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jgoodw318
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Anybody have a garage gym?
Tired of paying membership fees and I think having a garage gym setup would be awesome. Any of y’all done this? For those that have, where did you get your gear (barbell, plates, bumper plates, etc.) and how much was it? I’m definitely not an OT baller so I’m working on a small budget. I’m planning on building a pull-up bar and squat rack/power cage to save some costs.


SabiDojo
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Lebert Equalizer XL


LSUfan20005
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Yes, but with temps in the single digits, it's vacant this week.

Craigslist, second hand shops for much of my equipment. I did get a GHD and squat rack delivered from Dick's - great quality and pretty affordable.


jgoodw318
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
You spent that much on glorified parallelettes?


SabiDojo
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
No. I made my own, and good ones are around that much anyways. If you're doing things like levers and chest bar dips, it has to be sturdy. Of course you could just use pvc pipe but I went all out and did mine with plumbing pipes.


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lsu777
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Yea a little one they call #teampain [link=( )]its a beautiful site[/link]

Look focus on a barbell and weight set first. I brag a tad on the first post, but I don't expect others to be able to afford or want what I have. Myself and others on this board like hfp can be a great resource for you.

Start with 12 sheets at a min of osb. Cut a few sheets and make a 12x12 platform. plenty of great exercises you can do from there. From there get a set of gymnastics rings and a pullup bar. After add a quality power cage(minimum 11g steel) and then a quality bench or adjustable bench. after that add adjustable dumbbells and some homemade sand bags and you are pretty much set.

After you get those, ask and we will go ode you in the right direction. Do search for home gym ideas on here.


arktiger28
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
I built a power rack out of 4x4’s. Google Buff Dudes powerrack and there is a video.


jgoodw318
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
That is very impressive. I’m jealous but I dont have the space or funds for that right now. Where did you get your barbell and weights?


jgoodw318
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
I’ve seen that one and a few others I like in my research as far as building power racks. I don’t know if I’ll go with a full power rack or just some stands to save space. Right now I’m leaning towards just making the stands to save the space in the garage.


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Yep. I'm gonna find a picture but everything I have is under 2k total. We have a thread with a few ideas. I'll look.

I got an R3 rack
Rogue Ohio power bar
Safety squat bar
2 beater bars
5' bar
Curl bar
Rogue flat
Hoist adjustable bench
Power block to 70s
Bands
Dip attachment
This post was edited on 12/30 at 10:36 pm


lsu777
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Everything but the rogue items came from Craigslist. Rack is elitefts r3 with upgrades, bench is f/I/90 from elite, weights are ivanko and various other milled plated from CL, hurricane is from aorinex along with lat pulldown. Squat pro by Rogers. Ghd by rogue, air bike and rower by xebex


jgoodw318
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Bossier City
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Why osb? If I have rubber mats does it matter?


jgoodw318
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
I would love to be able to spend the money on some rogue gear but I just don’t have it right now. What are some cheaper options I can start with?


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Titan T3 rack
Used iron plates
Rogue Ohio bar in bare steel
Flat bench
Used power blocks
Tractor supply horse stall mats


SlackMaster
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Baton Rouge
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
I have a gym quality bench, bar, weights, curl bar, curl accessory, and quad accessory if you are interested. Will put on Craigslist soon otherwise.


jgoodw318
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Bossier City
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Know of anywhere I could get used bumpers?
Besides Craigslist of course...
This post was edited on 12/30 at 11:42 pm


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Why bumpers? Check out dudes post above you


jgoodw318
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Send me an email

Jgoodw318@gmail.com


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jgoodw318
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Bossier City
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Overhead oly lifts and metcons. I figured if I got 4 45’s and 2-4 25’s I’d be ok and get iron for everything else.


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lsu777
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re: Anybody have a garage gym?
Rubber mats are not enough unless you are using bumper plates only


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