I’m looking at building a gym at home as I’ve just moved to a place thats far from commercial gyms. But everywhere I look, it seems like I need a bunch of equipment. Take this list for example - http://www.elitefts.com/documents/kick_ass.htm
Do I really need all this stuff? Whats the difference between Olympic and standard barbells, and do I need to spend more for Olympic or can I save my money here? Do I need a power rack?
Thanks for the advice!
No you dont need that all to get going. A very good star would be a power rack, a solid adjustable bench, and an oly bar and 300lbs of wieght. That and doing chins from your Power rack will build one hell of a physique then add as you can in time
Dont skimp on the Power rack get one that will last forever you wont oyut grow the elitefts is top DOG Nybb and bad
then get a bar and 300lbs total at say Dicks/ sports authority for $99 you can get more plates ltr and buy a higher quality bar as well
pretty much… a nice adjustable bench and you are set, check craigslist and ebay everyday as well you can end up getting some good stuff for dirt
Ive saved HUNDREDS if not over a thousand on stuff I have gotten off ebay in just the past 6 months.
depending on space a set of adjustable dumbells is nice (I have powerblocks), or you can just use adjustable olympic DB handles. If cash is a concern.