View Full Version : Equip for beginner...
06-19-2002, 06:58 PM
Ok I am just starting up trying to get my body into a good shape.. I don't want to get huge, or have like throbbing muscles or nothing, I just want to have more difinition and well more muscle tone then I have. (hope you know what I mean)
I would like to know what kind of equipment I should get to use for personal use at home, like no big 2000$ machines or nothing,. maybe just a couple free weights to help me get the look I am well looking for?
Any help would be appreciated, consider the CDN currency too.. Thank you for your help.
06-20-2002, 02:06 PM
Powertech, bowflex, powerblocks, ironmaster.com are good companies to look into. Also, check out fitnessfactory.com, some good stuff there for home gym.
06-20-2002, 05:11 PM
could you be more specific as to what I should buy? I don't wanna go ask the store clerks cause they might rip me off, and just try to seel em any piece of ****.
06-22-2002, 10:03 AM
Personally, the set up that worked well for me at home was one i got from fitnessfactory, a Deluxe power bench with an olympic weight set.
06-22-2002, 01:40 PM
could you give me a price range?
06-23-2002, 07:26 AM
go to fitnessfactory.com and check it out. Would be better for you to see everything they have than have me just giving you quotes.
06-29-2002, 08:51 PM
I don't think he needs an olympic because if he doesn't want to get huge, than he doesn't need big equipment that can hold 1000 lbs...
The bar I had was a 16 lb 1" bar and I put 350lbs. on it to see how much weight it could hold. It bent a little bit..
06-30-2002, 03:12 AM
Just wanted to mention something..when i put the 350 on it was the benches max!! not including the person!!
06-30-2002, 10:52 AM
Get a good bench, one that is rated for 150% of what you and your projected maximum lifting weight will be combined. I would suggest a power cage, light duty, it will handle all of your spotter needs and is very confidence instilling.
Get an olympic set and olympic dumbell handles and an olymp EZ bar. The original Olymp set at an Oshmans, sports authority, etc.. with 300lbs of weight will be about $100, which is less than the same weight for a 1" set. Then you'll have all you'll ever need.
Check these links for power racks, the closed rack, NOT the open rack:
06-30-2002, 12:27 PM
Ok thanks I will look into that.
07-01-2002, 03:01 AM
bro why not get a membership at a gym worckout for a few months . and se what works for you. this way you dont go out and buy something you will end up regretting.
07-17-2002, 05:29 AM
a good bench, olympic bar, and weights with a power cage should really hook up a beginner.