Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31

Thread: A few gym questions

  1. #1
    Registered Rustler

    Array
    0ni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    10,986
    Mentioned
    56 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default A few gym questions

    Cheapest I can get gym membership in my area is $490. I however have a massive garage space so a home gym is a viable option. How much would this cost to set up? I need the following equipment:

    • Deadlifting / Oly lifting platform (Will probably build myself, easy enough)
    • Powercage
    • Bench
    • 20kg olympic bar
    • 2x1.25kg plates
    • 2x2.5kg plates
    • 2x5kg plates
    • 2x10kg plates
    • 2x15kg plates
    • 8x20kg plates


    Extra 20kg plates can be bought as and when I need them, I'll just have to do speed deadlifts and high pulls until then!





  2. __________________

    Ausbb Sponsors
    gymdirect providing quality gym and fitness equipment at the most competitive prices
    littleblokefitness new and used home gym and fitness equipment at great prices
    Iron Tanks Apparel Gym & Fitness Apparel
    BioFlex Nutrition Bioflex Nutrition, Australia's Purest Supplements
    Bulk Nutrients 100% Pure bulk Nutrients
    Flex Fitness Equipment fitness Equipment Specialists | warehouse direct
    Iherb code : code ZSG863 iHerb.com - Vitamins, Supplements Natural Health Products

  • #2
    Squat Rack Pro Curler

    Array
    adamklam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    https://www.instagram.com/bayside.powerlifting/
    Posts
    2,312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    check out gym direct the site sponsor - they also give discount to AUSBB
    Join us at Hidden Content
    Lifts - Current (Target) - Equipped Powerlifting
    BW
    100kg (90KG)| S 285KG (335KG) | B 195KG (200KG) | DL 255KG (270KG) | OHP 80KG (100KG)
    Hidden Content


  • #3
    Spotter Loader

    Array
    The Hamburgler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Croydon Station
    Gender:
    Posts
    5,449
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Depending on how much room you have, money etc I'd be tempted to go squat stands over a powercage/rack. They're cheaper which leaves you money for a decent bench press, and more room to deadlift (though if you build a DL platform you can build the cage on it, might be no good for Olympic lifts though).

    No need to go all out on everything cept probably the bar, as that'll make the most noticeable difference in quality.

    If you want bumper plates for Olympic lifts Iron Edge are reasonably cheap, though postage may be a bit if you're out of Vic
    ps it's Graham - not Graeme


  • #4
    .

    Array
    Goosey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    19,901
    Mentioned
    222 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    My advice is to just buy what you will need.

    And all you will need is a barbell, just enough plates and a set of squat stands.

    You can add along the way.


    Actions verify priorities


  • #5
    Active Member

    Array
    Sticky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Brissie
    Posts
    6,495
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    200kg speed pulls? You must be strong!

    I like quality gear, so that set up would cost me around 3k
    ABC power bar $500
    Muscle Motion commercial cage $1000
    Muscle motion commercial bench $300
    Rubber coated oly plates $600
    IronEdge bumper pack $600

    That said, I think you could do it for under 2k.
    If you got a standard muscle motion cage ~$600, 600kg muscle motion bar ~$200, sourced the cheapest plates (I'd still go rubber) ~$600, and a cheap bench you'd be cheering.

    Now I'm sure the prices are close, but check out gymdirect.com.au for the exact costs. Keep in mind, you get 10% off for being an ausbb member.
    Want to train at a real gym? VALHALLA Strength is where it's at!
    Hidden Content


  • #6
    .

    Array
    Goosey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    19,901
    Mentioned
    222 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Graham is right about the bar, ABC make a lovely Olympic bar.


    Actions verify priorities


  • #7
    Registered Rustler

    Array
    0ni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    10,986
    Mentioned
    56 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Ok ta, this is looking fairly attractive. I'll have a nose around. Maybe I could just buy 3 months of gym membership while I am waiting for enough money to buy all the equipment


  • #8


  • #9
    Registered Rustler

    Array
    0ni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    10,986
    Mentioned
    56 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Ok, thanks for all the info so far. I have decided that I will go ahead and buy one years gym membership. In the mean time, I will save up and buy all the equipment I need for a home gym in this year. I like it how gymdirect prices the shipping individually instead of at once, this will allow me to buy the items individually and not pay loads for shipping! I have decided to go for the following items, I went for better quality stuff that will last me a while as I've learnt in the past that you may as well fork out the extra cash and get the things that last a while! The bar will probably only last a few years, but I could do with a cheap bar to do rack pulls with anyway.

    MMPR Power Rack - cheap, good quality, plenty of chinning grips and I doubt that I'll be benching or squatting more than 700lbs anytime soon

    FLAT BENCH - nothing fancy here, it's a bench. May even get one from graigslist

    180KG Olympic barbell set (Rubber) - 180kg worth of weight including the bar. I'll probably need four more 20kg plates by the time I get around to buying this, but that's not really an issue

    Total cost including shipping and discount is $1303.20 which is much better than what I was expecting. Hopefully this price won't change too drastically, just ordered a years worth of supplements and that cost me less than $100! I guess you win some and lose some


  • #10
    Newbie

    Array

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    13
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    lol just get it all of ebay
    dont worry about fancy or bar styles my friend good idea to budget and get squat racks, dumbells, bench incline/decline, preacher pads, leg curl system , low high pulley
    thats it wont cost much if u get a bargain

    check ebay and gumtree


  • Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •