I have a very little basement. I have space for exactly one thing. Should I get A?

I have a very little basement. I have space for exactly one thing.

Should I get A? Or B (with a bench, barbell, and weights of course)?

I have ZERO experience, and A seems safer. I'm worried about hurting myself with B.

I don't know, help me IST

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just join a gym

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You learn, goober.

      B, 100%
      >I have ZERO experience
      you should gym first

      I cannot join gym with my work schedule.
      Hence, the home gym.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        home gym is based, learn through filming yoirself and comparing with tutorials.
        B is better in my opinion because there are so many more exercises using free weights, you will be able to pick those which work best for you and switch when you get bored of them.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah get B still, the potential is much greater than A and this allows you to discover and pick your favourite movements, the ones that challenge you the most or that don't work for you. Impossible to do on a machine and it's arguably one of the most important elements for beginners

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I said learn, not join a gym. Watch tutorials online, replicate the movements with just the bar until you're confident that you can start adding weight. Record yourself to see from different angles.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    C

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    B. B, a barbel and bench is all you need

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    B is much better.
    You can lift heavier weights, and you have a lot more options.
    Just keep proper form and don't lift too heavy, and you won't be hurt

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Just keep proper form
      how

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You learn, goober.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you get A you will have no real way to train shoulders or legs, and you will have only one option for training chest. It's far more limiting, a rack and bar is much better. Get a cable and pulley system from Amazon for $100 to go over the top of it and you can do almost everything A lets you do on top of barbell movements.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can actually train legs, see the last video here: https://www.decathlon.de/p/kraftstation-gefuhrte-last-kompakt-home-gym-900/_/R-p-178181?mc=8484134

      What is a reasonable price for a new simplistic power cage with a pullup bar, maybe some brand names also? The ones i can find online in my country look like alien ships and are way too expensive.

      I obviously don't know shit, but in Europe you can get this stuff at decathlon

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    B, 100%
    >I have ZERO experience
    you should gym first

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is a reasonable price for a new simplistic power cage with a pullup bar, maybe some brand names also? The ones i can find online in my country look like alien ships and are way too expensive.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reasonable price doesn't exist anymore since covid. I don't really know what happened but it's like they jacked the prices by 3000% and they're still profiting like this so they're never gonna take it back to normal..

      You can actually train legs, see the last video here: https://www.decathlon.de/p/kraftstation-gefuhrte-last-kompakt-home-gym-900/_/R-p-178181?mc=8484134

      [...]
      I obviously don't know shit, but in Europe you can get this stuff at decathlon

      ..except at decathlon. At least where I am they have what looks like a unique business model. Selling stuff that doesn't compare to the best option but also works more than well enough for amateurs and doesn't break and is somehow priced just about as low as chinkshit.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yup, theres one at decathlon for 400 eur which is basically nothing compared to ones i have seen so far

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I bought random bullshit brand named rooning shoes from decathlon for 1/4 the price of usual shoes, and i was absolutely blown because it was one of the comfiest ones I ever got so far. I quite like their shit since then.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stop being autistic about it. Dont overthink. You wont hurt yourself doing something natural as lifting weights. Just youtube things. Get b.
    You can get a wall mounted half cage if you need the space btw.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So far 100% of you said B.

    Ok, guys, I will pull the trigger

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The learning curve is a bit more steep. If it's exercise you're starting after being mostly sedentary, I recommend that you start taking walks as much as you can. Not intense cardio but some light exercise on top of lifting to promote awareness of your body and how you move and feel. It's very important as it will help you avoid injuries and work the most efficiently. If Decathlon makes good shit, racks that have 16mm bolts, you're good to go with a barbell and bench for that price. I sourced something similar in 2021 for roughly 900AUD and it's been the heart of the home gym since.
      You will never run out of exercises to do in this rack with the amount of variations for basic movement patterns.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice. Do yourself a favor and start learning forms today. All you need is youtube, a notepad, and a broomstick.

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