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Old 08-13-2009, 06:33 AM   #1
Michael R Kraft
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Crossfit at home?

What would be the minimum equipment I would need to do crossfit on my own in my garage? I already have a pullup bar jump rope and boxes.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:54 AM   #2
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Re: Crossfit at home?

Run a search. This has been discussed numerous times.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:54 AM   #3
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Re: Crossfit at home?

Check out the below link. It's all about starting up at home with minimal equipment.

http://www.crossfit.com/journal/libr...nnersMay03.pdf wf/s
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:55 AM   #4
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Re: Crossfit at home?

Add a decent barbell set and something to hold it allowing you to squat, and you're good. Pretty much everything else can be subbed.

Bumper plates are preferable, of course, as are kettlebells, medicine balls, rower etc. But with a decent barbell, enough weight, somewhere to do chins and a skipping rope, you're good.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:35 AM   #5
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Re: Crossfit at home?

Check the bodyweight workout list in the Workout of the Day forum.


These are pictures of my backyard CF facility:
http://sstrains.blogspot.com/2009/08/rest-day.html
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:22 AM   #6
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Add a decent barbell set and something to hold it allowing you to squat, and you're good. Pretty much everything else can be subbed.

Bumper plates are preferable, of course, as are kettlebells, medicine balls, rower etc. But with a decent barbell, enough weight, somewhere to do chins and a skipping rope, you're good.
Or you can even make things more interesting and use sandbags.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:10 AM   #7
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Re: Crossfit at home?

For me I started with a home built sturdy pullup station made from 1" plumbing pipe from Home Depot, two kettlebells, a set of bumper plates and some matting. All you need to do a ton of WOD's.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:08 PM   #8
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Check the bodyweight workout list in the Workout of the Day forum.


These are pictures of my backyard CF facility:
http://sstrains.blogspot.com/2009/08/rest-day.html
it's wfs
That is a great gym. Did you build and weld that flat bench yourself? Also, I would be very interested in building a squat rack/platform like you did. Did you use a plan or come up with that yourself?
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:44 PM   #9
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That is a great gym. Did you build and weld that flat bench yourself? Also, I would be very interested in building a squat rack/platform like you did. Did you use a plan or come up with that yourself?
No I got the bench from someone on Craigslist along with my initial batch of Oly plates. I don't like it because the stands are too close so it essentially forces me to do a wide-grip BP.

I didn't follow any plan, just used whatever I had and whatever looked like it would work.

Each squat rack essentially consists of 3 2x4's bolted together (make the middle one shorter than the rest), a 60# bag of QuickCrete, and a 5-gallon bucket.

The lifting platform consists entirely of 2x4's and nails. I can give you a more detailed plan if you want.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:23 PM   #10
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Here is good website:

http://makeyourowngear.blogspot.com/ (WFS)

I use the squat stands 3-4 times a week and they work great. They were about $75 and it took 45 minutes to put together. I haven't gotten mine welded, but it is probably a good idea.
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