A run down of what is in my home gym, why it is, and how these things might come into play when planning your home gym. Key elements include discussion on squat racks, adjustable bench pro cons, barbells, and accessory options.
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Why you should be doing more pull ups 1 & 2:
Found this package USED! Do your research, look online for used gear: http://www.elitefts.com/eliteftstm-2x2-r2-combo-power-rack.html
Not the highest level Base of Operations, but they get the job done well on a budget and are built to last. (Plus later accessories can be added.)
Elite FTS Rack, $679 w/ J-hooks & Safeties: http://www.elitefts.com/eliteftstmold-school-3x3-power-rack-no-weight-storage.html
Elite FTS Rack, $799, w/ J-hooks, Safeties, & 1" hole spacing for bench: http://www.elitefts.com/2x2-rack.html
Rogue Rack w/ Safety, Flat Bench, & Ohio Power Bar, $1,079:
My New Bar:
Ez Curl Bar, #30 freaking bucks on Amazon w/ Prime:
TRX Knock off, Amazon with high ratings, $50:
And of course saving up for the dream of sexy calibrated plates.
Buy your weights used!!!
Deadlift Platform Carpet Padding of Supreme Excellence:
Drop two layers of it, plus 2 sheets of 8' ply, top it with a standing platform (hardwood, hardwood + carpet (mine), or all rubber horse stall mats).
My next potential purchases:
Can't wait to get my hands on a 300kg set of these: