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Old 12-27-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
Jason Dimaio
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Windfall = a significant add to my home gym. Any thoughts?

I recently had a windfall that would allow me to make (for me) a significant purchase for my garage gym. I do belong to a box, so it's more for supplemental work, or to work on things we don't do a lot in our wods. I'm currently leaning towards a C2 or a GHD.

I already have a full set of bumpers (10,15,25,35,45#), a basic Oly bar. A basic rack that goes from bench height to squat rack height - no safety rail. A bench. 40lb and 53lb kbs. DBs from 5-50#. A ceiling mounted pull-up bar, rings. AbMat, weight vest, weighted pull-up belt. I don't really want to commit the permanent space to a full cage, as I can easily move things around to fit my car in the garage when necessary.

Any thoughts to push me in one direction or another? If a GHD, I'd like some opinions on best bang for the buck. Hope your holiday season has been great!

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Old 12-27-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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Re: Windfall = a significant add to my home gym. Any thoughts?

C2 > Ghd
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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Re: Windfall = a significant add to my home gym. Any thoughts?

C2= Best fitness purchase i made for my garage gym. if i could only keep 1 piece of equipment, it would be the C2.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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Re: Windfall = a significant add to my home gym. Any thoughts?

I would say a GHD. There's really nothing else that will replace the Glute ham raise. It will do wonders for your glutes and hams and helps prevent injury at the knee because it teaches you to decelerate at the bottom. You can also use it for back extensions and GHD sit-ups, so to me it's more versatile than the c2.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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I would say a GHD. There's really nothing else that will replace the Glute ham raise. It will do wonders for your glutes and hams and helps prevent injury at the knee because it teaches you to decelerate at the bottom. You can also use it for back extensions and GHD sit-ups, so to me it's more versatile than the c2.
Knees on abmat, heels hooked under barbell = Poorman's GHD.

My vote is get the C2.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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Re: Windfall = a significant add to my home gym. Any thoughts?

C2 way before a GHD.

Rings?
Climbing/battle ropes?
Stones (buy the molds)?
Heavy slam/D-balls?
Axle bar?
Heavier Kettlebells?
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:21 AM   #7
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Re: Windfall = a significant add to my home gym. Any thoughts?

Old schwin airdyne > C2 > GHD

my $0.02...........
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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Heavier Kettlebells?
matching kettlebells. nothing like being able to snatch double 53lb bells. Ask Bill..... ok wait.....
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #9
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Re: Windfall = a significant add to my home gym. Any thoughts?

does your box program more strength stuff or met-con stuff, i.e. what do you want to do for homework. I have both a GHD and C2 and I never use the rower b/c I don't like doing conditioning stuff by myself. I use the GHD all the time and I swear that ham raises added 50 lbs to my squat.

It depends on your goals, but my money would be on the GHD by far.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:41 PM   #10
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Re: Windfall = a significant add to my home gym. Any thoughts?

If you want to work on your Olympic lifts in your garage, a really good bar would help - like a Eleiko, Werksan or Pendlay bearing bar.
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