CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Equipment
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment Outfitting a serious gym. Vendors & suppliers. Devices & equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-28-2010, 10:38 AM   #1
Corey Borolien
Member Corey Borolien is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Saskatoon  SK Canada
Posts: 45
My awesome backyard workout platform

This turned out so well, I just had to share. I'm not a member at an affiliate gym and do all my working out at home now that I've got the right set up and all the equipment I need. I've gotten some friends and family on the CrossFit bandwagon and we have 2-4 group workouts a week at my place with up to 6 people joining in.

I live on a small acreage on the edge of the city so I've got room to spread out, which is nice. I built this platform with scrap lumber, some 2x4's and 2x6's and 5'x7' rubber stall mats. There's 4 stations with a pull up bar, wall ball target and a spot to hook your feet for sit ups. The overhead support is 12' which is good for ring work. And of course the 10 x 14 rubber floor is great for heavy lifting days. The surrounding grassy area has plenty of room to move during group wods. I've also measured and mowed a 400 m grass running track. With the earlier darkness, the next addition will be a string of lights to workout after dark.

I'm in the process of building a new house and this was just going to be temporary until the new house is done with a proper gym in the basement. But this outdoor gym is so awesome and gets so much use, I think it will be around for a while.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5135.JPG
Views:	20414
Size:	409.4 KB
ID:	6873  Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5138.JPG
Views:	9076
Size:	371.6 KB
ID:	6874  Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5139.jpg
Views:	4622
Size:	132.7 KB
ID:	6875  Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5002.jpg
Views:	1888
Size:	175.4 KB
ID:	6876  Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5003.JPG
Views:	1796
Size:	398.1 KB
ID:	6877  

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
Jeremy Galo
Member Jeremy Galo is offline
 
Jeremy Galo's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Gilbert  AZ
Posts: 901
Re: My awesome backyard workout platform

That is fantastic! Great work!
__________________
5'7" | 168lbs | My Gym |
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 01:45 PM   #3
Seth Spritz
Member Seth Spritz is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bradenton  FL
Posts: 257
Re: My awesome backyard workout platform

That's very nice. Love the yard. Good idea using three 2x6's (or are they 2x4's?) fastened together instead of 6x6's. I used 6x6's for my outdoor setup and they were an all around pain to deal with. What kind of base did you put under the mats?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 04:47 PM   #4
Corey Borolien
Member Corey Borolien is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Saskatoon  SK Canada
Posts: 45
Re: My awesome backyard workout platform

The center posts are 2x4's, the others are 2x6's, each is three pieces of lumber nailed together. They are sunk in the ground about 3 1/2'. Under the mats is a layer of scrap 2x8's under 1/2" plywood. The pull up bars are 1 3/8" galvanized pipe from a chain link fence company. I had a friend weld the plates on the ends and I lag bolted them on. It's a very stable platform, no sway during pull ups.

String a rope between posts and you've got a good hooverball court.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 04:48 AM   #5
Bob Butz
Member Bob Butz is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lake Ann  MI
Posts: 108
Re: My awesome backyard workout platform

Corey: You said you buried 3.5 feet of each post. Was that in concrete? And how much is sticking up above ground?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 10:04 AM   #6
Jason A Smith
Member Jason A Smith is offline
 
Jason A Smith's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Brandon  MB Canada
Posts: 2,659
Re: My awesome backyard workout platform

Nice, I like it. You best hurry up with indoor accomodations, you and I both know that winter in Saskatchewan will be upon us far too soon. Best of luck with building the new gym and.....house. I occasionally stop by Crossfit Saskatoon when I am in town. This looks like just as much fun !
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 11:23 AM   #7
Corey Borolien
Member Corey Borolien is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Saskatoon  SK Canada
Posts: 45
Re: My awesome backyard workout platform

The posts are just sunk in the dirt then compacted with a sledge hammer. The bottom of the wall ball targets are 10' and they're about 13" high by 16" wide, so the top of the posts are 11 to 13' above ground.

Jason, next time you are in town please let me know and try to come by for a workout.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 12:35 PM   #8
Stu Christensen
Member Stu Christensen is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Saskatoon  SK Canada
Posts: 864
Re: My awesome backyard workout platform

Great job buddy!! Winter is closing in fast though... heck, you can almost feel winter in the air today with the rain this morning!! Nice work though... it'll be great to have!!

(Oh, and welcome from another S'toon boy)
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 04:05 PM   #9
James R. Climer
Member James R. Climer is offline
 
James R. Climer's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Paso Robles  California
Posts: 1,148
Re: My awesome backyard workout platform

Finally, I have a reason to vacation in Saskatoon. (JK).

That setup is sweet, I love the grass 1/4-mile.
__________________
M / 51 yo / 6'0" / 205#
Paso Robles, CA
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #10
Jeff Metzger
Member Jeff Metzger is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sparta  NJ
Posts: 63
Re: My awesome backyard workout platform

What do you do in the winter? Just askin' because we have about two and a half feet of snow on the ground here and I'm wondering about the mats...and the bumpers and all that stuff. Do you just leave it be and shovel out or what?
Jeff in 'Jersey.
__________________
Jeff, CFBD 2/09, M/56/173# (began at 190#) CFT 475# (1.31.11) CFT 600# (12.26.11)
Goals: 10 strict pull-ups, bench press my BW, do a muscle-up.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Awesome PVC workout Lan Halbert Equipment 3 04-18-2010 07:53 AM
Backyard paleo Jimmy Dunn Nutrition 3 04-12-2010 07:33 AM
Backyard Lighting Glenn Hyzak Stuff and Nonsense 3 01-14-2010 06:03 AM
Backyard Workouts Paul Crush Workout Logs 1 11-05-2008 12:04 PM
Backyard pull up bar Brian Conlan Equipment 21 07-20-2008 04:58 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.