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What's your home gym set-up?

Post by Bram » Thu May 14, 2020 4:59 pm

I started this quarantine with a handful of bands, but after a month of trying to do chin-ups from uneven tree limbs, I couldn't take it anymore and ordered a set of gymnastics rings.

My current equipment is:

Rings:

https://www.amazon.com/PACEARTH-Gymnast ... 73&sr=8-14

Resistance Bands:

https://www.amazon.com/OlarHike-Resista ... f8b2563c11

Power Bands:

https://www.amazon.com/SUNPOW-Resistanc ... ds&sr=1-19

Plus my couch, coffee table, a stool, and a stump I found in the woods. Between these things I've been able to do all the movements I would otherwise.

What do you all have?
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Post by Fat Cat » Thu May 14, 2020 5:25 pm

In this I am blessed:

1. Squat/Bench Stands
2. Flat Bench
3. Barbell + 395 lbs. weight
4. Dumbbells, paired from 5 to 100 lbs.
5. Competition Kettlebells, paired from 8 kg to 40 kg
6. Gymnastic Rings
7. JS Bands
8. Indian Clubs & Mace
9. Push-up Board

Since I already train at home, there was no difference for me with the lockdown and I just kept going on 5/3/1
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Re: What's your home gym set-up?

Post by Wild Bill » Thu May 14, 2020 5:29 pm

Ouh! And i forgot chest expander, ab-wheel and yakutian pegtop :)
But i rarely use them.

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Post by kreator » Thu May 14, 2020 6:41 pm

Pretty much this.

- platform
- 2 barbells. One with bearing, one bushing.
- Cheap squat stand
- 130kg of bumpers plus 60kg of steel plates
- dumbbell bar
- 10lb DB, 15lb KB
- Various ammo cans
- doorway pull-up bar
- captains of crush 1 and 1.5

Only things I wish I had:
- mounted pull-up bar
- heavy KBs
- bench

I’m about to move so I’ll be leaving some of the stuff behind for a few months.
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Re: What's your home gym set-up?

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Thu May 14, 2020 7:09 pm

I picked a pretty bad time to start swimming regularly.

I have JS bands, ab wheel, X-Vest, KBs, my wife has a Peloton I occasionally use. Considering a fold away bench and rack in the garage, but it seems expensive for a short term use. Gyms won't re-open here until a treatment or vaccine come out, so I may start with a mounted pullup bar and either rings or a TRX. I see Kettlebell Kings makes adjustable comp bells, which seem very sensible at this point.

Failing a rack solution I may embrace the shame of weighted hip thrusts.
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Re: What's your home gym set-up?

Post by Fat Cat » Thu May 14, 2020 7:40 pm

A pair of rings alone can do wonders: pull-ups, dips, pushups, inverted rows, flys, reverse flys, and L-sits are all an upper body needs.
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Post by nafod » Thu May 14, 2020 7:46 pm

I have two KBs (45LB and 55LB) a backpack with about 50 LBs in it, a climbing training hangboard for pullups and just hanging, and a pair of homemade ghetto rings. Outside I have a slackline running between two trees. Paddle boards, kayaks, mountain bike, gravel bike I consider to be training stuff too. Had a heavy bag hanging up, but ran out of space. Used a have a climbing wall in my garage too.
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Re: What's your home gym set-up?

Post by Dunn » Fri May 15, 2020 6:33 pm

-Kettlebells ranging from 8kg-42kg, with magnetic 2kg weights for incrementals.

-Woss Suspension/Pulley Trainer

-Heavy bag

-Push-up board and Paralletes

-Ruck sack

-Kid's Playground set to do chin-ups from

-Planning on making a mace or two in the next week or so.

I would like a BB and a squat rack at some point but I don't feel like it is a necessity. At this point I don't feel like I am suffering from any glaring insufficiencies.

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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Fri May 15, 2020 7:55 pm

What's the practical difference between rings and a suspension system?
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Post by Dunn » Fri May 15, 2020 8:29 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:55 pm
What's the practical difference between rings and a suspension system?
Basically the same but different. For the most part the movements will be the same. Rings require a slight variance in grip for some of the movements, ie false grip for muscle ups and such. I honestly don't know if I would try a MU on a standard handle suspension trainer just because of the flex and hand placement. Either way, I have zero interest in doing muscle ups so it is a moot point in my case.

I like the Woss Suspension trainer with the pulley because it becomes even more of a balancing act due to the seesaw movement the pulley provides. I also work high rep pummels with it. In the end, the pulley allows for a few more variants than a normal suspension trainer and if I want I can always remove the pulley for static line work.

I should note that suspension trainers also often come with a doorway attachment, making them perfect for "workouts anywhere". There is one final difference, the rings are two independent lines. Oftentimes the suspension trainer has a single point of attachment. While not that big of a deal, it does change the nature of the weight distribution as the rings will often be perpendicular to the ground while you are on them, hands at the sides. Whereas the suspension lines will already be sliding on horizontally to make room for your body to be there. Nothing vital, but it means that your stabilization will be slightly different.

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Post by DikTracy6000 » Fri May 15, 2020 9:19 pm

I'm older than most of you, so I have more shit probably. A PowerTek rack with chin up bars and adj. dip bars. Two 300# Oly barbells. I bought the 2nd one when I had a one year contract away from home, to keep in my garage gym there. A chin-up bar hanging from chains. and recently added rings which I like better now.
Old York BBs with approx. 275-295# of plates(2 bars), and EZ curl bar that was never used. (2) 16kg and (2) 24kg, 1x 32kg KB(gave one away). (4) adj. dumbells. Assorted grippers and wrist rollers, one I bought from an IGX member. I have a garage gym, was formerly in the basement, but Iike working out in an unheated or non-air cond. setup. I will run a space heater on coldest days.

I still have my old (50yrs) chest expander(steel springs) and it's still usable, but I recently bought a new one(again steel springs) from China for 9 bucks including shipping. It's very good quality, hardwood handles, good springs(a tad lighter than my old ones). I took my old chest expander along to college, and it's been thru the wars, I've tried every kind of rubber, surgical tube, or whatever else was around over the years, and they're all shit. Mostly because I have a 78"+ wing span. They all tore out in no time.
I now only use the Oly set(DL's) rings, and KB's and adj. DB's. on occasion the old York BB for rows. Don't own a flat or incl bench any longer. Keeping most of this stuff for my grandson, who's 7.
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Post by newguy » Sat May 16, 2020 12:57 am

I've currently got more than I use. I'm fairly stacked. Not much I can think of that I don't have. Unfortunately with some life changes and moves, etc, some of it is in storage, other stuff is the victim of using garage space for storage. That being said, I have everything I need for my current goals. Competition kettlebell pairs 12, 16, 24, 32. Thank you AKC. Singles of 20, 28, 36, 40. So I'm good there. If I can stay disciplined enough I'd like to spend the bulk of this year and next pushing myself with the KB lifts and running.

One thing I do want is to pull out my bike and get it back up and running. Get the lady partner a bike too. I haven't ridden in longer than I can remember. Get cycling this summer.

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Re: What's your home gym set-up?

Post by Wild Bill » Sat May 16, 2020 4:55 am

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:55 pm
What's the practical difference between rings and a suspension system?
Rings allows to do more moves, and flows of moves, when one move it is begining of the next.
I can't do this, but want to.
For example MU, then front roll, then press to HS... something like that.

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Post by aussie luke » Sat May 16, 2020 12:49 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:55 pm
What's the practical difference between rings and a suspension system?
Rings are a fuggin pain in the ass to adjust the height if you want to go from say pull-ups to dips to ring pushups.

TRX etc all adjust easily and quickly, plus you can reposition yourself too

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Post by aussie luke » Sat May 16, 2020 12:55 pm

24kg, 32kg and 48kg KB

Portable dip/paralette bars

Rings

Cheap TRX knockoff

Running shoes

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Re: What's your home gym set-up?

Post by riotboo » Sat May 16, 2020 3:04 pm

kettle bells
2 x 12 kg, 16, 20

bands
mini, monster mini, light, average

weights
women's oly bar
200 lbs of plates

other
boxes for squats, step ups
clubbells
sled
heavy bag
mats
rehab stuff
yoga mat, blocks, strap

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Post by SubClaw » Sat May 16, 2020 3:20 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:25 pm
In this I am blessed:

1. Squat/Bench Stands
2. Flat Bench
3. Barbell + 395 lbs. weight
4. Dumbbells, paired from 5 to 100 lbs.
5. Competition Kettlebells, paired from 8 kg to 40 kg
6. Gymnastic Rings
7. JS Bands
8. Indian Clubs & Mace
9. Push-up Board

Since I already train at home, there was no difference for me with the lockdown and I just kept going on 5/3/1
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Re: What's your home gym set-up?

Post by The Ginger Beard Man » Sun May 24, 2020 2:43 am

A 35lb kettlebell and a 53. I’ve had these nearly 15 years.
A pair of 10lb kettlebells I picked up at my building’s elevator a couple years ago and never used (people moving out irle cleaning out closets leave stuff by the elevators.
A 16lb shot I haven’t thrown since I on Long Island (8 years now)
A yoga mat and a couple blocks.

Early in the shutdown I ordered a medicine ball and suspension trainer. I haven’t used them once.

What I’ve used:
Pull ups on the scaffolding in front of my building. Pushups on the yoga blocks. Kettlebell stuff with the 35 and 53.
Put the smaller weights in my backpack for rucking.
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