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Old 06-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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We have sold our house and I will be building a home gym in our new home. I have so far put together the following list from shops that offer affordable shipping to the UK. Anything I've missed? Anything else you home gym guys think I should have?

Rogue R-3 Power rack
Texas Power Bar
177.5kgs weight set with bar
8 x 20kgs plates
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Strength shop band set
Strength shop flat bench

If we get the house we want I will also need to build an outhouse to contain it so any advice on that would be appreciated too.
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We have sold our house and I will be building a home gym in our new home. I have so far put together the following list from shops that offer affordable shipping to the UK. Anything I've missed? Anything else you home gym guys think I should have?

Rogue R-3 Power rack
Texas Power Bar
177.5kgs weight set with bar
8 x 20kgs plates
Stall mats
Dumbell handles
Strength shop band set
Strength shop flat bench

If we get the house we want I will also need to build an outhouse to contain it so any advice on that would be appreciated too.

Standard padded mats too so you don't wreck your knees warming up and streching, on the hard floor.

Oh, and don't forget a Swiss ball for squats
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Prowler or sled

How about different sized boxes to pull from?
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Dead lift bar for sure! As much as you've struggled or in in your opinion struggled with deads, think it be a great investment! Besides my power rack for safety, it's buy far the best piece of equipment I got for my gym!
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Does the power rack come with dip bars and pull up handles?

How about a plate tree? I also love me a GHR bench. Do you need collars? Ghetto Blaster?

Are you going to be training exclusively at home Al?
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Oh, and don't forget a Swiss ball for squats
Thanks man. Floor will be rubber which is what I'm used to so should be fine and I have a Swiss ball that Mrs Al used for exercising when she was pregnant
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Yeah I'd like to get a sled. Need to work out where to pull it though as there won't be enough space to do it in the garden.

I figured I'd pull off the rack safeties with the cheaper bar to begin with and then get my Dad who is a woodworker to make me some.
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Yeah I looked at the Texas one and the fed I plan on competing in will allow me to use one now whereas the IPF doesn't. It's just hard work justifying another bar to Mrs Al...
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Does the power rack come with dip bars and pull up handles?

How about a plate tree? I also love me a GHR bench. Do you need collars? Ghetto Blaster?

Are you going to be training exclusively at home Al?
The rack has a pull up bar and I don't like dips so that's fine. The weight set comes with spring collars. I do need a weight tree but am going to try to get by without one for a while. Space dependent I will look at a GHR bench later.

I'm not sure about your last question yet Jim. I will certainly need help for heavy benching and squatting but may have people come over and train... Some thinking to be done on that.

Very useful post thanks Jim.
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Looks like you got it all covered Al. The rest is just bonus equipment you can get along the way.

Might be cool to get some big dumbell handles with olympic bar dimensions to knock out some heavy rows or presses. Think you can find thst pretty cheap!

Would love to come over and train some day!

And for the bench and squat, cant you put up chains in the ceiling or power rack as safety?
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