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Building a Home Gym Without Breaking the Bank Dumbbells A set of dumbbells are a staple item for anyone’s home gym. With a pair or two of dumbbells you can perform an effective upper body/lower body split workout that will allow you to make strength gains. Dumbbells normally cost around $1 per pound of weight or less. Starting a home gym does not mean that you have to spend a fortune on it. The biggest misconception is that expensive equipment will give you great results faster.

But a lot more depends. Most people do not build a home gym because they think they will have to spend way too much money. The truth is that you should always build your gym in a gradual way, focusing on what you need first and eventually grow. “You can make most of the equipment for a home gym. It may not be as fancy as store bought equipment but it will get the job done just as well.” Podcast Synopsis.

Today, I answer a listener’s question about how they can start their own garage gym. I started building my garage gym. How to set up a home gym without spending a small fortune. June 26, 2017 Activities, Home Exercise, Fitness, Frugal, Gym, Health, Home Gym, Money, Save Money. but remember that building a home gym.

Without a doubt, a home gym can be expensive to build. In fact, I’ve seen people spend upwards of $50,000 to install a fully decked-out gym in their garage. But, just because some folks.

If you have an extra room in your home that isn’t being used, then you can transform it into a gym. It doesn’t have to be a big room. Many exercises such as pushups, squats, lunges, sit-ups, pull-ups, and some cardio exercises, etc, don’t require a huge space anyway. In order to avoid making these kind of expensive, guilt-laden mistakes, Meaney suggests starting any home gym project small, and building upon it only if you actually make use of it. A Room with a.

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As an alternative, you can have your own personal gym in your basement, garage, or a spare room for a couple hundred dollars.

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I don’t expect you to spend thousands of dollars on a home gym setup and a menagerie of equipment just so you can work out effectively in your house.

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You may choose to set up a smaller home gym (a multi-bench and a set of dumbbells) in addition to your commercial gym membership, as it will give you the best of both worlds.

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Above, we discussed how inexpensive it can be to set up a simple home gym.

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You may not need an “industrialstrength” piece of equipment, but some of the cheaper stuff doesn’t give you a very good “feel” compared to the state-of-the-art equipment you find in good gyms.

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In terms of where to set up your home gym, I recommend you pick a room that has a concrete floor, like a garage or unfinished basement.

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You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a home gym or even a weight set.

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If you have the space, the next equipment you want in your home gym would be a power (squat) rack with a pull-up bar, dipping bars, and a cable machine with a low and high pulley.

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BARE-BONES HOME GYM You can start building your home gym with just a kettlebell, a jump rope, and a place to install a pull-up bar.

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  • I would love to afford a home gym but i am poor i need to save enough money one day i will buy a home gym i need to loose weight your gym looks awesome.

  • Literally everything is 3-4x the normal price. I refuse to pay 400-500 dollars that is originally valued for 180.00. Hopefully sometime in 2021 there will be a surplus in inventory with major selloffs, or people selling their equipment. I’ll wait.

  • You should redo this video and title it, HOW TO BUILD A $5000 HOME GYM ON AMAZON, IF YOU CAN GET THE WEIGHTS!! This video is pre-Covid. Covid changed everything.

  • Spent $1,000 for powertec Olympic bench with squat rack, pull-up bar, barbell, weight plates, and spin bike.
    My biggest mistake/regret is buying the expensive rubber plates instead of going on Craigslist

  • Everyone watching this in July 2020 laughing that they can’t even find a workout bench in stock to go with their 20lbs of weight they have at home lol

  • Thx for the video. Great effort. Just a bit of advice: you could spend less time than 2 minutes explaining why. Most people already know why they are watching this video.

  • Lucky you’re set up pre-pandemic �� hey you said you could basically do everything w dumbbells i just ordered Powerblock dumbbells up to 70lbs, and am looking for an adjustable bench. Do you think I need a power cage/barbell or can I do well with just those?

  • u one of my fav guys on youtube. you dont lie and you actually give people the real facts instead of trying to sell people and powder

  • I want a home gym because that’s the only thing keeping me from getting fit is just going to the gym. Definitely gonna be buying some of those weights and a treadmill. Saves so much time and money in the long run.

  • I’m looking up all of these things on Amazon and it’s making me so mad how much overpriced everything is now. That bowflex bench that you show was $229 is now starting at $372. Total BS.

  • Great Info Mike! Especially adjustable dumbells are very useful.
    I train at home and im lucky enough to have a real pull up bar attached to my Wall and i also have gymnastic rings underneath my roof/wall ( not sure how its called ). I do own dumbells, a barbell, kettlebells and some bands as well BUT nothing can compare to the rings tbh. Especially in terms of costs ( mine have been like 30€ on Amazon ).
    Obviously this isnt an option for everyone but IF your interested in bodyweight Training its bang for your Buck id say.
    You can make every exercise harder or easier simply by changing leaverage or adjusting the height of the rings.
    Enough of me tho��.
    Have a great day Buddy, Cheers, Nils��

  • A budget is a budget but if you are serious weight lifter just save up until you can afford better the stuff will last forever and by then time you save up they might be back in stock and back to normal prices!

  • Envying this setup.. just dropped about 2k into a home gym. Had to buy all new because of COVID-19’s effect on the second hand market

  • hmm, anyone has experience with deadlifting 150kg in a condo? Currently I use 2 layers of gym carpet(3cm thick per layer) on landed house, but might move to condo soon. I afraid might disturb the neighbour below me. lol

  • I had to replace that bench.. it was too narrow for me. 9.5” vs 11.5” on new bench has made a huge difference on shoulder pain for me.

  • I’m in the process of building my own gym now. I’ve been searching Marketplace and just doing extreme lowballs. Like offering half or less then half their asking price. its been working.

  • Great video. Would you mind elaborating on that CAP Barbell spotter thing? How does that help spot you when you’re bench pressing alone?

  • So 11 months ago you squatted 90kg for 1 and now you’re box squatting it for a hard 5, man no hate, but that is terrible progress, you are clearly doing something wrong, that’s bad for a girl, no ones genetics are that bad, you are not being honest

  • BEST deal was a $500, 1,000 lbs capacity power rack with pulley system, dip bars, pull-up bars etc, adjustable bench w leg developer for $180, 300 lbs Olympic weights w bar for $280, Yes4All 200 lbs adjustable dumbbells for $200 and then, quarantine happened and everything tripled in price or sold-out, buuut, I’ve managed to put 30 lbs back on!:)

  • I’ve had some luck on Craigslist and marketplace, sometimes not so much. Really kinda depends what you’re looking for. I bought 3 rogue kettlebells (16, 20, 24kg) used from someone for only $120 which is a freaking steal. My dad bought an old bench and off brand weight plates totally something like 110# on Craigslist for a little over $50. Other times I’ve found absolutely nothing. But whatever you do, always make sure to get a first hand look at the stuff you wanna buy

  • Really good list. Great advice on black friday deals. People really need to be patient, do research on what they want to purchase.

  • dont you find it funny how lifters know what you are saying in your grunts after a rep, “ahhh6hhhh, errrrr7eeee, hhhaa8aaa” 11:03 is an example

  • This is such a GOOD video. Im 17 but i know for a fact in the future i want to dedicate a good chunk of my savings & time on my health and to do that I want to start investing in a home gym. Thank you!

  • 1:44 that’s literally what I ordered yesterday. This pandemic isn’t going to stop me from working out even though my gym is closed. Had to buy it all new since all the good second-hand stuff is sold out here.

  • Love the vids. Real level headed observations. New drinking gamea shot each time he says “I get it” (or “price point” in other vids).

  • Rogue squat stand with spotter arms,barbell and plates and air bike and you’re good to go…. what’s your take on block dumbbell bro? Thinking of grabbing some that go up to 90lbs

  • Nice vids bro, watched your whole series in a few days! Quick question, I have a similar home gym and was wondering are lat pulldowns without a leg restraint still as effective?

  • In university so my budget was literally $0. Checked 5. Used sites every hour I could, started picking up the free gym items. Slowly after reselling some, I got a budget and started to be able to buy good deals.

    7 months later

    1000lb Half rack, 600lb FID bench, two 1500lb bars, 200lbs in bumpers, 300lbs steel. 5-30lb fixed rubber dumbbells with rack, 250lbs standard weights and bars. Plus other bits here and there. And I’ve made almost $1000. It can be done.

  • When I get my own house I want to build my own home gym. I love going to the gym but sometimes it’s hard to get to the gym because of the time of day and work schedule, etc. Plus building it, exactly how I want it seems pretty cool

  • Months of working out and dude still don’t know how to make proper forms on his exercises lmao, that’s exactly why ur physique is the same since the beginning

  • Craigslist is price gauging like crazy right now due to corona and everything being closed. I was going to buy a ton of equipment a few months ago and didnt and I regret it soooo much. Things were literally half priced a few months ago.

  • I live in Michigan everything everyone is selling are shitty standard weights for 200+ dollars, and I see people in Ohio sell Olympic stuff for 20-100 bucks but I don’t live in Ohio I hate the dummies in Michigan.

  • The company I work for is quite generous with annual bonuses, but they’re only paid in Amazon gift cards! This year I’m due for a real nice amount, so do you have any recommendations for building a home gym strictly from what’s on Amazon? Looks like they don’t have Rogue, but I’d be worried about buying something that’s just unsafe junk. Any brands on Amazon to avoid in general? Would like a full squat rack, adjustable bench, bar, weights, storage (either on the rack or separate), floor mats, pull-up bar to start. Thanks!

  • Sick probably be cool for when the time to get to the gym isn’t there but I like the actual going to the gym getting out being around people with similar goals ect. Still would be awesome to have

  • @Joe Fazer, plz correct the fking back on 7:09, that makes my eyes bleed. Thats the problem of having your own gym, you have no one to correct you. If u get into a gym you will learn much more and faster.

  • I recommend the mirafit or hardcastle power racks if you’re on a budget, if not then rogue, origin fitness or some of the bigger companies do really nice ones, neither the mirafit nor the hardcastle power racks shake like that though, that is ridiculous….

  • I agreed to my son setting up a home gym in what was the living room. He says the equipment will have to be bolted to our hardwood floor. Is there an alternative to this? How do people secure the equipment on a garage floor? thanks for your help

  • The problem with waiting and getting all that you want on the Black Friday sale especially from Rogue is that they don’t stock enough of the best and most popular equipment. The stuff is sold out. Hey ROGUE stock up on everything and be prepared to have almost enough of products to complete the orders placed.

  • Dumbells and resistance bands. A bench. A barbell with a few bumper plates for landmine use and you should be good. A jump rope and wooden box for cardio.

  • Careful with that deadlift form, that is super dangerous….look up some form videos and focus on that before u start adding weight:D

  • I just put the same items in my cart and it was about a grand. It’s crazy how much they’ve price gouged since the quarantines started.

  • I too got a home gym recently, same setup as yours. The dumbells were adjustable, but I also bought a barbell rod for the deadlift.

  • What’s the point in having a power cage if your not gonna use it? The bench and squats should have been done further back inside the cage. Otherwise your not getting the benefit of the safety bars and that’s why it’s wobbling cos you got all the weight resting on one end rather than the middle

  • Im` in the U.K… my best find was on gumtree (similar to craigslist) 160kg (350lbs) of standard diameter= 1″ plates for £25 $32

  • You say losing weight rather casually. I started at 345 lbs. I’m down to 303 since the end of June 2018. I want to end up hiking, backpacking, and camping. So the cardio to me is almost as important as strength. Need to end up carrying a good amount of weight while hiking. And while I enjoy a treadmill I also get bored of it. My goal is probably 69-71 weeks to be at a healthy weight and in-shape. I was not always 100+ pounds overweight. I was a tennis player and the third fastest runner in my gym class throughout high school. That was with little to no effort on my part.

    So I have a little over a year and a half in which I wish to reach my goal. I’m also an ostomate, person with an ostomy. I lost my large intestine to cancer. I’m in my mid-30s and 5’7. So I have fear of core exercise. Had a trainer a few years back, before I was actually serious, have me do a lot of core workouts to assess my health. I spent the afternoon afterward on my living room floor writhing in pain as my abdomen was cramping. Sort of impossible to do anything like a massage on your stomach when it’s majority fat and has no organ backing it up. So I’m trying to overcome that fear and move forward with losing weight and getting in shape.

    Any recommendations for people losing massive amounts of weight when building a personal gym space?

  • Corona brought me here too. At least there are few benefits of it. Even corona made me think of making videos like many ideas. Thank you #CORONAVIRUS

  • Great info. Would love to hear something similar about bodyweight training at home. What movements to focus on, etc.

    Ps. The links don’t look clickable.

  • Hey joe, I also just left school with A levels cancelled. Would you have rather done your exams or are you happy they got packed in? Much love man

  • Nice home gym. Just started when my kettlebells, bands, sliders. I can’t wait to get some stuff post Covid 19 when people be selling their stuff. lol

  • i would be afraid to use your bench,lots a peoples got hurt using those bench,when you use over 300 lbs on bench press these bench have a tendency to break.

  • Home gyms are the bees knees. But I’ve been really enjoying training outside lately, so you can make progress with minimal equipment

  • Cheap gym equipment is still being sold

  • Good video man, on your bent over rows or pendlay rows bend your knees a little bit more so you can hip hinge further which will straighten out your back.

  • Thank you that will help me alot �� and like that I can use those equipment to make better youtube video on my channel

  • i have blowflex dumb bells & those weights.. also adjustable bench…
    i also have elliptical like the one u have..
    i have kettle balls medince ball..
    i have a blowflex mechaine
    i use those at leas 3 times a week?
    i don’t have pull up bar or cables.

    but i’m not losing any weight?
    can u put your sister in the video’s?

  • I love things but sometimes I love you Mr. been more than this video I don’t love or love exist size but I love him more than I love all things but I love Mr. bean

  • I built my own gym too, it is not so expensive actually, it is very comfortable you save time and you can train whenever you want without waiting

  • Just did a review of a decent priced gym system if you guys are looking for one.

  • great stuff, and enough weight if you wanna lift like spongebob doing his teddy bears. need MORE WEIGHTS…but lets be real, they expensive af lol

  • Its dangerous, if ur hands slips from ur bar near your balcony??? Even i hv a small gym in my home… 50kg… Dumbbells n 1 zic zac bar… ����

  • I always thought like: why tf would you build an home gym? Just go sign up for a local gym. And now because of the corona virus my local gym will be closed for at least a month and now i am just fucking jealous of your shit

  • Alright Joe, just wondering if you take any supplements? And if so which ones, could maybe include it in your next video.
    I am currently in roughly the same position as you were (16 years old) and not sure whether to take supplements or not as I struggle to get a lot of calories in, any tips?

  • Sir you are really a inspiration because even in lockdown you don’t skip your work out and diet and continuously making videos,hats off salute to you sir

  • Mike, that’s a great video, thank you for posting. Do you need to have a platform for the power rack or can you get away with it sitting on a low pile carpet?

  • Watching this in August of 2020 and the prices are more than double for everything. The “”Beast” Bar went from $125.96 in this video to $395. We need a COVID update to this list ha.

  • Why u benching outside ur rack? You need a weighted belt for pull ups and dips, a tricep bar comes on handy pick both up for about 30 40 quid

  • Do you have a work out plan for a guy who is 5’3 and weight about 132lbs? I have dumbbells, bench, some kettle bells and the wheel rollers

  • Were the dumbells expensive? Here in the US a lot of them are sold out and people are charging crazy prices because now there’s an interest in fitness

  • Great video bro, i have a good friend from your country who must have got lucky b/c they allowed him to travel back home! Anyways thanks for the video good stuff. Stay blessed

  • can u provide the product links in the description will be very useful for us to buy a good brand which lasts longer
    and i bought a pull up bar and it is not so sturdy.

  • Right when I felt like it was time to build a home gym I see either everything is sold out or the prices went up by at least 2x original oof

  • Myself personally these are the sort of things I would do before building a home gym

    1) know your environment, things like are you in a flat are you rented property have you got space dimensions neighbours sound and so on

    you have to really understand where you’re building your gym before buying anything

    2) research research research, blindly following someone on YouTube a personal trainer or some person at your gym = failure not reaching your goals and a very expensive equipment what might you not want anymore

    There are some really informative books out there which would help build your own personality and learn about how you going to train

    if you could afford it have a specialist coach Olympic lifter/ powerlifter/ strongman/ athlete coach

    Books and a specialist coach will help you massively deciding what type of equipment you need

    3) feed your mind, put up as many posters what inspire you want to train, put pictures of yourself even when you’re in bad shape, find inspirational words to put up on your walls,

    Music DVDs books anything what makes you think yes I’m going to work out today

    I’m going to eat healthily for at least 4 days and so on

  • Great video, can you do an updated version of this for July? Prices are basically out of the park now on this stuff! Looks like Amazon is allowing sellers to price gouge gym equipment now!

  • My guy! Thanks for adding in additional tiers to your breakdown. PRX Performance does payment installments that includes no interest options. That makes it even more affordable to own a squat rack at home!

  • Yeah mate I’ve found it so hard to find stuff luckily I’ve found someone with a bench squat rack weights ez bar etc and I have a pull up bar built in handmade in my garage roof ����

  • These puzzle mats are not the way to go, I would highly recommend stall mats. You can find these stall mats at your local tractor supply store, they offer a lot more protection to your floors and do not need to be replaced as often.

  • I come home from university at like 5 pm every day. Then I travel half an hour both ways to the gym. My dream is to build a sick ass gym so I won’t have to waste time

  • Although prices are high i managed to still get some good deals.

  • My goal is a nice power rack with free standing adjustable bench, dumbbells up to 100 in 10lb increments. A nice bar and plenty of plates. A cable machine. And a pull-up/ dip station. That’s 90% of the stuff I do in my commercial gym

  • With a home gym you can grunt and yell and not have to listen to silly little people complain about you grunting…. and trying to pull a sissy lunk alarm or complain to the staff.

    This helps force oxygen into your system as well as gets you into a good state of mind for that last rep or two. There is literally a legitimate reason to grunt.

    Also you don’t have to put headphones in to avoid horrible crappy music….and can choose what you listen to.

  • Please do not copy this workout or diet it is stupid and unhealthy if you are looking to get in shape burn fat or build muscle dont copy him if he actully had a good diet and workout he would look 10 times better his body does not look healthy man you should watch athlean x or somone who know what there doing unlike this guy with shit form diet workout and posture look man not trying to be mean but you need to learn more about this stuff you are not nearly half as qualified to be giving advice i’m 17 6’1 81kg my bench 100kg pr squat 180kg pr deadlift 200kg pr

  • Cool video! Where did you get this equipment? Care to share the link? I’m starting on getting equipment for my home gym as well and I need a nice bench like that. I already have an olimpic barbell, disks, dumbells and currently building the power rack myself. But I definitely need that bench. Thanks in advance and greetings from Mexico!

  • Squat, deadlift are a very Great exercise, but I advice you to do some “hipertrophy” exercise like front squat, Bulgarian lunges, sissy squat ecc…
    In my experience I have obteined the best results with the combination of this exercise: squat and deadlift with heavy weight 4/6 reps range
    But after this compound movimento you need to do metabolic work and improve mindmuscle connetion with isolation moviment with 8/12 reps range.
    You will obtained the best result with the combine of mechanical stress and metabolic stress.

  • I just want you to know that Walmart has the best deal on weights and dumbbells. Go look at the cap rubber hex dumbbells. Shipped for 1.00 a pound. Less than you can get them used. Also they have sales and got kettlebells for.75 shipped. Walmart is killing it. Go check out their website.

  • For me, if you are in this type of budget you would be better off with adjustable dumbbells, a doorway chin up bar, and a bench that inclines/declines.

  • As always this is a fantastic video. However I think you forgot to add a MIRROR in the basic/ cheap options for a home gym. I think as someone who coaches others you will agree that having a mirror to watch and improve form is soooo nice. and mirrors are cheap af.

  • I was looking at extreme fitness I thought the prices were a bit high, managed to get a trap bar for now I’ll do deads row ohp with that but need to find weights, funny enough they doubled there price for the trap bar

  • Joe I’ve got weights and a bench at home I’m doing deadlifts and even if I do it light and the correct technique it still hurts my back

  • @Garage Gym Reviews / Coop Do you happen to have the image the thumbnail is from? I need to see more detail on that garage wall mural!

  • Would you be open to posting a new video of $500 or < now that we are nearing August and quarantine is nowhere near end..also because prices have changed for some of these products? lol. help.

  • hi…i have the same power cage as you and want to purchase the ProSource Fitness Mats…just wondering how many should i buy to comfortably fit the power cage? how many do you have under your power cage?

  • Definitely inflated the prices. I checked on Rogue Canada and the cost of a 45Lb pair was like 180$$z. Shipping was 400$$. Thanks for the information though bro will check on them when the prices neutralize.

  • Snagged a half rack w/ lat pulldown for $180 and spent another $230 on 400lbs of weight, 2 barbells, weight tree, 2 benches w/ attachments and three different sets of adjustable dumbbells. I spent an ungodly amount of time on Facebook Marketplace and searching by posted time. Both weight purchases were made withing 5 minutes of each posting of the weights.

  • Just spent 2200 bucks on a power rack with vertical cable attachments, dip bars, pull-up bars, and incline/decline bench, and a 5-50lb hex dumbbell set from rep fitness plus an Echo bar and 260lbs of bumper plates from rogue. Then spent 700 dollars insulating and lighting my garage, picked up two very large mirrors on Craigslist for 20 bucks, 200 on horse stall mats… and some extras from amazon like three cable grips, a set of pull-up assist bands totaling 100 bucks. 3320 bucks sounds like a ton but my fiancé and I will save 1200 just this year on gym memberships and will have no excuse not to lift and train anymore!

  • dicks sporting goods routinely sells a 300 lb barbel/plate combo for like $250 something…that includes the 45lb bar so your getting 255lb of plates for $250…hard to beat if your just looking for $/lb

  • So where do you keep your seriods at. Jk
    Wtf where the leg press. I fucking love that machine. I can lift 720 lbs. Light weight baby

  • Resistance bands. My preference bodylastics. Jump rope. My preference Crossrope. Floor mat squares. That will more than get you started to see if you can create a habit. Then do what Coop says.

  • Honestly I would say his tier two really just works for everything. Tier one is fine but I feel like it costs just as much as a barbell set up minus the rack. So really just save what you would for the dumbbells and then another couple hundred for a decent rack. Barbell movements give you the most bang for your buck. You can push more weight when it’s on a barbell and the compound movements you learn with a barbell are extremely valuable. Go on Craigslist and piece together your home gym. A used barbell here, a used bench and plates there. That I would say is most bang for you buck and muscles.

  • Hey Coop. Do you have any videos or articles on the differences between the abrams 2.0 and the first one? Is it worth the extra $150

  • Even before the deadlift disaster, check out 1:22. Those bench dips are a terrible exercise, both because they just don’t do much for you but even more importantly, they are horrible for your shoulders. Are you trying to end up with a labral tear?

  • Hi Jordan, I’m considering your idea to prep some home equipments. May i know what’s the brand of your pull-up bar & bench? And where can get it, I’m also in Klang Valley area.
    Appreciate the advice. Thanks ��

  • Like I love the gym but I hate how it’s overcrowded weights would be missing people hoggin shit but the pro I met some people that were cool and gave me some cool advice

  • I had a good friend who built a squat rack from lumber. Seems like a good way to save quite a bit.

    I don’t have a garage for my gym, so I can’t do much with barbells. But kettlebells, pull up bar, jump rope, adjustable dumbells, and resistance bands can take a new year resolutioner pretty far until they truly need a bar bell to reach higher. To be honest, even on my list, there are frills that a new entrant to the fitness lifestyle doesn’t need.

  • I have a question for you:
    How many push ups could you do at the start and how many can you do now? I’m struggling and I can only do 3 sets of 10 reps

  • There is nothing wrong with a 1″ bar you can get them 6′ so take up a little less room, and is more than most will ever need. I was benching 180 lb and dead lifting 240 lb bough 3 sets of 12. If you just want to get in to shape to bench your body weight and dead lift 1 & 1/2 times your body weight is what you should be looking at. I am 180 lb so that is what I go for on the bench lift and 240 for dead lift. I all ways do 3 sets of 8’12 if you can not do 3 sets of 8 your lifting too much and once you can do 3 sets of 12 it is time to add weight. I will go for 12 different exercise for upper body one day then the next do legs and guts. and the 3 rd do body weight like pull ups; push ups; dips, and planks; revers lunches and step ups but will add weights when I do step ups. Then take a day to rest if you are 65 + years. at 71 years I take longer breaks between sets. Doing this will put in very good shape far better than most people. I also have a cable machine that is a 1-1 ratio just a simple one station is fine. I have the V03 impulse series lat pulldown/row machine but there are ones that cost less that work good. The best way is to get set up with enough equipment that you don’t have to keep changing things as you work out so 26′ bars and a curl bar and lots of dumbbells is a good start.

  • When you see your body shifting or leaning to the side, that means you aren’t strong enough for that weight. Dude, coming from a guy that had two hernias go down in weight, perfect your form and you’ll see more gains

  • If you’re not grunting on your last couple of repetitions. Then you’re not lifting enough weight to gain muscle. Your last couple repetitions should be pretty dam hard. If you hold your breath so you don’t make any noise. That causes your heart to separate over time. Creates too much pressure inside your chest.

  • Bro ur bent over row form was really bad. U should actually improve otherwise it can hurt ur back! Anyways u r just like a younger brother to me. Btw love ur content!

  • Hey guys I encourage you to NOT take advice from “Coop” aka FUCKWAD. He was raised by human crud, has NO morals……and should have this page taken down. Don’t listen to this fruity ASSHOLE………price gouging during a crisis is NOT cool. Don’t turn in to an unethical piece of poop like “coop”.

  • Really missed out on pricing.. the CAP 7 Foot Olympic Bar in the video is shown priced as $125.96, as of today (7/29/2020) its listed for $269.99. I just wanna get big at home:(

  • nice video, a good show. we share this video on our blog

  • It sucks right now man.. can’t find ANYTHING on the classifieds unless you want to pay double what things are worth. Completely sucks. Cheapest rack I have seen in the last 3 weeks was like 500$ amd it was some generic off brand thing. Can’t even find an adjustable bench. I had to build a damn power rack oit of wood. I did get somewhat lucky and found like 800lbs of plates in the first week of everything and it was still a good deal. Now there’s slim pickins

  • I don’t have money to buy new equipment! I made a ghetto home gym! If you look at my gym you’ll see anyone could make a home gym!!!

  • Can u do a review on Opti equipment from argos���� I’m interested to see what you think. It’s stupid cheap, like two 10kg plates for twenty dollars

  • If you insist on benching alone without spotter arms, just don’t put collars on. This way you can lean one way or another and dump the weights off the bar.

  • If you’re buying in bulk from Rogue, use their Custom Quote feature (Google rogue custom quote) depending on the items, you can save hundreds over the normal cart price.

  • such a waste of money imo. I used to compete in swimming and judo and I could setup a fairly decent strength conditioning setup for close to $100

  • Where is the info on TIER III? Interested in the flooring, kettle bell \ racks, etc.. For floor what thickness did you get and is it roll or tiles?

  • I went with a similar setup, former bodybuilder now just a dad trying to stay fit.

    Power cage: $250
    Barbell$ $100
    300 lb of used plates: $140 (going to repaint these)
    Merax adjustable dumbbells$ $300
    Slightly used Nordic track eliptical$ $350
    Easy bar: $30

    Roughly $1200 out the door but I really want a back extension in the future when I get a couple hundred bucks I won’t miss. I went with the merax dumbbells because they were slightly more expensive but they also go up to 71 lb each which was what I was looking for.

  • I go to gym to just to get out of house its not about saving up its more of a relaxing than sitting at home for me a home gym will be boring than going to gym and train between people thats my opinion:)