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Old 01-25-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Wall protection for Hand Stand Push Ups

Currently in my garage gym the walls are still the contractor sheet rock/stud variety. In the near future I am planning on sealing the floor (nice) and then painting over the walls.

What ideas are out there that would be a low impact, budget friendly solution to a small 3x7 foot "screen" to protect the wall from heel drags? Likewise a 10' target far wall ball shots (as soon as I get a med ball).

Thanks! I dug through the search engine and didn't get much help there.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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Currently in my garage gym the walls are still the contractor sheet rock/stud variety. In the near future I am planning on sealing the floor (nice) and then painting over the walls.

What ideas are out there that would be a low impact, budget friendly solution to a small 3x7 foot "screen" to protect the wall from heel drags? Likewise a 10' target far wall ball shots (as soon as I get a med ball).

Thanks! I dug through the search engine and didn't get much help there.
I would think just some 1/2" cdx or or ply wood would work well. Then I would srew it to the wall at 16" centers across and 24" from top to bottom. Thats assuming that the studs in your wall are spaced every 16". That would give you 4x8 amount of space unless you had the sheet trimmed down to 3x7.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
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Re: Wall protection for Hand Stand Push Ups

I just put up whiteboard that I bought from Lowes. Works fine so far.

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:13 AM   #4
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I would think just some 1/2" cdx or or ply wood would work well. Then I would srew it to the wall at 16" centers across and 24" from top to bottom. Thats assuming that the studs in your wall are spaced every 16". That would give you 4x8 amount of space unless you had the sheet trimmed down to 3x7.
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I just put up whiteboard that I bought from Lowes. Works fine so far.

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Both are excellent suggestions!

I was thinking about something less permanent at first. You're suggestions are both functional and I think by applying a finish of sorts to the plywood it would give nice form to. My buddy is donating some leftover brickish-orange paint so it would be a nice accent in the right color while providing a low impact way to protect the wall.

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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Re: Wall protection for Hand Stand Push Ups

I used plywood, you can see it behind me in this photo...painted it black. Its only held up by like...10 wood screws, works perfect! This is the only photo I have of it on this computer..
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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Both are excellent suggestions!

I was thinking about something less permanent at first. You're suggestions are both functional and I think by applying a finish of sorts to the plywood it would give nice form to. My buddy is donating some leftover brickish-orange paint so it would be a nice accent in the right color while providing a low impact way to protect the wall.

Thanks!
Glad I could help! The good thing about just screwing it in is if you need to remove it, the screw holes are easy to patch and paint. Before you put it up just mark were your studs above and below were you are attaching it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:47 AM   #7
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Re: Wall protection for Hand Stand Push Ups

Plywood and white board work great, and I've seen CrossFit Hollywood use gymnastic mats that are wall-mounted.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:10 AM   #8
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Re: Wall protection for Hand Stand Push Ups

try going barefoot...
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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I used plywood, you can see it behind me in this photo...painted it black. Its only held up by like...10 wood screws, works perfect! This is the only photo I have of it on this computer..
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try going barefoot...
Dirty feet = dirty wall. If it could only be so simple.
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