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1 hour ago, EderLA said:

Hey that's really awesome, I am going to take inspiration from your setup. I have a nice open space that I'm working on as well but I just need the equipment. I will post a picture of my open space and maybe you can give me some tips or suggestions.

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Thanks 🙂 I'm pretty proud!! 

Wow that's a great space you have there! There is definitely room for a heavy bag! but what is really cool is that you have a wood ceiling, you could totally put up a chin up/Pull up/hang bar!!  

Id make one side Muay Thai and one side fitness too, but that's just me being ODC hahaha

Cant wait to see the finished gym. 

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So jealous. 

Gonna do the same once the cash situation lets me get ground floor apartment with a back yard.

Real quick - is it true that the mats are the expensive part of doing it? Like cost more than the bags and Mr Bob dummy etc..?

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3 hours ago, Oliver said:

So jealous. 

Gonna do the same once the cash situation lets me get ground floor apartment with a back yard.

Real quick - is it true that the mats are the expensive part of doing it? Like cost more than the bags and Mr Bob dummy etc..?

I got a few second hand ones and some online for 20bucks a sq metre, my heavy bag was more expensive. An old carpet will do the trick too if you’re on a budget 

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14 hours ago, Richard said:

Soooo, in looking for heavy bags there are so many choices,,, 6ft, 4ft, leather, non leather, anchored, or not.. teardrop , then there is the filling,,,, any advice would be helpful,,, thanks

Hey there 🙂 definitely go for a 6ft because you can use it for low leg chops as well as everything else. I really like my teardrop too but that’s more for uppercuts and knees .

filling- I bought mine already filled but I’ve seen people put in old clothes and rags as long as all buttons and zips have been removed 👍🏼 
 

14 hours ago, Richard said:

Soooo, in looking for heavy bags there are so many choices,,, 6ft, 4ft, leather, non leather, anchored, or not.. teardrop , then there is the filling,,,, any advice would be helpful,,, thanks

 

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4 hours ago, Richard said:

Hey, thanks for your input, any thoughts about leather or non-leather for home use?

I have non leather but I live in a humid climate so organic materials seem to get mould of them Pretty quick here.  But I’m unsure if leather is better In bags.

 

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21 hours ago, Richard said:

Hey, thanks for your input, any thoughts about leather or non-leather for home use?

Richard, you're in my hometown! I was going to suggest that if you get a standing bag, one that has a base, that you can fill it with water because then you can empty it and move it more easily than if it's sand. But because of all the snow and change in temperatures that Boulder experiences, the water might be a risky move. A hanging bag is preferable for all kinds of reasons, but obviously depends on budget and if you have somewhere to hang it from.

Leather cracks if you don't fill the bag properly at the beginning. Any slack, "bagginess" between the filling and the leather, if you hit it for a few weeks it will crack and break open. So make sure you really pack it and keep adding to it over the first couple weeks to make sure it's full, even as the filling starts to settle. 

I'm looking at everyone's gyms and am jealous of these mats. Kevin and I are working on tile and it's very slippery when we start to drip from sweat and I think I hurt my foot by stomping around like a maniac on such a hard surface... I thought I was tougher, I guess.

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Thanks Sylvie, there are soooo many choices out there, and I only know the bags we use at my gym,, but never paid any attention to the DETAILS.. I saw somewhere that you were from Colorado, wondered how you got from here to THERE? I stumbled on Muay Thai by accident taking my grandson to his session, at an Easton BJJ / May Thai gym in Denver,, thought for sure I couldn't do BJJ at my age,, but the MT looked like something I could get into,, and fell in love with it.. sorry I didn't discover it a LONG time ago.. anyway, I'm trying to get a place at home to work out until they get an answer for the virus... thanks for your videos and blog.. what a great source of info and inspiration for me...r

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6 hours ago, Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu said:

Richard, you're in my hometown! I was going to suggest that if you get a standing bag, one that has a base, that you can fill it with water because then you can empty it and move it more easily than if it's sand. But because of all the snow and change in temperatures that Boulder experiences, the water might be a risky move. A hanging bag is preferable for all kinds of reasons, but obviously depends on budget and if you have somewhere to hang it from.

Leather cracks if you don't fill the bag properly at the beginning. Any slack, "bagginess" between the filling and the leather, if you hit it for a few weeks it will crack and break open. So make sure you really pack it and keep adding to it over the first couple weeks to make sure it's full, even as the filling starts to settle. 

I'm looking at everyone's gyms and am jealous of these mats. Kevin and I are working on tile and it's very slippery when we start to drip from sweat and I think I hurt my foot by stomping around like a maniac on such a hard surface... I thought I was tougher, I guess.

That sucks about your foot, I remember I hurt my foot too from training Karate on wooden floor boards. If you can’t get mats at the moment, old carpet can take some of the impact too or a yoga mat but that’s a bit limiting. 
 

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On 4/18/2020 at 3:06 PM, SHELL28 said:

That sucks about your foot, I remember I hurt my foot too from training Karate on wooden floor boards. If you can’t get mats at the moment, old carpet can take some of the impact too or a yoga mat but that’s a bit limiting. 
 

Speaking of MATS,,, any ideas about thickness for a home gym?

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Hey there, love the gyms shown here. Great thread idea! 👍🏻

just wanted to share our little living room gym. When the lockdown got real, I spent a little cash so Ina and I could continue training. I feel very lucky and thankful to have her by my side and to have the opportunity for a home gym like this. 🙏🏻🥊

 This jump rope is not used indoors btw., but in our driveway. It’s brutal and rips your arms out after 30 seconds. 😅

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3 hours ago, der Toni said:

Hey there, love the gyms shown here. Great thread idea! 👍🏻

just wanted to share our little living room gym. When the lockdown got real, I spent a little cash so Ina and I could continue training. I feel very lucky and thankful to have her by my side and to have the opportunity for a home gym like this. 🙏🏻🥊

 This jump rope is not used indoors btw., but in our driveway. It’s brutal and rips your arms out after 30 seconds. 😅

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Nice!!!!!!! 
esp love how the mats match the bag. 

You got some nice gear there! I really dig the twin gloves.

That jump rope is beast mode hahah 

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8 hours ago, SHELL28 said:

Nice!!!!!!! 
esp love how the mats match the bag. 

You got some nice gear there! I really dig the twin gloves.

That jump rope is beast mode hahah 

Thank you! Yeah with the gloves I kinda ignored Sylvie‘s advice she gave in her equipment rundown, about how the design on these fancy ones fades away with time because it’s only a skin over leather. But they just looked too cool.

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This is Paradise Gym, (named after my snake business, Paradise Pythons). I have a 6 foot heavy bag, jump rope, Thai pads, focus pads and gloves. I'm planning on adding a uppercut bag to the set up. The out side area (my back yard) has my new boxing ring, I'm building the floor this weekend. Also I have a chicken coop with 3 chickens for added authenticity.

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15 hours ago, Mick Moody said:

This is Paradise Gym, (named after my snake business, Paradise Pythons). I have a 6 foot heavy bag, jump rope, Thai pads, focus pads and gloves. I'm planning on adding a uppercut bag to the set up. The out side area (my back yard) has my new boxing ring, I'm building the floor this weekend. Also I have a chicken coop with 3 chickens for added authenticity.

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You got your own ring? Ha, do you just spar in it? Better watch you don't get in trouble with your local authorities like my mate did. 

I'd met this guy 6 years before I moved to Australia and kept in touch with him, had him on facebook when that got popular. I'd always assumed he owned a Muay Thai Gym in Perth as he was always promoting events at his 'gym' on his facebook page. But when I moved to Perth I found out he'd just been running a fight club in his back yard! Once it was brought to attention of his local council they sent him an angry letter saying the police had been contacted, so he shut it down quick! I took a picture of the letter, I'll see if I can blank out the names and addresses and post it here.

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