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Home Gym

Home Gym

So I decided that most of the equipment I use at the gym I could just have at home. Weighing up the cost benefits and risk factors took a long time as well as working out the best equipment to buy.

I decided not to buy the best, but some cheap stuff and replace it with awesome stuff if I wear it out.

The two main pieces of Equipment I purchased was the power tower and the adjustable bench.

Here’s the power tower in pieces…


And then assembled.


I have a small alcove at the top of the stairs so I’m able to put my equipment there. I can use it pretty freely there.

I also purchased a bench in pieces…


And then assembled it…



So these two pieces are the main workout equipment. Here are some of the exercises I use them for.

Power Tower

  • Pull ups
  • Chin ups
  • Wide grip pull/chin ups
  • Hanging leg raises
  • Tricep dips

Bench + dumbbells

  • Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
  • Dumbbell Bench Press
  • Decline Dumbbell Bench Press
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row
  • Tricep Dumbbell Kickback
  • Weighted Decline Crunch
  • Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl
  • Decline Dumbbell Flyes
  • and many others

Overall, I’m really happy with what I have and glad I didn’t spend the money on the gym. I use them normally around 3 times a week – more if I feel the urge.


Posted by on July 9, 2013 in Home Gym


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