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    I can't be the only person here without a gym membership! I have a small "home gym" that I've added equipment to over the years. How about the rest of you non-crossfitters without gym memberships? What are do you have in your home gym? What's your favorite piece of equipment or feature about it?

    • Liebert Equalizer
    • doorframe pull-up bar
    • interlocking foam tiles (to protect my hardwood floor… and my bones!)
    • 8lb dumbbells (yes, I'm a weakling)
    • one resistance band
    • 10 lb kettlebell
    • cheap-o stationary bike
    • yoga mat (which I rarely use, as I only needed it before I got the aforementioned tiles)
    • ankle weights
    • small kinda-sort-wants-to-be-a Bosu ball
    • jump rope
    • Garmin Forerunner (gps watch & heart rate monitor)

    Okay, kids. Share!
    Last edited by MissJecka; 08-24-2012, 11:53 AM.
    >> Current Stats: 90% Primal / 143 lbs / ~25% BF
    >> Goal (by 1 Jan 2014): 90% Primal / 135-ish pounds / 20-22% BF

    >> Upcoming Fitness Feats: Tough Mudder, June 2013
    >> Check out my super-exciting journal by clicking these words.

    Weight does NOT equal health -- ditch the scale, don't be a slave to it!

  • #2

    Rogue rack with pull-up bars and bench
    2 regular bars
    1 women's bar
    Dumbell bars (for changing weights)
    A handful of resistance bands
    2 kettlebells
    Jump ropes
    Two sets of rings
    Tractor tire
    Big rock
    Sledge hammer
    Gymnastics mat
    Handgrip thingies
    Ankle weights
    Lever thingies


    • #3
      Gym equipment: not much really.....

      Pullup bar
      16kg kettlebell
      10kg kettlebell
      Interlock foam mat
      Homemade slosh tube
      My body weight

      And outside:

      Rocks and trees to climb
      Pick shovel
      Wheel barrow
      Sledge hammer
      You are what you eat, so only eat the best!


      • #4
        Home Gym:
        Yoga Mats (I think I also have a block & strap which I may have used)
        Exercise Ball
        Pull-up bar
        5 & 10lb weights
        water bag (I'm not the main user of this)
        jump ropes
        Apps/websites for phone and computer (WODs, techniques & more)

        and kind of tongue-in-cheek (yet still legit) things in my "home" gym:
        The playground down the street (monkey bars, rings, LOTS of stairs to run, & more)
        Tennis Courts across the Street
        Central Park (ball fields, running/biking trails, "challenge course" stuff - trees, rocks & more!)
        NYC Rec Center w/pool ($150/yr, but worth it!)

        Wish List:
        an Om Gym - a friend has one, it looked awesome
        stretching bands (they sell them by the foot in different strengths/tensions at JackRabbit)


        • #5
          Full squat rack with chin-up bar
          7' Olympic bar
          6' Olympic bar
          Olympic curl bar
          Bulldog clamps
          200 kg Olympic weights
          home sourced micro plates
          Kettle-bells 12kg, 16kg 20kg 24kg
          Home made sandbag 40kg
          plyometric boxes 20" 24"
          TRX suspension trainer
          Climbing finger board
          Jump rope
          Gym quality treadmill
          Heavy matting
          Homemade medicine ball
          Basket ball for lever pushups etc
          Interlocking floor and a hard rubber mat for stability
          Cable lat machine for seated rows etc
          Assorted attachments for lat machine
          jump rope
          rogue parallel bars for body work
          weight belt for weighted dips and chins

          The best part because I got lucky buying and selling equipment as I upgraded the whole thing cost less than $900
          Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
          Don't forget to play!


          • #6
            workout mat
            do my pull work outdoors on the tree limbs.
            have some big logs to throw round
            run sprints in my yard
            16' trampoline
            I'd say jump rope ...somewhere
            Bosu and regular exercise ball
            bands mounted to wall
            wobble boards

            Really thats bout it....

            Got a bunch of that other stuff (sledge, pick, shovel, all manner of tools) cause I maintain a lot of trees, a garden, and generally build or change something in my yard or house every weekend. Thats just part of my stay moving philosophy though.
            Last edited by Neckhammer; 08-24-2012, 12:54 PM.


            • #7
              I’ve got just about everything I need:

              Ab wheel
              About 150 lbs. of standard plates
              About 350 lbs. of Olympic plates
              Bench press with incline & decline
              Cable/lat machine
              Dip station
              Door frame pull-up/chin-up bar
              Heavy duty (and very large) dumbbell rack
              Leg press
              Lots of cable accessories
              Medicine ball, 10 lbs.
              Mini trampoline
              Olympic curl bar
              Olympic weight plate tree
              Pec dec
              Preacher curl bench
              Resistance bands
              Roman chair/hyperextension bench
              Several pairs of dumbbells
              Squat rack / power cage
              Two 7' Olympic barbells and clamps
              Two heavy duty rubber mats
              Two Olympic micro plates (1.25 lbs. each)
              Two Swiss balls (different sizes)

              I bought the majority of my equipment using Craigslist over the past couple of years, and I’ve spent less than $1,000 total for all of it. Having a home gym is truly wonderful.
              “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson


              • #8
                Here is what we have:

                Adjustable squat rack w pullup bar
                Olympic barbell
                305 Olympic plates, including 2 25 lb rubberized plates
                Locking collars
                Kettle bells: 2 x 18, 2 x 26, 2 x 36, 2 x 44, 2 x 53, 1 x 62 (all Lifeline), 1 x 70 (Dragon Door), 1 x 80, 1 x 90, 1 x 97 (LIfelines - on loan)

                Various exercise bands from 10 - 40 pounds

                Power Jumper
                Pullup Revolution
                Power Pushup

                Various THX straps and Monkey Bar Gym Jungle Gym (double)

                Power wheel

                Tire (I think it's about 150 - not sure)
                10 lb sledge hammer
                Power sled
                2 x 6's to stack tire on, for jumping purposes

                A variety of yoga mats, equipment, DVD's
                P90x and Insanity DVD's
                Video Monitor
                Jump ropes

                Probably will add treadmill soon (I wonder if the Livestrong ones will be on sale shortly?!)

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                • #9
                  An elliptical that I really only use in the winter, and a door frame pull up bar that get's used regularly. That's about all I've needed so far.


                  • #10
                    I have a levergym with about 500 lbs in olympic plates, chin/dip station, treadmill, spin bike, dumbbells, kettlebell, weight vest, step, heavyhands, swiss balls, jump rope,mats etc medicine ball, versaclimber and a versa pullley. Just in the midst of re-organizing so have sold off some stuff (most of my dumbbells but have kept some)and will be letting my levergym go soon. I still do a fair amount of bodyweight stuff and sledge hammer stuff...


                    • #11
                      Awesome thread; keep it going! My goal is to build a home gym once I purchase a home.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by beachbound View Post
                        Awesome thread; keep it going! My goal is to build a home gym once I purchase a home.
                        Agreed! I'm glad I asked this question. I now have a ton of stuff to add to my fitness wishlist on Amazon! But first I need a house...
                        >> Current Stats: 90% Primal / 143 lbs / ~25% BF
                        >> Goal (by 1 Jan 2014): 90% Primal / 135-ish pounds / 20-22% BF

                        >> Upcoming Fitness Feats: Tough Mudder, June 2013
                        >> Check out my super-exciting journal by clicking these words.

                        Weight does NOT equal health -- ditch the scale, don't be a slave to it!


                        • #13
                          I have a gym membership, but my "home gym" includes my road bike on a indoor trainer, a couple kettle-bells, a jump rope and a pilates mat.


                          • #14
                            flat bench
                            adjustable bench
                            olympic bar
                            300lbs of plates
                            bowflex adjustable dumbells
                            pullup bar
                            25' 3" climbing rope
                            25' 1.5" battle ropes
                            400lb tractor tire
                            various medicine balls
                            adjustable sandbag
                            CoC grippers
                            homemade TRX suspension trainer
                            ab wheel
                            probably some more stuff i can't remember right now...


                            • #15
                              Kettlebells 1 each: 60#,25#,15#
                              Pullup bar
                              Dip Belt
                              4x furniture sliders
                              Adjustable homemade sandbag (4x25#)
                              Swiss ball
                              Ab wheel
                              The Champagne of Beards