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Home Gym 1.0

Basement Gym - January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

November 16, 2020

November 8, 2020

August 11, 2020

April 8, 2020

March 18, 2020

I have 96 square foot of space in one half of a two car garage, 48 square feet of space in the basement, and a gymnastics mat in the living room. I have been slowly building up equipment over the last 10 years.  I did not use much of it until March 17, 2020 when public health measures closed down commercial gyms and recreational facilities.  Right now the total investment is $5,616.

Basics ($2,343)

(1) Flooring:  Purchased 4 horse stall mats from Murdoch's 8/2/2017, $165; Purchased 2 horse stall mats from Facebook Marketplace 1/14/2021, $100.  If I had more space, I would keep adding stall mats

(2) Soft Flooring:  Purchased Gymnastics Mat from Great Mats for $135; Received 2' x 4' foam mat free when StorageTek gym was upgrading

(3) Rack:  Purchased Rep Fitness PR-3110 at clearance sale for $190 and added spotter arms for $50 11/16/2019; originally purchased dip/pull-up station at yard sale for $20 6/6/2015, sold dip/pull-up station for $50 4/1/2017

(4) Barbells:  Purchased Rogue Beater Bar for $80 from Craigslist 4/15/2015, purchased a RepFitness Technique bar for $100 12/3/2016, purchased a Rogue 15 kg Bella Bar for $215 from Rogue 1/28/2021; OSO Custom Barbell Collars for $67 in 2016, OSO Magnetic Rogue Barbell Collars for $65 03/16/2021.  Would like to upgrade to Rogue Cerakote Matt Chan Bar ($395) or Fringe Sport Hybrid Bar.

(5) Plates:  Purchased Hi-Temp bumpers, $1.50/# x 190# = $285, 4/24/2016, from Wod Weights, Weider change plates from Big5Sports, RepFitness 5# Technique plates for $40 12/3/2016; (4) 45# Color Bumper Plates, (2) 25# Competition Bumper Plates = $403 6/22/2020.  Purchased Rep Fitness V2 Rubber Coated change plates for $81 01/16/2021.  Purchased Eleiko Change Plate Set 37.5# for $230 03/16/2021. 

(6) Flat Bench:  Cybex flat bench purchased 2009 from Garage Sale for $25

(7) Dumbbells:  Purchased 200# of standard weights from garage sale 4/23/2016, $20 and got "Golds Gym" dumbbell handles from Wal-Mart 5/7/2016, $12; sold standard barbell and (4) 25# plates for -$120 to Ivonne 3/28/2020.  Purchased pair of 50# dumbbells from REP Fitness for $119 6/29/2020.  Purchased a pair of 27.5# dumbbells from REP Fitness for $41 7/11/200.  Would like to add 35# pair of Rubber Hex Head Dumbbells ($86); Purchased York Standard Curl Bar from York Barbell for $40 8/31/2020.

Cardio Equipment ($990)

(1) Concept2 - Model D Rower:  Purchased from Concept2 7/28/2020 for $900 + $45 shipping + $45 tax = $990

(2) Assault Air Bike - Intend to purchase with larger gym space ($699), also considering Rogue Echo Bike ($775)

Crossfit ($969)

(1) Abmat:  Purchased for $1 at yard sale 6/6/2015; purchased a Rogue AB-2 for $10 from Margrith Wolf Facebook ad 4/13/2019

(2) Bands:  Purchased functional fitness bands #2, red, 20-35# and #3, black 30-50# in 2016 for $20 from Amazon.  Purchased Rep Fitness XXX-Light Yellow Band and Heavy Blue Band for $31 on 9/8/2020 from Rep Fitness.

(3) Jump Rope:  Purchased Ultra Speed Cable Jump Rope (buyjumpropes.net), bought a Jump-N-Rope 98" R3 beaded rope for $12, 11/27/2015, bought a Jump-N-Rope 106" R2 training rope for $20, 1/26/2016

(4) Kettle bells:  Purchased 35# and 53# from RepFitness 7/23/2016 for $100, sold 53# for $60 to Ivonne 3/28/2020), Purchased 44# from Simpson's Fitness Supply 10/5/2020 for $89 [35# ~ 16kg ~ 1 pood; 53#~24kg~1.5 pood]

(5) Parallettes:  Purchased a set of metal pipe parallettes, previously from a Crossfit gym, from Margrith Wolf Facebook ad for $20, 4/13/2019

(6) Plyo boxes:  Purchased set of 3 (12", 12", 8") for $140 in 8/8/2016 from J-Box (Robin Burke, Penrose, CO).  Would like to upgrade to a small Power Lift Plyometric Box (used $250 + $290 shipping)

(7) RingsPurchased $25 hanger self constructed, $55 RepFitness 1.25" wooden rings purchased in 2016

(8) Rope:  Purchased 12 foot 1.5 inch manila for garage, $74 knotandrope.com, 8/17/2016

(9) Slam Ball:  I am considering one of these more strongly.  Typical Rx for women/men is 20#/30#.  I would like to get a 20# Rep Fitness Slam Ball.

(10) Wall ballPurchased 14# from Simpsons Fitness Supply ($42 pre-sale from Contender Fit event Sept 17-18, 2016); Purchased 20# from Dynamax for $83 Black Friday sale 11/27/2020 and 10" 6#  from Dynamax for $42 Black Friday sale 11/27/2020.

(11) Weighted Vest: Purchased non-branded weight vest and (2) sets of Rogue plates for a 14# and 20# vest for $120 from Bria on Facebook Marketplace 10/24/2020.  Sold the 8.75# weight plate pair for $65 to Chris Dudley on 5/2/2021.  Net is $55

(12) Wall Mount Pull-Up BarPurchase Rogue P-4 Pull-up System for $145 from Megan on Facebook Marketplace 11/06/2020.

Strongman ($750)

(1) Atlas StonesPurchased 70# and 95# stones from Danielle, CrossFit VIM, $60, 4/6/2019

(2) Axle BarPurchased 60" Axel Bar on 2/28/2020 from Rep Fitness for $40

(3) Sandbag:  Purchased 25#-75# bag for $125 from Brute Force Sandbags, Denver, CO, 4/18/2016, filled to 50#

(4) Sled:  No plans to purchase

(5) Tire:  ~250# tire for graders, loaders and earthmovers; Acquired from GCR Tire, Denver, CO 6/10/2020.  Sold on Facebook Marketplace for $40 to Jeff.

(6) Yoke:  Purchased Custom Cut 84" La Yunta Strongman Yoke with Spotter Arms for $565 from Raptor Fitness Supplier, Denver, CO 10/30/2020.

Miscellaneous ($629)

(1) Clock:  Rogue Home Timer ($150); Rogue Fitness, Columbus, OH; ordered 6/9/20; arrived 6/14/20

(2) Crossover Symmetry:  No Purchase Plans ($195 for a home set up, 25% for Cyber Monday 2020, 20% off for Open 2021) comes with Red (15#) and Purple (7#) bands and choice of attachment (rack/wall); additional bands are $45 each.

(3) Glute Ham Developer:  Purchased Power Lift Fixed Pad GHD from F.I.T Loveland, Stephanie 8/10/2016, $400) ** Listed on Craigslist 11/16/2019 ** Sold for $400 1/26/2020 to Victor

(4) Silencer Pads:  I would like to get a set of Titan Silencer Pads ($149) or Abmat Crash Cushions ($249) Purchased a set of Titan Silencer Pads for $150 on 9/14/2020

(5) Sledgehammer:  Purchased 10/6/2015 from Home Depot, 8# for a home project.  In theory, I could swing this against my tire, but it just seem silly after rigging up and rigging down in the oil fields.

(6) Steel Mace:  Purchased 10# Steel Mace on 8/19/2020 from Onnit $40

(7) Rogue Rower Hanger:  Purchased Rogue Rower Hanger on 8/19/2020 from Katie Bender Facebook Ad for $20

(8) Decorations:  Purchased Rep Fitness 3x5 Colorado Flag on 9/8/2020 from Rep Fitness for $19; Purchased NeverSate 3x3 Start Somewhere Banner on 11/24/2020 from the Loyal Brand for $36; Team Gupta 1.7 x 3 Banner on 1/13/2021 from Vistaprint for $24.

(9) Storage System:  Decisions, Decisions...Rep MSS-1 $350, Rogue 3-Tier Mass Storage System $600+$180 Shipping & Taxes, Fray Fitness Savage Series, $895+shipping and taxes

(10) Squat Box:  Purchased EliteFTS Squat Box  for $150 on 11/2/2020

(11) Battle Rope - I am considering one of these more strongly.  Rep Fitness 1.5" x 50 feet for $90

(12) Westside Scout Hyper - I am interested in posterior chain health, but do not need a uni-tasker.  Rogue Fitness for $350

(13) Hip Extension - I grabbed this home duty hip extension  on 4/11/2021 from Joey (Facebook Marketplace) for $40

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I have been performing strength and conditioning workouts for the past 35 years.  During that time, I have always owned a bicycle and a pair of running shoes.  For the vast majority of that time, I have always had access to a commercial gym.  

I started my home gym journey with a Cybex flat bench I purchased at a yard sale in 2010.  In 2015, I added a barbell and gymnastics mat to work on technique and tumbling.  In 2016, I set out to create a home gym buying bumper plates, functional fitness equipment and even a GHD.  In 2019, I grabbed a warehouse sale folding rack from Rep Fitness and I felt like my gym was complete.  It was always meant to be a supplement to a commercial facility.  Total Spend was $1,913.

In 2020, COVID-19 restrictions dictated that my home gym was now my primary training facility.  This led me to purchasing a timer, more weight, dumbbells I can drop and finally the piece de resistance, a Concept2 rower.  I sold some standard weight, but still ended up spending a net $3,053 between March 17 and December 31.

So far in 2021, I have just grabbed a 15kg barbell, a set of change plates, odds and ends which add up to $715 through March 16

I still have a short wish list of items I would like to pick up, but nothing is standing in the way of my training.  

(1) Rep Fitness Modular Storage System, $350 or Rogue Fitness Mass Storage System, $750.  
(2) Crossover Symmetry, $195
(3) Westside Scout Hyper, $350

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