I am long-time lurker (I posted a few times under an old login, but very infrequently). I can still remember the first post I read by Phill as he was kindly giving away an old piece of equipment (it seems like we all remember “our first”). I have often wanted to post a response to many of the threads, but don’t have a lot to add to most of them as my training itself is very infrequent. It is my husband who trains and as I like to share in his interests, I started reading this site too.
I am home nursing an ankle injury and thought I would post some pics of the home gym we put together in our former house. I don’t have access to T-cell but saw a recent thread about putting together a home gym and it inspired me to come out of lurking mode.
My husband could care less about what his setup looks like as long as it has the equipment he wants. However, I did care and wanted to give him a really cool place to work out in. It took over three years to finish saving money for all the equipment and fixing the place up. The month after we finished painting the last wall, we got transferred overseas. Sold the house and luckily brought most the equipment with us. The current basement doesn’t look as “pretty” but that’s ok.
What really made this room cool was the ceiling and the floor. We painted the ceiling completely black and then on the floor we used a high gloss epoxy paint. Of course my husband is very happy to have the power rack.
I will probably come out of lurking a bit more often as my husband is encouraging me to start lifting more regularly.
I am going to try post seven pics. Hope they all load.