I had put my gym membership on freeze, as I was tired of going to my gym for the past 10 years with no A/C, dirty, rusty weights, having to look for matching dumbbells and plates, etc.
But, after four months of bodyweight and kbell exercises, I just wasn’t getting what I wanted, and I really missed the free weights.
This weekend I decided it was time to put together a good home gym so I could say “goodbye” to the dungeon or commercial fitness center for good.
I now have a wonderful new power rack, a complete 300lb weight set and a bench to go with my Swiss balls, medicine balls, an EZ curl bar, push-up bars, chinning bar, jump rope, some dumbbells, an additional 100+ pounds in free weights and my dragging sled.
So, it’s back to nothing but the basics for me. I’ve already begun, and it’s freakin’ awesome. Oh, how I missed the free weights. It’s unbelievable how much strength I’ve lost in four month’s time, but I will get it back quickly and then some.
Ian’s new article was great because I’m pretty much restricted to doing just the basics and nothing fancy. So here come the squats, deadlifts, benches, overhead presses, rows, chins, shrugs and some other solid exercises.
I just hope none of this falls through my apartment floor and comes crashing down on the people below me. LOL!