My Professional Home Gym Is Finally Gone

Everything is gone, the entire home gym, save for the mirrors, and I have a semi-firm commitment from a guy that says he’ll come by and pick them up on Tuesday (election day, don’t forget!).

All the bars and bumper plates went to a guy who owns a strongman-themed gym in New London, CT. The power rack, leg press, large dumbbell set and other varia went to a male nurse (I think – not the maleness, I know the guy’s a dude, but him being a nurse) from Hartford, CT (you still need to pick up the rest of the dumbbells, Rob). The small dumbbell set and various plates went to a doctor from Shelton, CT. A cop from Massachusetts bought a pulldown/lat row machine. All the rest was just picked up by a Ghanese lawyer and his buddy currently living in MA who are buying up stuff left and right for a planned commercial gym in Accra, Ghana (I kid you not).

When all is said and done I figure I got the minimum I was willing to accept when I first advertised the home gym for sale back in August (not counting the damage to my garage caused by the Ghanese lawyer trying to back in a van that just wouldn’t fit), and I got figuratively raped on several occasions.

Thanks to everybody who came to my house whether you bought something or not, and to those who did, I hope the equipment will bring you joy and happiness and big muscles and stuff (a free banana for the first person who gets the reference). To those who made an appointment and never showed up: SUCK A BAG OF DICKS!

This marks the end of an era for me. At 54 (55 in a few weeks) I have abandoned all ambition of making any sort of comeback in the bodybuilding field. I’m just too fucking old and have too many injuries. Not to say that I’ll never work out again, but I have nothing left to prove. I’ll be content being a moderately fit senior citizen. There’s a new Edge Fitness location just a few miles down the road from where I live and I might just sign up. Even if I hate chain gyms.

Monster Sized Home Gym For The Serious Trainee For Sale

Due to old age, poor health and general lack of motivation, the following semi-pro/pro gym equipment is for sale. You would definitely have the most badass gym on your street, or you could supplement your professional/commercial gym.

  • Dumbbell set #1: 15 – 140 pounds in 5-pound increments. ***SOLD***
  • Dumbbell set #2: 3 – 60 pounds on 10-pound increments. ***SOLD***
  • Rack that fits all dumbbells. ***SOLD***
  • 10 (ten) 45-pound olympic bumpers. ***SOLD***
  • 24 (twenty-four) 45-pound olympic steel plates. ***SOLD***
  • 4 (four) 35-pound olympic steel plates. ***SOLD***
  • 4 (four) 25-pound olympic steel plates. ***SOLD***
  • 10 (ten) 10-pound olympic steel plates. ***SOLD***
  • 8 (eight) 5-pound olympic steel plates. ***SOLD***
  • 4 (four) 2.5-pound olympic steel plates. ***SOLD***
  • 4 (four) 1.25-pound magnetic disc plates. ***SOLD***
  • Power rack w/ various attachments (see photos). ***SOLD***
  • Angled, counter-balanced Smith Machine. ***SOLD***
  • Selectorized lat pulldown/seated row machine. ***SOLD***
  • Plate loaded lat pulldown/seated row machine. ***SOLD***
  • Plate loaded upper body/chest/triceps machine. ***SOLD***
  • Plate loaded seated shoulder press/side lateral combo machine. ***SOLD***
  • Heavy duty plate loaded leg press machine. ***SOLD***
  • Plate loaded leg extension/leg curl combo machine. ***SOLD***
  • Selectorized bicep curl machine. ***SOLD***
  • Selectorized internal/external shoulder rotator machine. ***SOLD***
  • Adjustable incline/flat/decline bench. ***SOLD***
  • Flat bench. ***SOLD***
  • Seated straight-back bench w/foot supports. ***SOLD***
  • Sit-up bench. ***SOLD***
  • 2 (two) olympic plate racks. ***SOLD***
  • 1 (one) 7-foot Ivanko olympic bar. ***SOLD***
  • 1 (one) 7-foot cambered safety olympic squat. ***SOLD***
  • 1 (one) 7-foor olympic EZ curl bar (fits on power rack). ***SOLD***

All plate loaded machines are for olympic plates.

Also:

  • 3 (three) 6′ x’4′ thick (1/4″) mirrors w/beveled edges. ***SOLD***
  • 2 (two) 5′ x’4′ thick (1/4″) mirrors w/beveled edges.

(I’ll probably list the mirrors separately elsewhere.)

I would VERY MUCH prefer to sell everything in one go (and will give a very good deal in such a case), but will consider splitting up. I will NOT, however, sell a few plates here and a couple of dumbbells there. “Logical” chunks only.

Please understand that I’ve been a gym rat my entire life and know the value of this equipment. I am, however, a gentle and reasonable man and will consider any reasonable and sincere offers. Time to haggle!

Local pickup only: Zip 06482