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TnMountaineer
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Nashville, Tennessee
Member since Aug 2018
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Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
So far I’ve gotten the following:

Wall ball
Bench w/ dumbbells 15 lbs to 70 lbs
Battle rope
Air Dyne bike
Olympic bar w/ 45 lb and 25 lb plates
Plyo box
Barbell landmine attachment with tbar for rows
35 lb kettlebell


Anything else y’all recommend? I’m just looking to maintain during this no gym period. Neighbor has a rig for pull-ups, etc.


StringedInstruments
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
I’ve got a power rack, a bar, 350 lbs of Titan plates, and a bench.

I also have a landline attachment but rarely use it.

The power rack has a pull up bar on it.

It’s perfect and cost me all together about $1000.


GeorgeTheGreek
Michigan State Fan
Sparta, Greece
Member since Mar 2008
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
Getting a Rogue rack/cage, Rogue barbell and Rogue bench this week.

Already have plates (6 45s, 2 35s, 4 25s, 4 10s, 4 5s, 4 2.5s), Rogue loadable dumbells, bands, plyo boxes and TRX.

Eventually I’ll add in a hex bar, battle rope and some bumper plates. Maybe even a sanddune stepper if I’m feeling fancy.

Trying to decide which rack I want is tricky.
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Walt OReilly
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
I’m doing strictly cardio


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Jim Rockford
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
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I’ve got a power rack, a bar, 350 lbs of Titan plates, and a bench.



This plus a rowing machine, a pullup bar and dip rings.


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burgeman
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Member since Jun 2008
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
Coop at garage gym reviews had a good video today about building a home gym right now. Budget home gym ($500)


jsk020
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
Can anyone explain what is different in XMARK bundles on amazon?

They have like multiple different ones, Voodoo, Lumberjack, Diamond, etc.

All have like 255lb sets but totally not understanding why they have so many different ones other than cosmetic purposes



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LSUAlum2001
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
Squat Rack/Pullup rig
45, 35, 20, 15 & 5 lb barbells
415 lbs of plates
Incline to flat bench (heavy duty)
Bench (light duty)
50 and 30 lb hex DBs (some other cheap adjustables)
50, 35 and 30 lb KBs
Plyo box 30/24/20
GHD
20lb Wallball
Rings
Concept2 Rower
Assault Bike
Elliptical
Gymnastic Mat
Industrial Floor Fan
3 3/4" horse stall mats
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LSUAlum2001
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
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Trying to decide which rack I want is tricky.


I have this one..

LINK
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lsu777
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
I have posted my picture of mine plenty of times. It's taken apart right know though do to moving.

So after the bench/bar/weights/rack the next most important things are as follows in order for to the number of exercises b and variety they open.

1) rings
2) weighted vest
3) dip bars
4) sled
5) suspension trainer
6) climbing rope
7) bands
8) adjustable dumbbells
9) landmine
10) trap bar
11) ssb bar- get Titan or elitefts or crepnsek
12) rod and pipe safety pivot from black widow training gear

Rings open a shite ton of exercises. Combined with a weighted vest, you can do the whole workout just with those two. Those two double the variety you have. Dip bars are a staple for dips and ab exercises

The sled, combined with a suspension trainer and climbing rope opens animist as much as the rings do. Heavy rows when the rope to chest flies when the straps to curls to simulated rope climbs to overhead tricep extensions and everything in between.

Bands essentially replace cable machines or simulate them.

Adjustable dbs... Get the rogue Ohio db15, iron master or powerblocks. I prefer powerblocks.

Landmine allows tons of exercises.

Trap bar and ssb are most versatile speciality bars

Rod and pipe pivot opens tons of leverage exercises that stimulate machines.



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Azazello
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
I'm in the same boat trying to figure out a rack. Do I go Rogue, REP, or Titan?

Decisions...


burgeman
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Member since Jun 2008
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
How are the attachment options with the rep rack? My only concern is the 2.5 x 2.5 stands.


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lsu777
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
Rogue is going to be the best out of those three, rep second, Titan a very distant third.

Considerations for a rack,

Unless going with sorinex or rogue monster, stick to 3*3 with 5/8" hard ware or 2*3 w/5/8" hardware. This is going to give you the most versatility when it comes to attachments.

Can't go wrong with rogue or rep or elitefts or sorinex. Rogue is going to have the best customer service.

I personally have had no issues with Titan but many have gotten equipment with bad welds and had to have it replaced.


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Salmon
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
I just have a few DBs ranging anywhere from 8# to 35#

really wish I had a heavy KB right now, but we have been making due with the DBs, jump rope and pull up bar

I used my truck tailgate as my box the other day for box jumps



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Backinthe615
Member since Nov 2011
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
Treadmill, bikes, sauna.



10lb medicine ball, push up bars.



And a bunch of weights for straight bar & dumbells. I still miss the routine and social part of going to the gym, but I use this stuff all the time anyway. And this funky weather is starting to turn.

For cross training, my disc golf course (laugh it up ) is also a cross-country track with lots of hills & terraces and I run/play it. Been so much rain the ground is super soft and it’s usually wide open.





StraightCashHomey21
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Altus, OK
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
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I'm in the same boat trying to figure out a rack. Do I go Rogue, REP, or Titan?

Decisions...



Buy once cry once

Go Rogue

trying to sell my Titan right now before I move


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adam2000
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
As long as you dont kill ya self.


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SaintTiger80
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Member since Feb 2020
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
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Do I go Rogue, REP, or Titan?



Rogue will be the easiest to resell if you ever move or want to change your setup. It will also have the highest resale value. People will spend 80-90% of full price just because they want Rogue.

If you are going to have this rack 5+ years then It doesn’t matter. Just go with the one that you like the most. You can’t go wrong with Rep or Rogue. Titan is good if you want to save money, but I only use them for items like deadlift jacks, barbell holders, etc.


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SaintTiger80
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re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
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Anything else y’all recommend?


Maybe a jump rope. Cheap and good for calves/cardio.


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GeorgeTheGreek
Michigan State Fan
Sparta, Greece
Member since Mar 2008
56904 posts

re: Building a home gym during this mess - what do you have?
As I’m pondering which setup to go with, Rogue keeps going on backorder.

Looks like it may be a while before I’m set to go.


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