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Old 03-26-2009, 11:34 AM   #21
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Re: Pictures of My Completed Home Gym

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I would definitely make the platform bigger. That's an accident waiting to happen. Nice otherwise! And how wide is the center of the platform? Kudos for avoiding the 4' wide trap.
Ok so I just laid down some full sheets (4'x8') of 3/4" oak as platforms inset into 4'x6' 3/4" rubber horse stall mats. What is the 4' trap you are referring to? Did I screw up?
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:53 PM   #22
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Ok so I just laid down some full sheets (4'x8') of 3/4" oak as platforms inset into 4'x6' 3/4" rubber horse stall mats. What is the 4' trap you are referring to? Did I screw up?
I think he meant that a lot of people have the middle section 4' wide since most plywood comes precut at 4' wide. Thus it is a "trap" in that many people are too lazy or don't have the right tools to cut the wood and get stuck with a center section that is too wide.

It is usable with a 4' center, but there isn't alot of margin for error when you have to bail on a lift before the weight ends up landing on wood instead of rubber.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:47 PM   #23
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Re: Pictures of My Completed Home Gym

Greg: Bingo
Yea, it's a controversial subject apparently, but a meter wide (~3'3") tends to be better since one really doesn't need more width when receiving the weight, (unless you're over 7' tall) and it gives more rubber area for the weights to land on. Look at lifting platforms in other countries and you'll see it's 1 meter wide. I'd be curious how big sheets of plywood are in Europe.

I've also heard it's no big deal if one just does the 2-4-2' arrangement, depending on how hardy the wood is. Lots of people do it that way for ease of construction and to save a few dollars here in America. But I think it's better to cut a little more and spend a little more (around $30-50 probably) to get more rubber to either side of you. And it's an investment that will hopefully serve you for many years of happy snatching and cleaning.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:49 AM   #24
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I think I have everything I want. Let me know what you think is missing.

U'oh... looks like someone left out their abs roller by the C2!
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:53 AM   #25
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Re: Pictures of My Completed Home Gym

Nice set up, I like it where did you get your GHD for $150.00 and how do you like it
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:23 AM   #26
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Whoops. As noted, I forgot to mention the $5 ab roller.

The GHD is a Yukon. I got it from a local shop that ordered it for me, so I didnt have to pay shipping. I like it a lot especially for $150. Not perfect, but pretty good.

I think they have gone up in price recently though to closer to $200.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:58 AM   #27
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I tried uploading a few more, but i keep getting error messages.

My favorite is actually the 400 acre park we back up to that has miles of trails for running.

Budget was as follows:

Squat Rack - 220
Bar + Bumpers shipped - 960
Platform - 150 in materials, made by me
C2 - 500
Punching Bag - 60
GHD - 150
Kettlebells - 150
Dip Belt - 30
Dynamax Balls - 120
Bench - 25
Iron + Crappy Bar - 50
Dumbbells - 50
Rings - 50
Plyo Boxes - 50 in materials, made by my uncle
Weight Vest - 40

So, total - $2,605 (didn't realize it added up to this much).... better not let my wife see this.

No mounted pullup bar as I am renting the house and didn't want to do reinforcements, etc.
Great looking gym brother.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:26 PM   #28
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Re: Pictures of My Completed Home Gym

Dang! That is a heck of a gym dude. I would like to have the rower and the bumpers. My own home gym would be complete with those pieces. Would you mind if put some of your pictures on my website www.twobargarage.com ?
I just started it, but I want it to be about people who workout from home and they kind of equipment they have collected or made.

Again, awesome gym. You could charge membership I think.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:57 PM   #29
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Dude I am so jealous! Where did you get the whole thing? How much were the bumpers?
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:06 PM   #30
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Only thing I can think of adding would be a climbing rope in the yard?
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