Building A Home Gym

Avatar Kai | January 2, 2021 0 Likes

Building a Home Gym

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Update March 2021 – Just a quick warning that some of prices of items listed are astronomical right now compared to when I made these purchases back in spring 2020. Most places are sold out which explain the price hike. If not, there is always the option to switch to a HIIT workout or get only dumbbells if they’re available.
Feel free to email me with any questions if you want to try out my 20min HIIT workouts.

When all the gyms closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, I quickly started looking into turning my garage into a home gym. After some trial and error, here is a list of equipment that worked for me.

This is a pretty sturdy rack, supports up to 500lbs for the pull-up bar and 880lbs for the bar holders.

I’ve had it now for over a year without any problems.

You may have seen these used in a lot of calisthenics videos. They are perfect for a large variety of exercises. Great for indoor/outdoor use. I highly recommend getting this stand.

This Olympic Bar is ideal for bench presses and squats. I recommend getting the 2-inch, 6ft or 7ft bar for optimal performance.

While you’re upgrading that home gym, don’t forget to get these Olympic plates. The set comes with (2) 25 lb, (2) 10 lb, (4) 5 lb and (2) 2.5 lb Olympic weight plates – Total weight is 95 lbs. Rubber coating makes it very durable. It’s really well priced right now at around $276.00 with Prime Free Shipping on Amazon.


Fitness Gear 300 lb Olympic Weight Set

If you don’t have time to customize your plate set, this 300lb olympic weight set is perfect. Comes wiht a 45lb 7ft bar, clips, and two plates of weights of 45, 35, 25, 10, 2.5lbs, and four plates of weights 5lbs.


Greententljs Olympic Barbell Clamps 2 inch Quick Release

I highly recommend you getting this type of clamp over the chrome spring clamps. They’re easier to use and more durable.



These are spacesavers! It replaces 16 pairs of dumbbells in the space of 1 with a weight range of 5-50lbs per hand. It’s also expandable to 70 and 90lbs.

POWERBLOCK Elite EXP Adjustable Dumbbell (2020 Model)

PowerBlock Personal Trainer Set

POWERBLOCK Large Column Stand, Silver/Black, Model:Large Column Stand Silver

Before you start laying out your new equipment, you should tile your floors with this dense and thick foam mat. I recommend not using anything under 1 inch thick. As long as you don’t have cats, they should last awhile. If you do have cats, DO NOT LET THEM NEAR THE FOAM.