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Who quit gym/what equip added at home
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Contributors to this thread:
TNRAMBLINMAN 19-Jun-20
Joey Ward 19-Jun-20
ground hunter 19-Jun-20
Supernaut 19-Jun-20
JMG 19-Jun-20
Z Barebow 19-Jun-20
midwest 19-Jun-20
Catscratch 19-Jun-20
Ucsdryder 19-Jun-20
Bowboy 19-Jun-20
Mpdh 19-Jun-20
Deertick 19-Jun-20
KSflatlander 19-Jun-20
fubar racin 19-Jun-20
Glunt@work 19-Jun-20
midwest 19-Jun-20
Lost Arra 19-Jun-20
bowhunter55 19-Jun-20
bigswivle 19-Jun-20
KSflatlander 19-Jun-20
bigswivle 19-Jun-20
Glunt@work 19-Jun-20
keepemsharp 19-Jun-20
BC173 19-Jun-20
Bloodtrail 19-Jun-20
Beendare 19-Jun-20
KSflatlander 19-Jun-20
Panhandle Bob 19-Jun-20
kota-man 19-Jun-20
Scoot 19-Jun-20
drycreek 19-Jun-20
Will 19-Jun-20
'Ike' (Phone) 19-Jun-20
Whocares 19-Jun-20
BUCKeye 19-Jun-20
bigswivle 19-Jun-20
Hackbow 20-Jun-20
From: TNRAMBLINMAN
19-Jun-20
I have not been back to gym since March. I have found working out at home to much better than I thought. I have the basic free weights, a TRX suspension system, a treadmill, p/t bands, and just added a set of battle ropes, which are great. What has everyone else added or what do you have?

From: Joey Ward
19-Jun-20
Kettle bells and dumb bells are a nice addition to add flavor to your strength and cardio workouts.

19-Jun-20
My Y is back open since May 1. Got to have my.pool

From: Supernaut
19-Jun-20
Total Gym, dumb bells, lighter free weights, pull ups, push ups, sit ups and a treadmill. I haven't been to a gym in many years but can still get a good workout with what I have for what my goals are.

From: JMG
19-Jun-20
I'm with ya … my wife and I just cancelled our membership (will save us $75/month). Have free weights, P/T bands, thread mill, and plan to start riding my bike more. Also, plan to hike/backpack/fish more this year. Now I just have to get into a new routine.

From: Z Barebow
19-Jun-20
I still have gym membership. I find I am more committed when I go to the gym. I had kettlebells on order in March, and then the supply chain went to h#ll. I still want to add some additional kettlebell weights for home. (But I am not going to spend $60+ per to do it) I will buy some Quikcrete and make my own before I drop that much $$$.

From: midwest
19-Jun-20
It was a great time to sell my road bike and Olympic weight set. Kept my rack, bench, dumbbells, but I'll probably sell my rack and just get a pullup bar for the garage. A couple of med balls are good to have along with resistance bands. Like gh, I need a pool for tri training.

From: Catscratch
19-Jun-20
I've had a treadmill for a loooong time, pullup bar, a few dumbbells, some bands, pushup counter app (I'm just shy of 20,000 since the middle of February), and a gps running watch. Not a lot of equipment needed if you look around and get creative.

From: Ucsdryder
19-Jun-20
I quit home and went back to the gym last week!

From: Bowboy
19-Jun-20
Costco Proform Hitt Trainer. I've also Ben hiking with weighted pack. Living at over 6000ft helps.

From: Mpdh
19-Jun-20
2 bowflex machines. Tread climber and power rod apparatus. Walk just short of 3 miles almost every day. Do push-ups occasionally.

I feel strong, but my big problem is my diet. I just eat too much!

From: Deertick
19-Jun-20
Wife and I got a squat rack, plates, etc., and been training squat/bench/dead/presses at home ... still CrossFit 2x/week for conditioning. Been an enjoyable change.

From: KSflatlander
19-Jun-20
My CrossFit gym closed for 2 months for covid. I started back 2 weeks ago. I just can’t get motivated to work out at home. The constant changing of daily workout routines is what keeps me coming back to CrossFit. I refuse to just do a treadmill and weights. Need to mix it up. I think CrossFit with the cardio and strength training combined is best to get me ready to hunt out west.

From: fubar racin
19-Jun-20
I miss the gym but mine is appointment only and that’s annoying to me soo I got a treadmill an elliptical a rower and a simple weight bench

From: Glunt@work
19-Jun-20

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I have taken different approach.

From: midwest
19-Jun-20
Glunt does "ranch fit" class. ;-)

From: Lost Arra
19-Jun-20
I'm with Deertick. Same York olympic weight set since 1968. Purchased by my dad for my brothers and I because at that time there was only one local gym with real weights (barbells) and we were lifting there. He thought that would keep us home HA!

Conditioning on road bike and hiking.

From: bowhunter55
19-Jun-20
Also haven't been back to the gym since they shut down in March. I'm a total gym rat and Martial Arts/self defense Instructor. Luckily we have a universal in the garage with a full set of dumbells. Also I teach out of my garage so have Muy Tai bag and all the training toys. Haven't missed a beat working out. Just miss the adrenaline rush at the gym and a host of friends. Also ride my bicycle 5 times a week.

From: bigswivle
19-Jun-20
I made a sled and attached 300’ of rope to it. I can add weight to it if needed. Pulling about 125lbs 300’ 3 or 4 times in a row will bring u to your knees

From: KSflatlander
19-Jun-20
125lb sled 300 ft would definitely get you ready for elk hunting. Man, that's tough.

From: bigswivle
19-Jun-20
It sucks. I can pull it one way without stopping, a struggle from there on. Especially on our beautiful Florida summer nights, 90degrees and 90%humidity

From: Glunt@work
19-Jun-20
We've often considered offering a "Paleo Organic Workout" class.

Outside, all natural and about 800, 60# reps

From: keepemsharp
19-Jun-20
Just can't see sweating to the mirrors. Mostly fence rebuilding, fire wood cut, split, stack. Last week a BIG trailer of small square alfalfa. Set back last week tho, a new knee so it will be awhile catching up. Told the wife I would take up jogging just as soon as I saw one of them joggers smiling???

From: BC173
19-Jun-20
Grunt for the win. Having grown up on a farm, I know all too well of what he speaks.

From: Bloodtrail
19-Jun-20

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I made a deadlift platform and bought a small power rack. A family member gave me dumbbells up to 90lb. Made a bench. Bought an Olympic bar and curl bar off Craigslist. And got some Olympic weights from a friend. Also have some loop bands for doing high reps.

The home gym is nice, but you have to push yourself harder than when I used to go to the gym. And you have to be very creative with all your lifts/training to keep it diverse each workout.....because you’re limited with what you have. IE - I made dip bars out of two 2x4’s that I notched out and can slide into the power rack.

I’ll keep trying this for a while, but I do like the competition at the gym to show the young guys up. Lol

From: Beendare
19-Jun-20
The 24Hr 3 blocks from me is closing...bummer.

Home gym stuff is like hens teeth here. I found a Play it again that can get a Marcy Smith Machine #4033 that I'm going to give a shot.

From: KSflatlander
19-Jun-20
"Told the wife I would take up jogging just as soon as I saw one of them joggers smiling???"

keepemsharp- I'm definitely going to have to steal that one. Makes perfect sense and did actually make me laugh out loud.

19-Jun-20

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I converted a spare bedroom into a home gym. Used these 24"X24"X1" HD foam tiles for the floor. So far I've put in a treadmill, Weights and bench, pull-up bar, girlfriend got a Fluidity Bar, TV for streaming workout like P90X, etc...plenty of floor space for workouts.

Loving it...get my workouts in before work every morning.

From: kota-man
19-Jun-20
Quit the gym membership and added an elliptical and full commercial stair master to an already owned treadmill, dumb bells, bands etc.

From: Scoot
19-Jun-20
I dropped my gym membership until at least September. I'm finding it more difficult to get my workouts in because I worked out over noon during the work week. Now I have to either get up early or squeeze it in during the evening. That's definitely proving to be more difficult!

I do elliptical and weights at home and I run and bike. My workouts have gone from 6 times per week to about 3 or 4. I'm doing the best I can with what I got!

From: drycreek
19-Jun-20
Right now I’m lifting a glass of Jim Beam and Coke. I plan more reps tomorrow.......

From: Will
19-Jun-20
Rowing erg, Tacxx indoor trainer (attaches to my road bike), "The block" adjustable dumbbells and a wide range of bands/balls/elastic tubing... It works. But if I dont get to go back to a gym soon, I'm going to feel bad about getting rid of an olympic bar and plates last year... May have to buy that stuff again, in which case I may get a clean rack too... Or a Hex bar (love those for all sorts of movements).

19-Jun-20
I have my own BowFlex, dumbbells and Elliptical...That and living somewhat in the hills helps...

From: Whocares
19-Jun-20
I have a bench, dumbells, exercise ball, stretch bands and a television in a finished basement so a nice environment to workout. As a matter of fact, the big area rug has elk on it! And I hike the ski hill for 2 or 3 miles several days a week. Plus I regularly exercise my draw arm similar to drycreek. But mine is vodka and water, a healthier beverage.

From: BUCKeye
19-Jun-20
Ab roller wheel is a good cheap addition to home gym

From: bigswivle
19-Jun-20
Right now I’m lifting a glass of Jim Beam and Coke. I plan more reps tomorrow.......

Twelve ounce curls on the weekend. Can’t lose too much weight cause my pants won’t fit(don’t know if y’all have priced cinch jeans lately)

From: Hackbow
20-Jun-20
Back in the gym with my workout partner. Really missed being there, the variety, the accountability and pushing each other. Have been playing tennis 2-3X/wk since September.

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