Tip #1. Start with a single mat and do bodyweight workouts.
There are many CrossFit workouts that require no gear at all and you can do them easily in your driveway.
Throw in a 200 meter or 400 meter run around the block and you are starting to put a gym together now.
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This will greatly increase the number of workouts you can do.
You can hang the rings from the pull up bar. You can do toes to bar on the pull up bar.
An Olympic barbell would be next and some rubber bumper plates. You can get a heavy duty workout beater bar for under $250.
Get some recycled rubber bumper plates. Now were talking and your starting to see your garage gym transform.
The Home Gym with Jake Breakey
Do it yourself and try to make what you can. There are several pieces of equipment that you can make yourself.
Check local garage sales for used dumbbells.
If they have a little rust on them – sand it down and paint it with flat black spray paint. Easy to do.
The used sporting good store in your area is a great place to find weight plates and possibly an air-dyne bike.
Zack McGathey’s Home Garage Gym
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Only mat those areas that really need it.
We used duck tape to connect our mats together — it works.
Tip #7. Write out a budget and stick to it.
You may want to invite some of your neighbors over and they chip in a few dollars.
Slowly but surely you will find the gear you need.
Home Garage Gym with Pat Sherwood
We found an Assault Bike for $250 that had been used for a few months and then put in the back corner of a guys garage.
He was not using it at all and was happy to get rid of it. We put it in my pick up truck and hauled it back to our gym. SCORE!.
Tip #9: You can make your own gear like jump ropes, plyo – jump boxes and even weights. There are a ton of articles online like this one – that help explain how to make your own gear.
Tip #10: If there is a will there is a way. If you want to build your garage gym bad enough then you will make it happen.
I was surprised when we started building our garage gym. My buddy down the street brought over some extra mats and we cleaned them off and used them. He also helped me put up the pull up bar and some extra lighting.
Just watched your Grinder Into video. Can you give me any tips for building my own home grinder? I just cleared a nice space in my garage to set up some stuff. So what are the essentials? Seems like Tow Cable fat boy Pullup bar and rock wall are your essentials haha. I just want a serious place to begin my journey to becoming that SOF guy. Will be more then glad to post some pics on the membership arena.
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