Friday, September 30, 2022

$6900 Gym for Sale on Craigslist


Entire gym worth of equipment, all in great shape. All or nothing, not willing to sell off individual sets just yet.

Everything pictured:

11 assorted barbells - I see Olympic bars, EZ curl bars, oversized grip strongman bars and standard bars - average $75 each

7 dumbell length bars - These all seem to be standard bars, $10/each

2 WRIGHT 55 lb. bumpers - Nothing fancy - $1/lb

circular rack for holding bars - Nothing fancy - $50

15 York solid round head dumbell set, 45 lbs to 100 lbs. - $1-$1.50/lb - Over $1000 - I spotted, 40, 40, 45, 50, 55, 55, 60, 70, 80, 85, 90, 100

16 loadable dumbells - With pancake weights, about 40# each

2 Parabody dumbell racks - Nice racks - $100 each

3 iron triangle plate racks - Nothing fancy - $50 each

22 Ivanko Olympic Machined Plate Set, 2.5 lbs. to 45 lbs. - (8) 45; (4) 35; (2) 25; (4) 10; (2) 5, (2) 2.5 = 605# at $1/lb

47 York cast iron plates, 7.5 lbs to 100 lbs. - looks like at least (8) 100 (4) 50 (8) 25... 1500# at $1/lb

15 ADER Kettlebell set, 20 lbs to 150 lbs - 62,70, 53, 53, 20, 106, 106, 80, 80, 124, 150, 100, 100, 100? - 1200# at $1/lb

1 Kettlebell rack - $100

1 Parabody weight bench - $50

Without taking a look, I am seeing roughly $6500 in equipment at aftermarket prices, so the ask of $6900 is on the mark for the end retail user.  This stuff will not be easy to move and could sit for nearly a year.  To buy the whole lot, I would be at $4000.  I would keep the dumbbells, the Ivanko plates and a couple of the barbells and try to flip the rest at between 50 and 75 cents/pound to break even.

Honestly, just hauling 3 tons of gear sounds like a nightmare.

I did offer $1/lb for the York Dumbbells.  I am not expecting much, but I did want to establish contact.

Thruster - Metcon

Friday, September 30, 2022

CFG - Lucas

1200 - 10 of us


30 Single Unders
10 Slow Air Squats


20 Big Jump Single Unders
10 Slow PVC Thrusters


:20 Double Under Attempts
10 Slow Barbell Front Squats

I was getting about 2 rounds per 3 minutes.  Double unders were not good today.


Thruster (5-5-5*)
*Start Light and Build to a Moderate Weight. Between each set, superset with 10-15 Ring Face Pulls.

I worked up from 55-65-75#



75 Thrusters (45/35)
200 Double Unders
75 Thrusters

This was a little choose your own adventure for me.  The workout was designed to be finished in 15 minutes or less and I was targeting 4 minutes of thrusters, 4 min of rope skips, and then matching my thruster count.

I scaled to 35# and managed 65 reps (15/10/8/...).  I did rope skips in sets of 50 and had 300 reps in a little under 4 minutes.  The second round of 65 thrusters was tough.  I went 10/8/8/6/6... and finished the workout in 13:55.  This was a good effort and established a good bench mark.


2-3 SETS
15 Empty Barbell Bicep Curls
20 Alt. Windshield Wipers

I did two sets of curls with the EZ curl bar empty and with 5's.  I did tucked windshield wipers.

Finished with 2x8x90# Reverse Hyperextensions.

PowerLift Lever Action Bench

Not sure what the story is, but at $150 this is a great deal on a premium commercial quality adjustable bench in Colorado Springs being offered by Brandon Kubiack on Facebook Marketplace.  I never saw the original ad for $350 (4 weeks ago), but he dropped the price to $150 at some time.  At $350 it is a toss up.  At $150 it is a great deal.  Maybe he dropped the price incrementally and it just now hit my radar.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Upright Utility Bench

Titan Utility Bench - $150 (Out of Stock)

Facebook Marketplace Listing (TriquilliaDavid Green $75)

PowerBlock Upright Bench (Discontinued)
Tuff Stuff Upright Bench PPF-703 (MSRP $727)

While I was able to hold off buying the Iron Grip 85# dumbbells, I cannot shake the idea of wanting an upright bench for military/shoulder press.  These are typically only found in commercial gyms and mostly for bodybuilding.  Specifically seated shoulder press or triceps overhead extensions.  I have done these movement in the past with a preacher curl bench and an adjustable bench, but this would allow positioning inside a rack.

The primary retail market does not have much.  Legend Fitness offers one (pricing upon request).  Titan Fitness sells one ($149 out of stock).  Valor Fitness has one ($122 out of stock).  They are not sold by Rogue, Powerlift, EliteFTS or Sorinex.  PowerBlock used to sell one and there was one listed in the secondary market for around $50.

They are not typically found in home gyms or athletic conditioning centers due to the large footprint and limited use potential.  The titan model is 41" x 31" and that is on the small side when compared to units with a foot plate.

The bench currently available in Colorado Springs seems perfect, but it is 75 miles away and I have had a hard time connecting with the seller.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Strict Press - Metcon

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

CFG - Lucas

1200 - 19 of us


MIN 1 - :30 Cardio Choice (Increase pace each round)*
MIN 2 - 5 Push-Up to Pike + 5 Wide Grip Behind the Neck Barbell Press
MIN 3 -  5 Slow Scap Pull-Ups + 5 Controlled Kip Swings

*Run, bike, row or ski are all on the table! After you finish the :30 effort…perform :30 of dynamic stretching: trunk twists, arms crosses, standing knee pulls or standing ankle pulls.

I did squats with calf raise; jumping jacks; short shuttles.  I missed the memo on dynamic stretching.
Metcon (Weight)

MIN 1 - 5-7 Strict Press*
MIN 2 - :25 Hollow Hold + :25 Superman Hold
MIN 3 - 5 Kipping Knee Raises + 5 Kipping Straight Leg Raises

*Start at 1st Workout Weight and Build to Final Workout Weight of Metcon.

I went:

I did tuck holds instead of superman holds


Metcon (AMRAP - Rounds and Reps)

5 Strict Pull-Ups
5 Toes to Bar
7 Strict Press (75/55)|(65/45)

-Rest 1:30-

4 Strict Pull-Ups
4 Toes to Bar
5 Strict Press (95/65)|(65/45)

-Rest 1:30-

3 Strict Pull-Ups
3 Toes to Bar
3 Strict Press (115/75)|(75/55)

This was tough
3 PU first 2 rounds, then 5 ring rows; kipping leg raise; 55# strict press = 7+0
2 PU first 3 rounds, then 4 ring rows; kipping leg raise; 65# strict press = 4+8
1 PU, kipping leg raise, 75# strict press = 6+1

I entered a score of 17+9, but the pull-up volume was obviously off.


3x8x90 Reverse Hyperextension

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Box Jumps - Metcon

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

CFG - Greg

0930 - 5 of us


:20 WORK // :10 REST
MOVT 1 - Air Squats w/calf raise at top
MOVT 2 - High Knees
MOVT 3 - Alt. Lunges
MOVT 4 - Burpees w/Tall Jump!

*1 SET = MOVT 1 - MOVT 4


6 Alt. Cossack Squats
8 Alt. Box Step-Overs*
200m Run

*2nd Round: 4 Burpee Box Jump Overs


Metcon (Weight)
EVERY 4:00 x 4 SETS
10/10 Single DB Suitcase Deadlift
8/8 SA Seated DB Arnold Press
6 Tall Box Jumps (Athlete Choice)

-Rest with Time Remaining-

I used 40# for suitcase deadlift and 20# for Arnold press.  I used a 24" box and was landing well.  I was finishing in about 2:30 and had 1:30 rest between rounds.


Metcon (Time)

200m Run
8 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20)
4 DB Devil's Clean (50/35)|(35/20)

This was as tough as expected.  I scaled to short lap (~100m), Burpee Box Step Overs (18") and used 20# for the DB Devil's Clean.  I started out really hot at 2:14 and settled into a pace of 3 min/round towards the end.  I finished in 16:57 and feel like I scaled it perfectly.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Iron Grip Dumbbells

These just got listed an hour ago in Denver for $150 (Danielle Colvin, Wheat Ridge) which is a screaming deal for Iron Grip Dumbbells.  88 cents/lb is well below retail ($3-4/lb) and even secondary markets which are usually around $1.50-$2.00/lb.  Not to mention shipping.

Unfortunately, I cannot even come close to justifying 85# dumbbells.  In fact, I cannot remember using 85# dumbbells in at least 10 years.

They would be cool though.