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RE: ned flanders gym progress thread
I had luck when I worked out at home that my dad works in a factory that has compartment for plasma cutting. He got basically for free 7.5 kg, 5 kg, 2.5 kg and 1.5 kg plates. Notice the weird weight. It was because dimensions I said to him didn't exactly correlate to estimated weight. Probably the density of steel was little lower/higher than the one I used in calculations. Each mm shaved off loses weight and each mm added adds a lot to plate.
06-15-2018 09:00 AM
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RE: ned flanders gym progress thread
My experience is the same as RT's. I have just over 500lbs of weight, two bars, a bench (which I've basically never used), a climbing frame, multiple sandbags, an ab roller, a dip bar, rings, and 2 sets of adjustable dumbells (one fat grip, one thin). I use a pair of old scaffold trellises for squats. The whole lot only cost me a few hundred pounds (sterling), just by being a bit canny, and getting creative. I have always trained alone, and it suits me because I don't do a lot of the conventional lifts.
06-15-2018 12:45 PM
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RE: ned flanders gym progress thread
Epic thread derail, good discussion to be had for sure.

RE - Archer: Burpees sound a little weird and taxing but for work capacity they'd probably be very good. I've seen some neat instructional blog posts on the "100 burpee challenge" on maniac fitness forums like ross training. Everybody has 'chinks in their armor' that high work capacity would fix. I've never heard of a good deadlifter who didn't grow up logging or heaving big fucking stones.

RE - Stalin: A few grand easy? I'd call shenanigans outright, though then again it depends on how nice you want your home gym. Plates are roughly .80-1.00/pound though you can buy kits (gold's gym) of 300# barbell/plate setups for $220 new. That's within reach of any highschool kid working part time at a grocery store. A deadlift platform can be made very cheap, maybe a hundred bucks or so.
It's more about how badly you want a home gym than the cost. I could probably replace everything in my home gym with rocks, sandbags, and junkyard scraps of metal for free and get the same results.
When you factor in the cost of a gym membership and .50/mile of gasoline and vehicle depreciation getting to and from the gym, along with all the time you spend getting there and back that you could have spent lifting, not to mention all the shaker bottles and iPods that go missing in gyms, the cost of any decent but cheap home gym is amortized within a year, maybe less.
Granted if you are going to buy home gym equipment with the idea that you should only buy good shit because it's priced to move, and other people want good shit so you can flip it easily if you need to get rid of it, it can be costly upfront but worth the investment in terms of true cost of ownership. That being said, even a cheap but decent gold's gym barbell setup could be flipped for at least $100, so if you paid $220 plus tax, the difference could be amortized within a few months of cheap gym membership and the two or three tanks of gas it took to get there.

RE - Richard Turpin: Could always hang stuff off the wall and build plate racks. If it looks like everything has its own place even shitty equipment has some kind of aesthetic. Matching plates are for instagram tools anyway Tongue.
I also have similar equipment along with H1N1, about 500 pounds of weights ... a barbell, a rack, ab wheel, weight vest, minor stuff, huge adjustable dumbbell, 1" plates (getting more soon), all bought over several years. None of it very expensive, you just shop around amazon, craigslist, and walmart and look.
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07-03-2018 08:11 AM
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RE: ned flanders gym progress thread
Yeah I was thinking if you were buying all top-of-the-line gear. A rogue RML690 is like $1500 alone, and 500 lbs. of weight @ about $1/lbs (which is on the cheap side - Ivanko or Eleiko plates are about $2-$3/lb especially if you want bumper plates) you're already looking at $2k+. Add in a multi-position bench, a high-quality Ohio Power bar, and a matt for DL so you aren't smashing up your floor and you're around $2500.

I fully agree though if you're price hunting you can get a basic home gym setup for like $1200.
07-03-2018 10:07 AM
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RE: ned flanders gym progress thread
I went and got a membership. My work's insurance program offers a rebate and I quit smoking for a month now with no issue, so a reward was in order.
It's a very nice bodybuilding type gym with a small clientele. Nobody's ever in there when I show up which is awesome.
I still get wrecked deadlifting at home and throw around a sandbag and dumbbells but having a place to do cable shit, machines, bench, and basically upper body every day is sick.
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