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Old 01-24-2007, 06:52 PM   #1
James Egan
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Hey guys, this is my first post, I am new to crossfit, but I have to say everything so far is fantastic.

I have a question, I am moving into a house this summer and I want to purchase my own Olympic weight set to do the power movements. I don't have a garage in this house (I live in a college town and am able to get all my things done w/o a car). My only problem is the house is kind of old, and the floors are elevated about 1 or 2 feet off the ground. I'm wondering if doing these lifts would damage the floor underneath them, like break the wood and fall through.

I'm also wondering if buying cushions/mats would prevent or lessen the damage.

thanks a bunch.
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:07 PM   #2
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Hi James,

Welcome to CrossFit. Based on what you described, perhaps it would be best to build a platform so that the weight would be evenly distributed over the area instead of concentrated under the weights. Lots of ways to do this. See the link below for lots of articles and discussions about outfitting a CF gym. And yes, getting 3/4" rubber horse stall mats (about $40 for 4'x6') are a good investment.

http://crossfitweekendwarriors.typepad.com/homegym.htm


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Old 01-29-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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cool, it looks like i can build one out plywood and horse stall mats. I live in Athens Georgia which is kind of in the boonies and I have friends who own horses so I'm sure I can find a feed store somewhere. These builds look like exactly what I need.

I am also going to build a pull up bar and attach ring dip equipment to it, this seems like it will be easy to construct though if I just build it out of some 2X4s, pipes and 6X4s.

that website is awesome though, it has tons of ideas.
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