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Old 23rd May 2020, 00:42   #4681
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For good quality resistance bands go for Reebok. They are well made and long lasting. Note that they are not bands per se but tubes with handles on the end
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Old 25th May 2020, 13:45   #4682
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Would be great if fellow members can share their home gym pictures & the list of equipment they have.
This is what I'm using for now and eventually will go the whole hog and buy a power rack.
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Right now my focus is too keep active and have enough equipment to keep me entertained. Remember the only bad workout is the one you didn't do. Even if it's as simple as stacking books in a backpack and doing curls/squats etc it's better than doing nothing.

PS: Everything was bought from Decathlon before ecommerce re started
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Suggest you go with a good pair of resistance bands. Advantage of it being you can use it for other form of exercises as well.
Thank you. I have never used resistance band and got one today after reading your post. I gained couple of Kg around my waist due to bad food habit during lockdown. Main goal is to shed that extra kgs and strength training. I bought the lightest one to start with.

I have no idea about how to train with the resistance band. Searched online and found this video


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Old 28th May 2020, 02:43   #4684
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I have never used resistance band and got one today after reading your post. I gained couple of Kg around my waist due to bad food habit during lockdown. Main goal is to shed that extra kgs and strength training. I bought the lightest one to start with.
Glad I could be of help. Even I was not so much into resistance bands before but this lockdown made me look keenly into it and I was actually hooked. If you get set to this form of workout then you can buy the complete set which will give a broader weight band to work with. Advantage of this being you can do most of the required exercises. Ofcourse combine it with some body weight exercises too that helps strengthen the core and other muscles.

I plan to continue using this even after lockdown ends. I might buy the flat resistance bands instead of the tubular ones after sometime though.

One more youtube video that suggest some simple exercises.
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Old 18th June 2020, 19:34   #4685
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While I was a regular to the gym till around 3 months back, I still ended up spending most of my time literally hanging around on pull-up bars than elsewhere.

With ample rest and tummy out, I've decided to get a setup fabricated that can help me with calisthenics (for now) and can even be used as a rack for squat/bench press later on (just in case I go back to strength training).

I wish to get a setup similar to the one below (without the dip bars)
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What got me thinking was that there are L-shaped steel angles with holes that are available for making open modular almirahs. The guys who keep L-shaped angles might also be able to fabricate a square column with holes.

The picture is pretty self-explanatory on the setup with the first exception of having holes all over so that I'm able to adjust the pull-up bar height and maybe even add 2 holders later on to rest a barbell on.

The second exception that I want is to have the verticals bars rest on the horizontal bars like in the picture below. I'm assuming I'd have more stability this way.
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Thoughts and suggestions please!
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Thoughts and suggestions please!
Why not just go for the Decathlon one? If you can fabricate one that's reliable and at a fraction of the cost it makes sense. But considering the Decathlon pull up dip station costs 12,000/- I personally would pick that up since they designed and made for a purpose as opposed to someone fabricating something with little or no clue what stress it will have to endure or understand how to ensure it doesn't topple.
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Why not just go for the Decathlon one?
Its not about the cost but the requirement I stated. Decathlon's dip station is useless given my requirement and the squat rack pull-up bar's low height is a problem, not to mention if you swing or try to muscle up the whole thing shakes like crazy, it isn't meant to take swings in the first place. Its pull-up bar also isn't ideal girth.
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the requirement I stated.
Calisthenics is a broad term. For Lever, Planches, Pull ups the Decathlon station should be ok. But if you are looking for muscle ups then yeah that's not the best option, you need a really stable base. Do keep us posted on what you finalise on.
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Since you are open to fabrication, you may check this kind of arrangement (if anchoring is not an issue). It is relatively simple to fabricate, is quite stable due to anchors, good for calisthenics and may double up as squat/ bench press rack. There are attachments available in market which convert it into dip station. Readymade options are available around 10k if I recall correctly.

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Since you are open to fabrication, you may check this kind of arrangement (if anchoring is not an issue)
Can't afford anchoring.

I think the best bet for me is the arrangement shown in this video



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I particularly like the arrangement of bolts that help the two main bars erect, no play in the setup as I saw many other videos of people kipping on it. It should turn out pretty solid for muscle-ups.

I hope I can find a fabricator who can do the work with sincerity though.
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I particularly like the arrangement of bolts that help the two main bars erect
I would suggest you to go for a readymade one then, the hole precision is hard to match outside. After reading your post I made a little search and came across one Yoddha Fitness selling it for 20k. In case you want to check it out:

https://www.crossfitequipmentyoddha....sfit-rig-racks

Looks pretty similar to Rogue.
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Looks pretty similar to Rogue.
I think they've superimposed their company logo on Rogue fitness equipment pics

It meets my requirement to the T, barring the bolt arrangement, the one in video had a sort of metal pocket where the vertical bar was getting bolted.

Nevertheless, it is definitely worth a try. They seem to be Meerut based so I may visit them as well.

Thanks a lot mate!!
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