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Old 09-16-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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I am just starting to lift and have not found a gym yet to work out in that I really like. What is some good equipment for me to invest in that would not break the bank?
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A barbell
Adjustable dumbbells
A selection of plates (you can buy two at a time every month or so and slowly build them up)


Or find a cheap Craigslist deal etc.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Craigslist, yard sales and Play it again Sports are all good sources. If you live in an area near a military base, start watching when orders go out. I have not paid retail for any of my equipment.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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+1 on craigslist. Barbell with 100 pounds or so, and build from there as mentioned.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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+1 on craigslist. Barbell with 100 pounds or so, and build from there as mentioned.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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You could also try ebay. I know you dont want to spend a lot on shipping but sometimes you can arrange to pick them up.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #7
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Garage sales. I found a great set of dumbells last year and they were very cheap. They looked like they had hardly been used.
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wait till after the new year and people will be giving it away....... new year resolutions are such a joke
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