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Old 06-24-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
Dillon Drevdahl
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Home Gym

Should be done around September or October...

10, 25, 35s & four 45lb bumpers (Pair of steel 5lbs)
Barbell w/ clamps
(35 & 53) Kettlebells
Rings
Medicine Ball
Climbing Rope
Jump Rope
Abmat
Floor mats
Mirrors
20" Box Jump
Bench (-45 to 90 degree)
Squat/Bench Rack
Pull up/Dip bars
GHD
Row Machines


Italicized is what I still need...any ideas for anything else to add?

Jacksonville, NC...
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Home Gym

I'd nix the mirrors and add sandbags, hex dumbbells, and parallettes.

Also consider miscellaneous items such as:
  • sound system
  • massage/therapy stuff; lacrosse balls, tennis balls, foam roller, etc...
  • timer(s)
  • whiteboard(s)
  • stuff to clean floor mats
  • target for wallball
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:50 PM   #3
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Re: Home Gym

Genius man...like the idea of the white board...along with everything else...

By "nix" do you mean get rid of? Because I couldn't do that. Vanity.

...no, I like to check my form while I'm working out or check it before I do the workout...I'm not exactly formally taught in Crossfit, just have friends that were...

The massage stuff is a great idea...wife will love it.

Parallettes...I was going to get around to building those with some PVC...I just honestly haven't gotten around to it because I haven't had a use for them yet...And as far as dumbbells...what do you think of those adjustable ones? Dumbbells will probably be something I get once I need it, thanks a lot though...
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:53 PM   #4
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Re: Home Gym

Ditch the mirrors. Get a video camera instead. Seriously.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:54 PM   #5
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I understand and probably will just do both...I imagine you posted while I was posting but I have the mirrors to watch form...and vanity.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:01 PM   #6
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Re: Home Gym

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By "nix" do you mean get rid of? Because I couldn't do that. Vanity.

...no, I like to check my form while I'm working out or check it before I do the workout...I'm not exactly formally taught in Crossfit, just have friends that were...
I still say get rid of `em. If you need your form checked out, have an expert do it for you first-hand. You're not going to be checking your form during a WOD, and you should be focusing on executing your strength reps, not watching them. My opinion at least.

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And as far as dumbbells...what do you think of those adjustable ones? Dumbbells will probably be something I get once I need it, thanks a lot though...
I prefer hex DBs. They're cheaper (see Craigslist), and their hex shape makes them usable for manmakers.

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I understand and probably will just do both...I imagine you posted while I was posting but I have the mirrors to watch form...and vanity.
To each his own, but mirrors in a gym suck.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:17 PM   #8
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If you have time to look at yourself in a mirror, you already aren't doing it right.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:30 PM   #9
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Genius man...like the idea of the white board...along with everything else...

By "nix" do you mean get rid of? Because I couldn't do that. Vanity.

...no, I like to check my form while I'm working out or check it before I do the workout...I'm not exactly formally taught in Crossfit, just have friends that were...

The massage stuff is a great idea...wife will love it.

Parallettes...I was going to get around to building those with some PVC...I just honestly haven't gotten around to it because I haven't had a use for them yet...And as far as dumbbells...what do you think of those adjustable ones? Dumbbells will probably be something I get once I need it, thanks a lot though...
I bought some powerblocks several years ago when I was still doing traditional weight training. They go from 5-85 lbs. I love 'em. Can be used as push up bars, for man makers, flip em over and they're a better KB sub than regular dumbells (cuz you can grab the two bottom pieces instead of just the handle) (but only to about 55lbs). Got mine with a stand for $400. And the footprint is tiny. +1 for PowerBlocks.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:31 PM   #10
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Oh...

And you should TOTALLY make your own plyo box, med balls & rings. You'll save probably at least $100 by doing so.
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