In this post I am going to show you how to build a big boi weight room. Some of you may have an extra room that’s big enough to put this equipment in. Or you may have a garage you don’t store your car in or have a covered patio in your backyard. I mention these because I have seen these options. You may have your reasons of not working out at a gym. The main ones that I have heard of are, “I hate people at the gym.” or, “People get in the way.” or, “They don’t know gym etiquette.” Or this one, “Do you see how they are working out on that?”
Now, I’ve been guilty of saying some of these things but I usually keep it to myself. Others are not so subtle. Some are plain rude when they voice their opinions out loud. Thus, giving some self-proclaimed big boi’s a bad name. I myself hated to be around these guys.
First, most of them weren’t even that big. They were mostly pretty boys weighing 160-180lbs. being loudmouths. These are the people that make going to the gym annoying for beginners and veterans.
OMG!!! This remind me of a guy who was new to the gym I was going to. He went to a chest machine and sat down in it. And instead of putting his hands on the left and right handles of the machine, he put his feet on them and proceeded to do sort of a squat. He was kind of in an awkward position and when he brought his feet to his chest, he cracked a rat!!! He farted so loud that the people who weren’t staring at him already just stopped what they were doing at that moment of time…WooHoo…Hahahaha! Well, I personally never saw that guy again…Which brings me to an important announcement. If you are not sure how to use a piece of equipment, please ask a staff member for assistance. This is my PSA of the day.
Metal Steel Home Workout Gym Dumbbell Weight Rack & Weights.
Get some dumbbells and get a rack. There are plenty of racks to choose from and there are many dumbbell weights to buy as well. If you get an adjustable dumbbell set you may not need a rack but for most big boi’s to switch out plates in the middle of a work out is unfathomable. I’m just putting this out there for you. A better way might be to get individual weights but that’s up to you…No. I’m not haranguing you, I’m just letting you know…okay?
A Sturdy Bench Press & Squat Bar
I believe that a sturdy bench press is the backbone of any gym set up. Biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest, back, legs and stomach can all be worked out with a good bench and a few dumbbells. I did thousands of bodyweight dips and pushups on my benches over the years.
A sturdy squat bar is an essential part of a big boi gym set up as well. A multi-functional one is even better. For me it should have at least two uses. One, as a squat bar. Two, as a bench press stop. Everything is icing on the cake. I highly recommend a sturdy bench press and squat/bench station if you have the space for a big boi home gym.
Olympic Weight Plates & Olympic Bars
These are the meat and potatoes for any gym period. If you have been to a gym before you have seen these everywhere in a gym.
The most that I have ever benched press was 405lbs. But instead of putting 4 45’s on each side, I thought the sight of (8) 45’s might psych me out. I put (3) 45’s (1) 25 and (2) 10’s on each side.
I laid down on the bench and it went up kind of easy, so I lowered the bar down to chest, took a deep breath, held it then exhaled and pushed with all my might, and it went up smoothly. So I tried it again. I Lowered the bar down to my chest, took another deep breath, held it in then exhaled and did another mighty push. The weight went up very smoothly. So then I tried a third one. Lowered it down to my chest, took another deep breath, held it in, then exhaled and pushed. This time my arms were shaking. There was no mistaking that I reached my limit. The spotters grabbed the bar from me and placed the weight and the bar back on the rack. And that’s when I benched 405lbs. Twice….I know, I know. It sounds kind of like a love story…
Olympic plates have a 2″ diameter hole in the middle instead of a standard plate which has a 1″ hole. The bars that have a 2″ ends are much stronger than a 1″ end. A bar with a 1″ end will start to bend at around 200lbs. where a bar with a 2″ end will start to bend at 1000lbs. These big boi toys start to get expensive at this point. But certainly not more than a car.
I hope I explained to you the basics of a big boi gym. Now, it’s just not for boys. Gurls are welcome to become big gurls, but their temperaments seem a lot lower than big bois. I’m not saying this because of steroid use. Guys just have a much more leave me alone attitude…I’m not saying that big bois or gurls want to be loners…What was the question again? Hold on, I know it. It’s on the tip of my…the tip of my…damn it…