Let's See Your Garage Gym
I thought it might be kind of cool to have a thread for people to post pictures of their garage gym setup. Maybe we could get some good ideas from seeing other people's setups.
Squat rack: $80 on Craigslist (bought from Crossfit Bartlett)
Barbell and 200 lbs weight set: Bought at Sears forever ago for like $150 (it's a piece of shit bar)
Flat bench: $20 on Craigslist
Horse stall mats: $40 x2 at Tractor Supply Co.
Kettlebells: X-mas present from wife, not sure how much they were
Dumbells and a couple plates: "borrowed" from in-laws
Pull-up bar: Stud bar pull-up bar, about $120 from their website (that thing is fucking awesome)
35 lbs Bumper Plates: donated by Bronan the Barbarian
Rings: $60 online somewhere, can't remember where
Neck harness: Elite FTS, about $25
Ab-wheel: $10 on Amazon
Weight tree: $20 on Craigslist
Lets see if these attached correctly.
If they did, then my setup is:
Powerrack ($150 on Craigslist)
Platform ($85 w/ lumber and horse stall mats)
300lbs weight set (free)
Additional bar and 4 -45lbs plates ($90)
Miscellaneous 2.5lbs & 5lbs plates ($10)
Bumpers -230lbs ($300 shipped, one of the only new items I've got)
1.25lbs plates ($15 on Ebay)
Fat Gripz ($35)
4" powerlifting belt ($40 off Ebay)
Bench -homemade ($20 in wood, screws, and cloth)
Weight tree ($30 at a sporting goods store)
These pictures are a year old or more. Things are slightly different but I don't have any new pictures. And things are about to be a whole lot different. I'll get pictures then.
For some reason only half the pictures attached. Here are the rest.
That bookshelf adds a badass eccentricity, and reminds me of the character 'skips' from 'regular show'.
The wall next to my squat rack now has an orange stain down it where i puked out through my nose whilst squatting last sunday. Picture not attatched.
I thought you guys might like to see mine since it's not only a home-gym, it's a home-made gym.
It ended up costing me a fair amount because I used cedar 4x4s and several metal brackets to keep it as strong as possible.
The little metal rings on the upper frame are eye hooks that I can attach pulleys to so I can do tricep push downs or lat pulldowns; not that I do either of those haha.
So far it has been really sturdy, but it doesn't take lateral force very well. If I did a kipping chinup it would really wobble and I'd be worried that it could split the wood. Other than that it's awesome, however I must say that I haven't failed a rep and dumped any weight onto the bars yet. I'll be interested to see how it holds up when that time comes.
| _| squat stand
OOOOOOOoooooooo...... dumbell rack
Nice job on the rack, Corrie. That's one of the better wooden ones I've seen. I thought about building one until I found the squat stands on Craigslist.
Originally Posted by simonsky
very cool- where did you pick up those micro dots?
It would be pretty easy to firm up your structure Corrie. You just need to cut tight 2x4s to fit between the uprights (2 on bottom, 4 on top), and then glue and screw them in - no more deck plates. Angle braces would work too, but require better fasteners.
they're washers dude for microloading.
Originally Posted by JM3
OT: i'm not trying to hijack this thread, i'm just jelly brah