Selen Dar

Muscle-Building Workout and Diet


– So, it recently came to my attention that a lotta people are asking about, where do I do my workout,
where do we film, how does all this work, the
magic that is Dark Horse? I’m here to tell you, it’s phenomenal, we basically have this
luxurious dirt alleyway, which leads into our garage. So, figured I’d give you a
little garage workout tour, also, to hopefully inspire
you to build out your own, ’cause frankly, does your car
really need this much space? Let it park on the street,
unless you’re driving like a Ferrari, or
Lamborghini, in that case, one, good for you, two,
yeah, keep it protected. Or park it on the street and
just put a car cover on it, I’m sure it’s the same thing. What I have in my garage gym, number one, I have foam mats, for my
child, so that she can play on the garage floor out here,
and it’s comfortable for her, also I can pen her in,
like a small animal, when I need her to stay in place so that I can do a workout. That serves twofold, one,
it keeps her occupied, maybe screaming at times, but two, it also shows her that fitness is a part
of our everyday life, and that message I like. Especially if you have children, build out your own home gym,
doesn’t have to be anything beautiful, or amazing,
I mean, look at ours. I still have French drains
that I need to install in our backyard, overlapping my Airdyne. I don’t care. I have foam mats, those also serve when I have to do floor routines, so, Turkish get-ups, or sit ups, or planks, or whatever it may be, I’m
using my kid’s foam mats. Also, in a beautiful checkered pattern, designed by yours truly. The SkiErg, and the rower. Hopefully a bike will
get added to that soon, but in the time being, an Airdyne. Assault Bike, if you wanna swap that out, let me know, hit me up. Then I have an allotment of dumbbells, now this one’s actually pretty important, I would highly encourage you
guys to do something like this, I have, oops, clips screwed in, and anchored to the wall
at three different heights. I have about eye level, hip, and knee. So I have those clips so that I can basically
do any kind of pulling, or I can anchor to something
if I wanna do ring rows, or in this instance, I sometimes use the crossover symmetry
system, for scap work, I can clip that to the wall, and I can get good pull
work, you see I have my Assault Bike, my Airdyne, again, Assault Bike, call me. I have my old Schwin Airdyne which I bought for $25 on craigslist. Yes, $25, and it’s beautiful as the day it came outta the box. I have an EmPack, it’s
the Evolved Motion pack, I highly encourage this, as you guys know if you’ve
seen a lot of our videos, I love sandbags for strength
work, they’re so versatile, they’re the best mid-line stability work, I prefer them to a barbell and plates, because you can modify the weight, and they’re weird, so your body has to learn a little bit better. So I use the EmPack, which
is right there, this guy. It comes with these bladders, and you fill ’em with sand or water, and you can make it as heavy
or as light as you want. Now, the upside is, it
has handles all over it, so I was doing Turkish
get-ups with these yesterday, my wife was doing back
squats, I’ve done carries in the front rack, I’ve done lunges, I’ve done overhead presses, it has handles on pretty much everywhere, and you just add these weighted bladders, to make it as heavy as
you want, I’m a huge fan. The EmPack in particular, I’ve
used it for quite some time, oh, the beautiful part about it is, it’s actually a backpack, so
it has straps that can remove, so you can travel with it,
you empty the bladders, they take up very little space, and wherever you go, you have
a weight bag that you can use, a sand bag, if you will, or a water bag. So you can get in a strength
workout pretty much anywhere. An nice standard just
band, for mobility work, nothing fancy, you pick
these up on Amazon. You can see I’ve got
my crossover symmetry, teaches you what to do with it. Of course, I keep an
assortment of jump ropes, I use both RPM ropes as well as Rx ropes. I have amazing ropes from both, I highly encourage both
companies, Rx ropes. Next, I have jump rope, there are two companies
that I absolutely love, number one is RPM, and
number two, Rx Gear. Both companies make fantastic jump ropes, and I’m a big advocate of
basically taking a jump rope with me everywhere I go,
that’s like the one tool that I always carry
with me, is a jump rope, ’cause no matter what, you can
always get a killer workout with a jump rope. That’s pretty much my gym. This will get added to,
oh, I do have a BikeErg. I forgot about that. That’s my BikeErg, until
Concept 2 sends me a BikeErg. (laughs)
It works just as well, unfortunately my Erg data
doesn’t connect to it very well, it doesn’t have Bluetooth
functionality yet. But I would say guys,
consider building out your own home gym,
there’s really no reason to consume it with car space, when fitness should be a
part of your lifestyle. This is a great way to do it, cheap, easy, my neighbor across the street
has done the same thing, except he’s done it with the backyard. He has rings hanging from a a tree, and sometimes I see him pushing a sled through the dirt alleyway, that’s amazing, and that’s exactly the
type of fitness I like. So, this is my little corner, a lot of our videos are filmed in here, so we’ve kinda set it
up to be perfect for us, and to be able to demonstrate
and do the stuff that we want. Once or twice a week at least,
we’re working out in here, my wife and I, and my
child is on the mats, penned up like a little animal. So, build out your home gym, let me know what you’ve done with
yours in the notes below, and then also, I’ll link to
the products that I use here, because I’m just a huge fan,
so I highly encourage you, a, get a jump rope, have
that everywhere with you, and then SkiErg, Erg,
BikeErg, Assault Bike, pick one, Airdyne, Assault Bike, call me, Airdyne, you can pick it up on
craigslist, find a cheap one. Yeah, that’s my gym guys, I just thought you might
enjoy the walkthrough, and until next time, we’ll
see you on the other side.

8 thoughts on “How to Build a Home/Garage Gym on a Budget

  1. 🎬 1 πŸ‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ πŸ‹πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ πŸ₯Š πŸ₯Š πŸš£πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ Outstanding, thank you so much for sharing. Perfect and neat. I have to get the sandbag! One Journey make it count!

  2. Great article, "…. keep the child penned up … like an animal!" Ha Ha!! I live in the UK and my garage is really tiny, even by comparison to my neighbours'. However, more than adequate for my Concept2, linked up to PC, programmable exercise bike, punch bag, a few dumbellsmedicine ball etc. I have a vertical bar bolted to the wall where all my exercise bands are linked to, so that all works. The one disappointment, aside from the small space, is that the ceiling is too low for Jump Rope, no problem though, I have a space on the paved area, near the garden, and do my skipping intervals on a 4' x 6' heavy duty rubber mat! πŸ˜‰

  3. hey Shen. i got a knee operation last December and slowly starting to regain my rowing. i added 5 Kg to my weight while being unable to row and it made me very sad. My wife bought me a C2 Model 2 and now im working my way back.

    my rower is at the balcony of our apartment at the 37th floor…. great view, nice air, but no room for much more then the rower.. πŸ™‚

  4. I’m 57 and I have a basement gym. I have a C2 rower, a Rogue RML-390C power rack, Ohio Power bar, 600 lbs of York iron plates and Vulcan bumper plates, an Ironman power tower for dips, leg raises, push-ups. I use a 10 position slant board for sit ups. My focus is on strength training to build and maintain strength and balance into old age. I weigh 175 with a 225 bench, 300lb squat and 360 lb deadlift. I am still increasing in strength a few pounds each week. My wife and I also enjoy hiking and biking in the warmer months. The C2 rower has been awesome for cardio and a full body workout on days I don’t lift. I started 2 years ago as a couch potato and lost 50 lbs and went from barely able to do a pull up to doing 3 sets of 10 on lifting days. If I can do it anyone can. I feel better now than when I was 30

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