Home Gym Log


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I want to have a home gym because it will be more economical in the long run, it saves time, and I can lift any time as long as I am home.

I'll start off cheap, so I am looking at Olympic DB handles...


It looks like I will be ordering those handles next week!

Also, I found a local selling an Olympic barbell and two 45 lb plates for a total of 30 dollars!


(bgates1654 @ Sep. 20 2007,15:02)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Sweet deal! I would have snapped that up too.</div>
Even better yet is a recent deal I found. I haven't confirmed the price yet, but I believe it is 300 lbs of Olympic weights for $75.
(bgates1654 @ Sep. 21 2007,13:27)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">If you find a pair of 45lb bumper plates for less than 100$ I am gonna be pissed
That would be awesome, but it is hard enough trying to find Olympic iron.

ANYONE KNOW A WEBSITE THAT SELLS DISCOUNT OLYMPIC PLATES? I'll most likely have to resort to somewhere local due to shipping costs, but I want to see what's out there.

Today at Dunham's, I spotted a 300 lb Olympic weight set that includes a barbell for only $118. Offer ends Friday... looks like I found my deal!
(colby2152 @ Oct. 12 2007,07:53)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">The Olympic DB Handles came in the mail yesterday.  How should I clean them?</div>
Clean them with a damp rag. That's how you get the excess oil/dirt off.

Also don't forget to oil your olympic bar pins occasionally.

Home gyms rule!!! My home gym has all free-weights and it is better stuff for hard-core lifting than many commercial gyms.
(colby2152 @ Oct. 16 2007,19:54)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Today at Dunham's, I spotted a 300 lb Olympic weight set that includes a barbell for only $118.</div>
Excellent! Snap that up!
<div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Excellent! Snap that up! </div>

I DID! I'll post pictures soon...
(colby2152 @ Oct. 17 2007,20:45)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE"> <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Excellent! Snap that up! </div>

I DID!  I'll post pictures soon...</div>
I believe I owed this log a picture of what I have accrued...

Besides that, I would like to get an adjustable flat bench (no rack) some time soon. I need a weight limit of at least 600 lbs. Can anyone help me out in this tedious search?

Right now, I am pushing my 5RM and I have 450 (myself plus bar) lbs of load on an old metal bench. I do not feel too safe with it.
Here is the latest Squat Rack / Bench I am looking at. Max load is 600 lbs which gives me a 370 lb bench at my current weight. The idea is to find something suitable for life, or at least the next ten years. I do think I will be benching over 300 and possibly hitting 350 some time, but beyond that seems impossible. It's a very good buy, the bench is adjustable, and I can squat on it... all for $200.00!

Dick's Sporting Goods link

What do you guys think?