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    ideas for at home exercise equipment?

    i have a crappy door pull up/ push up bar, perfect push ups, and of course open floor space for push ups and squats and what not. soon i was going to make a set of parallel dip bars and a pull up bar outside. any idea of other stuff to use? some times i do dips from chairs but the actual dip bars are so much better. any ideas for good/ different workout equipment at home?

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    Kinda sounds like you got just about everything covered. you could add a set of bands, or some dumbbells, but when it comes to bodyweight exercise, you really don't need much equipment to see results.

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    If I had the room for it, I'd get a bench and a punching bag. Dumbbells, kettlebell and barbell take small room, get them.
    Last edited by Gilleh; 10-26-2012 at 10:41 PM.
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    Well after warming up your body by push up and dips you can just use dumbbells for chest press, shoulders, biceps and triceps. You can be more perfect by getting a rod and some wights and for all these you have enough space.

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    I was planning on making some parrallettes today, but quickly changed my mind when I saw the cost..

    This morning I finally pulled my finger out and went to a hardware store to pick up the gear to make some PVC pipe parrallettes like these:
    http://baye.com/diy-parallettes/

    I've seen a lot of comments on US websites about it being so cheap to make these, well... Certainly ain't the case here in NZ.
    $45 for approx 10ft of pipe, which wasn't too bad, but then another $25 For EACH of the 4 T pieces and 4 elbows.

    Back to the drawing board on that one I think. 5 new tyres and a new exhaust trump a new toy unfortunately :-(

    Planning on building an outdoor body weight gym (pull up bars, parallel bars for dips etc., rope climb, etc.) in the back garden.
    If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misabi View Post
    $25 For EACH of the 4 T pieces and 4 elbows.
    Crikey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Crikey!
    Indeed...
    If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

    Quote Originally Posted by tfarny View Post
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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    get couple of buckets of good quality, different sizes. fill with water. a world of weight training opportunities in front of you!
    a plus is that after your work out you can just pour the water on you for a quick shower.
    Few but ripe.

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    Squat rack? =)
    "Go For Broke"
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    Small Kine-168/9%
    Now- 200/8%
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    Sandbag from the local hardware store is probably around $3 per 25kg.

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