Alternative weight lifting equipment locations
June 17, 2011 1:21 AM Subscribe
Love weight lifting, hate the drive to the local Megagym (or any gym). Reasonably cheap weight lifting equipment abounds, but space is a problem. I have a couple of options available, and I could use some help.
posted by Punkey to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My options are twofold: lift weights outdoors (nice concrete pad, sunshine and fresh air, but also humidity, sun damage and rust are a problem), or have to deal with a tile floor (breakage obviously a concern).
I do live in southern California, so it's not like any outdoor equipment will be sitting under a blanket of snow for four months of the year, but it does rain here occasionally, as well as your standard exposure to the elements problems. I should have space to store weights and most equipment inside the house, but I'm mostly concerned about stuff like a squat rack or a power rack sitting outside all the time.
As for the tile, that depends mostly on whether or not rubber mats are sufficient or economical. It also would take up a lot of indoor space, so if outdoor will work, that would be preferable. Thanks for whatever advice you can give!