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Old 09-22-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
David Hare
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The $1,000 garage gym

The $300 Garage Gym video on the mainsite today got me thinking if you had a little bit more budget, what would you get and why.

I think everyone agrees to start with:

1. Quality bar
2. Bumpers
3. Pullup bar & Rings


But what are the most cost effective next additions?


Kettlebell?
Slam ball?
Ab mat?
Box jump? (can be built easily for $20)
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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Re: The $1,000 garage gym

I'm going to say the next investment is . . .

1) A notepad for journaling
2) Wrist wraps
3) Box
4) KB
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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Re: The $1,000 garage gym

This really has been done so many times, but I'll add:
  • Sandbags
  • Jumprope
  • Tractor and/or car tires. Can usually be had for free if you know where to look. Find a cheap sledge hammer.
  • Bulgarian training bag
  • PVC parallettes
  • Sand-filled basketball. Pseudo-wallball.
  • Drag mat. Hook some webbing on to the corners of 1/2 of a stall mat and then drag the thing up & down your street. Throw a bumper or two on for good measure. Fun fun fun.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:09 PM   #4
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Re: The $1,000 garage gym

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This really has been done so many times, but I'll add:
And yet, it's still fun. I love thinking about my home gym, what to add, what to sell, what to upgrade...
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:22 PM   #5
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Re: The $1,000 garage gym

I'd add some materials for jerk boxes and high quality bumpers from pendlay or something like that.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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Re: The $1,000 garage gym

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The $300 Garage Gym video on the mainsite today got me thinking if you had a little bit more budget, what would you get and why.
Where did you find the video you're talking about? Interested in checking out this $300 Garage gym...
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:04 AM   #7
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Where did you find the video you're talking about? Interested in checking out this $300 Garage gym...
Sept 21's Main Site.

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:07 AM   #8
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Re: The $1,000 garage gym

KB, Rogue Yoke, and Iron weights.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:19 AM   #9
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Re: The $1,000 garage gym

A prowler is a must if you live near a field or the street if the neighbours don't mind the noise level.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:48 AM   #10
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Re: The $1,000 garage gym

1) Resistance bands (for mobility and Westside-style lift variations)
2) KBs (ideally, three of them... two at the same weight for 2-handed KB business and for more fun Westside-esque lift variations, plus one heavier KB)
3) Homemade adjustable sandbag (easy, cheap, and versatile)
4) Oly Lifting shoes
5) Something to push/pull/drag (Rogue Yoke is ideal, but a bit of a pricey item. Otherwise, sled is probably in the budget)
6) Sand-filled basketball (super cheap, works for wallballs, ball slams, etc.)
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