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PostSubject: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:05 am

Hey all, i am thinking of upgrading my Home Gym, replacing old equipment and buying some new stuff too.

At the moment i have:


  • York Bench
  • York Bar and Weights (going to about 60kg)
  • Concept II Rower
  • Treadmill
  • Fit Ball
  • Bodylastics Bands (Blue, Red, Green, Yellow)
  • Pull up Bar
  • Ab Wheel


I am thinking of replacing my Bench with this:
http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/barbell_benches/golds_gym_maxi_workout_bench___rack/9142_p.html
It doubles up as a squat rack as well, so killing two birds with one stone!

I am also going ot be getting some new weights and making the old ones obsolete.
http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/standard_weight_sets/bodypower_104kg_7ft_spinlock_set/9014_p.html
This means i will be able to work up to using more weight, and also allow me to Deadlift properly as 60kg was nothing to me.

I will also be looking at getting a Ab Board - I have used one of these in the gym before and they work your abs really well. not only can you do normal sit up, crunches, or russian twists but you can also add a med ball to the equasion to really work you hard!
http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/abdo_machines/weider_110_ab_board/9501_p.html

As i find supermans irritating and feel that they dont work i really needed to find a peice of equipment that works the lower back without using weights, i found this and it looks like a good investment.
http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/back_machines/powerline_roman_chair_back_hyper_white/3374_p.html

Going to need some Medicine Balls as well, mainly for use on the ab bench, for med ball slams, and for Plyometric push-ups. Might buy a few sizes; 3kg, 4kg, 5kg.

This is one which will turn the neighbours heads. A 16lb Sledgehammer. Full upper body conditioning but also for smashing the hell of of a tractor tire. Twisted Evil People will start to worry about me!

From the above - i will need a tractor tire, for use with sledgehammer, tire flips, and tire dragging (so i will need a harness too - that will kill the legs!)

So thats what i plan on buying over the next year. Anyone think of anything else i could use? or anything i may have missed?

He he he Home gyms are the way forward!!

Sean

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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:42 am

Only thing I can really think of is maybe a bench which incorperates a squat rack with it as squatting with a bar gives a great feeling and really works the body. Main problem when people dont have the rack is getting the extreme weights onto the shoulders. Thats my recommendation O also a couple of black bodylastic bands www.fitmag.co.uk sell them in the Uk not bodylastics but they work well ive got a set at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:59 am

Get some kettlebells, those things are awesome!

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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:58 am

If the lowerback stuff comes with the girl i say GO FOR IT! cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:08 am

Haha - nice one Manny!

Actually though, there will be a girl using it. One of my friends, who is a model, has asked me to help tone her up, she has also said that she needs to strengthen her lower back (which is why i am making sure that whatever peice of equipment i get does not include weights).

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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:27 am

Sean Ryan wrote:
Haha - nice one Manny!

Actually though, there will be a girl using it. One of my friends, who is a model, has asked me to help tone her up, she has also said that she needs to strengthen her lower back (which is why i am making sure that whatever peice of equipment i get does not include weights).

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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:31 am

Something else to add: Dragging Sled.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biLNoSd4ZpU&feature=related

Good stuff, costs about 99 alone for the sled, plus more for the rope.

....I think i may need a bigger house.....

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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:32 am

Sean Ryan wrote:
(...) One of my friends, who is a model, has asked me to help tone her up, she has also said that she needs to strengthen her lower back (...)

I can come up with alot of "excercises" for her lower back then... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:37 pm

Ahh man I remember the good old days of sled training in rugby man that was painful times.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:36 am

Yeah Sleds are really meant to work hard, or if you are truly crazy - get hold of a climbing robe, attach it to the front of a van....and pull that.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking to add to my Home Gym   Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:46 am

My favourite exercise is parachute runs.

You get a special sports parachute which is attach and trails behind you.

Try running. Thats the tricky part as you run the parachute opens and makes you really work the legs. Its like the equipment you find in gyms which are elasticated and pulls you back as you run.
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