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Old 01-25-2008, 07:56 AM   #21
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

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- pallet bands (pullup assistance for wife) = 20 bucks shipped
- yukon ghd = 200 shipped
This is my first time posting ~ I'm very new to this...! Would it be asking too much if you posted photos of your gym? I used to be able to do pull up...I cannot now...
Would you show me how "pallet bands" work? and.....
What is Yukon ghd?
My husband keeps promising me we are going to build a home gym....I have a 12 x 36 area in our barn to work with. He would be so impressed with me if I researched this and actually put it together.....{with a little help from a couple buddies}
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:01 AM   #22
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Still a fan of making rings for $15 than shelling out $80...

What do u use 2 make them?
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:13 AM   #23
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What do u use 2 make them?
There's tons of info on ring-making in this thread (w/fs): http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=12572

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:54 AM   #24
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This is my first time posting ~ I'm very new to this...! Would it be asking too much if you posted photos of your gym?
My basement gym was initially created for bodybuilding rather than crossfit/olympic-style lifts, so my photos probably wouldn't do to much for you--think half-rack, FID bench, bunch of metal weights and dumbbells.

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I used to be able to do pull up...I cannot now...Would you show me how "pallet bands" work? and.....
(wfs? bunch of video examples of woody bands, nicer versions of pallet bands)http://www.ironwoodyfitness.com/inst...=Woody%20Bands
(pallet bands are a lot cheaper, but you lose out on being able to use varying amounts of "help")

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What is Yukon ghd?
(wfs) http://www.yukon-fitness.com/Merchan...ore_Code=yukon

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My husband keeps promising me we are going to build a home gym....I have a 12 x 36 area in our barn to work with. He would be so impressed with me if I researched this and actually put it together.....{with a little help from a couple buddies}
Good luck getting it all put together!
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:53 PM   #25
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You all are awesome! I'm excited! What a wealth of information!
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:19 PM   #26
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

All in all I will have spent about $3500.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:14 AM   #27
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Here's a link,WFS, to Picassa which has about 20 pictures of my basement gym:

http://picasaweb.google.com/sailorcr...ey=0_hiDSIqr-8

The main area is 12' x 13' and is where most of the workouts take place. The other area is about 7' x 12' and that's where the treadmill, rower, GHD, boxes, etc are either stored or used.

I started out with what I though was most important and then just added over time. The squat rack, since I lift by myself was the first. I also do all my pullups from it. Then bumpers and a bar were next, followed by rings and boxes. I don't have a lot of room but there's just enough to do the workouts.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:00 AM   #28
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Try this source for info

http://crossfitweekendwarriors.typepad.com/homegym.htm

wfs

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Old 01-27-2008, 04:19 AM   #29
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Just thought I'd throw in as well, since I just added some stuff

I started off with a $100 oly weight set and squat rack off of Craig's List. I bought a DoorGym pull-up bar for about $35 on Amazon. I bought a used basketball ($5), a tire plugging kit, and a lot of sand, and made my own medicine ball. Still pretty limited, but that alone will take you a long way.

I later added a used ($25) 35# dumbbell and some homemade rings out of PVC (filled with sand, duct taped the ends, heated in an oven for about 10 minutes, then bent around some paint cans and sand removed). Total cost of the homemade rings ended up running me about $35 just because I had to buy duct tape, sand, gloves to handle the tubing with, the PVC, and the straps to hang them with.

- Pull-up bar ($35)
- Oly weight set ($100)
- Homemade rings ($35)
- 20# medicine ball ($15)
- 35# dumbbell ($25)

This served me very well for 90% of the WODs. Saved up money then added:

- Yukon GHD ($160)

Saved a little bit more and ditched my homemade rings (they served their purpose but weren't perfect and had some minor flaws that were worth an upgrade

- Elite Rings (forget cost -- $65?)
- Used 35# kettlebell ($25)

And my pride and joy is set to arrive on Monday, after months of searching Craig's List for even so much as a Model B or Model C.

- New Concept 2 Model D ($890)

I felt this would be a worthwhile investment, as others in my family could get some use out of it too.

So all in all I'm looking at about $1500 (plus shipping and all of that other junk) from start to finish. My equipment is scattered in several different rooms (and on the back porch), so I hardly have anything worth calling a home gym... but it works!

You can start very modestly and do perfectly fine, and work your way up to bigger purchases over time. I have low income and it's worked great for me. Mostly used stuff, except for the GHD, Rings and Concept2
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:04 AM   #30
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

for the stuff you either can't make or you just really want to buy new, I have to recommend ROGUE FITNESS. Great prices and incredible products.

But trying to make everything you can has ben some of the fun for me.
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