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Best Home Gym For The Money

Discussion in 'Health' started by qckslvr2234, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Mar 25, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    qckslvr2234

    qckslvr2234 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at getting a home gym and was wondering what other people have had experience with. I am looking at a bowflex but was not sure if you can get a full workout on them.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Mar 25, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    IMHO, save yourself the trouble and get a membership at the gym. I had a home gym collect dust for years.

    To answer you question though, if i were to do it again, i would buy a rack, plate loaded bar, weights and a workable set of dumbells. Instead of the all-in-ones
     
  3. Mar 25, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    Did think about that. Only problem is I have nobody to work out with and the wife cant help there.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    X2. SAVE YOUR MONEY. WENT FROM RUNNING 5-7 MILES A DAY AT THE GYM TO BUYING A TREADMILL AND NEVER RAN AGAIN.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    If you are set at being able to stay motivated at home i have a bunch of suggestions. My first is that you consider a set of powerblocks. Do not buy a bow flex, its garbage.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    Did look at those too. Anybody try p90x?
     
  7. Mar 25, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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  8. Mar 25, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    my friend does it and loves it
     
  9. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    p90x is great. it really kicks your butt.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    I work out 4-5 days a week for the last 25 yrs. I would go to a gym and do your work outs. They have all the equiptment you need so you are able to change up your routines and stay motivated. After you do this a while, you will find out what equiptment works best for you. Free weights, barbell/dumbell and adjustable bench can cover alot of body areas. Don't forget cardio. I have bought and sold equiptment for home use and if you want to do that, fine. I find more motivation going to the gym and working out around other people. Hope this helps.
     
  11. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    Might try that then. Do you need anything special?
     
  12. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    I just hate paying for a membership with a committment. All the gyms around here have year long committments and with my work schedule it is hard to get there. Dont want to waste my money one month.
     
  13. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    well, no can honestly answer this question until you state the amount of space you have available, and your budget.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    i would go for this for starters... not that expensive (buy a used one off ebay) - and see how dedicated you are, if you can stick with it. if not...
    great program, will really get you into serious shape. but will you commit??
     
  15. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    To go to a gym?
     
  16. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    I've mostly worked out at home through the years, but I work out at home exclusively these days now that I have a solid setup that works for me.

    A good, tall squat rack, bench with adjustments from decline to full upright, 2 sets of dumbbells, easy-curl bar, full width bar, and plates cover 99% of my needs. I specify a tall squat rack for doing pull ups.

    Especially if buying used, you can get this setup for well under $500-$750 in new condition. Go to your local tack shop and buy some rubber horse stall mats to protect the floor and you're set.

    You're responsible for bringing the motivation. A large mirror on the wall does help. :)
     
  17. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    Sorry I went to respond to another response before I read yours?
     
  18. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    P90X, all you need is a set of resistance bands, pull up bar, and a mat. Best workouts I've ever done. It goes back to the basics, cardio, pushing and pulling, leg exercises, yoga (I know, yoga is kinda cheesy, but not the way P90X does it), and stretching.
     
  19. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    Space is not a real issue as I have a full basement that is not finished. Budget is though. As far as committment, I know how I use to be 140 lbs and 4% body fat. Now that I have been out of it for 2-2.5 years I cant stand it. That is enough for me to be committed.
     
  20. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    Hey no problem.

    Most of the gyms in my area are pay as you go, and I can understand you concern for a long term commitment to gym payments. You can set yourself up with a good home setup, but you just need to be selective on what you buy. mjp2 has some good info.
     
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