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Old 05-31-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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What to get next for my garage gym

I am trying to improve my garage gym. I dont have much room, just a one care garage. I trained mostly by myself; however sometime one or two of my co-worker would come over for the challenge. Listed below is what I have so far:

Bumper weights: 10, 15, 25, 35, 45
Kettle bells: 16 kg and 24 kg
rings
Paralette
Military duffle bags with different weights
20 lbs basket ball
squat cage (getting it in june)

I am thinking of a GHD next. what do you guys thinks?
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: What to get next for my garage gym

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I am trying to improve my garage gym. I dont have much room, just a one care garage. I trained mostly by myself; however sometime one or two of my co-worker would come over for the challenge. Listed below is what I have so far:

Bumper weights: 10, 15, 25, 35, 45
Kettle bells: 16 kg and 24 kg
rings
Paralette
Military duffle bags with different weights
20 lbs basket ball
squat cage (getting it in june)

I am thinking of a GHD next. what do you guys thinks?
Pull up bar
dumbells
Plyobox (can build yourself)
Platform (can build yourself)

Get a rack and save yourself some room.

Have fun
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:18 PM   #3
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Re: What to get next for my garage gym

Concept2
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:11 PM   #4
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Re: What to get next for my garage gym

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Pull up bar
dumbells
Plyobox (can build yourself)
Platform (can build yourself)

Get a rack and save yourself some room.

Have fun
I agree, get the cheap stuff out of the way first. You'll be able to do more WOD's and over that time save up for the more expensive stuff later.

I built my own gym too so if you have an questions on suppliers, I may be able to help you out. I GHD is a great tool also, keeps you from doing back extensions in obscure places (i've probably tried everything)...

I'm thinking of getting a cage too, but it would take up way to much room and the stands come in handy for their mobility and bench press and lifts that start from the rack position (using a clean for every round of overhead stuff gets old after a while).

Questions for you:
Do you have a pretty open budget?
What kind of space are we dealing with?
Do you have an Olympic bar yet, it wasn't mentioned above?
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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Re: What to get next for my garage gym

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I am trying to improve my garage gym. I dont have much room, just a one care garage. I trained mostly by myself; however sometime one or two of my co-worker would come over for the challenge. Listed below is what I have so far:

Bumper weights: 10, 15, 25, 35, 45
Kettle bells: 16 kg and 24 kg
rings
Paralette
Military duffle bags with different weights
20 lbs basket ball
squat cage (getting it in june)

I am thinking of a GHD next. what do you guys thinks?
Pretty nice setup you have already. The bumpers, rings and cage are great to have out of the way.

I'd say go with a GHD (Yukon sells for cheap), or a Concept2, used or new. You can forgo the pull-up bar since you've got rings, but having an actual stationary bar would be nice too.

20# medicine ball = homemade
Platform = homemade
Plyo box = homemade

Maybe a jump rope?
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:06 PM   #6
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I am trying to improve my garage gym. I dont have much room, just a one care garage. I trained mostly by myself; however sometime one or two of my co-worker would come over for the challenge. Listed below is what I have so far:

Bumper weights: 10, 15, 25, 35, 45
Kettle bells: 16 kg and 24 kg
rings
Paralette
Military duffle bags with different weights
20 lbs basket ball
squat cage (getting it in june)

I am thinking of a GHD next. what do you guys thinks?
Sorry.. I do have a jump box, 24" I weld one together at work and forgot to bring it home. I also have a jump rope. The Squat cage will have a pull up bar.
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:11 PM   #7
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I agree, get the cheap stuff out of the way first. You'll be able to do more WOD's and over that time save up for the more expensive stuff later.

I built my own gym too so if you have an questions on suppliers, I may be able to help you out. I GHD is a great tool also, keeps you from doing back extensions in obscure places (i've probably tried everything)...

I'm thinking of getting a cage too, but it would take up way to much room and the stands come in handy for their mobility and bench press and lifts that start from the rack position (using a clean for every round of overhead stuff gets old after a while).

Questions for you:
Do you have a pretty open budget?
What kind of space are we dealing with?
Do you have an Olympic bar yet, it wasn't mentioned above?
Yes I do have a Olympic bar, The only reason why I getting the cage is because SAMs Club is selling it cheap online for about $180.

I have been doing the same thing..using the clean to get the bar over my head and Im having a hard time maxing on my back squat.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:50 AM   #8
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Re: What to get next for my garage gym

[quote=Somsack Phanthavong;322451]Yes I do have a Olympic bar, The only reason why I getting the cage is because SAMs Club is selling it cheap online for about $180.
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Just my opinion but I would go with squat stands over a cage, safer if you know how to bail correctly and more versatile. The only two possible draw backs for squat stands are 1) no pull up bar 2) can't use bands if you do that sort of thing.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:15 AM   #9
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I'd also recommend the GHD or Concept 2. I had pretty much the same setup as you and was lucky enough to add both within a week of each other. Can't say which one I'd choose over the other, as I love both pieces of equipment.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:18 AM   #10
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I also went for the squat rack over a power cage. I was concerned over being able to bail-out safely. Also the squat rack takes up less space and is much more maneuverable. I went with pull up bar mounted to the ceiling to save on floor space.
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