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Xmas Home Gym Ideas


#1

This is my home gym that I share space with the kids video games and the holiday decorations in the basement. Christmas is coming, what else do I need that the kids can get for me?

I keep hoping the wife will hang some clothes on the chin tower so I can skip that part of the workout :slightly_smiling: I started out with 2 at 38 but Jillybop inspired me with one of her posts and I am up to 10 now at 40. Seems like slow progress...


#2

photo...


#3

Damn nice! You are lucky


#4

I'm up to 7, you'd better keep going! :wink:

Nice set-up. I'd like to start acquiring a few pieces at home, too. How old are your kids? Do they train with you at all? It's kind of hard to tell just what you have there. Is that a type of rack you can squat and bench with? (sorry if that's a stupid question)

Have you seen BiggJames' thread with all the pics of his home gym? It's sweeeeeet :slight_smile:


#5

Not as nice a BiggJames' set up but here is the rack, Hopefully thi pic will come through. I had to have one that had something to catch the bar if I dropped it. No spotter in the family.

I just watched Sam's club and Dunham's for the clearance stuff every spring.

The 3 yo and 8 yo girls try to work out with me. I tried chasing them out but they have to do it. The 8yo can do chins now but the others are not that motivated.


#6

How about some dumb bells to go on that rack? Looks pretty empty to me.
I wish I had a picture of my freinds set up to give you some ideas. It's a mini World's gym in his basement.


#7

Depending on your budget, you may consider some gymnastic training equipment, maybe something like a pair of parallettes or a pommel dome. Great bodyweight work and the kids can have fun on them too. Hanging a set of rings from the ceiling would allow you to take out the Chin/dip bar. Just a few ideas,


#8

great idea on the rings.

Two of my kids are into gymnastics so I'll check into that as well.

Thanks,


#9


#10

How about the IRINMIND sandbag kit. (I did the dufflebag/3-3 mil. trashbag(s) thing with great success but this is easier and more colorful.

www6.mailordercentral.com/ironmind/prodinfo.asp?number=1390


#11

Worker,

Check american-gymnast.com. They sell them in a couple of versions. The PVC version is pretty easy to figure out on your own. I built mine for about $10 worth of supplies from Home Depot.
Hope this helps.


#12

I just use adjustable dumbells. I have plenty of plates so the cost vs benefit isn't that good. I've been hoping to find a good set at a garage sale but no luck yet.

I finally figured out how to do the resizing of my photos so here is a better pic of my rack and the "box" for my box squats.


#13

NICE BOX...LOL...I think my grandparents had the same one...

Love your home gym btw...