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Old 04-22-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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My Garage Gym Project

My whole time living in my house, I have had 0% use out of my garage due to a mass amount of "Junk" that accumulated over the years. I then woke up one day frustrated and looking to start a project before I deploy overseas. With a little bit of luck finding great deals and a large amount of help from my father, I have been able to transform my Garage from Garbage dump into what I believe is well on its way to being considered a serious gym. I know several people enjoy seeing the type of setups people have (myself included) and would like to share my project with everyone. It took 5 days time to do the full transformation and in the 5 days time my setup currently consists of:

1. 140kg bumper set (Garage Gym)
2. Rings (Garage Gym)
3. Treadmill
4. Power Rack
5.Lat Pulldown
6. Olympic Bar
7. 35# KB x2
8. Dumbell Set from 15-55
9. Slamballs > 5 of them
10. Full ROM Ab contraption
11. 2' Plyo Box (father/son creation)
12. Parallettes ABS Piping (father/son creation)
13. 5'x8' lifting platform (father/son creation)
14. Flooring: 3/4" Horse stall matting
15. Agility Ladder
16. Agility Parachute
17. Skipping Rope
18. York adjustable bench
19. another adjustable bench
20. few hundred pounds worth of iron weights
21. Whiteboard

Future additions that I will be purchasing when I come home from my deployment will be:
1. GHD
2. 20' Climbing Rope
3.C2 Rower
4. another 140kg set of bumpers / Oly Bar
5. Can't think of anything else at this time (opinions encouraged)

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Old 04-22-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: My Garage Gym Project

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Old 04-22-2010, 08:58 PM   #3
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Re: My Garage Gym Project

beautiful!

I'd say get the rower next, then GHD
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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VERY nice!
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:31 AM   #5
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Re: My Garage Gym Project

Nice work, man!
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:01 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:17 PM   #7
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Re: My Garage Gym Project

Cool man.

Quick question.

The plans for building a lifting platform (the plans posted here at crossfit, anyway) suggest using two layers of plywood underneath the rubber. Two side by side and then two more side by side but in the other direction on top, then the rubber. But, it looks like you only used one layer of plywood. I was thinking of doing that, cuz it's cheaper, but I wasn't sure how it'd hold up. So, here's the question:

how is it holding up?
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:06 PM   #8
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Cool man.

Quick question.

The plans for building a lifting platform (the plans posted here at crossfit, anyway) suggest using two layers of plywood underneath the rubber. Two side by side and then two more side by side but in the other direction on top, then the rubber. But, it looks like you only used one layer of plywood. I was thinking of doing that, cuz it's cheaper, but I wasn't sure how it'd hold up. So, here's the question:

how is it holding up?
Hey man, what i ended up doing was 3 strips of plywood. two of them are "tongue and groove" so that they can connect to eachother in the center for a bit more durability and then I had the top layer of plywood a "paint grade" piece (basically a better quality better looking piece). after that I had 2 strips of 3/4" rubber matting which I screwed to the boards with 1 1/4" floor screws and then used up a pile more screws at various parts of the platform for increased durability. I have purposely been torture testing the platform and there is still not a single fault I have noticed. Hope this helps

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:38 PM   #9
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Re: My Garage Gym Project

Nice setup! I just converted my two car garage into a gym as part of my CF New Year's Resolution. It's not as awesome as your gym, though. I lack a C2 rower, but have gotten away with subs for now. I also don't have a GHD... however I use a weighted Oly bar and my bench to get a result.

Stay safe downrange!

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Thanks for the kind words man, appreciate it!
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