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    I have just spend the last 3-6 months setting up my home gym in the rumpus room of our home, I have luckily kept my old Gym equipment stored away in the back of the garage, my missues been onto me for years to get rid of the rubbish, as she called it from my teenage years. This stuff is old but very solid and has now been restored to better than new.

    I have a Samson Barbells Power rack/lifting frame, and a Samson Barbells flat bench press, I have recently repainted and recovered them, and made some thick lifting bars to suit. I still have the old Samson Cast steel plates which are just fine by me. Also have a basic Samson Barbells Plate tree to hold the spare plates and I made a basic dumbell rack to hold a few dumbells

    I set up a mat area with a large punching bag where I train my kids in martial arts, and scoured eBay for cardio equipment, and ended up with a York Treadmill and Rower for myself and a Cross Trainer and Bike for the missus at bargain prices.

    I even repained the room bright orange, to match the orange on the York cardio equipment, and most recently (two days ago) bought and fitted four large (1850x1250) wall mirrors.

    The reason..... because I hate commercial gyms, I hate the testosterone, I hate the posers, I hate the wankers, I hate waiting for equipment, I hate driving to the Gym, I hate driving home from the Gym, I hate the atmosphere, I hate Gym fess, I hate....... You get the idea.

    Anyone else here train at home????

    Please share your gym set ups here and if possible post up some photos, I will post some up as soon as I work out how to get them on here.
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    Do a search, there's already a home gym thread somewhere.


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    Thanks for the links some very interesting set ups there.

    Some of those threads go back a while, I think this can be another one

    Will try and upload some photos of my home gym, I believe it's pretty good, have put a lot of work into building it, trying to make it look good as well as being functional.

    I think I want to build a lifting platform now after seeing some of these other set ups.
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    I tried putting my power rack in the kitchen. The mrs did not agree but having it in the rumpus is just as good!

    Good stuff


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    Here we go, I think I have worked out how to post up some photos.

    Here is my home gym, it's set up in the rumpus/games room at the back of our house. I have painted the walls, and have also painted the training equipment, some of which is over 20 years old, I think I got the bench press when I was 17, and the Power Rack when I was 22. Used to only train weights to supplement my martial arts training. I made all the bars myself from steel bought from 'Easy Metal'.

    My power rack:


    My bench:


    Home made dumbbell rack, need more dumbbells:


    Weights tree with traditional Samson Barbells plates, these were cast in Sydney in the 80's and 90's, and were bought by myself direct from the foundry where they were cast in Rydalmere:



    Matted Martial arts training area, large kick bag bought on eBay and mats from 'Clark Rubber', kick and focus shields from Century Martial Arts, I currently train both my kids in Martial Arts:



    The entertainment System, genuine Apple speaker box no longer made or sold, brilliant sound for my little ipod:


    TV and DVD wall mounted for when the missus and sometimes myself does her cardio:


    We also have a heap of YORK cardio gear I picked up on eBay over the last 18 months, I wanted the rower and tread mill, the missus wanted the Cross trainer and bike. Bought for a fraction of new price, just got to be patient:





    After training and starting to do dead lifts etc I have been considering building a lifting platform here, as I am a bit worried about the floor tiles any advice on how to do this, as I have no idea....might start a thread about it, also want to get some heavy duty rubber gym floor mats to cover the whole weight training area wall to wall pretty much like I did with the jig saw mats in the kids training area:


    Hope you like, would love to see photos of simple and complex set ups, love the old hardcore garage gyms some people train in, reminds me of the old boxing gym I used to train in 20 years ago
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    I would definitely get the rubber mats...you don't want to crack those tiles.


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    Looks pretty good Mick. here's a platform that looks easy to make, might do it myself when i have space for it. Building an Olympic weightlifting platform for a home gym by Randall Strossen - IronMind


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    Nice setup mate. What size tube are the homemade bars, they look more than the usual 28mm or whatever it is? They look like slippery suckers to hold onto without knurling.
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    Very impressive Mick
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