Should I buy power rack?

I'm working in my home gym garage. There I have pull-up bar, gymnastic rings and 2x20kg dumbbells. I thought about upgrading my home gym to the next level by buying power rack, bar and some weights.
Is it actually worth it?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you buy it, make sure you actually use it. otherwise, it'll be collecting dust. why not get a gym membership?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >why not get a gym membership?
      fpwp. Gym membership vs owning your own weights is night and day for price. Even if you subscribe to some discount cheap-ass Planet Fatness for $12/mo or whatever, your own weights will pay for themselves in like five years. And that's if you're the only one using them and not your wife, kids, bro neighbors, nearby relatives, etc. Plus even if you fall out of the exercise habit, they'll be waiting for you, at no charge, when you get back on the wagon.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Whatever number post best post, I'm not bothering to count
        I will never, ever go back to a gym. It's absolutely amazing to be able to work out any time I want at home and not have to plan my schedule around when I'm going to the gym. I've worked out at 4am and watched the sun rise, at midnight immediately after getting home, or in the middle of the day. All I have to do is walk out to my garage whenever I feel like lifting.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Whatever number post best post, I'm not bothering to count
        I will never, ever go back to a gym. It's absolutely amazing to be able to work out any time I want at home and not have to plan my schedule around when I'm going to the gym. I've worked out at 4am and watched the sun rise, at midnight immediately after getting home, or in the middle of the day. All I have to do is walk out to my garage whenever I feel like lifting.

        Home gym is the best, but it's a very steep buy-in for someone like OP who is new and unsure about the hobby.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say so for the convenience. So long as you are using it, it will pay for itself. You will lose the social interactions at the gym if you value that.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >why not get a gym membership?
    idk, since covid I started working out at home and I don't really feel like changing that at this point. And I like the idea of investing in thing like this than paying for something that will never belong to me

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      same, I started lifting at home when covid hit. my bare bones gym is mostly trap bar deadlifts and a pull-up/dip station since I don't want to squat or bench press.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >And I like the idea of investing in thing like this than paying for something that will never belong to me
      Once you get to this mindset the real gains happen. No more distractions, no more wasting time hunting for plates or attachments, no more waiting on equipment. Everything's exactly the way you left it, exactly how you want it.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed but did you buy yours before the bullshit because you definitely have to waste time hunting plates and stuff in today's fucked up market.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Bought most of my stuff before coof, yes. Definitely will agree with you on the bullshit with buying 2nd hand since 2020. Everything's still 2-3x what it should be used around here, and it all sells quick. Nearly impossible to find a plate set that isn't made up of 6-7 different brands.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Nearly impossible to find a plate set that isn't made up of 6-7 different brands.
            Who cares? A pound is a pound. Buy new if it matters that much

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not all of it.
          I managed to snag a hulkfit power rack for $100 less than retail.
          Scoping facebook marketplace and local classifieds is fun if you treat it like a game.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >want a power rack
    >want to bolt it down
    >don't want to make holes in my garage slab
    oh well

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      NGTMI

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I cant think of any reason you'd really need it bolted. A full sized one with a base simply won't move for any reason other than driving a car through it. And if you have a half rack with a base it'll still be more than stable enough for whatever casuals with half racks do.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        no way they are that stable. an untrained man could push one over with some effort even those 3x3 ones

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Kid, they make racks with extended footing so they don't tip. I've owned 2 of them. Neither move unless I lift them off the rubber mats. Hell, I do weighted dips off the front of mine and it doesn't move.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            cool story bro

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    very much worth it, you can add pulleys and cables to it

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Going all in on my garage gym is the best money I've ever spent, but you can also go incrementally if you're unsure how much use you'd get out of it.
    Start with a bar, plates, and one or two rubber stall mats from tractor supply co. or somewhere similar.

    That'll let you do
    >DLs and variants
    >Oly lifts
    >Clean and press
    >Rows and variants
    >Barbell curls

    From there a landmine attachment is cheap, even cheaper if you make it out of a caster wheel and a piece of PVC pipe.
    That'll let you do some heavier one handed stuff (I'm just guessing your dumbells only go so heavy because those fuckers are expensive)

    If home gym life ends up being for you go ahead and get the rack and a bench.

    That's pretty much my setup, just add a set of club bells and a rowing machine for cardio.

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