12-23-2010, 09:13 PM
US Army Retired
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Van Alstyne, TX
Vehicle: '11 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew 4x4
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Brilliant Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 10
At-Home Gym Reccomendations...
Ok all you Gym Heads...I have myself a genuine dilemma on my hands.
So lets see if ya'll can help me with this. I need to build an at-home gym. With commuting time to and from the gym included, my quest for personal fitness is taking nearly 3 hours out of my day. My requirements are as follows:
-Need 2 pieces of Cardio equipment, and one of them HAS to be a treadmill.
-Treadmill needs a 250lb capacity, and needs to be tough, has to be able to put up with daily 6-7 mile trips, with my 200lb frame coming down on it. It does NOT have to have the digital goofiness or LCD screens w/TV reception. That is retarded.
-Need a set of freeweights (dumbells), up to about 75 lbs. Anything more would just be overkill.
-Need a bench press/bar/weights. Preferably with a height adjustment for incline/decline use.
-DO NOT WANT A BOWFLEX. For a few reasons. First, I do not feel like making 1,892,347,432 payments of $29.99. Secondly, I know people who have them, and they dont seem to work as well as good old fashioned weights.
I have the supplements to the at home gym already. Stuff like the ankle weights, spring rope, Perfect Push-Up, etc...but I need a full on GYM...and I need it on a budget. Speaking of Budgets...here is the kicker. I cant spend more than $1,000. Thats roughly 2 years of gym memerships (I am guessing, I havent paid for a gym since I joined the Army, they are free on my post).
And no worries here about it being a waste of money, I LOVE to work out.
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2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring w/Tech Pack-6000K HID's, 20% tint, 35mpg, so I will leave it alone.
2002 Ford Focus ZTW Wagon-loaded, tinted, tunes and commuting. 163k miles and counting...