"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."
This is one of 93 photos of Andy McCutcheon that are used in The New High-Intensity Training to illustrate the recommended exercises.
To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.
1. power rack
4. A good leg press
5. shrug bar
6. 2 pairs of adjustable dumbbells like powerblocks
7. chin/dip station (could be custom built) + dipping belt
8. an adjustable bench.
9. If there is money and space left, a leg curl and a leg extension machine.
I would have plenty of chinning and dipping bars. An area for floor work, such as press ups, squats, sit ups, etc. An area for free weights, barbells and dumbbells and some power racks. Possibly a good leg press.
Nautilus Multi exercise machine
Ironmaster adjustable DB
Variety of equipment from Ironmind and PDA
Mirrors, Arthur Jones and Mentzer posters
If I could fit it a Nautilus ABD/ADD combo machine
with leftover $$ I would go visit Dr. Darden in Fla
sturdy adjustable bench
olympic bar and plates (incl. fractional plates)
safety clips/collars for the bars
support chains (for OHP)
a safe, effective leg press
a pulley for PD, row, etc.
Oh, heck, I would be happy with a safe way to squat, deadlift, dip, chin, and overhead press.
Bench/incline, or adjustable.
Either power blocks or adjustable dumbbells, depending on the price.
Dipping and chinning bar, plus belts.
A calf machine (standing) plus a good leg press.
A whole lot of bars, Olympic bars, and plates in various weight sizes.
Leg extension and leg curl machines if any money and space left over.
A GOOD pullover machine, but is it really necessary? (I'm waffling a bit on this).
BTW, a good idea for a thread, Drew. Most gyms--the old-type, bare-bones gyms, had just a bench, an incline (if they were lucky) dip and chin bar and a squat rack, plus barbells and dumbbells and Olympic bars and maybe a calf machine. If I had nothing else, I'd go with that. In fact, I'd be happy with that right now!
Having about 600 square feet for my home gym, here's what I currently have:
2 safety racks (okay, power racks)
one with upper/lower pulley & 200 lb selectorized weight stack(includes cross bar supporting at least another 200 lbs)
one late 60s Gibson leg curl/leg extension small footprint
Zane leg blaster - original model, doubling as dip station
Russ Warner Roman Chair squat
One cambered squatting bar - provides relief for rotator cuff
one Olympic bar
one 7 foot Ivanko standard barbell - high quality
several thousand pounds of standard plates made into dumbbells
Key and Hoist adjustable flat/incline/decline benches
Nautilus flat/incline bench
Several stability balls, JC Predator resistance tubes
600 sq. feet is pretty small for 25 K worth of stuff. I don't know why anyone would putz around with one or two bars or adjustable dumbells with that kind of budget. 5-6K gets you a half dozen quality bars, a ton or so of plates, and a complete set of fixed dumbells.
power rack with plate storage
chin dip station
heavy duty adjustable bench
7' and 5' Olympic bars
Fixed dumbbells from 5 to 120
Multi-position cable machine (press downs, flyes, rotator cuff work, etc.)
plateloaded gripping machine
as many olympic plates as I had money left over for
super comfortable couch (for recovery)
Medical lumbar extension Mark II
avenger palte loaded leg press
Olympic flat bench press
Olympic Incline bench press
Flat multi bench
Adjustable Plate loaded cable cross with Dips and Chins station
600kg with Ivanko Easy grip olympic plates
350kg Irongrip Urethane paltes
2 x Ivanko 7' Competition Olympic Bar
2 x Olympic stainless steel dumbbell handles that can be loaded up to 160lbs each
I used to have the whole first generation Nautilus 12 pieces but sold them all to an enthusiast and now friend of mine from Scotland.
Sorry to pick on you again, because I do honestly like, that is the truth Drew, I only want a friendly debate, and I hope the baby if fine, must be coming up to two now, but you did call me an idiot, and you stated many times you did not have time to answer my 7 questions and observations, but you have time for this bit of fun.
I know I have put you on the spot here again, but you did burst in say you thought I was wrong, well as it looks very much like you cant, or would you like to prove it ???
This goes to any of the other people out there that think slow is harder and more intense, lets not spoil this thread as its a bit on fun, lets take it to my fast vs. slow thread where the questions are, and can the people that are not interested in training and only mocking, try and see if you could also have a go.