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Old 10-24-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

I just got permission from the boss to use some of our warehouse space as a crossfit gym. Our corner is about 21 x 16, so we should have plenty of room. I just had a question as to how to hang the rings. The white I-Beams are about 15-20 feet off the ground, so my ring straps aren't quite long enough. Should I wrap a chain around the I-Beam and have a pipe at the end to hang the rings off of? What is the ideal height to have the ring mount at? I want to be able to adjust the rings all the way down to the floor, and raise them up enough to be able to do muscle ups (eventually). We have 2 pairs of elite rings that we would need to hang. I have a power rack for pull ups, so I'm not worried about the pull up bar right now.

Also...should I cover my whole space with the stall mats? I really don't know how much space I would need covered.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

I have the Tyler Rings. I have since taken off the adjustable straps and I have replaced the adjustable straps with a loop of flat webbing that is MUSCLE UP mode, when connected directly to the I-bolts in my garage ceiling at 9 feet. I then have sections of climbing rope that I use to extend the rings down to DIP mode or down to PUSHUP mode. All connections are made with climbing carabiners.

You could do something similar, you just need to get a point of attachment for muscle ups that does not require you to haul in a ladder every time. IMHO you would want each ring individually attached to the beam, this is more like a standard ring setup, with a long length above the rings.

The benefits of the fixed positions is an end to the messing around getting the rings level every time...and I can just as easily unclip them to stow them out of the way without the full detach of the adjustable webbing thing.

Don't think that each individual needs their 'own' height for these movements. Set it for the tallest person and others can get on it with a box if necessary.

If this is not clear, I can post a picture tonight.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:57 PM   #3
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Re: New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

Yeah, I was thinking at least 3 chains if I use the pipe idea..one on either end and one in the middle...the webbing is a pretty good idea too though. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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Re: New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

Nick,
I would use chains to make up the difference in space required. Attach the chain to the I-Beams, attach the elite rings to the chain.

Stall Mats are great. If you can afford to cover the whole area I would. Stall mats allow you to drop DB's, KB,s and Bumper plates at will with little consequence. Most of my box is covered in stall mats and I just ordered enough to finish the job.

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Old 10-27-2007, 04:49 AM   #5
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Re: New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

Just got the plywood and stall mats to do our flooring/lifting platforms. Here are a couple day 1 progress pics. We don't have much yet, but it's a start.
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:52 AM   #6
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Re: New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

Looks like a great start.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:19 AM   #7
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Re: New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

Did the WOD today in there on the power rack....not quite as good as I had hoped. Can a wall mounted pull up bar be safely mounted to the cinder block wall?

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Old 11-03-2007, 01:19 PM   #8
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Re: New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

Picked up the York power rack for my buddy today...ordered it from Allison Foreman and picked it up in York. Everyone involved in the whole transaction was great to deal with. I would highly recommend York products to any crossfitter. All we need now is bumpers, a GHD, and a couple C2 rowers.
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:22 PM   #9
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Re: New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

sweet set up..... open to the public or just you guys working out?
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:24 PM   #10
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Re: New Warehouse Gym Space...Couple questions

I am not sure of your exact needs but what I did was hang one pair of rings at MU/PU height which never get adjusted and another at a lower height which can be easily adjusted for dips, pushups, rows...whatever is needed. This works great with a single or few people working out but could get backed up if you have a group.
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