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    Default Top ten bits of kit for a home gym...

    Been thinking about this one. If I had to start from scratch, what would I buy?

    1. Olympic bar and bumper plates.
    2. Pull Up Bar.
    3. Gymboss timer.
    4. Skipping Rope.
    5. Kettlebells 16 and 24 for starters...
    6. Powercage (if training alone - discovered this the hard way!).
    7. Ironwoody resistance bands.
    8. Box - for jumping on and off.
    9. Medicine ball (made my own out of old basketball filled with sand).
    10. If it's too shit out to go running - a rowing machine (Concept2 if I could afford it).

    Not sure about the order...

    What have I missed?

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    I'd go for a few changes myself;

    1. Olympic bar and bumper plates
    2. Pull Up Bar
    3. Gymboss timer
    4. Cable pulley system
    5. Kettlebells - not sure, but probably
    6. Powercage (if training alone - discovered this the hard way!)
    7. Matted floor space
    8. Box - for jumping on and off
    9. Medicine ball
    10. Cross-trainer (expensive for a good one though)
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    Yeah - matted floor space is a good call.
    Not so bothered with cable pulley system - reckon I could achieve as good / better results using pull up bar / bodyweight and bands...
    Not really tried a crosstrainer, but I do like to row!

    Don't go for ab training gimmicks but I use an 'abmat' and thought about including that. Don't know if anyone else has opinions on the 'abmat'?

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    heavy bag?
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    Fuck yeah... heavy bag for sure!!

    Would probably drop the box and go for that instead. Hardly the same price range though!
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    ice bath lol
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    Trx..........................
    Insert whiny message

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    trx - that's the suspension system, right?
    Is that sold in the UK?

    Weighted vest is a good call, got one of them.
    Wish I had enough space for a heavy bag (or somewhere to hang one).

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