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Title: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on July 09, 2017, 12:18:48 PM
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Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: piperdown on July 09, 2017, 12:23:26 PM
That is beautiful!

When I swung by Play It Again Sports yesterday I thought of you when I saw they had a 2 pair of 100lbs oly plates.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on July 09, 2017, 12:28:14 PM
That shit is fucking unreal.

The bolts that hold the rack together are 1" diameter.  Christ.  I had to go buy a 300mm adjustable wrench to tighten the nuts!!!!
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: Little Tim on July 09, 2017, 02:39:24 PM
Gotta appreciate overbuilt. 

Know I'll spend the extra dime when I know that it's something that will be my last
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: itsagoodday on July 09, 2017, 04:35:20 PM
That's some beautiful equipment you've got there   8)

There's a Rogue power rack in the back room at my gym, and it really is well built.  They make great stuff.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: Ramrod on July 09, 2017, 11:24:41 PM
Very Nice looking set up.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: sakustoms on July 10, 2017, 07:03:06 AM
That's awesome. Those bolts look like they could hold together a bridge. Congrats
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: EpicBeardAJ on July 10, 2017, 02:42:46 PM
Rogue makes awesome stuff. 
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: AlexanderOmand on July 10, 2017, 02:54:52 PM
Definitely Jealous.

Now, you need a proper Deadlift Bar.

and maybe a Mastodon Squat Bar.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on July 10, 2017, 03:17:17 PM
Now, you need a proper Deadlift Bar.

I have a Texas Deadlift Bar already.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: ShawnJ on July 10, 2017, 04:18:40 PM
Great looking setup! Love that bench too!
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: Greg on July 10, 2017, 05:24:09 PM
Theres something about working out at home that just, umm I don't know SUCKS!  :P Some can do it & love it, I despised it.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on July 10, 2017, 08:47:13 PM
For me it's not about lifting in the gym or lifting at home it's about being able to maximize my lifts using the best equipment.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: sakustoms on July 11, 2017, 07:23:33 AM
For me it's not about lifting in the gym or lifting at home it's about being able to maximize my lifts using the best equipment.

My problem is more one of motivation. I have a harder time motivating myself to lift when I'm at home. At home I tend to sit on the couch.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: EpicBeardAJ on July 11, 2017, 10:04:31 AM
I have been home gym since 2003 now.  I just couldn't imagine waiting in line for a piece of equipment, getting unwanted advice, or dealing with peeps screwing around in the gym annoying me.  I get enough of that at home from my kids, but at least they are trained to leave me the f--k alone when I'm lifting.   ;D
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on July 11, 2017, 10:17:35 AM
Only issues I have is the cramped space and lack of heat/AC.

My bars are in good shape with good knurling and not bent.  Every fucking bar in our gym is bent to shit.  We finally got a bunch of new bars a couple years ago after me begging the owners forever.  Within months they were all bent.  Plus they have shitty knurling which sucks for deadlifts.  And bent bars are outright dangerous IMHO.

Plus I hate the janitors always mopping and vacuuming around me when I am trying to lift.

And I can use as much chalk as I want and don't need to hide it.

I'll still keep my gym membership.

If/when my stepson ever moves out then I can think about moving my equipment into the basement.  Right now that is his "man cave".

I have seriously considered setting up a profile for him on a dating site so we can marry him off.

(not srs)

























kinda srs  :D
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: Bando on July 11, 2017, 10:21:34 AM
I have been home gym since 2003 now.  I just couldn't imagine waiting in line for a piece of equipment, getting unwanted advice, or dealing with peeps screwing around in the gym annoying me.  I get enough of that at home from my kids, but at least they are trained to leave me the f--k alone when I'm lifting.   ;D

Meh, I'm with Greg and Sakutoms, I get motivation from being around other lifters. My home equipment is kind of cheap and old also.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on July 11, 2017, 10:41:30 AM
I get motivation from being around other lifters.

I do when I am at my comps and that time we went to Hercules with you/John/Kelly.  If I could find a gym like that I wouldn't need to lift at home

My gym?  Not so much.  I rarely see anyone putting in anything that even resembles effort and most guys fuck around doing limited ROM shit while talking.

I just look at them with utter contempt and shake my head...
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: EpicBeardAJ on July 11, 2017, 10:48:27 AM
I'm fortunate to have upgraded my equipment over the years to gym quality or better.  Took a while, but obviously your income changes a lot in ~15 years.  More $ to blow on equipment.

The downside is I am completely tapped out for space.  Now when I buy something new, I have to get rid of something old.  Like with my recent purchase of a new pull-down machine.  Gave the old one to my neighbor.

I've never needed help with motivation.  I don't have a whole lot of interests/hobbies outside of exercise.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: John on July 11, 2017, 05:10:36 PM
I get motivation from being around other lifters.

I do when I am at my comps and that time we went to Hercules with you/John/Kelly.  If I could find a gym like that I wouldn't need to lift at home

My gym?  Not so much.  I rarely see anyone putting in anything that even resembles effort and most guys fuck around doing limited ROM shit while talking.

I just look at them with utter contempt and shake my head...

There is something to be said for atmosphere thats for sure. On days I just don't fuken want to lift I make sure I actually go to Herc because it helps me get going. As far as motivation I honestly can't say I'm ever motivated to lift at this point it's just something I do; kinda like brushing my teeth or taking a shower. I'm not motivated to do either but I brush my teeth everyday and shower once a week or so  :P

Home gym looks good. I use mine to save time when needed or is the weather is just too bad to go to Herc. Can't risk getting my Jeep dirty.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: Greg on July 11, 2017, 05:21:26 PM
I have been home gym since 2003 now.  I just couldn't imagine waiting in line for a piece of equipment, getting unwanted advice, or dealing with peeps screwing around in the gym annoying me.  I get enough of that at home from my kids, but at least they are trained to leave me the f--k alone when I'm lifting.   ;D

Meh, I'm with Greg and Sakutoms, I get motivation from being around other lifters. My home equipment is kind of cheap and old also.

We had the gym at work I built and we had some damn nice equipment, however when it was just myself or maybe 1 other person in it the motivation was a bit lacking and I would half ass workouts and spend more time fuckin of watching tv, etc. I get pushed at Anytime Fitness just by having others around me.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: tooth on July 11, 2017, 05:39:52 PM
I work out at home, but 90% due to my schedule and where I live.  I live in a little town that's not really near anything.  Plus, there's people at gyms. 
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: itsagoodday on July 11, 2017, 11:16:15 PM
I work from home, so going to the gym is great for sanity reasons  ;D  I usually use my home gym only when I'm desperate, like it's a blizzard or I'm super busy with work or something.

I do like my gym though.  There's a lot of crap equipment in it, but there's some great stuff too.  And I like a lot of the people, while it's not a die hard gym like Herc, there's some cool people in it.  Also, we've got some guys that keep me entertained, like the guy who screams on every rep of every exercise he does.  First rep of first set of 15 preacher curls?  Scream of agony.  Fifth rep on dip machine = scream of ecstasy.  Last rep of shoulder press = scream of victory followed by WHOOOOO!!!! 

Oh, and people do weird things with the equipment, which is also fun to watch.  Today I walked in and found this in the power rack.  Hook above safety, hook below safety, safety crooked, plywood on floor.  Any guesses as to what was going on here before I showed up?  Kinda sorry I missed it, whatever it was.

(http://i.imgur.com/FOy5Xra.jpg)
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: BLK00TJ on July 26, 2017, 07:52:37 PM
I didn't realize you got the rack too.  Nice.  I bet that thick pad feels great on your shoulders too.  Probably better than the one RPS uses?  Theirs is definitely thicker than my bench, but that thompson pad looks even thicker.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on July 26, 2017, 07:58:35 PM
It's thick as hell.  Only problem is the bench is too high for me to get leg drive and Lisa can barely touch her feet to the floor.

Need to work on those issues.....thinking some wood blocks or steppers or something....

Got some better lighting yesterday.  We only had a single 60W bulb on the ceiling and it was just dark and gloomy in there unless broad daylight.

I got some LED 14W bulbs that put out 1200 Lumens each and 2 hanging bulb holders so now I have the equivalent of 3 x 100W bulbs.  Much better for those early morning workouts.  My low-light vision is fucking horrible these days.

Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: BLK00TJ on July 26, 2017, 08:06:40 PM
It's thick as hell.  Only problem is the bench is too high for me to get leg drive and Lisa can barely touch her feet to the floor.

Need to work on those issues.....thinking some wood blocks or steppers or something....

Got some better lighting yesterday.  We only had a single 60W bulb on the ceiling and it was just dark and gloomy in there unless broad daylight.

I got some LED 14W bulbs that put out 1200 Lumens each and 2 hanging bulb holders so now I have the equivalent of 3 x 100W bulbs.  Much better for those early morning workouts.  My low-light vision is fucking horrible these days.

Yeah, you'll want to get that thing to regulation height.  Figure how much it's off and see if you can pad the difference with horse stall mats.  They won't slip and give plenty of traction too. 

I'm sold on LED and slowly converting all bulbs in the house to them now that the price is reasonable.  I put an LED shop light in front of my power rack and it made a huge difference.  With black floors, it looked even gloomier until I did that.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: TMonkey on July 31, 2017, 03:24:17 PM
It's thick as hell.  Only problem is the bench is too high for me to get leg drive and Lisa can barely touch her feet to the floor.

Need to work on those issues.....thinking some wood blocks or steppers or something....

Got some better lighting yesterday.  We only had a single 60W bulb on the ceiling and it was just dark and gloomy in there unless broad daylight.

I got some LED 14W bulbs that put out 1200 Lumens each and 2 hanging bulb holders so now I have the equivalent of 3 x 100W bulbs.  Much better for those early morning workouts.  My low-light vision is fucking horrible these days.

I changed all my bulbs to lower wattages when they burned out esp by the bench hated looking up into them - i have low watt cfls now and will replace with similar small leds when they go - fuck the light
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2017, 06:12:37 PM
It's thick as hell.  Only problem is the bench is too high for me to get leg drive and Lisa can barely touch her feet to the floor.

Need to work on those issues.....thinking some wood blocks or steppers or something....

 

Pull it apart & cut 2" off the uprights, redrill your holes and you are done.
Had a Body Solid bench that was the same way.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: TMonkey on August 01, 2017, 03:28:47 PM
my bs bench is to high - i always wanted the rogue one - how high is your bench?


they have a new monster version now
https://www.roguefitness.com/monster-utility-bench (https://www.roguefitness.com/monster-utility-bench)
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on August 01, 2017, 03:37:09 PM
I have the bench you posted above but I have the Thompson Fat Pad on it. I forget how high it is. 24" I think?
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: TMonkey on August 01, 2017, 03:56:30 PM
I have the bench you posted above but I have the Thompson Fat Pad on it. I forget how high it is. 24" I think?

that is crazy high

that bench is 17.5 i think - web site says the fat pad is only wider??

I think mine is 19 which is to high


Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: TMonkey on August 01, 2017, 04:02:25 PM
powerlifting bench standard is 17.5"

or

44.45cm for canadian wankers
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: Greg on August 01, 2017, 04:41:36 PM
No way is it 24" high, as Todd already mentioned I would think most would be in the 16-19" at most range.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on August 01, 2017, 05:04:11 PM
Maybe it is 22 then with the fat pad.  I measured from the floor to the top of the pad.
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: BLK00TJ on August 01, 2017, 05:24:25 PM
Standard Rogue bench is 18" high to the top of the pad.  The pad is 2-1/4" thick.  Pretty sure the Thompson is plusher but I'd think you'd sink into it making it a wash in the end. 
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: itsagoodday on August 01, 2017, 08:49:08 PM
If it's the monster utility bench, they've got the height listed as 19 3/4" with the fat pad.  Per RPS rule book, max competition bench height is 18 3/4".  I had some time to kill, so I looked up the numbers  ;D

https://www.roguefitness.com/monster-utility-bench (https://www.roguefitness.com/monster-utility-bench)
Title: Re: Garage Gym 2.0
Post by: FLEX on August 02, 2017, 08:33:53 AM
If it's the monster utility bench, they've got the height listed as 19 3/4" with the fat pad.

Measured it last night and that is just about spot on.