Home Gym Log

Discussion in 'Home Exercise Equipment' started by colby2152, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    I want to have a home gym because it will be more economical in the long run, it saves time, and I can lift any time as long as I am home.

    I'll start off cheap, so I am looking at Olympic DB handles...

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    http://www.ironcompany.com/index.a....dID=513
     
  2. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    It looks like I will be ordering those handles next week!

    Also, I found a local selling an Olympic barbell and two 45 lb plates for a total of 30 dollars!

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  3. bgates1654

    bgates1654 New Member

    Sweet deal! I would have snapped that up too.
     
  4. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

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    (bgates1654 @ Sep. 20 2007,15:02)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Sweet deal! I would have snapped that up too.</div>
    Even better yet is a recent deal I found. I haven't confirmed the price yet, but I believe it is 300 lbs of Olympic weights for $75.
     
  5. bgates1654

    bgates1654 New Member

    If you find a pair of 45lb bumper plates for less than 100$ I am gonna be pissed [​IMG]
     
  6. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    <div>
    (bgates1654 @ Sep. 21 2007,13:27)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">If you find a pair of 45lb bumper plates for less than 100$ I am gonna be pissed [​IMG]</div>
    That would be awesome, but it is hard enough trying to find Olympic iron.

    ANYONE KNOW A WEBSITE THAT SELLS DISCOUNT OLYMPIC PLATES? I'll most likely have to resort to somewhere local due to shipping costs, but I want to see what's out there.
     
  7. bgates1654

    bgates1654 New Member

    http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/cgi-bin....t=14217

    Ruthenian gave me a link to Wichita Falls Weightlifting. They had the least expensive bumper plates I found. Shipping is included.

    I couldnt find any stores that sold bumper plates in my area.

    Edit: Lol, I cant read [​IMG]
     
  8. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Yeah, I am looking for iron plates as I cannot afford bumpers right now.
     
  9. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    It turns out that the guy who was selling the Olympic barbell and plates set flaked out on me.

    BOOOOO... [​IMG]
     
  10. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    The Olympic DB Handles came in the mail yesterday. How should I clean them?
     
  11. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    BUMP TO LAST QUESTION...

    Today at Dunham's, I spotted a 300 lb Olympic weight set that includes a barbell for only $118. Offer ends Friday... looks like I found my deal!
     
  12. scientific muscle

    scientific muscle New Member

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    (colby2152 @ Oct. 12 2007,07:53)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">The Olympic DB Handles came in the mail yesterday.  How should I clean them?</div>
    Clean them with a damp rag. That's how you get the excess oil/dirt off.

    Also don't forget to oil your olympic bar pins occasionally.

    Home gyms rule!!! My home gym has all free-weights and it is better stuff for hard-core lifting than many commercial gyms.
     
  13. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    I wipe things down with silicone spray. Make the weights slide on easy too, keeps down rust.
     
  14. TunnelRat

    TunnelRat Active Member

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    (colby2152 @ Oct. 16 2007,19:54)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Today at Dunham's, I spotted a 300 lb Olympic weight set that includes a barbell for only $118.</div>
    Excellent! Snap that up!
     
  15. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Excellent! Snap that up! </div>

    I DID! I'll post pictures soon...
     
  16. RUSS

    RUSS Member

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    (colby2152 @ Oct. 17 2007,20:45)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE"> <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Excellent! Snap that up! </div>

    I DID!  I'll post pictures soon...</div>
    Cool! [​IMG]
     
  17. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    I believe I owed this log a picture of what I have accrued...

    Besides that, I would like to get an adjustable flat bench (no rack) some time soon. I need a weight limit of at least 600 lbs. Can anyone help me out in this tedious search?

    Right now, I am pushing my 5RM and I have 450 (myself plus bar) lbs of load on an old metal bench. I do not feel too safe with it.
     
  18. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

  19. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Here is where I did my Floor Presses:
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    Adjustable Dumbbell Madness!
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    Old Rickety Bench:
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  20. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Here is the latest Squat Rack / Bench I am looking at. Max load is 600 lbs which gives me a 370 lb bench at my current weight. The idea is to find something suitable for life, or at least the next ten years. I do think I will be benching over 300 and possibly hitting 350 some time, but beyond that seems impossible. It's a very good buy, the bench is adjustable, and I can squat on it... all for $200.00!

    Dick's Sporting Goods link

    What do you guys think? [​IMG]
     

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