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Strong People are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

Home Gym 2.0

September 14, 2021 (check out the change plate storage)

September 2, 2021 (new storage system)

June 20, 2021

June 20, 2021

June 20, 2021

We moved and it took me about 3 weeks to get unpacked and somewhat settled into my new gym space which is a full bay of a 3 car garage.  I did not install the folding rack, ring or rope.  I think I will plan on working out with the yoke and sell the folding rack.  Since the move, I purchased the Titan Fitness Mass Storage System.  Total investment is $5,936.

Basics ($2,443)

(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.  NOT INSTALLED, may stick with yoke.

(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.  Rogue Flat Utility Bench 2.0 purchased 10/15/2021 from Joseph (Facebook Marketplace) for $100.

(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) Rings:  Purchased $25 hanger self constructed, $55 RepFitness 1.25" wooden rings purchased in 2016.  NOT INSTALLED, hang from higher ceiling?

(8) Rope:  Purchased 12 foot 1.5 inch manila for garage, $74 knotandrope.com, 8/17/2016.  NOT INSTALLED, hang from higher ceiling?

(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 ball:  Purchased 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 VestPurchased 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 Bar:  Purchase Rogue P-4 Pull-up System for $145 from Megan on Facebook Marketplace 11/06/2020.

Strongman ($750)

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

(2) Axle Bar:  Purchased 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 ($849)

(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 Yellow (10#) and Green (3#) 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:  Would still like to add a kettlebell/dumbbell tray from Titan for $100 (shipping is free) and have considered a Rogue Multi-Use Hanger for $35 plus shipping; Purchased a Titan 42" wide x 73" tall system on 9/2/2021 from Eric (Facebook Marketplace) for $180.  Purchased (2) Rep Fitness change horn pairs on 9/8/2021 from Rep Fitness for $40.

(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 had a really good space set up and built the gym around my old space.  My new space feels different at the ceiling is 9 feet instead of 10 feet.  It sill works for overhead movements, but I have not installed the rings or the rope.  I am debating whether or not to paint.  My wish list of items has truly whittled down to nothing.  In fact, I should probably sell my REP Folding rack and extra change plates.

I resumed my CFG membership on 6/3/2021 and will be re-evaluating my home gym space.



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