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Old 11-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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A $2,000 question?

I am looking for a few equipment ideas and purchase experiences before I start spending money.
So what would you do to outfit a home gym if you had $2,000, actually $1,800 since I am spending $200 on a structure that has a pull-up bar, rings and a rope and will double as a squat rack. Anything else is fair game including a sled as space is not an issue.

Things I already have, tractor tire, 20' rope and rings. Also I am hoping to start CFFB after this is complete.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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Re: A $2,000 question?

Stall mats.
Rogue bar and Bumpers
Squat Stand
53lb kettlebell
70lb kettlebell
20lb sledge hammer


check through the old wods at CFFB and see if there is anything past that.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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Re: A $2,000 question?

Mike,

$1,800 will get you very, very well outfitted.

Since you already have rings/pullup bar/rack, might we suggest
Olympic Bar
190# Bumpers
20# Medicine Ball
55# KB
3 - Sided Box
Rower
Stopwatch

With a gym like that at home, you would be able to tackle about 90% of WODs as RX'd
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Re: A $2,000 question?

Depending on if you want to follow main page, or program for yourself I would pass on the rower and get a used Airdyne from craigslist. Can usually be had for under $200 easy. Rowers in my neighborhood are hard to come by on there for that price.
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Re: A $2,000 question?

Yeah I'm going back and forth with the rower, what do you think about a prowler in place of both? I have access to a rower at work so I can always use it there. I'm still on the fence about an air dyne.

How about slam balls (a 40lb and 20lb to double as wb)? Or is the sledge enough to replace them?

I do plan to get bumpers and a used set of iron weights for heavier lifts. I just really want to make sure I regularly use the stuff I get.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:47 PM   #6
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Re: A $2,000 question?

Speed jump rope should be a no doubter
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Re: A $2,000 question?

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Yeah I'm going back and forth with the rower, what do you think about a prowler in place of both? I have access to a rower at work so I can always use it there. I'm still on the fence about an air dyne.

How about slam balls (a 40lb and 20lb to double as wb)? Or is the sledge enough to replace them?

I do plan to get bumpers and a used set of iron weights for heavier lifts. I just really want to make sure I regularly use the stuff I get.
The prowler is great idea. Honestly, I'm in the camp that likes conditioning from things like prowler, battling ropes, burpees, sledge hammers, kettlebells, and sprints or lsd's, rowers or airdynes more so than normal wods. Stick to tabata protocol or come up with some circuit work and you'll go a long way depending on your goals.
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