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TowBROater
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Watson
Member since Apr 2012
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Home gym equipment
I’m ready to start a home gym up. What do you guys think I need. Is this a good setup, should I buy a package or everything separately?

Rep Fitness


StraightCashHomey21
West Virginia Fan
Altus, OK
Member since Jul 2009
103401 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Spend the money and get Rouge
This post was edited on 9/2 at 12:07 pm


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lsu777
LSU Fan
westlake
Member since Jan 2004
11777 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Reps fitness isn't bad but honestly I would go rogue rml or elitefts garage line. The rml from rogue would be best as it allows you to add the accessories one at a time and rogue has a ton. If it wasn't for the accessories or future expansion ability I would say go with the one you linked.

For bar, get a rogue boneyard bar.

Get a flat to 90 bench if in the budget if not the rep fitness bench is fine.

For weights, you could get horse stall mats and use steel and just get used. Weights are what you can go cheap on at first.

This is all assuming you can make it fit you budget. Also buy once cry once and think about future expansion.




TowBROater
LSU Fan
Watson
Member since Apr 2012
524 posts

re: Home gym equipment
The Rogue RML is nice but 1000 for just the power rack might be to much for me. I wanted to spend around 1000 for everything I needed.


TDcline
Navy Fan
American Gardens building 11th flor
Member since Aug 2015
6482 posts

re: Home gym equipment
To each his own. I can understand you wanting to stay within budget but in my experience Rogue is your best bang for your buck.

A good friend of mine owns a CF gym and bought a brand new rogue rack, after a few months there was some paint chipping (mostly from people taping the bars to do pull-ups during the open) the dude called up Rogue and told them about the issue, and they sent him a new rack for free. No questions asked. You can’t beat that.


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
79623 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Lebert equalizer bars


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TowBROater
LSU Fan
Watson
Member since Apr 2012
524 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Yeah I’m starting to change my mind I’ll spend more money if it’s that much better.


Junky
Louisiana Tech Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2005
4913 posts

re: Home gym equipment
I’m deciding to building my rack myself because of expenses with a house. Looking at 2 or 3 2x6s bolted together for the main uprights and cross framing with 1 inch solid steel rods for safety bars. 45deg bracing is more than enough. I know rouge is best but I may start out with a crappy bar and work my way up. I may purchase an adjustable bench as my shoulders need work on the overhead press.

I honestly get excited that I’ve commited funds to it and only need the time to build.


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
79623 posts

re: Home gym equipment
What's that squat rack that folds into your wall or whatever


tke_swamprat
LSU Fan
Houma, LA
Member since Aug 2004
6307 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Check out Wright and GetRX also. They may be a tad cheaper than Rogue.


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Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
17371 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Rogue and Titan fitness have that.


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LA-Monroe Fan
Harahan, LA
Member since Apr 2013
90 posts

re: Home gym equipment
I went with a rack from Titan and have been happy with it. Another thing to think about are all of the accessories that go with the rack. I don’t believe Titan’s attachments fit on the racks from Rogue.


DeafJam73
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
12231 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Power rack, barbell, bench, weights. All you need to start. And a rubber floor mat.


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Rep520
Arizona Fan
Member since Mar 2018
3912 posts

re: Home gym equipment
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Yeah I’m starting to change my mind I’ll spend more money if it’s that much better.


I spent more on the core stuff I know I'm putting wear and tear on and went cheaper on accessories. I bought only used plates and horse stall mats to save there.

I'll go to bat for Rogue too. Their customer service is great and they have high quality. The only quality issue I ever had with them is buying Slingshot Gangsta wraps that tore day 1. Rogue immediately sent me a free new pair and let me keep the torn ones. I've bought kettlebells, bar, etc. through Rogue and those have been rock solid.

I think it's worth it to invest extra in the major stuff and getting high quality there. Having a solid piece that will last forever is a big deal.

Rack and bar should be the core of things and I'd get best quality there. The rest...fit to budget more.


Ragnar Danneskjold
Minnesota Fan
North of you
Member since Dec 2015
79 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Craigslist has used stuff usually as well. If you're patient, you can find a good rack.


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TowBROater
LSU Fan
Watson
Member since Apr 2012
524 posts

re: Home gym equipment
I got everything you said, I got the RML 490c the boneyard bar and bench. Thanks for the suggestions.

What kind of accessories for the RML do you recommend.


lsu777
LSU Fan
westlake
Member since Jan 2004
11777 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Right now? Just dip bars


WITNESS23
LSU Fan
Courtside
Member since Feb 2010
12833 posts

re: Home gym equipment
How important or valuable is a GHD for a home gym?


Rep520
Arizona Fan
Member since Mar 2018
3912 posts

re: Home gym equipment
Depends on goals. I get good hamstring/glute results from RDL's, but it's really hard to replicate a knee flexion hamstring exercise without it.

If ham/glute development for sports and/or from knee flexion instead of hip is a priority, GHD is great. For general fitness, it's a luxury bc you can get the same ham/glute benefit from a plain barbell setup


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lsu777
LSU Fan
westlake
Member since Jan 2004
11777 posts

re: Home gym equipment
I have one and honestly it's a luxury item only.


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