I am looking to build a home gym in the next year or so, and would appreciate any advice you guys have in that area. My lifting is primarily focused on compound barbell lifts, might get into crossfit or strongman down the road. Generally, I just focus on being strong and healthy.
Another fact to consider is that thanks to my job, I will be moving every 2-3 years, and can’t know for sure what size home I will have to work with, so I would like to build something that is not too too crazy to move, and that I could still fit into the house if for some reason I did not have a garage.
I am debating between getting squat stands or a power rack. Ideally, I would have a power rack. They seem more versatile to me, plus they would give me a place to do pullups. But, I don’t know how easy they would be to move, or if they would fit inside a house if push came to shove. Squat racks seems vastly more movable, but less versatile and no pullups.
Here’s two options I am looking at there.
Thinking about picking up a rogue power bar or rogue ohio bar for my lifts. I would like to do some olympic lifting, and my fiancee is a big time crossfitter, so perhaps the power bar isn’t my best bet there.
Any advice on dumbbells, bands, pulley systems, or just general tips or additions that you found made your home gym a better system would be greatly appreciated.