A new work schedule has me travelling a lot. I'm thinking that rather than paying for a gym membership when I'm at home, I might want to buy some home equipment. Most articles I've read say that a bench and a rack are the most important elements, but I'm thinking of skipping them and buying some bumper plates instead.
My workouts are pretty simple. I do a lot of chins, deadlift variations, olympic lifts, overhead pressing, and the Bear. I'm not that strong, so I wouldn't need more than 300 pounds or so total.
I'm thinking that with a barbell and some bumper plates, some jump stretch bands, and the chinup bar and dumbbells I already have, I should be good to go. Thoughts?