I’m in the process of building up my home gym…
What I have:
Every Iron Woody Band
2 compex EMS units
2 Bowflex 1090 DB’s that go to 90lbs each
A barbell/kettlebell converter for said dumbbells.
Pretty good Adjustable bench
Basebar Pro pull-up bar
Baseblocks trainer dip bar
MaxiClimber XL 2000
- I also stand to inherit a vectra 3500 if I want it, very similar to a bowflex. Dr Gene James- Vectra 3500 Demo video - YouTube
What I want?:
A power rack, a barbell, floor mats, plates (500ish lbs?), sand bags. The plan is to have a boarderline “real gym” in my basement and perhaps eventually just workout down there.
What I’m working with space and $ wise:
Ceilings, 86 inches. Floor east to west/North to South 16x 16 feet. Goes a touch larger but then you’re cutting into washer/dryer etc.
$ wise I have a wedding coming up, so for the rack itself I’m thinking 500 max? Hiking ideally to find one with a pull-up/Chin-up bar attachment and I’ll sell my current pull-up bar. I’d also cut my dip bar as the vectra has one too. I’m reading reviews on the T-2 power series rack, maybe that’s decent?
Floor mats that can withstand weight dripping would be helpful too. Especially since my better 1/2 wants to redo the floors and basement in 2 years
Any help/suggestions appreciated!