2009

    Posts: 1,025

    Having moved back to the UK, and now renting a property with a garage I've started to clear it out to make space for some equipment.

    I'm currently thinking power rack, bench, battle rope, slam ball, and some bands (assisted pull-ups) to start with. Then depending on space and funds, GHD bench, punch bag, tyre and sledgehammers. My fitness goals are to loose weight and build strength.

    In terms of flooring, where would folks recommend for rubber mats; ones that won't be useless but won't break the bank either? Whilst the equipment will likely be second hand to start with I'd still prefer to protect the items I have and help reduce some of the sound in the garage. Advice welcomed :)
     
  12. PixieLandGirl

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    Never-mind the above. I've cleared the bottom half of the garage and put in some temp flooring for now. :)

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  13. Andyt_uk

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    Posts: 2,120

    Location: Malvern

    Where'd you get the flooring? Need to order some for mine as starting to convert my garage as well.
     
  14. PixieLandGirl

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 13, 2009

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    @Andyt_uk - Those one are just foam (20mm Shock Absorbing Protective Gym Floor Mats Anti Fatigue Utility Garage Tile) that I picked up on ebay. £62 for 80sqft/20 tiles :)
     
  15. Syla5

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    Joined: Feb 13, 2012

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    I use arkmatting 18mm Ameobic stable mats, 6'x4' for my garage gym floor.
     
  16. Skidder

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 28, 2007

    Posts: 11,437

    I've got a half rack, bench and weights in bound for a garage gym. Looking forward to it. At the rate of my gym membership it should pay for itself in 12 months and I much prefer my own company.
     
  17. clubb699

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2011

    Posts: 565

    Location: Near Brummie land

    Did this a year ago, its my little get away :)

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    Clubb699
     
  18. Psycho Sonny

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    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 27,775

    Anyone near Glasgow need any gym equipment (bench, power rack and pulley attachment)? All decent branded stuff from Powertec and GymRatz.
     
  19. Skidder

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 28, 2007

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    Looks good. Nice environment, mine is still a smeggy garage.

    I got my rack built last night. Bench this morning. May actually get to use it tonight.
     
  20. clubb699

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2011

    Posts: 565

    Location: Near Brummie land

    Nice 1, it's better than going to a gym and having to wait for stuff and all the other crap that goes with it