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Old 01-16-2009, 01:11 AM   #1
Ramon Gomez
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Thank you CrossFit community!

So, as of tomorrow, I'll have been doing CrossFit for a month. I started out a few months ago with the idea of building a home gym, and enlisted one other person to work out with me.

Me: "I need to know what I need to build a semi-complete CrossFit home gym"
Community: "Hey, here's a PDF with all sorts of information in it for you!"

Once the gym was built and we could start using it...

Me: "Wow...how the hell do I do *this* workout"
Community: "Look at all of these great instructional videos!"

Me: "Hmmm...I'd like to know the mechanics of these workouts so I understand them better."
Community: "Cool! Check out Starting Strength!" (the best book purchase I've ever made in the fitness section)

Me: "Ok, now I'd like to get more serious about my nutrition"
Community: "Everyone's opinion is different, but look at all of these threads where it's discussed in great detail!"

I'm consistently amazed at how much great information is on the web site and in the forums, how helpful and supportive the community is, and when it gets down to it, how GREAT the workouts are.
My little two person workout group has grown to seven, four of whom are there for every workout. CrossFit is catching on like wildfire!
The best part? After just a month, people are already commenting on the changes in my body shape, and my strength has improved dramatically.
Wowowow is CrossFit awesome. Results speak for themselves.
Thanks, CrossFit community, for being so supportive and awesome!
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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Re: Thank you CrossFit community!

Very cool, Ramon.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:07 AM   #3
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Re: Thank you CrossFit community!

Well, good job Ramon. Your thread also points out how useful "search" can be!

Wait until you start reading all the blogs and linked websites, that is where the info. overload really kicks in (Robb Wolf, PM, ************, etc.)

Good luck!
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:00 PM   #4
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Re: Thank you CrossFit community!

Awesome...glad you are part of the community!
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:13 PM   #5
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Re: Thank you CrossFit community!

What equipment did you end up getting?
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:44 PM   #6
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Re: Thank you CrossFit community!

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What equipment did you end up getting?
I actually just got the last piece of equipment in today...a squat rack. I intend to take pictures of the garage gym so I should probably post them here soon.
My gym is meant to accommodate a variety of scalings for the WoDs, and some specialized stuff for our specific needs. The equipment I installed:

* 3/4" rubber stall mats
* Gymnastics rings
* Squat rack
* Oly bar
* Wright bumper plates (I believe at this point I have around 400 lbs after adding some smaller orders to my original large one)
* BOB (primarily because the gym is meant to be used by professional wrestlers, and we use it to work on our strikes)
* A couple expensive jump ropes
* Kettlebells - 2, 1.5, 1, .5, .25 pood
* Bowflex Selecttech 1090 dumbbells
* A wall-mounted dip station
* A stationary bike station (one of the guys is around 340 lbs and we use this to sub for running for him)
* My old Bowflex (which I only ever visit for rowing nowadays)
* A bike (used to allow someone to accompany the girls on their occasional runs alone at night)
* Two doorway pull-up bars
* An ab roller

As you can probably guess, my garage is a little on the large size. It cost a small fortune, but it's fully stacked at this point.
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