homegym

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    Apr 29, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    do you have one?
  • 2theTEE

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    Apr 29, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    Yep...I have a flat and decline bench, weight plates, various bars including pull up, and a stationary bike.

    I prefer going to the gym though (because of the friendly competition vibe and of course, the eye candy) but it's great to have one at home, for just in case when the gym is closed (holidays) and for when I don't feel like driving (ex: post snowstorm).
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    Apr 29, 2009 11:37 PM GMT
    Yes, I used it religiously for 3 years, but now go to the gym mostly. I also enjoy seeing what other people are doing, having more options and have made some friends. I converted a bedroom in my house. It has rubber floors, a squat rack, with cable attachments, bench with decline/incline, a set of Powerblocks 5-60 lbs, some med balls, physio ball, pull-up/dip tower, and curl bar.
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    Apr 29, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    I love it, thank god for parents thinking they are going to get fit, by buying all the equipment, then just looking at it lol.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 30, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    Yup, Bowflex.
    I now go to the gym, but it's good that it's there if I can't make it to the gym. So I do use it.
  • CAtoFL

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    Apr 30, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    Yeah, baby! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Apr 30, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    Yes. The only way I have time to work out is to have the gym right here on hand. I can multi-task doing sets with other tasks like writing analysis reports.

    But since this is a gay site, let's think about the other important aspect... how to decorate it? Mine has had plain white walls for 9 years now, and looks incredibly stark when photographed. What are the best gym colors? Other design choices?icon_wink.gif
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    I was thinking of going with some bright energetic colors and maybe some posters. But somebody suggested adding some restraints - and maybe a sling - to the squat rack and going with a dungeon motif.

  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 30, 2009 12:59 AM GMT
    Me too! Just a few dumbells, an arm curl bar, and a chin-up and dip trapeze that I built. Oh and a stationary bike. I'd never work out as often as I do if I had to put on clothes, get in the car, and drive some to one.
  • underbearboy

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    May 02, 2009 11:11 AM GMT
    mindgarden said

    But since this is a gay site, let's think about the other important aspect... how to decorate it? Mine has had plain white walls for 9 years now, and looks incredibly stark when photographed. What are the best gym colors? Other design choices?icon_wink.gif
    gym-1.jpg

    I was thinking of going with some bright energetic colors and maybe some posters. But somebody suggested adding some restraints - and maybe a sling - to the squat rack and going with a dungeon motif.



    Well, certainly, adding a 'playroom' aspect could be hot... but then you'd also have to have some versatile 'mood' lighting installed. Maybe a big plant if you have the natural lighting for it? Maybe mirror a whole wall as well? Tan walls?

    I'd go with some vintage, black matted and framed 1950's cover drawings from gay men's pulp porno books (look on Ebay). I have three separate pencil drawings by ADAM - cop/boy; boys wrestling; coach with boy in rope restraints which would look great on your walls!

    But we'd have to partners, first, for you to get them! icon_wink.gif