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Old 04-09-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
Erik Stone
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Garage Gym vs. Indoor Gym

I've been working out in a 12 x12 room in my basement and finally purchased some bumper plates, but now the plates are hitting the ceiling when I do any overhead movements. I'm trying to get some advise/opinions on whether I should just use smaller plates when I do overhead movements or move my stuff to the garage where I have about the same 12 x 12 area to work with, but have 10' ceilings? It's also hard to do proper pull ups on my squat cage as my my head will hit the ceiling if I try to get my chin over the bar and wall balls are not very productive with a 7.5' ceiling. I'm sure everyone is going to say suck it up and move my stuff to the garage despite the cold in the winter and heat in the summer.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: Garage Gym vs. Indoor Gym

Suck it up and move your stuff to the garage. You are so limited with a lot of exercises when you cannot lift, throw, swing stuff over your head. Jumping rope, wall ball, oly lifts, box jumps to name just a few. It will be well worth the initial hassle.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:56 PM   #3
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Re: Garage Gym vs. Indoor Gym

I say move it to the garage, fo sho. I workout in my apt living room with 9 foot ceilings and although I "can do" everything I need, I would love to have the space and ceiling height that a garage would provide. Part of working out is getting hot, sweaty, killing yourself, and what better place to do that than a garage. Plus have you ever seen a dirty a/c filter. Just the thought of inhaling all the dust and debris makes me nauseous sometimes. The fresh air would be great.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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Re: Garage Gym vs. Indoor Gym

Suck it up and move to the Garage.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:24 PM   #5
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Re: Garage Gym vs. Indoor Gym

Suck it up and move to the garage.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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Re: Garage Gym vs. Indoor Gym

Uh, yeah, move it to the garage
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:50 PM   #7
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Re: Garage Gym vs. Indoor Gym

We all agree! Team high five!

And be happy that you're not so tall that even the garage is too short.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:14 AM   #8
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heater in winter, open the door in summer.

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Old 04-10-2008, 09:30 AM   #9
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Re: Garage Gym vs. Indoor Gym

Garage!
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:52 AM   #10
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Re: Garage Gym vs. Indoor Gym

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We all agree! Team high five!

And be happy that you're not so tall that even the garage is too short.
which would be my case... this summer when i get home from school im going to have to workout outside lol... going to be blistering hot but o well
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