I was reading my emails this morning and I ran across one that asked about what type of squat rack I would recommend for a small home gym…
This actually brought me back in time and I started thinking about when I used to lift in my parents garage.
Man that is what got all of this started for me.
You see at the time I was doing pretty well as a salesman in retail for Lowes Home Improvement.
But the downfall was I was working close to 55 hours a week.
At this time I was obsessed with lifting and I just couldn’t really find time to get to a good gym as much as I wanted…
So I started buying and building my own gym piece by piece.
It all started with a good pair of squat stands.
I saved up a bit and went all in on a pair of Iron Mind Vulcan Squat Stands.
They were awesome.
I then hit craigslist and found someone selling a bar and weights.
I used just that for awhile.
Then I started adding in free stuff.
I found a good used tractor tire that I started flipping.
I also used a sledge hammer to hit it for core.
I had so many different uses for that tire I really never had to buy anything else.
It was my own little sanctuary.
I would usually lift when I got off work around 10pm at night.
Then I would go out.
But truth is when working out at home you don’t need much equipment to get you started.
Just a few basic pieces of equipment…
and a good program.
As you know right now I lifting purely for aesthetics.
But what got me the foundation I have was a mixture of…
Strongman, Powerlifting, bodybuilding, and bodyweight.
I did all that.
In fact now you can grab an awesome program that ties all of those in together.