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Old 09-20-2007, 05:37 AM   #1
Jeff Mouland
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Cost for Home Gym?

I'm wondering what the price tag on creating a home gym for Crossfit in your basement or Garage has been for people who have done it. I have read the journal I am just looking for first hand experience from someone who has all the gear they need and how much it cost. A list of your gear and total price would be awesome. Thanks in advance

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Old 09-20-2007, 06:28 AM   #2
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

If I were to put it together right now -

Squat stands - new 130 bucks - Shipping included, TDS
Rings - 80 bucks with shipping - Tyler's ringtraining.com
Olympic barbell set - craigslist - 30-80 bucks for 300 lbs
Med ball - basketball with sand taped up - 8 bucks
or Walmart 10 lbs for 15 bucks - can be easily slammed. Withstands abuse surprisingly well. A bit smaller size then basketball.
Parallettes - 5-10 bucks. PVC home depot/lowes/Ace hardware
Jump rope - 3-20 bucks.
Sandbag - 10-20 bucks.
Abmat - 20 bucks
Plyo boxes - 30 bucks for a sheet of 4x8x3/4 birch plywood - enough to make 2x24 inch boxes or 1x30 and 1x16 or so.
Dumbbells - used from Craigslist. Just recently got myself a set of DB's (2x30, 2x40,2x45, 2x50, 2x55, 2x60 and 2x65 plus rack) - for 125 bucks. That's about 5 cents/lbs.

That would take it a long way.

Next step:
Bumpers - 200-250 bucks for 150-200 lbs of plates
Barbell - 230 bucks - Pendlay training bar. Or 100-110 bucks - Jon Gilson's olympic power bar (I like it a lot, for the price it's awesome)
C2 rower - 300-900 bucks (used Model C - new model D)
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:15 AM   #3
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Jeff;
Check with Jon at: againfaster.com. He's priced out a start up package a few times.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:18 AM   #4
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Yeah I noticed AgainFaster but heard they don't ship to Canada

I would prefer to start buying the equipment I need right away as apposed to getting metal plates then bumper plates. Just want to go right to Bumper. So subbing in that for the stuff above looks like I should get it done for 1500 which isn't to bad
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:24 AM   #5
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

C2 - $500
Pull-up bar - homemade ~ $40
Med Ball - homemade ~ $4
Sandbag - $8 for the sand
Plyo Box x 2 - homemade $48
Bumpers - $550
Bar - $100
Rings - $75
1 pood KB - $62
jumprope - $3
Feeling like you got run over by a Mack-Truck - priceless

I'd go with squat stands, a platform, some Dmax balls and a climbing rope next.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:30 AM   #6
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

I would say that Leonid's prices are for really really good deals.

- I'm actually looking for a squat rack, or stands or a power cage right now and haven't decide which product to go with. FWIW, the cheapest price I can find on a TDS squat rack is $150 shipped. I've found Ebay squat stands for $140 shipped and some flavor of a basic power cage for $275 shipped. There's several other more expensive choices, thats just the cheapest rack/stands/cage I've found.
- The rings can be had for 80 or a little less (i've got 2 sets of the Elite rings and 1 set of the power max rings)
- Mens and Womens York needle-bearing bars = 430 shipped
- 290lbs of bumpers = 480 shipped
- Lifting Platform
plywood, screws, stain, poly = 200
2x8 rubber mats & shipping = 110 (2 stall mats can be had for ~90 bucks)
- Plyo box - plywood, glue, screws, contact cement, rubber mat = 60 bucks
- Parallettes - pvc, fittings, primer, cement = 16 bucks
- jump rope - 8 bucks
- abmat - discounted price of 25 (vs 30) plus shipping 8 = 33
- dumbbbells (pair of each from 5lbs to 40lbs with stands) craigslist - 150
- rower - new model d/pm3 - 900 shipped
- pullup bars - pipe, fittings, paint = 20-30 bucks
- homemade rope climb = rope, fittings, etc = 50 bucks
- pallet bands (pullup assistance for wife) = 20 bucks shipped
- yukon ghd = 200 shipped

i'm sure theres other things that i have, but cant think of them right now. a lot of the little misc. costs for projects will depend on how much stuff you have on hand. for example the plyo box, sure the plywood will only cost 25-30 bucks a sheet, but if you dont have glue thats $4-8, a box of screws is $3-8, primer is $3+/can if you prime it, paint is $3+/can if you paint it, polyurethane is $6+/can if you poly it, a rubber mat can set you back $15 if you dont have one, or a stall mat is $42 if you used one of those, the contact cement is $6+/can if you dont have it, etc, etc.

another huge variable is what you can find on craigslist/ebay/elsewhere. here in one of the retirement capitals of the world, theres a few bowflexs posted each day on craigslist, but there hasn't been a squat rack posted in the past 2 months. now if i look at bigger cities like miami or tampa there are alot more deals to be had if you're up for the drive. some people have scored model D rowers for $300 off craigslist and they would have sold for $700 on ebay. deals can be had; you've just gotta look for them. as well as have patience. i'm lacking in that patience thing. i want things and i want them now, so i've paid a premium for some of my stuff.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:58 AM   #7
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Here's some stuff that doesn't need any bargaining:
All links are WFS but not Wallet safe

http://store.wfwclub.com/economymensbar.html Great bar

http://www.vsathletics.com/product.p...fb65850edf728a
Good shoes

http://www.3dsxtreme.com/power_racks.asp
Power rack for $259 delivered

Or:
http://www.3dsxtreme.com/Squatracks.asp
Squat stands $129 delivered

Rings DIY:
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=12604 - dirt cheap.

http://therubberman.com/WeightPlates.asp
Call to ask Alf for CrossFit discount if they still have it. We bought our bumpers for a buck per pound. With shipping - ended being 1.2 bucks/lbs.

Dumbbells - adjustable - cheap. More use for the Oly set plates!


Mike - hope that helps to pick a squat stand/power cage. Sumo cage is a decent option for only 209 bucks delivered if you already got a pullup bar.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:59 AM   #8
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

My personal approach to such things is to start with what's most important, not with what's cheapest. To that end, my first purchases if I was really trying to work out at home would be an Olympic bar, bumpers (at least a pair + regular plates, or all bumpers if you're classy), either a squat rack or squat stands, a pullup bar if it's not on the rack, one or two dumbbells (for swings), and probably a flat bench (for: benching, box jumps, GHD situps, back extensions, box squats, etc.).

After that, rings, which you can build, some sort of belt for weighted chins, and go upwards from there.

Certainly make what what you can if you don't have to buy it, it's always cheaper.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:05 AM   #9
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Even better deal on a bar:
http://store.wfwclub.com/crossfitbar.html
[link w/f/s]



TheRubberMan (Alf) still does the CF Discount too; theres where I got my bumpers & rubber mats from last week. Bill at RogueFitness also gives the same discount; he's extremely helpful and I would have placed my order with him, but I was able to save a few bucks on shipping as I got the mats & bumpers both from Alf at the same time.

Nice Links for the power rack/cage! Now if I could just make-up on my mind on what I want to get
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:15 AM   #10
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

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I would prefer to start buying the equipment I need right away as apposed to getting metal plates then bumper plates. Just want to go right to Bumper.
If you do anything with more than 405 pounds, you'll need iron plates as well. The 45 pound bumpers are pretty fat and will only fit about 4 per side. Unless you go with competition bumpers and those aren't cheap $$$$$$.
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