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Old 10-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
Ross Buchanan
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So howd i do for my garage gym?

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I was going to a crossfit gym but with working nights at the time I could only make it there 2 days a week.

My mom kept on bugging me about getting a barbell her neighbor gave her for free out of her garage. I figured it was a turd from sears or something. Turns out it was a rusted nicely pinned Olympic bar with awesome spin and bearings. I stared at this bar looking it over for ten minutes and it hit me. "I do everything else diy, why not build myself a gym"

On my way home with my new toy/barbell I called up a friend, told him were building a wall mount squat rack. Next day I went to a steel supply store. Picked up a 24' piece of 2x2 for $60 and some various flat stock for pennies. Headed to his shop after work, 2 hours of cutting and welding later I had a wall mount squat rack. I ordered the echo j cups and some bumpers from rogue later that night. The next day we built a few weight holders for the beams in my garage. I have a roofing friend who had a couple hundred sheets of 2" thick foam for the walls who threw me a stack for free. Took two days to put up foam and drywall. Shortly after I made a prowler and ordered a rack mount dip bar from rogue which isnt pictured and I mounted a piece of 2x3 to one of the wall beams in my garage which i was able to mount the dip bar to.

SO FAR I've spent lets see...

$300 drywall
$600 stall mats
$650 rogue bumpers
$125 kettlebells
$110 squat rack with rogue j cups
$100 rogue dip bar
$250 dumbbells
$375 model c rower
$200 rogue bench
$70 prowler
$30 plyobox
$50 screws and anchors
$20 on gymboss timer
$80 furnace
$70 for ice bath Rubbermaid feeding thing.
$90 rogue rings and straps
$50 in beer to have my neighbor zinc plate my rack and pullup bar(which may I add is amazingly smooth)

So about $3,200 give or take? Still wanting to build or buy a ghd.

.........maybe I should of just stayed at my original gym hahaha

If anyone is interested in seeing the dip bar and prowler let me know I'll go take pictures.

Last edited by Ross Buchanan : 10-17-2013 at 11:48 AM. Reason: added more to purchase list
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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Re: So howd i do for my garage gym?

looks great! what is the wall portion of the wall mount rack mounted to?

edit: I see now. I completely overlooked that..lol

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Old 10-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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Re: So howd i do for my garage gym?

Very nice beginning!! Where'd you score the rower for $375...?

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Old 10-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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Re: So howd i do for my garage gym?

Awesome! I have been brainstorming a squat rack/pull up station exactly like that the past couple days! Except I have to attach it to block
What are your dimensions if you dont mind my asking
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #5
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Re: So howd i do for my garage gym?

Michael I drove 8 hours total from ohio to the middle of Michigan. Btw Michigan is a boring *** drive. Got it from a fellow cf guy who joined a box when he moved to an apartment.

Patrick I'm in a 24x24x10' tall pole barn style garage. If I were in your situation I would attach wood to the block then the rack to the wood. Got a buddy with a welder?
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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Ive got a stick welder I took welding as a trade straight out of high school
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