Originally Posted by Brad Normand
so after doing some research I found a bunch of threads listing what people use in their garage's, at home, or outside. I made a list of what I thought would be the best equipment. Let me know what you think and if I should add anything:
- Olympic Bar with 400LBS of weight
- Ab Wheel
- Medicine Balls (one light/one heavy)
- Weighted back pack
- Plyo box 30"
- Pull-up Bar
- Kettle Balls
- Squat Rack
- Large Tire
- Rubber matting for floor
- Dumbbells 15, 20, 40, 60
I think you would be better off with a 20" plyobox, then use something else to adjust the height up. You can always make something taller, but its hard to make them shorter.
The Ab Wheel is unneccesarry for CrossFit, but you might look into an abmat. Seems a lot of affiliates use them.
Large Tires are neat, but they take up a lot of space and they probably don't get used that often. Instead of tire flips, you can do clean and jerk. You might think about getting most of your weight in rubber bumpers. Look into Wright Exercise Equipment and contact Jason Hughes there. 1.00/pound. Much mor eversatile than iron.
Kettle Bells you will want a 1 pood, 1.5 pood and 2 pood.
Dumbells, the only workouts that I know of using dumbells off the top of my head is Bager (40# one arm dumbell snatch) and some overhead walking lunges with 15 or 20 pounds. So you could get by buying 1 of each of those sizes and be pretty well covered.
I would recommend a jump rope (licorice style jump ropes are like 3.00 and are pretty durable and quick enough)
I use a weight vest from time to time. It is far better than a backpack because the weight is distrubted around your entire torso. If you will be doing weighted pull ups, then I would recommend a belt for that as well.
The squat stands that Patrick showed would work fine. There are also steel ones that are available on ebay that some guys seem to like (there is a review thread in here some where). Look into having them built locally as well, you my get a heck of a deal.
Hope that helps,