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Old 10-25-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
Ralph Nederman
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Home Gym (small ceilings) or Gym Membership (expensive)

***I meant to write low ceiling in the title***

Here's my dilemma.

I have room in my basement for a gym. I'm thinking of getting a power rack. The problem is, its an old house with rafters that, at their lowest, are about 7 feet from the ground. I might still be able to do snatches, as long as I'm careful when I stand, but stuff like thrusters are out of the question.

My other choice is to join a nearby 24 Hour Fitness. However, 1 year's membership is roughly 1/2 of what it will cost me to buy my home gym. Heck, if I go cheap, the 1 year 24 Hour Fitness membership might even cost more than the home gym.

Is it worth getting a home gym even though my exercise options will be limited? Any tips for people with low ceilings?

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Old 10-25-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: Home Gym (small ceilings) or Gym Membership (expensive)

Is it possible to carry your weights outside for high altitude movements? At the affiliate I go to we keep all of our gear in a small tool shed behind the base gym. We lug everything out that we need for a WOD and then pile it all back in afterwards.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:42 PM   #3
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Yeah, I suppose if I want it bad enough that's what I can do.

I will have to take the stuff up 5 stairs and exercise on the grass in front of my neighbors. Well if I can run in public why not lift in public.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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Re: Home Gym (small ceilings) or Gym Membership (expensive)

True. Are there any other gyms in that area that do not require the huge fees to startup that will also allow the bulk of CF or at least modified to some degree.

My friend wants to bulk up/SS ( asian, can't do GOMAD ) a bit but saving up to re-activate his 24HR will take at least $200. He could buy a bar and some weights and make some stands for that much IMO and it would be fine for awhile since he is scrawny but of decent normal person strength when it comes to BW and moving crap around. I don't think his family would be down for it, though.
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