A few may have read that I’m working on building out my own garage home gym. I did a search and it didn’t appear there were any active threads at this time (most closed after 90 days). I’m looking forward to sharing some pics once it is completed, but still have a little ways to go. First advice I’d give to anyone is to go to the tractor supply store and buy some large horse stable mats. They are very thick rubber and have treading on top to avoid any slippage (they were like 90 lbs a piece). I almost got the puzzle piece mats that you see on amazon and so glad I didn’t as they would never last very long. Next thing I got was a high quality power rack to do most core lifts. I paid a bit more to get a lat pulldown and lower cable row attachment, along with a pull-up bar that mounted up at the top of the rack. It also came with some nice attachments for dips. The second thing I got was a quality bench although I wish it adjusted for incline (can do flat and decline on it), so likely will be getting a second bench that allows all positions later. I’ve got weights and bars that are somewhat subpar but waiting to find a good deal before I buy a full set of those as prices are ridiculous now. I also found a nice WiFi enabled mountable heater that works extremely well. Lastly I mounted a shelf up high with my old stereo that I used for tailgating…can’t believe it still works after 20 years or so!
Anyhow just a brief overview of where I’m at now. Will add more details and some pics as it gets closer to being complete. Oh and for motivation I ordered a huge poster with GOOD across it (I’m sure most are very familiar with Jocko and his podcasts).