Share your home gym!
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 [I]your[/I] home gym? What's your favorite piece of equipment or feature about it?
[LIST][*][URL="http://www.lebertfitness.com/Products/LebertEqualizer/Home.aspx"]Liebert Equalizer[/URL][*]doorframe pull-up bar[*][URL="http://www.amazon.com/We-Sell-Mats-Quality-Interlocking/dp/B003RCZY1S/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1345830392&sr=1-4"]interlocking foam tiles[/URL] (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)[/LIST]
Okay, kids. Share!
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
Two sets of rings
Gym equipment: not much really.....
Interlock foam mat
Homemade slosh tube
My body weight
Rocks and trees to climb
Yoga Mats (I think I also have a block & strap which I may have used)
5 & 10lb weights
water bag (I'm not the main user of this)
Apps/websites for phone and computer (WODs, techniques & more)
[I]and kind of tongue-in-cheek (yet still legit) things in my "home" gym:[/I]
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!)
an [URL="http://www.omgym.com/"]Om Gym[/URL] - a friend has one, it looked awesome
stretching bands (they sell them by the foot in different strengths/tensions at JackRabbit)
Full squat rack with chin-up bar
7' Olympic bar
6' Olympic bar
Olympic curl bar
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
Gym quality treadmill
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
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
do my pull work outdoors on the tree limbs.
have some big logs to throw round
run sprints in my yard
I'd say jump rope ...somewhere
Bosu and regular exercise ball
bands mounted to wall
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.
I’ve got just about everything I need:
About 150 lbs. of standard plates
About 350 lbs. of Olympic plates
Bench press with incline & decline
Door frame pull-up/chin-up bar
Heavy duty (and very large) dumbbell rack
Lots of cable accessories
Medicine ball, 10 lbs.
Olympic curl bar
Olympic weight plate tree
Preacher curl bench
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.
Here is what we have:
Adjustable squat rack w pullup bar
305 Olympic plates, including 2 25 lb rubberized plates
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
Various THX straps and Monkey Bar Gym Jungle Gym (double)
Tire (I think it's about 150 - not sure)
10 lb sledge hammer
2 x 6's to stack tire on, for jumping purposes
A variety of yoga mats, equipment, DVD's
P90x and Insanity DVD's
Probably will add treadmill soon (I wonder if the Livestrong ones will be on sale shortly?!)
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.
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...