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Old 08-03-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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First Thread - My CF Home Gym - In the Works

Hey Everyone,

I've been working on my home gym. My father in-law (aka The Captain) and I built some stacking plyo boxes today and they are officially the newest member of my home gym family. I need to get some grip tape for the tops and I plan to varnish them sometime this week or next.

I've also attached pics of other parts of my gym too. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have some Wright Rubber weights courtesy of Craigslist to add to my recently acquired squat rack and bench courtesy of Craigslist again. There's also a fitness ball that is pictured in the background. I also use an ab wheel but I call it "The Ab Smasher" due to its ridiculously amazing ability to destroy me time and time again.

Some of my other home gym triumphs include 3 home made medicine balls 8lbs, 12lbs, & 16lbs. My rowing machine is probably from the 80's but frankly I don't have the kind of money that allows me to purchase a Concept II. As you can also see in the pics attached I've made the parallettes courtesy of Crossfit Journal for the hand stand push ups I cant do yet.

I just need a few more kettle bells, some dumbbells, and the 3 more horse mats. My father-in-law and I already have plans on putting together a pull up/rings bar using black pipe. If we can, we'll have that up in the next few months. It's hard to find time to work together as he works odd days and times and I'm a M-F guy.

The pics were taken at different times so you see things laying around and my mats in different places as I acquired fitness gear.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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Re: First Thread - My CF Home Gym - In the Works

Excellent.

For whatever it's worth, I don't really find it necessary to have any sort of landing material for the jump box. Our gym tacks some black matting on theirs, and I'm used to that, but the one that I have at home doesn't have it and I don't miss it at all.

A minor expense though. Put it on there if you really feel the need.

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Old 08-03-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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Excellent.

For whatever it's worth, I don't really find it necessary to have any sort of landing material for the jump box. Our gym tacks some black matting on theirs, and I'm used to that, but the one that I have at home doesn't have it and I don't miss it at all.

A minor expense though. Put it on there if you really feel the need.

- Mark
Yeah I'll be honest I've wavering between the tape and nothing...i just don't want to box tops to get too junky due to my garage floor being a unquenchable dust bowl. Seems like no amount of sweeping and vacuuming with the wet dry vac can make the dust cease. Hoping to cover up some of the stank over time.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:49 PM   #4
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Re: First Thread - My CF Home Gym - In the Works

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Excellent.

For whatever it's worth, I don't really find it necessary to have any sort of landing material for the jump box. Our gym tacks some black matting on theirs, and I'm used to that, but the one that I have at home doesn't have it and I don't miss it at all.

A minor expense though. Put it on there if you really feel the need.

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+1. Mine have nothing on top and never had a problem.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:15 AM   #5
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+1. Mine have nothing on top and never had a problem.
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Excellent.

For whatever it's worth, I don't really find it necessary to have any sort of landing material for the jump box. Our gym tacks some black matting on theirs, and I'm used to that, but the one that I have at home doesn't have it and I don't miss it at all.

A minor expense though. Put it on there if you really feel the need.

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James & Mark, you guys rock...I'll roll with it then and just do bare tops...I'll just do the varnish so they look somewhat presentable and we're good..thanks for the info.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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Hey Everyone,
Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have some Wright Rubber weights courtesy of Craigslist to add to my recently acquired squat rack and bench courtesy of Craigslist again.
Well I got my rubber bumper plates today to add to my home gym...super stoked!!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:38 AM   #7
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Re: First Thread - My CF Home Gym - In the Works

I like it, looks great!
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:54 AM   #8
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Re: First Thread - My CF Home Gym - In the Works

If you want when you varnish your plyo boxes add some sand to the varnish that will add grip without buying tape. smitty
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Excellent.

For whatever it's worth, I don't really find it necessary to have any sort of landing material for the jump box. Our gym tacks some black matting on theirs, and I'm used to that, but the one that I have at home doesn't have it and I don't miss it at all.

A minor expense though. Put it on there if you really feel the need.

- Mark
Hey Mark,

Good point in each direction, looks like the boxes are working out a-ok without the rubber mat or grip tape tops...I'll do what they did in the 70's wait till I get hurt and then make a law in my home gym against not having grip tape or rubber tops
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If you want when you varnish your plyo boxes add some sand to the varnish that will add grip without buying tape. smitty
Hey Smitty,

Yeah the varnish helped a lot with the tops looks like everything is working out great with them. I figure I have a better chance of not making up the 24" box to the top and just grazing it and eating crap than making it and slipping off...
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