I’ve been attending a gym for a few months, but recently my wife started going to school, which cuts into the budget, and so I’m considering other (read: cheaper) options.
I think the most affordable thing to do now would be to just buy a used bench, bar, and plates but then I’ll need a place to put it, and my tiny apartment is not going to cut it. What might work is setting everything up outside the building where I work. We have a fenced yard and a lot of space that’s not likely to be used anytime soon.
The ground is level enough out here that I won’t need to do any landscaping, and in Arkansas it very rarely gets extremely hot or cold or rains for more that a few hours at a time, so I’m not too concerned about the weather.
The only things I’m really worried about with putting my weights outside are thieves and rust. I suppose I could get a long cable lock to secure my weights to the bench, and cover everything with a tarp, but I’d like some input from you guys about leaving my weights out, what should I watch out for?
As an aside, I suppose I could rig a cart for my weights and just put everything in the building at night… I don’t know yet.
Thanks in advance for any input.