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Thinking of a Home Gym

I’m thinking of putting a home gym in my garage. Here are the things I hope I can put in there.

http://www.ironcompany.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2573

http://www.ironcompany.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3212

http://www.ironcompany.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1918

I wish I could get the vulcan racks from ironmind but unfortunately they’re out of my price range. I want to buy a platform but I think I might just end up building my own.

do you need bumper plates?

if not, this is a good value:
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=120&pid=576

[quote]Rugby_Owns wrote:
do you need bumper plates?
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Yes!

http://store.wfwclub.com/ulbuse.html

or

http://store.wfwclub.com/crweset.html

plus

http://www.amazon.com/APEX-AX-PWR7-Apex-Cage-System/dp/B000CSJZWY/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1199284126&sr=1-8

[quote]fartmonkey64 wrote:
I wish I could get the vulcan racks from ironmind but unfortunately they’re out of my price range. I want to buy a platform but I think I might just end up building my own.

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???
The vulcan racks are out of your price range, but the squat rack you list here costs more. I’m confused.
http://www.ironcompany.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2573

[quote]malonetd wrote:
fartmonkey64 wrote:
I wish I could get the vulcan racks from ironmind but unfortunately they’re out of my price range. I want to buy a platform but I think I might just end up building my own.

???
The vulcan racks are out of your price range, but the squat rack you list here costs more. I’m confused.
http://www.ironcompany.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2573

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it comes with spotting pins so I won’t need to buy the pillars of strength

Would this be better than the lamar squat rack?

http://www.tuffstuffitness.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=37

I got the pendlay bar (awesome bar and I got I great deal), some bumpers, some plates, a cheapo stand and a bench. Along with that stuff I went to the hardware store and got some 2.5" rope, made some fat handle DBs, made some boxes for highpulls/squats/plyos/etc and set up a pullup bar. The setup was cheap where I could get away with but good enough even in its simplicity that I feel no regret for dumping my gym membership.

Barbells, dumbells (pole)

Weight plates

Bench

Chin/Dip Stand (optional weight belt)

Thats how mine will look once its finished. Simple enough I guess.