As with anything the total cost of building a home weightlifting gym varies depending on quality of the equipment and the amount of equipment you need/ desire.Here is a breakdown of the cost to build a home weightlifting area, along with some equipment recommendations from a lowest to highest in terms of quality. Below are recommendations that I have first or second hand experience with but there are tons of options for bars, bumper plates and racks, so shop around and feel free to ask me any questions. I have used or know someone who has used most of the equipment on the market.The first thing you will need to do is build your platform. If you are relatively handy, this part can be fairly cheap as you only need a couple sheets of plywood and horse stall mats or tractor mats.After your platform is constructed you need a bar and bumper plates (Discs). The bar is the piece of equipment where you should spend extra if possible. A good weightlifting bar will last more than a lifetime. After that you need to purchase your squat rack. Pulling blocks are optional if you use them in your training.If you built your own setup, give me a some feedback on what you think of recommendations and if my estimates are accurate.
- Lowest - Rogue 25mm Training Bar ($305)
- Highest - Eleiko Sport Training Bar (currently on closeout for $546 - which is a steal)! or DHS Training Bar ($599)
- Lowest - Build yourself ($100)
- Highest - Metal blocks ($800-$1000) Rogue ones