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Old 11-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
Kenneth Fleming
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Home Gym

What is the most desired equipment if you are going to equip a home gym for the days that you can not make it to a box? Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Re: Home Gym

Hi Kenneth,

The most desired equipment?

For me. I love my squat rack. If my house burnt down I think I would try and save it (after my staffys offcourse)

The piece I don't have at home but desire it to be is a GHD.

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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Hi Kenneth,

The most desired equipment?

For me. I love my squat rack. If my house burnt down I think I would try and save it (after my staffys offcourse)

The piece I don't have at home but desire it to be is a GHD.

Kate I 2nd the GHD and a rower
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:21 AM   #4
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Re: Home Gym

I'd get a squat rack with a pull up bar along with an Olympic bar and bumper plates. Then build from there over time.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:42 AM   #5
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I'd get a squat rack with a pull up bar along with an Olympic bar and bumper plates. Then build from there over time.
I agree. I'm often looking for an excuse to use my barbell in a workout, even outside my strength program.

Look at this link too for some food for thought (wfs):
http://www.brickfinancial.com/crossf...ll_homegym.pdf

High on the list of recommended purchases are pull-up bar, weights (bumpers), barbell, and squat stand.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:26 AM   #6
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I agree. I'm often looking for an excuse to use my barbell in a workout, even outside my strength program.

Look at this link too for some food for thought (wfs):
http://www.brickfinancial.com/crossf...ll_homegym.pdf

High on the list of recommended purchases are pull-up bar, weights (bumpers), barbell, and squat stand.
Interesting. I had not seen that article. Nice to see it broken down into hard and fast numbers with detailed analysis. The conclusions fit with most experienced CrossFitters intuitive sense of where to start as well. A barbell, weights, squat rack, and pull up bar open up so much in terms of the ability to perform our key exercises.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #7
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Re: Home Gym

I have a home gym that I started 6 years ago. I wasn't into Crossfit at the time so some of my purchases were not geared towards crossfit at the time. I started with a Power rack, good bar, plenty of weights, a used commercial treadmill, and most importantly 1/2" thick rubber flooring. I quickly added Powerblock dumbells. I have added over the years and my gear has become more crossfit oriented. I have added some bumper plates, I went with the dead blow training plates from Rogue because I am home alone a lot when I train and if I drop the weight I don't want it bouncing all over the place if something happened to me. I added rings, push sled, box, some kettle bells, and GHD. Now I want to get an Airdyne and replace my rack. I went with a cheaper rack the first time and I want to get a Rogue rack this time.

For me the rings and kettlebells gave me more bang for the buck than the GHD. There is just no way to do a GHD cheap.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #8
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Re: Home Gym

Depends on what you plan on doing on your home days.

Rack, barbell and bumpers, pull up bar, kb's jump rope should get you enough.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #9
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Squat rack with pullup bar for me. (plus bar and weight to squat press and dead lift with of course)
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:07 AM   #10
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Re: Home Gym

Depends on your goals.

I like to have a basic set up: a pull up bar+rings. Maybe 2 kettlebells.

If you are into lifting, than barbell+bumpers (but than you will need stand or rack, rubber flooring)
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