Finally I can curl in the power rack!!

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  1. Andrew D

    Andrew D Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    About 2 weeks ago my friend an I finished putting together our home gym in his apartment garage. I've never been prouder about anything before so I thought I would share a little.

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    Power Rack, 2 bars, incline/decline bench, weight tree

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    tire with dumbells to hold it in place, 8 lb sledge hammer, 12in box for squats, ab wheel

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    Messy garage/friend in background

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    6' x 6' lifting platform

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    close up, 1/4in plywood, 1/4in rubber mats
     
  2. Andrew D

    Andrew D Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    2x45lb bumper plates, 2x35lb bumper plates
     
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    Very, very nice
     
  4. Andrew D

    Andrew D Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    thanks, I feel like I just bought a new house or something, I feel great just sitting in there let alone working out down there
     
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    Good stuff that power rack looks tough.
     
  6. Andrew D

    Andrew D Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    actually got it for free from one of my instructor's friends whose dad used to powerlift competitively like 30 years ago, so its damn tough haha


    was a bitch to load in my truck and drive a few miles though
     
  7. flak

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    Let me be the first to say -- VALUEGASM!
     
  8. good effort
     
  9. endlessscott

    endlessscott Blue Belt

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    Fucking sweet brother. That looks like a great little setup, you can do a ton of stuff there.
     
  10. I'll have my own equipment some day. I need to focus on getting my own place first.

    Great set up dude.
     
  11. I Shoot Doubles

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    SICK setup you got there.

    If I had a squat rack in my backyard I'd never go to the gym. Just Squat all day.
     
  12. Andrew D

    Andrew D Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    thanks guys, been doing the pull/press/squat 3 day split and I love having my own stuff because now I can try new stuff like OH Squats and snatch grip deadlifts.


    The tire I got from some random tire place the guy was cool when i asked. The dumbells are pretty much just for putting in the tire because it slides about 2 inches per strike
     
  13. Old Man

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    Looks great. Tell your friend to get busy and pack on some mass.
     
  14. Andrew D

    Andrew D Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    We're definitely workin on it, I'm about the same height but about 20 pounds heavier, still a long way to go for both of us
     
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    great work!
     
  16. Keiwil

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    Lucky bastard! :icon_chee
     
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    Awesome.
     
  18. Donut62

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    Looks awesome, man. The ****l floor of the power rack kind of scares me. I picture hot day, sweat dripping, slipping and doing a split when squatting. Maybe put a piece of plywood inside the rack. But not everyone is as balance-challenged as me.
     
  19. HONOS

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    Looks great, that old look makes it look that much more awesome! I'm jealous, cause even though I have some money now to buy a power rack I don't have the space to out it up.
     
  20. B3rserk3R

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    That's awesome!

    Someday I'm going to get myself a basement and/or garage.
     

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