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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    Or the 90# sled, right?
    Nice set up. Is it difficult to get plates on and off there? Looks a bit tight on the right side.

    BTW, I've got a Rogue sled. Never used. Been trying to sell it for a month.
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    Just having the right tools is not enough to Trans4orm your body. You can use supplements to help you also.

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    Some of my t-shirts don't fit anymore. And I doubt I'll ever use supplements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    Nice set up. Is it difficult to get plates on and off there? Looks a bit tight on the right side.
    Did I never answer? The picture makes it look tighter than it is. I haven't struggled to move the weights around.

    Titan Fitness is the brand I've gone with, though I'm sure I could find Rogue that fits the rack as well. I guess I'm just a cheapskate. Titan has a few things on sale. Gonna buy a lat pull down/low row attachment and buying a second bar. The bar I bought in that picture is pretty low end. It's time to upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    I haven't struggled to move the weights around.
    Humblebrag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    Did I never answer? The picture makes it look tighter than it is. I haven't struggled to move the weights around.

    Titan Fitness is the brand I've gone with, though I'm sure I could find Rogue that fits the rack as well. I guess I'm just a cheapskate. Titan has a few things on sale. Gonna buy a lat pull down/low row attachment and buying a second bar. The bar I bought in that picture is pretty low end. It's time to upgrade.
    Nice.

    I suggest getting a Rogue OPB. It's such a great bar. Check the boneyard daily on the Rogue site if you don't want to pay full price. These are bars with cosmetic blemishes that they sell for a discount. Most folks can't even find the blemish.

    I got a Rogue deadlift bar last year. I really like it. Also got the Titan SSB v2. I highly recommend it. It's an EliteFTS clone. I also just added Titan's new Yukon Bar. Next bar will be a spider bar. I got a Rogue 6 barbell gun rack that is now full.

    Other than that the only other thing I want is high low lat machine. I added a C2 rower to my gym. No longer have room for a GHD or reverse hyper. But would still like one.
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    You guys who took the plunge on getting a home gym are probably feeling pretty good about the decision these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    You guys who took the plunge on getting a home gym are probably feeling pretty good about the decision these days.
    Long time no see. How ya been?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Long time no see. How ya been?
    kind of kicking myself for not getting more 25kg calibrated plates when they were cheap, but otherwise, not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    kind of kicking myself for not getting more 25kg calibrated plates when they were cheap, but otherwise, not bad.
    Serves you right for going metric.
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    got my titan x-3 set up a six or so weeks ago. never turning back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    got my titan x-3 set up a six or so weeks ago. never turning back.
    Well mine's the T3.

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    My rack is somewhere on a truck hoping to be delivered this week. Cannot. Get. Here. Soon. Enough.

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    laying down tractor supply stall mats today (concrete floor). otherwise this has been a total game changer. nobody waiting for me on a rack + no travel time means i don't feel rushed and can get through all of my warm up sets properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    got my titan x-3 set up a six or so weeks ago. never turning back.
    If I ever add a second rack to my basement (which is likely but not soon), I think I'll go with an X-3; I like 3x3 racks (of course, getting the X-3 would ruin my Rogue only setup).

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    My wife got me a simple home gym from Costco for my birthday a few months ago. I was super lucky that that worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefytee View Post
    My wife got me a simple home gym from Costco for my birthday a few months ago. I was super lucky that that worked out so that I can work out.
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    I put a 7 pound weight, wrapped in a blanket, secured with twine, stuffed in a pillowcase, and use that as my resistance tool for exercise. I can even swing it like a golf club to maintain that lateral movement.

    Just stuff laying around the house. Better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    You guys who took the plunge on getting a home gym are probably feeling pretty good about the decision these days.
    The fitness equipment section at my Walmart looks just like toilet paper aisle.

    The one good thing is that when this is all over there will be some deals on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc. for lightly used home gym equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    laying down tractor supply stall mats today (concrete floor). otherwise this has been a total game changer. nobody waiting for me on a rack + no travel time means i don't feel rushed and can get through all of my warm up sets properly.
    Those are kind of a bitch to move aren't they? I just folded them over and carried them. Having a large wingspan helped. Also, grateful for a walkout basement. I have seen folks use locking pliers and drag them. I am also fortunate my TSC stores these outdoors with their nursery and gardening items. That helped with the rubber smell quite a bit in my basement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    Those are kind of a bitch to move aren't they? I just folded them over and carried them. Having a large wingspan helped. Also, grateful for a walkout basement. I have seen folks use locking pliers and drag them. I am also fortunate my TSC stores these outdoors with their nursery and gardening items. That helped with the rubber smell quite a bit in my basement.
    yeah they’re heavy and awkward. they’re definitely never coming out of this basement in one piece.
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    I'm debating getting a Wahoo Kickr Core to use with Zwift or just getting a Peloton. It seems like the hardcore cyclists that are in my spin class all have a Zwift setup but some have picked up a Peloton and like it better. It seems like the cyclist disdain for the Peloton is diminishing as it gets a user base.

    Thoughts anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    I'm debating getting a Wahoo Kickr Core to use with Zwift or just getting a Peloton. It seems like the hardcore cyclists that are in my spin class all have a Zwift setup but some have picked up a Peloton and like it better. It seems like the cyclist disdain for the Peloton is diminishing as it gets a user base.

    Thoughts anyone?
    I already get nickel and dimed by every other subscription service. I am good with my Schwinn Spin bike and YouTube. I bought a cheap mount for a tablet or phone and just pick a class. There are several to choose from and all free. But I get the appeal of Peloton and have heard great things from people that use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    The fitness equipment section at my Walmart looks just like toilet paper aisle.

    The one good thing is that when this is all over there will be some deals on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc. for lightly used home gym equipment.
    That's for sure true.

    I actually sold some things last week that I wasn't using anymore (mostly LB denominated weight), but it was to a buddy so I sold it using pre-virus/non-panic prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    I'm debating getting a Wahoo Kickr Core to use with Zwift or just getting a Peloton. It seems like the hardcore cyclists that are in my spin class all have a Zwift setup but some have picked up a Peloton and like it better. It seems like the cyclist disdain for the Peloton is diminishing as it gets a user base.

    Thoughts anyone?
    I can't speak to the Peloton option, although I'd be put off by the initial cost and ongoing subscription. I have the Kickr Snap, which I like because it accommodates the bike I had long become accustomed to. Despite my dislike of subscriptions, I subscribe to two services, Zwift and Fulgaz. Fulgaz uses actual video of rides from throughout the world (I rode for an hour this morning in northern Maryland), but you can't ride with others. Zwift, as you know, is a virtual ride experience but you can ride with others. I occasionally meet up with my daughter in Colorado and we can take turns drafting each other in Central Park, downtown London, or the mythical world of Watopia while chatting it up occasionally as we're riding along.

    My approach allows for more riding and viewing options than a Peloton. I set up a music stand in from of my handlebars and have two screens, one that's streaming the Fulgaz or Zwift route, the other streaming Netflix or Amazon Prime. I only ride twice a week or so (hiking, running or weights the other days), but it's a fun alternative. Plus, if I ever fall I have the comfort of a padded carpet to stop me rather than asphalt...

    I doubt I'll ever ride outdoors again, but this is an enjoyable alternative,

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    Thanks PAC. This is exactly what I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    Those are kind of a bitch to move aren't they? I just folded them over and carried them. Having a large wingspan helped. Also, grateful for a walkout basement. I have seen folks use locking pliers and drag them. I am also fortunate my TSC stores these outdoors with their nursery and gardening items. That helped with the rubber smell quite a bit in my basement.
    tractor supply had them outside, and i left them outside for another week and my whole basement still smells like shit. it's almost worth paying 2-3x to avoid this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    tractor supply had them outside, and i left them outside for another week and my whole basement still smells like shit. it's almost worth paying 2-3x to avoid this.
    It does go away. Mine wasn't terrible to begin with. Also I only bought 4 new from TSC. I got 6 others from a guy getting out of the Navy and moving to Alabama. I bought his entire garage gym for $400. Sold everything but the 340lbs of bumper plates and the mats and made money on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    I'm debating getting a Wahoo Kickr Core to use with Zwift or just getting a Peloton. It seems like the hardcore cyclists that are in my spin class all have a Zwift setup but some have picked up a Peloton and like it better. It seems like the cyclist disdain for the Peloton is diminishing as it gets a user base.

    Thoughts anyone?
    My set up is similar to PACs, but I use a Kinetic Road Machine trainer. I've never used a peleton, but I'm very happy with my trainer. I've had it for probably 5-6 years now. The only nuisance is having to spend the 20 seconds or so to take it off the trainer when I want to go for an outdoor ride.

    I bought the add-on transmitter this last year which syncs with Zwift. Works perfectly, and it only cost about $30 extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    My set up is similar to PACs, but I use a Kinetic Road Machine trainer. I've never used a peleton, but I'm very happy with my trainer. I've had it for probably 5-6 years now. The only nuisance is having to spend the 20 seconds or so to take it off the trainer when I want to go for an outdoor ride.

    I bought the add-on transmitter this last year which syncs with Zwift. Works perfectly, and it only cost about $30 extra.
    Do you use a different tire for the trainer? Because I don't hit the road anymore, I changed my road tire to a trainer tire (it's a bright red thing) so I don't have to worry about taking it out on the road. It'd be a pain to swap out the tire each time, and very expensive to buy a second rear wheel and cassette if one didn't want to change only the tire.

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