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Old 10-10-2002, 04:09 PM   #1
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The three things I've found most useful/painful are:

1. Pull-up bar
2. 20 lb. medicine ball
3. jump rope

And coming up fast are the paralettes I just started working with.

Since I gave up my gym membership last year, I've managed to put together a great collection of Crossfit workouts that don't require heavy iron or an erg. I still try to get to a real gym once in a while and row some 500s and do a couple of clean & jerk workouts.

What do you all find to be the best equipment investments (of time or money)?
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Old 10-10-2002, 08:24 PM   #2
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Without a doubt, shop around and pick up an Olympic Bar, and at least twice your bodyweight in plates. If you are in no hurry, hit the classifieds, and garage sales, it should be well under a hundred bucks. Almost all movements you would do with weights can be duplicated by increasing reps and using bodyweight.
But:
1. Deadlift
2. Snatch
3. Clean and Jerk
are so valuable!

The beauty of them is, you can do them without a spotter, because it is easy to clear the weight. Since I am a solo guy by choice, it works well for me.
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:22 AM   #3
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Re: 3 Things

Also try "Use It Again Sports", if they don't have them they can order a set of bumpers for you. Hopefully you have one nearby where you live.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:38 AM   #4
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Talking 3 Favorite Pieces of Equipment

My top three pieces of equipment I can't live without:

1) 53# kettlebell - I wish I had them when I ws competing in my 20's... whole different game if that was the case.
2) Pull-up bar - used to hate it now it's my best friend...
3) Reebok Step - I do a lot of pistols and I use the step to train various depths and weights... makes a convenient measuring stick for depth and position.

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Old 10-26-2007, 07:56 AM   #5
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Re: 3 Things

If cost is the major factor of my 3 most important items they would be:

1) homemade rings($5)
2) 80# sandbag($7)
3) pullup bar($20)
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:37 AM   #6
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Re: 3 Things

Wow. 2002. This may be a record for thread necromancy.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:59 AM   #7
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Re: 3 Things

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If cost is the major factor of my 3 most important items they would be:

1) homemade rings($5)
2) 80# sandbag($7)
3) pullup bar($20)

How are those PVC ring working out. Also did you ever clean all the sand out of the oven? haha
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:04 AM   #8
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Re: 3 Things

Oh Also

1)Elite Rings
2)20 Lb Medicine Ball
3)Pukie the Clown
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How are those PVC ring working out. Also did you ever clean all the sand out of the oven? haha
Oh man, the wife was so mad about the sand. I was actually going to re-heat & rebend the PVC today to try & fit with the T-connector. If I cannot get it to work I am going to go with the open top and set them up for high work to avoid scraping my forearms raw and use the wooden ones for low work. Either way, I plan on having 2 sets(low/high) so that I do not have to re-adjust for push/pull circuits.
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