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Title: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 08, 2014, 01:15:30 PM
The gym I go to is okay I guess, but some days it is difficult to get the time to go if my day is full of meetings or I have family stuff to do.  They don't allow chalk to be used or dropping weights when deadlifting.  I have been sneaking my chalk in wrapped in a towel.

I installed a pullup bar last night and just bought 265# of oly plates off of craiglist for $50.  I still need a bar and more plates so I can at least deadlift at home.  I'm going to make my own platform with stacked plywood and rubber matting.  I've been checking craigslist several times a day to jump on deals I see.  I found another person selling 290# oly plates with a curl bar for $80 I'm trying to jump on.  That ad is 5 days old though so I'm not confident about it.

It sucks because I used to have everything I needed and sold it all 5 years ago when I officially gave up on ever returning to iron.  I sold over 400lbs of oly weights, my bench/squat rack, and dumbbells from 10lb - 70lb.  Now I'm back and having to get all that stuff back again.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on March 08, 2014, 01:30:38 PM
That's cool.

I have 650lbs of plates, spin collar DBs, adjustable bench, squat rack with pully for pulldowns, pressdowns, rows, and 2 oly bars.

Garage is cramped so I rarely use it, but when we get a bigger house I will set it up inside and add to it.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 08, 2014, 01:46:26 PM
That's cool.

I have 650lbs of plates, spin collar DBs, adjustable bench, squat rack with pully for pulldowns, pressdowns, rows, and 2 oly bars.

Garage is cramped so I rarely use it, but when we get a bigger house I will set it up inside and add to it.
That's pretty much our plan for when we move the way you have it.  I told the wife I'll need a 4 car garage (My Jeep, my commuter car, my work area, and my gym).  Her car can stay in the driveway :)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: rangerNY on March 08, 2014, 02:15:26 PM
I have 650lbs of plates ...

So, like one trip out to the truck to carry it in, right?   ;)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 08, 2014, 02:22:26 PM
I have 650lbs of plates ...

So, like one trip out to the truck to carry it in, right?   ;)
I think that's why he has two oly bars.  He loaded each of them up with 325 of plates can carried them into his garage.  Then he had a beer.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on March 08, 2014, 02:31:51 PM
lolz
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on March 08, 2014, 03:48:23 PM
I would sell you my stuff if you were closer, hate lifting at home
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 08, 2014, 04:06:46 PM
I would sell you my stuff if you were closer, hate lifting at home
Meet ya half way :D

I hate lifting at home too, but it's better than not lifting because I can't find a 2 hour block of time to get out of the house.  I'll still keep my membership at the gym since it's next to nothing at $10 a month (not planet fitness >:()
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: PVSampson on March 08, 2014, 05:01:46 PM
I love lifting at home,take one step out of my bedroom in to my "gym" and I have a decent view as well.Might be a bit rough but it is functional,and it's fun accumulating gear.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Little Tim on March 08, 2014, 10:47:30 PM
I would sell you my stuff if you were closer, hate lifting at home
Meet ya half way :D

I hate lifting at home too, but it's better than not lifting because I can't find a 2 hour block of time to get out of the house.  I'll still keep my membership at the gym since it's next to nothing at $10 a month (not planet fitness >:()

Exactly the reason why I went the home gym route.  Less excuses to not do something.  And there's a idiot taking his sweet old time on what I want to use. Or dopes that must start using dumbbells where they pick them up,  keeping everyone from grabbing a pair within 20# of what they used.  End rant.

Got 2-300# oly sets plus another 100# of other oly weights,  ez curl bar, 2 oly dumbbell handles, a golds gym selectable db set (only goes to 50, need to upgrade), a adjustable bench that pulls out and can use uprights for squats,  a homebrew cable station setup, redneck pullup bar (electrical conduit hung on by 2x4's), treadmill, and upright bike.  Lots of years of collecting stuff when I wanted/needed it or having it on a wish list until I either saved up for it or found it used.

Not too much you need a gym for as long as you can be creative enough.



Best part?  My own music and shower. 
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 09, 2014, 12:55:23 PM
Just picked up four more 45lb plates and a 7' bar.   That brings my total weight to lift to 490lbs which I hope to one day pick up all at once.  I'm in business to do my deadlifts in the comfort of my own home once I pick up some plywood and rubber horse stall matting.  That's on my list for next weekend.  I didn't have the cash on hand to get a weight tree while I was there, but that'll be okay for now.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Little Tim on March 09, 2014, 01:37:33 PM
I use a 2x4 on top of cement block,  gives me just a hair of space to load and unload plates. It also allows me to set down the weights as hard as may be needed without damaging the weights or floor. It'll give you about 3/4" of height off the floor.  Simple $5 solution until you get the other stuff assembled.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 09, 2014, 05:56:10 PM
I use a 2x4 on top of cement block,  gives me just a hair of space to load and unload plates. It also allows me to set down the weights as hard as may be needed without damaging the weights or floor. It'll give you about 3/4" of height off the floor.  Simple $5 solution until you get the other stuff assembled.

I can't do that since I'll be starting with the bar higher.  I'm just going to worry about building the platform for deadlifts for now until I get the power rack since I won't know it's dimensions 'til I get it.  I'm getting 3 sheets of junk 1/2" particle board to stack for my base, then one 3/4 sanded plywood sheet for the middle where I stand, and horse matting for the outer edge where the weights will be dropped.  That'll be 2.25" of wood/rubber over the concrete flooring.  When finished, it'll look like this one.
(http://www.home-gym-bodybuilding.com/image-files/homemade-deadlifting-platform-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: sakustoms on March 10, 2014, 08:47:48 AM
Well on your way now. Congrats on the CL scores.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 16, 2014, 03:32:12 PM
I got everything I needed for my deadlift platform and started putting it together.

I'm letting the liquid nails setup now and will be finishing it up tonight.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140316_152516_zps1dikpmfx.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on March 16, 2014, 04:11:58 PM
Good stuff; post pics when it's done.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 16, 2014, 06:10:29 PM
Starting to take shape.  I just need to put a few screws on the mat after the glue dries.  Cutting that mat was a PITA.  Sawzall made it a little easier, but my batteries kept dieing on me.  I had to do that last foot by hand.  I tried my angle grinder but it stunk up my basement from 1 second of cutting.  Smelled like Dale Earnhardt did a burnout down there.  Wife was not happy about that.   :o

Once I get the rest of it together I'll use a better camera.  If I can get my time-lapse video together I'll post that up as well.  It'll probably be a little funny seeing me wander around looking for misplaced tools and junk.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140316_180036_zpsjduyqemz.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 16, 2014, 07:44:25 PM
All done!  I'll probably slap a coat of polyurethane on there one day when the wife and kids are out of the house.  2-4" of snow is expected tomorrow so everyone will likely be home.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140316_190057_zpsfu7ptujm.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: PVSampson on March 16, 2014, 08:08:39 PM
Cool.Good job man,looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 16, 2014, 11:07:44 PM
Nag-dabit!  GoPro SD card ran out of room so I didn't get the whole build in.  Don't mind the mess.  I'm still organizing junk to make room for equipment.  Next weekend I'm going to make some plate holders so I don't have them laying all over the floor.

http://youtu.be/xiFQLM2aXws (http://youtu.be/xiFQLM2aXws)

Pic of where the mat meets up with the center 4x4 plywood.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/IMG_2925_zps96694601.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: sakustoms on March 17, 2014, 07:54:41 AM
Turned out real nice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on March 17, 2014, 09:26:39 AM
That's great!  Colour me jealous.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: halfway on March 17, 2014, 12:43:11 PM
Great start, since our new place had a pretty big garage I'm considering the rack, DBS, etc route myself.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 19, 2014, 07:02:47 PM
Yesterday and today I put down a couple coats of polyurethane (pecan).  It should be dry enough tomorrow to use it for the first time for deadlift day.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/20140319_185558_zpshvacrgjr.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on March 19, 2014, 07:06:06 PM
10/10 setup

Have fun tomorrow and post a vid of your new PR.   ;D
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: PVSampson on March 19, 2014, 09:34:53 PM
I'd recommend giving the urethane another day to set,just to be sure.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 19, 2014, 11:22:27 PM
I'd recommend giving the urethane another day to set,just to be sure.
The 2nd coat went on this morning so there'll be about 30 hours before my deadlift session tomorrow.  The label says 6 hours for drying time.  If it gets messed up, I'll sand and redo it for next week with a longer cure time.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 22, 2014, 06:49:52 PM
I got tired of bending over to pick weights off the floor when changing the weight on the bar so I wanted to get some weight storage.  Tree's would take up too much space and the floor racks were over-priced.  Plus, the power rack I'm going to eventually get hopefully will have storage on it.

So I used my redneck skills and made this for under $5.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140322_183940_zpsrnkzgm2u.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Little Tim on March 22, 2014, 11:00:59 PM
Just had a "Dang, why didn't I think of that" moment.

Got a new project now.  Just a little different for my set up.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 23, 2014, 05:32:54 PM
DIY mini-jack  8)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140323_172357_zpsd9jc0suj.jpg)

Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on March 24, 2014, 09:29:57 AM
DIY mini-jack  8)

[IMG]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140323_172357_zpsd9jc0suj.jpg[/ig]


That feel when I click "Modify" instead of "Quote".  LMAO.


Awesome jack.  Might make one of those myself.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: TMonkey on March 24, 2014, 10:44:08 AM
DIY mini-jack  8)

[IMG]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140323_172357_zpsd9jc0suj.jpg[/ig]


That feel when I click "Modify" instead of "Quote".  LMAO.


Awesome jack.  Might make one of those myself.


x2
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on March 24, 2014, 08:40:07 PM
I got tired of bending over to pick weights off the floor when changing the weight on the bar so I wanted to get some weight storage.  Tree's would take up too much space and the floor racks were over-priced.  Plus, the power rack I'm going to eventually get hopefully will have storage on it.

So I used my redneck skills and made this for under $5.

([url]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140322_183940_zpsrnkzgm2u.jpg[/url])


Lulz, that looks like something I would make. I picked up a used weight tree for cheap when I was building my gym though
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 24, 2014, 08:53:08 PM
DIY mini-jack  8)

[IMG]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140323_172357_zpsd9jc0suj.jpg[/ig]


That feel when I click "Modify" instead of "Quote".  LMAO.


Awesome jack.  Might make one of those myself.


x2

Here's what I used to make mine.

1 3/4″ x 12″ galvanized pipe
4 3/4″ galvanized TEE pieces
4 3/4″ x 2.5″ galvanized pipe
2 3/4″ elbow joints
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 30, 2014, 01:22:03 PM
Just picked up another pair of 45s for $50 to bring my total to 570lbs.  I want to pull all eight 45s off the floor for my birthday in July.

The guy I bought them from was getting out of powerlifting due to injuries and was super nice.  We talked about competing and deadlifting for a while in the pouring rain.  He said he was chasing 800lb RAW but has pulled 750lb prior to tearing up his knee.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on March 30, 2014, 01:43:20 PM
Just picked up another pair of 45s for $50

Score!   :thumbs_up:
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on May 16, 2015, 10:11:19 PM
I've been busting my hump for the past week working on my house to put on the market.  Our real estate agent suggested that I take down and move my power rack while it's on the market because it's "overbearing".  Must be a Planet Fitness member.  I bet he even has one of those douche bag bumper stickers on his car.  I'll find out tomorrow when we go house shopping.

Anyway, tonight I was finally able to put my basement back together.  Complete with paint, new doors to enclose a living space, and floor baseboards.  I can now lift at home again after a week of disarray.

Before:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20141108_203804_zpsfvlp2opf.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20141108_203804_zpsfvlp2opf.jpg.html)

After:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150516_214444_zpsktdzooxz.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150516_214444_zpsktdzooxz.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150516_214500_zpsdw9b7efr.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150516_214500_zpsdw9b7efr.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150516_214517_zpsaqteuass.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150516_214517_zpsaqteuass.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on May 16, 2015, 10:20:27 PM
It's a little intimidating.  Clean up the chalk, blood and skin and hide all but a few plates and you'll be fine IMO.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on May 17, 2015, 07:51:32 AM
A lot of people cannot picture a space like it will be when they own it and have their own shit in there.

That's why staging is so important when you sell a house.

I'm not one of those people; I can picture something very easily in my mind and envision what I want and ignore the existing situation.

That looks like a nice basement, but a lot of people will just focus on the rack and not see anything else.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on May 17, 2015, 12:28:25 PM
A lot of people cannot picture a space like it will be when they own it and have their own shit in there.

That's why staging is so important when you sell a house.

I'm not one of those people; I can picture something very easily in my mind and envision what I want and ignore the existing situation.

That looks like a nice basement, but a lot of people will just focus on the rack and not see anything else.

I get the whole staging thing, but my rack can't go anywhere.  Today I did some re-arranging.  It opened up the space a little, but I won't be able to do any OHP work inside of the rack anymore.  I'll have to do it outside and take a step to the side because of the drop in the ceiling.

My cousin gave me a good price on wall to wall carpeting so I will have to take it down for one day and move it out of the way.  While I have it down I'm going to  put handles on the side of the platform so it's easier to move around.  When we move, I'd like to bolt the rack down separate from the platform.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150517_122606_zpsoglenc1r.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150517_122606_zpsoglenc1r.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150517_122619_zpsc7iqilai.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/20150517_122619_zpsc7iqilai.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: sakustoms on May 18, 2015, 07:37:36 AM
I'd walk down there and be like "hell yea, that rack comes with the house right"?  ;)

I wouldn't worry too much about that one area of the basement.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: TMonkey on May 18, 2015, 11:25:27 AM
can you move it to the garage?

it won't bother anyone there and will be easier to move when it goes with you

Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Merkley on May 18, 2015, 02:07:21 PM
but I won't be able to do any OHP work inside of the rack anymore. 

Do your OHP in the rack while sitting on the floor

 
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: AlexanderOmand on May 18, 2015, 03:19:48 PM
but I won't be able to do any OHP work inside of the rack anymore. 

Do your OHP in the rack while sitting on the floor
What he said. Seriously.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on June 11, 2015, 08:05:07 PM
can you move it to the garage?

it won't bother anyone there and will be easier to move when it goes with you

Forgot about this thread for a while.  I wish I had a garage.  Working on the cars in the winter would be easy and comfortable.  That is a demand I have for our next house.  That and a 8'6" minimum ceiling height for the basement. 8)

but I won't be able to do any OHP work inside of the rack anymore. 

Do your OHP in the rack while sitting on the floor

 

I thought of sitting on the bench doing them.  Instead, I slid the platform over just enough so I can do them without smashing into the low side of the ceiling.  As long as I don't start OHPing 3pps anytime soon, I'll be good to go.  :D
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: TMonkey on June 12, 2015, 11:13:42 AM
i have this sitting in the corner

(http://www.rehabmart.com/images_html2/Body%20Solid%20(BS)%202011/utility%20stool%20by%20body%20solid.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: sakustoms on June 19, 2015, 07:16:36 AM
can you move it to the garage?

it won't bother anyone there and will be easier to move when it goes with you

Forgot about this thread for a while.  I wish I had a garage.  Working on the cars in the winter would be easy and comfortable.  That is a demand I have for our next house.  That and a 8'6" minimum ceiling height for the basement. 8)

but I won't be able to do any OHP work inside of the rack anymore. 

Do your OHP in the rack while sitting on the floor

 

I thought of sitting on the bench doing them.  Instead, I slid the platform over just enough so I can do them without smashing into the low side of the ceiling.  As long as I don't start OHPing 3pps anytime soon, I'll be good to go.  :D

That won't be for at least another couple weeks or so.  :P
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on August 11, 2015, 05:14:57 PM
I love getting new stuff for the gym.  I ordered this a few weeks ago during EliteFTS' big sale knowing they were backed up.  It came in today.  I can't wait to train with this after vaca.  I'm going to box squat with this instead of normal box squats. 

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/EF811726-E5CE-4E35-AB83-1096FA383C59_zpss9yvpw9i.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/EF811726-E5CE-4E35-AB83-1096FA383C59_zpss9yvpw9i.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 09, 2015, 07:12:31 PM
Finally got shelves put up to get my trophies (a.k.a. tombstones) off the floor.  I tried a floating shelf at first but it wasn't strong enough to hold one let alone two (I have aluminum studs in the basement).  I put my desk where the treadmill was since it's smaller and now I can put plates on the bars without catching my ribs in the hand rails of the treadmill.

All setup for tomorrow's deadlifting session.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/F2325AF5-A5FD-4D0A-BADF-B8A1AA91638E_zpsnvntgxjy.jpg)

I'm think about getting a pair of these next.  I've been taking the monolift attachment off everytime I need to OHP.  I could do the OHPs outside the rack on the back and it could double as bar storage for the bars I've accumulated.  My SSB yoke bar is on the other side of the room leaning up against the treadmill.

(http://cdn.roguefitness.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/header_sm_image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/a/safety-spotter-arms-3_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on September 09, 2015, 07:39:17 PM
No room on your new shelf for new trophies?  :S
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 09, 2015, 07:56:56 PM
No room on your new shelf for new trophies?  :S
Hoping I'll need to buy more shelves. :D
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on September 09, 2015, 08:02:14 PM
No room on your new shelf for new trophies?  :S
Hoping I'll need to buy more shelves. :D

I thought you were buying a new house?

Just look for one with lots of shelves.  ;)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: TMonkey on September 10, 2015, 11:59:59 AM
love my ss bar from them.  how do you like it so far?
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 10, 2015, 05:14:07 PM
love my ss bar from them.  how do you like it so far?
Still getting used to it but so far so good.  I can't do anywhere near the weight with it as I can with a barbell, but I get plenty out of it.  What I'm really hoping for is some help with my deadlift.  I read it is supposed to help a lot with that due to the need for a tight core from it pitching forward.

No room on your new shelf for new trophies?  :S
Hoping I'll need to buy more shelves. :D

I thought you were buying a new house?

Just look for one with lots of shelves.  ;)

Add to my list of demands along with high ceilings, garage, etc.  ;)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: hochspeyer on September 12, 2015, 10:08:14 PM
I got tired of bending over to pick weights off the floor when changing the weight on the bar so I wanted to get some weight storage.  Tree's would take up too much space and the floor racks were over-priced.  Plus, the power rack I'm going to eventually get hopefully will have storage on it.

So I used my redneck skills and made this for under $5.

([url]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140322_183940_zpsrnkzgm2u.jpg[/url])


That. That is cool.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on December 04, 2015, 05:56:05 PM
I wanted another set of J-cups for my rack so I could store my SSB out of the way without having it laying on the floor taking up space.  Rogue Fitness charges $65 + $10.75 shipping ($75.75) for a pair.  I remembered Titan Fitness' HD power rack was 2"x3" and same design J-cup and they were only $45 with FREE shipping.  I took a chance and ordered the titan J's.  They aren't symmetrical like Rogues, but they should work just fine for what I am going to use them for and $30 cheaper.

Titans showing how they go on in the same direction:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/FD9676D8-4C4F-4995-963B-8C288DCC9968_zpsvp0xbkoz.jpg)

Rogue's symmetrical J's
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/42836F09-41C3-46BE-B2C7-B4D685705E8D_zpsvk3g1kxv.jpg)

Why is the symmetry important to me for real use?  When I was doing my walkout on squat, if the bar or plates hit the J-cup, the J would swing out of the way then come back in place without disrupting me.  Small detail, but it matters to me if the weight was high.  I use the mono for lowbar now, but I still walkout from J-cups for highbar squatting so I don't have to move the mono up and down since the height is different.

My rack is off of the platform for now since because I used leftover polyurethane from my basement steps to put a few more coats on while taking the week off of training.  I put the final coat on this morning before work so it should be ready by tomorrow.  The old coat was worn down in spots making it slippery sometimes.  If I were to re-do this platform, I'd skip the pretty wood center and just stall mat the entire 4x8 space.

I told Mrs Clause to get me these for Christmas so I can do my OHPs outside of the rack.

(http://www.roguefitness.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/rogue_header_2015/830x520/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/x/x/xx4454-lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on December 04, 2015, 06:56:11 PM
I wanted another set of J-cups for my rack so I could store my SSB out of the way without having it laying on the floor taking up space.  Rogue Fitness charges $65 + $10.75 shipping ($75.75) for a pair.

That's ridiculous, they probably cost about $5.00 to make.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: tooth on December 05, 2015, 12:59:35 PM
Love the set up.  I just don't get why you need the supports to ohp.  I have the same rig, and just use the j cups and lift "outside" of the rig.  They mount on either side.  Are you worried about dropping the weight? 
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on December 05, 2015, 01:27:39 PM
Love the set up.  I just don't get why you need the supports to ohp.  I have the same rig, and just use the j cups and lift "outside" of the rig.  They mount on either side.  Are you worried about dropping the weight?
My monolift takes up all but about 6" of the space inside of the cage.  If i put J-cups on the outside, I'm right on the edge of the platform.  With the supports, I can stand off the the platform on the floor.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: tooth on December 05, 2015, 03:02:36 PM
Love the set up.  I just don't get why you need the supports to ohp.  I have the same rig, and just use the j cups and lift "outside" of the rig.  They mount on either side.  Are you worried about dropping the weight?
My monolift takes up all but about 6" of the space inside of the cage.  If i put J-cups on the outside, I'm right on the edge of the platform.  With the supports, I can stand off the the platform on the floor.

Got it.  Now that makes sense. 
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on January 05, 2016, 06:52:34 PM
Latest update...


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/C2AF5D38-BF40-4D94-B0E3-B61C4DBA3F06_zpsatxc8an4.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/C2AF5D38-BF40-4D94-B0E3-B61C4DBA3F06_zpsatxc8an4.jpg.html)


Getting carpet installed tomorrow so house can go on market by weekend.  I had to take it all down for now.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on January 05, 2016, 06:58:07 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on January 06, 2016, 04:53:19 PM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/7B523587-7270-4CCB-8BD9-191895730AEA_zpsrstfdbos.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/7B523587-7270-4CCB-8BD9-191895730AEA_zpsrstfdbos.jpg.html)

Now I need to put the family room back together.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: AlexanderOmand on January 06, 2016, 05:13:21 PM
Yep. Seriously jealous.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: tooth on January 06, 2016, 06:27:06 PM
That picture is like home gym porn.   ;D
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on January 06, 2016, 06:56:54 PM
Thanks guys.  We're going to have fun trying to move the platform out of the basement when we move.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on January 06, 2016, 07:16:19 PM
LOL, thought you were keeping it down till the house sold. Must have been a good workout assembling it.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on January 06, 2016, 07:24:53 PM
LOL, thought you were keeping it down till the house sold. Must have been a good workout assembling it.

I am.  It'll only come up once we move and only one way out.  Up a narrow staircase.  Honestly, it might be easier to cut it into pieces and build a new one at the next house.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on January 06, 2016, 07:37:48 PM
LOL, thought you were keeping it down till the house sold. Must have been a good workout assembling it.

I am.  It'll only come up once we move and only one way out.  Up a narrow staircase.  Honestly, it might be easier to cut it into pieces and build a new one at the next house.

I think it would be funny if the first few prospective buyers are ardent weightlifters.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Little Tim on January 06, 2016, 08:45:36 PM
That picture is like home gym porn.   ;D

I know.  So much cleaner and neater than my my setup.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 28, 2016, 01:20:41 PM
Hey y'all.  I'm still alive.  I'll be moving tomorrow! Finally got our old house sold and found one that my wife and I could agree on.  30 more years of mortgage  Yay.  :'(

Anyway, the basement for this house is unfinished.  I'll eventually finish it with the exception of this space which will be my new gym.  Previous owner used the space for band practice and used Styrofoam for sound control.  Might come in handy for deadlift days.  :D

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1651_zpsclytavgq.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1651_zpsclytavgq.jpg.html)

Once I get everything setup again, I'll be on more often.  Not being able to work out has been a downer.  I feel fat and weak.  I can't wait to feel sore again.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on April 28, 2016, 01:22:51 PM
Congrats on the new house and welcome back.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on April 28, 2016, 01:53:59 PM
Not a bad little space at all.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BigDaddy on April 28, 2016, 01:57:29 PM

Welcome back and congrats on the new house.

Looks like it will be a good gym space.  It looks like it will be more room than you had in the old house.

Are the ceilings in there tall enough for your cage?
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: piperdown on April 28, 2016, 02:09:04 PM
Alright! Congrats!

That space has sooooo many possibilities for a lifting space  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: sakustoms on April 28, 2016, 02:33:23 PM
Welcome back Ron and congrats on the new house. Enjoy 30 more years of a mortgage.  ;D
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 28, 2016, 03:23:59 PM
Congrats, good luck with the move, I hate moving with a passion.   
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Little Tim on April 28, 2016, 07:02:37 PM
Welcome back!

Being behind another 30yr note is still better than finding yourself near retirement still renting.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on May 01, 2016, 09:46:23 AM
Thanks guys.  2 days of moving and still not done.  Sore as hell too.  We still have the storage shed to move out which happens to be were my rack and bars are.  The movers wouldn't stop bitching about moving my deadlift platform but it is in the basement.  I'm working on saving up the energy and motivation necessary to move the weights out of my Jeep and into the basement.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on May 01, 2016, 09:50:25 AM
The movers wouldn't stop bitching about moving my deadlift platform

You're paying them to move it, what do they have to bitch about?
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on May 01, 2016, 10:10:44 AM
The movers wouldn't stop bitching about moving my deadlift platform

You're paying them to move it, what do they have to bitch about?

This is the new way of the world and I'm sick of it.  Fucking take my empties back to the beer store and I get dirty looks from the people working there.  Its YOUR JOB to take back my empties, so why do you get pissed at ME for bringing them to you.  I didn't invent the fucking recycle program; I'm forced to use it.

The other day I went and bought beer and the chick brought me the wrong kind of beer.  I politely said "I asked for Lakeport Light, not Pilsner." She gave me the nastiest look and even so when she brought me the right beer I smiled and said "Thank you very much" and she just glared at me and turned around without saying a word.  Like I did something wrong to ruin her day.

WTF?
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on May 02, 2016, 12:41:28 PM
I said something to my wife about how I still feel cramped after moving all the equipment down to the new basement.  She said I can have the whole basement for my man-cave.  So my workout space doubled.  :D

Separate squat/bench and deadlift area.


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1662_zps5cbxzp7s.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1662_zps5cbxzp7s.jpg.html)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1663_zpsjzm5rovw.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1663_zpsjzm5rovw.jpg.html)

No, the rack is not upside down.  I put the chin up bar on the bottom for now until it is bolted to the floor.  I need a lot of horse stall mat.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on May 02, 2016, 12:44:13 PM
Congrats.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: piperdown on May 02, 2016, 02:12:14 PM
That is looking like the start of a sweet setup!
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: XavierNusum on May 24, 2016, 03:20:10 PM
Congrats on a sweet space!!!
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on May 24, 2016, 05:27:46 PM
Thanks. I added another 300lb of plates today. Not as much carrying plates from the squat area to the deadlift area now. I'm so lazy.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: sakustoms on May 25, 2016, 07:15:14 AM
Lazy is when you buy all those weights and they just sit there. ;)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: XavierNusum on May 25, 2016, 04:00:21 PM
Thanks. I added another 300lb of plates today. Not as much carrying plates from the squat area to the deadlift area now. I'm so lazy.

That is life! Not lazy at all, you can actually rest between sets. I understand completely!
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: tooth on May 25, 2016, 04:39:23 PM
That's going to be dam sweet.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Ramrod on May 25, 2016, 09:31:17 PM

([url]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1662_zps5cbxzp7s.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1662_zps5cbxzp7s.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1663_zpsjzm5rovw.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/IMG_1663_zpsjzm5rovw.jpg.html[/url])


Jealous...... ;D
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: XavierNusum on May 26, 2016, 01:29:10 PM
What do you think of the Rogue monolift attachment? I've been thinking it would be pretty useful especially heavy bench and squats. I think I may be able to adapt it to my generic 3x3 rack.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on January 21, 2017, 11:05:37 AM
What do you think of the Rogue monolift attachment? I've been thinking it would be pretty useful especially heavy bench and squats. I think I may be able to adapt it to my generic 3x3 rack.


Sorry, Xavier.  I've been away from the webs and lifting for a while and missed this question.  I've only used the mono for squats but I do really like it.  One thing I wish it did though is swing away a little further.  There's been a few times that I've let the weight get further in front of me than it should and it turned into mashed knuckles.  That's more of an issue with a squat that got out of control though.

As far as fitting your 3x3, it should so long as the bolt holes are spaced equally and of the same size.  Let me know if you need me to measure for you.  I think Rogue came out with a quick-change version that doesn't bolt on and they have 2x3 and 3x3 versions of that.

I didn't realize how old those pictures were.  I"ve changed a few things since moving in.

Most all of the free-weight area is covered by horse stall mats.  These were fun to roll up and get down the steps.
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/69C995A9-1037-4217-B5E7-CF006C6EE5BB_zps9a0nqojv.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/69C995A9-1037-4217-B5E7-CF006C6EE5BB_zps9a0nqojv.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/78AC2F00-B596-4BCE-9846-15AE6E9F206F_zpsrclcz6ma.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/78AC2F00-B596-4BCE-9846-15AE6E9F206F_zpsrclcz6ma.jpg.html)

I added some more tumbling mat because the kids were going off the mats practicing their MMA stuff.  I also replaced the main TV in the familiy room and brought the old one to the basement.  I stream powerliftig youtube vids when I lift now.
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/2462A875-4432-4FC3-A234-07DA8CE392DC_zpsog5xchlw.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/2462A875-4432-4FC3-A234-07DA8CE392DC_zpsog5xchlw.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 05, 2017, 02:03:10 PM
New addition to the platform.  Since I moved the platform from under my power rack, I haven't been able to deadlift using bands.  I like bands since it helps me try to be more powerful off the floor to counter the increasing resistance.

So I added these last night just in time for today's pulls.  I hope they hold.  The brackets are rated for 300#, the carabiners are rated for 230#, and they are attached with 2-1/2" lag bolts.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/D638ABC6-D757-40E0-B675-4BEEF972731B_zpsgguu4gek.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/D638ABC6-D757-40E0-B675-4BEEF972731B_zpsgguu4gek.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/0BE0244C-245A-41E2-9914-3C92A4266CF8_zpsam5yasbi.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/0BE0244C-245A-41E2-9914-3C92A4266CF8_zpsam5yasbi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on February 05, 2017, 02:11:19 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 12, 2017, 08:29:55 PM
Today was a rainy, dreary day and with no football and I was looking for something to do that didn't involve housework :D.  So I went to the hardware store to buy some lumber to make a bar rack.  I've been leaning unused bars in the corners of the basement or just tripping over them every once in a while.  This is what I came up with....

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/454E727C-B415-426C-8305-EA48ADC44B8B_zps9ho5fqc5.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/454E727C-B415-426C-8305-EA48ADC44B8B_zps9ho5fqc5.jpg.html)

I also had that bare pole right next to my daughters mma mat which has always been a worry since they get carried away.  So I wrapped it with a bunch of cardboard sheets I had and wrapped it with one of my kids rug that my wife's ornery puppy decided to chew up.  Stylish, I know. ::)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/3D8881C9-E2B3-4C1C-BD3D-4910A219CEB2_zps8ajpz32m.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/3D8881C9-E2B3-4C1C-BD3D-4910A219CEB2_zps8ajpz32m.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on February 12, 2017, 08:56:17 PM
Mad jelly....
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on February 12, 2017, 08:59:36 PM


([url]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/454E727C-B415-426C-8305-EA48ADC44B8B_zps9ho5fqc5.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s44.photobucket.com/user/OIIIIIO/media/Powerlifting/Home%20Gym/454E727C-B415-426C-8305-EA48ADC44B8B_zps9ho5fqc5.jpg.html[/url])


Don't think I've had an erection this hard since I was 17.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: sakustoms on February 13, 2017, 06:59:42 AM
That is one hell of a setup you have going on there Ron. I am jelly too.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on July 07, 2017, 08:42:30 PM
New stuff :D

Saw the price, read the reviews, and was drinking beer so I had to click the buy button.  It came today and I feel sorry for the fedex guy.  It was in two heavy boxes.   Their stuff isn't the same quality as Rogue, but still pretty well made.  The GHD is very solid and my only big complaint is that the box was kind of flimsy and I was missing one bolt that slipped out a slit in the side of the box.  A trip to TSC fixed that though.  Not bad for $299 compared to the cheapest Rogue model of $545.  EliteFTS wants $679 for their cheapest model.

(http://i.imgur.com/Wk9BwyI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/UNxXY6x.jpg)

Here it is next to the one I'll be selling on craigslist.
(http://i.imgur.com/7xzoN1i.jpg)

This is my third buy from the company.  First was a second set of J-cups since they fit my Rogue rack and were half the price.  Second was this guy that I thought I'd use more than I do, but my wife like it.  I thought I'd be doing more incline pressing but I've only done them twice since buying it.

(http://i.imgur.com/L2y13Rd.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Ramrod on July 07, 2017, 11:33:37 PM
Man I'm jealous
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on July 08, 2017, 12:23:12 AM
Damn, that shop vac is gorgeous, does it have a slot where you can insert an SD card with plans for a death star?
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on July 08, 2017, 12:40:47 AM
Damn, that shop vac is gorgeous, does it have a slot where you can insert an SD card with plans for a death star?

Yes, she's a shiny one.  She does a good job getting all the chalk up off the floors.  She also does well when your 6 year old leave the faucet running with the stopper engaged while she goes outside to roller skate
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on July 08, 2017, 01:20:25 AM
Damn, that shop vac is gorgeous, does it have a slot where you can insert an SD card with plans for a death star?

Yes, she's a shiny one.  She does a good job getting all the chalk up off the floors.  She also does well when your 6 year old leave the faucet running with the stopper engaged while she goes outside to roller skate

You should sell me that one and upgrade to the model that tells your kid to TURN THE WATER OFF!
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on July 08, 2017, 01:41:30 AM
Damn, that shop vac is gorgeous, does it have a slot where you can insert an SD card with plans for a death star?

Yes, she's a shiny one.  She does a good job getting all the chalk up off the floors.  She also does well when your 6 year old leave the faucet running with the stopper engaged while she goes outside to roller skate

You should sell me that one and upgrade to the model that tells your kid to TURN THE WATER OFF!
I seriously thought of replacing their faucet with one of those motion activated things you see at public and office buildings.  i will rig the new stoppers to be non-functional though.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on July 08, 2017, 01:51:59 AM
Damn, that shop vac is gorgeous, does it have a slot where you can insert an SD card with plans for a death star?

Yes, she's a shiny one.  She does a good job getting all the chalk up off the floors.  She also does well when your 6 year old leave the faucet running with the stopper engaged while she goes outside to roller skate

You should sell me that one and upgrade to the model that tells your kid to TURN THE WATER OFF!
I seriously thought of replacing their faucet with one of those motion activated things you see at public and office buildings.  i will rig the new stoppers to be non-functional though.

I would say that the 6 year old doesn't need a stopper anymore.

I'm reminded of when my son decided to wash his Nintendo DS in the sink because it was dirty

Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on August 03, 2017, 08:22:26 PM
Latest addition but it'll never be in the gym.  Played around a bit pulling and pushing it up and down the driveway with my 6 year old on it.

(http://i.imgur.com/O0Yt50M.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on October 11, 2017, 06:59:06 PM
I've been wanting a squat bar since I realized they existed and especially after squatting with one at RPS.  The price tag always held me back so I've been making due with the B&R bar for the last bunch of years.  Problem I have with it though, is its very passive knurling doesn't hold all that well unless I have chalk on my back or I happen to be wearing my bar-grip t-shirt but even that is hit and miss and it tears up my shoulders and elbows sometimes.  Elite FTS was running a sale on all Texas bars so I started getting that itch real bad.  Still, I couldn't justify spending so much for a bar I would only use for squatting. So then what if I just got something with a little more bite?  I read reviews for 2 straight days on power bars for Ohio, Texas, and Westside and then convinced the wife that I had to have one.  I decided on a raw steel Ohio bar since my B&R feels so good and is holding up well with not too much maintenance.  A lot of the reviews for the black zinc complained that it off and fades to an ugly greenish black.  It came in today.

(https://i.imgur.com/TqHEFYt.jpg)

B&R bar on the right, Ohio on the right
(https://i.imgur.com/ABKS2vF.jpg)

To make the wife feel she was getting something out of this deal, I bought her a couple kettlebells to play with 8)
(https://i.imgur.com/blToeR9.jpg)


Updated pictures of the gym that shouldn't be blocked since I no longer use photobucket
(https://i.imgur.com/NYi56zg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GfWbF2z.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FmYGNG8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yMe5gKP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bQLB9eQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/isENLTE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/62JyEHf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/o8oqnGJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: sakustoms on October 12, 2017, 07:02:58 AM
I was starting to worry that your gym was missing some very crucial equipment and then I scrolled down and there it was, the glorious ab roller. Phew!!!

:rofl:

Looks awesome Ron. You've got yourself a damn good powerlifting gym right there. You should charge admission.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: tooth on October 12, 2017, 08:05:04 AM
A+.  Looks like a great set up.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on October 12, 2017, 08:26:30 AM
Never been so jealous of anything in my whole life.  Fuck.

Well done.  :clap:
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on October 12, 2017, 03:06:48 PM
Thanks guys. I'd much rather have a good powerlifting gym nearby. Neversate was cool, but they lean towards the strongman stuff a lot and I didn't fully fit. I actually felt in the way as they were training for a comp the last few times I was there. I'll go back to have fun every once in a while though.

As far as admission, anyone willing to work hard is free. I'd love to have company.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Bando on October 12, 2017, 05:48:27 PM
Dayum! Jelly of all your bars!
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: John on October 12, 2017, 09:53:00 PM
Wow very nice!!
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: reduni on October 13, 2017, 07:23:53 PM
I'm pretty happy with what I have in my gym but dayum that is a sweet setup. Always room for upgrades though.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Andrew on December 05, 2017, 02:53:13 PM
Nice set up! I bought the Rogue OPB too, bare steel. Mine has started to rust. I think the factory had some good oil or something on it that lasted several months but then one day the bar started to rust. Since then i've been oiling it a bit. Still a damn good bar
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on December 06, 2017, 08:16:03 PM
Nice set up! I bought the Rogue OPB too, bare steel. Mine has started to rust. I think the factory had some good oil or something on it that lasted several months but then one day the bar started to rust. Since then i've been oiling it a bit. Still a damn good bar
I brush mine at the end of every training session if it gets chalk on it (the OPB doesn't need chalk, but my others do). I put a light coat of 3in1 on it about every 2 weeks.  My basement is humid enough to where i put a de-humidifier in it to take it from 70% to 35% but that was after a year living here and none of my bars are rusted.  All are bare steel but the Okie bar has a patina on it.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Andrew on December 07, 2017, 05:47:51 PM
Nice set up! I bought the Rogue OPB too, bare steel. Mine has started to rust. I think the factory had some good oil or something on it that lasted several months but then one day the bar started to rust. Since then i've been oiling it a bit. Still a damn good bar
I brush mine at the end of every training session if it gets chalk on it (the OPB doesn't need chalk, but my others do). I put a light coat of 3in1 on it about every 2 weeks.  My basement is humid enough to where i put a de-humidifier in it to take it from 70% to 35% but that was after a year living here and none of my bars are rusted.  All are bare steel but the Okie bar has a patina on it.

It was weird, mine got rust spots everywhere my hands had touched it. It was like finger prints of rust
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: BLK00TJ on December 07, 2017, 06:24:10 PM
Nice set up! I bought the Rogue OPB too, bare steel. Mine has started to rust. I think the factory had some good oil or something on it that lasted several months but then one day the bar started to rust. Since then i've been oiling it a bit. Still a damn good bar
I brush mine at the end of every training session if it gets chalk on it (the OPB doesn't need chalk, but my others do). I put a light coat of 3in1 on it about every 2 weeks.  My basement is humid enough to where i put a de-humidifier in it to take it from 70% to 35% but that was after a year living here and none of my bars are rusted.  All are bare steel but the Okie bar has a patina on it.

It was weird, mine got rust spots everywhere my hands had touched it. It was like finger prints of rust

What the heck is in your sweat glands!   :o


I found these laying in my driveway when I got home today. 

(https://i.imgur.com/qO4xeCm.jpg)
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: Andrew on December 08, 2017, 01:05:28 AM
I like your style. All top end stuff!
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: sakustoms on December 08, 2017, 07:09:28 AM
More good stuff Ron. I am jelly not only of all the nice gym stuff but the fact that you have somewhere to put it all.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on December 08, 2017, 10:56:06 AM
Nice shoes.
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: TMonkey on December 08, 2017, 02:20:10 PM
Nice shoes.

you ever wear your pair
Title: Re: Slowly building my own gym
Post by: FLEX on December 08, 2017, 02:56:33 PM
Nice shoes.

you ever wear your pair

Yep.  Wore them on Wednesday for my 5 plate squat.

Generally don't wear them until the bar starts bending.   ;)