Lifting in an apartment

I live on the first floor of a shitty apartment (basement laundry room below me so no downstairs neighbors), and am tired of paying retarded premiums for crowded gyms. Obviously I'm not in a position to get a full rack and bar, but I'm curious about other types of set ups to accomplish my lifting goals. I figure I can deadlift outside or switch to RDLs inside or something, but what would be a good way to set this up if I'm gradually buying more weights as I get stronger? I'm thinking a half rack, a bar, maybe 310lb of weights, and 2 dumbbell handles.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh, and I was going to just rig an adjustable bench of some kind

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe down the line, I'd get a kettlebell handle as well. The idea is to build this up in pieces so when I get an actual house I'm already pretty set up, but I'm still making gains

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last bump. Any other considerations or hints would be appreciated

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So im propably gonna go for something like this https://www.amazon.de/dp/B09G2XBK37/?coliid=IQRBN8F0NMYO2&colid=CTOQO6JVGYJH&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
    And then a bench and Bar. I already have a EZ bar and for pullups I use something like pic related. Additionally I have something like these bars for Dips https://www.amazon.de/RELIFE-REBUILD-YOUR-LIFE-strapazierf%C3%A4hig/dp/B07PLZDT5Z/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=dip-stationen&qid=1673716274&s=sports&sprefix=Dip%2Csports%2C119&sr=1-8
    I then use a dip belt. For weights I use these https://www.amazon.de/Olympia-Hantelscheibe-Gumm%C3%BCberzug-Griff-Gewichte/dp/B008US0I2E?pd_rd_w=qGVKu&content-id=amzn1.sym.995b3ade-87fd-4685-9950-c7995e7b483c&pf_rd_p=995b3ade-87fd-4685-9950-c7995e7b483c&pf_rd_r=0M7AD9727T132582KHQ5&pd_rd_wg=Z0HDW&pd_rd_r=303f7788-50ae-4261-b261-1302fe329cf0&pd_rd_i=B008US0J1Y&ref_=pd_bap_d_grid_rp_0_1_t&th=1
    I think its important that you get some kind of isolation for the floor so your neighbours don't get pissed

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would spend the extra money on a good quality half rack with a pull up bar, it will do everything you want and you can even get dip attachments for them. I live in the UK and have this one but you're country probably does their own too. From what I've seen the standard height for them seems to be 1.2m

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, problem is I already bought the Pull up thingy like a year back. But I keep this half rack in mind for future, Seems like a good thing If you dont have to much space

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I see, well unless you can best to just buy other things to complement it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I think its important that you get some kind of isolation for the floor so your neighbours don't get pissed
      Do you mean insulation? Because I don't have downstairs neighbors.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you should still get mats or something to protecc the floor if you're gonna do diddlys

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a half rack like that and I like it. Just put some cheap shitty yoga mats to protect your floor and you’re good. You can do anything you want with that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My apartment is unbelievably cheaply built. I'm not doing any kind of lifting from the floor in it. But I can take the shit to the grassy area outside easily, but obviously making multiple trips between bar and plates.
      I'm also worried that I would be violating some kind of rule by having equipment like that in my place -- my property manager is a drooling retard and can't give me straight answers for anything.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly all anyone needs is a stable power tower to get fit so everything else is extra. People in the ghetto get jacked off two parallel bars and a pull up bar.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think you have the right idea. My setup is pullup bar, rings (for dips, rows, and curls), squat stand, bench, and I just do rdls

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is in the description for the rack I posted in the OP:
      >Weight Capacity: 300 lbs(Bar Catches), 300 lbs(Pull Up Bar), 500 lbs Combined
      So does this mean I'd need to get sturdier catches once I get to 3pl8 squat?

      you should still get mats or something to protecc the floor if you're gonna do diddlys

      Fair point. It would also help to not lift on cheap carpet.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      where do you attach the rings?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but you just strap the rings to the pull-up bar. You'd need to make sure you have enough clearance from the wall if you're needing to do shit like levers, but if the bar is sturdy enough to support you normally, it'll support you on rings. I've even hung rings from a door frame pull up bar and it works fine when I'm not doing stupid shit.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just pad your floor and you can do normal deadlifts and barbell rows off the floor.
    Get whatever half rack rated to an adequate weight, an Olympic bar that isn't the shittiest bottom of the shelf, and an ez curl bar plus a bench. Get two pairs of 20kg's, then one pair of 10kg's, 5kg, 2.5kg and 1.25kg plates. Then a belt so you can do weighted pullups.

    You can now do everything important.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your floor boards can’t handle a weight set unless it is some marcy set that isn’t oly. You’ll be in the basement a couple weeks in.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My current stats are super weak. I can hit 105lb for bench, and maybe 200 on diddylifts.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have that rack. Works fine. The rubber will rip off the safeties and the safeties can deform if you try doing heavy rackpulls and slam the weight.

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