How To Build a Powerlifting Home Gym: Justin’s $7,800 Titan Fitness Setup
- Learn how Justin built an awesome powerlifting oriented home gym in his basement
- With a budget of $7.8K, you can build a complete home gym using top brands like Titan or Rogue, just like Justin did.
Meet Justin, a 37 years old maintenance worker at a large hospital in Pennsylvania who’s been lifting weights since high school.
Justin had always dreamed of having his own home gym, and when he built his house in 2018 with a suitable basement, he knew he had the perfect opportunity to make it happen.
It wasn’t until the COVID pandemic hit that he realized just how much he needed his own gym. After the gym closures, he decided it was time to take action.
Ordering Equipment and Saving Time
In December 2020, Justin started ordering equipment from his favourite brands, mostly Titan Fitness.
As a father of two, having a home gym was a time saver. He could just walk downstairs and work out without worrying about making it to the gym on time. And his kids loved playing on the equipment, using it as a Ninja Warrior course, ofc.
Nearly everything in Justin’s home gym is from Titan Fitness, except for the Black Widow dip station, Powerblocks, generic Rogue iron plates and Griffin power bar.
As someone who trains mostly powerlifting, his equipment is tailored to his needs. He doesn’t compete, but he enjoys lifting heavy weights and challenging himself.
Needs vs Wants
Justin explains that the key to building a home gym is figuring out your needs versus your wants.
It’s essential to find a happy medium between your budget and available space.
He admits that there were some items he was looking at, such as functional trainers and glute ham developers, that were super specialized and took up a lot of space. He couldn’t justify purchasing them at the time, but they’re on his list for the future when he takes over the rest of his basement.
Getting the Best Deals
Justin was able to save money on his equipment by waiting for the right sales and applying discount coupons. It took a bit of patience, but he was happy to get all the equipment he needed at discounted prices.
Home Gym Photos
Home Gym Equipment
- Rack: Titan Fitness X3 Series Flat Foot Power Rack 82in $700
- Weight Plates: Rogue Olympic Plate Pairs (2.5 – 45 lbs) $1,200
- Dumbbells: PowerBlock Adjustable Dumbbells with Stage 2 and Stage 3 Expansions $740
- Wall Mounted Pulley Tower Tall $180
- Full Bar Jack $80
- Titan Fitness H-PND $575
- Preacher Curl Bench Station $315
- BlackWidow Dip Station $295
- Misc: Pulley Attachments, Abs Roller, Resistance Bands,
- Flooring: Rubber Stall Mats from Tractor Supply (x12) $600
Total Home Gym Cost = $7,860