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    Since I will be laid off for several months I decided to use the time to get into better shape. I will be setting up a workout corner in my basement and was curious what equipment/set-up others have.

    Pics are welcome!
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    Kettlebells, PowerRack, O bar with bumpers, O rings, numerous sandbags, numerous dumbbells, pull-up bar, homemade medicne ball, weighted vest, 2 plyo boxes, T-handle, ab wheel and a few other minor things.

    If I can get some pictures I'll post them. Brownj21 has an awesome set up and there are pictures around here somewhere.

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    • #3
      I have a BG1000 by Body Gear. I guess it's a consumer division of Hoist, a big name in the commercial end. I have had a Bowflex but missed the weights, although I have some dumbells. I mostly use the machines though because it's easier to change resistance. I also have the additional plates to complete the stack (instead of the spacers) but I don't need them yet.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the compliment djblank.
        I cleared out my photobucket account, so the old thread with the pictures that I have is almost obsolete.

        Here is my current list:

        custom Power Rack with pullup bar
        1,400 lbs of olympic weight plates, 500 lbs of standard weight plates
        100 lbs of bumper plates
        Dumbbells from 10-100 (with a few missing)
        FID bench
        flat bench
        35 and 50 lb kettlebells
        Gymnastic rings
        Latpulldown machine with low row
        Vertical leg press
        Schwinn airdyne bike
        Heavy bag and several sets of gloves and shin guards
        Jump ropes
        Dip station
        2 Kegs
        2 large truck tires
        20' climbing rope
        Sledge and tire for swings
        2 Plyo boxes
        Resistance bands
        Adjustable dumbbells
        Ironmind COC grippers
        Gymboss timer
        Shrug bar
        Ab wheel
        Stability ball
        Nack harness
        Ab slings
        Medicine balls
        Sandbag
        Iron woody gripper
        Weight vest
        Pushup handles and perfect pushup
        Hyperextension bench
        curl bar
        various lat attachments
        Swimming pool
        Plenty of training books and dvds-KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!



        Just remember, it is a LOT more about the effort and dedication that you put into it than the equipment that you use. There is obviously plenty of superior and inferior equipment out there, but the basics and the most versatile stuff is best imo (like free weights, the gymnastic rings, power rack and even the large tires).

        Dont forget about safety either. I had a friend get killed because he was bench pressing by himself, which is why I use and highly recommend that big lifts be done in a power rack.

        Also, dont be afraid to buy used on craigslist and whatnot. Almost every piece listed above was purchased that way and for a mere fraction of the retail price.

        Some of the pictures, just for fun:
        (please note that I have an outside training area along with an inside one)

        In this one you can see my kegs, tire and sledge, homemade medicine ball, 1 kettlebell, 1 adjustable dumbbell, climbing rope, heavy bag and 2 plyo boxes. I recently built a dip station in this area as well (not shown here).



        I even set up a "rack" on a tree out there to do some lifts from (no PR's, just lighter weight for circuits)



        This is what part of the inside looks like, you can see a rack of dumbbells, and the lat pulldown/low row station (plus the hyperextension bench up against the wall). Also in this room (not shown) is a vertical leg press, Schwinn airdyne bike, curl bar, shrug bar.

        Last edited by brownj21; 01-01-2010, 11:26 AM.
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        • #5
          Powertec multigym:
          http://www.amazon.com/Powertec-WB-MS.../dp/B000EHUCKC

          Scwhinn Elliptical
          http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-430-El...2364030&sr=1-1

          Dumbell Set 5lbs-80lbs

          Squat/Bench Press Stand

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          • #6
            I know that some folks on here may speak against part of my setup but it works for me.





            (This isn't my exact one but same idea)



            Just look at me in my avatar. I obviously know what I'm talking about.
            Last edited by marcusindc; 01-01-2010, 02:23 PM.

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            • #7
              Schwinn airdyne bike
              brownj21, how much did you get that for?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by djblank87 View Post
                brownj21, how much did you get that for?
                Free, actually. My boss gave it to me.
                I have seen them as low as $40 on Craigslist, though.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brownj21 View Post
                  Free, actually. My boss gave it to me.
                  I have seen them as low as $40 on Craigslist, though.
                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by brownj21 View Post
                    Thanks for the compliment djblank.
                    I cleared out my photobucket account, so the old thread with the pictures that I have is almost obsolete.

                    Here is my current list:

                    custom Power Rack with pullup bar
                    1,400 lbs of olympic weight plates, 500 lbs of standard weight plates
                    100 lbs of bumper plates
                    Dumbbells from 10-100 (with a few missing)
                    FID bench
                    flat bench
                    35 and 50 lb kettlebells
                    Gymnastic rings
                    Latpulldown machine with low row
                    Vertical leg press
                    Schwinn airdyne bike
                    Heavy bag and several sets of gloves and shin guards
                    Jump ropes
                    Dip station
                    2 Kegs
                    2 large truck tires
                    20' climbing rope
                    Sledge and tire for swings
                    2 Plyo boxes
                    Resistance bands
                    Adjustable dumbbells
                    Ironmind COC grippers
                    Gymboss timer
                    Shrug bar
                    Ab wheel
                    Stability ball
                    Nack harness
                    Ab slings
                    Medicine balls
                    Sandbag
                    Iron woody gripper
                    Weight vest
                    Pushup handles and perfect pushup
                    Hyperextension bench
                    curl bar
                    various lat attachments
                    Swimming pool
                    Plenty of training books and dvds-KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!



                    Just remember, it is a LOT more about the effort and dedication that you put into it than the equipment that you use. There is obviously plenty of superior and inferior equipment out there, but the basics and the most versatile stuff is best imo (like free weights, the gymnastic rings, power rack and even the large tires).

                    Dont forget about safety either. I had a friend get killed because he was bench pressing by himself, which is why I use and highly recommend that big lifts be done in a power rack.

                    Also, dont be afraid to buy used on craigslist and whatnot. Almost every piece listed above was purchased that way and for a mere fraction of the retail price.

                    Some of the pictures, just for fun:
                    (please note that I have an outside training area along with an inside one)

                    In this one you can see my kegs, tire and sledge, homemade medicine ball, 1 kettlebell, 1 adjustable dumbbell, climbing rope, heavy bag and 2 plyo boxes. I recently built a dip station in this area as well (not shown here).



                    I even set up a "rack" on a tree out there to do some lifts from (no PR's, just lighter weight for circuits)



                    This is what part of the inside looks like, you can see a rack of dumbbells, and the lat pulldown/low row station (plus the hyperextension bench up against the wall). Also in this room (not shown) is a vertical leg press, Schwinn airdyne bike, curl bar, shrug bar.

                    Now there is a home gym for the serious. Nothing fancy but 100% functional.

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