I am putting together ideas for my home gym. I’ve read many topics here about this but the topics for Europe are a bit older.
Things I need:
And I’ll make a deadlift platform somehow. This will set me up pretty good for most movements I usually perform
For weights, I can’t find used olympic weights, they’re all for smaller diameter barbells. I’ll keep looking but say I get them new it’s about 600 euros (delivery included) for 500 lbs (227kg) of weight. These are iron plates but bumpers wouldnt be that useful for me anyway.
For barbell, I’m sold on the Ohio power bar from Rogue, 450 euros delivered. I could also make an axle with plumbing pipe…
Now, the rack and the adjustable bench is where I need help. I’ve seen people recommending to go as cheap as possible and just chance it. And Rogue is just to expensive.
I am coming back from an “aggravated disc”, and the most I’ve squatted was 180kg, so as long as the rack can hold 220kg or something I’m good for a very long time. I think a power rack is necessary as my girlfriend works out with me, so with two barbells we can workout at the same time. Also great for pull ups. I’ve seen cheap ones starting from 350-400 euros but I know if you drop a bar with 100 kg on it it would dent the safeties (used it before).
Similarly for the bench, I’ve seen cheap ones wobbly as hell and it’s terrible. Any body got a good brand in mind shipping in Europe?
For dumbbells, I can see myself using a power block but still not sure. I was thinking about adjustable ones where you used olympic plates.
Any recommendations or experience please feel free to share.