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Derek Simonds 01-05-2009 01:08 PM

Pimping my garage gym
 
I rearranged my entire gym this past week. Moved a bunch of stuff out of the garage and just generally got things in order. My wife gave me a 22 inch Flat Panel DVD Combo for Christmas so that completed the electronics for the man cave. Yes I wired it for surround sound. Here are a couple of pictures.

http://i40.tinypic.com/sb0rrt.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/28mlox1.jpg

I swear I haven't used that curl bar for curls in years... it is mainly used to anchor my feet for situps.

http://i43.tinypic.com/dg065i.jpg

And a garage gym upgrade wouldn't be final without the sweat angel to break her in. This was after TKO on Saturday. If you get the right angle you can see I am supporting Leo and Crossfit Evolution!

http://i41.tinypic.com/11ka1wh.jpg

I am sure other people worked on their garage gyms or got new equipment over the holidays post up some pictures of your workout spot.

Garrett Smith 01-05-2009 01:26 PM

Nice.

Very bright for a cave...mine is a bit darker and more cramped.

Patrick Donnelly 01-05-2009 03:03 PM

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/7...essing1hf6.jpg

It's not much, but it started like this...

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/1...arting1lh1.jpg

I've spent the better part of four days working on it. I'm one of five tenants in this house, and every time a tenant is replaced, he ditches half of his stuff in the garage and leaves it there. A bit more work, and it'll be good.

Used to have this place.

Stephen Brown 01-05-2009 03:07 PM

whats up with the aero bars on the road bike? do you do triathlons?

Derek Simonds 01-05-2009 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Patrick Donnelly (Post 47044)
It's not much, but it started like this...

That sir is one hell of a change. Nice space. Do you have a spot to hang your rings in there?

Derek Simonds 01-05-2009 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stephen Brown (Post 47046)
whats up with the aero bars on the road bike? do you do triathlons?

I did in a previous life. Leo and I keep threatening to go and do one now. I loved it but was unhealthy and overtrained the entire time. I saw a friend while I was training for a half ironman in the summer of 2004 and he asked what POW camp I had escaped from.

I still love to ride, run and swim I just don't train them as a sport anymore. Leo wanted to do a triathlon on his single speed so I felt like I had a good chance to take him.... maybe.

Garrett Smith 01-05-2009 04:10 PM

Ack. Triathlons, blech. Been there, done that. Derek, on the POW note, I remember another trainer at the UA gym I worked at during my undergrad triathlon days that commented on my sunken cheeks--the treasured POW look. I got down to 168# at 6' tall, won't be doing that again. Oh yeah, the blood sugar issues from cramming down carbs were awesome too.

If I didn't dislike pool swim training so much, I might do a sprint once in a while. At this point, I would only do a duathlon for fun.

I will post some pics of my garage gym soon.

Nice place, Patrick. Very simple and clean.

Patrick Donnelly 01-05-2009 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek Simonds (Post 47048)
That sir is one hell of a change. Nice space. Do you have a spot to hang your rings in there?

Unfortunately, no. There's an I-beam in the basement that I can sling them over, but it's low and not the best position. Fortunately, I intend to get a power rack, so that won't be much of a problem.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garrett Smith (Post 47060)
Nice place, Patrick. Very simple and clean.

Clean - always. Simple - for now. Hahah.

Allen Yeh 01-06-2009 05:04 AM

Nice pics.

Patrick Donnelly 01-08-2009 04:53 PM

You can add an erg to mine now, and also 4 stall mats and a York Powerbar tomorrow.



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